Taught course

Creative Enterprise (Communication Design Pathway)

University of Reading · Department of Typography and Graphic Communication

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a design or design-relevant subject (whether you are an experienced designer or newly graduated), or for exceptional candidates without such a degree, convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. We may ask for material evidence, for example, a piece of written work and a design portfolio.

Months of entry


Course content

Have ambitions to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector? Our MA Creative Enterprise: Communication Design programme combines leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design and Henley Business School.

This course aims to enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to progress in entrepreneurial careers within start-ups and creative firms.

  • Develop strategic and creative thinking skills and learn to apply design thinking to business
  • Major themes include information design, service design, user experience and brand identity
  • Suited to those who wish to advance their career in the design industry
  • Modules in design practice, entrepreneurship, management and intellectual property
  • Access to dedicated studio facilities

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,270 per year (full-time)
International students
£17,170 per year (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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