Distance learning Masters Programs in Design Studies 2020

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.

Distance learning Master's Degree in Design Studies

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Milan, Italy

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to e ... +

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. -
Master
Full time
English
Apr. 2020
02 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Evanston, USA

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 developm ... +

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. -
Master
Full time
Part time
9 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Lugano, Switzerland

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one st ... +

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
Full time
2 semesters
English
14 Sep 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Saint Ives, United Kingdom

Immerse yourself in the many different roles illustration has to play in today’s globalised world with Falmouth University’s MA Illustration course.

Immerse yourself in the many different roles illustration has to play in today’s globalised world with Falmouth University’s MA Illustration course. -
MA
Part time
2 years
English
Online
 
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Interior Design provides the know-how and tools students will need to take care of projects for hotels, restaurants, and retail venues, working in collaboration ... +

The Master in Interior Design provides the know-how and tools students will need to take care of projects for hotels, restaurants, and retail venues, working in collaboration with real clients (Hotel W Barcelona, Hotel Majestic, Hotel Murmuri, Hotel Praktik Rambla, etc.) to gain first-hand experience and help them to succeed later in the working world. -
Master
Full time
6 months
Spanish
18 Feb 2021
14 Dec 2020
Campus
 
Barcelona, Spain

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other ... +

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. -
Master
Full time
English
Campus
 
Tampa, USA

The M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology program at The University of Tampa addresses a growing field in learning and human performance and provides a multidisciplinary ... +

The M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology program at The University of Tampa addresses a growing field in learning and human performance and provides a multidisciplinary area of study that draws students from many disciplines and backgrounds. Instructional designers understand and utilize technologies as both product (e.g., Web-based courses) and process (e.g., iterative and formative approaches to learner assessment). -
MSc
Full time
Part time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Basel, Switzerland

The combination of iconic practice, iconic theory, and iconic research forms the profile of the MA in Visual Communication and Iconic Research.

The combination of iconic practice, iconic theory, and iconic research forms the profile of the MA in Visual Communication and Iconic Research. -
MA
Full time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
30 Apr. 2020
Campus
 
Philadelphia, USA

The MS in Industrial Design is a professional program based on interdisciplinary project work. In this program, you will learn to design effectively at the collaborative and c ... +

The MS in Industrial Design is a professional program based on interdisciplinary project work. In this program, you will learn to design effectively at the collaborative and chaotic “front end” of the product development process. -
MSc
Full time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Rome, Italy

The Master in Creative Knitwear Design offers a unique experience in the world which puts students in contact with the Italian district of Knitwear Design of Reggio Emilia. Th ... +

The Master in Creative Knitwear Design offers a unique experience in the world which puts students in contact with the Italian district of Knitwear Design of Reggio Emilia. The course is developed in collaboration with Modateca Deanna, an important center of documentation visited by designers coming from all over the world and which includes thousands of garments of prestigious and rare collections of the most famous Maisons and designers from Valentino to Jean-Paul Gautier, Chanel and many more. More than 40 partners collaborate in the Industry Projects, real projects that introduce students in the Fashion System and that ends with the presentation of their collection at Pitti Filati in Florence, an international event in which every year the excellence of Knitwear Design showcase their collections. Materials research, design, and technical development take place in the companies of the manufacturing district of Reggio Emilia with which the course is in partnership. Particular attention is also dedicated to the analysis of new trends, communication, and product placement. Napapijri, United Color of Benetton, Roberto Collina, Max Mara, and Ermanno Scervino are the companies that have worked with our students during the last edition of the Master. Clicca qui to see all the projects. Clicca qui to watch the exclusive Fashion Show at Pitti Filati. At the end of the study path, our Careers & Placement office will introduce the students to the best companies in the Fashion System with the aim of starting internships or real professional careers. -
Master
Full time
English, Italian
Campus
 
BARCELONA TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL
Barcelona, Spain

The new economy is digital. Every single day new business models, services, and digital solutions appear in our lives with a common need, to understand and improve how users i ... +

The new economy is digital. Every single day new business models, services, and digital solutions appear in our lives with a common need, to understand and improve how users interact with them. UX creates empathy between people and technology putting users first. Only a deep understanding of human behavior permits to optimize usability thanks to experiencing design and innovation. With the Master in User Experience Design, you will develop the most demanded UX skills while you discover in first person the innovative vision of user-centered technology design. -
Master
Full time
9 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Hong Kong

In today’s complex business environment, where so much of global GDP is now service-related, service science is both an exciting and crucial area in which business must increa ... +

In today’s complex business environment, where so much of global GDP is now service-related, service science is both an exciting and crucial area in which business must increase their expertise to stay ahead. This programme considers the complexity of services which bring together a mesh of organizations, people, technologies, and information to deliver value to the customer. -
MSc
Full time
English
Campus
 
Harrisburg, USA

The 36-semester hour graduate program in Human-Centered Interaction Design intends to promote the human-centered collaborative mindsets that are part of the 21st-century push ... +

The 36-semester hour graduate program in Human-Centered Interaction Design intends to promote the human-centered collaborative mindsets that are part of the 21st-century push to design-driven business frameworks. The HCID master’s program is interdisciplinary, bringing together the application of knowledge drawn from the social and behavioral sciences, information science, software engineering, and project management. -
MSc
Online & Campus Combined
Full time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Turin, Italy

IAAD Master in New Media and Interaction Design has been conceived to help fill the gaps in the current educational system regarding this very strategic sector, answering the ... +

IAAD Master in New Media and Interaction Design has been conceived to help fill the gaps in the current educational system regarding this very strategic sector, answering the growing demand from companies, private and public organization for professionals with specific and diversified skills linked to the development and the new opportunities of the digital world. -
Master
Full time
9 months
English, Italian
Campus
 
Troyes, France

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne was created in 1992, is therefore the youngest French Business School. It enjoys all national accreditations (full recognition by the National M ... +

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne was created in 1992, is therefore the youngest French Business School. It enjoys all national accreditations (full recognition by the National Ministry of Higher Education and Research, accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles” of France, etc.) and has just started application for international accreditation (EFMD + AACSB). It runs presently 4 major schools: - School of International Business & Management (undergraduate : 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree with Honors, 34 double degrees all over the world, benefits of a specific label from the French and the German Government ) - Graduate School of Management (2 Year Master’s Degree with majors in Marketing & Strategy, HRM, Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship). - School of Tourism, Leisure & Events Management (3 Year Bachelor’s Degree + MBA) - School of Design (3 Year Bachelor’s Degree + 2 Year Master’s Degree) The student population is now 1700 students (440 in 2004) + 380 international exchange students. Its (really living) international network (student and teacher/research exchange) is comprised of 196 partner universities. Groupe ESC Troyes School of Design trains students for design careers. Thanks to the many internships and pedagogical projects with companies we train our students for general design careers in creative and design careers. The training is based on simple, solid principles of creative openness and the mastery of technical tools connected with the business world. Teaching is based on the acquisition of essential basics and new materials in design in order to develop students’ creativity and its concrete application. -
Master
Full time
2 years
Campus