The MA Graphic Design course from Arts University Bournemouth approaches all forms of graphic design as triggers for thinking and feeling. By interrogating your practice at the cognitive level, you’ll explore how such things as a metaphor, and the framing and blending of ideas, drive communication.
Through self-initiated research and experimentation, you’ll be encouraged to engage with the world, and find insights that generate understanding and guide positive action.
Students apply to the course predominantly from graphic design courses but are welcomed from a variety of backgrounds (if they can show an aptitude for typography). Students may have studied photography, architecture, illustration, interaction design, three-dimensional design, fine art, or, subjects such as journalism, philosophy, psychology, anthropology or sociology.
Whatever your background, you’ll be required to reflect on your worldview; the underlying assumptions and understanding that guides and constrains your practice, and to use this reflection as a starting point from which to further develop. Your practice can take many forms: it can be self-expressive, or socially orientated; print, screen-based or three-dimensional.
It can focus on an aspect of a well-defined area of design, such as branding, experimental typography, publishing, and user-centred design, or on something more unconventional defined as part of your study.
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- Strategies for practice: Materials, methods, contexts
- Master’s project
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesDesign Graphic Design User Experience Design View 498 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
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- Applicants to the majority of our postgraduate degrees will usually have a 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate level qualification.
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International18500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8000 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/EU fees - £4,000 per annum (part time)
- International (Non-EU): £9,250 per annum (part-time)
Living costs for Bournemouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.