MA in Design

Best 184 Master of Art Programs in Design 2017

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Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

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Master (MA/MSc) Wearable Futures

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

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Design. Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. The course offers a holistic environment based on the integration of creative computing, digital craftsmanship and material cultures, while also incorporating the technologies and advances in hardware that are impacting on manufacturing techniques and associated applications. Wearable futures has come about as part of Ravensbourne’s current commitment to become creative leader in the field of wearable applications and body-centric design. Ravensbourne's digital research culture is contributing significantly in this context. The main conceptual framework for the course will be provided by theories of digital craftsmanship, body-centric technologies and phenomenological readings and speculative philosophy. These will form an important research foundation for building Ravensbourne’s critical reach and will assist in helping you to sift and prioritise the current trends and thought relating to fashion and discussion around the body within data informed spaces. An interdisciplinary field of study will include interaction and experience design (UX), “making” and open source culture, design innovation and applied philosophy. You will be introduced to philosophical trends and these will tie in with your practice and help you to develop a critical view incorporating design fiction and other emerging theories. You will engage with research methods such as participatory, user study and user-centered design. The course is a platform for investigation, dissemination and analysis around contemporary theory and... [-]

MA in Digital Art and Design

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Digital Art and Design - Concentrations: 1. Graphic Design, 2. Interactive Multimedia Design (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle ( Master's) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time/part time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. Students may engage in a range of art and design electives including curatorial and educational studies, interdisciplinary studios, and placements associated with art and design research projects. Students will develop skills in creative digital art and design practice to a professional standard. Extend their learning and deepen their understanding of visual language concepts and systems. Develop an ability to handle complex issues, to collect, analyse and interpret data. Collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams. Experiment and adapt innovative and creative new art and design approaches demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary theory and practice in digital art and design. Acquire the professional skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Have an understanding of ethical responsibility and of the impact of their work in a social, cultural and environmental context Career Prospects: Art: Museums, galleries, digital art applications at the public and/or private sector. Commerce: New media project management, the IT industry, communication technology, web design,... [-]

Master Of Arts Creative Direction - Leadership In The Context Of Creative Processes

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online Part time October 2017 Germany Germany Online

The Master's Programme Creative Direction - management in the context of creative processes (MA) is aimed at people with a first degree in the form of bachelor or diploma who want next to her profession or otherwise, including family obligations acquire another degree. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Design. ​The Specialized Degree Creative Direction - management in the context of creative processes (MA) aimed at people with a first degree in the form of bachelor or diploma who want next to her profession or otherwise, including family obligations acquire another degree. The Master program is intended as a consecutive program primarily to the graduates of the Bachelor program Graphic design DIPLOMA Hochschule who obtain a comprehensive Designers education from undergraduate to master's degree. Moreover, explicitly addressed designers and designers with degrees from other universities who are seeking a master's degree to their professional and interdisciplinary further qualification. The distance learning prepares students for positions of responsibility in design, media and business. It is designed for expansion, consolidation and specialization of of design and governance and management tasks in the field of activity of graphic design and creative production. The Master Program Creative Direction - management in the context of creative processes is mainly as virtual distance learning with interactive online lectures performed on Saturdays. The tests of the master distance education can be stored at the numerous nationwide study centers DIPLOMA University. is the normal period 5 semester, strong occupational exposure If necessary, for example, the studies may be extended without further tuition fees by up to 4 semesters. Career prospects after Masters Degree Creative Direction - management in the context of creative processes The graduates of distance learning creative direction - leadership in the context of creative processes (MA) are enabled by... [-]

MA in Audio Production

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  United Kingdom London

This well-established Masters is the world-leading course in audio production, highly regarded both nationally and internationally. It is accredited by the leading industry bodies, including APRS, and is the JAMES National Regional Centre – London, an Apple-accredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy. The course is designed to meet and exceed professional standards, and will enable you to reach the highest level in the creative use of audio, and explore how creative ideas and new technologies can be combined, enhanced and redefined. [+]

