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MA Design, Communication and Technology

Global communication is expanding and the demand for distinct and coherent messaging is growing. As a result, there is an immediate and growing need for practitioners who can understand, question, and shape both content and its method of delivery across multiple platforms and channels.

Our MA Design, Communication and Technology caters to this demand by allowing you to develop your thinking and practice at the intersection of creativity, communication and technology.

The course recognises that technology moves quickly and that the skills and techniques learned within particular suites of software or in particular modes of delivery – like any dynamic system – will evolve and change.

This programme reflects and contributes to the expanding nature of visual communication and focuses on two key aims. Firstly, the generation of the most appropriate responses to the need for creative communication; and secondly, the development of a broad understanding of the potential of technology in the creation, coordination and delivery of communication.

Running within Ravensbourne University London’s new Institute for Creativity and Technology in the heart of London’s new Design District this programme aims to embed you into a dynamic, physical and conceptual matrix of practice.

We can also offer you access to our strong ties with industry, an incubation programme for start-ups, and a unique industry-based mentorship programme.


Full time - 1 Year

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Entry requirements


First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area.
If you are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area.


In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English. This also applies if you are from the European Union, or if you're from a country outside the EU. You need to provide us with an IELTS or equivalent English language qualification demonstrating a minimum of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub test) or CEFR Level B2 in each component.
If you are applying as a Tier 4 student, please read the English Language requirements  or contact postgrad@rave.ac.uk for more detailed information.

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Applications are welcomed from those who may not possess formal entry qualifications, mature students, those with work experience or with qualifications other than those listed above.

Such applicants should demonstrate sufficient aptitude and potential to complete the course successfully. Applicants will be assessed at interview in accordance with Ravensbourne’s Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Selection criteria

We welcome suitably qualified applicants who are able to demonstrate a good level of skills in areas associated with visual communication. This may include (but is not limited to) Graphic Design, Branding, Art Direction, Advertising, Motion Graphics, Information Design, Data Visualisation, UX/UI Design, and AR/ VR Experience Design.

To get a holistic view of your ability and aptitude to succeed on the course we will also consider your enthusiasm and interest in the subject area, how you manage the creative process, and your study and professional skills. A PDF portfolio of visual work is required.


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