Postgraduate
Course

Postgraduate

DT9007

MA Graphic Design Practice (Full Time)

Overview

A one-year full-time masters degree programme covering the area of professional graphic design practice. The aim of this course is to equip design graduates with the necessary skills and competencies needed to work effectively as design professionals. The course is designed to augment strong creative and visual skills obtained at undergraduate level with the skills, competencies and expertise required to work successfully in the design industry.

This MA in Graphic Design Practice combines contemporary education practices, meaningful industry links and excellent facilities in a dedicated studio space to deliver this unique programme. It combines research, practical studio work and the development of relevant technology and entrepreneurial skills.

 

Input from leading design industry professionals is central to the delivery of the programme. This ensures that participants will understand the context of creativity and design within professional design practice. Each practical studio project will be governed by an industry expert in a relevant field. Apart from creative importance, design projects will emphasise the development of team working, project management and communication skills. Skills that are essential in order to lead in today’s competitive and demanding design industry.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have obtained at least a 2.2 honours degree in a design or related discipline. If requested, applicants may be required to attend for interview and/or submit a portfolio of work demonstrating maturity and a readiness to undertake postgraduate studies. 

 

Who Should Apply?

The programme is aimed at design graduates who wish to develop a career in the design industry. It is suited to graduates of fine art and graphic design disciplines.

 

Timetable / Hours

The programme can be completed over one (DT9007) or two (DT9008) years.  Students are normally required to attend the college for 3 days per week for taught classes and 2 days of studio practice or self-directed-learning. The programme is offered over a 1 year period starting in mid-September of each year.

  • At a glance
  • Postgraduate Taught Level 9
  • Duration 1 Year

  • Contact
  • Programme Chair: John Walsh
  • creatart@dit.ie
  • Bolton Street City Campus
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Former students have proved highly successful in finding full-time work in the design or design related industries working in-house or with agencies both in Ireland and abroad. Some students have gone on to work in the education sector and a number have set up their own businesses. Most have taken up full-time positions shortly after graduating.

Former students have proved highly successful in finding full-time work in the design or design related industries working in-house or with agencies both in Ireland and abroad. Some students have gone on to work in the education sector and a number have set up their own businesses. Most have taken up full-time positions shortly after graduating.

 

Here is a list of current students,
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more about their experiences.