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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Illustration Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

The aim of this course is for you to achieve your personal employment ambitions - whether as a design professional in the creative industries, or in related areas such as research, retail, marketing, and education. Be part of an interdisciplinary design programme which promotes social and cultural innovation. Develop your specialist skills and knowledge in a collaborative studio environment. Innovate with materials, technology and conceptual thinking. Extend existing material practices in response to the needs of our rapidly changing world. Placing emphasis on personal research, this course gives you the chance to develop your own interests and ideas in a challenging and supportive environment. Academic staff are design specialists, researchers and practitioners who will support you to expand your practice and develop an independent, autonomous approach.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a: independent design practitioner; designer; design manager; maker or manufacturer; company-employed designer; postgraduate student at PhD level.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


15 months

Start date



Theory Supporting Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Project 2 (30 Credits) - Core
Ma Project (Illustration) (60 Credits) - Core
Project 1 (30 Credits) - Core
Negotiated Project (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline or significant relevant experience; appropriate study plans, including an indication of possible project topics and clear, appropriate and realistic learning aims; a high level of creative ability, as evidenced by a portfolio of work; ability to discuss design issues critically and confidently.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 6,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real...more

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