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Best 90 Masters of Arts (M.A) in Design Studies 2019

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

Skilled design professionals are needed in many organizations to tool custom solutions for common problems. Because the design field encompasses a broad variety of environments and applications, specialists are needed in small business, large corporations, education, non-profits, and government.

 

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Hyper Island

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a d ... [+]

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world.

The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline.

The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experienced designer to lead the change within this evolving industry.

You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
Open Enrolment
Full time
24 
Campus
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Morehead State University

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree ... [+]

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree enables you to choose from three concentrations: art education, graphic design, and studio art.

Location

This program is available on the Morehead campus.

Options

You may choose one of the following three concentrations:

Art Education Graphic Design Studio Art Art Education

A concentration in art education offers you a customized program designed to further develop your studio, intellectual and professional background enabling you to grow as an artist, a teacher, and a leader. Courses address the historical and contemporary issues in art theory, studio art, and art education, bridging the connection between the individual artistic process and the creative development of your students through enhanced teaching practices.... [-]

USA Morehead
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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HMKW

The M.A. Communication Design is a future-proof program. It provides key competencies expected from creative heads in management positions, focusing on aesthetic producti ... [+]

The M.A. Communication Design is a future-proof program. It provides key competencies expected from creative heads in management positions, focusing on aesthetic production in advertising, marketing and visual communication. The aim is to master the entire design-oriented process of value creation both in theory and practice.

Features

Integration of theory and practice of design:

latest developments in research and analysis of design and creativity practical work and art direction projects Learning outcomes

The ability to carry out the roles and responsibilities associated with the position of Art Director and other management positions held by creative talents, within the framework of the ever-increasing convergence of print, online, broadcast and mobile media.... [-]

Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt
Open Enrolment
Full time
Part time
4 - 6 
Campus
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Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University

The MFA in Advanced Product Design Programme is a solution-driven education that focuses on the advanced treatment of design - using user studies, problem identification, ... [+]

MFA in Advanced Product Design

Masters programme, 120 ECTS-credits

As innovation and new technologies become more significant in the design process, the industrial designer's role as coordinator of the problem-solving process is becoming more important. The increasing complexities and demands for multi-disciplinary teamwork in the product development process demand a more holistic approach, which is one of the modern industrial designers' greatest attributes, and the basis for the Advanced Product Design Programme.

The Advanced Product Design Programme is a solution-driven education that focuses on the advanced treatment of design - using user studies, problem identification and analysis, new technologies and materials, and above all, an emphasis on innovative and new thinking - to find the best possible solution for a given problem or identified design opportunity.... [-]

Sweden Umeå
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Gloucestershire

The MA and MDes courses offer a stimulating and creative environment in which students are encouraged to explore conceptual and theoretical issues. For the MA this is thr ... [+]

The MA and MDes courses offer a stimulating and creative environment in which students are encouraged to explore conceptual and theoretical issues. For the MA this is through research-based enquiries, while the MDes has a professional emphasis. Students initially join as an MA student but have the option to register as an MDes candidate as the course progresses.

We see design thinking and research as being at the heart of design innovation. As a designer, learning to manage complex ideas can be the key to finding solutions and developing strategies that can be applied across a range of disciplines.

Building upon your communication and research skills, the course will help you to apply them to successful problem-solving. You will explore contemporary issues such as global trends, ethics, gender and sustainability by crossing genres, and exploring new and emerging technologies for creation and communication. The UK produces world-class designers who are sought after internationally- our MA and MDes courses set out to help you realise your ambitions in a global context.... [-]

United Kingdom Cheltenham
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Norwich University of the Arts

Combining creativity, craft skills and technological innovation, our MA Textile Design Masters degree course will develop and refine your expert knowledge of textile desi ... [+]

Overview

You’ll work at the forefront of the discipline, embracing the latest digital and technological advancements while developing a clear understanding of the market and the commercial potential of your work.

Hone your textile design skills

You’ll be encouraged to push your imagination and stretch the boundaries of the discipline through the creative use of materials, processes and concepts.

Course tutors and workshop technicians teaching on this postgraduate course are also practitioners, with extensive and diverse experience in areas including digital textile production, CAD for repeat design, laser cutting, illustration, dye and weave. The breadth and depth of their knowledge will benefit you as you experiment and develop your practice through exhibitions and national competitions.... [-]

United Kingdom Norwich
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Manchester Metropolitan University

This course promotes the investigation and interpretation of interior space, inside and outside of the traditional architectural envelope, whilst considering human occupa ... [+]

Overview

This course promotes the investigation and interpretation of interior space, inside and outside of the traditional architectural envelope, whilst considering human occupation, engagement and experience as the catalyst. This may manifest in a variety of outcomes and will allow you to work within your chosen speciality such as building re-use, exhibition or shop design, branding, identities or environmental graphics, performance or set design, temporary installations or ‘event’ design, furniture or artefact design. The specialist workshops provide you with opportunities to explore materiality, fabrication and realisation of your ideas, through technical rigour at a variety of scales whilst studio teaching is underpinned by engagement with industry.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Frederick University

The MA in Interdisciplinary Design programme encourages students to challenge and explore conventional boundaries of various art and design disciplines, borrowing and exp ... [+]

The MA in Interdisciplinary Design programme encourages students to challenge and explore conventional boundaries of various art and design disciplines, borrowing and experimenting creatively. Interdisciplinary methodologies are investigated and applied aiming at the advancement and development of new and novel design discourses. The programme encourages and respects critical theory as well as in-depth understanding of the material and the practice of making. Furthermore, it offers a close relation with the professional industry and provides opportunities for collaboration on real-life local and international projects.

