Application candidates for the MA in Graphic Design program are expected to be self-motivated, able to work independently, question and further develop their practice, and show concern for issues and ideas which engage social, cultural and political contexts. Those who have studied a discipline outside of graphic design are encouraged to apply, but are expected to have an aptitude for critical inquiry and the ability to engage with design ideas at a high level. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree.

Application period: 1 February – 4 March 2024
Application deadline: 4 March 2024, midnight EET

Applications will be reviewed in early March, and selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the staff of the Graphic Design department. Interviews will take place on 20-21 March 2024, where applicants will have a conversation about their work and expectations of the program. All interviews will take place online via ZOOM. Each year, 8–10 students will be admitted.

Tuition: 2800 euros per year

General requirements

— Must hold a bachelor’s degree
Be proficient in both spoken and written English.

Application Requirements


— Digital PDF format, maximum 60 Mb
— Include 10–15 projects, with each project supported by a selection of 4–6 images and 50 word description;
— This can include a mix of professional commissions, self-initiated work, BA projects, unrealized and in-progress work, or projects from within other fields (where relevant)
— If including video work, use still-frames for the PDF, with an external link to the video
— The PDF should be well organized, designed, and easy to follow

Admissions Questions

Please answer each of the following questions (and please respect the maximum character length for each):

  1. Introduce yourself, your background, and level of experience with graphic design. (800 characters max)
  2. How do the tools and skills of graphic design relate to the work you currently do or expect to do in the future? (1,600 characters max)
  3. What is your reason to consider applying to this MA program in particular? Are there any specific skills, methods and forms of knowledge you are looking for in the program? (1,600 characters max)
  4. What do you see yourself potentially bringing or contributing to the program? (800 characters max)
  5. Are there specific topics, interests or projects you are already certain you want to explore during your studies? (1,600 characters max)
  6. Are there practitioners, projects, exhibitions or texts which have had a particular impact on how you think about graphic design, and why? (800 characters max)
  7. What interests or experiences outside of graphic design do you have? (800 characters max)


— Maximum 2 pages in length

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