University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Graphic Design

This course allows students to extend understanding and skills related to designed visual communication and professionalise approach to graphic design, whether practical or theoretical in terms of engagement; students identify and explore an in-depth, research-driven project through a range of possible design methodologies including: typography; information design; publication design; digital-based media; historical, contemporary and theoretical contextual discourses constitute an essential role within the development of the work, alongside challenging conventional attitudes towards design; learners are encouraged to firmly ground developments within a professional context by testing and applying work in 'real world' situations and scenarios, creating links with industry and the professional design community; this also opens future possibilities for employment and entrepreneurship on graduating from the course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in graphic design or a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: A question of research; contextual report; proposal; resolution.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

You will receive guidance and supervision throughout the programme that encourages independent learning. There will be regular contact teaching time but we also aim for you to engage in the wider studio culture that develops within the subject area alongside the undergraduate students in graphic design.

How are you assessed?

You will be assessed after the submission of your work for each unit. We also present structured feedback to ensure your research is on the right track.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421