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Graphic Design Theory and Practice, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
This Graphic Design Theory and Practice course from Nottingham Trent University allows you to develop your professional and educational profile, alongside employment or other commitments. With a similar curriculum to our full-time MA Graphic Design / Illustration / Branding degrees, this part-time course offers a more flexible engagement for students, in order to suit your individual needs.

About

Depending on your interests, you can study a range of specialist topics including graphics, illustration, branding and identity, and digital interactive media. You can choose to either propose and develop your own practical project, or opt to research and write a dissertation based on a topic of your choice.

The MA Graphic Design Theory and Practice degree is ideal if you:
  • want to continue your design education alongside employment
  • are a professional who wants to develop new skills and knowledge in your design practice
  • are someone who wants to follow a more academic career as a researcher, writer, commentator or educator.

Key features

  • Have the support and flexibility to study a Masters course around other commitments, including employment
  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations
  • Choose to develop a practical project, or research and write a dissertation
  • Enjoy the opportunity to study across the broad subject of graphic design, choosing specialist topics such as illustration, branding, and digital interactive media
  • Be allocated a personal supervisor, who will provide continuity throughout the development of your work
  • Take part in group tutorials and development workshops
  • Opt for an additional advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing on

Careers and employability

Career Prospects

This Graphic Design Theory and Practice course from Nottingham Trent University 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.

Our graduates often pursue careers in education, digital and printed media for advertising, branding, marketing and promotion, and a diverse range of publications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Design Theory and Practice
  • Phase One: Creative Research and Development
  • Phase Two: Creative Development and Testing
  • Phase Three: Design for Production and Media
  • Advanced Art and Design Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 credit points or 160 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

General Requirements

  • 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:
  • a creative portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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

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