Taught course

Design Management and Cultures

University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · Faculty of Design

Entry requirements

Educational level may be demonstrated by:

  • Honours degree;
  • Possession of equivalent qualifications;
  • Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required;
  • Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop high-level leadership, management, communication and analytical skills for a career in the creative and cultural industries.

MA Design Management and Cultures combines academic study with creative and professional practice in a project-led curriculum that draws on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, from business and the arts.

  • Study business and management from an art and design perspective in a world-leading institution that has strong links to the creative industries.
  • An interdisciplinary course informed by theories drawn from a range of design, business and humanities and delivered through projects, crits and collaborations.
  • Studying management in combination with cultures provides greater insight into creative briefs and target audiences/markets, aiding both solutions and articulation.
  • Diverse potential employment routes including setting up your own business, in-house and external design leadership roles, cultural positions and agency management jobs.

Information for international students

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7514 6599