Dominyka Sekonaite, MDes Graphic Design, 2022.

Graphics/ Illustration/ Photography

Award
M,Des in Graphic Design, M.Des in Illustration, M.Des in Photography.
Location
Glasgow
School
School of Design
Applications
Direct to School

Programme overview

The Masters of Design in Graphic Design, Masters of Design in Illustration and Masters of Design in Photography are distinct pathways within a one year intensive master’s programme (180 Credits). The focus of your study is specific to the discipline applied for and does not include the other pathways in your study. A prior undergraduate degree in the specialist area applied for is required for the one-year programmes. Applicants interested in exploring cross-disciplinary practice or transitioning to another discipline should consider the 2-year Masters in Communication Design (240 Credits)programme. Masters of Design in Graphic Design requires an undergraduate degree with honours in Graphic Design or a related study in VisualCommunication, Communication Design or typography. Masters of Design in Illustration requires an undergraduate degree with honours in Illustration, or a related study in Visual Communication or Communication Design. Relevant fine art practice may also be considered such as painting or printmaking. Masters of Design in Photography requires an undergraduate degree with honours inPhotography, or a related study in Visual Communication, Communication Design, film-making or other lens based discipline. 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 equipping graduates with the practical and intellectual skills to apply their practice in social, economic, and technological contexts. 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.

All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Hao Ngyuen, MDes Graphic Design, 2023.

How to apply

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

Ramona Lindsay, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Callai Watson, MDes Photography, 2023.

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

Information to Support You In Planning Your Learning

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Current Programme Specification

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.