University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

MA Data Visualization at London College of Communication is a practice-led course where students research, interpret, critique and visualize data using a range of media, tools and techniques.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

Design-led and interdisciplinary: The course recognizes the uniquely interdisciplinary nature of data visualization and will equip you to work with specialists from data scientists to developers, data journalists to domain experts. You?ll also build your own specialist data design skills though through a rich culture of studio practice and technical workshops underpinned by advanced critical and theoretical perspectives.

Collaborative and industry-engaged: You?ll work with your peers on briefs designed and delivered by design practitioners specializing in data visualization, such as Beyond Words Studio; as well as domain experts tackling data-related challenges such as The British Red Cross.

Focused on subject and research expertise: You?ll build a portfolio of data visualization work alongside defining and delivering your own self-initiated, research-led major project, supported by a range of workshops from the research-oriented to those focused on the creative application of technical tools.

Experimental and explorative: You?ll 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.

Upon completion of the MA Data Visualization course, graduates will be equipped with a keen critical understanding of the field of data visualization and will have acquired a diverse set of technical and project management skills represented in a portfolio of data visualization work.

We expect graduates to have the skills, experience and confidence to address a range of academic or professionally focused problems within this field; drawing on specialist knowledge and experience and a familiarity with related areas such as information design, user experience design and design thinking.

Graduates will have acquired leadership skills, an entrepreneurial mind-set and the ability to tackle complex problems with insight and determination.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-28.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,220 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,220 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £22,920 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree (named above); Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.
  • International entry requirements: Educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree (named above); Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.