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Full time | Norwich University of the Arts | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Design

Course type


Course Summary

The role of design in shaping our understanding of issues, our environment and each other is central to the MA Communication Design course.

The course is practice-led and spans graphic design and communication, illustration, information design, interactive communication, comics and typography. Whatever your specialism, you will be encouraged to explore responsible, collaborative and international design culture as you develop your own voice and practice through experimentation.

The course offers opportunities to critically examine communication design and society, including issues such as the climate emergency, gender, new technologies, audiences, markets, inclusivity, purpose and ethics.

You will research your own design concepts and test and communicate them in professional, interdisciplinary and ‘real world’ contexts – making use of industry-standard resources and supported by expert tuition. NUA is a centre of design expertise with students and graduates winning competitions of national and international importance, including coveted D&AD Pencils and the RSA Howarth Award. You’ll also find NUA’s Communication Design graduates working at leading global agencies.


You?ll undertake a major independent project specific to your course and chosen specialism. The Masters degree culminates in a public exhibition of work in the final September of study.

Tuition fees

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International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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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.

University information

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is one of the great British art schools: a specialist arts, design and media university that draws on more than 170 years of history but with a focus on the future. Postgraduate students come to NUA from diverse backgrounds and with a range of hopes for their future. But they share a passion for creativity. They share a pioneering spirit and determination to explore their creative practice. PG study at...more