Graphic Design MA

Middlesex University
En London (Inglaterra)

£ 7,200 - ($ 181,782)
IVA inc.

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  • Master
  • London (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    1 Year
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MA Graphic Design explores the ever changing landscape of graphic design, to build critical understanding, individual design thinking processes, practical experience and insightful design solutions. The course is uniquely centred around a year long project to define an individual line of enquiry that identifies an area of specialism and takes creative position.

Our course is a platform that builds links with industry, offers collaborative opportunities and contributes to the research culture at Middlesex University. Students are encouraged to ask questions; we promote curiosity and actively take risks to discover new opportunities, to meet the needs of tomorrow's ambitious designers and take a lead role in the creative industries.

The course offers areas of specialism in typography, branding, editorial and book design, social enterprise and digital...

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

Submerge yourself within the discipline of graphic design and be part of our well established, award winning graphic design department. We take a problem solving approach to graphic design to explore contemporary practice through design thinking, insight and co design processes, prototyping ideas, methods of design analysis and through building expert collaborative networks with external partners.

Our students come from a wide range of design and creative backgrounds, each with their own individual skill set, experience and cultural background. We are a diverse collective, working across project areas of typography and information, brand identity and campaigns, new technology and digital experiences, design writing and insight analysis, sustainability and environmental issues, structural packaging and book design.

Based in our 80 million Art and Design School and taught by some of the UK's leading practitioners from a range of disciplines, our course features world class facilities and specialist workshops fitted with both new and traditional equipment. With opportunities to build industry contacts and exhibit your work off site, you'll also gain the employability skills, exposure and experiences you need to navigate a successful career path in today's competitive creative industries.

Requisitos: The application is just the first step in our selection process, we also invite you to an interview and review your portfolio of art and design work. We've put together some simple notes to help you prepare: Your portfolio Be selective about the work you show while continuing to show a range of skills and ability Show mostly recent work that you are most proud of Consider how to present your work and the impression the overall look of your portfolio will have on the viewer We like to see lots of work but don't overfill your portfolio you should...


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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Communication Skills
Skills and Training
Graphic design
web design
visual communication

Programa académico

Taught by some of the UK’s leading practitioners and specialists in Graphic Design this course is divided into five modules taken over three semesters (if studied full time). Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to bring your own interests to the assignments while extending the boundaries of your current practice through experimentation, research, analysis, and creative exploration.

The majority of the programme will be centred upon developing and fully completing a substantial body of Graphic Design work towards an external public exhibition. This will be supported by research reports and regular presentations on the progress of the project. You will also address postgraduate research and critical debates in Graphic Design, working with students and staff from across the art and design postgraduate community.

Developing Practice – Term 1 (30 credits)
Through a combination of studio, practice and text based methods you will explore a chosen area of Graphic Design in a contemporary context while enhancing your technical skills. By the end of this module you will be able to employ a variety of reflective methods to develop your own creative research proposal with the advanced communication skills to present, discuss and evaluate your work effectively.

Critical Debates – Term 1 (30 credits)
Through a series of lectures, seminars and reading groups you’ll explore the key concepts, ideas, issues and research methodologies relating to the practice and theory of Graphic Design. With particular focus on the cultural and social contexts within your chosen discipline, you’ll produce a portfolio of critical responses to contemporary debates in research and professional practice.

Vision and Authorship – Term 2 (30 credits)
This module is an opportunity for you to develop a focused line of enquiry which demonstrates critical practice informed by current debates in Graphic Design. Through a series of seminars and individual tutorials you will explore new insights that challenge preconceptions within the professional practice of Graphic Design while developing the skills, knowledge and research to advance your proposed design project.

Advanced Research – Term 2 (30 credits)
Through a series of lectures, workshops, seminars and individual tutorials you will examine a diverse range of advanced approaches to Graphic Design research using both historical and contemporary sources. This module is designed to prepare you for your final Major Project by enabling you to explore the work of practitioners and scholars in your chosen area of Graphic Design and the contemporary research problems that they face. By the end of this module you will have produced an illustrated Research Survey demonstrating your investigations and findings.

Major Project – Term 3 (60 credits)
The final module is an opportunity for you to bring together the knowledge and skills that you have acquired during the course and apply them to a significant project of Graphic Design. Using research methodologies, concepts and processes previously explored in the course you will evaluate interrelationships between theory and practice. By the end of this final module you will have produced a portfolio or public exhibition of a substantial body of practice work supported by critical and reflective written work that demonstrates your resolution and expertise.

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£12,500 per year