Master of Arts Degree in Design

Top 191 Masters of Arts in Design 2017

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MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

Design is a specialty discipline with a vast array of applications. Constructing an object or process is key to meeting clients’ needs. Unique thinking, research, analysis and problem solving combine to fabricate products in corporate, education, government, and not-for-profit environments.

 

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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 Programs 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 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,... [-]

MA in Design, Technology and Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The MDes Program with graduation project consists of a total of 10 courses, amounting to a minimum of 30 credits. The length of the MDes program is one year, or [+]

MA in Design, Technology and Society

 

The MDes Program with graduation project consists of a total of 10 courses, amounting to a minimum of 30 credits. The length of the MDes program is one year, or two semesters.

 

 

Application

 

MDes Degree Application Process:

 

Contact the coordinator (or one of the coordinators) of the project(s) in which you are interested by June 8, 2013, at the latest. If the project coordinator or faculty member accepts you as a potential applicant, he/she will approve preparation of your research proposal. Following approval, please submit the documents listed below until July 8, 2013; ... [-]

MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Design focuses on your individual design practice and, through making and immersion in material processes, will broaden your career and research horizons. [+]

MA Design focuses on your individual design practice and, through making and immersion in material processes, will broaden your career and research horizons. Your Masters project becomes the vehicle for developing your creative abilities and analytical skills, while you critically engage in the fields of emergent design discourse, global markets and the investigation of technologies. Our two-year Masters programme expects you to be ambitious. It will challenge you to explore and expand your opportunities, and make your mark on the global design industry. Reasons to Apply The course addresses the changing roles of designers and their increasing need to design responsibly, think entrepreneurially and re-imagine manufacturing. Gain a new, challenging perspective on your practice. Combine individually tailored project work with the unique experience of studying in a cohort alongside other specialist designers and different subject cultures. You are your project. This project-based MA enables you to become self-motivated, transformative, and empowered in your practice as a designer. You’ll be supported by the experience and long-term professional networks accrued by staff and alumni, expanding and enhancing your project. During the two years of study you will reshape the way your career progresses, creating global networks and establishing an active professional career in the design industry. The high level of specialised, final work frames a bespoke business for many MA Design graduates, while others go on to work as consultants or creative directors. Content and structure MA Design (Ceramics); MA Design (Furniture); MA Design (Jewellery) is part of the Product, Ceramic and... [-]

MA Integrated Global Communication

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The MA program in Integrated Global Communication has been developed in response to a growing need for professionals in the expanding field of information design, information architecture, content development, communications management, and visual communication. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Design. The MA program in Integrated Global Communication has been developed in response to a growing need for professionals in the expanding field of information design, information architecture, content development, communications management, and visual communication. The basic objectives of the program are: To educate those persons with diverse academic and work backgrounds who seek to begin their careers in the field of integrated global communication, and To provide a useful credential for current information designers and technical communicators who need advanced training to move ahead in their careers, either as employees or managers of a company or as independent consultants. The Integrated Global Communication program offers students a MA Degree with the choice of three program options - an Internship Option, a Thesis Option, and an all Course Work Option. A graduate certificate in Technical Communication, and four advanced certificates in User Experience, Communication Management, Visual Communication, and User Experience. Important Note About the Master's of Arts in Integrated Global Communication No new majors are being accepted into the program at this time. All information in this catalog is for the current Master's of Arts in Information and Instructional Design majors only. Degree Requirements MAIGC students are required to take the following courses: IDC 6001 - Professional Practices of Communication (3 credit hours) IDC 6002 - Information Design (3 credit hours) IDC 6030 - Visual Design Strategy (3 credit hours) IDC 6004 - Research Methods (3 credit hours) IDC 6110 - Communications Project Management (3... [-]

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 Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design

Sabanci University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Obtaining the MA degree of the Visual Art and Visual Communication Design graduate program involves a 4 semester long period of rigorous study which combines studio work in art, design or theoretical study related to these fields, and which form the three main tracks of the program. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Design. Obtaining the MA degree of the Visual Art and Visual Communication Design graduate program involves a 4 semester long period of rigorous study which combines studio work in art, design or theoretical study related to these fields, and which form the three main tracks of the program. The degree requirement is a fully articulated studio project or a written theoretical dissertation which revolves around a cohesive query, concept or topic that can be applied to at least one of the three areas of investigation of the program, and which as a finalized product is expected to be presented to a jury at the end of studies. While students may choose to remain solely within any of the three main tracks indicated above, due to the increased nature of hybridization in the overall field of art, design and related theory we also make provisions for hybrid projects/written theses which spread themselves out over two or more of these fields, or combine the expertise and methodologies of them into novel outcomes which reside at their intersections. Our faculty is comprised of a small but strongly committed group of individuals, whose output and recognition well extends into the international arena of art, design and theory; and a significant number of whom can profess to hybrid expertise and interest areas that lie at the convergence points of several related, but nonetheless distinct, fields. Program objectives VACD Master's Program is designed on the basic philosophy of both Sabancı University... [-]

