MA Design Specialising in Graphic Design


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:
11th October 2021

British Degree:
Master of Arts in Design

Entry Requirements

  • AAS Application form completed
  • Degree or Diploma and transcript from previous educational institution
  • Evidence of your ability in English language
  • Portfolio
  • Passport
  • CV


Course at a glance:

Stage 1

Design Studies 1 (60 credits)

Stage 2

Design Studies 2 (60 credits)

Stage 3

Design Studies 3 (60 credits)


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 within commercial design practice – giving recognition to each student’s individual practical and intellectual abilities. Graduates will improve their chance of employment in the advertising industry with their demonstrated enhanced specialism and understanding developed on the course.