Fitria Jelyta, alumnus Communication Design

"I believe that the courses I took sufficiently equipped me to navigate through the complex and dynamic profession of communication and media."

Fitria Jelyta (26), alumnus and Project Manager Communications at HIER Klimaatbureau

Communication Design

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Become an expert in the factors that make textual communication effective to design better communication tools. Study the characteristics of text, such as style and structure, but also understand non-verbal aspects (like images, intonation, and facial expression), conversation characteristics, and the way in which readers process information.

would choose the same program again, at the same university

National Alumni Survey 2016 | n=36 (all tracks of Communication and Information Sciences)

finds a job within 6 months after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=35 (all tracks of Communication and Information Sciences)

€ 2,267
gross monthly income one year after graduation

National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n=34 (all tracks of Communication and Information Sciences)

Program and courses

In this track of the MSc Communication and Information Sciences you learn how to analyze texts and images, tailor them to different target groups, and measure whether they have the desired effect.

Typical courses are:

  • Visual Communication
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Miscommunication & Emotion
  • Multimodality and Communication

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Career prospects

As a Master of Science with a specialization in Communication Design you are able to conduct research on the transfer of information through textual and non-verbal communication. Moreover, you will be capable of advising people about writing a clear, attractive and convincing text according to various communication objectives.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Online Channel Manager at VodafoneZiggo
  • Marketing Communication at Bed & Breakfast Europe
  • Webeditor at DBN Media

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2.9
  • Is (very) satisfied with the Master's program: 93%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,523

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016

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Application and admission

This program starts:

End of August and End of January (both the Master’s and the Pre-Master’s programs)

Best preparatory programs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Information Sciences, Communication Studies, Linguistics, or a modern language.
  • The academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.

Pre-Master's program

Available for both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).

Tuition fees academic year 2018-2019

€ 2,060* € 11,000

* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a Master's degree from a Dutch university. More information about the tuition fees and scholarships available for international students.

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