Taught course

Graphic Design Theory and Practice

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, and to supply examples of your work.

Months of entry


Course content

This course allows you to develop your professional and educational profile, alongside employment or other commitments. With a similar curriculum to our full-time MA Graphic Design this part-time course is delivered in a more flexible way, in order to suit your individual needs. You can study a range of specialist topics including illustration, branding and identity, digital interactive media or animation. You'll choose to develop your own practical project, or write a dissertation.

Key features:

  • Have the support and flexibility to study a master's course around your existing commitments, including employment
  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations.
  • Choose to develop a practical project, or research and write a dissertation.
  • Have the opportunity to study across the broad subject of Graphic Design, choosing specialist topics such as illustration, branding and digital interactive media.
  • Be allocated a personal supervisor, who will provide continuity throughout the development of your work.
  • Take part in group tutorials and development workshops at the University.
  • Work with other part-time students on the course in online study groups.
  • Opt for an additional advanced research module if you're thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.

    Find out more about MA Graphic Design Theory and Practice Design on our website.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to meet our requirements. Please see the NTU website for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,000 per year
International students
£6,300 per year

Find out more about postgraduate funding on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
22 months

Course contact details

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