MA Exhibition Design

Postgraduate, Part-time

Exhibition Design MA



Explore and re-think the form and function of prevailing design practice and shape your ideas and concepts on this course

Overview

The MA Exhibition Design brings together a range of design disciplines to explore the interpretation and presentation of images, objects, spaces and experiences, both virtual and physical, for a range of audiences and user groups.

You’ll undertake specialist modules in exhibition design, lighting design and design interpretation. You'll shape your own ideas, concepts and theories through a self-directed major project informed by design research and critical enquiry.

This is a part-time course, starting in September, which can be tailored to suit your needs.

This course is well connected with the local exhibition design practices industry and Scotland’s vibrant museum, heritage, tourism and events sectors.

The application deadline for this course has now passed. Applications submitted after 31 July 2018 are not guaranteed to be considered for September 2018 entry.

Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Full-time)

Duration:

2 years


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Course details

Playing with facts, fictions and truths you’ll be encouraged to think that we need not confine ourselves to the world as it appears. Instead, the course stresses the capacity of texts, objects and spaces to playfully precipitate new ways of thinking about the social world.

In exhibition, design interpretation and lighting modules you'll develop specific design skills which will inform and enable highly developed outcomes in your self-directed major project. Collaboration with practitioners from other areas is encouraged.

Modules

  • Design Research Methods
  • Spatial Lighting Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Interpretative Design
  • Major Design Project
  • For MA Degree - Design Dissertation
  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This course is studied part-time for two years. With the support and guidance of our tutors you’ll develop an individualised programme of study that best suits you.

    Working with specialist tutors, the major project allows you to create and develop design outcomes for exhibitions, museum and heritage interpretation and/or site specific installations.

    We have a strong studio culture supported by our multidisciplinary staff team of academics and industry-based practitioners, allowing for cross-disciplinary critiques, collaborations and partnerships which may continue into professional life.

    You’ll develop creative, professional, strategic and contextual knowledge and skills and apply design thinking to a range of creative outcomes and design interventions.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

All candidates are interviewed with a portfolio of creative work or technical/business projects. Applicants from overseas can be interviewed by teleconference with an online portfolio.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU Stage 1 £2,660 tba
Home/EU Stage 2 £3,190 tba
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Home EU - Total Fee £5,850 tba
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Stage 1 £5,850 tba
Stage 2 £7,150 tba
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Overseas - Total Fee £13,000 tba
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

With a physical and digital portfolio demonstrating industry-ready skills, graduates can apply for design jobs, freelance work or establish entrepreneurial ventures.

You may also wish to continue study to MPhil or PhD level.

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