This exciting new course focuses on the creative approach important to you, allow you to develop your interests and expertise in your preferred area within digital media and visual communications. You will enjoy the support and guidance of our staff of artists and designers.
Typical modules include:
You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and creative studio projects. You will be fully supported during studio practice and tutorials to raise the quality of your work to Masters level.
This course is designed to develop your creative and intellectual abilities through the investigation of a bespoke project aligned to your own particular interests and aspirations. The course is intended to promote ‘Thinking practitioners’ who will be well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities available within the growing global industry of Digital & Visual Communication.
The course attracts students from all over the world as well as from the UK. Current students hail from China, India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Germany and Greece. This course has a truly international perspective reflecting the global nature of the visual communications sector.
" Studying in an artistic environment where different design disciplines are working close together and the well-balanced level of guidance and independency really helped me to investigate and improve my work in graphic communications." - Yvonne John
"As an Illustrator studying for my Master degree, The MA Digital and Visual Communications course and its layout has allowed me to further develop my work and to get it out there and more importantly noticed whilst giving me a greater knowledge and understanding of professional Illustration. As well as offering me excellent opportunities to communicate with those in the world of commercial publishing, This is largely down to the expert experience and brilliance of the staff and how they run the course" - Matt Jones
“The course is Interesting and it broadens the mind of any MA student, especially to those who are involve in Advertising programme” - Mohammed Abba Aliyu
Employment opportunities include:
· Self-employment: Establishing yourself in your own business, or as a sole trader or freelance designer.
· A career in design, practice and/or industry in the UK and internationally.
· Advancement in current employment: education, public sector or the creative industries.
You will gain the intellectual and creative confidence to enable you to embrace the challenges and rewards of the Global Digital & Visual Communications industry. Through the investigation of a personally designed project you will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to a Masters Level, culminating in a showcase exhibition and portfolio. Opportunities exist to further develop your portfolio through PhD study within the department. From the 2010 cohort three students have progressed successfully to our PhD programme.
You should have a good honours degree in an art and design-related subject, or a combination of relevant professional experience and formal qualifications. You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). Offers are subject to a portfolio review