Masters Degree in Digital Design in Europe

Top Master's Programs in Digital Design in Europe 2017

Digital Design

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Digital design professionals make use of programs, algorithms and data as well as traditional design skills to tool tailored objects and processes for a wide variety of applications. The corporate sector, educational institutions, governmental bodies and charity organizations call upon their talents to visualize and create unique products and concepts.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

Master in Digital Design in Europe

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Official Master In Creating And Developing Digital Projects

FDModa - LCI Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The main objective of the Master in creation and development of digital projects is to offer advanced training and specialized nature that will prepare students competitively to provide innovative solutions and new value propositions to a market that, from a technological point of view It is exponentially active and is booming. [+]

Best Master Degrees in Digital Design in Europe 2017. Master in Digital Creation and Development Projects The main objective of the Master in creation and development of digital projects is to offer advanced training and specialized nature that will prepare students competitively to provide innovative solutions and new value propositions to a market that, from a technological point of view It is exponentially active and is booming. The digital designer is now at the center of different families and professional sectors such as Audiovisual Communication, the Graphic creation Graphic Arts Advertising Public Relations and interactions design sectors, and showing increasing synergies often encompassed within the industry calls experiences and increasingly geared towards digital media as well point the various sectoral studies and local and state reports. Unlike most training offers in the field of digital design, the differentiating factor of this Masters in Digital Creation and Development Project is to form what is known as Front End Designer (Front End or Frontend Designer) in the professional world . The Front End consists of everything that has to do with what you see and interact in a digital project, it is the professional who is able to devise, plan and also carry out all the development necessary before final production so that ensures the feasibility, efficacy and optimizing designed projects. Also, students may choose to specialize in two areas, a more experimental and more oriented to the world of creation, entertainment and culture, to experience the smart citizen and smart cities, and the other more focused on strategy persuasion, branded content, more developed and oriented sectors of products and consumer services. Objectives: To train professionals specializing in the creation and development of advanced digital projects with choice of specialization in: Projects for advertising and strategic communication: Students will form on the ideation and prototyping of digital communication strategies for brands and organizations. As for practical training, students can opt for web design and mobile application design interaction design projects into space: The student will be formed in the conception and development of interaction design applied to space in general that is, retail, entertainment, monuments, museums, infrastructure and public space ... As for practical training, students can opt for interactive design for smart cities or to carry out a pilot project of interaction. Studies Programme: Data Sheet Credits: 66 ECTS Duration: 1 year Qualification: Masters in Design and Development of Digital Projects Language: Spanish and English offer specialty itineraries face: Digital Projects Advertising and Strategic Communication Projects interaction design interactive space First semester Module I - Theoretical framework and context (8 ECTS) Module II - Methodology and advanced design processes for interactive websites and apps (12 ECTS) Module III - Programming, development and prototyping of digital interfaces (12 ECTS) Second semester Module IV - Managing digital design (6 ECTS) Specialty 1: strategic communication projects and advertising (10 ECTS) Specialty 2: interaction design projects for the space (10 ECTS) Master final thesis (12 ECTS) External Practices (6 ECTS) [-]

Master (MA) Moving Image

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Moving Image is designed to develop creative conceptual thinkers, who can deliver ideas across media using a variety of methods. The project work undertaken is underpinned with [+]

MA Moving Image

MA Moving Image is designed to develop creative conceptual thinkers, who can deliver ideas across media using a variety of methods. The project work undertaken is underpinned with research, analysis and evidence of strategic thinking as well as self reflection.

On this course you will be able to devise new means of attracting audiences, whether in the areas of promotion and advertising or within the exhibition and corporate sector, moving image for mobile devices, the web, and in every area of motion design and the world of moving image.

The course has been designed if you’re looking for innovative, creative and critical learning, as you will engage with video, environmental, digital editing, sound and animation to develop your creative ideas and build a strong conceptual and technical basis for your development.... [-]


Master Interaction Design

Harbour.Space
Campus Full time Open Enrolment Spain Barcelona

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. [+]

