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Faculty Website: Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department: Department of Graphic Design
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MA in Graphic Design (Research)
Programme Code: M8DE1Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
The programme aims to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation.
A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree. A “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules. A relevant Baccalaureus Technologiae, with an average mark of at least 65% combined with a research methodology short learning component as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.
Prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their own work to an interview panel. A portfolio would be requested if further evidence is required of a students’ readiness to conduct textual or artefactual research. In the case of textual research the portfolio would contain
examples of written research, and in the case of artefactual research a portfolio with design artefacts would be required.