A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in graphic design or a relevant subject.
You must submit a portfolio as part of your application. Your portfolio should:
- display a high standard of conceptual awareness and development
- reflect a clear ability to think laterally
- clearly present your research methods and routes, and show the development of ideas
- include evidence of your working process, from project inception to resolution, demonstrating the experiments and explorations that were less successful
- demonstrate your original and professionally produced works
- include high-quality photographs of completed work across appropriate and varied platform
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This programme encourages students to take a risk, to test the boundaries of the discipline and push their design ideas beyond personally predetermined limits.
You will develop an enhanced research and design proposal, culminating in a new body of work that will showcase your development and achievements.
This unique and convention-breaking programme has a strong emphasis on personal creative freedom and design innovation, ensuring you have the best chance of employment and career development upon graduation.
You will be encouraged to challenge your existing research and design knowledge and develop new skills and networks. You are expected to experiment and explore: independent study is paramount but underpinned by a number of supporting projects, workshops and events.
We expect collaboration within the School of Design, with the creative industries and where appropriate with external clients to allow you to realise personal and project possibilities to the full. There is a strong international student input which introduces diverse experience and encourages wide-ranging thinking.
We encourage bold, lateral approaches, coupled with a clear understanding of process and technique, to produce innovative, emotive and enduring design from students who learn through intense, sustained involvement with the design process.
Note that, starting in 2017/18, a non-refundable £30 application fee will be charged for all applications.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- ECA Graduate School
- +44 (0) 131 651 4086