Best Master Degrees in Digital Design in Europe 2017. This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Harbour Space Master of Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. The program aims to explore new roles, contexts and approaches for interaction design and trains students to research, analyse, prototype, and design concepts in business, social, and cultural contexts within existing and emerging technologies. Projects, which are often speculative and critical, aim to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures and explore the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life while highlighting the increased relevancy of design to business and society. Graduates go on to work for corporations, design agencies or consultancies, academic and industrial research labs, and to set up their own design studios. Courses are a mixture of lectures and hands-on experimentation Regular opportunities for industry collaborations with companies Access to a network of world-leading experts working in computer science Teachers who are leading practitioners in their field Frequent guest lecturers across a variety of topics in Design and Technology Practical business courses preparing students for real-life situations Multi-disciplinary collaboration in group and applied year-end projects Connection to the real discipline of design and real companies in the industry PROGRAM STRUCTURE This Master of Interaction Design degree contains an extensive number of real interaction design cases moving through which the students will gain a solid understanding of the creative and decision making process in the design department of a real company or a design agency. All courses are electives, yet we strongly recommend students to take courses marked as core. In total 1 year Master's consist of 15 modules including 1 module of workshops & seminars, 1 client and 1 capstone projects. Our professors are not academic teachers – they are accomplished design professionals that have launched thousands of successful products and services and made many winning strategic decisions. Modules Emerging Technologies for Physical Spaces Mobile Physical Computing User Experience Design Entrepreneurial Design Cybernetics Smart Objects Innovation in Service Design Future Wearables Content Strategy Storytelling, Narrative and Interactivity Design Management Selling & Presenting Design Data Visualization Audio & Video Motion Graphics Projection Mapping Programming Interfaces for Disabled People Seminars & Workshops Client Project Personal Project MATH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (MSL) A Harbour.Space major requirement for all students in tech is a very good level of math. Anyone who lacks the strong math foundation they need for a career in tech, but is eager to learn has a home in our foundation course (link). Students acquire all the basic tools they need to continue studies in Computer Science, data Science or Cyber Security. Graduating from MSL means opening the doors to apply for a place at Harbour.Space University and any other top-rate tech university in the world. Program Leadership Irene Pereyra Co-founder, Anton & Irene Anton Repponen Co-founder, Anton & Irene Career Path Junior Designer Mid-Weight Designer Senior Designer Art Director Creative Director LIVING IN BARCELONA Studying in Barcelona has the following advantages: Barcelona is #1 in Europe for quality of life and clearness of environment (2012 Quality of Life City Rankings – Mercer Survey) Barcelona is #1 in the world for the level of infrastructure and urban development (2011, Ernst & Young). The region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, contributes significantly to the Spanish GDP. The growth of Catalonia’s GDP is currently 3.3%, much higher than in Europe on average. Catalonia’s exports are €42.2 billion, higher than in any other region of Spain. 7,000+ innovation and technological companies during the last 10 years. Barcelona is 6th in Europe for attractiveness and comfort for doing business (European Attractiveness Survey 2011, Ernst & Young), Barcelona is 2nd in Europe (after London) for being promoted as a business center (European Cities Monitor 2011); Barcelona is 2nd in the world for hosting different international conferences and congresses (City and Country World Report 2011, ICCA ). Barcelona is the host of the annual World Mobile Congress, which attracts thousands of international companies that work in the mobile industry. 7,000,000 + millions of tourists / year 20° C - average temperature during the day 2437 hours of sunshine/ year Cost of living 550 euro / month [-]

Master in Design for 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Online & Campus Combined Full time April 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH Digital fabrication opens up the gates towards the world of production so that almost anyone can design and build spaces, objects and devices. Designers and professionals whose work defines the objects that surround us can harness the advantages of digital fabrication in order to create new business opportunities and apply the benefits of new technologies to develop new solutions. The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. It is a test-bed that provides students with certain abilities and competences that build on their professional background, giving them the skills to design, develop and implement creative projects by using techniques such as 3D-printing and numerical control cutters. Objective To equip students with digital fabrication methodologies and tools in order to become key players in implementing this knowledge in different design areas, adding value to the corporate environment and to their careers. Students are also encouraged to develop critical judgement in order to decide how and when to implement different tools in an innovative way, and to understand the possibilities of applying digital fabrication in product design, interior decoration, fashion and visual communication, by identifying the best way to bring their ideas to fruition and by appraising their impact on business benefits. They will also learn how to use digital fabrication tools by combining creativity, management and entrepreneurial spirit within actual businesses, where the aim is for them to become key figures in creating sustainable value with their proposals. Methodology IED Barcelona proposes an innovative methodology in its intensive courses, where both face-to-face and distance learning are put together. This allows students to spend a 3-month period in Barcelona and take the rest of the course from home. Lectures are held in two environments and teachers coordinate these two spaces so as to offer students the best workspace in which to develop their knowledge in design towards digital fabrication. - IED Barcelona: Theory and project lectures are held on the premises of IED. The multicultural and interdisciplinary environment of IED Barcelona is the perfect place for designing projects and developing innovation. - Ateneu de Fabricació de Ciutat Meridiana: Technical lectures, where students learn and implement digital fabrication techniques, are held on the premises of the Ateneu de Fabricació de Ciutat Meridiana. This digital fabrication lab belongs to the Red de Ateneos de Fabricación (cultural centre network) driven by Barcelona City Council, within the strategic framework of SmartCities. These cultural centres are spaces for creation and learning and are linked to social innovation, new technologies and, particularly, to digital fabrication. Students are provided with all the necessary technologies in order to learn and implement the different processes and techniques of digital fabrication, with a view to transforming their ideas and concepts into actual products that are useful for society. Student profile The programme is geared towards graduates in product design, interior decoration, graphic design and visual communication, architects, fashion designers, engineers, artists and professionals who design, develop and bring to fruition all sorts of goods and products. Professionals interested in fostering and driving the success of digital fabrication are also welcome. In order to participate in the admission process, candidates must submit the following: Graduate diploma Curriculum Vitae Covering letter Career options Students can add value to their professional background by including digital fabrication on their list of skills. They will become digital fabrication strategists, who are able to work in businesses, innovation consultancies and design studios, and join multidisciplinary teams or develop their own projects as businesspeople. The course also helps students to build a career in design innovation, strategy, product and brand design and social enterprise. Coordinator BERNAT CUNÍ Bernat is an expert designer, researcher and manager in several fields of industrial, ecological and entrepreneurial design. He is currently involved in generative design, creative encoding and fast fabrication experiments. He is particularly interested in the future of design and popularising the design process and tools. Undertake new ventures based on innovation as a distinguishing feature. Conceptualization of new products. Creative development and business management. They will acquire the necessary skills to work in multidisciplinary teams, take leadership positions and investigate in the field. Duration and frequency: Frequency: 7 months - 3 onsite - 4 online Timetable: Monday to Friday from 9.40 a.m. to 14.30 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 6.10 p.m. * The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees. [-]

