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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MA COMMUNICATION DESIGN: TYPEFACE DESIGN PATHWAY

Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months
Start date: September 2020
The MA Communication Design: Typeface Design Pathway combines the development of practical skills with the study of historical and theoretical issues, in a world-class research-intensive environment.
This course integrates shared elements of study and pathway-specific elements. This Typeface Design pathway allows for specialisation and a deeper engagement with Communication Design.
The Typeface Design pathway focuses on the development of multiscript typefaces for text-intensive applications. Students work on defining, planning, and designing a multiscript typeface family, exploring issues of character complements, the development of family styles across scripts, and the relationship of convention and modernity in typeface design.

Why study MA Communication Design: Typeface Design Pathway at Reading?

  • The global reference programme in the field
  • First university-based pathway in this subject
  • Highly international student body, with a wide range of backgrounds
  • Pathway combines practical and academic elements into a signature model for design education
  • Design and research areas are global in perspective, with a wide variety of typographic scripts covered

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A first or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside of the UK) in a design related subject. For exceptional candidates without such a degree, convincing evidence of relevant professional experience. Additionally, a substantial practice portfolio with typography and typeface design work.