Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Graphic Arts

This course is designed to be a meeting place for people who are hungry to engage with communication design practice at a deeper level: to research, investigate and debate the nature and dynamics of communication, and explore how they can produce meaningful outcomes using conventional and unconventional forms; particular emphasis is on communication, which may be located in printed design outcomes (books, magazines, posters etc), screen (motion graphics, video, web etc) or cut across these; editorial control and responsibility to content and intention are at the core of developing themes; narrative form, structure, the relationship of type and image and a deeper understanding of commercial print, multiples, electronic and broadcast media and other means of dissemination are considered both intellectually and practically.

Entry requirements

Normally Honours degree with skills and experience in graphic design, illustration or related subjects. Other qualifications or professional experience may suffice. Interview showing portfolio of current practical work, evidence of developmental stages and process, as well as final outcomes. Examples of written work are also important.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to graphic arts; analysing practice in graphic arts; developing practice in graphic arts; extended practice in graphic arts. Optional modules include: research methodologies; enterprise in the creative industries; research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of practical and written work at the end of each module.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 18 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 18 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 36 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 36 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 36 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 36 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bower Ashton Campus Bristol BS3 2JT South West

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