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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Data Modelling (Computational Mathematics) Graphic Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MA Data Visualization at London College of Communication is a practice-led course where students research, interpret, critique and visualize data using a range of media, tools and techniques.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

Design-led and interdisciplinary: The course recognizes the uniquely interdisciplinary nature of data visualization and will equip you to work with specialists from data scientists to developers, data journalists to domain experts. You’ll also build your own specialist data design skills though through a rich culture of studio practice and technical workshops underpinned by advanced critical and theoretical perspectives.

Collaborative and industry-engaged: You’ll work with your peers on briefs designed and delivered by design practitioners specializing in data visualization, such as Beyond Words Studio; as well as domain experts tackling data-related challenges such as The British Red Cross.

Focused on subject and research expertise: You’ll build a portfolio of data visualization work alongside defining and delivering your own self-initiated, research-led major project, supported by a range of workshops from the research-oriented to those focused on the creative application of technical tools.

Experimental and explorative: You’ll develop the ability to translate data into creative narratives that a wide variety of audiences can understand using the most appropriate form of communication design for each project.

Upon completion of the MA Data Visualization course, graduates will be equipped with a keen critical understanding of the field of data visualization and will have acquired a diverse set of technical and project management skills represented in a portfolio of data visualization work.

We expect graduates to have the skills, experience and confidence to address a range of academic or professionally focused problems within this field; drawing on specialist knowledge and experience and a familiarity with related areas such as information design, user experience design and design thinking.

Graduates will have acquired leadership skills, an entrepreneurial mind-set and the ability to tackle complex problems with insight and determination.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Data visualisation research and practices
Visualisation tools, datasets and data stories
Final major project proposal and critical reflection
Collaborative unit
Collaborative unit
Final major project proposal and critical reflection
Final major project critical visual report

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,220

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£22,920

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree (named above); Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.

University information

With impressive alumni including famous fashion designers, artists and musicians, University of the Arts London (UAL) is a leading creative university. There are six Colleges around the city across 14 sites which offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. The Colleges are: Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins Chelsea College of Arts London College of...more