MA Graphic Design

Leeds Arts University    Postgraduate Courses

Full time September MA 1 year full-time
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Unleash your creative potential with our MA Graphic Design programme. Dive into the captivating world of design-led practice, critical analysis, and industry engagement. Through self-directed projects, you will explore contemporary graphic design practices and emerging debates, honing your problem-solving skills and fostering innovation. Investigate the intricate relationship between visual and contextual research, delving into social, political, and ethical dimensions. Benefit from our cutting-edge resources, including digital printing and vinyl cutting facilities, to bring your visions to life on a professional scale. Our postgraduate hub offers access to a wealth of industry-standard software and a supportive team of experts with diverse research interests. Stand out in the creative industry with our emphasis on collaborative practice, interdisciplinary research, and ethically conscious design approaches. Join us and embark on a journey towards becoming a sought-after problem seeker in the dynamic world of graphic design. To qualify, you need an undergraduate UK honours degree or equivalent, along with a reference and a compelling study proposal. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are also welcome to apply, showcasing their skills and knowledge for consideration.

About the course

Our MA Graphic Design explores the fascinating relationship between design-led practice, industry engagement and critical analysis.

You will build a body of self directed work informed by contemporary graphic design practice, and emerging debates within the field of design. Driven by problem analysis, critical debate and design innovation you will develop briefs, engage with an audience, and work collaboratively. Your investigation will explore the relationship between visual and contextual research, investigating the social, political and ethical contexts of your work.

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Entry Requirements

At enrolment you should normally have achieved: An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or; A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification.

You will also need: one reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner and a proposal outlining your intentions for postgraduate study.

Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree that can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills may also be considered for entry

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Home/EU Scholarships
Vice-Chancellor’s’s Postgraduate Scholarship
A scholarship of £2,000 will be awarded to one home/EU student for one year. The scholarship will be awarded by a panel of staff and comprises of a reduction in tuition fees for the year.

Studio Space Scholarship
The University recognises the challenges that graduates face in finding appropriate studio space in the first few years of their career. The studio space scholarship will provide suitable working studio space for one home/EU student for the period of their studies.

International Scholarships
Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship
There are five scholarships of £3,000 available. The scholarship is awarded by a panel of staff and is in the form of a tuition fee reduction.

International Studio Space Scholarship
All international students on the MA Fine Art or the MA Creative Practice will get a dedicated creative studio space.

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Leeds Arts University offers a range of postgraduate scholarships which are awarded by a panel of of staff and take the form of a tuition fee reduction. There are also a studio space scholarships available for some postgraduate courses.

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Application Procedure

Applicants must complete an application form, which is considered by a panel of of staff and take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

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