The course is taught by design practitioners and researchers, and enriched by national and international visiting tutors from a range of creative industries in an expanded mode of design. You will explore the role of graphic design as a tool through which to critically investigate current issues and contemporary visual culture, society, politics, identity, information, education, and technology. Your position as a designer will also be explored through design practice and theory.
You will develop your practice with specialist support through adaptable ‘Platform' groups such as Socially-Engaged Design, Visual Identity and Branding, Language and Publishing, and Interactive Design. These groups provide a lens through which to respond to briefs in each module, and develop your research methods and practice through an Expanded Research Project.
You will be taught by a team of experienced design practitioners, educators, and published researchers. You will visit professional design studios and hear from inter/national guest speakers from the industry, work on live projects, on competitions, and participate in workshops.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- Your research will be informed by critical thinking, experimental formats and technologies, speculative design, and public exhibitions.
- You will collaborate with students from other design-based MA courses, benefitting from interdisciplinary methods and ways of working.
- You will visit studios, work on live projects with local communities and take part in competitions.
- You can explore your interests and develop your practice within graphic design and contemporary visual communication.
- You will develop your practice through four platforms: Interactive Image, Graphic Identity and Experience, Social Design Activism, and Letter Forms.