Design Management MA

Course Introduction

MA Design Management combines academic study with creative and professional practice in a project-led curriculum that draws on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives from business and the arts.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

* Study business and management from a creative perspective, within a world-leading art and design institution with strong link to the creative industries.

* Apply design thinking to real-world challenges; design collaboratively, engage critically and creatively with others and learn from shared experiences.

* An interdisciplinary course informed by theories drawn from a range of design, business and humanities and delivered through projects, crits and collaborations.

* Gain insight into creative briefs, target audiences and markets, through design management and innovation.

* Benefit from diverse potential employment routes including setting up your own business, in-house and external design leadership roles, cultural positions and agency management jobs.

Graduates of MA Design Management will be equipped to contribute to both private and public sectors in areas such as private enterprise, public sector service provision and the voluntary sector.

They will leave with an in-depth understanding of design business and management with the skills of critical analysis and debate usually associated with the humanities and social sciences.

Career opportunities include setting up your own business, managing design projects, strategic leadership in a variety of industries, forecasting, consultancy, research and entrepreneurship.

You could take up a career within a wide range of creative industries or organizations such as museums, galleries, auction houses, publishing, arts administration, Public Relations, marketing, forecasting consultancies, design and branding agencies, advertising and retail. Alternatively, they may go on to work as editors, design critics, journalists, event and exhibition curators or educators.

There are also opportunities to study for further professional qualifications or research degrees such as a PhD or MPhil at LCC/UAL.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28.

Tuition & Fees

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 £22,920 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,220 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree; 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; 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.