MA in Visual Anthropology

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Visual Anthropology offers a unique combination of anthropological theory and visual practice. It provides you with a strong foundation for producing visual work informed by anthropology. [+]

The MA in Visual Anthropology offers a unique combination of anthropological theory and visual practice. It provides you with a strong foundation for producing visual work informed by anthropology. This programme takes an inclusive approach to the definition of visual anthropology – it approaches the sub-field through the study of the politics and aesthetics of representation, documentary and ethnographic film, and anthropological perspectives on art. As a practice-oriented MA, there is a clear emphasis on applying anthropological knowledge to the actual making of visual artefacts, and not just their analysis. The MA is open to students with a range of backgrounds in anthropology and related fields. As a graduate, you will be well-placed to pursue a career in visual anthropology (be it research- or practice-oriented) as well as to bring an anthropological sensibility to the visual to other disciplines. You will be taught through lectures, seminars and hands-on training in the use of digital camcorders, sound recording equipment and video editing. Assessment includes written essays for the theory modules, practical assignments, and a final visual project in the form of a 20-minute film. Careers The unique combination of theory, research and practice that structures the MA in Visual Anthropology will prepare you for a diverse range of employment opportunities. Past graduates have gone on to work in: Video production, both commercial and independent Film editing and videography Production and programming of film festivals Ethnographic and visual research in both academic and commercial settings Teaching In addition, you can use this... [-]

One year Masters of Arts (MA) in Fashion Design: New Materials & Technologies

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Fashion Design proposed by PCA, focused on new materials and technologies, is a one-year program aimed at equipping designers with the knowledge and skills required to make the most of emerging new technologies and materials. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Design. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Fashion Design proposed by PCA, focused on new materials and technologies, is a one-year program aimed at equipping designers with the knowledge and skills required to make the most of emerging new technologies and materials. New materials are being developed at a fast rate, enabling garments to do more than clothe: they can measure temperature, transmit information about the wearer’s physiological state, provide stimulation, release compounds into the skin, etc. These materials are often used for sportswear and underwear, but they can serve a purpose outside of technical wear. The goal of the program is to encourage and enable designers of ready-to-wear to incorporate them into their design, whether it be men’s, women’s or children’s wear. Students will also learn to work with new technologies, such as using 3D printing to produce a garment or creating connected garments. France hosts many companies specializing in innovative materials (Lytess is a pioneer in cosmetotextiles, which are textiles containing a substance or preparation intended to be released permanently on different parts of the epidermis) and connectivity (Cityzen Sciences was the first to launch a connected T-shirt), and we will draw on this local expertise for our Professional Practice Workshop Series. The program combines technical knowledge and principles of design research and theory. Studio classes and workshops conducted by professionals from relevant fields (materials experts, engineers, designers) emphasize the mastery of new materials and technologies and their incorporation into a wide range... [-]

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. ... [-]

Intensive Master in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time 10  February 2018 Spain Madrid

The Intensive MA in Fashion Design is aimed at those who wish to delve into this sector and those who want to embark on a new professional future, and learn about the various opportunities encompassed in the field of fashion design, from product design to the commercial direction of a collection. In the last few years, fashion is experiencing a true revolution in the fields of production, design and strategic design, in all its areas, to ensure the permanence and success of brands in such a changing and competitive sector. The Intensive MA in Fashion Design offers training that conveys to students the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to design and produce their own collection (even designing their garments), providing them with the necessary tools and an updated and realistic view of the fashion market. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The methodology is developed at three general levels: Theoretical, through classes given by professionals of the subjects taught. Practical: putting the acquired knowledge into practice on a day to day basis (drawing, pattern design, dress making, etc). Applying the concepts and knowledge acquired through work carried out and evaluated by each teacher (making a garment, the designer’s study, collection design) and which will be used to see the student’s development potential in each of the areas studied. In addition, visits and lectures are planned, and there is an audiovisual area to see fashion shows, which we will analyze and draw useful conclusions from in order to carry out the project. [-]

MA Ecological Design Thinking

Schumacher College
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Totnes

Be active and transformative within organisations, communities, economics and education as we meet the challenge of transitioning to low carbon, high well-being and resilient places and systems. Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to design. - starts September 2017. [+]

