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.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. •Research and Practice Discover a diverse range of historical, theoretical and critical principles that underpin and inform current and emerging graphic design and illustration practice •Studio Practice Define your existing practice and extend its scope and ambition through a combination of self-initiated and/or set projects designed to challenge their preconceived notions of graphic design and illustration practice •Collaboration and Publication Work closely with external partners in the UK and abroad in the proposal and planning of collaborative creative projects and initiatives. Outcomes may be a hypothetical proposals or applied projects •Major Project Bring together all of the skills that you have acquired during the course of the programme

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 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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