Online Master’s in Graphic Design
The MA Graphic Communication from IDI is one of the only online Master’s in Graphic Design programmes in the UK
On IDI’s MA Graphic Communication programme, you’ll learn about the role of contemporary graphic design practice within historical, cultural, aesthetic and technological contexts.
You’ll also develop various methods of representation and presentation, in order to produce an ambitious, cohesive body of design work.
Through our online study website, you’ll receive unlimited one-to-one tuition from tutors who are all experienced design professionals. This is also where you’ll discuss projects with your peers, and upload your work for assessment and feedback.
This MA will prepare you for a successful career as a graphic designer, and for design-related roles in digital graphics, online media, communications and marketing, publishing, advertising and many other related fields.
IDI ticked all the boxes for me: a good choice of subjects, the choice to study part-time around my current commitments, no need to find time to go to a campus, and most importantly, a good reputation with a connection to a real and well-respected university in The University of Hertfordshire.
IDI appeared like a community to me because, although everyone was studying different subjects, everyone would have the same passion at heart. Some may question how this is possible, but through IDI forums I have honestly made a whole new friendship circle.
When I was younger, I never really had the opportunity to go from school to university. It was nice to have the opportunity later on in my career to go back and do something that I had always wanted to do.
Our online MA Graphic Communication is taught across six semesters, delivered over two years.
Each semester consists of twelve weeks of study followed by four weeks of assessment processes.
While studying, you’ll be expected to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for your directed activities. You should also consider additional time needed to read supporting materials, upload your work to the site, and for discussion with your tutors and peers in the forums.
What Will I Learn?
MA Graphic Communication
You will study a number of interdisciplinary modules alongside students from related art and design subject areas, while also specialising in your own discipline. You will be encouraged to approach each module from the point of view of your own individual practice, as well as developing skills in collaboration and an understanding of working in the Creative Industries within graphic design.
Am I Eligible?
We consider all applications on an individual basis and are open to assess non-standard qualifications. The first step is to complete an application form and we’ll send you an invite to access your own secure admissions area within the study site.
You’ll then be assigned an Admissions Advisor, who’ll guide you through the application process and answer any questions you might have.
For more information about what’s required for your application, see our handy admissions guide, or read up on our entry requirements here:
Course Fees and Discounts
£6,000 total payment
Please note: throughout March, we’re offering a 15% reduction on fees when you pay in full, or 10% when you pay over six instalments.
Studying for your Master’s in graphic design online means you’ll save on all of the extra costs (such as travel and accommodation) that come with studying on-campus. We also have several payment options available to help you manage your course fees while studying with us: including various instalment options, discounts and loans: