University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This course 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. When you join MA Design Management you will have the opportunity to pursue your own design research project; work on real-life business ideas and challenges and team up with fellow students and collaborators from design, business, marketing and IT backgrounds. The content of the course reflects current knowledge, debates and issues within the disciplines. 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, by studying design management in combination with cultures. 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 make a contribution 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,890 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,890 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £19,930 Overseas 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: Students need to have an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.