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MA Communication Design overview

NUA is a centre of design expertise with graduates working at leading agencies throughout the UK and internationally. MA Communication Design touches on every aspect of 21st century life. It is of fundamental importance to the way we relate to each other and our environment.

You will be encouraged to challenge conventional thinking as you consider the practical application of your ideas. As part of a community of tutors, researchers, visiting lecturers and fellow students, you will engage in debate concerning new trends and research. The 2013 NUA Design Symposium was described by Creative Review magazine as having a ‘world-class speaker programme’.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is essential to the postgraduate experience and you will work alongside students from across art, design and media. This will support your intellectual curiosity and enable you to develop a network of contacts with different skills and perspectives.

With access to substantial industry resources you can choose to work in areas including: web design, typography, product packaging, interactive communication, illustration and information design. You will be supported to develop the skills needed to stand out in the sector.

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NUA hosted the Cowbird design symposium, which Creative Review magazine described as ‘having a world class speaker programme’.

NUA has a long and well-established reputation in design and communication. Graduates find their credentials are very attractive to employers.

Dr Rob Hillier
MA Communication Design Unit Tutor

Student in the NUA Design Studio


I only considered specialist creative universities for my MA and chose NUA based on league tables.

Lucas Yeung
2013 Graduate

Our students are our greatest advocates. Read about their opinions on their course.

Visiting Lecturers

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Postgraduate Applications

Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form. Find more about entry requirements for postgraduate courses.

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Visit the Prospects website. International students check here if you are looking to fund an MA in the UK.

For further information email studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk.

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NUA MA Degree Show 2013

Postgraduate students show their final work in a public exhibition on the NUA campus.

Dr Rob Hillier

Teaching Staff

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MA Community

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