Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth

Graphic Design

The course encourages designers to explore ways to develop understanding between cocommunicators, through systematically interrogating design practice, and by generating alternative visual solutions; students enquire into ways that users make meaning from graphic design in order to take into consideration a range of factors (such as materiality and site) that potentially contribute to communication processes; creative approaches are required that respond to complex situations in which many problems reside; outcomes are not constrained by media or by limited interpretations of what it is to be a graphic designer; consequently an outcome might involve the design of an experience or service, as much as it might concern more conventional forms of graphic production.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in arts, design or media; applicants usually have a 2.1 or equivalent at undergraduate level; applicants with other than the required academic qualifications may be considered for entry if there is sufficient evidence to indicate that they have the potential to fulfill the objectives of the course of study and to achieve the standard of the final award.

Course modules

Modules: deconstructing practice; professional development portfolio; research methodologies and design processes; strategies for practice; master�s project.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of bursaries are made available and are judged on demonstrable past achievement (either certificated or through work experience); capacity to achieve Master's standard; evidence of commitment; the statement of intent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Arts University Bournemouth Poole BH12 5HH South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01202 363228