University of Reading

University of Reading

Book Design

* Practical design for printed books and ebooks, delivered by practising designers through projects and assignments * Theory and history, taught through a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops * Access to the University's special collections, ensuring a truly hands-on experience * Close to resources, including historic libraries in Oxford and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London **Typography and Graphic Communication at Reading** Our Department 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. Our small programme groups allow you to engage with other postgraduates and researchers, in a supportive and collegiate environment. You will benefit from our links with design institutions all over the world. These include 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. Our programmes are superb preparation for careers in practice, and ideal for 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

MA: Sample modules may include: * Book design core module * Book design practice * Dissertation Check our website for more details of the course structure. MA: * Book design: practice (design projects) * Book design: core (seminars and essays) * Dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 15,650 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 7,360 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 15,650 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 7,360 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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