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MASTERS

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
On campus
Full-time
€17,502.59/year
 2100 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

MA Graphic Design explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design to build critical understanding, individual design thinking processes, practical experience, and insightful design solutions. The course offers areas of specialism in typography, branding, editorial and book design, social enterprise, and digital interactive experiences.

We take a problem-solving approach to graphic design to explore contemporary practice through design thinking, insight and co-design processes, prototyping ideas, and building expert collaborative networks with external partners.

We are a diverse collective, working across project areas of typography & information, brand identity & campaigns, new technology & digital experiences, design writing & insight analysis, sustainability & environmental issues, structural packaging, and book design.

There may be additional costs by this University.

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Curriculum

Modules

Developing Practice

Critical Debates

Vision and Authorship

Advanced Research

Major Project

Critical Debates

In this module you’ll explore the key concepts, ideas, issues and research methodologies relating to the practice and theory of graphic design. With particular focus on the cultural and social contexts within your chosen discipline, you’ll produce a portfolio of critical responses to contemporary debates in research and professional practice. – Term 1 (30 credits)

Vision and Authorship

In this module you will develop a focused line of enquiry which demonstrates critical practice informed by current debates in graphic design. You will explore new insights that challenge preconceptions within the professional practice of graphic design while developing the skills, knowledge and research to advance your proposed design project. – Term 2 (30 credits)

Advanced Research

In this module you will examine a diverse range of advanced approaches to graphic design research using both historical and contemporary sources, and explore the work of practitioners and scholars in your chosen area of graphic design and the contemporary research problems they face. – Term 2 (30 credits)

Major Project

Using research methodologies, concepts and processes previously explored in the course you will evaluate interrelationships between theory and practice. You’ll produce a portfolio or public exhibition of a substantial body of practice work supported by critical and reflective written work that demonstrates your resolution and expertise. – Term 3 (60 credits)

Careers

This course will prepare you for a diverse range of design careers within the creative industries such as:

  • graphic designer
  • picture editor
  • packaging designer
  • web designer
  • freelance designer
  • illustrator
  • brand designer
  • retail designer
  • art director
  • similar managerial positions

This course is also well suited to those looking to pursue careers in further research and teaching about Graphic Design.

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