Master's Program in Communication Design in Europe

Best Master's Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

In the communication design discipline, marketing and creative skills overlap to provide professionals with the special tools to craft effective messages and campaigns. This entire process covers everything from conception to channel delivery and requires professional-level capability and knowledge in writing, art direction, marketing, consumer behavior and media.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

Masters Degree in Communication Design in Europe

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Master in Business Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 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. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value proposition to organisational models to stimulate commercial... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 Techniques, Digital Technologies and... [-]

Master in Service Design

POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan

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

Top Masters Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017. DIRECTOR'S CUT “The structure and the economy of our society have changed a lot in the last decade, accompanied by a substantial technological empowerment. During our daily life we increasingly get in touch with a huge variety of service interfaces that allow us to perform many activities. These experiences and performances need to be designed. This requires both firms and public-sector organizations to update and extend their design, production, and distribution skills. The Specializing Master in Service Design was deliberately created in response to the growing demand for specific professionals able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To reach this purpose, the Specializing Master programme integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components.” Stefano Maffei TIMING Starting date: October 2017 Didactics: from October 2017 to April 2018 Internship: from April to September 2018 Ending date: September 2018 OVERVIEW Through its POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano , 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 the user-centered approach and the development of service ideas from contextual research to prototyping. The overall idea behind the Master stems from the awareness of the profound changes that have occurred in the development and delivery of service-products by companies and public-sector organizations, and their radical impacts... [-]

Master in Communication Design

Designskolen Kolding
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Kolding

The objective of communication is to influence the knowledge, behaviour and attitudes of people. Therefore, we hack into city spaces, we create computer games for alcoholics, we change the way patients percevie waiting time, we design way-finding by use of sound, or we design posters for dyslexics. [+]

Communication Design connects not only with the school’s key values (social inclusion, sustainability, and cultural diversity), but also with its mission to create sustainable futures. All communication requires at least two people. In traditional media theory described as sender and receiver. During your study the main subjects are: how to inform in an objective way – to improve communication by strategy – to bring awareness or change behavior, or how to deliver an holistic service or experience by interaction. To load design effectively with value, the programme focuses on the post concept phase: strategy, validation and framing. That’s of course, beside the well known pre-concept phase: research, analysing/synthesising and idea generation. During the BA study you will explore: drawing, sketching, notation, writing, storyboarding, coding, prototyping, amongst others. The analogue, ánd the digital. Conventional, time based, and new media. If the bachelor is to broaden, the master is to deepen in either Social Design (including Welfare Design), Sustainability & Design, Play & Design, or Management & Design (in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark). We are aware of the blurring boundaries between design disciplines and are encouraging cross disciplinary research. Since Communication Design is a global collaborative workshop, we position you at the centre, and encourage each of you to develop distinctive profiles by exploring specific individual competences. We expect you to be curious, empathic, and communicative. [-]

Master's In Community Service Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 12  March 2018 Italy Rome

Master designer form, managers, editors, communicators, able to design services for the collective and manage ethical and sustainable transformation processes, especially when these affect the public sphere and in the production of common goods. Professionals who look to the community with a procedural approach, interdisciplinary and inclusive, with attention to the proactive participation of the viewer, sustainable innovation and customization: temporary and permanent activities that fit into the productive political, cultural, youth, social and territorial, as economy in the reference markets. Community Service are all services that cater to communities, networks, groups, families, etc. (In the public and private sectors) and are created with and for the collective, according to a community-based planning approach. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017. Who should attend Access to master is open to students holding a permit valid for at least three years (Academic Diploma or Bachelor ') from architecture, urban planning, engineering management, services marketing, tourism, visual and performing arts, history of' art, literature, communication and new media, environmental science, sociology, urban anthropology, cultural and territorial management, political science and international cooperation, educational sciences and social services. Required curriculum / portfolio and motivation letter. A theoretical and practical course that involves students in the concrete business co-design through the community-based approach. The Master provides simulations and site-specific projects, where to apply theoretical principles, techniques, tools and methodologies learned. The teaching makes use of Co-Creation Methodology, developed by Artway of thinking to speed up the learning process and co-creation. It is part of a vision that favors the interdisciplinary teamwork and cross-cultural, as a contemporary response to the reading of complex systems and innovative production. The methodology is summarized in a process chart. Its Tools-Box contains 130 instruments, many of which will be applied during the Masters. The general approach of teaching resumes the two macro-dimensions of Co-Creation Methodology or the self and environment and their inter-relationships, which become knowledge needed to become professionals to co-design; because it is essential that those who work in the world of relationships, for and with each other, must know himself and know how to relate with others, have a basic knowledge of behavioral patterns, relational dynamics, influence of... [-]

Master In User Experience

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The field of user experience, accessibility and usability have gained importance in recent years due to the great evolutionary leaps of products. The user-device relationship is constantly evolving and developing companies looking for new styles of interaction that surprise and fidelicen its users. [+]