The programme is anchored in the area of Design, allowing each individual student to follow the areas of expertise provided by two major streams, which reflect the needs of upcoming new industries:... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
October 2019
Full time
Part time
18 - 36 
Campus
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Kennesaw State University

The M.A. in Integrated Global Communication is an innovative and contemporary program designed for communication professionals who appreciate how economically interdepend ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

At Kennesaw State University, we're preparing a new generation of leaders in globally integrated organizations. The M.A. in Integrated Global Communication is an innovative and contemporary program designed for communication professionals who appreciate how economically interdependent and socially interconnected the world is today.

Market share, mindshare and competitive positioning are vital ingredients for organizational success. Achieving these goals on a global scale requires special knowledge and skills to effectively communicate shared meanings across countries and regions with diverse cultural, political, and economic characteristics. Global communication refers to the information flow that transcends national boundaries, that is mindful of organizational goals and objectives while being sensitive to peoples of different cultures and races, and that recognizes political and economic differences among global organizational stakeholders.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

This course is open to students who have graduated in any art or design related degree subject and who already have the knowledge and experience of a specialist area. Th ... [+]

What to Expect

This course is open to students who have graduated in any art or design related degree subject and who already have the knowledge and experience of a specialist area. The MA will allow you to continue with your area of specialism whilst being supported by subject lecturers.

Alternatively, you may be looking for a Master’s degree, but you are not clear which specialism to focus on. From our experience with students from all over the world, we know that there is sometimes a mismatch between previous experience and future ambitions. This course is for you: MA Art & Design is flexible enough to provide opportunities for you to experiment by trying out new approaches and developing new skills before finding your focus. As you move through the programme you will then start to identify and execute your final project, and we can support you to move to one of our specialist MA programmes if you want.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
Campus
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Goldsmiths, University of London

This unique course offers critically-engaging themes and technologies, providing skills in immersive storytelling to reflect rapid changes in the games industry. ... [+]

This unique course offers critically-engaging themes and technologies, providing skills in immersive storytelling to reflect rapid changes in the games industry.

Whether you are looking to build retail or museum installations or you want to use games to tell cinematic stories, this program explores how to craft deeply compelling, critical games and interactive work both for clients and creative practice.

The MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design focuses on developing aesthetic awareness, creating compelling mechanics and the ability to craft innovative narratives in games and immersive experiences. Students will be given the skills needed to run a small business and produce a quality design on a highly professional level.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Budapest Metropolitan University

With us, you can become the type of graphic designer who can react to real situations with creative and artistic insight, who within their field can imagine and create hi ... [+]

With us, you can become the type of graphic designer who can react to real situations with creative and artistic insight, who within their field can imagine and create high-standard work.

During our course, you can become a graphic designer artist who is able to respond to actual situations and present creative and artistic solutions, and who is able to create and implement high-quality work on every job platform

We are a flexible program with a fresh perspective; our strength is in our open-mindedness. With the help of our acknowledged, professional academic teachers we can provide you with the opportunity to find your own individual style. In this course we will develop your practical, functional problem-solving skills focused on design, and we strive to help you unfold your innovative solutions individually as well as in a team. We await you in a great atmosphere where your creative work can unravel through integrated courses teaching modern design thinking in a team environment.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

You will learn to respond to all manner of requests within the context of arts and graphics, relying on your ability to understand and recognize beauty and then recreate ... [+]

About

You will learn to respond to all manner of requests within the context of arts and graphics, relying on your ability to understand and recognize beauty and then recreate it using a series of specific techniques and technologies.

A world of possibility to express art and creativity.

Within the RUFA academic structure, the two-year Graphic Arts degree is part of the Visual Arts Department, the branch of academic studies in RUFA that houses the interaction between the Fine Arts disciplines, creating new synergies between them.

At RUFA the new contemporary artist is born, able to express oneself through multiple Fine Art expressions whether they are graphic, painterly, transformational or technological.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
Campus
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Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of al ... [+]

What does it mean to perform public space?

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces. Out of this awareness, the brand new Master program called Performing Public Space was born.

In a time in which political and social structures are re-considered heavily, PPS offers a flexible and innovative environment to artistically question, redefine and reclaim public space in its broadest sense. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including critical theory and other modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, PPS offers creatives the opportunity to explore the world-making power of producing work in public space.... [-]

Netherlands Tilburg
September 2019
Full time
12 
Online & Campus Combined
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Design Akademie Berlin

Our Master’s degree program Strategic Design focuses on the systematic study of the relationships and interactions between ideas, people, brands and space, building a coh ... [+]

Strategic Design Master of Arts (in English)

Our Master’s degree program Strategic Design focuses on the systematic study of the relationships and interactions between ideas, people, brands, and space, building a coherent set of designed decisions to effectively tackle challenges.

With special emphasis on developing strong research and synthesis skills for brand innovation, our master study program prepares designers to strategically approach and deal with complex problems, build solid interdisciplinary as well as intercultural communication skills and learn to co-create with other design stakeholders. It equips students with the skills and expertise to work and lead on the strategy, design, brand, research & development sectors of the creative and innovation industry.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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