Building on your existing qualifications and experience, studying for a master's degree can give you an edge over other graphic designers in a highly competitive market. You will be supported in developing your existing practice towards gaining advanced knowledge of the graphic design industry, and you will have the opportunity to build an outstanding portfolio.
You will be enrolled on our online Postgraduate Art and Design programme, specialising in Graphic Communication. You will develop your project proposal in preparation for your Major Study in Graphic Communication through a series of practice modules supported by modules covering research and the creative industries. The award pathway leads to an MA degree certificate in Graphic Communication.
What does the Course Involve?
On the MA Graphic Communication course you will develop a theoretical, commercial and philosophical understanding of the graphic design industry and gain an awareness of the issues that arise from graphic communication. These include the historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, technological, ethical and global themes from the perspective of contemporary graphic design practice.
In your practical work, you will be encouraged to be open and curious and to experiment with your own visual voice by engaging intellectually with the design process. You will develop your portfolio, and will be encouraged to explore a varied range of media appropriate to your own individual practice. You will develop appropriate methods of representation and presentation in order to develop an ambitious, cohesive body of work.
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During your studies with IDI you will need access to specific pieces of equipment which will enable you to complete your coursework. You will also need to ensure you have access to the necessary reading materials. Sourcing these will be your own responsibility and any costs incurred are not included in your course fees. For further information about the equipment and reading requirements, please refer to the course Reading and Materials List (http://bit.ly/1QOo54G). If you require any further advice, please contact our Admissions Advisors who will be happy to help.
Research and Creative Industries Modules
While you will study common modules alongside students from other disciplines, you will be encouraged to approach them from the point of view of your own graphic design practice.
All students undertake the following modules:
- Postgraduate Study in Context - Research and Practice - Creative Industries: Global Perspectives - Critical Studies - Creative Industries: Business Perspectives - Creative Industries: Professional Presentations
In addition to the above modules, as you specialise in MA Graphic Communication you will undertake the following award specific modules centred around your own practice:
- Practice 1: Art and Design - Practice 2: Art and Design - Major Study: Graphic Communication
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Typical progression from the MA in Graphic Communication is to employment or promotion in a related industry. The language of delivery is English. The location of delivery and assessment is online with no need for attendance.
Subject to minimum cohort numbers being reached, you can choose from part-time or full-time study modes on all MA courses. Find out more about the different modes of study - http://bit.ly/1LeaZ3T
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