MA Program in Digital Design

Best 11 Masters of Arts in Digital Design 2018

Digital Design

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

The field of digital design employs software, tools and processes to engineer objects and forms to meet the needs of business, educational, government and non-profit clients. In addition to diagnostic and creative talents, digital design professionals are aided by computers in crafting solutions.

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MA in Digital Experience Design

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 24  January 2018 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York UK Online + 7 more

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. [+]

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 experience 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.... [-]


Professional Practice in Visual Effects

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

The programme is designed for visual effects (VFX) professionals with significant experience in their field who want to gain a master's degree that focuses on their current work within the sector. You will be able claim recognition for your prior learning and thus gain academic credit that can count towards the degree and enable completion of it at an accelerated rate. [+]

We have developed an innovative approach that includes the development of leadership and management within the VFX sector, delivered as a part-time programme of study for working professionals.

Course highlights Enables established VFX practitioners to gain a master's degree in between one and two years Centres on real-life projects undertaken in the workplace, allowing employers and individual practitioners to negotiate the specific focus of professional learning Focuses on the development and enhancement of advanced professional practice both of the individuals undertaking the programmes and in the sector more widely to promote collaborative working Facilitates the accreditation of (in-house or externally provided) advanced professional training previously or concurrently undertaken so that this learning can count towards the degree Provides added value to employers in the form of enhanced and innovative outcomes for the work projects being undertaken by their employees both during and after the programme.... [-]


MA in Imaging Art and Science

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

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. MA students obtain their degree from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design [+]

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology.

The University of Westminster was the first institution in the UK to provide academic degrees in Photography, Imaging Science and Technology and has produced world leaders in the fields of Image Science, Imaging Technologies, Photographic Arts and Photographic Theory.

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design (MA) and the Faculty of Science and Technology (MSc). It provides cutting edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries.... [-]


Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Transdisciplinary New Media

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2018 France Paris

Designed for those who are interested in exploring the wide-ranging creative field of New Media that goes beyond traditionally defined art and design disciplines, this program employs methods of transdisciplinary practice through collaborative teamwork. [+]

Production of new media is no longer the province of individual artists or designers working by themselves, but rather involves the collaborative practice of multidisciplinary teams. Designed for those who are interested in exploring the wide-ranging creative field of New Media that goes beyond traditionally defined art and design disciplines, this program employs methods of transdisciplinary practice through collaborative teamwork. Through a shared creative process, students will re-frame their current understanding of different tools, technologies, theories and methods, developing hybrid systems and solutions that go beyond any one discipline. At PCA, students can complete either a Masters of Art (MA) or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Transdisciplinary New Media. The first two semesters (fall and spring) of these programs follow a common curriculum. MA students complete their thesis in the spring term to receive their degree while MFA students continue for two semesters of study in the following academic year (fall and spring) to receive their degree.Graduates of both the MA and MFA will go on to apply their skills to collaborative projects in domains as varied as online and traditional publishing, video games, art installations, exhibitions, live performances, web design, interaction/interface design, software development, service design, etc. As well, the MFA, which is considered a terminal degree in this field, will open the doors to teaching opportunities in higher education for our graduates. The program is open to any applicant who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree (BFA, BA, BSc, BID, BArch, etc.). To encourage this transdisciplinary... [-]


MA in Digital Art and Design

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 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 ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused area of study- giving 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, and extend their learning and deepen their understanding of visual language concepts and systems. The programme enables one to develop the ability to handle complex issues, and to collect, analyse and interpret data. You will collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and 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. Students will also acquire the professional skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. They will gain an understanding of ethical responsibility and of the impact of their work in a social, cultural and environmental context.... [-]


MA Visual Effects Production (Compositing)

Pearson College London
Campus Full time 11  August 2018 United Kingdom London

This course is designed to give you practical, vocational training and a fully-accredited MA qualification, so you'll have everything you need to start your career as a highly-skilled, highly-creative visual effects (VFX) professional. [+]

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS?

This course is designed to give you practical, vocational training and a fully-accredited MA qualification, so you'll have everything you need to start your career as a highly-skilled, highly-creative visual effects (VFX) professional.

We've teamed up with the University of Bradford to bring you a programme that goes beyond our regular compositing courses, to give you advanced, up-to-date skills in state-of-the-art VFX production technologies and processes, and an in-depth understanding of VFX from every angle, both in theory and in the real world of industry.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Over the last decade, the use of computer-based imagery in film, television, interactive entertainment and computer games has expanded rapidly. In fact, almost all visual media produced today has involved a computer at some point in its creation. That means there's a real need for well-qualified, creative professionals to lead, inspire, develop and exploit the potential of new and existing computer graphics technologies, now and in the future. ... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Media Design Practices

Art Center College of Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pasadena Santa Barbara + 1 more

Art Center’s graduate program in Media Design Practices offers a two- or three-year Master of Fine Arts curriculum that helps ambitious designers from a variety of backgrounds become design leaders and researchers in emerging fields. [+]

