University of Reading

University of Reading

Information 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. This MA programme approaches information design with an equal emphasis on design theory and practice. Throughout your study, you will have access to world-class collections and archives. You will benefit from our links with design institutions all over the world, including the Information Design Association and the International Institute for Information Design, as well as the Rare Book School in Lyon, 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 for you to engage with. During your time here, you will benefit from teaching that draws on academic and professional expertise from a wide range of staff and visiting contributors. 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. Learn to apply a user-centred approach to support design decisions and generate new design opportunities in a practical typography department. Develop excellent skills in design practice, enquiry and discourse and practice within a research-intensive environment, where equal emphasis is placed on design theory and practice. Your study will allow you to develop effective communication and visual systems to produce functional, aesthetic and highly crafted complex documents, interfaces and interaction Yesenvironments. **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 design-relevant 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

Sample modules may include: * Information design: Practice (design projects) * Information design: Core (seminars and essays) * Dissertation

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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