International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Basel

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of <strong>Swiss Graphic Design</strong> and the current academic perspective and standards of the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design HGK FHNW. Of special interest for students is the opportunity to graduate with an internationally accredited Master of Design (MDes) from UIC and the Swiss equivalent, MAS in Graphic Design I– Iconicism and Graphic Design II– Mediality from the HGK. [+]

Best Master Degrees in Digital Design in Europe 2017. The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and PhD level reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design in particular and Swiss Graphic Design in general. The City of Basel, located in the trinational Rhine river valley, is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany. While our Bachelor course focuses on the students’ ability to conduct a creative process, our Master programs strive to extend the students’ individual design vocabulary and to reach a higher level of reflection through the students’ ability to include knowledge and methodologies of scientific disciplines into the creative process. We offer a Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and an International Master of Design, which we conduct in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Both Master programs are based on the following assessment: In the context of the digital flood of images, expanded qualifications are required. A design practice based purely on craftsmanship or technical skills no longer meets the demands of visual communication, nor does a reflection on visual messages entirely derived from theory. Connecting design practice with iconic- and media theory, generates new qualifications in the conception and design of visual messages for the context of a current, digitalized, iconic communication. International Master of Design UIC/HGK Basel The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspective and standards of the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design HGK FHNW. Of special interest for students is the opportunity to graduate with an internationally accredited Master of Design (MDes) from UIC and the Swiss equivalent, MAS in Graphic Design I– Iconicism and Graphic Design II– Mediality from the HGK. Students are matriculated and registered at UIC with classes being held at the FHNW/HGK Visual Communication Institute in Basel. Graphic Design, Visual Communication and Media Design, give visual form to messages that become a part of our everyday lives. Although these disciplines contribute to the much discussed "image flood" in today’s societies, we find implicit knowledge about the meaning of images, the process of creating them and their media references of extreme importance. It is on this central theme that the MDes is focused. Therefore, the goal of the program is the deepening of process-oriented design skills through project oriented design work with enhanced analytical competence in image theory and the media sciences. Key Issues The international partnership between UIC and the HGK Basel generates a variety of opportunities for the participants of the program, such as international internships, studying in a foreign cultural environment, and an international group of students and professors. The unique methodology of The Basel School of Design, its tradition and its focus make the MDes program an extraordinary opportunity to achieve a high level of practical and theoretical design competence. The MDes program is involved in the current discussions of the internationally oriented design practice and its issues of design research. In combination with the strong practical background of The Basel School of Design, graduate students are given the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of discourse concerning image theory and design-oriented research. This can be found through our close collaboration with the Swiss Design Network (SDN) and eikones, The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Iconic Criticism – The Power and Meaning of Images" Duration of Study
/Costs 4 semesters/120 ECTS
/60 US Credit Points. The master’s thesis is integrated into the fourth semester.
 Language of instruction: English Tuition MDes: USD $12’500.– per semester Application Dead Line The Master’s Program in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and the International Master in Design begin in September 2017. The application deadline for our MDes is March 31, 2017. Submitting applications in advance of this deadline is encouraged. [-]

Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts

RISEBA
Campus Full time September 2017 Latvia Riga

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development... [+]

