Primrose1267
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Literally have no expansion, other than what is it?
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'Graphic design' is... er... graphic design.

'Communication design' is a slightly wider term that could incorporate a wider range of mediums/skills such as film, audio, or advertising/marketing.

"Graphic and communication design' is a course name designed to encourage applications from people that search for 'Graphic design' and 'Communication design' on UCAS or Google.

Basically, it's a graphic design course.
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Hey there!

We have a Graphic Communication course here at PCA.
I've extracted some information from our course page which can be found here

There’s never been a more exhilarating time to study graphic design as a discipline, as companies strive to cultivate culture and connect with their audience in new and unexpected ways. Discover what it takes to influence public conscience, capture imagination and provoke discussion through effective visual communication.

If you’re interested in the role of graphic communication as a vehicle for change and idea transfer, this degree will equip you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to succeed at the forefront of industry. From print publications to large-format advertising, user experience to data visualisation – you will learn how to make your ideas an online and offline reality.


Grounded in a critical awareness of societal and cultural contexts, early-on you will be encouraged to adopt the mindset of a design professional. Through interdisciplinary experiments and collaborative projects, you’ll learn both specialist and generalist approaches to graphic communication, with a focus on the opportunities afforded by advances in new technologies.

With the support of our expert academics and industry-practising technicians, you will forge your own professional journey within an ever-evolving international landscape of motion, print, social and interactive media design. You’ll learn how to respond to current design needs, from research and concept through to prototype and design, strategising packaging and campaigns that inform, entertain and persuade. Your studies will also equip you with progressive problem-solving skills needed by future employers, including themes of ecological sustainability, emerging technologies and user-centred design.


Hopefully this gives you a better oversight into what "Graphic Communication" might entail as a newer branch of Graphic Design.
All the best
Jess
MA Illustration Student and Student Ambassador
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