London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Graphic and Media Design

The course is concerned with establishing a distinct understanding of the fields of graphic design and visual culture, as well as those that infect, destabilise and unravel it. We invite thoughtful, critical, productive individuals interested in the effective articulation of design. Practice-based inquiry will drive the programme of study in collaboration with the course tutors, fellow students and external partners. Working with students to establish the priorities of their practice, the course team will acknowledge prior experiences and future agendas. As active agents in the practices and the subjects associated with, but not limited to, visual culture/graphic design (visual/design), students will consciously work towards establishing their own particular field of study. This will shape the focus of the study, research and outputs.

Entry requirements

The course team welcomes thoughtful, critical and productive participants concerned with the effective articulation of design. An Honours degree in a relevant subject, or a professional or academic qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree. If you do not have the required qualifications, but do have professional experience you may be eligible to gain credit for previous learning and experience through the AP(E)L system. Applicants from non-traditional backgrounds, as well as those already within employment, are also welcome, as the course has been designed to accommodate flexibility in educational engagement. Your experience is assessed as a learning process and tutors will evaluate that experience for currency, validity, quality and sufficiency. If English is not your 1st language then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), with a minimum of 5.5 for each element will be required.

Course modules

Unit 1: Critical perspectives and methodologies. Unit 2: Collaborative unit. Unit 3: Design inquiry and definition. Unit 4: Final major project (thesis).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London College of Communication Southwark SE1 6SB South East

Key information

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