Graphics Illustration Photography

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

How to Apply

Further Information on applying to the Graduate School is available from registry@gsa.ac.uk

Award

M.Des in Graphics/Illustration/ Photography. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.

Assessment

Coursework, essays, practical design projects. Formative assessments take place at key points throughout the year with summative assessments at the end of each academic year.

Facilities
Range of facilities including dedicated studio space, crit/group tutorial spaces, Case Room with a range of equipment including letterpress, Macs, digital cameras, animation, linoprints, wood engravings and monoprinting, photographic studios with facilities for colour and black and white processing.

Indicative Material Costs
c. £500
Applicants should remember to budget for the cost of the materials they will use during their studies.

Graduate Destinations
Graduates from the GSA's department of Communication Design have gone on to work with Pentagram, Graphic Thought Facility, Lust, O-SB, Weiden + Kennedy, Lewis Moberly, BBC, Stand, ISO, or succeed in freelance practice, working in publishing, editorial, film and TV.

Head of Department
Dr.Donna Leishman


Programme Leader
Brian Cairns


Staff
Colin Faulks
Andy Stark

Programme Overview

The Masters in Design in  (Graphics/Illustration/Photography) is a one year intensive masters programme (180 credits), with three subject-specific pathways. It is designed specifically for those students wishing to explore, at postgraduate level, subject specialisms in one of these three areas. Applications to the programme should make clear which pathway of study the student is interested in studying.

The programme aims to furnish students with the research skills and methods for stimulating innovative design practices through a combination of tutorials, seminars, workshops, and autonomous design and research projects. In doing so, it equips graduates with the practical and intellectual skills required to deploy design practices within a variety of social, economic and technological contexts and transform the experiences of those who utilise, interact with, or depend upon designed artefacts and services.

Delivered via a series of taught workshops, tutorials, set and elective projects, lecture and seminar based sessions and self-directed learning, the emphasis of the programme rationale is on the contemporary practices of visual communication, underpinned by theoretical research, and the social, technological and economic contexts of contemporary design practices. Students on the programme are expected to engage in a high level of self-directed learning, research and independent critical reflection, as well as participating in taught elements.

Further information is available online at; http://www.gsamcd.com