MA in Design (Graphic Design)

General

Program Description

The purpose of the program is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s Degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation.

Research dissertation modules:

  • Communication Design
  • Jewelry Design

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About UJ Arts & Culture

UJ Arts & Culture is a division in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA). It produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programs aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts. For regular updates on the UJ Arts Centre follow @UJArtsCentre on Twitter or visit the University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture Facebook page. Call 011 559 4674/3058 for general inquiries. 

At the University of Johannesburg “The Future. Reimagined.” is not simply a catchy phrase

The institution is taking the lead across Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution Thinking, reimagining the future for all disciplines 4IR is the next wave of industrialization that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future of this country – and the Africa continent – so richly deserve. 4IR is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations.

As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4IR” – bringing 4IR thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4IR play a bigger part in the way we live and work.

At the University of Johannesburg, it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4IR so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow. Future leaders like you! Here we are leading courageous conversation; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow. Here we are taking action and building the new world.

Admission requirements:

A relevant Bachelor Honors Degree. A “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules.

Duration of program:

  • 1 year full-time 
  • 2 years part-time

Contact details:

Name: Mrs. Adele Maritz
Tel: 011 559 1126 / Email: fadapg@uj.ac.za

Last updated May 2020

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Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less