Communication Design: Book Design Pathway at University of Reading - UCAS

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Course summary

Study practical design for printed books and digital publishing platforms with related theory and history of typographic design and visual culture. You’ll work on self-directed projects as well as briefed assignments for clients and set by practising designers in a lively studio environment that includes traditional and digital printing facilities. You’ll also explore emerging experimental publishing strategies as well as the current demands of professional practice. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include:

  • Typography and book design
  • Practical module
  • Dissertation
Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent). Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in a design-related subject. For exceptional candidates without such a degree, you will need convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. In most cases, a relevant practice portfolio and an example of academic writing are also required. A relevant practice portfolio is essential. In most cases, an example of academic writing is also required. Shortlisted applicants are usually invited for interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
EU £18650 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
International £18650 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Communication Design: Book Design Pathway at University of Reading - UCAS