Programme

Graphic Design MA

Graphic Design

Programme Overview

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design industry. Through major practical projects combining creativity, concepts and computer software skills, students hone their capabilities in devising creative solutions.

masters programme
Course Introduction

This course explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design, rethinking visual language by emphasising style, effective communication and future contexts.

It aims to engage you in diverse forms of traditional and contemporary media to build critical understanding, enhancing your individual design thinking and practical experience within the context of an international perspective, a range of contemporary issues and exciting new trends – from generative and gaming design, modular layouts and modern ‘retro’ to the positives of negative space and the brightest pastels.

A strong, ideas-based course, it is focused on practical outcomes, which combine visual and written language, achieved through intensive and challenging creative briefs, underpinned by sound academic research, self-critical reflection and contextually relevant practice. Students participate in projects that range across many topical and current themes in design, including globalisation, ethics, sustainability and the environment. Students also engage in graphic design practices, such as typography, photography, copywriting, art direction, animation and interactive design.

The course is suitable for those who have already undertaken a sustained period of creative practice in education or industry, and who wish to enhance their career as designers or art directors. We benefit from an international cohort of students, particularly recruiting from China, India, Africa, Cyprus and Europe, which provides an international perspective from the associated peer learning opportunities.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Future Perfect
  • International Contexts
  • Lines of Communication
  • MA Major Project

View full course modules here .

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Top Up); or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 3
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $29,0001 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $29,0001 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

MASTER OF ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
Course Introduction

This course explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design, rethinking visual language by emphasising style, effective communication and future contexts.

It aims to engage you in diverse forms of traditional and contemporary media to build critical understanding, enhancing your individual design thinking and practical experience within the context of an international perspective, a range of contemporary issues and exciting new trends – from generative and gaming design, modular layouts and modern ‘retro’ to the positives of negative space and the brightest pastels.

A strong, ideas-based course, it is focused on practical outcomes, which combine visual and written language, achieved through intensive and challenging creative briefs, underpinned by sound academic research, self-critical reflection and contextually relevant practice. Students participate in projects that range across many topical and current themes in design, including globalisation, ethics, sustainability and the environment. Students also engage in graphic design practices, such as typography, photography, copywriting, art direction, animation and interactive design.

The course is suitable for those who have already undertaken a sustained period of creative practice in education or industry, and who wish to enhance their career as designers or art directors. We benefit from an international cohort of students, particularly recruiting from China, India, Africa, Cyprus and Europe, which provides an international perspective from the associated peer learning opportunities.

Course Module

Find out about the exciting subjects and topics you will be covering while embarking on your success by design! Click on the tabs to view modules you will be taking at our 4 different levels of studies. Download the course module descriptors for further information.

Core

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Future Perfect
  • International Contexts
  • Lines of Communication
  • MA Major Project

View full course modules here .

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Awarding Body
Awarded by: Coventry University, UK
Intake: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)
Minimum Entry Requirement
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  • Completion of Raffles Singapore Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Top Up); or
  • Equivalent
Course Fee
Payment Option 1
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date 2nd installment due 1 week before the start of Term 3
International Students $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $15,000 $15,000 $30,000
Payment Option 2
Term 1 2 3 4 Total Fees
Date of Payment 1st installment due 30 days before course commencement date
International Students $29,0001 $29,000
Singaporean & Permanent Residents $29,0001 $29,000
  • 1Course Fee are for all Raffles Advanced Diploma graduates.
  • 2After an instant rebate will be applicable to yearly payment of course fees.
  • Course fees listed are in Singapore dollars.
  • Prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on the above fees.
  • Each semester is six (06) months and each term is three (03) months.
  • The dates of payment are subject to change by the School. Any change will be communicated to all students.

For many students, education loans are essential to pay for university and obtain a degree. We are pleased to inform you that Raffles College Of Higher Education is one of the approved institutions for POSB's Further Study Assist. Applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only.

If you require any assistance in education loans, feel free to speak with our team of education consultants.

Testimonials

Axell Garcia Shandy

Axell Garcia Shandy

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (Class of 2020)

Axell Garcia Shandy

Studying at Raffles was a great decision. The small class size allows for a more interactive environment. With critical thinking friends, experienced lecturers, and an open-minded style, discussions are meaningful and useful for my future endeavour. The array of modules offered covers both the general and specialised side of Graphic Design; thus, I can take the next step into the industry with confidence.

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