Graphic Design and Illustration, M.A. | Liverpool John Moores University | Liverpool, United Kingdom
12 months
16900 GBP/year
8135 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Graphic Design and Illustration MA course at Liverpool John Moores University advances your artistic development and helps you become a critically engaged practitioner. You will examine and explore the role of independent visual practice within the context of an ever-increasing interdisciplinary profession.


This Graphic Design and Illustration MA course at Liverpool John Moores University invites you to benefit from the tutelage of our industry networked academic team, dedicated to creating opportunities for you and the development of your artistic crossover projects.

The MA focuses on the cultural shifts at the centre of a rapidly moving Graphic Design and Illustration industry. It has been specially designed to place craft and production activities firmly at the heart of its research and your development experience.

You will be expected to develop personal practice that challenges traditional perspectives on both Graphic Design and Illustration disciplines while, at the same time, engaging with industry partners that have established profiles in commercial practice. A particular emphasis will be placed on challenging and exploring media as a method of developing your professional practice and realising your career ambitions.


This Masters is wholly geared towards facilitating a practical understanding of how you might exploit your own practice in the professional sphere. You are encouraged to engage with the networks which you are exposed to during the course to further your employment and career opportunities.

On graduation you will be able to pursue a variety of careers in the established professions of graphic design and illustration. You will be equipped for traditional roles in graphics studios and creative agencies such as Senior Designer, Art Director, Studio Manager and Production Manager.

The programme will also prepare you for self-employment and entrepreneurial ventures - ideal for those interested in pursuing an independent creative practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Practice 
  • Research and Practice  (Graphic Design and Illustration) 
  • Studio Practice (Graphic Design and Illustration) 
  • Collaborative Practice 
  • Major Project (Graphic Design and Illustration) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a reference
  • applicants are required to submit a sample PDF portfolio (A) or website link (B) at the point of application - see guidance below
  • to attend an interview
  • In exceptional circumstances applications by mature graphic designers, illustrators and artists without sufficient qualifications will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8135 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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