MA PGDip PGCert Visual Communication Design

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Description

The MA Visual Communication Design course at Cardiff Met responds to the increasing urgency to overhaul social structures and systems to address the complex issues of our time.

This Masters degree in Visual Communication Design encourages you to critically position yourself in relation to human-centred and post-human-centred approaches to design research and practice. You will explore both speculative and solutionist approaches to design, working collaboratively and in an interdisciplinary context.

Alongside your own research projects, you will have opportunities to take part in shorter design challenges that approach ways to shape sustainable and collective futures.

Our Visual Communication Design Master’s Degree promotes material-oriented approaches to design. You will develop tools, methods and processes that enable new ways of envisioning, inhabiting, communicating, and disrupting complex issues, places, and futures.

Entry Requirements

You will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a design, design crafts, or creative industries discipline, based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning (RPL) or assessed Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL), or a discipline associated with their programme of study.

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Programme Funding

A range of bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants are available. Please visit website to find out more.

Student Destinations

The MA Visual Communication Design programme enables students to enhance their careers as, or to become, established designers leading towards a career, a PhD, or to a Professional Doctorate in either art or design. Cardiff School of Art and Design offers Professional Doctoral programs in both Art and Design.

The MA Visual Communication Design programme is designed to enable students to achieve the attributes of greater flexibility, adaptability, and individual responsibility and autonomy as professional designers or researchers. The course aims to develop individuality, creativity, self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to perform in rapidly changing environments as well as increasing competence with research skills and methods which will make graduates highly employable as academics and/or researchers, or enable them to develop an active and sustained practice as designers.

Module Details

Semester 1

In Semester 1 you will undertake two integrated parallel modules:

  • ART7776 Vision (40 credits)
  • ART7771 Context and Methodologies Part 1 (20 credits)

Semester 2

In Semester 2 you will undertake two integrated parallel common modules: Idea and Contexts.

  • ART7773 Idea (40 credits)
  • ART7772 Context and Methodologies Part 2 (20 credits)

Semester 3

In Semester 3 you will undertake one module:

  • ART7774 Output (60 credits)

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