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Graphic Design and Typography MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Typography Graphic Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Develop an innovative approach to typographic communication on this practise-based MA. Collaborate with other students and professional designers to challenge preconceived ideas and further your professional practice.

Our MA Graphic Design and Typography is a student-centred, practice-led course that will allow you to experiment with diverse and innovative techniques, advancing your typographic practice to postgraduate level.

Whether you are an established professional designer or a new graduate or have come to graphic design via a different professional route, you will receive the training you need to develop your understanding of the business and social contexts of graphic communication as well as your practice.

At the end of the course, you will use all the skills you have developed to research and complete a final visual project relating to your own specialisms.

Assessment

You will demonstrate your progress through a combination of portfolio work, evaluative commentaries, blog participation, group critiques, one-to-one tutorials, presentations, logbooks and analytical reports, and a 6000-word research essay.

Careers

Our Master's course will equip you for professional employment or self-employment in graphic design and design consultancy, as well as related fields like brand development, art-editorial design, publishing, typography/typesetting, advertising, and media design. It will also give you a basis for a teaching career, or to continue on to a research degree, such as our PhD Graphic Design and Typography. You will also acheive Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip.

Different course options

Full time | Cambridge Campus | 12 months | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

You will study typography as a fundamental element of graphic design, and consider current developments in type use and typeface design in relation to a range of professional and speculative contexts. You will explore these through detailed investigation of type on the page and the screen, and through the experimental design of custom typefaces. The module will take a content-driven approach which will allow you to address the topic from a semantic and interpretative viewpoint. In seminars and lectures you will consider the relationship between written content and its typographic expression from different perspectives across a range of contexts, from the established disciplines of information design to the innovative use of typographic structure and typographic form in managing issues of complexity and ambiguity.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Students with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.