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Course overview

If you have a passion for drawing and telling stories, then this masters’ programme is for you. The course brings together two distinct visual fields, the comic-strip novel and the illustrated picture book, to explore a range of practical and theoretical approaches to visual expression and sequential storytelling.

The programme has been designed in consultation with external partners, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF). As a student on the course, you will gain insight into the contemporary publishing landscape, be inspired by leading practitioners and academic staff who are published in the field. You will learn what it takes to create meaningful visual stories which resonate with audiences and readers.

Throughout the programme you will foster and refine your practical ideas and skills, working either individually or collaboratively on short or extended project briefs, towards a sustained portfolio of professional practice. This degree invites you to consider critical issues pertaining to storytelling and readership, including the dynamic between text and image, negotiating spatial relationships, the mediating hand of the artist, ideological concerns and the wider cultural context in which graphic novels and children’s books are produced, disseminated and interpreted.

This taught MA is tailored towards students progressing from undergraduate arts studies and mid-career professionals wishing to advance or diversify their studio practice. The programme is available in both full and part-time modes of study and follows a trimester structure over a full calendar year, culminating in a public exhibition of MA project work in late August. The part-time route will follow the full-time programme but over two calendar years allowing students to engage with the full-time cohort but only undertake a proportion of the taught sessions and project briefs.

Course summary

Our working environment works to cultivate practical and theoretical expertise to help your versatility in creative media. We encourage innovative, conceptual approaches to visual storytelling though a structured timetable of theoretical lectures, practical workshops, student led seminars, visiting speakers, action based and experiential research, self-directed and tutorial-based learning.

Cultural and visual discourse is taught at all levels, displaying the important synthesis between theory and studio practice. You'll fully engage in these processes to develop self-awareness and embed skills to advance your professional progression and life-long learning.

Your Career With a Master's Degree

Graduates of the programme will go on to apply their advanced creative skills in domains as varied as freelance illustration and design, online and traditional publishing, 2D and 3D animation, storyboard and concept art for video games and film, as well as further research or teaching at PhD level and academia. Students are encouraged to be outward-looking and entrepreneurial throughout their time on the course: to consider their career trajectory at the outset, to forge links with industry, creative agencies and organisations.

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University of Cumbria

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (1 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
£12.800,00 (Rp 256.000.000) per tahun
£1,422 per 20 credit module.

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Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan September 2022


Carlisle - Brampton Road

Brampton Road,



CA3 9AY, England

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Students should have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

Students need to have 1st or 2nd class honours degree. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level. A good first degree (2.1 or above) in Art, Design, Media and performance related subject; for overseas applicants appropriate equivalence will apply. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview in person or via Skype. IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component).

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Info tentang University of Cumbria

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