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MA Graphic Design and Art Direction

Manchester Metropolitan University
1-3 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Manchester
English
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Manchester Metropolitan University

About this program

MA Graphic Design and Art Direction

The MA in Graphic Design & Art Direction program is designed for creative practitioners who wish to advance their knowledge, skills and specialism within the field of visual communication.

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 program 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?

***Please note that we are not currently accepting applications for this course, but please continue to check this page for updates as we are currently finalising our courses for 2023 entry. It is our hope to have this completed by late June or early July. We thank you for your understanding.***

Admission 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.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.


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Program content

Year 1

Core units

  • Synthesis Project: Graphic Design & Art Direction
  • Message / Audience / Context
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Practice 1: Graphic Behaviours

Optional units

  • Colour, Material & Finish
  • Culture & Context
  • Design Futures

Year 2

Core units

  • Realisation and Publication
  • Professional Practice

Scholarships & funding

Manchester Met is offering scholarships of up to £2,500 for high achieving applicants. This scholarship is open to international students who enrol on a full-time postgraduate Masters program and meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship will be awarded automatically upon enrolment, no application is required.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition

Postgraduate taught courses

If we classify you as an EU or Non-EU International student, you will normally pay between £16,500 and £18,000.

Part-time fee: £1834 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Qualification

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.

Career paths

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.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) is ranked 56th in the UK* demonstrating its commitment to providing excellent teaching and research. It has a proud history dating back to 1824 and is also one of the largest universities in the UK...


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Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University

1. Ranked 56th University in the UK. 
2. Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
3. £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
4. Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
5. 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
6. History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
7. Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
8. One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
9. Founding member of the Institute of Coding.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Great Marlborough Street
M1 5AL Manchester
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