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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Grand Parade

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our distinctive Graphic Design MA is an enriching and advanced programme for both graphic designers looking to push their practice in ambitious new directions and creatives wanting to move into the field.

You will be encouraged to explore social, political and environmental issues in your work and to consider the crucial role of design in relation to the most pressing debates in contemporary society.

At the heart of graphic design is communication and story-telling, and this programme is rooted in defining and challenging the boundaries of the practice.

We will support you in discovering fresh new ways of working and in expanding your creative ideas and research interests – you will be solving real-world design problems at a high level.

Course structure

You will learn a combination of analogue and digital techniques which may include motion graphics, user experience design, editorial design, branding, typography, narrative systems, gamification and art direction.

The course will be delivered through practical workshops, guided and independent study, critical reflection and writing, lectures, presentations and study trips over three semesters.

Part-time students take the same key modules but over two years.

Some modules are specific to this Graphic Design MA, whilst others are shared with other postgraduate courses, enabling you to meet and work with peers outside of your immediate subject.


Graphic design is a large and varied discipline. It spans the rich, analogue traditions of the printed word and image to sophisticated and ever-evolving digital technologies which are now integrated into all aspects of our professional and personal lives.

At Brighton, our Graphic Design MA has been created to enable you to develop the skills, confidence, agility and ambition to position yourself within this immense and fast-changing landscape.

We will help you to understand the wide-ranging career options open to you, many of which didn’t exist five years ago, and to make informed choices so you can succeed and thrive, whether as a freelancer, an in-house designer or through further PhD study and research.

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 85 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    140 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%



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