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Teaching Staff

The MA Communication Design course provides an intensive, expertly supported opportunity for personal development.

Creative thinking and innovation are at the core of the MA philosophy and you will engage with students from across the postgraduate community to share opportunities and debate contemporary issues.

Your curriculum will include professional guest speakers, industry focused projects, collaborations and study visits. These complement the core studio, workshop and taught sessions on research methods, theoretical approaches and business and professional skills.

Your tutors, as practitioners themselves, will support you in promoting your work within the creative sector. From our campus in the heart of Norwich’s cultural quarter you will have access to industry standard resources and exceptional facilities.

Dr Rob Hillier

MA Communication Design Subject Leader / MA Core Tutor

Dr Rob Hillier

Rob Hillier is a practicing designer and design educator with over thirty years experience. During that time he has won many design awards, particularly within the field information book design. He has been teaching at NUA since 2000 across a range of levels. Since designing the Sylexiad fonts for adult dyslexic readers for his PhD, his research has been presented at numerous design conferences. Read Dr Hillier’s staff profile.

Visiting guest lecturers

Recent speakers include:

  • Patrick Burgoyne
    Creative Review
  • Dr. Nicola Foster
    Open University
  • Vera-Maria Glahn
  • Hamish Muir
    Outcast Editions
  • Craig Oldham
    Design by Music
  • Michael C Place
  • 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 Vale
    History of Advertising Trust

Staff Profiles


To find out more about all the academic staff at NUA visit our academic profile pages.