The field of user experience, accessibility and usability have gained importance in recent years due to the great evolutionary leaps of products. The user-device relationship is constantly evolving and developing companies looking for new styles of interaction that surprise and fidelicen its users. To achieve a satisfying user experience technical quality of a product is not enough. The factors that motivate and satisfy users often depend on emotional, aesthetic or functional aspects that can be difficult to detect by trial and error. As he Master in UX (User eXperience) as the Graduate UX whose main objective is to form several profiles most demanded development in job vacancies in the sector: "UX Director", "Team Leader in UX", "Interaction Designer", "UI / UX Designer" "Architect Designer", "UX Consultant" or "User Experience developer". For this reason, the type of training provided is fully professionalized and focused on real projects for clients. The MUX and PUX have a professionalizing nature, so students will carry out a real project user experience for one of the companies listed. When you start the graduate students organized in small groups of multidisciplinary work and assigned a project. Training programs are designed for academic deliverables are really professional, so students will have to answer the same at his client. To do this, they will have the help of specialized tutors with extensive experience in such projects. The student learning therefore no technical and / or academic aspects is limited but live the experience of carrying out a professional project... [-]

Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time January 2018 Italy Milan

The Italian and International business models require practitioners able to tackle the project not only from a technical and productive perspective but, above all, from a strategic and structural point of view. The Master in Design aims to prepare a new generation of designers ready to consider any design variable as a design problem, either through an analysis of the market and the needs of contemporary users, either imagining future scenarios, in favor of innovative solutions. Design has become an instrument capable of innovating the strategic objectives of companies. The traditional user-centered (UCD) approach modifies the concept from "designing for" to "designing with" people, adapting today's socio-economic and production system in evolution. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017. Entry requirements: The Master in Design must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities both for Italian and foreigner students. Methodology and structure: Based on cross-disciplinary working team, the Master applies creativity development of the best design agencies and think tanks, and stimulates the collective thinking, in order to share know-how and empower all related skills. The philosophy of the course, project and client based, offers to participants the opportunity to experiment and put into practice mindset and methodological processes (design thinking) by carrying out real projects, through a process based on team work and learning by doing. All projects are followed by Leader Advisors who are also practitioners, selected for their expertise on the different project topics. Conferences and seminars offer the opportunity for debates with specialists and agencies, distinguished personalities from a range of design disciplines as well as others including entrepreneurship, technology and economy. High-profile Italian and international businesses and social enterprises enrich the Masters programme by disclosing their skills through projects, case studies and strategies. The preliminary stages of this Master introduce students to the culture of design thinking and related methodologies through lectures, workshops and laboratory works. Subsequently, participants face different project phases, experimental and interactive courses (with different purpose, complexity and goals) based on learning by doing. At the same time students can attend nurture courses to get involved in the strategic, technological and expressive area of design,... [-]

Master in Eco-Social Design

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Bolzano

This trilingual Master of Arts focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world. Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for more social good and good life with less material goods. [+]

This trilingual Master of Arts focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world. Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for more social good and good life with less material goods. Design is a catalyst of change. Cornerstones and characteristics Designers can help to envision and enable resilient projects locally, which can be adapted elsewhere – multiplied and networked globally. We use the region that we are placed in – the alps – to practice and teach ways of working, which can be applied in other regions, too. The Master enables young creative professionals to design for sustainable practices of production, consumption and living. With this aim the design of products, interactive applications and communications are approached as an integrated task. Students learn to work on design projects equipped with a transdisciplinary set of instruments beyond design, gathered from social and environmental sciences, economics and business, technology and crafts. Teaching and learning are organized in in multidisciplinary projects, where theory and practice are integrated in order to deal with complex questions and develop effective “answers” through the means of design. The master’s program works across several fields of design and provides possibilities to specialize in specific design disciplines, skills and/or areas of application. You will collaborate in teams, in beautiful spaces, and with external experts and stakeholders. The Faculty provides an environment that fosters creative, personal and professional development. It offers state-of-the-art... [-]

Master in Strategic Design Labs

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 11  January 2018 Spain Madrid

The Master of Strategic Design Labs trains professionals who can transform visionary ideas into projects and business opportunities. Students will learn how to develop a business model taking into account the involvement of customers and the market, information and communication technologies and sustainability. During the course, the students will acquire the tools to listen to the customer, design solutions and deliver products and services that can make an impact on society. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH What is the Master of Strategic Design Labs? The current landscape is full of opportunities for those who possess the new values "‹"‹that society needs. Among them, it is worth noting innovation as a global value and a new way of working, seeing, approaching problems and solutions that we could describe as transverse knowledge. Design has the potential to generate a new context in which to create value and new business models where the essential tool for success is innovation. There is no one way to innovate, and there are many contexts that require different approaches and methods. This is why the Master of Strategic Design Labs fosters curiosity and creativity in students so that they can find the right path towards innovation. During the master, favourable conditions are established over a year of learning and experience, to achieve the following objectives: - Unify the business and creative visions. - Manage and coordinate multidisciplinary teams. - Reinforce designers’ identity as creative professionals. - Construct trends maps with a business vision. - Anticipate and interpret future scenarios. - Establish personal contacts with various professionals. - Conceptualize, develop and communicate innovative ideas. The contents covered in the course are organized into modules: - Foundation (critical historical analysis, methodology, sustainability, visual communication...) - Specific (User Experience, financial, marketing and SEO, product launch process, Open Innovation, New Technology in Business Projects, start-up strategies, social entrepreneurship, digital platforms, content marketing... [-]

