Taught course

Design for Communication with Industry Experience

Institution
University of Salford · School of Art and Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Relevant undergraduate degree, normally at 2:1 or above, and supporting portfolio of practice.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree of 2:2 will be considered where a high quality portfolio of practice is presented.

  • Interview
  • 250 word Statement of why you want to study Design for Communication at Masters Level
  • Portfolio of current design practice

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is designed for students to refine their subject specific practice through creative industry experience. You will tackle issues central to contemporary design practice – such as design authorship and social engagement – through a process of analysis, experimentation and the implementation of creative ideas. During your time with us, you will be encouraged to engage creatively with contemporary visual communication issues to enable you to graduate as a professional designer. You will also be encouraged to undertake independent contextual and theoretical research that will improve your capacity for independent enquiry, creativity and professional practice. The course places an emphasis on problem setting rather than problem solving, through the development of self-initiated projects and briefs.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in live projects as we work closely with key cultural organisations within the North West. These include: The Center for Chinese Contemporary Art; Hotbed Press; Islington Mill; Castlefield Gallery; International 3; Salford Museum & Art Gallery; Artworks; Mark Devereux Projects; Textbook Studios; Dr Me; and Magma Books.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquries
Email
course-enquiries@salford.ac.uk
Phone
0161 295 4545