Our MA Graphic Design course has been structured to promote the role of designers as skilled professional communicators, and firmly embed a culture of research and problem solving into creative practice.
Our course aims to promote specialism and mastery in your own unique area of graphic design - which you'll identify and develop with us on this MA, enabling you to produce meaningful outcomes from informed research is a top priority, and we will support you to hone your creative skills with access to the photography and printmaking studios, twinned with teaching in studio space and seminar studios.
Using the extensive industry links brought by our course staff, you'll be encouraged to foster connections with industry partners within your area of specialism. UCA is proud to boast connections with The BBC, FutureBrand, The Brewery and Bloom. With the help of visiting lecturers, industry experts and live briefs, you'll gain real-life experience of the design industry first hand, and an emphasis will be placed on how to present both yourself and your design work in a professional arena.
The industry orientation of this course is concerned with exploring graphic design languages in all their facets. You'll enhance your understanding of the aesthetic and commercial value of your work, and accrue professional experience which will add innovation to your practice.
On this course, you'll be taught through a range of lectures, workshops, tutorials, live pitches and presentations. We also place a strong emphasis on independent research.