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  • Objectives
    A successful graphic designer needs creative ingenuity, design world knowledge and confident technical skills. This intensive taught course helps design professionals and graduates deepen skills and experience within the graphics industry through the support of leading international contemporary designers and academics. With an emphasis on multi-disciplinary learning and exploring visual media from traditional print to moving image, the Graphic Design MA reflects the future direction of the professional field. Covering the core fundamentals of Graphic Design, both in theory and practice and utilising both craft-based and digital media, this course facilitates the development of multi-skilled designers. The University's unique location on the edge of the City and the East End provides a dynamic and creative community. Outstanding facilities, specialist expertise, related business activities and internationally renowned academics support and prepare you for employment or career progression within design.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful applicants normally hold an Honours degree within design and have a relevant design portfolio. Those with relevant professional qualifications and/or extensive professional design experience will also be considered.
  • Academic Title
    MA Graphic Design
  • Course description
    Course structure

    The course includes seven core modules, live project work and design report development. Modules include:

    -Design Research into Practice
    -Digital Forming
    -Design for Production
    -Design Targets
    -Visual Communication
    -Exploring Practice
    -2D for 3D Moving Image
    -2D Design
    -Digital Photography
    -Major Project

    Assessment
    You are supported through a 'laboratory' model of learning; developing innovative design, conceptual thinking, professional understanding and aesthetic sensitivity. You present design work and reports for assessment and exhibition throughout the course.

    Career opportunities
    Recent studies show that globally, the growth of creative and cultural industries is more than twice the rate of the world economy. The UK's leading careers website, prospects.ac.uk, states that over 50% of people in the design sector work in London.

    Supporting the highest concentration of designers and related businesses in the world, our unique location offers many opportunities for students and professionals to showcase cutting-edge design within related industries and venues. Through work placement and live project opportunities, you develop design projects that are commercially and creatively relevant for global consumer markets.

    Typical career opportunities include work as consultant designers, CEOs, in-house designers, freelance designers in; graphics, advertising, corporate communication, website designers, packaging and illustration.

    Attendance and duration
    Full-time: 1 year, two days a week
    Part-time: 2 years, one day a week

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