The MA Graphic Design is a UCLan’s postgraduate course, which also delivered at AAS College, franchise partner of the British University of Central Lancashire. The MA course in Graphic Design encourages the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Graphic Design. The course focus is rooted in visual communication research, underpinned by theory with an emphasis on the development of a very personal body of practical work.

Students may choose to work within any area of contemporary graphic design practice or explore the potential for design diversity. Throughout the course students are encouraged to pursue a unique personal line of inquiry within the broad subject area of Graphic Design.

By the end of the course all students should have completed a cohesive body of work to a professional standard and be able to clearly articulate a sound intellectual rationale and a broad critical viewpoint.

13 months

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Start Date:
1st October 2018

Tuition Fees:

Award Body:
University of Central Lancashire – UK

British Degree:
Master of Arts in Graphic Design

Entry Requirements

  • the AAS Application form completed
  • Degree or Diploma and transcript from previous educational institution
  • evidence of your ability in English language
  • portfolio
  • passport


Course at a glance:

Semester 1

Design Practice 1

Design Research 1

Semester 2

Advanced Practice 2

Design Research 2

Semester 3

Graphic Design Practice 3


Assessment is 100% coursework and you will be continually assessed throughout the course.

The course is continually assessed through module requirements, allowing students to achieve target awards. Final modules are graded Pass, Merit, Distinction.

Career Opportunities

The MA will help further career opportunities in the field of Graphic Design and Visual Communication – giving recognition to each student’s individual practical and intellectual abilities. The MA in Graphic Design however is not seen as wholly vocational as it also recognises the value of personal development, satisfaction and enlightenment.