Course Comparison

MA Fine Art MA Communication Design
Master of Arts - MA Master of Arts - MA
1 year 1 year
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time, Part-time route available
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Plymouth Plymouth
School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

For entry to postgraduate level, you should normally possess:
  • a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; or
  • an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.
  • Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through UK ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service.
  • English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary. 

Non-academic entry requirements

You will be expected to submit a portfolio of work, documented in an appropriate form, and a proposal for study, for discussion at interview.
An upper second degree in a related discipline such as Illustration, Publishing or Graphic Design (or similar design-related discipline such as Art, Creative Writing, Digital Media, among others), or a lower second, combined with evidence of the potential to achieve at Level 7, through the presentation of a strong portfolio of creative work.
Suitable references from previous academic institutions and/or employers.
English Language Requirement equivalent to 6.5 IELTS with a minimum 5.5 in all four components. Please check the University of Plymouth English language requirements webpage for additional information and equivalent recognised qualifications.
It is recommended, but not essential, that applicants can demonstrate work experience in a related professional sector
For applicants with previous postgraduate studies in related subjects, the Programme Lead will assess the applicability of the Recognition of Prior Learning policy on a case-by-case basis.