Communication Design

Robert Gordon University


This course develops an extensive understanding of Communication Design and nurtures the
development of the creative, critical and technical skills necessary to pursue a career within today’s ever-evolving communication design professions, across a broad range of industry sectors.

Through the investigation of traditional techniques and the latest digital technologies, the syllabus explores the application of graphics, illustration and photography by way of studio based multi-disciplinary practice, whilst competition briefs and industry-led projects place an emphasis on the professional and commercial setting. Studio activities are supported and enriched by a programme of critical theory-based study exploring design culture and context through a series of lectures and seminars with further opportunities to participate in international study trips and industry-based placements with leading companies and designers.

In Year 3, you will make an informed decision as to which subjects and aspects of the discipline you
wish to focus on: Graphic Design; Illustration; Photography.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements:

Standard entry:
3 Highers at BBC including English or another English based subject and Art and Design. Interview and portfolio.

Widening access entry:
3 Highers at CCC including English or another English based subject and Art and Design. Interview and portfolio.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Gray's School of Art

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

Related courses by level

Other Qualifications

Related job profiles

No related job profiles.

Computing General

IT Security

IT Support

Related courses by level

HNC and HND Other Qualifications

Programming and Development

Systems and Networks

Web and Multimedia