Taught course

Design Practice

Wrexham Glyndwr University · Wrexham Glyndwr University

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Entry requirements

We currently require an initial degree in a relevant subject, classified as First Class or 2:1, or evidence of recent activity in the subject equivalent to these classifications as determined by interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Contemporary life is defined and fashioned by design: this course will support you to enrich and evolve your skills.

As your creative identity matures, this course will allow you to hone your talent through the application of current and traditional methods, reflective approaches and attitudes as you advance as an effective artistic practitioner.

The course provides an opportunity to work with greater sophistication in the concepts and research that underpins contemporary design. Issues of sustainability, rapid changes in economic forces and ethical matters can influence and inform your design thinking. It can also create a foundation for research activity, from which some students go on to take PhD studies.

You will work alongside other artists and designers from a variety of disciplines. The learning is “situation based” – meaning your experience is not dictated by materials or subject titles, but the context in which your work is developing, both in terms of how the research informs your designs and how the work you do informs the need for future development. You will also have the opportunity to exhibit work and to take part in live commissions as opportunity allows.

Key course features

  • Working with experienced artists and designers, you'll have the opportunity to expand your skills into new subject disciplines as you evolve your ideas and work into new directions.
  • Opportunity to learn new skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, animation, illustration, graphics, graphic novels, ceramics, glass and jewellery metalwork.
  • Take part in Creative Futures, an event to focus upon career options for those with creative skills with visiting speakers from a wide range of art and design professions.
  • Take the opportunity to collaborate or form a collective to enhance your career potential
  • Explore your potential as a researcher as you learn about the methods and protocols of supervised study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Our aim is to produce interesting practitioners who can develop characters and other themes appropriate to illustration, film, games and other forms of published media. We aim to ensure that our graduates have a portfolio of work and a range of skills.

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
+44 (0) 1978 293439