In 2019, UAL declared a Climate Emergency. In response, LCC's Design School set an ambitious Sustainability Action Plan in place to fully embed responsible practices within the curriculum and in everything we do.
As part of this initiative, we’ve shaped our courses around social and environmental sustainability principles that ensure learning outcomes reflect the urgent need to equip you with the understanding, skills and values to foster a more sustainable planet. Our aim is to change the way our students think, and to empower you to work towards a sustainable future.
MA Unit (60 Credits)
MA Design for Visual Communication involves one unit, totalling 60 credits. The unit takes place over the Autumn and Spring terms (1 and 2), and you'll have the opportunity to apply during the Summer term (Term 3) of your Postgraduate Diploma.
This unit will support a broad range of practical and research ambitions by enabling you to develop both a practice project and a critical report or thesis that reflects on your area of specialism or study.
It facilitates a broad range of practical and research ambitions, and will encourage you to inform your research and development work through collaboration, relevant professional practice, and participatory research and interdisciplinary methods.
Supported by a personal tutor who can offer guidance on both the theoretical and technical aspects of your work – alongside additional help from staff and peers across LCC - you’ll develop your self-directed project in an identified and agreed area of specialist practice.
You may decide to explore practical and social challenges in areas such as: the role of design in civic management, the Climate Crisis, social change, information design and visualisation, health and social care, accessibility, education, and urban life.
Assessment takes the form of ongoing individual, peer and staff formative assessment through research and development critiques, as well as small group project reviews.
Summative assessment is through the submission of:
- A digital project portfolio which demonstrates your research and development process.
- A critical reflexive report on your subject of study and the development of your project, which is delivered as a pre-recorded presentation or text.