This forward thinking and flexible programme is part of a disciplinary suite embracing the increasingly trans-disciplinary activities of the design profession and contemporary creative practice, while concurrently allowing you to refine and enhance skills within graphic design and art direction.
At the outset of the programme you will develop and apply a range of research methods in redefining your own design practice and creative outlook. You will further develop specific skills for motion graphics and art direction which will inform and enable highly developed outcomes in your self-directed major project work.This will also allow you to collaborate and make professional contacts with practitioners from other areas, including those in the advertising and film. You also have the option of taking an MA or MDes award, depending on whether you complete a dissertation or design project report in trimester 3.
The two part major project allows you to create and develop design outcomes within your own area of interest and further enhance and apply your subject specific skills and knowledge.
We have a strong studio culture supported by our multidisciplinary staff team of academics and industry based practitioners. You will be able to develop creative, professional, strategic and contextual knowledge and skills and apply design thinking to a range of creative outcomes and design interventions.
This course will advance your knowledge in design research methods, graphic design and related software and develop new professional skills to a high level. Youll be able to deal with complex issues within design, make informed judgements and communicate your conclusions clearly to professional audiences. You will also gain transferable skills in problem solving, planning, leadership, team work and time management.
* Graphic Design and Art Direction
* Motion Graphics and Moving Image Design
* Web and Interface Design
* Branding and Packaging Design
This course is taken full-time over 3 trimesters (12 months). Youll learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials studio projects and independent study.
Design Research Methods; Major Project (part 1); Motion Graphics
Major Project (part 2); Agency Placement or Campaign Creation
Design Dissertation (for MA award) or Design Project Report (for MDes award)
We offer a thriving multidisciplinary learning environment in which active research and innovative teaching methods, coupled with excellent studio resources, combine to encourage your postgraduate study and help you realise your full potential.
The course is supported by:
* Your own dedicated cross-disciplinary studio space
* A team of experienced design academics and part-time practitioners
* Digital studios with a range of design software and CAD packages
* The Centre for Design Practice and Research
This course is based at Merchiston Campus in the lively Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh. The campus is well catered for by local amenities including cafes and bars, and is a short walk from the beautiful Meadows Park. Merchiston Campus is a unique blend of the past and present. It is home to modern computing facilities as well as the 13th century Napier Tower.
The beautiful city of Edinburgh is home to the Worlds largest arts festival and with some of the best galleries and museums in the UK it is a truly inspirational place to study design.
Many design, media and architectural practices are located in and around Edinburgh and we use our excellent links with industry to help develop your professional skills. We have a global outlook and value highly the diversity of our overseas students. The wonderful creativity of our students is celebrated at our annual Degree Show, with follow-up shows in London.
Engineers, computer scientists and a few creative students call Merchiston Campus home but its unrivalled, centrally located facilities mean most students stop by once in a while. Here youll find the award-winning Jack Kilby Computing Centre, where 500 PCs are available 24/7.
World class facilities
* An online working environment, giving you instant access to lecture notes, coursework, exams and reading lists
* 24-hour access to the Jack Kilby Computing Centre
* State of the art campuses
* Strong links with industry
* High employment rates among our graduates
* Links to universities world-wide
* Fully-networked library services
* Specialist staff to support learning, language development or personal issues
* A personal development tutor
We have a selection of funding opportunities available such as the UK postgraduate tuition fee loan (Scottish & EU) and specific scholarships aimed at student from India and across Africa.