What will I learn?

Our MA Graphic Design explores the fascinating relationship between design-led practice, industry engagement and critical analysis.

You will build a body of self directed work informed by contemporary graphic design practice and emerging debates within the field of design. Driven by problem analysis, critical debate and design innovation you will develop briefs, engage with an audience and work collaboratively. Your investigation will explore the relationship between visual and contextual research, investigating the social, political and ethical contexts of your work.

You will be supported by a team with diverse research and practical interests within graphic design and visual culture, working closely with visiting industry professionals. You will source briefs, work with clients and apply your contextual and industry informed knowledge and understanding to question why graphic design needs to exist and who is the audience - the focus is on becoming a problem seeker not just a problem solver.

Specialist Resources

Our digital print resource enables professional standard, large-format digital printing and print finishing. We have large format (up to A0) printers which are capable of printing over a metre wide. Our vinyl cutter enables designs to be cut from many types of vinyl and plastic. Postgraduate students are able to book into a designated evening or Saturday session during the standard academic year.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course. AWARDED BY: Leeds Arts University.

Which department am I in?

Communication Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,800.00 (16,28,139) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

27 September 2021

Venue

Leeds Arts University

Vernon Street,

Leeds,

West Yorkshire,

LS2 8PH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need an undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or; a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification. You will also need: one reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner and a a personal statement outlining your intentions for postgraduate study. Leeds Arts University will accept IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum overall score of 6.0, with no individual component below 5.5, as being the minimum acceptable level for English Language proficiency. TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT) with an overall score of 60 (minimum scores Listening 7, Reading 8, Speaking 16 and Writing 18).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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