This well-established Masters is the world-leading course in audio production, highly regarded both nationally and internationally. It is accredited by the leading industry bodies, including APRS, and is the JAMES National Regional Centre – London, an Apple-accredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy. The course is designed to meet and exceed professional standards, and will enable you to reach the highest level in the creative use of audio, and explore how creative ideas and new technologies can be combined, enhanced and redefined. As the major media education site in Europe, the University's Harrow Campus includes 14 professional recording studios (three surround studios), a new teaching recording studio, Music Lab and an array of TV, post-production, radio, film and multimedia facilities built and equipped to the highest standards. Course content This innovative course develops your creative abilities in audio across music production, sound design, radio, TV, film and multimedia, all supported by a robust understanding of the technologies involved. You will be able to explore and expand as a creative artist while achieving control and experience of a professional audio environment. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Applied Innovation and Interactive Design This module will introduce you to associated programming packages for multimedia applications. You will explore the innovative interface design techniques, and work on developing sound design for interactive media, including small apps and computer games. Audio Visual Production and Cultural Theory Focusing on the creative applications of technology, theories and... [-]

MA Illustration

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time 45  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our Illustration students learn to become expert narrators and to explore the professional contexts for their work, including print and digital media design, production and distribution. At the start of the course you'll work on short projects, aimed at challenging conventions. You'll then focus on a subject of your choice through the research, development and production of a single, in-depth project. You will also develop a Professional Journal which explores current thought and practice. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Design. MA Illustration Our Illustration students learn to become expert narrators and to explore the professional contexts for their work, including print and digital media design, production and distribution. At the start of the course you'll work on short projects, aimed at challenging conventions. You'll then focus on a subject of your choice through the research, development and production of a single, in-depth project. You will also develop a Professional Journal which explores current thought and practice. Key features Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations. Engage with industry by undertaking short internships and studio visits. Work in our dedicated Art and Design postgraduate studio. Benefit from regular lectures from leading figures in the design industry. Attend workshops covering typography, visual language, branding, storyboarding and life drawing sessions. Opt for an additional advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study. How you’re taught Teaching and learning experiences will include: lectures; individual and group tutorials; seminars; workshops; live projects and competition briefs; independent studio practice and self-directed research. Assessment Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves: project proposal; set project research and development; Professional Journal; practical work; verbal and visual presentations; and the planning and design of a display of your work. Careers and employability This course will equip you with strong creative and problem solving skills. Our graduates become valuable members of professional teams working together on a range of visual communication projects, involving... [-]

MA in Art and Visual Culture

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This multidisciplinary, visual theory-based course is established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working now play significant roles in society. The course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture. [+]

This multidisciplinary, visual theory-based course is established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working now play significant roles in society. The course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture. You will acquire creative and professional research skills, such as the ability to work from exhibitions, art works and institutional archives, to be able to operate within different artistic and conceptual frameworks. Course content This Masters balances historical and theoretical debates in the field of visual culture studies with a rigorous interrogation of cultural practices across a range of topics, including: activism and popular politics; contemporary visual arts, capitalism and culture; globalisation and new media technologies; institutions and their archives; and the material culture of the city. The course also draws upon the cultural institutions and intellectual resources of central London, and has established contacts with other galleries and organisations for work placements. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Dissertation This extended piece of research work is an opportunity for you to pursue a topic of individual interest, and is conducted through individual study and directed supervision. The module is designed to support and develop your independent research skills. Visual Culture:... [-]

MA in Interior Design

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course promotes a dynamic and speculative approach to the design of interior spatial environments and values research that seeks to challenge traditional methodologies. It gives you the opportunity to pursue your particular issues of interest in interior design or specialist areas of three dimensional design, through concise and focused study. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Design. This course promotes a dynamic and speculative approach to the design of interior spatial environments and values research that seeks to challenge traditional methodologies. It gives you the opportunity to pursue your particular issues of interest in interior design or specialist areas of three dimensional design, through concise and focused study. You will cover a range of issues, both theoretical and practical. Design modules deal with contemporary issues in a variety of interior design typologies, including retail, exhibition, gallery, performance and speculative efforts broadly described as installation. Careful studies are made in the pursuit of a fresh approach to their design resolution, through analogous and figurative studies, as well as comparison using suitable contemporary exemplars. The thesis can be undertaken as a design project, a dissertation or a piece of research – effectively a hybrid, both a project and a written summary or theoretical proposition. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Decoding the Interior This module provides a holistic investigation of interior environments, drawing from aspects of various critical theory streams, while at the same time encouraging students to create their own tools for conducting primary research on a range of chosen interiors. You will look at historical and contemporary interior environments, covering psychological, cultural, social and economic codes that underpin their creation. Interior Design Case Study This module is committed to the thorough investigation of a chosen interior environment(s), designed or otherwise, contemporary... [-]

