Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Graphic Design and Typography

This course allows students to explore working practices in graphic communication and look at issues that designers (and the industry) face; as well as furthering their professional understanding, they will also be sharpening their academic knowledge and research skills. Undertaking both self-directed and industry-driven projects, students will learn to challenge preconceived thinking and develop innovative approaches to their design work; they will also develop their creative thinking around the professional, business and social contexts of graphic communication. Throughout the course, project work will be supported by collaboration and dialogue with staff, visiting professionals and fellow students.

Entry requirements

Honours degree, (or equivalent) normally in a related subject; applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply; entry is normally subject to submission of a portfolio, and an interview; candidates for whom English is not the 1st language are expected to demonstrate IELTS at level 6.5, or equivalent; non-academic conditions: Art portfolio and interviews. Portfolio requirements: proof of competence in graphic design or a related subject, as well as evidence of enquiry and experimentation. International applicants can host their portfolios online if possible and let us know the URL, or email it to us as a PDF. The University also accepts CDs or hardcopies sent by post to the International Admissions Office (please note that these will not be returned).

Course modules

Core modules: Interpretation and origination: modes of graphic authorship; process and practice as research; typographic inquiry; dissertation (art and design); project (art and design).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on portfolio work; evaluative commentaries; blog participation; group critiques; one-to-one tutorials; presentations; log books; analytical reports; 6000-word research essay.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,925 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University Applicant Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
0845 271 3333