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MFA in Communication Design

The MFA in Communication Design (CommMA) is a two-year international programme offered by the Department of Industrial Design within the Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University. Critically addressing contemporary design and the contexts of Southeast Asian cultures, CommMA aims to be a centre for the investigation, production and archiving of practices that shape design as research-driven, experimental and socially conscious.


CommMA Summer Workshops Postponed to July

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Why Choose CommMA?

Based in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, CommMA is uniquely formulated at the intersection of design, practice-based research, and Southeast Asian Studies. Aiming to be a leader in innovative design education, CommMA embraces a wide variety of methods and our teaching staff are multi-disciplinary.

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CommMA Overview

The normative time to degree for CommMA is 2 years. 36 credits are required for graduation. Applicants choose between the pathways Experimental Communication Design or Type Design as Research. Both pathways have the study option of Thesis Only or Thesis and coursework and this can affect the duration of study.

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Type Design as 

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Experimental Communication Design