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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MA Graphic Design course is designed to create accomplished designers and thinkers, whose practice is shaped by innovation in a discipline that is at the forefront of global communication.

Central to the course is an intensive practice-led enquiry, which will take the shape of a major project that you will create. Through visual exploration, contextual research and reflection, you will gain a deeper understanding of this exciting discipline.

Key features

  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations
  • Engage with industry by undertaking short internships and studio visits.
  • Work in our dedicated Art & Design postgraduate studio
  • Benefit from regular lectures from leading figures in the design industry
  • Attend workshops covering: Typography as Language, Branding, Storytelling, Ideation for Designers, Design Semantics and Technical Workshops.
  • Opt for an additional advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.

What you'll study

At the start of the course you’ll work on short projects which are aimed at challenging conventions and giving you the intellectual grounding that you need for your MA project. You’ll then focus on a subject of your choice and through research, development and testing, create a bespoke design project which truly represents your own specific interests as a designer.

You’ll also benefit from working alongside other Masters students from Branding and Identity, Design and Illustration, providing you with the opportunity to collaborate.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • lectures
  • individual and group tutorials
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • live projects and competition briefs
  • independent studio practice
  • self-directed research.

Assessment

Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves:

  • project proposal
  • set project research and development
  • Professional Journal
  • practical work
  • verbal and visual presentations
  • the planning and design of a display of your work.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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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

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    144 64%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    28th

    9

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