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development. While comprehensive in its structure to train the future executives in film and television studios, ad agencies, animation studios, creative departments of social networking, and SFX and post-production houses, the program offers its students to specialize in a chosen field via Independent Studies cycle. The minor is declared by a student under auspices of an esteemed faculty member and, generally, in the areas of film directing, art directing, animation, and post production supervising. Degree awarded: Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts Language of instructions: English Study environment Auditorium Theoretical lectures are usually held in auditoriums. All auditoriums are equipped with computers and projectors for lecturers’ and students’ presentations. The biggest auditorium is also equipped with large screens in order to provide better visibility. Video studio Students learn the crafts of camera operator and lighting in a 300 sqm big video studio. Students can also take advantage of this studio for their own academic projects outside the lectures. Studio is equipped with a full featured black and green screen backgrounds and floor. Cameraperson’s special machinery, such as camera crane and steadicam, is also available. In 2013/2014 academic year studio will be equipped with a stationary lighting system. Next to the studio there is a green room, storage for costumes and stage property, and a recording studio. Mounting studio Architecture and Media Centre H2O6 has two big and two small editing studios. Both big editing studios are equipped with 15 – 20 iMac desktops. In these studios audiovisual editing lessons and practical workshops are being held. Small editing studios are meant for students’ unsupervised work after the lectures. All computers for video editing are equipped with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, Logic Studio and other editing software. Why RISEBA, why Audiovisual Media Arts? aesthetic, philological, and technical approach of the programme is instilled by the best Russian and American film school traditions, the only Master Studies programme in Latvia where additional coursework in art theories and a selected course load in advanced workshops may be undertaken at the Latvian Academy of Art, the only program where the graduates are offered a business module to increase their effective competitiveness in the global audiovisual market sectors, a number of courses, be it Game Design, Film Narratology or Dramatic Construction via on-line with Hollywood Industry professionals, to name a few, are unique in the Baltic States, a very individual approach to every student and instructed by the international group of accomplished artists and academics, a flexible study schedule and a flexible payment schedule, an effective ERASMUS exchange with similar programs at TAMK University of Applied Sciences, the School of Art and Media, the Academy of Visual Arts, Design and Pop Culture, MINERVA, Netherlands an effective network with similar programs worldwide that conduct cutting edge workshops throughout the academic year, technically best equipped infrastructure in media studies in the Baltic States. Programme entry requirements Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records CV in English Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar) Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent) Copy of Passport Programme content Cross-Media Technology and Integration Cinematography Photography New Media and Film Editing and Aesthetics Screenwriting Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality Documentary Film Production Visual Semiotics in Media Design Game Analysis Motion Graphics and Design in Cinema 4D Interactive Cinema Advanced Soundscapes Directing for Stage, TV, and New Media Distribution and Niche Marketing Advanced Directing of Photography Animation and SFX Producing Conformity of Cultures Pipeline Route in Autodesk Smoke Filma Narratology Intellectual Property and Legal Aspects in Creative Industries Modular Synthesis in Post Production Sound Mobile Game Technologies *RISEBA reserve rights to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme content. For more specific information about the study course qualifications, please contact programme creative director. Admission requirements 1. Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records 2. CV in English 3. Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar) 4. Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent) 5. Copy of Passport [-]

Master's Degree In Graphic Design And Interface For New Devices

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Spain Salamanca

The primary objective of this official Master is to train professionals specialized in graphic design new digital media that are able to respond to communication demands required by metamorphic socio-cultural environment in which we live. [+]

Best Master Degrees in Digital Design in Europe 2017. Program Description The primary objective of this official Master is to train professionals specialized in graphic design new digital media that are able to respond to communication demands required by metamorphic socio-cultural environment in which we live. As Icograda points out, (Ico-D) graphic design is an intellectual, technical and creative activity involved not only with the production of images, but with the analysis, organization and methods of presentation of visual solutions to problems Communication. Being an intensive master (class late Thursday and Friday all day), students can make practices between October and September if they wish. The practices are not part of the curriculum. That is, it is not a subject, but the possibility of a labor dive and a learning experience. The type of companies we work with are in the fields of Communication and Design or Software Development. GOALS Encourage reflective, analytical and critical capacity. Distinguish, meet and integrate the different phases of the processes of ideation, planning and development of a communication project. Encourage creativity and innovation. Produce messages and visual solutions for new communication devices. Professional profiles Professional profiles that are directed the Master are basically two: Creative Director oriented design and use of new technologies. graphic and interface for devices with screens designer. Although, depending on the orientation that each student can be better targeted to one of these forms: Designer mobile and tablet publications. Designer for mobile application projects and tablets Designer multimedia projects for digital signage Designer for digital signage projects Designer multi-platform advertising pieces. User interface designer mobile phones and tablets. Designer for web projects. CURRICULUM 1. Visual Communication Functional Module (6CR.) Module 2 Tools for Visual Communication in Digital Media (21cr.) Module 3. Visual Communication and Design Interface on new devices (27CR.) Module 4. Work to master (6CR.) 1. Visual Communication Functional Module 1. Visual Communication and Strategic Communication 4 ECTS 2. History and general principles of Visual Communication 2 ECTS Module 2 Tools for Visual Communication in Digital Media 3. Creative Thinking 2 ECTS 4. Drawing and illustration 2 ECTS 5. Information Display 2 ECTS 6. Composition, layout and typography 4 ECTS 7. Photography, lighting and digital retouching 4 ECTS 8. To install and video editing 2 ECTS 9. Animation and digital postproduction 5 ECTS Module 3. Visual Communication and Design Interface on new devices 10. Context, features and future possibilities of new media 4 ECTS 11. Interface and User Experience 3 ECTS 12. Programming Basics 4 ECTS 13. Design for web 4 ECTS 14. Design for smartphones 4 ECTS 15. Design for tablets 4 ECTS 16. Design for digital signage 4 ECTS Module 4. Work to master 17. Work to master 6 ECTS Methodology BLENDED (Presencial 75% - 25% Online) 60 ECTS Lecture: presentation of a structured to facilitate media on the subject under study in an organized matter. Case Study: Analysis of a problem or real event for meeting him, I interpret it , solve it , generate hypothesis, contrast data, reflect, complete knowledge, diagnose and find solutions. Exercise and Problem Resolution: Exercise, test and implement prior knowledge. Often it used to supplement the lecture. Learning through projects. Students, guided by a teacher, carry out the implementation of a project to solve certain problems and communication objectives in a stipulated by planning, design and implementation of a series of activities in order to achieve a goal time. Self - learning from online tutorials and video tutorials: Materials developed for learning basic software needed for the projects. Duration and price Start Date: October 2016 One academic year: From October to mid-May Price: 110 € / credit (€ 6,600) places available: 20 Location: Salamanca Contact: jrmartinsa@upsa.es designonscreens@upsa.es www.designonscreens.com [-]

