Master Program in Design Studies

Top 230 Masters Programs in Design Studies 2019

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.

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

 

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Master in Service Design

POLI.design
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Service Design was specially created in response to the growing demand for professionals specifically able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To achieve this purpose, the Specializing integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components. [+]

TIMING

Start date: October 2018

Classes: from October 2018 to April 2019

Internship: from April to September 2019

End date: October 2019

OVERVIEW

Through POLI.design, the Politecnico di Milano devotes a specialized upper-level training programme to Service Design.

The Master in Service Design is an international training programme – taught entirely in English – focused on a user-centred approach and the development of service ideas from contextual research to prototyping.

The overall idea behind the Master stems from the awareness of the significant changes that have occurred in the development and delivery of services and products by companies and public-sector organizations, and the radical impact that these changes are producing on professional skills and corporate capabilities. It is thus essential to train professionals who can build and manage new physical and virtual patterns of service experience and interaction.... [-]


Master of Arts in Design Management

Royal University for Women
Campus Full time Part time 36  September 2019 Bahrain Riffa + 1 more

The program offers courses that endeavor to develop students’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of interdisciplinary studies such as design, management, marketing, media and communication, and information technology. [+]

Program Objectives

The program offers courses that endeavor to develop students’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of interdisciplinary studies such as design, management, marketing, media and communication, and information technology. The program provides students with an understanding of design and communication oriented management education by:

Preparing students for the interdisciplinary nature of design management that includes product, information, and environmental design. Helping students of design and management building up their strengths and create competitive products. Developing students basic knowledge, understanding, and skills related to research, reading, and synthesis of design and management. Developing students knowledge of a range of business and management principles. Enabling students to apply taught techniques, knowledge, and personal understanding of real-world business and management scenarios. Cultivate the concept that the practice of design is a creative activity that immensely influences business development and growth. ... [-]

Master of Product Design and Development Management

Northwestern University Segal Design Institute
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24  September 2019 USA Evanston + 1 more

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and development. You will learn about creativity, innovation, lean design, design strategy, product innovation, end-user research, marketing, and project and product management, as well as business and financial issues. The highly-focused curriculum, taught by senior faculty from academic and business, is designed to assure our graduates a pathway to senior management. You'll quickly understand why Business Week has endorsed this program as one of the top programs of its kind in the world. [+]

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and development. You will learn about creativity, innovation, lean design, design strategy, product innovation, end-user research, marketing, and project and product management, as well as business and financial issues. The highly-focused curriculum, taught by senior faculty from academic and business, is designed to assure our graduates a pathway to senior management. You'll quickly understand why Business Week has endorsed this program as one of the top programs of its kind in the world.

Innovative Curriculum

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Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. [+]

MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time September 2019 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 in the most innovative industrial and design fields.... [-]


Master in Global Design - Interior Design and Architecture

DMAD Escuela De Diseño De Interiores Y Arquitectura
Campus Full time 700  January 2019 Spain Madrid

The Master in Architecture and Interior Design of Dmad in Madrid is the optimal training for those who want to be interior design professionals. The confidence in this complete training program is such that the student has a guaranteed practice or pre-work in the Dmad design studio, which allows him to apply in real projects the knowledge acquired in the Master. [+]

What is our METHOD ? Students participate in real projects with a physical client, so that in addition to receiving theoretical classes they put their knowledge into practice. This is only possible thanks to the fact that Dmad is a School and Design Studio , so that our students learn the designer's OFFICE by collaborating in our projects.

Small groups

Our teaching method is innovative and is based on custom-made and personalized teaching. Each module is taught by specialized teachers in the sector, so that they can guide the student in professional aspects beyond the classrooms.

Dmad is not just a school , but a place where you will find all the necessary support to start your professional career in the world of design.... [-]


Master in Information Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Italy Milan

The Master in Information Design has a multidisciplinary approach that brings together visual design, data analysis, and creative coding. Students will develop a skillset and a mindset to understand different cultural, social and economic contexts, translate complex information into engaging visual forms and narratives that are readable by different audiences, to support comprehensive communication strategies. [+]

Master in INFORMATION DESIGN - Nurturing accessible complex information

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience. Career Opportunities ... [-]

MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18  September 2019 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. [+]

Overview

Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous.

The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice transdisciplinary approaches towards design solutions, including products, interactions, systems, and services. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals.... [-]


Master in Food Design Project Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time March 2019 Italy Rome

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations. Professional opportunities – graduates can start a path in all the fields connected to production, communication and fruition of food. Thanks to the acquired critical competences they can face managerial and cultural field activities. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE.

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations.

