This Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Communications degree program gives students the opportunity to learn the principles, practical applications and methodologies used to complete competent and creative graphic solutions for specified design problems. Coursework is structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they acquire the knowledge and skills common to digital design professionals.
The Visual Communication program at American InterContinental University is designed to educate and develop artistic and imaginative students in the fields of commercial art and design. Emphasis is placed on the development of thinking process and the ability to solve design problems creatively. Students can learn the principles, practical applications, technologies, and methodologies used in solving complex design problems in a creative and unique manner. Graduates of the program should be able to apply their knowledge to become leaders in their field.
The AIU BFA in Visual Communication gives students the opportunity to learn the principles, practical applications and methodologies used to complete competent and creative graphic solutions for specified design problems. In this industry-focused curriculum, students can learn how to:
13.5 credit (3 classes, 1 quarter) £4170 Home students and £4260 Non-home studentsStart date January,March,July,October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Total General Education Requirements 54
Total General Elective Requirements 13.5
LOWER DIVISION CORE
Total Lower Division Core Requirements 27
UPPER DIVISION CORE
Total Upper Division Core Requirements 31.5
Specialization Requirements 54
Total Bachelor Degree Requirements 180
*The Generalist specialization provides students the opportunity to transfer in or take specialization courses in any area of Visual Communication. The courses below are suggestions but may be substituted for any upper level course in the Visual Communication discipline.
Design Electives 54
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 5.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
To be considered for admission, first-time students and transfer applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
English Proficiency and English as a Second Language
Prospective students whose first language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency prior to admission. Accepted methods for the demonstration of English proficiency at AIU include but are not limited to:
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than American InterContinental University.
AIU offers several scholarship and grants options. For more information see the link section "financial aid" and their catalogue.