Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Graphic Design and Illustration

You will be provided with the opportunity to examine and explore the role of independent visual practice within the context of an ever-increasing interdisciplinary profession. You will be expected to develop personal practice that challenges traditional perspectives on both graphic design and illustration disciplines, whilst at the same time engaging with industry partners that have established profiles in commercial practice. A particular emphasis will be placed on expanded forms of publishing as a method of developing your professional practice and realising your career ambitions.

Entry requirements

Applications to study on a Masters level qualification in Graphic Design and Illustration will normally be considered in the light of your ability to meet the following criteria: a good first degree in a visual arts related subject (Degree classification 2.1); satisfactory reference; a portfolio of work to be presented at interview. Overseas qualifications will be considered in line with UK qualifications. Applicants whose first language is not English will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Modules include: Research and practice; studio practice; collaboration and publication; discursive practice; major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods differ slightly for each of the modules but usually involve submitting practical work via a range of portfolio presentations in a viva voce situation. Research or textual material is assessed via blogs, written proposals and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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