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MA Communication Design overview

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.

NUA is a centre of design expertise with students winning competitions of national and international importance and graduates leading and working at significant global agencies.

You will be encouraged to challenge conventional thinking as you consider the practical application of your ideas. As part of a community of researchers, tutors and fellow students, you will engage in debate around contemporary concerns regarding design culture, society and environment. The most recent 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 the MA community. This will stimulate 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 elect to work in areas including: graphic design, graphic communication, illustration, information design, interactive communication, publishing and typography. You will be supported to develop the skills needed to stand out in the sector.

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Visiting Lecturers

  • Patrick Burgoyne
    Creative Review
  • Dr. Nicola Foster
    Open University
  • Vera-Maria Glahn
  • Hamish Muir
    Outcast Editions
  • Craig Oldham
    Design by Music
  • Michael C Place
  • Dr Andrew Rawnsley
    Teeside University
  • Tom Roope
    The Rumpus Room
  • Vivian Rosenthal
  • Andy Stevens
    Graphic Thought Facility
  • Matt Ward
  • Denise Wilton
  • Professor Judith Williamson
    University of the Creative Arts
  • Chloe Veale
    History of Advertising Trust

Campus resources

See the industry-standard facilities available to students.

Dr Rob Hillier

Teaching Staff

Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.



“The teaching staff and support staff are hands-on and engaged with every student. The wealth of knowledge shared by lecturers and technicians has been incredibly beneficial to my own development.”

Kazz Morohashi
Communication Design student

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

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MA Community

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Watch a film of our Postgraduate students discussing their practice at the MA Degree Show 2014

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