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University of the Arts London: Graphic Media Design

Institution University of the Arts London View institution profile
Department London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Telephone 020 7514 6569
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MA Graphic Media Design explores the use of graphic design as a critical tool to investigate the complexities of contemporary society. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

• Subject Expertise: You will be situated within a progressive site of award-winning pedagogic development and critical subject debate. The course is delivered by an accomplished team of awarded design practitioners, published researchers and experienced educators. • Progressive Practice: Our graduates enter into complex contexts with curiosity and confidence, informed with in-depth subject knowledge, advanced design skills and a resilient attitude. Graduates initiate new directions for the practice of graphic design, participate in current and future debates on the practice and secure high-profile careers in key areas of design practice, research and education. • Design Discourse and Debate: Leading critical thinkers, design practitioners, theorists and writers are frequent guests and correspondents to the course – notably Turner Prize-nominees Forensic Architecture, design historian and writer Alice Twemlow, and world-renowned practitioners Paul Elliman and Jan van Toorn. • Making Public: Our participants socialise their practice with key institutions, organisations and communities throughout the course with projects such as the In Search Of… series, Positioning Practice and A Line Which Forms a Volume: a critical reader of design research published by the course, with contributions from Stuart Bertolli-Bailey (Dexter Sinister), Jack Self (Real Review), Francisco Laranjo (Modes of Criticism) and more. • Community: Our postgradaute community offers opportunities to engage in research . Graduates can work towards PhD progression; and interact with a growing number of research hubs at LCC, such as Supra Systems Studio, Design Activism Research Hub, and many others across UAL. • Excellence in resources: LCC’s exceptional facilities span both the traditional and contemporary processes from letterpress, screen printing, photography, 3D construction and bookbinding to 3D printing, laser-cutting and sound engineering.

About London College of Communication

London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.


University of the Arts London


About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London has ranked second in the world in Art and Design for the fifth year in a row in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

We have a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global businesses …

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