Master of Arts - Media, Art, Design & Tech​​nology

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

What is MADTech (Media, Art, Design & Technology) all about? In a nutshell this is it: artists doing strange things with technology. This means you will embark on a master where anything is possible. You will view and create art in ways you can hardly imagine beforehand. You will carry out experiments, tinkering and playing with technology, ideas and media. [+]

Fine Arts – Media, Art, Design & Technology (MADtech): www.hanzegroningen.eu/madtech What is MADTech (Media, Art, Design & Technology) all about? In a nutshell this is it: artists doing strange things with technology. This means you will embark on a master where anything is possible. You will view and create art in ways you can hardly imagine beforehand. You will carry out experiments, tinkering and playing with technology, ideas and media. You will explore the most outrageous possibilities the combination of art and technology have to offer. Central to this master are your artistic development and attitude towards research. By combining a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, you will discover unexpected perspectives, resulting in exciting multimedia works of art. Order our brochure here . Throughout this master you will explore viewpoints from the past, present and future, broadening the way you think and look at the world. You will discover connections between art and science, laboratory and applied research, stable and unstable media, old and new technology, local and global forms of society. This is a collective process: you will share ideas and insights with your fellow students, learning how others see the world. Inspiring each other to look beyond borders and to venture away from the beaten track. At the same time you will extend your knowledge, master new skills and reflect on your role as an artist. This master attracts students from a lot of different backgrounds, countries and cultures. This variety enriches your experience, not only broadening your personal perspective but also giving you the opportunity to build a valuable international network. You will develop your own artistic vision, working in a hybrid practice and taking the opportunity to share your art with the world. Structure Before you are admitted to the master programme MADTech, you will draw up a broad outline of the artistic research you want to carry out. What is it that fascinates you about art and technology? What experiments would you like to carry out? During the admissions procedure you will discuss your ideas with us. Once admitted, your ideas form the start of the next two years. The first year of this master programme is mostly about exploring your chosen field. You will carry out your own experiments, tinker with new technology during creative programming and explore research possibilities in art practices. This is how you will improve your skills and knowledge, getting to know the art practice, creating new concepts and finding out the possibilities of artistic technology research. In your first year you will spend a lot of time in Hybrid Arts Lab, where you will devise and carry out your own experiments. In addition you will attend theory and research courses at the University of Groningen and take part in a joint research course 'Image & Experience in a technologically charged society' with master students of the University of Groningen. There is also plenty of time to discuss the results of experiments, workshops, research projects and your own progress with fellow students, experts and public. Furthermore, you will visit relevant institutions, festivals, workplaces and centres of research: individually or as a group. During your first year you will gradually focus on what you really want to do in the second year. You will develop and refine your research plan, which you will carry out in your second year and which will be the basis of your master thesis. At the end of your first year an assessment of your work will determine whether you are ready to enter the second year. After the 1st year At the start of your second year you will start working on your final project. You will devote most of your time working on this project. You will spend a lot of time in the lab, working on your research project. There will be classes, but less than in the first year. Supervisors will advise and guide you and encourage your progress. Your goal is to realise your research project and write your final thesis. There will be plenty of opportunities to share what you have learned and experienced with others during sessions, discussions and presentations. Depending on what you need, we will ask guest lecturers to contribute to the supervision of your research project. During a series of public dialogues second year students will discuss their work with guest lecturers and others, helping you to improve your work and take it to a next level. During your time with us you will be part of a community where education, research and the artistic practice meet and reinforce each other. For the theoretical component of this master you will attend lectures on relevant subjects like history of art, psychology of art and art philosophy at the University of Groningen. Additional subjects and projects In addition to the regular sessions and classes you will have the opportunity to attend a series of lectures at the University of Groningen about history, art, psychology of art and art philosophy. You will also take part in a joint research course on Research & Development/New Media Art Practices with master students of the University of Groningen. You can also carry out projects of the Centre of Applied Research and other Hanze partners. During your second year you can apply for prestigious awards for excellent students of fine arts, like the George Verberg Scholarship International possibilities In addition to the focus on your final project, you will visit international festivals, like Ars Electronics in Linz and the Transmediale in Berlin. You will also go on an intensive study trip to New York. After graduation As a master of Fine Arts you can continue to set up your own artistic practice, individually or as a member of an artistic collective. [-]