Master of Fine Arts in Media Design PracticesArt Center’s graduate program in Media Design Practices offers a two- or three-year Master of Fine Arts curriculum that helps ambitious designers from a variety of backgrounds become design leaders and researchers in emerging fields. We are dedicated to defining new practices in design. Our graduates are prepared for a lifetime of invention.Our vision is to educate designers not for the world as it is, but as it is becoming, to think hard about what it means to use our agency as designers to make the world as we may want it to be.To take this on, we offer two tracks: Lab and Field. Each track, in its own way, orients the designer toward the challenges of the future and the changing role of design.In the Lab track, students work in a studio context, using design to pose questions through applied and speculative projects that engage with emerging communication technologies and cultural practices. We move beyond the problem-solving paradigm to position the designer as a researcher with a distinct point-of-view who uses design to understand and engage with the world. We are expressly preparing media designers to take high performing roles in domains that are future-oriented and whose effects are far-reaching: information and communication technology, foresight units, industry R&D, scientific research labs, communication media, knowledge production, infrastructure and policy-making, and entrepreneurial or independent practices.In the Field track, run in collaboration with Designmatters, students work in a real-world context where social issues, media infrastructure,... [-]


Master in Digital Journalism and Design

University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Online Full time Part time February 2018 USA Saint Petersburg + 1 more

This master’s degree is designed to be completed in one year, or over a fall, a spring and a summer semester. (Working professionals may want to take longer to complete it.) It will prepare recent graduates or practicing professionals to excel in the exciting field of digital journalism and in other media- or communication-related fields. [+]

Learn essential skills for the Internet age: web publishing and design, social media, multimedia production, information graphics and much more.

This master’s degree is designed to be completed in one year, or over a fall, a spring and a summer semester. (Working professionals may want to take longer to complete it.) It will prepare recent graduates or practicing professionals to excel in the exciting field of digital journalism and in other media- or communication-related fields. As an applicant to the master’s degree in Digital Journalism and Design, you stand to gain an immediate professional benefit: a USFSP-Poynter Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Technology for Journalists. ... [-]


MA Graphic Media Design

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time Part time 15 - 24  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Delivered in both full time and part time modes, MA Graphic Media Design explores the use of graphic design as a critical tool to probe the particularities and complexities of contemporary culture in an informed, expansive and progressive manner. [+]

Delivered in both full time and part time modes, MA Graphic Media Design explores the use of graphic design as a critical tool to probe the particularities and complexities of contemporary culture in an informed, expansive and progressive manner. Through intensive and original practice-led research, we support our participants to develop an independent and critical attitude with a view to producing relevant and unexpected perspectives on and for the world.

REASONS TO APPLY Flexible modes of engagement: we’re one of the only courses in the UK to offer both full-time and part-time modes to accommodate diverse study and working practices. Subject Expertise: we engage with national and international visiting lecturers – with notable recent guests including Turner Prize-winners Assemble, design historian and writer Alice Twemlow, and world-renowned design practitioners Paul Elliman and Jan van Toorn. Distinctive Practice: our graduates secure high-profile careers in key areas of design practice, research and education – including Sarah Boris (Associate Art Director, Phaidon Publishing), Tzortzis Rallis (PhD student at LCC; Design Museum Design of the Year Awards 2013 shortlist), Marwan Kaabour (Barnbrook Studio) and Cat Drew (Work & Health Unit, Policy Lab, UK Government) Design Discourse, Research and Debate: our established MA and PhD community offers opportunities to seek expert academic guidance, engage in research-oriented workshops and contemplate progression to PhD, as well as interact with a growing number of research hubs at LCC, such as Design Activism Research Hub, Graphic Subcultures, Conscientious Communicators, Typographic Research Unit, and many others across UAL. Resourcing Excellence:... [-]

MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital

University of the Arts London
Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on art that engages with, uses and is impacted by the digital. This course doesn’t focus on technology but presents it as a tool to facilitate ideas, placing emphasis upon its creative and artistic use. Our MA in Fine Art Digital is offered both as a studio based course and an online course [+]

MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on art that engages with, uses and is impacted by the digital. This course doesn’t focus on technology but presents it as a tool to facilitate ideas, placing emphasis upon its creative and artistic use. Our MA in Fine Art Digital is offered both as a studio based course and an online course.

Content: what students can expect To blur and break the boundaries between traditional Fine Art disciplines such as painting, sculpture and printmaking as well as exploring the space created by the digital Their programme of work to be supported by specialist academic staff in workshops, individual tutorials and seminars A shared lecture programme across the Visual Arts courses that draw upon the richness of research across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges The chance to get involved in projects, seminars and presentations across the University and at other institutions that have previously included the V&A, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, FACT in Liverpool, onedotzero as well as international galleries in China and Brazil To take part in a unique final exhibition, combining work from our students in London with that of our online students around the world at the end of the course Structure ... [-]

MA Design Specialising in Digital Graphic

AAS College
Campus Full time 13  September 2018 Greece Thessaloniki

Digital Graphics is concerned with virtual spaces and interactive environments. These are understood as the spaces of experience, and may include combinations of the real and virtual, the spaces of [+]

MA Design Specialising in Digital Graphic

Digital Graphics is concerned with virtual spaces and interactive environments. These are understood as the spaces of experience, and may include combinations of the real and virtual, the spaces of publication, time based media and the internet. Interaction within spaces can operate at differing scales and levels of material intervention.

The contemporary cultural context of globalisation and dematerialisation leads to all spaces becoming less physically site specific, and arising from this an imperative to redefine and rediscover the real meaning of place. Representation becomes central to this as both the site of design production and increasingly the site of its dissemination and discussion. In this way the design of digital environments can be both the means to understanding our real experience of space or a means to explore other mixed or hybrid realities.... [-]