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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

If you're an ambitious creative looking to develop your work to meet the ever-changing demands of the creative industries, then our MA Graphic Design degree course is for you.

On this course, you'll explore different design methodologies – such as typography and publication design – and apply them to ‘real-world’ situations. You'll channel your design skills while creating professional links in various creative industries and communities.

We'll provide the expertise and support you need to develop your practice, and help you sharpen the skills that will grow your career in graphic design and other creative industries. And because you'll test and apply your work in the real world, you'll also open up possibilities for future employment and entrepreneurship when you graduate.

What you'll experience

On this Graphic Design degree course, you'll:

  • Produce stimulating graphic design, with the latest software and equipment used by professionals in the industry
  • Improve your understanding of graphic design through in-depth research
  • Develop a strong critical discourse with peers and academic staff in relation to your work
  • Use our specialist workshops, which include facilities for screen printing, letterpress, laser cutting, dye sublimation printing and digital fabric printing
  • Get to grips with the latest professional software in our digital studios
  • Spend time working in the dynamic and creative environment of our design studios
  • Hear from inspirational guest speakers from the world of design
  • Plan and produce a personal project to showcase your skills

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll have the necessary skills for a successful career in the graphic design profession. You might choose to set up your own design studio, step into a more senior role in a graphic design agency or go on to further study.

What can you do with a Graphic Design degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Graphic design
  • Typographic design
  • Type design
  • Website design
  • New media design
  • Magazine design publishing
  • Work in the television and film industries
  • Art direction
  • Design management
  • Research

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 86 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    123 55%

    57th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%

    5th

    11

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