Master's Degree in Biodigital Architecture

International University of Catalonia
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

We offer you the chance to take part in the first architecture programme that explores the subject from a biological and digital perspective. An avant-garde syllabus and a new, 21st-century concept at your fingertips. You will have the opportunity [+]

Best Master Degrees in Digital Design in Europe 2017. Discover Biodigital Architecture We offer you the chance to take part in the first architecture programme that explores the subject from a biological and digital perspective. An avant-garde syllabus and a new, 21st-century concept at your fingertips. You will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology with new production possibilities. And a whole new world of tools will open up to you, enhancing your professional qualifications and job skills. Are you ready to see the possibilities awaiting you in the field of biodigital architecture? Why choose Biodigital Architecture? Innovative education Experiment with genetic-driven software, evolutionary processes, emerging systems and scripting. New vision of cybernetic-digital and environmental processes Explore concepts such as bio-learning and morphogenesis. International approach and premier academic staff Learn with an international teaching body which has made significant contributions to this new cutting-edge field of biodigital architecture. UIC Barcelona's Master's Degree in Biodigital Architecture is a pioneering programme that combines architecture, biology and new digital trends. Since the year 2000 this programme has offered a unique approach to architecture from a biological and digital perspective. The teaching programme establishes points of contact between new cybernetic-digital and ecological-environmental techniques. It incorporates experimental concepts, methods and works that use genetic-driven software, evolutionary processes, emerging systems, algorithms, parametric models and scripting. An innovative view of architecture that draws from areas such as genetic versus generative, natural versus digital and the impact of new biologies. An avant-garde architecture and design programme that integrates the latest developments in conceptualisation and projection technology: Data-Driven Production, CNC numerical control machines, 3D printers... In short, a non-standard form of architecture that applies and promotes the genetic and digital principles of variation, mutation and hybridisation. Prospective students If you have a university degree in Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Design, Landscaping, Biology or Genetics, this is the right master's degree for you. No previous specialised knowledge of cybernetics or ecology is required. Job Opportunities Architecture, Engineering, Design, Art, Teaching and Research. The combination of advanced digital technology applied to architecture and biological knowledge will open up a new, as of yet untapped market. Academic accreditation University Master's Degree (official), which enables you to undertake doctoral studies. Facilities Digital manufacturing laboratory and genetics laboratory. Curriculum and subjects Seminars and conferences on: Metaphysics and Computation Theories of Emergence The Fundamentals of Genetics The Emergent Nature of Life Eco Manipulation Genetic vs. Generative Digital Tools and Organic Forms New Bio and Digital Techniques The work of Antoni Gaudí and Salvador Dalí as a source of Biodigital Architecture Information Systems: Digital Tools and Organic Forms: Practical classes with training in digital tools such as generative software, parametric associative software, scripting, production tools and CAD/CAM machining, linked to project development Genetic and Biodigital Architectural Design: Studios and workshops including personalised tutorials in order to develop designs and carry out research Masters dissertation: Final presentation of research project. [-]

Design Management

Macromedia University for Media and Communication
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Munich Berlin + 2 more

Within the interdisciplinary team, Master’s degree students develop solutions to design problems, be they in relation to strategy design, service design or human-centred design. [+]

Master in Design Management

 

In creative professions, the demand for management knowledge and management qualifications has risen sharply in recent years.

