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.
- Research and Practice
- Research and Practice (Graphic Design and Illustration)
- Studio Practice (Graphic Design and Illustration)
- Collaborative Practice
- Major Project (Graphic Design and Illustration)
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesDesign Graphic Design View 533 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
- 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.
International16900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16900 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8135 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8135 GBP per year during 12 months.
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