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.
Defining Your Practice
This unit explores creative practice in order to inform the detailed development of your project proposal for the following phases of the course. The unit aims to provide a structured framework to allow you to investigate the potential of methods, ideas and themes in your discipline as well as helping inform and locate your practice.
Context and Method
Through a series of lectures and seminars, the unit provides an overview of a range of current debates that provide a cultural and intellectual context for the consideration of ideas in visual communication, encouraging your active engagement with them. The programme addresses inter-disciplinary issues through the discussion of theory and the consideration of specific design-led work and texts.
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.
In this unit you will develop the themes and focus of your final project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study. At this stage of the course, the development of your project will be guided and questioned through tutorials, group critiques and presentations, which will support the progress of your work and provide rigorous critical appraisal from staff, peers and professional practitioners. Whilst encouraging the continued exploration and questioning of your ideas, you will continue the process of developing appropriate methods and strategies for your project’s realisation as you begin to work more independently as a researcher and practitioner, refining your research questions and the research methods you are using.
In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
Realisation and Dissemination
In this unit, you will apply knowledge and experience gained in previous units to the realisation of your final MA project. This Project Realisation is the culmination and consolidation of your studies in the form of a resolved piece, or body of work. Your final MA project should show coherence and innovation at a professional level of resolution. You will also be required to prepare a critical paper that is intended to reflect upon the specific practical outcome of the MA project, its interpretation and its success as a demonstration of your approach to creative practice through research.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:
- UK and EU students full-time - £6,910
- UK and EU students part-time - £3,540
- 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.
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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.