Master Program in Design Studies

Top 311 Master Degrees in Design Studies 2017/2018

Design Studies

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

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Masters in Design Studies

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Master In Fashion Menswear

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10  February 2018 Italy Milan

Ten extraordinary months. Ten top-level lecturers in the classroom, one each month. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Fashion is beautiful education, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct manifestation of contemporary life. Colors, shapes and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of art forms, which lives in people, in real life. As in a great theatrical play, staging is crucial in the game of seduction, but the part can not stand for the whole thing. To be able to regain an increasingly stressed and probably confused consumer, you need to go back to the substance through in-depth technical training. [+]

Masters in Design Studies. Ten extraordinary months. Ten top-level lecturers in the classroom, one each month. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Because? Fashion is beautiful education, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct manifestation of contemporary life. Colors, shapes and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of art forms, which lives in people, in real life. As in a great theatrical play, staging is crucial in the game of seduction, but the part can not stand for the whole thing. To be able to regain an increasingly stressed and probably confused consumer, you need to go back to the substance through in-depth technical training. Professional Opportunities The Master is designed to magnify the uniqueness of the creative genius of a single student, but also to form highly skilled, dynamic, easily-embedded professional figures in the workplace. At the end of the 10 months of study, grace for a thorough knowledge of the entire work process, students will find employment within the Man-made Offices of Italian and international fashion companies. Who is The Master is looking for graduates in Design, graduates of costume and fashion academies, but also young designers who are eager to deal with professionals in the world of work to open up new forms of experimentation and new aesthetic horizons. The goal is to form the future protagonists of the fashion world with an independent and unique creative vision, while... [-]

Master in Business Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12  January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Business Design program creates new connections between the worlds of business and design. You’ll work on projects relating to the business of design—and the design of business. [+]

Innovate. Oversee. Strategize. The Master in Business Design program creates new connections between the worlds of business and design. You’ll work on projects relating to the business of design—and the design of business. Enlightening and interdisciplinary, the program focuses on how to apply design methodology, sensitivity, and culture to any business. You’ll study design-driven company management as you learn to draft plans for business development, branding, marketing, and communication—for product lines, startups, and established businesses. Audience The program is designed for candidates who have a first-level degree in economics, humanities, design, or related subjects, and who are interested in acquiring organizational and management skills via a multidisciplinary approach. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Apply design-based methodologies within non-design fields. Present a creative project in an entrepreneurial way by demonstrating its validity and reliability, through tests, supporting evidence, and application scenarios. Demonstrate autonomy and originality in solving problems. Program The Master in Business Design program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship. The program consists of four main modules, each of which includes a two-week course and six-week workshop. The modules are followed by a two-month internship period and a final portfolio presentation. The modular structure is customizable, allowing flexibility and variety to better serve each student’s needs and goals. Structure Courses Coursework focuses on: Exploring the nature, languages, and values of the contemporary design scene Identifying key factors that make... [-]

Official Master In Creating And Developing Digital Projects

FDModa - LCI Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

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

Masters in Design Studies. Master in Digital Creation and Development Projects The main objective of the Master in creation and development of digital projects is to offer advanced training and specialized nature that will prepare students competitively to provide innovative solutions and new value propositions to a market that, from a technological point of view It is exponentially active and is booming. The digital designer is now at the center of different families and professional sectors such as Audiovisual Communication, the Graphic creation Graphic Arts Advertising Public Relations and interactions design sectors, and showing increasing synergies often encompassed within the industry calls experiences and increasingly geared towards digital media as well point the various sectoral studies and local and state reports. Unlike most training offers in the field of digital design, the differentiating factor of this Masters in Digital Creation and Development Project is to form what is known as Front End Designer (Front End or Frontend Designer) in the professional world . The Front End consists of everything that has to do with what you see and interact in a digital project, it is the professional who is able to devise, plan and also carry out all the development necessary before final production so that ensures the feasibility, efficacy and optimizing designed projects. Also, students may choose to specialize in two areas, a more experimental and more oriented to the world of creation, entertainment and culture, to experience the smart citizen and smart cities, and the other more focused... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. [+]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role within the most innovative industrial and design fields. Methods and Approaches The MAS educational model focuses on methods and processes to generate innovations. Students have the opportunity to acquire Human Centred Design methods for the analysis and the solution of design problems and to autonomously practice research methods. A pragmatic problem-solving approach to design is applied in a laboratory environment. Peer to peer learning, iterative processes and the rapid prototyping of digital and physical solutions qualify the students to pursue careers in industry, research and design agencies, wherever technological innovation and design meet. Topics and Contents The MAS courses are held by well-recognized lecturers and in collaboration with an established network of organizations, research centers, design practices and companies. Topics such as user experience design, service design, user interface design, open design, spatial design, and information visualization are taught through design-driven courses that allow students to develop digital... [-]

MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S)

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Upper East Side + 1 more

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. [+]

Masters in Design Studies. The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. Intended for those working in the design or architecture professions, the program provides students with a thorough grounding in the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the interior. Upon completion of the MPS-S program, students are in a position to sit for LEED AP Accreditation — a highly sought-after credential. Students are exposed to a wide range of topics, research methods, integrated design development methodologies, and sustainable project management practices. Course work addresses the history and theory of sustainability, principles of sustainable materials, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, and integrated environmental systems design. It also covers indoor air quality as well as green textiles, furnishings, and decorative elements. The program includes two studio courses designed to integrate acquired knowledge and research while exploring both residential and nonresidential environments. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis All classes are in the evenings and on weekends The program is offered onsite and online (live classes delivered via videoconferencing at set class times) Requires a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio. MPS-S Curriculum (30 Credits — based on full-time study) 1st Semester 725 History & Theory of Sustainability in the Interior Environment (2 credits) 726 Principles of Sustainable Design in... [-]

Graduate Architecture Degrees

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 2 - 3  October 2017 USA San Diego

NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. NewSchool can choose to focus their studies in either Neuroscience for Architecture or Healthy Urbanism. [+]

NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. Upon requesting more information our Enrollment Specialist can explain the different program offerings in more detail to help you find the path that is right for you. The Master of Architecture I degree is a NAAB accredited degree that prepares students to pursue state architecture licensure. The program is divided into two tracks depending on the student’s educational background. Students who have a bachelors in architecture from a program that was not NAAB accredited can complete the program in two years. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field will spend an additional year learning the foundations of architecture and complete the degree in three years. The Master of Architecture II degree gives students who have already completed a NAAB accredited bachelor’s degree the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of design principles and theory. Students gain the academic credentials and practical experience it takes to pursue a rewarding career in teaching as well as similar occupations. Master of Science in Architecture From urban planning to interior design, many professions today benefit from in-depth study of architecture. The Master of Science in Architecture at NewSchool is designed for students who want to enrich their knowledge of the field but don’t plan to pursue architectural licensing. The program is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field. [-]

Master in Creative Advertising

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Creative Advertising is a joint initiative between NABA and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand. This one-year master’s program focuses on innovative and effective advertising techniques that get customers thinking, talking—and buying. The course covers all media in which advertising appears—from print, radio, and TV to the Web and social media. [+]

Masters in Design Studies. 5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION CREATIVE ADVERTISING. Deadline: 12 May The Master in Creative Advertising is a joint initiative between NABA and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand. This one-year master’s program focuses on innovative and effective advertising techniques that get customers thinking, talking—and buying. The course covers all media in which advertising appears—from print, radio, and TV to the Web and social media. You’ll prepare to enter the creative departments of advertising agencies by learning how to solve problems creatively and how to convey ideas to others in a concise and persuasive way. Both of these core life skills are transferable across any number of disciplines, particularly those associated with commercial creativity. In addition to a Certificate of Recognition from Media Design School, eligible graduates will receive an Academic Master’s Degree awarded by NABA and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. About Media Design School Media Design School is New Zealand’s most-awarded private higher education institute for the creative industries. The Auckland-based school offers specialist degrees in emerging creative fields, including bachelor’s degrees in 3D animation, media design, visual Eeffects, game art, and game programming. Media Design School alumni have gone on to employment with top companies such as DreamWorks, Pixar, BBDO, and Saatchi & Saatchi, and they have worked on major productions such as The Hobbit and Avatar. Curriculum Classes include: Advertising, Sociology of Cultural Processes, Project Design, Art Direction, Audiovisual Documentation... [-]

Master Industrial Fashion Design

Scuola di Moda Vitali
Campus Part time 660  September 2017 Italy Ferrara

Subjects: Fashion illustration. Fashion styling. History of costume. Textile technology. Basic and fancy pattern making. Grading.Tailoring and industrial sewing techniques. Lectra CAD suite. [+]

Duration: 220 lessons 660 hours Start-up: September Attendance: From Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00, Saturday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 14.30 to 17.30 Enrollment: Until June. Limited number. Subjects: Fashion illustration. Fashion styling. History of costume. Textile technology. Basic and fancy pattern making. Grading.Tailoring and industrial sewing techniques. Lectra CAD suite. Professional outlets: Companies producing clothes, fashion workshops, self-employment. Program Fashion Design - Canon of proportions and human anatomy, the draft, the included, the stylization. The technical drawing, pattern study of the base. The technical details. - The trend of the theme and target research, research materials and mood. Designing fabric: continuous printing, jumped, mirror, placed. Study of developments in the drapery of the different materials. - Achievements sketches based leaders: T-shirts, lingerie, swimwear, skirts, pants, jeans, shirts, jackets, vests, jackets, coats, suits, knitwear. Realization ready to wear collections theme and target free: night collection, sweatshirts, sports jackets, shirts, knitwear. - Realization collections prêt-à-porter theme and set target: a collection suit, large size, day, evening. Realization haute couture theme and set target: collection wedding and evening dresses. - Textile technology : fabrics, commercial functional and decorative technique. - History of costume and fashion. Psychology of colors. - Men's collection, accessories collection and kids collection. - The structure of the company, the professionals in fashion. - Construction of a final project: choice of subject, target, materials, construction of the mood, creating a collection with its organic sheets. Pattern making - Basic skirt - 12... [-]

Master's Degree In Design

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master's study program in design is enhancing scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. [+]

Masters in Design Studies. PRESENTATION The study program Master in Design It is enhancing the scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. This program combines new paradigms of social design, entrepreneurship, biomimetics and ecology, covering potentially either side of Product Design wants to shed design Editorial, depending on the specific training interest of the student. Careers The Masters in Design will be able to integrate research and technological development teams (R & D) in the design process with industry, workshops and services; integrating scientific research teams in the areas of Product Design or Communication Design as well as in related fields; qualify for access to other branches of postgraduate training at the level of the 3rd cycle, or functions that may require a higher education, including the teaching of different levels. [-]

Master of Engineering in Advanced Robotics

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 France Nantes

This Master program focuses on Advanced Robotics. More generally, it deals with modern techniques in systems engineering for the modelling, simulation, optimization, analysis and control of a variety of robotics systems. [+]

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education. The quality of this Master has been recognized by the European Union by supporting the European Master on Advanced RObotics + (EMARO +) in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme.

Language of teaching

Courses fully taught in English during the two years.

The Master "Advanced Robotics" relies on the staff members and on the scientific and research facilities of the IRCCyN (Institut de Recherche en Communication et CYbernetique de Nantes " (www.irccyn.ec-nantes.fr)

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This Master program focuses on Advanced Robotics. More generally, it deals with modern techniques in systems engineering for the modelling, simulation, optimization, analysis and control of a variety of robotics systems.... [-]


Master in Interaction Design

H-FARM Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Roncade

The Master in Interaction Design, launching in 2017, is a “1+1” year full-time master programme designed to prepare designers for careers in interaction and user experience design. It is taught in H-FARM’s Digital Design School within the innovative startup culture of Italy’s premier tech accelerator. The programme’s directors are two of the most important names in this field, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor. [+]

Masters in Design Studies. The Master in Interaction Design, launching in 2017, is a “1+1” year full-time master programme, designed to prepare designers for careers in interaction and user experience design. It is taught in H-FARM’s Digital Design School within the innovative startup culture of Italy’s premier tech accelerator. The programme’s directors are two of the most important names in this field, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor. Start: October 2017 Level: Master -  approximately equivalent to the Italian  laurea magistrale Duration: 1 or 2 years full-time Awards given: Graduate Diploma in Interaction Design after 1 year, Master after 2 years Language: English - Students may write reports etc. in English or Italian Student intake: International Prerequisites: Normally Bachelor or equivalent experience in a design discipline, but other forms of experience are considered. Sufficient  command of written and spoken English Content During the programme students identify their personal strengths to prepare them for work in the fast-developing fields of interaction and experience design. The first year offers an immersive panorama of interaction and experience design. It centres around design projects, mostly done in collaborative groups, about the interaction between people and products, systems or services. The projects are supported by skills workshops in design and technology, and contextual and business studies. The second year usually preceded by a summer internship, allows students to develop a specialism they feel passionate about. It centres around a thesis on an individually-chosen experimental design or research project, which may be associated with an existing... [-]

Master in Design Management

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4  March 2018 Germany Munich

The Design Management Master course is all about creative but systematic processes. Key ingredients are optimism and empathy, experimentation and holistic thinking. Within interdisciplinary teams, Master’s degree students develop solutions to problems in the area of design, be they in relation to strategy design, service design or human­ centered design. [+]

