The Postgraduate Diploma is designed to build design skills even if you are relatively new to the subject of graphic design. The course provides you with a strong, vocational portfolio and is also useful in building your confidence to undertake further postgraduate study at Masters level.
This course would benefit people from a diverse range of professional backgrounds who wish to enhance their visual communication skills. Previous students have used these skills to present legal research or financial data in a clear and engaging manner.
The course recognises that graphic design is one of the most important and influential of what has become known as the creative industries and that it contributes significantly, directly and indirectly, to our economic and cultural well-being.
- The Postgraduate Diploma is an intensive, full-time course
- Supports career conversion, step up to Masters study and the acquisition of visual communication skills for your professional practice
- Ideal for those with a more developed design-related portfolio
Please note: We expect students to begin the course with a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Software is not taught on the course.
London College of Communication offers Short Courses in portfolio building and the relevant software skills.
Access to facilities
Students need to be aware that access to our technical facilities are between working hours: 9am-5pm and Monday to Friday.
What our graduates say
"I have never had as much fun designing and working hard as I did during the course. The intensity and high expectations make you push your limits and allow you to explore your own way of design".
Jordi Canals, MISTD, Designer SEA Design and OPX
"During my year at LCC, I felt very supported by my tutors and LCC’s staff, all helping me to bring my projects to life. The course gave me not only solid graphic foundations but also the key to unleash my creativity and orientate my career towards a successful future".
Margot Lombaert, Proprietor – Margot Lombaert Studio
"The course gave me the chance to explore various styles of graphic design and media including print, typography and even digital engagement.
This course enabled me to build up my portfolio which resulted in being employed at Interbrand Japan and winning various global awards including Reddot award, IF award and many others".
Hiroyuki Suzuki – Senior Designer, Interbrand, Japan
"I would recommend this course to anyone interested in gaining a solid foundation in visual communication and information design... it's during the course that I developed an interest for data visualisation – which is still fuelling my practice ten years later.
LCC has had a lasting impact on my life both professionally and socially".
Valentina D'Efilippo – Co-Author, The Infographic History of the World, Creative Director, Signal Noise, Infographic Storytelling Masterclass, The Guardian
What the industry says about us
"We have employed several graduates from this course and they have never failed to impress. The course is highly unusual. Applicants are not necessarily from a design background, arriving at LCC well versed in other subjects instead. It is this that gives them the edge as design practitioners. Graphic design is, after all, all about the rest of the world".
Lucienne Roberts, AGI, MISTD, FRSA – Founder and director of design studio LucienneRoberts+ Graphic design for publishing house GraphicDesign&
"The Design for Visual Communication course continues to be a great source of lively, spirited, creative minds. This is exactly what design needs, and long may it continue".
Jonathan Ellery – Browns Design, 2019
"The postgraduate Design for Visual Communication course at London College of Communication is the best of its type in Britain, and internationally.
I say this with confidence, having been involved with operating courses and examining at a variety of levels in several European and Asian countries".
Ian McLaren – McLaren Design
Mode of Study
Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication is in Full Time mode which runs for 30 weeks. You will be expected to commit 40 hours per week to study.