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Master of Design in Communication Design Glasgow School of Art

UK

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Summary

Programme Overview

The Master of Design (M.Des) in Communication Design is a two year programme delivered by the Department of Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art. The programme is practice-led and process-oriented in relation to definitions of broad design practices. It is also committed to the acquisition of principles within design theory relating to educational and commercial contexts. The programme provides rigorous methods for the interrogation of visual and textual research, positing questions relating to the role of the designer in society, and fundamental questions regarding personal and social responsibility.

The programme aims to:

  • Offer each individual student the opportunity to critically develop his or her own work in the context of a rigorous but supportive intellectual climate;
  • Encourage students to identify and explore key contextual issues relevant to their practice as contemporary designers;
  • Develop students' awareness and knowledge base in communication design philosophy, theory, practice and research in the context of innovative forms of communication design;
  • Enable Communication Design graduates to critically evaluate their work and that of their peers in the context of contemporary design practices;
  • Enable students to achieve the highest possible standards in their work, so that graduates have the confidence, maturity and intellectual and interpersonal skills necessary to function successfully in the communication design field;
  • Equip students with the highly developed intellectual, practical and interpersonal skills deemed necessary for careers in design.

Assessment

Coursework, essays, practical design projects. Formative assessments take place at key points throughout the year with summative assessments at the end of each academic year.

Graduate Destinations

Graduates from the GSA's department of Communication Design have gone on to work with Pentagram, Graphic Thought Facility, Studio Fernando Gutiérrez, Lust, O-SB, Weiden + Kennedy, Lewis Moberly, BBC, Stand, ISO, or succeed in freelance practice, working in publishing, editorial, film and TV. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Design in Communication Design.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

£19,980.00 (20,53,309) per year

From

14-Sep-21

Venue

Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G3 6RQ, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

All applicants should normally have a good honours degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional practice. The admissions requirements for the MDes in Communication Design programme are: A fully completed application form, including two references; Submission of a 500-word written text outlining personal motivation for undertaking postgraduate study, and specific reasons for applying to the programme; Submission of a portfolio of work (20-30 images, at 300 dpi, with an accompanying image list). Demonstration of critical awareness at interview (if conducted). Overseas applicants who are unable to attend for interview must submit the proposal and portfolio work. In addition, a remote interview may be required. Overseas applicants for whom English is not their first language should normally obtain a minimum score of 6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). TOEFL IBT score of 80+ overall, with the following minimum scores in each component: Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 19.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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