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Design (MA)

Course Description

About this course

Would you like to improve your career prospects, start your own business or develop further specialist design skills?

Offering the perfect blend of theory and practice in the context of business and society, the MA Design course will enable you to focus on your own specialist area of design practice, in disciplines such as 3D design, fashion communication, fashion design, fashion marketing, graphic design, communication design, service design, interaction design, industrial design, interior design, 3D design and transportation design.

Developed specifically for those with a design background or relevant qualification, you will undertake a series of taught modules to develop your knowledge and practical skills, before competing a final project or thesis around your chosen specialism.

In addition to the taught aspect of this course, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a series of collaborative projects with industry and, where possible, field trips to collaborative companies or exhibitions to further enhance your learning experience.

Full time September start


Full time January start


Part time


Distance Learning September start


Distance Learning January start


Who would this course suit?

Are you a designer who would like to develop your current practice and skills in a particular design direction? This course could be for you.

Visit the Design (MA) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have a good honours degree in a design discipline or a related subject and be engaged in professional design practice. Mature applicants with a lower qualification and at least three years appropriate professional experience may be accepted. Applicants with substantial relevant experience alone will be considered on their individual merit. Applicants will be expected to be computer literate and should be familiar with the use of internet applications.

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