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Full time September MA 1 year full time

About the course

MA Communication Design is the study of information and interface design. This course is research driven and combines creativity and critical analysis of contemporary media, with knowledge of the latest methodologies and tools. A focus on digital media practice and theory sets this course apart from traditional communication design courses, preparing you for an exciting career in a range of design roles. We’ll encourage you to explore systems for the making and communication of text and image while you redefine your own practice through various media formats of experimental publishing and interaction design.

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need a minimum of a 2:2 degree in a design, communication, or media subject. Or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the university.

Find the equivalent international qualifications for your country.

You will also have to submit a portfolio of your work which should include:

evidence of exploring how design responds to developments in media and digital culture
examples of work that shows an innovative and experimental approach to tackling a design challenge
examples of work that demonstrates an engagement with the full range of contemporary communication design not just graphics design


A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations.

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