13 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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Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Saint Ives, United Kingdom

Immerse yourself in the many different roles illustration has to play in today’s globalised world with Falmouth University’s MA Illustration course.

Immerse yourself in the many different roles illustration has to play in today’s globalised world with Falmouth University’s MA Illustration course. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
CSVPA
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki, Greece

The MA course in Graphic Design encourages the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Graphic Design

The MA course in Graphic Design encourages the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Graphic Design -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
27 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Budapest Metropolitan University
Budapest, Hungary

With us, you can become the type of graphic designer who can react to real situations with creative and artistic insight, who within their field can imagine and create high-st ... +

With us, you can become the type of graphic designer who can react to real situations with creative and artistic insight, who within their field can imagine and create high-standard work. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English, Hungarian
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

MA in Visual Communication In this unprecedented time of major change and new challenges in the world of Visual Communication, we have been thrown into the centre of an exciti ... +

MA in Visual Communication In this unprecedented time of major change and new challenges in the world of Visual Communication, we have been thrown into the centre of an exciting vortex and have to grab the immense potential at hand. Ensuring that our students are on the front edge of the new disciplines that will evolve means considering new technologies alongside traditional ones, understanding the changed relationship between the designer and society, and moving along a line between making things and making thought. From a Utopian point of view, we are here to help define and build a better world through the development of skilled, aware, creative minds and appropriate action. Students and staff in Visual Communication today work alongside each other in an enormous number of disciplines – photography, film, video, text, paint, sound, wood-block type, print, environment and digital. Ideas and creativity are our main medium, and visual intelligence, thoughtfulness and playfulness are the tools of our trade. The role of a communication designer or artist today is no longer limited to a single discipline or linear career path. What is required now is a breadth of skills and personal qualities: the ability to be fluent in a wide range of technical skills and of thinking-through-making backed by rigorous self-criticism; an informed awareness of context and audience; the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; and above all an idealistic commitment to improve whichever field of the cultural environment they choose to work in. With the accent on individual development within a vibrant and supportive working community, the programme welcomes students with the desire to re-shape and push forward our understanding of the three main disciplines: visual design, illustration and moving image. For the future, under the leadership of Head of Programme Professor Neville Brody, we are looking to explore and invent new possibilities, opportunities and environments for multi-platform digital communication. The programme offers: an ambitious and evolving research environment, attracting funding studio facilities, including dedicated studio space for each student excellence of teaching by leading practitioners opportunities for industry collaborations with Transport for London, Google, and many others alumni including several notable design groups, partnerships and individuals a track record of student and staff work achieving national and international notoriety in the form of published works, established commercial design practices, exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide and films screened at festivals. Resources & Facilities A studio work space is provided for each student in large, well-lit mixed-discipline studios. In addition, students have the opportunity to access craft and technical workshop areas, and excellent technical support within the School and the College. Resources within the School of Communication include well-equipped computer studios for print and digital moving-image production, sound editing, a letterpress and book-binding workshop and spaces for installation work. All the studios are Wifi enabled, with direct access to the College network. We have our own space for exhibiting work, and a break-out room for discussion and social events. The School also supports and maintains a professional-standard Digital Media Studio and Training Area as a college-wide facility. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engagement ... +

This course is concerned with the advanced exploration and application of principles of graphic design within the contexts of research and professional development. Engagement with digital and making technologies is central to discovering and harnessing new thinking in design. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The specialisation Design Cultures, of the Master's programme Arts and Culture, focuses on design in relation to our direct environment, interior spaces and buildings, graphic ... +

The specialisation Design Cultures, of the Master's programme Arts and Culture, focuses on design in relation to our direct environment, interior spaces and buildings, graphic communication, dress and fashion, and other artefacts. Both material and digital design coexist in our society and they require adequate analysis. Design Cultures offers this analysis by taking a humanities perspective and connecting today's material cultures with their historical context and particular media. In doing so, this master explores design history and theory in connection with contemporary issues such as identity, sustainability, and multiculturalism. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Arts in Poznan
Poznań, Poland

The traditional studios of typography, lithography, intaglio, serigraphy, offset and digital graphics teach the skills which, when mastered, enables free experimentation and m ... +

The traditional studios of typography, lithography, intaglio, serigraphy, offset and digital graphics teach the skills which, when mastered, enables free experimentation and mature artistic expression -
MA
Full-time
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Suffolk University
Boston, USA

The Suffolk Master of Arts in Graphic Design is a practice-oriented program that is customizable so you graduate with real-world studio work in your portfolio. As the field of ... +

The Suffolk Master of Arts in Graphic Design is a practice-oriented program that is customizable so you graduate with real-world studio work in your portfolio. As the field of design expands, Suffolk is focused on exposing students to sophisticated design, communication skills, and new technologies. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Gloucestershire
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

The MA and MDes courses offer a stimulating and creative environment in which students are encouraged to explore conceptual and theoretical issues. For the MA this is through ... +

The MA and MDes courses offer a stimulating and creative environment in which students are encouraged to explore conceptual and theoretical issues. For the MA this is through research-based enquiries, while the MDes has a professional emphasis. Students initially join as an MA student but have the option to register as an MDes candidate as the course progresses. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Morehead State University
Morehead, USA

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree enab ... +

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree enables you to choose from three concentrations: art education, graphic design, and studio art. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Saint Ives, United Kingdom

Falmouth University’s flexible online MA in Graphic Design will help you establish your own graphic design practice against the backdrop of today’s creative industries and con ... +

Falmouth University’s flexible online MA in Graphic Design will help you establish your own graphic design practice against the backdrop of today’s creative industries and contemporary visual culture. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
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 ... +

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 -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
27 Jan 2020
Campus