What will I learn?

The course will enable you to develop your graphic design thinking and making. It is designed for students who wish to progress to MA level.

What to expect

  • To be introduced to the key elements of graphic design alongside historical and contemporary theoretical contexts
  • Project-led learning based around a ‘tool kit’ of transferable and professional skills as well as discipline-specific crafts such as typography, analogue and digital image making and contemporary presentation techniques
  • Opportunities to work on commissions and live projects. These will help you improve your application of conceptual, production and critical skills within the design process through input from professional practitioners, group crits, workshops, seminars and discussions.
  • A visiting speaker programme exploring contemporary practice and cultural contexts
  • Personal and professional development with opportunities to develop your skills through bespoke sessions, talks with industry practitioners and career management and postgraduate seminars
  • To be part of a university wide graphic design postgraduate community
  • To have access to Chelsea's shared workshops. These include ceramics, casting, laser cutting, photography, metalwork, woodwork and audio-visual editing suite.

Which department am I in?

Graphic and Industrial Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,920.00 (US$ 31,065) per year
This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 April 2022


Chelsea College of Art

16 John Islip Street,


City Of Westminster,

SW1P 4JU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application to a postgraduate course usually requires US students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to the proposed area of study, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal and references. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience. Our IELTS requirements vary depending on the course and level of study. Minimum score for IELTS: 5.0.

For international students

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications; Evidence of ability in art or design; Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration; Personal statement; and Portfolio of work. English language requirements: IELTS level 6.0 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; TOEFL IBT overall score 80.

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


About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London has been ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for its Foundation Diploma
  • 2 of top 4 undergraduate fashion courses are taught at UAL
  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for industry connections
  • UAL alumni have won awards including Golden Globes and Oscars

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