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About the course

Our MA Graphic Communication is an ideal opportunity to develop your skills and interests by exploring the creative issues and technical aspects of graphic design today.

For designers working in industry, it offers a platform for career development by revising, developing and updating your skills.

The practical element of this graphic design masters is strengthened by an enhanced critical understanding of contemporary professional design debates, issues and trends, plus a greater understanding of research methodologies and how to apply them effectively.

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What you will study

The MA Graphic Communication includes the following modules:

  • Graphic Communication Masters Project
  • Graphic Communication Principles
  • Graphic Communication

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Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or an appropriate professional qualification, or HND/HNC and appropriate experience. UK applicants will be interviewed with their portfolio. Part-time students are usually required to be practising professionals.

Equivalent accredited international qualifications are acceptable. International students need to supply a CD or DVD of their work, or a link to their personal website, to evidence their ability. Commitment to study will be considered. Where possible, video-conferencing, Skype or other communication will be used to contact you.



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Karl Musty

Karl Musty studied MA Graphic Communication at the University of South Wales.


“I wanted to continue study at postgraduate level, so decided to progress onto the MA Graphic Communication. The course is closely related to photography and something I’m really interested in. I’m hoping the additional skills attained in the postgraduate qualification will increase my employability, as the nature of the creative industries is tending to favour those with multidisciplinary skills. I consider a postgraduate qualification to be valuable in the very competitive jobs market we have today.

I’m hoping to go onto a PGCE qualification and eventually be proficient in teaching both disciplines, further increasing my employability status.

My advice to any student wishing to progress to postgraduate study would be to take full advantage of the scholarships and bursaries available. I believe, a postgraduate course is worth the financial hardship (for just a year) to attain the ever more desirable postgraduate qualification and the added skills required in the employment market today.”


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