Taught course

Communication Design: Graphic Design

Institution
Kingston University · Communication Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in graphic design or a related subject, such as moving image, graphic communication, illustration, 3D design, advertising, photography, packaging, computer-related design, architecture or fine art.

We also welcome applicants with relevant experience, which demonstrates the necessary skills and intellectual achievement needed to undertake the course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course encourages the exploration and understanding of the methods and processes at work in contemporary visual communication, and will further develop your personal practice and approach to graphic design. It focuses on individual research and inquiry and helps you to develop your understanding of the significance of the wider cultural role of the visual designer. In addition, you will be introduced to disciplinary and interdisciplinary models of thinking that will underpin your own focused study on the course.

Key features

  • The emphasis on problem finding, research methods and critical thinking is intended to enhance your long-term employment possibilities through an understanding of the changing global, technological and social context of design.
  • The course is taught by academics who are also practising designers and researchers in design. This is supported by studio visits and visiting tutors from industry, live projects, competitions, lectures and workshops.
  • Core modules are studied with students from across the Design School's postgraduate community.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12-24 months
part time
24 months

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