University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus ' home to the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design ' you will work alongside students from film, photography, music, fashion and journalism, in a unique hothouse of creative opportunity. You will be able to work in dedicated, high'specification studios, supported by established tutors with practices in illustration, visual communication, film and fine art. The course reflects the fast'changing opportunities in art, design and new media, and offers a broad and interdisciplinary approach to image making within visual communication, recognising the changing contexts and new opportunities continually evolving with emerging technologies. There is a significant focus on socially engaged practice, providing a framework that is not just commercial but encourages deeper enquiry and awareness of the wider social contexts and implications of visual communication production.

Course Modules

The course is comprised of: Drawing; illustration practice; printmaking and book art; digital media; 3'dimensions; critical studies; professional practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level CCC-BB
  • SQA Higher CCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) M1
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM

Key Course Information

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77% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 63%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 79%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 80
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 0

42% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 61%

Total Practical: 39%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation