MA Visual Communication Design (Management)

Online Arden University    Distance Learning Masters Programmes

October MA 1 year+

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Course details

The unique and non-traditional quality of this master’s course is reflected in the structure of your syllabus. Course modules in design thinking and practice skills, paired with communication design, will help you better understand and demonstrate the unique aspects of physical, digital, or conceptual design practice. Throughout your studies you’ll be encouraged to consider sustainability and how to reduce environment impact through design, emphasising the concept of ‘social good’ and how this can be promoted through visual design communication. Additionally, the course gives you the opportunity to formulate, plan, and creatively explore a self-initiated industry-linked project in a specific area of visual communication design management with which you personally identify.

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Entry Requirements

A combination of portfolio assessment and evidence of a completed undergraduate degree at level 2:2 in a relevant discipline, such as: graphic design, visual communication, advertising, marketing, or IT. This list is not exhaustive, and cases are considered on a case by case basis. Candidates who lack formal qualifications but possess relevant experience will be considered on the basis of at least five years relevant work experience and a portfolio of work.

Students who have not previously studies a related discipline will be considered if they undertake one of the modules from Arden’s BA (Hons) Graphic Design course.



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Student Profile(s)

Emeka Jones Amaechi

Years of familiarising himself with computer programmes and technology gave Emeka the first-hand experience to get a job in a website design firm. Emeka currently works at an NGO designing digital and print materials for their social business department and corporate body. Despite his experience with the programmes he works with, Emeka needed to earn his degree in graphic design to rise to a more senior level position.

What has been the best part about studying with Arden so far?

There have been so many benefits to studying with Arden. I’ve been able to learn the foundation of design and earn a bachelor’s degree from a university in the UK without spending money to move abroad. I was excited to be able to stay at my job while studying, and even apply my lessons directly to my current job.

Why did you choose to study with Arden University?

I was exposed to basic graphic design concepts through my job and I explored it in my free time, and I had to decide how I was going to pursue my degree while working. I could have continued at my current workplace while studying, or continue as a freelancer and not earn my degree, or study as a freelancer and hope that I make enough money to afford tuition.

I met with a friend and he told me about Arden University and how great the institution is. I looked Arden up online and found the graphic design course, which was exactly what I wanted to study. Having the freedom to study graphic design online and earn a degree only made me want to study the course even more.

Why did you choose online learning?

Online learning gave me the opportunity to achieve my dream of being a university graduate while furthering my career in one of the largest and most respected NGOs in Nigeria. It has played a significant role in my lifestyle especially as I am learning new things and applying my lessons in my everyday life. It has also kept me grounded as I must deliver top quality at my workplace and study my modules to reach my goals.

What do you think of the course so far?

I think it is the perfect course for me. It is very challenging and demanding, however, I think a university course should challenge students.

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