Taught course

Graphic Design

University for the Creative Arts · Graphic Design

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (normally 2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline, and/or; relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level. A portfolio of work is also required. If your first language is not English a certificate is required as evidence that you have an average IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. Consideration will be given to applicants who present a degree with a lower classification, but can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Graphic Design has been designed to mirror the experience of working in a contemporary design company or the related creative industries. Working in teams you gain real-life experience by developing briefs, pitching to industry leaders and competing for UCA Epsom MA Design Team and MA Designer of the Year awards.

Key study topics include:

  • A print, screen and brand-based brief which you produce in small teams
  • Contemporary theoretical discourse delivered as lectures and ideas workshops
  • Two briefs within your chosen and evolving specialist area
  • A final project, which is a body of work within a defined field of graphic design and communication
  • Resolve your project as a practice based work or a dissertation or a combination of both.

Information for international students

International Students should contact the International team on: +44 (0)1252 892838 for further information and advice. Alternatively email us at: international@ucreative.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

01252 892 883