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Course summary

MA Communication Design is the study of information and interface design. This course is research driven and combines creativity and critical analysis of contemporary media, with knowledge of the latest methodologies and tools. A focus on digital media practice and theory sets this course apart from traditional communication design courses, preparing you for an exciting career in a range of design roles. We’ll encourage you to explore systems for the making and communication of text and image while you redefine your own practice through various media formats of experimental publishing and interaction design. This course is for recent graduates or those with professional experience who wish to extend their creative skills and design knowledge into hybrid publishing, user experience design, and design research. Your practice will be supported by excellent facilities including an Interaction and Prototyping Laboratory (iLab), 3D printing and laser cutting as well as traditional design and print equipment. You’ll learn from academics with industry experience in graphic design, interaction design and design for broadcast media. The course culminates in a practice-led research project, which is an exciting opportunity for you to engage with key debates shaping the design industry and scholarship.

Modules

Visit our website for a full list of compulsary and optional modules.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed on your design process and outcomes, as well as a variety of individual written assignments.


Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or above, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component below 5.5

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/fees/postgraduate.page

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Communication Design at University of Southampton - UCAS