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Communication Design: Typeface Design - MA


University of Reading Department of Typography & Graphic Communication

Full time & Part time September MA 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

About the course

The MA Communication Design: Typeface Design Pathway combines the development of practical skills with the study of historical and theoretical issues, in a world-class research-intensive environment.

This course integrates shared elements of study and pathway-specific elements. This Typeface Design pathway allows for specialisation and a deeper engagement with Communication Design.

The Typeface Design pathway focuses on the development of multiscript typefaces for text-intensive applications. Students work on defining, planning, and designing a multiscript typeface family, exploring issues of character complements, the development of family styles across scripts, and the relationship of convention and modernity in typeface design.

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Entry Requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside of the UK) in a design related subject. For exceptional candidates without such a degree, convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. Additionally, a substantial practice portfolio with typography and typeface design work.


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