 

The Master’s course in “Design Management” is aimed primarily at talented designers who wish to apply a comprehensive understanding of design to tasks and processes. However, it is different points of view which broaden one’s perspective, creating the fertile soil for true innovation. Therefore applicants from a completely different background are welcome, be they engineers, natural scientists or creative people. During their studies the Master’s degree students learn to think about and analyse management and design together, and make decisions and shape the future.... [-]


Master in Video Game Enterprise and Production

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Gamer Camp: Biz is a year-long masters level course for the next generation of games industry entrepreneurs and producers. The games industry is full of project managers, entrepreneurs and associate producers, who all need serious managerial and business know-how to lead a game production to completion, be it a 79p iOS app or a £30m AAA console release. [+]

Biz, MSc in Video Game Enterprise and ProductionGamer Camp: Biz is a year-long masters level course for the next generation of games industry entrepreneurs and producersThe games industry is full of project managers, entrepreneurs and associate producers, who all need serious managerial and business know-how to lead a game production to completion, be it a 79p iOS app or a £30m AAA console release.Although these people will not be coding or designing art assets on a daily basis, it is vital that they have a comprehensive and realistic understanding of the game development process, and how all the disparate elements operate and come together to produce the polished game you see on the shelf or in an App StoreOn Gamer Camp: Biz, we give people who want to work in games, an in-depth experience of the full game development process combined with all the hard-edged business skills they need to run a small games business or manage a studio production. Gamer Camp: Biz is suitable for both those in the games industry and graduates with an appropriate degree who are keen to strike out on their own.This very practical approach is mirrored by Facebook, when new a new staff member starts at Facebook they go through a “Bootcamp” to ensure they understand the code base and how the programming team works.“To make sure all our engineers share this approach, we require all new engineers — even managers whose primary job will not be to write code — to go through a program called Bootcamp where they learn our codebase, our tools and our approach. There are a lot of folks in the industry who manage engineers and don't want to code themselves, but the type of hands-on people we're looking for are willing and able to go through Bootcamp." – Mark Zuckerberg.We believe an understanding of how games are made will help you build a successful game development company. We'll show you how games are developed, designed, produced, commissioned, concieved and sold - prepare to get stuck in and get your hands dirty because Gamer Camp is a hands-on experience.... [-]


Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10  January 2017 Italy Florence

The master in Graphic Design offers a path that is developed in a continuous relation between different fields, integrating the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. Particular attention will be given to the New Media aspects and to the new frontiers of web communication, in order to create professional figures capable of acting within an evolving scenario. The Graphic Designer figure, today, is particularly dynamic; being not only an expert in Visual Languages, but also a director of Communication Strategies based on the sign that is expressed on physical support in both real locations and virtual environments. The Graphic Designer works in Advertisement and Communication Companies, in Web Agencies, in Publishing Houses or as a Freelancer in his own facility; he is able to interact with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility. This professional figure, in fact, has the necessary tools to keep updated and anticipate the times, offering innovative solutions to his clients. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Graphic Design aims to fill the gap that is often created between available study paths and the ever-more demanding professional world, particularly in terms of acquired experiences and skills. Target The master is tailored for graduates or professionals in the areas of Graphics, Architecture, Design, Fine Arts and Advertising. Participants with an adequate (two years) experience in the fields of management, communication, marketing, public relations or visual communications (graphic, product, interior, advertising, photography, web or social) are also welcome. Method and Structure The Master has a complete and articulate program thanks to a balanced didactic structure, organized in three main areas: Cultural, Tools and Techniques and Project. The Cultural area's main objectives include the acquisition of notions and an effective method of communication of several types of projects. This area includes lectures, classes, workshops and individual studies. The second area of Tools and Techniques aims at the application of graphic design in diverse contexts with particular attention to developing areas (video, social communication, mobile UI/UX, interface design and digital publishing). The Project area is mainly practical and strategic and aims at the complete management of a communication project in all of its phases in collaboration with companies or other external partners. Lessons and classes are all structured as working briefs and workshops. Participants will work on the basis of real briefs which are inserted from the start in a context that reconstructs the dynamics of working companies and studio in multiple contexts such as communication studios, companies or visual departments within institutions. Professors are selected from experts and professionals in the respective fields of teaching. [-]

Master in Accessories Design and Digital Fabrication

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan

The Creative Director of Accessories and Luxury Products is an extremely important figure whose task is a very delicate one: that of combining the essence and uniqueness of a brand with the creativity and functionality of a Luxury accessory, exalting the quality and power of seduction. [+]

