12 months
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3084 GBP/module
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About

The Graphic Design and Art Direction programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is designed for creative practitioners who wish to advance their knowledge, skills and specialism within the field of visual communication.

Overview

Each student will develop a practice-led investigation within this broader context, actively constructing a bespoke body of design knowledge which combines theory, practice, research, entrepreneurship and innovation from a wide range of creative activities.

They will be taught to question and expand their creative thinking and generic design process by developing their analytical skills; engaging in critical dialogues; work independently, collaboratively and interdisciplinary; experimenting in a range of directions before delivering professional and innovative outcomes to defined audiences with confidence. All creative activities are supported by strategic thinking, robust methodologies and informed by practice-led research.

This Graphic Design and Art Direction programme from Manchester Metropolitan University aims to develop a deeper understanding and fuel a personal obsession with the visual communication of ideas, continually asking: What is possible within the visual realm of text and image?

Career

We cultivate highly motivated, independent and creative thinkers who can transfer their skills into the creative marketplace, as entrepreneurial innovators, freelance practitioners and innovative team players. Past graduates predominantly achieve graduate-level positions or practise as sole traders, design studio artists, exhibiting artists, museum curators, archivists, researchers, academics, community practitioners, specialist technicians and filmmakers at national and international levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Thinking
  • Design Practice: Graphic Behaviours
  • Message / Audience / Context
  • Synthesis Project: Graphic Design & Art Direction
  • Culture and Context
  • Professional Practice
  • Realisation and Publication

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 2:2 Honours degree is required. Equivalent EU/international qualifications are also accepted. Applicants who do not meet these criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Other professional qualifications or degree disciplines will be considered on merit and/or with relevant professional experience.
  • We require the submission of a digital portfolio to evidence design practice and research, and may request an interview as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3084 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3084 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    1667 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1667 GBP per module during 12 months.

Part-time:

  • UK and Channel Island Students: £1667 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • EU and NON-EU International Students: £3084 per 30 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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