Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate study in the School of Arts and Communication Design - in the beautiful parkland campus of the University of ReadingThe School of Arts and Communication Design offers a range of postgraduate taught courses from three departments with strong reputations for innovation in combining practice, theory and history in our research, teaching, and enterprise.

Postgraduate Life

In the School, we pride ourselves on the quality and vibrancy of our postgraduate community.

The relatively small size of our programmes provides you with a supportive and collegiate environment and a rich ground for developing ideas and receiving feedback on work. The approach of each department is a personal one, and staff and students get to know each other well. Postgraduate students are encouraged to develop independent thinking and are equipped with key analytical and interpretative skills, practical expertise and a wide range of transferable skills identified by employers of all kinds.

Research Culture

Staff in the School are experts in their fields, combining research and practice alongside professional links with arts organisations and industry professionals. Each Department fosters a dynamic and lively artistic community, with a full calendar of exhibitions, performances and regular visits by artists, historians, critics, writers, and curators. See our news page for more information about upcoming events.

Resources and Facilities

We have specially equipped teaching spaces, including studio and exhibition space for art and design practice, state-of-the-art theatre and film & television production spaces, a cinema. We also have world-leading resources for research and teaching - read more about our research collections. Each department in the School has key strengths in professional and research practice - read more about our Creative Enterprise initiatives.

For more information about applying, as well as information for International students, visit our How to Apply page.

For more information about individual courses, visit the following course pages:

Postgraduate Taught Degrees


MA Creative Enterprise (Art Pathway)

MFA in Fine Art

Film, Theatre & Television:

MA Creative Enterprise (Film Pathway)

Typography & Graphic Communication:

MA Book Design

MA Creative Enterprise (Communication Design Pathway)

MA Information Design

MA Typeface Design

MA by Research Typography & Graphic Communication

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Contact Us

School: Email: 

Tel: +44 (0)118 378 6003 (for School Office enquiries only.  For everything else, please contact the relevant department,
see below)





Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 8050


Film, Theatre & Television


Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 4090


Typography & Graphic Communication


Tel:+44 (0) 118 378 8081

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See also

  • Studying at Reading
  • Research at the University
  • Life at Reading
  • Money matters
  • Information for international students

Our departments

  • Art
  • Film, Theatre & Television
  • Typography & Graphic Communication


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