Professional opportunities – graduates can start a path in all the fields connected to production, communication and fruition of food. Thanks to the acquired critical competences they can face managerial and cultural field activities.

Target - the Master is addressed to BA graduates in architecture, design, visual communication, nutritional sciences and related fields.... [-]


Management program mode, design & luxury

Institut Francais de la Mode
Campus Full time 16  September 2019 France Paris

The Postgraduate Program Management Fashion, Design & Luxury reference is training dedicated to the management of the creative industries. [+]

The Postgraduate Program Management Fashion, Design & Luxury reference is training dedicated to the management of the creative industries.

Your project

You hold a Bac + 4 or +5.

Waivers can be granted for those with a diploma level +3 justifying 3 years of significant work experience (not including internships).

You come (e) a business school, an institute of political studies, university (law, management, economics, humanities, social sciences, communication ...), a school of engineers, a style school of applied arts, design, architecture, visual arts ...

You wish:

acquire a high level of expertise in management of the fashion, luxury, perfume and cosmetics, design and living environment (and other high added value creative industries) benefit from a dual expertise combining management skills and culture of creation develop conceptual and operational qualities better understand the specificities of a sector that influences today all economic activities put everything on your side to build a strong professional project serving your passion Duration of program ... [-]

Master's The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Rome

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design. [+]

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design.

The I Level Masters Degree The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet is meant to be an intensive theoretical and practical path of studies, with scientific research and hands-on laboratories offering tools for the design, modelling and application of costume-making: tailoring techniques focusing on costumes and their accessories, wigs, make-up, masks and jewellery, footwear, headgear. This is all offered in laboratories using practical techniques and applications, seeking to achieve organizational, design and operational skills.... [-]


International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus Full time September 2019 Switzerland Basel

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspective and standards of the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design HGK FHNW. Of special interest for students is the opportunity to graduate with an internationally accredited Master of Design (MDes) from UIC and the Swiss equivalent, MAS in Graphic Design I– Iconicism and Graphic Design II– Mediality from the HGK. [+]

The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design in particular and Swiss Graphic Design in general.

The City of Basel, located in the tri-national Rhine river valley, is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany.

While our Bachelor course focuses on the students’ ability to conduct a creative process, our Master programs strive to extend the students’ individual design vocabulary and to reach a higher level of reflection through the students’ ability to include knowledge and methodologies of scientific disciplines into the creative process. We offer a Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and an International Master of Design, which we conduct in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.... [-]


Master in Design Management

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4  April 2019 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 organizations?

Design thinking is at the core of this program. It is practiced 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”.... [-]


MDes in Design Thinking

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  October 2019 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

This course integrates world-class, design-driven innovation, management and research activities through a unique applied teaching approach. We aim to provide students with up-to-date skills to pursue careers in a range of sectors including design, innovation, technology, consultancy, materials, and the circular economy. At Cranfield, we work closely with leading industry employers. This ensures that our students are fully trained as professional design thinkers and innovators; equipped with a unique skill set that meets the needs of industry now and in the future. [+]

The strategic use of creativity is crucial for the success of any business seeking to deliver innovative products and services. The competency of design thinking offers important insights and proficiencies to support the invention of original physical artefacts and business processes. This course integrates world-class, design-driven innovation, management and research activities through a unique applied teaching approach. We aim to provide students with up-to-date skills to pursue careers in a range of sectors including design, innovation, technology, consultancy, materials, and the circular economy. At Cranfield, we work closely with leading industry employers. This ensures that our students are fully trained as professional design thinkers and innovators; equipped with a unique skill set that meets the needs of industry now and in the future.... [-]


Master in Graphic Design - Focus on New Media

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10  February 2019 Italy Florence

9th edition - The Master course in Graphic Design offers a high level of professional preparation which is based on the design method, the mastery of technical and technological skills and the continuous updating about the latest market demands. Besides a strong cultural background on the roots and evolutions of design and visual communication, our students receive a constant training on the most used and advanced software thanks to the development of many projects. They work side by side with Italian and international companies involved in different fields in order to gain as much experience as possible on the graphic design's contemporary scenario. A Graphic Designer graduated from this Master course is particularly involved in social issues and communication ethics, manages the creative process at its best and is ready to satify the needs of the brands he/she works for with a personal expressive touch. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

9th edition - The Master course in Graphic Design offers a high level of professional preparation which is based on the design method, the mastery of technical and technological skills and the continuous updating about the latest market demands.

Besides a strong cultural background on the roots and evolutions of design and visual communication, our students receive a constant training on the most used and advanced software thanks to the development of many projects. They work side by side with Italian and international companies involved in different fields in order to gain as much experience as possible on the graphic design's contemporary scenario.... [-]