Do you want to create, manage and lead design process-driven organisations? Design thinking is at the core of this programme. It is practised in interdisciplinary teams and applied to real time projects with the industry where design and management merge into innovation.   In creative professions, the demand for management knowledge and qualifications has risen sharply in recent years. The Master’s course in Design Management is aimed primarily at designers who wish to apply a comprehensive understanding of design to real tasks and processes. Ideal professionals distinguish themselves through broad expertise and in­depth knowledge. Therefore, applicants from a completely different background are welcome, be they engineers, natural scientists or creative people.  During their studies, the Master’s degree students learn to adopt a management and design perspective – in short, they foster innovations through “Design Thinking”. Design Thinking describes a method used to create innovative solutions and solve complex problems.  Basically, it is all about creative but systematic processes. Key ingredients are optimism and empathy, experimentation and holistic thinking. Within interdisciplinary teams, Master’s degree students develop solutions to problems in the area of design, be they in relation to strategy design, service design or human­ centred design. The benefits of choosing Macromedia University Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15 Small classes with intensive, individual supervision Globally recognized, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 5 “Most Affordable Cities for Students 2015” worldwide Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies Highly qualified professors and... [-]

Master in Art and Design

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 29 more

Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for art and design. Students in these programs experience world-class teaching, and gain access to innovative techniques, outstanding facilities, and staff that are prevalent in their fields. [+]

Masters in Design Studies. STUDY ART AND DESIGN IN THE UK Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for art and design. Students in these programs experience world-class teaching, and gain access to innovative techniques, outstanding facilities, and staff that are prevalent in their fields. UK universities take the term “practitioner” to heart—students pursuing art and design in the UK will find themselves both challenged and rewarded by the numerous creative opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. BENEFITS OF STUDYING ART AND DESIGN IN THE UK Shorter courses: Most Master’s programs are only one year long, and most undergraduate programs are only three years long MFA is available: While many students choose to pursue a one-year Master of Arts degree, an increasing number of UK university are offering the Master of Fine Arts Networking opportunities: Many unis in the UK focus on having staff that are active in their fields, helping to provide an employability perspective and to generate learning opportunities outside of the classroom UK as classroom: The United Kingdom itself has inspired artists and designers for generations, and its universities have produced a number of successful alumni. Be one of them! HOW CAN ACROSS THE POND HELP? We provide free advice & guidance to students wanting to pursue art and design in the UK. With our help you can: Find a leading programme that meets both your academic, creative, and career needs/goals Make the application process simple: your personal advisor will deal with... [-]

Master of Computer Graphic Design

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18  March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). [+]

Master of Computer Graphic Design The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). The MCGD provides an opportunity for you to plan, develop and carry out a large scale design research project. This will enable you to collaborate with other students and academics, and to work with members of the professional design industry. The MCGD research is represented by both a written thesis and an exhibited design realisation. Research topics are tailored to suit your interests, providing an opportunity for you to hone a particular aspect of graphic design further, which could be a pathway to your chosen career. You will also have the full support, guidance and expertise of your supervisor during your research project. Computing facilities at Waikato The University of Waikato offers students 24-hour computer lab access with all the latest computer software, and several labs fully equipped with Mac computers, commonly used in professional design environments. Graduate students have a dedicated lab space and access to all undergraduate facilities. Career opportunities Advertising Designer Computer Games Designer Interactive Designer Motion Graphics Designer TV Graphics Designer Web Designer Admission and enrolment To enrol in the MCGD you should have completed a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) (or equivalent) and have achieved a B average over the course of your study. If you are applying with... [-]

Master of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design)

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time 16  November 2017 Singapore

Electronic games and animation are now an integral part of the enormous global entertainment industry. Social networking and online video share sites like Facebook, Twitter and You Tube attract hundreds of millions of users worldwide. [+]

Masters in Design Studies. In the expanding e-Business/e-Commerce industry, there is a growing global demand for graduates skilled with a mix of marketing, management, internet, multimedia, computing, networking, software technologies and business operation skills. Our Master of Information Technology program provides practical and relevant skills to allow graduates of different disciplines to move into the IT industry Students have an opportunity to specialise in Business Informatics, Computing and Networking or Interactive Technologies and Games Design. Interactive Technologies and Games Design focuses on both the front and back end integration of interactive technologies - Web 2.0 applications, Digital Media, Web/Mobile Technologies and platforms, 2D/3D Graphics, Animation, Games Design, Computation Arts, Interactive Visualisation, Autonomous Simulation and Virtual Worlds Our Master of Information Technology program is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the ‘Professional Level’ (its highest level). As an IT student, you will be entitled to membership with two professional bodies: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). Subjects Foundation Subjects Internet Fundamentals Problem Solving and ProgrammingI Database Modelling E-Strategic Management Core Subjects (All majors) ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning Advanced E-Security Core Subjects (Major specific) E-Business Technologies Advanced Game Design Advanced Human Computer Interaction Advanced Animation Techniques Intelligent Agents and Simulation Elective Subjects Students to choose 4 elective subjects Career outcomes As a games developer, you could be working on the creation and production of computer games, handheld games, console games, arcade games, ‘Flash’ games... [-]