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Course Overview

This course will allow you to develop your own graphic design practice in a way that is future proof, globally accessible and relevant to the issues that matter to the creative industries today.

The course provides an exciting space for learning, networking and debating graphic design practices. The course will ensure that your design thinking and creative processes will become advanced. You will examine the building blocks of effective and award winning studio work and design culture; from design contexts to new and emerging models and insights that will support your personal development and creative ambition.

Whether building upon traditional fields or responding to new or emergent media, audiences and markets, the course accelerates, motivates and encourages you to take your next career leap; developing a practice that is robust, adaptive and forms a new step in your professional journey and life.

Our reputation within graphic design sees our graduates working in some of the world’s leading, and award-winning studios and agencies. It is these professional organisations and award-winning practitioners who have helped inform the course, alongside many years and experience of growing new thinking and teaching in the field.

Summary

Have the opportunity to access a huge breadth of cross cultural and international thinking and contribute to the future of graphic design practice around the world.

Examine your personal practice in relationship to the ever evolving nature of the subject globally and culturally.

Acquire and develop the skills needed to develop your graphic design career or business venture.

Who is this course for?

You may be looking to:

  • Critically analyse key developments in visual culture, business and society.
  • Define your voice and refine a point of difference for your design practice.                                
  • Examine strategies and business approaches to help manage and inform the vision for your personal or studio practice.
  • Join a community of graduates from across the world, bringing new and shared cross cultural insights and ideas.
  • Define your specialism and understand the opportunities for career or business futures.
  • Explore new approaches to storytelling through research insights and cross channel communications.
  • Share your work, ideas and innovation with like-minded people from around the globe.
  • Graduate with a clear plan for next career steps or entrepreneurial ambition.

Course content

MA

You will need to complete four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project (180 credits in total). All modules on the course are compulsory and must be passed in order to complete the award.

PGDip

You will need to complete four 30-credit modules (120 credits in total). All modules on the course are compulsory and must be passed in order to complete the award. A dissertation (major project) is not required.

  • Contemporary Practice
  • History and Futures
  • Studio and Entrepreneurship
  • Application and Interactions
  • Major Project (MA only)

Assessment

You will be assessed through written coursework and practical activities, such as

  • Practical assignments, for example designing a digital tool or process to aid collaboration.
  • Written assignments, for example writing a business plan for your own business.
  • Work-based assignments that are grounded in your existing practise where you apply tools such as storytelling or market research.

Visit the Graphic Design - MA/PGDip page on the Falmouth University website for more details!

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