Are you dismayed, disturbed and totally disenchanted with what is happening to the only real planetary home we have? So are we. But are you also excited by the opportunities and prospects this opens up for us to create a better, brighter and more beautiful world? So are we. Then join us in this innovative new postgraduate programme from Schumacher College in collaboration with the School of Architecture, Design and Environment at Plymouth University, the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, the Dartington Hall Trust and surrounding communities. Ecological Design Thinking Never has there been a more important time for a new approach for engaging with the challenging situations we face from the local to the global levels. In a rapidly changing dynamic situation, solutions rarely remain optimal for very long and continuous active participation is a necessary ingredient for success. Growing resilience in individuals and communities is the way to keep going despite the continuous change around us. Our programme in Ecological Design Thinking embraces and explores this complex world of interactions with lively engagement and an optimistic approach. It offers powerful, practical and ecology-centred skills and knowledge to apply to a diverse range of practices from design, education and business to the more specific roles of leadership, management and consultancy. The Ecological Design Thinking programme is trans-disciplinary, insightful and universal in its application; pragmatic and integrative in its operation. It brings together theoretical and practical discourses on ecologically inspired design, with methods of design thinking that are... [-]

MA Art & Design with pathways

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MA in Art and Design programme as a whole is designed for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of Art and Design. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Design. The MA in Art and Design programme as a whole is designed for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of Art and Design. In the MA you will submit a written dissertation, and, if wished, a practical piece of work. You choose the balance between these theoretical and practical interests. Typically students might include teachers, aspiring artists, aspiring academics, or recent graduates in Art and/or Design who wish to further their professional practice. The MA encourages you to develop your practice in a critical yet supportive environment. Our aim is to enable you to sustain your practice and to succeed at the highest level. In order to help to work towards this, you will be allocated a personal tutor and subject-specialist member of academic staff. However you will also have access to and guidance from other specialists in each area. We offer our MA in a number of specialist pathways. Specialist Pathways - Art and Science The Art and Science pathway is part of our MA Art and Design programme. It is intended for art and design graduates who wish to develop their practice in a dialogue with scientific enquiry, and for science graduates who wish to explore how art and design theory and practice can inform the visual and aesthetic dimensions of science. It is also intended for graduates from any background who wish to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge... [-]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Experience Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

At Srishti we believe that academic learning cannot happen in isolation, from the societal and industrial needs and demands. We believe that there has to be a constant dialogue between academics and industry to help shape the next generation of creative design leaders impacting industry and society. There is a gap between academia and industry. While academic learning tends to focus on an ideal and conceptual design, industry needs exceptional application of creative, technological and production skills in real-world settings. Our 2-year MA is the culmination of the synergy between academic principles and industry needs. [+]

M.A. in Professional Practice in Experience Design At Srishti we believe that academic learning cannot happen in isolation, from the societal and industrial needs and demands. We believe that there has to be a constant dialogue between academics and industry to help shape the next generation of creative design leaders impacting industry and society. There is a gap between academia and industry. While academic learning tends to focus on an ideal and conceptual design, industry needs exceptional application of creative, technological and production skills in real-world settings. Our 2-year MA is the culmination of the synergy between academic principles and industry needs. Topics covered Historical, Current and emerging topics, theories frameworks of Human-Computer Interaction Design Research Interaction Design for Screens Future of Interaction Design: Designing for IoT & Wearables Experience & Service Design Visual Design for Interaction Prototyping Interactions Creative Ideation & Concept development Art Driven Interaction Design Who is it for? This course is for both fresh graduates with a proven interest in art & design, who want to pursue a post graduate education while they are working, OR for working professionals who are self-sponsored or are sponsored by their employers. The program requires part-time residency at Srishti’s Bangalore campus. The participants are expected to submit project work done at their workplace for the non-residency credit. It is currently offered in two modes: Design Scholars: Participants spend TWO days a week (Monday-Tuesday) during regular studio cycles and Full weeks (Monday-Saturday) during the workshop weeks at Srishti. Apart from these,... [-]

MA in Design

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the programme is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Design. The purpose of the programme is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation. Admission requirements A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree. A “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules. Selection criteria In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their work to an interview panel. A portfolio would be requested if further evidence is required of a students’ readiness to conduct textual or artefactual research. In case of textual research the portfolio would contain examples of written research, and in the case of artefactual research a portfolio with design would be required. Curriculum MODULE Research Dissertation: Communication Design Research Dissertation: Fashion Design Research Dissertation: Multimedia Design Research Dissertation: Jewellery Design Programme structure a) Minimum duration: One year full-time/two years part-time. [-]