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University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

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

MA Communication Design integrates shared elements of study and pathway-specific elements. This Information Design pathway allows for specialisation and a deeper engagement with communication design.

The Information Design pathway focuses on the relationship between the presentation of information and user experience across different everyday applications and contexts of use. These include: data visualisation, document design, interaction design and wayfinding. Students examine and conceptualise services, experiences, and user journeys, and develop communication and visual systems that facilitate the effective delivery of complex information to users.

Why study MA Communication Design: Information Design Pathway at Reading?

  • Access to world-class collections and archives
  • Learn to apply a user-centred approach to support design decisions and generate new design opportunities
  • Practice within a research-intensive environment, where equal emphasis is placed on design theory and practice
  • Develop effective communication and visual systems
  • Produce functional, aesthetic and highly crafted complex documents, interfaces and interaction environments

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our graduates have an excellent employment record. Many take up positions in type design studios, with publishers and general design studios, and wayfinding and information design studios. Previous employers have included Apple, Financial Times, Microsoft Typography, Monotype, Nokia, Oxford University Press and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 85 31

    46th out of 113 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 60%

    34th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    4th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    33rd

    50
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 57%

    61st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    12th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.60 72%

    108th

    4

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