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Communication Design: Illustration MA: Course features

What this course offers you

The Communication Design: Illustration MA has an emphasis on research, methodology and design thinking, in particular projects within each module allow individual and personal concerns to be explored through the focused study of illustration and design.

The specialist pathway in illustration provides an intensive period of study that is made up of both course-specific modules and core modules within the Design School's Postgraduate Framework. Core modules offer the opportunity for the wider interdisciplinary understanding of your individual concerns and a focus on practice-based approaches to illustration.

The notion of interdisciplinary is at the centre of the post graduate framework and introduces a wide range of approaches, helping you to develop your understanding of the collaborative nature of contemporary practice.

The course reinforces the importance of research, investigation, creativity and imagination in the process of building an illustration practice. This provides a focus on the significance of problem finding as well as problem solving.

Throughout your study, you will be encouraged to describe the methods and processes that support the testing of your ideas as you develop your work towards a self-initiated final major project for assessment.

We describe this as the relationship between producing and pursuing and producing and authoring. As the course progresses, this can also be expressed as the development from 'how can I answer this question?' to 'how can I answer my question?'

Members of the staff team are professional designers, subject specialist academics and researches who will support you in your studies and who offer personal and professional guidance throughout your time with us.

Alongside your academic studies, you will develop workplace related skills in:

  • analysis of the project brief, research and insight gathering in to the 'theme' or objective and subsequent problem finding for problem solving;
  • analysis of context;
  • tools and strategies for design thinking and the illustration process;
  • workshop practices and creative material usage and manipulation;
  • communication and presentation tools and techniques;
  • digital tools for design and realisation;
  • the development of your skills and abilities in communication; and
  • self-reflection and self-criticism in relation to a sustainable design practice.

A part-time study option is available to help you fit your MA around other commitments.

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This course is taught at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

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Location

This course is taught at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

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