M.A. On Campus

(Design) Department of Graphic Design

University of Johannesburg

12 months
851 EUR/year
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The purpose of the Master of Arts in (Design) Department of Graphic Design at University of Johannesburg is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level.


The Master of Arts in (Design) Department of Graphic Design at University of Johannesburg is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation.

In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their work to an interview panel.


  • Apply specialist knowledge of design.
  • Demonstrate a command of design and research methods and procedures to address complex problems
  • Access, process and manage information effectively.
  • Produce information for, and communicate it to, a range of audiences. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Dissertation: Design

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree a “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or relevant Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules. 
  • A relevant Baccalaureus Technologiae: Fashion degree, with an average mark of at least 65% combined with a research methodology short learning component as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. 
  • Portfolio.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    851 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 851 EUR per year during 12 months.

R14,634 – R171,158

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

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


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