Simone Zhang, MDes Communication Design, 2022.

Communication Design

Award
MDes Communication Design
Location
Glasgow
School
School of Design
Applications
Direct to the School

Programme overview

The Master of Design (M.Des) in Communication Design is a two year programme delivered by the Department of Communication Design at The Glasgow School of Art. The programme is practice-led and process-oriented in relation to definitions of broad design practices. It is also committed to the acquisition of principles within design theory relating to educational and commercial contexts. The programme provides rigorous methods for the interrogation of visual and textual research, positing questions relating to the role of the designer in society, and fundamental questions regarding personal and social responsibility. 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 communication design, 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 All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Chuqiao Liu, MDes Communication Design, 2022.

How to apply

More on how to apply for all of our postgraduate programmes.

Ramona Lindsay, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Giulia Saporito, MDes Communication Design, 2022.

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Postgraduate Showcase

Join us for Postgraduate Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Chuan Du, MLitt Fine Art Practice, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Information to Support You In Planning Your Learning

Information for future students on planning your budget, studio and workshop access, technical services, study abroad and exchange, library and further support.

Current Programme Specification

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Reading Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Weronika Siuda, Textile Design, 2018.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Ka Ki Wong, MDes Photography, 2017.

Exchange & Study Abroad

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This programme participates in the Associate Student Scheme

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Kate Timney, MLitt Art Writing School of Fine Art, 2023.