Best Master Degrees in Digital Design in Europe 2017. Master in Accessories Design and Digital Fabrication The Creative Director of Accessories and Luxury Products is an extremely important figure whose task is a very delicate one: that of combining the essence and uniqueness of a brand with the creativity and functionality of a Luxury accessory, exalting the quality and power of seduction. With the help of digital modeling and fabrication all the students will be able to produce some pieces with the highest technology and machines for fabrication such as Laser cut, 3D Printer and wearable technology Arduino. During the course the students will develop their skills in 3D modeling thanks to the Opensource program Blender under the supervision of highly educated masters and professionals. The Creative Director is responsible for leading the creative staff in the creation of accessories lines that meet the definition of Luxury goods, combining creative abilities, design skills and craftsmen’s expertise. This is a strategic role, especially in the context of a Fashion Brand, which often owes a substantial portion of its own revenues and image to these product lines. The aim of the Master course is to train future Creative Directors specialized in the Luxury sector, highly specialized figures who are able to create things which stand out as true icons of style and elegance, enchanting entire generations, thanks to their sophistication and their essential uniqueness. The course program is structured so that students may develop creative and design capabilities, acquire the necessary skills to analyse and interpret consumer trends and consolidate their knowledge in the fields of Fashion, Design, Luxury and Lifestyle. At the end of the Master course, students will have acquired advanced design skills, developed a deep aesthetic sense and obtained a solid education in Design, Photography and Contemporary Art. An all- round know-how that shall allow you to anticipate trends and to design successful collections at an international level. This course is aimed at: Students who have already acquired a good preparation in Fashion Design. Professionals in the sector who wish to perfect their skills. Students who do not have a relevant background, but who can fill in their cultural and operational shortcomings by attending the Extension Courses. STUDY PLAN High-End Luxury & Haute Couture Design Concept Luxury & Haute Couture Accessories Project Collection Luxury Gadget Project Collection 3D Modeling Digital Fabrication Lab Fashion History [-]

MA in Technologies and Codes of Communication

Link Campus University
Campus Full time November 2017 Italy Rome

The formative programs are characterized by a strong experimental component, the result of the various workshop activities aimed at [+]

A good technical knowledge is the basis for successfully deal with planning and creativity. Digital media and the speed of evolution of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in fact challenge continuously new professionals. Three years Bachelor’s Degree and the Master’s Degree programs are conceived to provide essencial tools necessary to engage these challenges. A free Italian language course will be offered to all students who pre-apply by the first week of June. Through continuous research and study, then, you will master the digital world to use it as a tool for creating cutting-edge products and to design new and more exciting services to users. Course of study The formative programs are characterized by a strong experimental component, the result of the various workshop activities aimed at "making real", in collaboration with research centers within the university and with other entities related to it, the theoretical aspects discussed during the lessons. Another unique feature of the course is the presence of a highly qualified faculty and represented by leading figures from the world of ICT and interaction design, which have significant experience both nationally and internationally. These can thus ensure the transfer of experiences, expertise and knowledge accumulated during their career for students enrolled. FIRST YEAR Methodology and Techniques of Social Research Sociology of communication languages Sociology of new media and social networks Semiotics artifacts and image theory Interaction Design I Elements of Programming I (Web and mobile) Integrated course of communication Cognitive Psychology Analysis and visualization databases SECOND YEAR Laboratory of computer graphics, modeling and 3D printing Interaction Design II and Design Lab Interfaces English for multimedia communication Materials to be chosen Skills [-]

Visual Arts For The Digital Age - Bachelor Master

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 12  March 2017 Italy Milan

The curriculum of the Master of Visual Arts for the Digital Age provides the cultural and technical tools to analyze, conceptually and creatively, the different ways in which the contemporary artistic practice and the techniques of its contemporary visual arts are related and intertwined in order to carry out projects in the framework of digital art, the performing arts, interactive installations using multimedia and cross-media languages. The Master also provides the skills necessary to undertake professional activities of coordination and management of the production of artistic and cultural activities. [+]

Best Master Degrees in Digital Design in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Who should attend: The Master in Visual Arts is open to graduate students in arts, humanities and design with the title of academic or university education lasting at least three years (first level academic diploma / degree First Level) interested in the digital art world, of 'public art, the performing arts and interactive installations. Methodology and structure: The Master in Visual Arts for the Digital Age offers a path of experience, research and design, which combines a rich teaching of theoretical and technical stimuli with the practical and experiential contribution of partnerships with professionals that support the student in his training and experimentation with which they develop the three projects that constitute the fundamental part of the Master. In parallel, as a supplement to the experimental phase linked to the development of real projects, participants acquire basic knowledge with the teachings and contributions of technical and technological nature associated with cultural insights. The educational model includes: - traditional classroom teaching for the acquisition of cultural / methodological and interpersonal skills (communication, etc.) - laboratory and experimental educational project, with strong involvement of the student, through individual or group work (projects , workshops, tutorials, case studies, use of simulative techniques, etc.) accompanied by top designers, expression of industry excellence and / or territorial. - Curricular internship will take place at consistent studies or companies with the aims of the master or "campus" with professional simulation project and will last approximately two months. The Master in Visual Arts for the Digital Age forms a professional specialized in the use of multimedia languages ​​for the realization of projects in digital art, public art, the performing arts and interactive installations. The professional will be able to combine technical skills related to video, sound, motion graphics, 3D animation and interaction design and humanities knowledge ranging from cinema, art, music, up to sociological disciplines and new communication trends; know the language and techniques of multimedia arts and cross-media, you will be able to analyze and interpret trends in the visual arts and communication, to prefigure scenarios and visions on future developments in the arts and communication design strategies experimental in line with the new media landscape and the communication codes. [-]