Our Design and Visual Communication degree offers a highly focused, multi-disciplinary, practice-based programme of study, that both challenges and develops those aspiring towards creative roles in the media industry.
Why study Creative Media?
A commitment to the fundamental skills of creative problem solving sits at the heart of this degree, which aims to provide students with a creative toolkit which they can apply to a wide variety of careers.
With approximately one in five new jobs in London within the creative industries, Design and Visual Communication will provide you with a broad and thorough knowledge of a range of key practical techniques underpinned with theoretical understanding.
Designers and film-makers within a modern, global information economy understand that information flows seamlessly from page to screen, the screen transitions elegantly from fixed to mobile, and content must be effective whilst stationary or in motion.
Throughout the degree, you will develop a comprehensive set of transferable skills in a range of disciplines including photography, magazine design, motion graphics, film-making and many more.
You will also be offered opportunities to channel your own personal passions and interests into your assessments to create beautiful and effective visuals whilst also communicating story and meaning in ways that can be widely understood.
Why St Mary's?
The course runs alongside our degrees in Film and Digital Production and Film and Screen Media and offers you the chance to experience a wide variety of modules before specialising in the discipline of your choice.
Our students benefit from an extremely accessible teaching staff, made up of research academics as well as industry professionals and we are located only a short train ride away from the heart of London's film and design industries.
While it is imperative that creativity is at the core of your student experience, you must also learn the art of compromise and negotiation, and as such we will focus on working with, and for, clients (from pitch through to delivery) throughout the programme. We believe that this core structure offers a perfect blend of simplicity and clarity that will enable you to establish yourself as a key player in the creative future.
- Study with media professionals and international and national experts in the creative media industries
- A location that places students at the gateway to London’s thriving creative industries
- Live briefs and links to industry embedded throughout the programme
- Exciting study trips and opportunities for work experience in the media and creative industries.
- Specialist pathways in film-making, web design, motion graphics, magazine design, digital art and many more
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus in South West London