Visual Communication Design

The Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design encompasses and integrates graphic design and interactive design while offering additional study addressing advanced concepts and a changing technological landscape.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Visual Communication Design

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


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Degree Overview

Students are prepared to collaborate with other design disciplines in technology, user experience, and creative problem-solving.

The BSVCD program’s learning objectives strive to enable students to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in design literacy: history, trends, practices
  • Demonstrate knowledge in theory and principles of perception, visual language, and cultural context.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in industry methods and approaches through a portfolio of completed design projects including:
    • Design process
    • Industry-relevant technical skills and tools.
    • Ability to adapt and respond nimbly to emerging forms, media, tools, and methods, Prototyping, The Iterative process,
    • Research, Creative thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to work collaboratively.
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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Through this programe you will gain the ability to demonstrate proficiency in user experience design including system design, interactive prototyping, research, and user testing

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.