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MA Visual Communication

Our Postgraduate Centre is home to a cross-disciplinary community of makers and thinkers, all of whom are seeking a critical space in which to interrogate and push the boundaries of their specialist interests and working practices. Your learning will be supported by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching.

Tom Milnes Portrait

Dr Tom Milnes

Senior Lecturer & Course Leader for Postgraduate
<p dir="ltr">Tom Milnes is an artist, curator and researcher based in Plymouth, UK. He is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of Postgraduate Studies at Arts University Plymouth.</p> <p dir="ltr">Milnes’ research practice explores the materiality of technology, engaging with the cultural impact of 3D imaging media through glitch practice and Media Archaeology. He holds a Ph.D. from Falmouth University, with his thesis concentrating on glitch practices in 3D photogrammetry, and his research interests include Post-Digital processes, online cultures, and 3D image aesthetics. Milnes has recently published research papers with the Journal of Artistic Research and Visual Resources.<br /></p> <p dir="ltr">Milnes has exhibited internationally including at: W139 - Amsterdam , iMKONSTHALL, Sweden, AND/OR - London, The Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia - Gdansk, and Gyeonggi International Biennale - Korea. Milnes has recently exhibited at FORMAT International Photography Festival. He is the curator and founder of the online platforms Digital Artist Residency and Polygon Palm.<br /></p>
Amy Pike Lecturer on BA Hons Graphic Design and MA Visual Communication at Arts University Plymouth

Amy Pike

MA Subject Tutor
<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>