Taught course

Graphic Design and Illustration

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a 2:1 degree in Graphic Design or Illustration
  • a reference
  • applicants are required to submit a sample PDF portfolio (A) or website link (B) at the point of application - see guidance below
  • to attend an interview
In exceptional circumstances applications by mature graphic designers, illustrators and artists without sufficient qualifications will be considered.
A) Digital Portfolio
The work need to be presented in the same way a physical portfolio would be; ordered and considered including the following;
+ undergraduate projects
+ evidence of problem solving skills
+ visual literacy (this may be shown in the final outcome and resolve of a project)
+ a variety of projects (crossing disciplines, art / sculpture, illustration, digital design, book design etc)
+ research work
+ sketchbooks (showing development of you projects and your thinking)
Format: A single PDF file.
B) Website Portfolio
If you are presenting your work as a website, then please make sure you have considered the following.
You will need to include samples of the following:
+ undergraduate projects
+ evidence of problem solving skills
+ visual literacy (this may be shown in the final outcome and resolve of a project)
+ a variety of projects (crossing disciplines, art / sculpture, illustration, digital design, book design etc)
+ research work
Please make sure you include captions to give a brief description of your project
(no more than 40 words)
Please make sure that the link to your site is not your admin login. We need the link to your published site, otherwise we won't have access rights.
Please do not send sites that require Flash to upload the page. Suitable sites builders are: Cargo Collective, Muse, Wix, Wordpress, Squarespace.
Additional information:
  • IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson PTE Academic requirements: 64 (minimum 59 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
Please do not send sites that require Flash to upload the page. Suitable sites builders are: Cargo Collective, Muse, Wix, Wordpress, Squarespace.If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

LJMU's MA in Graphic Design and Illustration advances your artistic development and helps you become a critically engaged practitioner.
  • Develop your work in state-of-the-art workspaces and facilities
  • Benefit from close links with industry and local creative agencies and professionals
  • Visit key graphic design industry events
  • Build a graphic design and illustration portfolio through collaborative projects with local festivals and creative ventures
  • The 2020 Liverpool School of Art and Design MA Online Degree Show
  • View and engage with work produced by masters students from the Liverpool School of Art & Design
  • Take advantage of the generous Michael Pugh Thomas and Julia Carter Preston Legacy £1000 scholarships offered to postgraduate applicants
This course invites you to benefit from the tutelage of our industry networked academic team, dedicated to creating opportunities for you and the development of your artistic crossover projects.
The MA focuses on the cultural shifts at the centre of a rapidly moving Graphic Design and Illustration industry. It has been specially designed to place craft and production activities firmly at the heart of its research and your development experience.
You will examine and explore the role of independent visual practice within the context of an ever-increasing interdisciplinary profession.

You will be expected to develop personal practice that challenges traditional perspectives on both Graphic Design and Illustration disciplines while, at the same time, engaging with industry partners that have established profiles in commercial practice. A particular emphasis will be placed on challenging and exploring media as a method of developing your professional practice and realising your career ambitions.

Programmes from the School of Art and Design are fully collaborative aiming for cross-disciplinary practice across our suite of postgraduate subject areas: Architecture, Exhibition Studies, Art and Design, Fashion Innovation and Realisation, Graphic Design and Illustration, Fine Art and Urban Design. As a student you will creatively practice and network with a wide range of fellow students and Melissa Goodwich MA studenta broad set of ideas and concepts.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090