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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. You can elect to work in areas including: graphic design, graphic communication, illustration, information design, interactive communication, publishing and typography. As part of your studies, you will engage in critical debate around contemporary design issues pertinent to your individual research projects.

Under expert tuition you will consider the relationship between your individual practice and its potential dissemination in a wider context. With access to industry standard resources, you will be supported to develop the skills needed to generate innovative projects of high professional quality.

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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

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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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