MA Data Visualisation at London College of Communication is a practice-led course where students research, interpret, critique and visualise data using a range of media, tools and techniques.
Reasons to apply:
- Work within a diverse cohort and collaborate with other courses within LCC's Design School, with links to the Media School and Screen School, to develop your own creative practice and a portfolio of data visualisation work.
- Industry links with leading practitioners such as Duncan Swain - LCC's Visiting Fellow in Data Visualisation and Co-Founder of Beyond Words Studio - will give you the opportunity to engage with the tools and working methods used in professional practice.
- Initiating and delivering your own research-led body of enquiry in the field of data visualisation - engaging with the social and ethical implications of this practice - will support you developing your own highly informed critical position.
- Develop your ability to effectively articulate your ideas, through regular presentations and discussions with peers, tutors and internal and external collaborators.
- Practical and technical workshops, seminars, lectures, collaborative projects and individual briefs will equip you with the experience and understanding to operate in the new and evolving field of data visualisation.
Who should take this course
MA Data Visualisation is driven by the intelligent interrogation of data and intensive practice-led research. In a data-driven society, it is increasingly important for businesses, policymakers, governments and NGO's to communicate data coherently using diverse visualisation tools and techniques. 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.
What can you expect?
- You'll be supported in developing an independent and critical view, producing visual narratives to bring about positive change, taking a collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach across sectors including science, health, education and underrepresented social groups through the use of data.
- 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.
Fees & Funding:
- Home / EU fee
About Course Provider
University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six renowned Colleges, each with its own world-class reputation: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
UAL is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Offering an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is the main talent pipeline to the UK’s creative industries.
Home to a diverse community of over 18,000 students from 129 countries, UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global business to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
Building on UAL’s association with some of the most original thinkers in the arts, students and staff are inspired to challenge convention, generate new ideas and nurture talent. Home to award-winning staff and students for more than a century, UAL’s Colleges are at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in their specialist subjects. This close-knit College structure offers opportunities for learning and enquiry for people at all stages of their creative development.
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