In the fourth and final year of the course, students are provided with the opportunity to broaden their skills on an intellectual, creative and practical level. To this end, final-year students are asked to create their own end-of-year (or graduate show) project which expresses their own personal interests as designers.
Since 2010, a title or theme has been specified annually in order to give the graduate show more focus. For 2016 the final year show from Visual Communications is a conceptual response to the word ‘Decode’. Students have researched broadly and personally engaged with the project, pursing lines of enquiry into social, political cultural and contemporary issues through print and screen media.