Taught course

Information Design

Institution
University of Reading · Department of Typography and Graphic Communication
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

* Access to world-class collections and archives
* Learn to apply a user-centred approach to support design decisions and generate new design opportunities
* Study within a research-intensive environment, where equal emphasis is placed on design theory and practice
* Develop effective communication and visual systems
* Produce functional, aesthetic and highly crafted complex documents, interfaces and interaction environments

About the Department

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.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,360
International students
£15,650

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk