Wolverhampton School of Art

BA (Hons) Visual Communication

With traditional boundaries constantly being eroded and reformed creative professionals must be much more agile and fluid in thinking and approach than they ever were.


This course will encourage you to be far more intuitive and diverse in your approach to Illustration and Graphic Design and help you to define your role within these exciting, challenging and rewarding professions. Course staff are industry professionals with a range of expertise and diverse experience.






Career development

Emphasis is placed on developing both Illustration and Graphic Design Skills, employing a cross disciplinary approach to your practice, with a large proportion of our alumni working in the creative industries either as freelance practitioners in publishing, editorial, children’s books and animation or in specialist areas such as: design consultancies, advertising agencies, brand planners, TV, web and multimedia companies, computer game companies, media content suppliers, exhibition designers, packaging consultants, publishing companies (books, magazines, newspapers), in house design studios and information design companies. Some have entered fields such as model making for the UK film industry and many exhibit regularly.

We’re also proactive in assisting start-up companies and freelance careers in industry.

A proportion of students will opt for further study either at Master’s level or will undertake a PGCE if their ambitions are in the teaching or art therapy professions.

Recent Student and graduate successes

  • Our students have already had work published in magazines and exhibited at nationally respected galleries; a number of our students are currently working on live projects either directly through the subject or with contacts made through the Creative Studio within the School of Art & Design.
  • Our students work for a range of design agencies and studios or set up creative businesses.

"Underpinning all of the practical tuition was the excellent professional guidance, which was vital in giving insight through formal talks with practitioners and discussions with the lecturers who all possess a wealth of industry experience."
Ian Dodds – Illustrator/Designer

Further information:


Course leader: John Clementson, johnclementson@wlv.ac.uk