Middlesex University London - Graphic Design MA

Middlesex University London

Graphic Design MA

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

Why you should study MA Graphic Design at Middlesex University?

We take a problem-solving approach to graphic design to explore contemporary practice through design thinking, insight and co-design processes, prototyping ideas, and building expert collaborative networks with external partners.

We are a diverse collective, working across project areas of typography & information, brand identity & campaigns, new technology & digital experiences, design writing & insight analysis, sustainability & environmental issues, structural packaging and book design.

Based in the Grove, our £80 million Arts and Creative Industries building, 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, and these will be part of our blended learning approach available where possible. With opportunities to build industry contacts and exhibit your work externally, you'll also gain the employability skills, exposure and experiences you need to navigate a successful career path in today's competitive creative industries.

Course highlights:

  • Fully equipped 3D workshops, laser cutting and 3D printing, printmaking and letterpress, digital printing, reprographics, bookbinding and fully equipped photography, animation and film studios, with expert technical support
  • Each self-initiated project is tailored to each individual’s specialism and ambitions in industry, research, design writing, PhD or education, with the aim to establish expert links and specialist networks for each project
  • You will exhibit your work externally, creating networking opportunities to build industry contacts in a professional environment
  • You will have access to world-leading design research and expertise through the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI)
  • As a student of this course you'll receive access to the Adobe Creative Suite for every module.

Entry Requirements

  • We normally require a good honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject
  • We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications
  • Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
  • The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).


Career Prospects

The MA Graphic Design course prepares students for various design careers in creative industries, including graphic designer, picture editor, packaging designer, web designer, freelance illustrator, brand designer, retail designer, and art director. It is also suitable for those pursuing research and teaching careers in Graphic Design. The course has strong links to UK and international art and design employers, helping students secure professional opportunities both during and after their studies.

Course Details

The MA Graphic Design program focuses on developing and completing a significant body of graphic design work for an external public exhibition, supported by research reports and regular presentations. Students will also address postgraduate research and critical debates in graphic design, working with students and staff from the art and design postgraduate community. The course equips students with the skills and experience to produce professional graphic design work in any industry, as well as the ability to independently plan, design, implement, and evaluate graphic design projects. Optional modules are available at levels 5 and 6, but not on every course. Students will be asked to make their choice during the previous academic year, and if an optional module is not offered, they will be advised after the selection period or at the earliest time the programme team decides not to run the module and help them choose an alternative module.

Course Moduels

Explore: Design Perspectives (30 credits)
Advance Research Skills (15 credits)
Contexts: Materials and Methods (15 credits)
Collaborate: Real World Practice (30 credits)
Contexts: Critical Review (15 credits)
Positioning your research (15 credits)
Realise: Making Public (60 credits)

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