MA Graphics Design

Master your Creativity.

The MA Graphics Design is ideally suited to recent graduates eager to develop and extend their skills; innovative and motivated practitioners keen to progress and find a personal direction within the breadth and depth of the discipline. The course encourages advanced level of research, promoting critical analysis and exploration yet providing thorough approach to practice and theory.
The purpose of this programme is to educate and train professional designers to work both autonomously and in teams, with the ability to respond and adapt to the demands of a rapidly changing society. Much emphasis is placed on reflective practice, innovation, critical judgement, and effective industrial skills associated with both independent practice and team work, through awareness, understanding and analysis of current freelance, consultancy and design employment in relationship to contemporary society. Students are encouraged to firmly support their development within a professional context by testing and applying their work in ‘real’ world situations and scenarios – creating links with industry and the professional design community. This also opens future possibilities for employment and entrepreneurship on graduating from the course.

Career Prospects

  • To relate graphic design to relevant context
  • To recognise and extend their creative potential with regard to specific applications of graphic design practice
  • To promote graphic design practice by innovative and professional engagement withclients/users/market requirements
  • To help students identify, master and develop specialist design processes
  • To develop refined and focused communication strategies


Understand, evaluate and apply/practice the processes involved in professional practice and academic research
Examine more thoroughly areas such as design history, theory, and criticism and to identify and anticipate research issues
Exhibit behaviours and attitudes of advanced study
Intellectual curiosity that extends beyond the teacher defined parameters of coursework
Evidence of self-motivated strategies for acquainting oneself with literature, cinema, photography, illustration, typography and critical discourse in the disciplines
Evidence of a process for considering researchable questions and addressing research issues
Ability to analyze and synthesize concepts and information from a variety of sources and to apply them in the exploration of visual communication problems
Creative insight and the ability to recognize and develop significant research opportunities


  • A degree (minimum 2:2) within design or any related field. Relevant professional qualifications and/ or
  • extensive professional design experience can also be considered


13 Lessons1 year (FT) / 1.5 years (PT)


Research Method in Art, Media and Design
Advanced Visual Communication
Digital Culture
Digital Media Design
Experiential Design
Major Project Development
Digital Design Thinking
Design for Production
Exploring Practice
Emerging Media
Digital Storytelling
MA Design Project