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MA Graphic Design (Online)

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2 years

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Graphic Design

Course type


Course Summary


Join an exciting space for learning, networking and debating graphic design practices. Develop your design thinking and creative processes to an advanced level. Examine the building blocks of effective and award winning studio work and design culture; from design contexts to new and emerging models and insights that will support your personal development and creative ambition.

Our reputation within graphic design sees our graduates working in some of the world’s leading, and award-winning studios and agencies.

It's these professional organisations and award-winning practitioners who have helped inform the course, alongside many years of experience growing new thinking and teaching in the field.

You will:

  • Have the opportunity to access a huge breadth of cross cultural and international thinking and contribute to the future of graphic design practice around the world
  • Examine your personal practice in relationship to the ever-evolving nature of the subject globally and culturally
  • Acquire and develop the skills needed to develop your graphic design career or business venture.  

Why study with us?

This MA is built to help you take your next career leap; developing a practice that is robust, adaptive and forms a new step in your professional journey and life.

Whether you’re looking to refine a point of difference for your work or examine business approaches to inform opportunities for your studio practice, our course will equip you with the industry insights and elevated design thinking needed to reach your professionals aspirations. Graduates of the MA can then pursue a path in their area of specialism. In addition to finding jobs as a graphic designer, you can also explore other roles that require the skill set you’ve developed. Some examples include working as a creative director, production designer, or game artist.

Careers and employability service

In addition to the guidance offered by our tutors, you can also access our RealWORKS, our careers and employability service throughout your studies, and for up to 5 years following graduation.

Our expert team will help you identify potential opportunities in the UK or internationally, prepare for job interviews, advise you on starting up your own business, and more. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.


Your final MA project is built on learning from previous modules and allows you to position yourself and your work for next steps following graduation. Project work therefore can develop from a number of perspectives; being research or theory led (for further research study at PhD level) or personally or professionally orientated (for independent or studio practice).

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Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree at 2:2 level or equivalent in areas such as Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Illustration, Photography, Fashion, Textiles, Animation, Film or Fine Art. We also accept applicants with no undergraduate degree but a clear demonstration of subject related skills and knowledge whether self-taught or gained through industry experience. Digital portfolio.  Submit a digital portfolio of your graphic design practice. This may include previous project work and your current work-in-progress. It can take the form of a link to your blog or website and/or be presented as an interactive PDF. This will help the admissions team assess your suitability for MA study online.