This course is built around your personal design interests and aspirations. It allows you to push the boundaries of creativity, within a framework of academic rigour and contextual research. You can choose to study any of the following areas: Advertising, Animation, Calligraphy and lettering, Creative computational design, Design thinking, innovation and ideation, Design leadership, Fashion product and promotion, Graphic communication, Graphic design, Illustration, Interactive media, Motion graphics, Typographic design. Other specialised design disciplines will also be considered.
Our specialist tutors will work with you as you create a portfolio of creative designs that will excite and impress potential employers. By the end of the course, you will have completed a major project that has evolved from your practice and research. The project will be supported by a critical evaluation report.
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Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this MA Design course requires a higher level of independent working. The course aims to stretch your creativity and maximise your sense of personal fulfilment.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods, which include lectures, seminars, critiques, workshops and practical demonstrations. These sessions are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds. You will also have high levels of weekly contact with tutors who give regular feedback and support.
You will negotiate a ‘statement of intent’ with your tutors that will identify the topics that you intend to study and research. You can choose to specialise in just one area or explore a number of different areas. Your studies will include aspects of creative studio practice that are relevant to your interests. There is also a theoretical element that contextualises your chosen area(s), alongside other design media, within the broader field of design.
This is usually the prototyping stage, where you would test out your ideas and experiments before the final outcome in Stage 3. Alternatively, you can either continue your studies in your chosen specialism or diversify your studies into an alternative area. You will explore the techniques and application of your ideas as it applies to a wide range of design disciplines. Practical output and theoretical contextualisation will continue to interact and build on each other.
In the final stage, all students will produce a portfolio of creative work that has evolved from the practice and theoretical research developed up to this point. This will be supported by a Critical Evaluation Report.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course, you will be equipped for roles throughout the creative industries. Potential roles include animator, graphic designer, illustrator, calligrapher, lettering designer, typographic designer, interactive designer, lecturer or broad-based designer.
Our graduates have forged careers all over the globe in graphic design, editorial, infographics, motion graphics, advertising, web, packaging and interactive design. We have graduates working in Ordinance Survey, MTV, SEGA, and the creative industries of publishing, design consultancies and advertising design.
This creative degree can also open doors into many other careers, such as teaching, or further study at Doctorate level.