MA Design and Branding Strategy

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This MA prepares students from design and other creative disciplines to apply their knowledge and skills in the branding domain. [+]

This MA prepares students from design and other creative disciplines to apply their knowledge and skills in the branding domain. The course develops your high-level skills and creative thinking, helping you learn how to clearly communicate strategies for successful brand building, futures forecasting and change management. During the course you will also gain valuable industry insight from design and branding professionals who are part of Brunel’s extensive network of industry contacts. You will complete an individual design project, supported by personal supervision, and complete a final year dissertation on your specialist subject of choice. Aims All organisations use design, but few master its use strategically. This course provides the skills and knowledge to students wishing to enter this exciting and rewarding field of endeavour. We were one of the first Masters programmes, globally, that sought to explain the relationship between branding and design and the importance of applying a strategic approach using design thinking, design methods and process. Today we remain a unique course internationally and attract students from all over the world, from different creative and design backgrounds, both with one purpose - to become masters of design strategy. By the time you graduate you will be equipped to: effectively apply design to create and deliver innovative brand propositions creatively communicate brand values and deliver brand experiencein engaging and meaningful ways through a combination of tangible and intangle design demonstrate expertise in your chosen specialism in exciting fields, such as branding for the collaborative economy critically evaluate the roles... [-]

MA in Innovation Design Engineering

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

The Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme is a leading-edge, creative product development course that involves experimentation, design, engineering and enterprise activities. [+]

MA in Innovation Design Engineering

The Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme is a leading-edge, creative product development course that involves experimentation, design, engineering and enterprise activities. In multidisciplinary teams or as individuals, participants work at the centre of complex, demanding projects with an emphasis on prototyping and proving propositions. The programme requires that a wide range of design skills and thinking are utilised (industrial design techniques, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, design research, user-centred design and sustainability, among others). It is external facing and encourages all to tackle important real-world issues involving advanced technical, design and social parameters. We believe that design is a verb not a noun.... [-]


MA in Graphic Design

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Budapest

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. [+]

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. 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. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR YOU
 ...if you are compassionate, co-operative and creative, are characterized by a critical attitude, wish to create valuable works and to keep their quality in your future career. CORE SUBJECTS: Aesthetics, Theory of Progressive Image Creation, Art Studies, Graphic Design Research, Printmaking Graphic Techniques, Visual Communication, History of Design, New Media Graphic Design, Graphic Design Workshop, Integrated Design, Generative Design, Sustainable Society and Culture, Experimental Design, Data Visualization, Visual Communication, Infographyc, Infodesign CARREER PROSPECTS: Individual artist Art Director, Graphic Designer at creative agencies Illustrator, Image editor, Art director, Typographer Web-designer in online and printed medium designer studios, creative-executive enterprises QUALIFICATION SPECIFIED in the degree certificate: Graphic Designer Head of the program: Péter Maczó 
Professor, Graphic Designer, Typographer PROFESSIONAL EXECUTIVE: Gyula Július DLA
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MA in Graphic Design

Yasar University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İzmir

This programme in Graphic Design is designed for those students who have a background in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or Visual Communication Design. Lectures are grouped as being elective or compulsory, depending on the student’s prior undergraduate education. With both conceptual and practical courses, students are guided towards specialisation in a range of various areas. The programme incorporates in-depth research and its applications, as well the solving of modern and creative / experimental design problems. The interdisciplinary approach between graphic design and communication, includes theoretical and applied studies Fields of specialisation include graphic arts, illustration, typography, corporate identity and branding, packing design, interactive design, as well as history of design and critique writing. Programmes of contemporary Graphic Design have an important responsibility in this rapidly advancng sector, to equip students with the skills for a professional life, as well as for those who wish to pursue a university career in academia. [+]

MA in Graphic Design

This programme in Graphic Design is designed for those students who have a background in   Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or Visual Communication Design.  Lectures are grouped as being elective or compulsory, depending on the student’s prior undergraduate education.  With both conceptual and practical courses, students are guided towards specialisation in a range of various areas. The programme incorporates in-depth research and its applications, as well the solving of modern and creative / experimental design problems. The interdisciplinary approach between graphic design and communication, includes theoretical and applied studies Fields of specialisation include graphic arts, illustration, typography, corporate identity and branding, packing design, interactive design, as well as history of design and critique writing. Programmes of contemporary Graphic Design have an important responsibility in this rapidly advancng sector, to equip students with the skills for a professional life, as well as for those who wish to pursue a university career in academia.... [-]


