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Communication Design - Graphic Design

University of Reading

12 months
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MA Communication Design: Graphic Design combines the development of practical skills with the study of historical and theoretical issues, in a world-class research-intensive environment.The Communication Design - Graphic Design degree is offered by the University of Reading.



Working closely with global experts and established industry contributors, students develop their design skills within a framework of informed originality and excellence in practice. This approach brings together problem-solving for contemporary applications, contextual knowledge, sound professional judgement, and a reflective attitude to design exploration.The Communication Design - Graphic Design degree is offered by the University of Reading.

MA Communication Design integrates shared elements of study and pathway-specific elements. These pathways allow for specialisation and a deeper engagement with Communication Design.

Programme Structure

  • The practical module for the Communication Design pathway combines elements of publications and editorial design, including on digital content platforms, with user-centred design, and a solid background in typography. Students work on projects that span text-intensive applications such as editorial design, wide-platform applications such as branding projects, and user-centred design such as application design. 
  • The module situates practical work within the context of a rapidly evolving technological environment in communication design, and with sensitivity to the patterns of development in the field in different geographic areas. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of the impact of technology, and changes in social conditions globally, and integrate an awareness of evolving issues of inclusion and diversity in their work.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Full transcripts of all degree programmes taken. If these are not in English, a certified translation into English is required. 
  • An English language certificate (for example IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Contact details for two academic/professional references. 
  • Statement of purpose.
  • A copy of your passport (for international students).

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Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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