M.A. Graphic Design and Typography

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: January  2015, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Description

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Whether youre a new graduate or an established professional, this course will help reposition your career portfolio and engage with professional practice at an advanced level.

Youll investigate issues and explore practices in graphic communication, advancing your professional understanding, your academic knowledge and your research skills.
Through both self-directed and industry-driven projects, youll learn to challenge preconceived thinking and develop innovative approaches to your design work. Youll develop your creative thinking around the professional, business and social contexts of graphic communication.

Your project work will be supported throughout by collaboration and dialogue with staff, visiting professionals and fellow students.

Contents

Core modules

* Interpretation and Origination: Modes of Graphic Authorship
* Process and Practice as Research
* Typographic Enquiry
* Masters Dissertation: Art & Design
* Masters Project: Art & Design

Audience

This course will equip you for professional employment or self-employment in graphic design and design consultancy, as well as related fields like brand development, art-editorial design, publishing, typography/typesetting, advertising, and media design.

It will also give you a basis for a teaching career in higher education. You might decide to move on to a research degree, like our PhD Graphic Design and Typography.

Youll also benefit from our links with industry professionals like Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Sony, and other independent design practices and consultants.

Lecturers

Course Leader:

Will Hill

Requirements

A good honours degree, (or equivalent) normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Entry will normally be subject to submission of a portfolio, and an interview Candidates for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate IELTS at level 6.5, or equivalent. Non-Academic Conditions: Art Portfolio, Interviews

Portfolio Requirements

Youll need to provide us with a portfolio of work that shows you have graduate-level competence in graphic design or a related subject, as well as evidence of enquiry and experimentation that will show you can develop through postgraduate level study. The specific content is up to you.

If youre an international applicant, please host your portfolio online if possible and let us know the URL, or email it to us as a PDF. Well also accept CDs or hardcopy sent by post to our International Admissions Office, but please note that these will not be returned to you.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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