Art and Design Course fees For details of course fees, see Graphic Design MA www.hud.ac.uk 2015-16 Entry requirements Candidates must be able to The MA in Graphic Design offers continuing or recent graduates from creative design degree programmes an satisfy the general admissions opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, creativity and employment prospects through imaginatively requirements of the University exploring Graphic Design platforms and processes. The expectation is that you will seek to enter the sector of Huddersfield and the into roles such as a graphic designer, art director, graphic artist, graphic product developer or advertiser, or specific requirements of the develop proposals for further postgraduate research. course in the following ways. The course is one of a suite of Masters programmes within the School of Art, Design & Architecture and thus The normal entry requirements offers a multi-disciplinary and international approach to Graphic Design. You will work alongside students from are: related disciplines as well as undertaking subject specific modules in Graphic Design Concepts and Graphic Design Processes leading to a Major Project. * A good Honours degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent. * Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval. International students with qualifications in 'creative' or 'practice' subjects should submit a digital portfolio (pdf) of work with their application. All suitably qualified applicants are normally interviewed or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements. Interview will be by portfolio of practice based and/or theoretical work and a statement of intent. Contact Graduate Administrator Tel: 01484 473135 email@example.com Graphic Design MA - continued Course structure You will normally have a degree in a related subject The aim of this module will be to foster your knowledge (Graphic Design, or Advertising), may wish to and understanding of creative innovation in the context develop fresh digital approaches to your subject of the creative industries. Depending on your future (Illustration, Photography, Contemporary Art) or may aspirations we will help you to build your knowledge of have been involved in business and managerial different types of innovation and enterprise, explore roles and are seeking to work in these areas in the social, ethical, sustainable approaches to creative future. A portfolio of work or ideas is required for innovation, provide guidance on start-ups, and assist subject entry. you in your professional skills development (commercial awareness, self-management, problem- Research Methods and Project Proposal (30 credits) solving, team working, communication strategies), including marketing, promotion, consultancy and On this module you will learn about creative funding opportunities specific to your subject. This research methods specific to art, design and module involves lectures, seminars and practical architecture. As thinkers and practitioners you will projects, where you will practice the tools and develop an understanding of the different methods techniques of creative innovation. There will be you might use to enhance and transform your ideas. opportunities for group projects and interdisciplinary You will be equipped with a tool kit of research skills working on this module. to help guide you through the proposal development of your project. You will engage in collaborative Graphic Design Processes (30 credits) thinking and develop working strategies around research problems in your subject, using creative In this module you will develop a rich process-based methods/modes of enquiry for different subjects. approach to Graphic Design. The module will seek to The module is made up of lectures and guided tailor your learning in support of your future aspirations seminars which will help you develop new and in the creative industries. Important key attributes exciting ideas for your project. include self-management, problem-solving, an ability to develop rich communication strategies and Graphic Design Concepts (30 credits) innovative approaches to processes and graphic production. We will motivate you to develop rich multi- In this module you will innovate within your own platform graphic communications. This module practice, establishing a theoretical, technical and involves lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical creative approach to future contemporary graphic projects, where you will discover the tools and design practices. A practice-based approach to techniques appropriate to your personal creative research methodologies is encouraged as a path to innovation and with support from specialist tutors critical enquiry, rigorous thinking and creative develop online portfolios and print based portfolios. conceptual development. The blurring of disciplinary boundaries between the fields of communication Major Project (60 credits) design, typography, packaging, advertising, illustration and the realms of communication design, Your major project brings together your creative science and technology requires an investigation of development from the previous modules. This Graphic the nature, role and place of the contemporary Design project can be purely aligned to your own creative practitioner in a multi platform personal interests, or can be focused on your career communication mediated world. A close ambitions, sometimes working with potential examination and analysis of discipline specific employers or undertaking live briefs. The major project commercial and artistic projects will underpin your is an opportunity to showcase your specialist skills, practice. knowledge and approach to your chosen specialism with the field of Graphic Design. Creative Innovation (30 credits) Career opportunities Every area of visual communication in life, business and industry uses graphic design. Consequently the opportunities are endless: individual, corporate, national, global. A visually literate, innovative creative producer has the edge and potential to lead in whatever area they choose. The education sector or further doctoral study are also options.
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