MA Visual Communication Design (Management)

This newly devised degree is unique in its focus and prepares you for emerging careers across sector. Upon exiting this degree you”ll receive a dual award degree with a Level 7 Strategic Leadership and Management certificate from the Chartered Management Institute.

Course details

Do you have a passion visual communication, design principles and design business skills? Want to bring all of your passions together to become a successful leader of the future? Our MA Visual Communication Design (Management), which is available as a fully online course, has been crafted to meet the demands of 21st century design thinking, business, and beyond.
  • Mode of study: online
  • Intake: Intakes: September, January,  May
  • Course length: 3 years
  • Course fee: £6,935
  • Locations: online

Arden University London

Course overview

The course gives you the opportunity to bring your creative talent to the foreground, while learning vital modern disciplines of business aspects both within and beyond the industry. Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this MA is for future managers who will use design leadership techniques and apply design management strategies to drive innovation design and successful outcomes in their organisations. You’ll become an exceptional problem solver, with highly transferrable business skills that are of real value to a broad range of companies across diverse sectors. 



Entry requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English, can be accepted


You’ll also have the opportunity to take the skills you’ve learned in design thinking and business management into a broad range of other sectors outside the creative industry such as, but not limited to:

  • Research and Development
  • Customer Experience Researcher 
  • Innovation Consultant
  • Experience Lead
  • Change Transformation Designer 
  • Service and Experience Design Lead


Arden University’s expertise as an established provider of online degree education means we have the technology and experience to deliver this course to you fully online, without compromising the quality of your learning journey.

  • Design Thinking and Practice       
  • Design Management Practice        
  • Emerging Communication Design   
  • Collaborative Design I           
  • Collaborative Design II         
  • Design Professional Practice
  • Research Report