MA Communication Design

General

Program Description

As you grow your expertise in critical aspects of communication design you’ll have the chance to explore areas including graphic design, graphic communication, illustration, information design, interactive communication, multimedia and typography.

Refine your communication design skills

From moving image and sound to questions of brand management and publishing, you’ll stretch your skills and ambition as a postgraduate student at NUA. As you develop your own voice and practise through experimentation, you’ll also have the chance to critically examine key design and communication issues such as sustainability, new technology, new audiences and markets, inclusivity and ethics.

NUA’s design expertise

NUA is a centre of design expertise, with students and graduates winning competitions of national and international import, including coveted D&AD Pencils and the RSA Howarth Award. Graduates of our MA Communication Design Masters degree can be found leading global agencies.

Your own career prospects will be greatly enhanced by having the chance to research, test and communicate your design ideas in professional and ‘real world’ contexts – all under expert tuition and making use of industry-standard resources.

Graduates work in a broad range of careers including:

  • Graphic/Web Design
  • Art Directing
  • Brand Strategy/Design
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Design Consultancy
  • Editorial Design
  • Marketing
  • Packaging Design
  • Advertising
  • Studio Management
  • Teaching/Lecturing
  • Research/PhD Study

MA Degree Show

Discover the work of some of our postgraduate students in their MA Degree Show at Norwich University of the Arts.

Entry requirements

Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above(or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.

Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.

The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has established itself in arts, design and media education for over 170 years. But while our history can be traced back to 1845, our outlook is forward-thinking.

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has established itself in arts, design and media education for over 170 years. But while our history can be traced back to 1845, our outlook is forward-thinking. Read less