|Study location||United Kingdom, Falmouth (Falmouth Campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
bachelor’s degree in areas such as graphic design, illustration, communication and digital media, photography, film or similar studio based disciplines.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
MA Communication Design at Falmouth is a transformative, intensive studio based course, enabling you to develop your individual critical voice in communication design.
The course prepares you for the demands of a rapidly changing, complex media world, where the ability to create meaningful and effective ideas is paramount.
Study block 1
MACD 101: Process
This module introduces the components of design process in relation to your own personal practice. Through provocation and critical debate you’ll reflect on and challenge what you do, seeing how global, experiential and experimental insights can generate the most appropriate process models for a contemporary communications problem.
MACD 102: Intersectlons
This module examines the fundamental components to the production of design: human interaction and collaboration. Whether this interaction is between client and designer, object and user, or experience and emotion, it allows you to experience provocative challenges that hone your own standpoint. You’ll learn how social engagement, polar tension or friction can inspire new thinking.
This module allows you to take more radical entry points into your understanding of practice; taking project interest into new forms or creating critical design response from more theorised or
Provocateurs will continue to challenge and stretch the limits of your enquiry. exploring new theoretical models and examining the debate of ‘designer as author’; how works are translated or used; and how they or their work become the provocateur.
Study block 2
MACD 104: Curate and bulld
You’ll deep dive into your emergent interests, exploring how technology and an increasingly complex consumer and cultural landscape may effect your enquiry. Thinking by doing, you’ll elect
and develop skill sets and a depth of study in both practice and theory. With the module running across the whole semester, it allows you to fully prepare and test ideas and craft, sectors and media as you begin to prepare your main MA project.
MACD 105: Compete
Ahead of the final semester, you’ll begin to look at avenues and insights for your own practice and from a business or funding perspective. You’ll build professional skills relevant to individual need
and examine components of design development including publishing, presentations, production and IP.
The module will also examine other methodologies of delivering work around the world, whether through commission or employment, working in known fields of the creative industries or with museums, arts organisations or universities and research bodies.
Student will also engage in competitive projects set by external bodies.
Study block 3
MACD 106, MA project
This module allows you to realise your final major project, in a largely self directed semester, bringing together practice, theory and an evaluation phase that provides reflection and potential industry or funding opportunities to be negotiated ahead of graduating.
The first phase leads to exhibiting at a key industry or cultural event, with an interim show. The second sees you gather insights, industry or critical feedback, or undertake an internship, or preparing for the launch of your project. This final phase sees the production of an essay or strategic report, depending on future plans.
Communication design is a broad field of study. with career choices depending largely on your own personal project focus.
o Graphic design
o Packaging and brand design
o Service design
o Photography and film
o Type design or illustration
o Editorial design
o Motion graphics, interactive or digital design
o Information or UX design
o Design criticism and writing
o Teaching, research or PhD study
o Allied fields: television. the heritage sector or exhibition design