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MA Communication Design: Information Design Pathway

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • 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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,450per 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

    39th

  • 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 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is 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

    37th out of 86 6

    59th out of 110 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    135 60%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    83rd

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    128 53%

    58th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    57th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.64 73%

    104th

    6

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