Graphic Design at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Your research will be informed by critical thinking, experimental formats and technologies, speculative design and public exhibitions.
  • You will collaborate with students from other design-based MA courses, benefitting from interdisciplinary methods and ways of working.
  • You will visit studios, work on live projects with local communities and take part in competitions.
About this course The course is taught by design practitioners and researchers, and enriched by national and international visiting tutors from a range of creative industries in an expanded mode of design. You will explore the role of graphic design as a tool through which to critically investigate current issues and contemporary visual culture, society, politics, identity, information, education, and technology. Your position as a designer will also be explored through design practice and theory. You will develop your practice with specialist support through adaptable ‘Platform’ groups such as SociallyEngaged Design, Visual Identity and Branding, Language and Publishing, and Interactive Design. These groups provide a lens through which to respond to briefs in each module, and develop your own research methods and practice through an Expanded Research Project. Example modules
  • Designing Research
  • Creative Futures
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.


Example modules: Designing Research; Creative Futures. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose: Coursework: 100%

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 or above honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in graphic design or a related subject, such as moving image, graphic communication, illustration, 3D design, advertising, photography, packaging, computer-related design, architecture or fine art. We also welcome applicants with relevant experience that demonstrates the necessary skills and intellectual achievement needed to undertake the course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18700 Year 1
England £10900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10900 Year 1
Scotland £10900 Year 1
Wales £10900 Year 1
International £18700 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Graphic Design at Kingston University - UCAS