We designed this course for graduates in graphic, industrial or packaging design.
You develop your design skills and learn how to take a lead role in the international graphics industry. We do this by combining a major research-based project with teaching by a course team who are actively involved in high level graphic design research and practice.
MA students can work alongside our packaging design consultancy the Packaging Partnershiphttp://www.designfuturesgroup.com/ and with researchers from other design areas. We also have extensive contacts with leading brand companies and design organisations such as WPA Pinfold and Future Brand and encourage you to work collaboratively with them. We have worked with major commercial brands such as Marks & Spencer, Thorntons and Seeds of Change.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) award bursaries to UK and EU students. They base these awards on merit so you need to prepare your application carefully. You must apply to the AHRC by spring but need a prior offer of a course place.
To give you time to apply, we recommend applying for the course before the end of January. Up-to-date details of the AHRC Professional and Vocational Awards scheme are at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk
We also encourage you to seek financial support from industry. We can provide guidance in negotiating any support.
For more information about the design department, including a gallery of student work, staff profiles, facilities, news and events, visit the design websitehttp://www.shu.ac.uk/art/design/.
Sheffield is home to the largest concentration of creative production in Yorkshire and Humberside. Support for creative industries in the city has encouraged a talent base from home grown talent and practitioners relocating. The course has strong links with the creative community in Sheffield, including Designers Republic, Universal Everything, Tado and the internationally renowned digital arts festival Lovebytes.
PG Dip, Postgraduate Certificate, MA, PG Dip, Postgraduate Certificate, MA Award