Taught course

Branding and Identity Design

Nottingham Trent University · School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

You will need: a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or relevant experience to supply examples of your work. If English is not your first language you will need to meet our requirements. Please see the NTU website for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

This course gives you the opportunity to work at the centre of the most dynamic, powerful and influential areas of professional design. You will learn how to plan and create brands that will speak with power and persuasion. At the start of the course you'll work on short projects which are aimed at challenging conventions. You'll then focus on a subject of your choice through research and development. You will also build a Professional Journal which explores current thought and practice.

Key features:

  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations.
  • Engage with industry by undertaking short internships and studio visits.
  • Work in our dedicated Art and Design postgraduate studio.
  • Benefit from regular lectures from leading figures in the design industry.
  • Attend workshops covering typography, visual language, branding, storyboarding and life drawing sessions.
  • Opt for an additional advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.

Find out more about our MA Branding and Identity Design on our website.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll also need IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. We also offer a three week course in Study Skills for Postgraduate Art and Design which is designed to help prepare you for postgraduate study, Find out more at www.ntu.ac.uk/pgstudyskills

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Find out more about postgraduate funding on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

School of Art & Design Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 115 848 8434