This course is all about the research, development and production of creative, original and effective graphic design solutions that function across a range of print and digital media. At the start of the course you’ll work on short projects which are aimed at challenging conventions. You’ll then focus on a subject of your choice through the research, development and production of a single, in-depth project. You will also develop a professional Journal which explores current thought and practice.
Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations. Engage with industry by undertaking short internships and studio visits. Work in our dedicated Art and Design postgraduate studio. Benefit from regular lectures from leading figures in the design industry. Attend workshops covering typography, visual language, branding, storyboarding and life drawing sessions. Opt for an additional advanced research module if you're thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.
MA Graphic Design
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“NTU’s School of Art & Design has a good reputation and it’s one of the main reasons that I chose to study here.
“I really enjoy attending tutorials because it is great to share ideas about work with other students. We are given opportunities to collaborate with students that study other areas of visual communication such as Branding Design.
“The course staff are extremely helpful and have taught me how to have a professional approach to my work. The library is another great resource that helps me with my studies, it has everything you need in it.
“In comparison to China, Nottingham is much quieter! Although, there is always lots going on in the city which provides me with a lot of inspiration for my studies.
“I’d recommend this course because it has provided me with advanced knowledge about Graphic Design, including how to come up with viable ideas and complete thorough research. The opportunities we have to present our work will certainly help me progress with my career as I now have much more confidence.”
“I chose to study at NTU because all of the visual communication lectures are taught together, which was appealing considering that I didn’t come from a design undergraduate degree. This meant that whilst studying motion graphics, I am still able to develop knowledge in other areas such as branding and illustration.
“The tutors and academics really make an effort to get to know you and your reasons behind your chosen project. This allows them to provide a lot of guidance and support to ensure you get the best design out of your time at NTU.
“We have our own space in the MA studios which is great, as it is an area where you and other postgraduate students can collaborate and develop ideas together.
“I would recommend my course because it lets me develop areas I want to develop as a designer. I am never pressured to work in a particular way and have the opportunity to base my project around content that I am passionate about. Being a keen golfer, I decided to create a National Campaign as my project, to encourage more juniors to participate in golf.”
Postgraduate Masters Scholarships for UK students
We award these competitive scholarships to students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.*All full-time postgraduate taught courses in the School of Art & Design, with the exception of PG Cert Creative Pattern Cutting.Applicants will be assessed on their academic merit and the relevance of the statement on their scholarship application form.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Half your tuition fee
We're pleased to offer a number of scholarships worth up to the value of half your tuition fee. These scholarships are available to students who have been made an offer of a place to study on an eligible postgraduate Masters course* starting in September 2017. The scholarships will be available in the form of a tuition fee reduction.
You’ll need to complete a scholarship application form and email it back to us at [email protected] by 4pm on Monday 19 June 2017.
This scheme is for existing NTU students who are progressing to MA student, and NTU alumni who graduated after 1 July 2012.It is open to Home (UK), EU and International students.
Value of Scholarship(s)
25% off tuition fee
To be eligible for this scheme you must either be:a current final year undergraduate student studying at NTU progressing directly onto one of the School of Art & Design's full-time or part-time Masters courses; or an alumni from one of NTU's full-time or part-time undergraduate, postgraduate or professional courses at NTU, who graduated after 1 July 2012. You must also have accepted an offer of a place to study on an eligible course in the School of Art & Design, starting in September 2017. This scheme is open to Home (UK), EU and International students, and will be automatically be deducted from your fees before enrolment.
Eligible students do not need to apply for this fee discount - it will automatically be deducted before enrolment.
A good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or relevant experience, and examples of work. International and EU applicants will also need to meet our English Language requirements.
Recipient: Nottingham Trent University
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