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This course allows you to develop your professional and educational profile, alongside employment or other commitments. With a similar curriculum to our full-time MA Graphic Design / Illustration / Branding degrees, this part-time course offers a more flexible engagement for students, in order to suit your individual needs.
Depending on your interests, you can study a range of specialist topics including graphics, illustration, branding and identity, and digital interactive media. You can choose to either propose and develop your own practical project, or opt to research and write a dissertation based on a topic of your choice.
Our MA Graphic Design Theory and Practice degree is ideal if you:
– want to continue your design education alongside employment
– are a professional who wants to develop new skills and knowledge in your design practice
– are someone who wants to follow a more academic career as a researcher, writer, commentator or educator.
– Have the support and flexibility to study a Masters course around other commitments, including employment
– Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations
– Choose to develop a practical project, or research and write a dissertation
– Enjoy the opportunity to study across the broad subject of graphic design, choosing specialist topics such as illustration, branding, and digital interactive media
– Be allocated a personal supervisor, who will provide continuity throughout the development of your work
– Take part in group tutorials and development workshops
– Opt for an additional advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing on
This course will equip you with strong creative and problem-solving skills. Our graduates become valuable members of professional teams working together on a range of visual communication projects, involving all kinds of cross-discipline collaborations.
Our graduates often pursue careers in education, digital and printed media for advertising, branding, marketing and promotion, and a diverse range of publications.
Connections with Industry
We’ll encourage you to undertake short internships and studio visits to engage with industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter industry competitions and take on live projects.
Recent examples have included:
– RSA competition briefs
– Creative Conscience competitions – focused on ethically conscious design
– collaborative projects with galleries such as Nottingham Contemporary
You’ll benefit from guest lectures from visiting professionals who will cover a wide range of creative and professional practice. Recent guests have come from companies such as:
– Baxter and Bailey
– Landor Brand consulting and Design
– Chrissie Levett from Creative Conscience Awards
– social media consultant, Debbiedooodah
You’ll also benefit from design graduates returning to give guest lectures through our Graphic Design Symposium. Recent visiting alumni include Reece Hines, brand strategist for Blup, and Stuart Watson, creative director of Nomad.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship skills through business development courses (such as The Hive’s HeadStart programme), and attend events held by industry experts and organisations. You will keep a professional journal, which you will develop throughout the course to become an in-depth examination of current professional theory and practice in your specialist subject area.
You will also attend work-related learning sessions on topics such as self-promotion and marketing, interview skills, and CV and portfolio building.
Study trips will inspire and inform your projects. Recent visits have included the Manchester Design Conference, as well as the First Tuesday and RAW Print industry networking events in Nottingham. You’ll also have the opportunity to go on a study trip to a design capital – such as Berlin or New York – where you’ll visit internationally renowned design studios.