London Metropolitan University: Visual Communication: Graphic Design

InstitutionLondon Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Taught


Why study this course? Pursue your ambitions as a graphic designer with this specialised visual communication master’s degree. Based at The Cass, you’ll benefit from everything our revered school of art, architecture and design has to offer – from its central London location and the collaborative, multidisciplinary nature of the School to the esteemed visual communication staff and their strong industry networks. Completing our Visual Communication: Graphic Design MA course will enable you to hit the ground running as you begin a career in your chosen field.

More about this course Our Visual Communication: Graphic Design course will allow you to develop a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to your practice as a visual communicator whose specialist expertise lies in graphic design.

With an emphasis on research, experimentation and creative risk-taking, the course will empower you to graduate as a professional practitioner at the forefront of your field. You’ll leave the course with a clear sense of your own role as a designer in the world.

During this master’s degree in graphic design you’ll find theory and practice meet and inform one another as you implement an interconnected approach to research and design. In turn, this will help you to refine your portfolio of professional-level work and thus demonstrate your advanced problem solving, creativity and critical thinking skills.

This course will expand your critical thinking abilities through design practices, which will enable you to work both speculatively and on fully realised outcomes. Through design research methods and design project development you will develop a project proposal to complete as your final major project.

With a particular focus on socially-engaged design, our Visual Communication: Graphic Design course will encourage you to explore the social, cultural, ethical and economic impacts of graphic design practice.

The course will provide opportunities for:

  • professional industry practice – take part in live project briefs with industry partners

  • situating your practice – learn about formulating a clear direction for your practice

  • complex problem solving and critical thinking

  • collaborative and multi-disciplinary working

  • building knowledge through research and development

  • challenging your approach to communicating and presenting your thinking and outcomes

  • exhibiting your work


London Metropolitan University


Looking to improve your job prospects, change career direction or simply pursue a passion? London Met has the right postgraduate degree for you.

Graduates have gone on to become leaders, changemakers, advocates, innovators and pioneers. By putting the emphasis on work-related learning, its courses are designed to ensure you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career. Many courses are also professionally accredited.

London Met will support you the whole way through, right up until you get that new job or well-deserved promotion you’ve been studying for!

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