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Graphic Design, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This course is all about the research, development and production of creative, original and effective graphic design solutions that function across a range of print and digital media. At the start of the course you’ll work on short projects which are aimed at challenging conventions. This Graphic Design programme is offered by Nottingham Trent University.

About

You’ll then focus on a subject of your choice through the research, development and production of a single, in-depth project. You will also develop a professional Journal which explores current thought and practice. This Graphic Design programme is offered by Nottingham Trent University.

Key features
  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations.
  • Engage with industry by undertaking short internships and studio visits.
  • Work in our dedicated Art and Design postgraduate studio.
  • Benefit from regular lectures from leading figures in the design industry.
  • Attend workshops covering typography, visual language, branding, storyboarding and life drawing sessions.
  • Opt for an additional advanced research module if you're thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.
Careers and employability

This course will equip you with strong creative and problem solving skills. Our graduates become valuable members of professional teams working together on a range of visual communication projects, involving all kinds of cross-discipline collaborations.

Recent graduates have:

  • set up their own businesses, in the UK and abroad
  • progressed to further study at PhD level
  • found work within related careers in the design sector
  • returned to their previous occupations with a new focus.

Others have found careers in digital and printed media for advertising, branding, marketing and promotion, and a diverse range of publications.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Graphic Design
  • Advanced Art and Design Research

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • lectures
  • individual and group tutorials
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • live projects and competition briefs
  • independent studio practice
  • self-directed research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You can apply for this course throughout the year, but we'd recommend that applications should be received by the end of July for entry in September.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 credit points or 160 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 2.2 honours degree in a related subject.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Other requirements:
  • IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill); and
  • a creative portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We are offering a number of scholarships for Masters study. You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those international students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

For more information, please check the programme website.

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