London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Design Management and Cultures

The content of the course reflects current knowledge, debates and issues within the discipline. Students will interrogate, through practical projects, a range of perspectives including: design research methods; design thinking for the cultural and creative industries; branding; the role of creative interventions in brand communications; trend forecasting; strategies for management of brand experiences; design for social needs and sustainability; project management; entrepreneurship and innovation; change management; and design leadership.

Entry requirements

The course attracts students who apply with an Honours degree in a relevant subject (this could be design, arts, social sciences or humanities), or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree in a design-related or creative discipline. Students without the required qualifications, but with professional experience may be eligible to gain credit for previous learning and experience through the AP(E)L system.Language requirements (International/EU): All classes are conducted in English. If English is not the first language, aplicants are asked to provide evidence of their English language ability when they enrol. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for this course.Portfolio requirements: Students applying directly from a BA course without experience of professional practice must be able to demonstrate knowledge of design practice, supported by a good degree and portfolio work. For those applying from humanities or social science backgrounds, research based around a relevant topic is required.Applicants are expected to submit an electronic portfolio on CD or via a website with their application form. This should include a maximum of 6 projects and supporting material as described above, organised and annotated.Major project proposal: Applicants are expected to outline their major project ideas in their application. This should describe the area of interest or field of study and particular focus of their intended work across the year including methodology.

Course modules

Modules: Design thinking, leadership and innovation; design research methods and critical practice; collaborative unit; global design futures; design and cultural meaning; final major project and thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,000 per Whole course (home fees) 45 weeks
MA Full-time £ 15,950 per Whole course (overseas fees) 45 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London College of Communication Southwark SE1 6SB South East

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