You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first term includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Practice and Process
During this unit, you'll examine the advanced specialist tools, methods, concepts and processes relevant to Graphic Design practice through a series of projects, workshops and advanced technical sessions that relate to your own research and aspirations.
This unit enables you to undertake a focused and rigorous investigation into the purpose and process of research at postgraduate level within the field of Graphic Design. It is broad in scope and may be offered through shared delivery with other postgraduate courses in the School of Communication Design.
During term two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
This unit is designed to enable you to develop a framework within which to develop your Major Project, by undertaking a rigorous investigation into existing practice within the field of study. You'll be encouraged to research, question, challenge, debate and address key debates that relate to Graphic Design.
In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
The Major Project is the culmination of your studies and will form an exposition of the central ideas and concepts developed throughout your MA. As such it is an opportunity to resolve previous projects and demonstrate evidence of advanced conceptual, theoretical and technical capability over a period of self-directed study. The body of work you produce through this unit should draw upon your experience prior to this MA, the work you have developed in other units and your aspiration for work or further study on graduation.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:
- UK and EU students full-time - £6,910
- International students full-time - £15,500 (standard fee)
- International students full-time - £14,880 (full early payment fee)
The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2019 entry.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Fee discounts and scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
You'll benefit from well-established industry links with corporate, media, cultural and creative organisations.
Our course has links with:
- Design Bridge
- Pearlfisher (design group)
- The Brewery
- The BBC
We also have regular guest lecturers and recent guests have included:
- Richard Williams - Founder of Williams Murray Hamm
- Tim Perkins - Group Director of Design Bridge
- Philip Carter - Founder of Carter Wong Tomlin
- Helen Healy - Picture Editor for the Guardian newspaper.