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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 Applications
  • Professional Design Practice
  • Research and Practice in the Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Graphic Communication Final Major Project

Visiting speakers from industry also regularly come in to take guest lectures in specialist areas such as UX (user Experience and UI (User Interface).

Teaching

We pride ourselves on providing a creative, friendly and professional environment. 

Studio and workshop tutorials are supplemented by lectures, seminars, integrated case-study analysis, discussion groups and multimedia presentations.

Staff are active in research and/or consultancy, and are often joined by a range of visiting designers and practitioners.

Careers

During the graphics masters, you will develop the practical, analytical, technological and problem-solving skills needed to meet the complex and changing role of the graphic designer.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Servicethroughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.


Visit the MA Graphic Communication page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

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