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Visual Communications

Visual Communication distance learning with OCA

Illustration, graphic design, printmaking, book design; these are just some of the key skills and disciplines that make up what it is to be a visual communicator. It’s not about necessarily specialising in one area but taking pieces from each to create innovative solutions.

Throughout your online visual communication course, you’ll blend practice and techniques from different visual disciplines to create your own visual language, used in telling your own stories or those of clients. You’ll learn the techniques of book binding and mesh that with graphic fiction and illustrating for a client among others.

What is an online visual communication course?

An online course in visual communication design is a fantastic way to pursue your creative studies in a way that suits your life. This means that you can enjoy studying while continuing to honour any existing professional or personal responsibilities, such as childcare.

Even though the course is delivered through remote learning tools, an online visual communication course can still give you the support and expert tutelage that would be offered at a physical college or university. This means that you can take advantage of the flexibility of the distance learning programme without compromising on the quality of your studies.

Enrol onto a visual communication design course online

If this sounds like the space for you, our BA (Hons) Visual Communications is the answer. If you’re wishing to specialise in one of these fields, then you could look at the BA (Hons) Graphic Design, or BA (Hons) Illustration too.

OCA’s online visual communications courses are open access. This means that you can apply to enrol even if you’ve not completed a formal qualification in art – we believe anyone should be able to pursue artistic study, regardless of experience.

BA (Hons) Visual Communications

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