Northumbria University, Newcastle

Northumbria University

Design (Professional Practice)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Design (Professional Practice)

Format: Online

Program Description:

MA Design Professional Practice offers professional designers or educators the opportunity to develop and hone their skills without taking a career break. Delivered online, it provides a flexible, client centered route to postgraduate learning. Modules are delivered over the internet via web pages or live conferencing. Online discussion groups and use of bulletin boards are actively encouraged, so while this is a distance learning course it still delivers a real sense of community. MA Design Professional Practice is an ideal course for experienced designers or design educators who want to develop their skills, knowledge and specialist experience while still in employment. This is an extremely flexible option which allows individuals to tailor the course to suit their needs. So, students can use 'live' projects or issues within their workplace as a start point for their MA and use this opportunity to reflect on current work practises with a view to improving or re-engineering them. There are a total of 180 credits in this degree. 80 of these are theory based and cover essential elements such as; - Creative Thinking and Intellectual Property (20 credits) - Cross Cultural Communications (10 credits) - Research Principles (10 credits) - Reflective Practice (10 credits) - Contemporary Influences (10 credits) - Commercialisation (including brand/marketing communications) (20 credits) These contextual modules provide the perfect foundation for the remainder of your degree which can be tailored to your needs. This part of your degree will focus on a work-related project identified by you and will be completed in your workspace. This equates to 100 credits and includes; - Project Proposal (20 credits) - Project research and development (20 credits) - Final Project (60 credits)


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

Please contact The International Office at Northumbria University for further advice.

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