University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Communication Design

With a distinctive focus on information and interface design, the MA Communication Design brings together creativity, critical analysis of contemporary media and knowledge of the latest methodologies and tools. In our modern, well-equipped studios you'll learn how to develop effective concepts and prototypes for current and emergent platforms, informed by user experience design principles. Your practice will be supported by excellent facilities including a recently launched 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. When you graduate you'll be ready for a career in established and emerging design fields, such as, interaction design, user experience design, data visualisation, digital product design and publishing.

Entry requirements

MA: Lower second-class degree or above, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University. English Language: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Professional and Academic Skills, Design and New Media, Design Laboratory, Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture, Final Project (Communication Design).

Assessment methods

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

Sponsorship information

Arts and humanities research board; university bursaries.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Winchester School of Art SO23 8DL South East

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Contact: 
Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Faculty of Business, Law and Art
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