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BA (Hons) Communication Design

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Tuition Fee AED 67,704
  • Country Rank-
  • Duration48 Months
  • Score IELTS: 6

Program Overview

Communication Design is constantly evolving across a wide range of industry sectors and our BA (Hons) programme supports students to develop creative, critical and technical skills that reflect this change as well as anticipate the needs of future evolution in this sector. The programme structure allows students to undertake a cross-disciplinary path of study with a main focus on Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography.

The Communication Design programme develops three key areas of conceptual, applied and entrepreneurial forms of communicating information through a variety of media. The evolving technological components, growing ease of social media and globalisation of communication require the design and interpretation of information to transcend beyond existing industrial and capitalistic formats.

This new type of communication design deals with collaborative experiences, socially dynamic and inclusive agendas, and provides key forms for critical informational research. This programme enables studio cooperative learning within a life-centred design approach in four evolving areas: Graphic Design (inclusive illustration), photography, moving image/animation,  and interaction design (UX/UI).

This is further supported by courses in Art direction and Storytelling, Design Branding, Advanced practice and evaluation, Critical and Contextual Studies and Global Fashion Management. These courses also focus on the key element of entrepreneurship and will prepare students for a variety of roles within the design industry and beyond including film, media, and social enterprise. In the end, it promotes a new type of student for a new type of world, where the disciplinary divisions are erased to promote a transdisciplinary approach to design.


Why study Communication Design at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus?

  • To develop socially-aware creatives in entrepreneurially engaged, evidenced-based communication design.

  • To encourage critical engagement with entrepreneurial social enterprise within and with creative industries.

  • To maintain strong industry connections worldwide particularly within MENASA (Middle East North Africa South Asia) and the European Union.

  •  To promote sustainable, life-centred, socio-political communication design, development, and research.

Cost Of Studying At Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Interest rates as low as 8.9% *


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