University of Reading

University of Reading

Typeface Design

Our Department of Typography and Graphic Communication has an international reputation for its teaching and research. It has been a leader in defining and shaping our field, with pioneering contributions in: the integration of research into design teaching; the use of archives in developing understanding and guiding design decisions; and the consolidation of history, theory and practice in typographic education. Our unique programmes enable you to develop excellent skills in design practice, enquiry and discourse. You will benefit from teaching that draws on academic and professional expertise from a wide range of staff and visiting contributors. The MA in Typeface Design is the global reference programme in the field, and the first university-based programme in this subject. It combines both practical and academic elements into a signature model for design education, with design and research areas that are global in perspective. You will be exposed to a wide variety of typographic scripts. Join a highly international student body with a wide range of backgrounds, where small programme groups allow you to engage with other postgraduates and researchers, in a supportive and collegiate environment. Benefit from our links with design institutions all over the world, including the Rare Book School in Lyon, the Information Design Association, International Institute for Information Design, Sign Design Society, Printing Historical Society, Monotype Imaging, The Newberry Library, Victoria & Albert Museum and St Bride Library. We also house a large number of outstanding typography and graphic communication collections. **Careers** This programme is ideal preparation for a career in practice, or those considering MPhil or PhD study.

Entry requirements

MA: At least 2:1 honours (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a design or designrelevant subject or, for exceptional candidates without such a degree, convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. You will be asked to provide a portfolio and an example of academic writing as part of the application process. IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Typeface design: core seminars * Typeface design: reflective practice * Dissertation

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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