Design at University of Sunderland - UCAS

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Course summary

Follow a chosen design discipline, including Animation, Fashion, Games Art, Graphics and Illustration. Develop a portfolio of creative designs that will impress potential employers. Join our graduates in exciting jobs throughout the design industry and around the world. This Masters is built around your personal design interests and aspirations. It allows you to push the boundaries of creativity, within a framework of academic rigour and contextual research. You can choose to study any of the following areas: advertising, animation, design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, fashion and promotion, graphic communication, graphic design, illustration, interactive media, motion graphics, and typographic design. Other specialised design disciplines will also be considered. You'll follow a chosen pathway for the duration of your MA study, with the option to be awarded with one of the following: MA Design: Animation MA Design: Fashion MA Design: Games Art MA Design: Graphics MA Design: Illustration You'll graduate with MA Design if you do not wish to opt for a named pathway or if your chosen discipline does not apply to one of the pathways listed above (e.g. 3D Design). By the end of the course, you'll have completed a major project that has evolved from your practice and research, and you'll have a portfolio of creative designs that will excite and impress potential employers.


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Assessment method

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Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a design-related discipline such as graphics, illustration, animation or digital media. We may also consider applicants who have relevant experience and who can demonstrate their suitability for the course. We ask applicants to prepare a PDF of their work. Alternatively, you can provide an URL for any video or animation work (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo), as well as your on-line portfolio or website. Sketchbooks are an important feature of your preparatory work and should be included. Where possible, 3D and large 2D work should be photographed. Digital and screen-based work should be saved on a memory stick.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Design at University of Sunderland - UCAS