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MA Data Visualization program at London College of Communication

MA Data Visualisation program at London College of Communication, part of University of the Arts London. We are currently accepting applications until April 13, 2022.

Our course page found here.

A bit of background information about us: our course runs for 15 months (over four terms – October to December the following year), immersing students in research, design and critical theory, data visualisation techniques, graphic design, data analysis and some programming. Our alumni work in roles across the data visualisation discipline specilaisng in design, editorial or project management, at specialist data or information design studios or in-house at organisations such as the BBC.

For Non-UK Students: our course has a global outlook. Some of our participants in the past have come from the UK, China, Hong Kong, India, the EU, South America, Central America, North America, and Eastern Europe and our international admissions team are here to help with any queries about visas or studying in the UK.

Costs/Funding: Our fees for the entire15-month program is £23,610 for international students and £9,000 for students located in the UK.

If you, or any potential applicants have any questions, please email our course leader, Henrietta Ross: who would be happy to have a call or an email conversation about how to apply, what to expect, or anything else.

You can apply here! 

For more information about our program, read below or check out our website:

MA Data Visualisation is driven by the intelligent interrogation of data and intensive practice-led research. On this course you will develop the ability to translate data into creative narratives that a wide variety of audiences can understand using the most appropriate form of communication design for each project, including print, physical objects, environmental design or a screen based interaction.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of information design within the context of communication design, acquiring a range of digital and analogue skills, underpinned by a historical, theoretical and critical framework.

The course recognises the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of data visualisation practices and will support you in developing a highly informed understanding of the role and implications of an editorial voice.

You’ll produce work through a research-led body of enquiry that explores the power, potential, social and cultural impacts of data visualisation.

Industry and Non-Profit Collaborations:

A focus on collaborative practice across the course will support your gaining professional skills and experience. Past partnerships have included working with The British Red Cross, UNICEF, Beyond Words Studio and LSE Archive. The involvement of a range of expert practitioners in the programme delivery ensures we maintain strong links with both with industry and academically-focused partners and collaborators.