MA Communicating Complexity

MA Communicating Complexity

Central Saint Martins

Courtesy of Dominic Kesterton for Central Saint Martins.

March 14, 2024
MA Communicating Complexity
Accepting applications for entry 2024
Central Saint Martins
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square
King’s Cross
N1C 4AA London

Applications are open for MA Communicating Complexity for entry in 2024.

In a world of increasing information, MA Communicating Complexity will develop your understanding and skills as a communicator to address our most pressing challenges. This is a low residency course delivered mostly online.

MA Communicating Complexity brings together students from design and non-design backgrounds to experiment with the role of communicators in responding to social and global challenges. Combining a communication design studio with media research and analysis, this course equips you to bring clarity, context and criticality to communicating complexity. You will develop your communication practice through hands-on collaboration with sectors and industries such as media, journalism, government, non-profits, technology and science, learning how to harness communication design to improve individual, institutional and public engagement with our most pressing, complex issues. 

Delivered mostly online through a mix of asynchronous content and live peer sessions, MA Communicating Complexity is designed to fit around professional and other responsibilities. There is one intensive residential week in London on each year of the course. For more information, visit the course website.   

Start date: September 2024.

Course length and mode of study
Two years extended full-time (60 weeks). Devised in collaboration with students, extended full-time is a study mode which sits between full-time and part-time. It allows students to maintain a balance between the competing demands of contemporary life and the pace of postgraduate study in an arts and design college. 

Applicants are welcome from within the fields of graphic and communication design, as well as from other academic backgrounds (humanities, social sciences, engineering, etc.). Applications are reviewed until the course is full. Full details of entry requirements can be found on the course page of our website.    

A note to applicants from the US: University of the Arts London participates in US federal student aid programs which means that US applicants may be eligible for federal loans to help cover the cost of study.

Postgraduate study in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins
Postgraduate study in Graphic Communication Design at at Central Saint Martins explores how the production of knowledge is intertwined with its form, context and circulation, taking an expanded approach to the idea of research. Through iterative and open-ended experimentation with visual media and tools of communication, students develop work that investigates existing knowledge, activates positions, and projects new forms of knowledge—within and beyond the discipline.  

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