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22 Master of Art Programs in Graphic Design

Earning an MA in Graphic Design is a perfect opportunity for artistically inclined students to get into the design industry. With this intensive degree course, you can learn the tools of the trade and get ready for an exciting career in the graphic design field.   If you’re interested in the graphic arts, you may be asking yourself: “What is an MA in Graphic Design?” This dy… Read more

Earning an MA in Graphic Design is a perfect opportunity for artistically inclined students to get into the design industry. With this intensive degree course, you can learn the tools of the trade and get ready for an exciting career in the graphic design field.

If you’re interested in the graphic arts, you may be asking yourself: “What is an MA in Graphic Design?” This dynamic course, offered at a wide variety of schools and universities, is your ticket to the growing world of commercial graphic design. These programs focus on integrated design media, the history and theory of visual communication, typography, social methodology and other specialized skills. Electives and personalized seminars round out your design experience to prepare you for a lucrative career.

Even if you are an experienced designer, you can benefit from a Master of Arts in Graphic Design. With this professional qualification, you can stand out from the competition in your job search. An MA also qualifies you to teach others about the details of the graphic design world.

Programs in graphic design vary widely in cost. Many students support themselves with commercial work while they pursue their MA, offsetting the price of the degree. Scholarships and financial aid can often become available. Some programs may take as little as 18 months to complete.

Once you have your MA in Graphic Design, you may be ready to pursue a wide range of careers. Many graduates find work in the advertising industry, the greeting card industry, the restaurant and hospitality industries, or a variety of educational companies. Other graduates turn to online design and work with consumer interfaces in a virtual environment. A master’s degree can make you a valuable candidate for jobs in the publishing and printing sector.

You can launch your graphic design career today by investigating degree programs in your area of interest. An MA in Graphic Design is just a few clicks away. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Our MA Visual Communication: Graphic Design course is an intensive studio-based programme that combines creative and professional development. Offering opportunities for work ... +

Our MA Visual Communication: Graphic Design course is an intensive studio-based programme that combines creative and professional development. Offering opportunities for work placements with industry partners including Hearst Magazines UK, the course is focused on developing industry-ready skills for careers in graphic communication design and related fields -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, United Kingdom

MA Graphic Design encourages designers to explore ways of developing understanding between co-communicators. This course approaches all forms of graphic design as triggers for ... +

MA Graphic Design encourages designers to explore ways of developing understanding between co-communicators. This course approaches all forms of graphic design as triggers for thinking and feeling. By interrogating your practice at the cognitive level, you’ll explore how such things as a metaphor, and the framing and blending of ideas, drive communication. Through self-initiated research and experimentation, you’ll be encouraged to engage with the world, and find insights that generate understanding and guide positive action. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Budapest Metropolitan University
Budapest, Hungary

During our course, you can become a graphic design artist who is able to respond to actual situations and present creative and artistic solutions, and who is able to create an ... +

During our course, you can become a graphic design artist who is able to respond to actual situations and present creative and artistic solutions, and who is able to create and implement high quality work on every job platform. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English, Ungarian
Sep 2022
15 Jul 2022
Campus
 

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University of Hertfordshire Online
Hatfield, United Kingdom

Foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities by joining MA Graphic Design The aim of this postgraduate programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge ... +

Foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities by joining MA Graphic Design The aim of this postgraduate programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice at an advanced level. There is a strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design. You'll develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Online
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki, Greece

Digital Graphics is concerned with virtual spaces and interactive environments. These are understood as the spaces of experience and may include combinations of the real and v ... +

Digital Graphics is concerned with virtual spaces and interactive environments. These are understood as the spaces of experience and may include combinations of the real and virtual, the spaces of publication, time-based media and the internet. Interaction within spaces can operate at differing scales and levels of material intervention. -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Estonian Academy of Arts
Tallinn, Estonia

The Master of Arts (MA) in Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is a new two-year, English language program intended to develop a student’s independent practic ... +

The Master of Arts (MA) in Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is a new two-year, English language program intended to develop a student’s independent practice and define their position as a graphic designer. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
29 Aug 2022
01 Mar 2022
Campus
 
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom +2 More

MA Graphic Design sits within the PG Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. There is a strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of ar ... +

MA Graphic Design sits within the PG Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. There is a strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design, where you will develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
23 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

The MA in Graphic Design & Art Direction programme is designed for creative practitioners who wish to advance their knowledge, skills and specialism within the field of vi ... +

The MA in Graphic Design & Art Direction programme is designed for creative practitioners who wish to advance their knowledge, skills and specialism within the field of visual communication. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 comple ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for seven consecutive years. Visual Communication at the RCA has a long history that has radically examined th ... +

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for seven consecutive years. Visual Communication at the RCA has a long history that has radically examined the place of visual communication in relation to culture and society, while championing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University for the Creative Arts
Epsom, United Kingdom

With an emphasis on research and problem-solving, our MA Graphic Design course at UCA will give you, as a graphic designer, the tools and confidence to develop your practice a ... +

With an emphasis on research and problem-solving, our MA Graphic Design course at UCA will give you, as a graphic designer, the tools and confidence to develop your practice as a skilled professional communicator. Our priority on this course is to ensure that your work comes from a place of informed and independent research and that you master your own unique style and visual language within graphic design. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Ural State University Of Architecture And Art
Yekaterinburg, Russia

The main objectives of the discipline "Design Engineering" within the framework of master's training are self-determination and specialization (positioning) of future masters ... +

The main objectives of the discipline "Design Engineering" within the framework of master's training are self-determination and specialization (positioning) of future masters in the space of modern graphic design, improvement of professional techniques and skills in the creation of complex objects, preparation for the final defence of the final qualification work (master's thesis). -
MA
Full-time
Russian
Campus
 
Olivet University
Anza, USA

Olivet School of Art and Design’s Master of Arts in Graphic Arts is degree designed to develop artists and ministry leaders in who will meet the needs of professional and effe ... +

Olivet School of Art and Design’s Master of Arts in Graphic Arts is degree designed to develop artists and ministry leaders in who will meet the needs of professional and effective graphic design services for ministry around the world. This 48-hour program prepares students future artists for positions as lead designers, art directors, academia, and visual communicators for 21st century world mission. -
MA
English
 
Anadolu University
Eskişehir, Turkey

Anadolu University Graduate School of Fine Arts was founded in 1992. The School started offering graduate studies in the academic year 2008-2009 with the programmes in Graphic ... +

Anadolu University Graduate School of Fine Arts was founded in 1992. The School started offering graduate studies in the academic year 2008-2009 with the programmes in Graphic Arts, Ceramic Arts, Sculpture, Interior Design, Animation, Painting, Printmaking, Music, Drama, Musical Instrument Construction and Arts. -
MA
English, Turkish
 
Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi
Istanbul, Turkey

In the Graphic Design Department, it is the greatest goal of MSGSÜ-GSF Graphic Design Department to train designers who can create a contemporary and effective visual language ... +

In the Graphic Design Department, it is the greatest goal of MSGSÜ-GSF Graphic Design Department to train designers who can create a contemporary and effective visual language, who follow, understand and question changes in social and cultural structure, who think more and who have more problems about life. -
MA
Turkish