Master in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management

University of Tartu
Campus Full time August 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme combines management and design of spa products, medical and leisure treatments and well-being. [+]

Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management is a unique 2-year Master’s programme that aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, professional skills and practical tools required for working in wellness, spa or other related organizations at the management level. The programme combines management and design of spa products, medical and leisure treatments, well-being, fitness, and health-related services. It is the only similar Master’s programme in the whole Europe.

What kind of skills and competence will students acquire? Hospitality and quality management; Creative and innovative entrepreneurship; Sustainable development; Strategic, financial and operational management; Service design and development; Management and marketing for wellness and spas; Understanding of the basics of spa treatments; Wellness philosophy; Project management and research. ... [-]

Master in Graphic Design (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

MA Graphic Design explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design, to build critical understanding, individual design thinking processes, practical experience and insightful design solutions. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Design. Why you should study MA Graphic Design at Middlesex Submerge yourself within the discipline of graphic design and be part of our well-established, award-winning graphic design department. We take a problem-solving approach to graphic design to explore contemporary practice through design thinking, insight and co-design processes, prototyping ideas, methods of design analysis and through building expert collaborative networks with external partners. Our students come from a wide range of design and creative backgrounds, each with their own individual skill set, experience and cultural background. We are a diverse collective, working across project areas of typography & information, brand identity & campaigns, new technology & digital experiences, design writing & insight analysis, sustainability & environmental issues, structural packaging and book design. Based in our £80 million Art and Design School and taught by some of the UK's leading practitioners from a range of disciplines, our course features world-class facilities and specialist workshops fitted with both new and traditional equipment. With opportunities to build industry contacts and exhibit your work off-site, you'll also gain the employability skills, exposure and experiences you need to navigate a successful career path in today's competitive creative industries. Course highlights: - Our facilities are among the best in the UK, with fully equipped 3D workshops, laser cutting and 3D printing, printmaking and letterpress, digital printing, reprographics, bookbinding and fully equipped photography, animation and film studios, with expert technical support - Each self-initiated project is tailored to the individual to support individual... [-]

MA in Urban Design

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited when combined with the PGDip in Spatial Planning. The Masters in Urban Design course combines students' existing strengths with focused design training to produce urban designers capable of managing the complex problems of development, urban space and form. [+]

MA in Urban Design - September 2016

MA/ PGDip/ PGCert Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) when combined with the PGDip in Spatial Planning. This course is run by the School of the Built Environment

 

The Urban Design course combines students' existing strengths with focused design training to produce urban designers capable of managing the complex problems of development, urban space and form.The course combines students' existing strengths with focused design training to produce urban designers capable of managing the complex problems of development, urban space and form.The certificate and diploma stages introduce theoretical concepts and practical methods of urban design. They will enable you to understand processes of urban design production and consumption and to develop skills and techniques for communicating three-dimensional urban design.... [-]


MA Interior Architecture and Design

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This design driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will expand and develop advanced design thinking and the skills required for creating design, management and technological solutions to a range of challenges. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Design. MA Interior Architecture and Design This design driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will expand and develop advanced design thinking and the skills required for creating design, management and technological solutions to a range of challenges. This course: focuses on interior spatial interventions in the context of existing or new buildings develops advanced design, management and technical skills enables you to focus on areas of interest to you benefits from strong links with industry offers extensive opportunities to work on live design projects is available full-time, part-time and by continuing professional development. This visual and interactive course gives you the opportunity to become an architectural design innovator and problem solver, combining practical skills with spatial awareness, practical applications and function. You will gain a deep understanding of the role of an interior architect, ready to move straight into industry upon graduation. What you'll study You will also gain a broad understanding of newly developing material technologies and related optional subject areas to enable you to exploit and maximise all design opportunities. The course develops skilled professionals qualified to solve and manage complex problems related to interior architecture from advanced cultural, environmental, economic and design perspectives. For example, these may be related to sustainable urban contexts and materials, technology, component design, architectural conservation, exhibition / museum design in the digital age or learning environments... [-]