This course explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design, rethinking visual language by emphasising style, effective communication and future contexts. The course will engage you in diverse forms of traditional and contemporary media to build critical understanding. It will enhance your individual design thinking and practical experience within the context of an international perspective, a range of contemporary issues and exciting new trends – from generative and gaming design, modular layouts and modern ‘retro’ to the positives of negative space and the brightest pastels. A strong, ideas-based course, it is focused on practical outcomes, which combine visual and written language, achieved through intensive and challenging creative briefs, underpinned by sound academic research, self-critical reflection and contextually relevant practice. You will participate in projects that range across many topical and current themes in design, including globalisation, ethics, sustainability and the environment. You will also engage in graphic design practices, such as typography, photography, copywriting, art direction, animation and interactive design. The course is suitable for those who have already undertaken a sustained period of creative practice in education or industry, and who wish to enhance their career as designers or art directors. We currently benefit from an international cohort of students, particularly recruiting from China, India, Africa, Cyprus and Europe, which provides an international perspective from the associated peer learning opportunities.
You will need to be ambitious, highly motivated with either a degree in a relevant subject or a body of professional work. Portfolio: Students will submit a portfolio of work and may be interviewed either face to face or virtually to determine their suitability for the course.
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