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MA Visual Communication

Our programmes offer professional skills development to support our students as they progress within industry, self-employment (in the Creative Industries sector) and further Level 7 and 8 studies.

<p>Alumni of our Graduate School pursue careers in the fields of fine art, craft and design, as practising artists, teachers, curators, and as gallery, theatre and technical professionals. Others go on to prepare for doctoral study, and set up viable projects as socially engaged and community-based practitioners.</p> <p>The second module offers an opportunity to test out the practices being investigated by individual students within an appropriate, live setting.</p>

Our Graduates

Alan Qualtrough
<p dir="ltr">Alan first graduated from Arts University Plymouth in 2016 with a First Class Honours in BA (Hons) Graphic Design. He returned to the university in 2018 to gain his Masters in Visual Communication with a Distinction. <br /><br />Alan owns the Kiss &amp; Bite Press, a letterpress art practice and print studio based in Ocean Studios, Plymouth. From there, now runs workshops in letterpress printing, linocut and typography, with a focus on the aesthetic and tactile qualities of setting and printing type by hand.<br /><br />Alan is also a practicing letterpress artist, graphic designer and typographer and has exhibited work in the UK and US. He has also trained alongside internationally renowned typographers Erik Spiekermann and Alan Kitching.<br /></p>
Amy Pike Lecturer on BA Hons Graphic Design and MA Visual Communication at Arts University Plymouth
<p dir="ltr">Amy began her career in 2016 in the sports industry as a graphic designer for the <a href="https://www.exeterchiefs.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Exeter Chiefs</a> rugby club and Sandy Park Stadium. While at the Chiefs, she led rebranding efforts for parts of Sandy Park stadium and developed a new visual brand for the 2019/20 season. Her work has been showcased to audiences of over 250,000 people through features on BT Sport, and she has also created artwork for England Rugby and the city of Exeter. Additionally, she gained valuable experience collaborating with other well-known sporting brands such as RedBull. </p> <p>Following her successful industry work, Amy pursued a Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication at Arts University Plymouth, graduating with Distinction in November 2021. She then joined Arts University Plymouth in February 2022 as a lecturer for the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course, Distance Learning programs, and as the specialist tutor for MA Visual Communication. Amy has also launched her own project, <a href="https://www.theplaymethod.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The Play Method</a>, and is currently working towards a PhD focused on play theory and creative practice.</p>

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