Master in Global Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The aim of the Master in Global Design is to acquire a global vision, open to collaborations with other design disciplines and gain sensitivity and predisposition towards working together with other professionals or join multidisciplinary teams. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Designers interested in developing their career in a global society should conceive design as a global practice. Day after day, the markets are becoming more competitive and ever changing, while the consumer is more demanding when it comes to quality and shows an increasing interest in cultural, ethical or environmental aspects that traditionally haven’t been properly noticed, until today. This context requires from companies and institutions an understanding of the complex market reality and the discovery of strategies that enable them to satisfy the consumer’s needs and demands, and outstand among their competitors. In the last few years, products (whether they are an object, a dress, a space) are no longer perceived for their physical dimension, but for every single detail surrounding them: they way they are shown (both in virtual and real life), their in-store presence, their packaging, the graphics and their visual communication. The experience of buying, using and consuming is increasingly related to the values associated with a product and the brand it belongs to (intangible values, such as symbols or emotions) that influence customer loyalty towards them. For all this, today we cannot comprehend the conception of a new product, space of service without the involvement and complicity of professionals from different disciplines. Those professionals with a global conception, capable of understanding together languages and ways to work will be able to collaborate with other designers or join multidisciplinary work teams, in addition to being those prepared to offer a... [-]

Master in Photography for Communication

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time March 2018 Italy Turin

The main purpose of the Master’s Module is to develop a new generation of professionals who are able to imagine, design, build and spread their vision with all the necessary tools to deal with the fluidity of the market. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017. Despite it’s relatively recent discovery, photography has gone through different evolutions changing itself and the world around it. On one side, it has helped us to better understand the many manifestations of reality. On the other side, photography has unhinged our certainties to reveal a metaphysical inner world. With the advent of digital photography, the photographer’s work- from pioneering alchemy in its infancy, to advanced computing today – has undergone a process of democratization that has broadened the basic skill base and raised the level of expectation at the top. To be an exceptional professional photographer today not only requires having technical expertise at shooting and printing but also a broader awareness of the entire creative and production processes. Familiarity with all technological aspects (shooting, editing, post production, presentation, distribution), the different areas and related parties involved are not enough to meet the market’s needs. Creativity and content design are the difference between the role of a person who merely does the work and of a potential creative director. A holistic approach is therefore essential to establish oneself as a leading professional in the industry. CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES The main purpose of the Master’s Module is to develop a new generation of professionals who are able to imagine, design, build and spread their vision with all the necessary tools to deal with the fluidity of the market. More experienced photographers are hired not only as technical experts, but as real creative... [-]

Master of Arts in New Media - Sound in New Media

Aalto University
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Are you passionate about discovering and widening the scope of sound design in the digital era? Welcome to study Sound in New Media Major Subject. The education is project-oriented, joining practice with theory. It combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. [+]

Are you passionate about discovering and widening the scope of sound design in the digital era? Welcome to study Sound in New Media Major Subject. The education is project-oriented, joining practice with theory. It combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. Teaching is fully in English, and students can write their Master's thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. Learning Outcomes The general learning objectives of Sound in New Media are the following core competences, which the students will develop during their studies: project management skills, design skills, transdisciplinary and teamwork skills, musical competence and creative use of software The studies at Media Lab emphasise interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in workshops and through tutored studio work according to a personal study plan. You will also learn the theory related to sound design and music culture. Academic communication and writing are a part of the studies, and more research courses can be chosen if you are planning to become a researcher. Students are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad. The curriculum contains some essential software and programming courses, but in general we expect students to be either proficient in using the tools of the trade, or willing to set aside time for self-study. For this, we provide a library of tutorials, as well as one-on-one coaching. We work... [-]

Master in Design and Advertising

Institute of Art, Design and Enterprise - University
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The Master in Design & Advertising provides a training offer whose concept is based on the convergence of knowledge from the fields of design and advertising, bringing together in one course programme the two main areas of training in which IADE-U most has excelled. Integrating creativity and innovation in design, together with new strategic approaches in advertising communication, this course of 2nd cycle... [+]

Top Masters Programs in Communication Design in Europe 2017. Master in Design and Advertising The Master in Design & Advertising provides a training offer whose concept is based on the convergence of knowledge from the fields of design and advertising, bringing together in one course programme the two main areas of training in which IADE-U most has excelled. Integrating creativity and innovation in design, together with new strategic approaches in advertising communication, this course of 2nd cycle clearly stands out from other training offers at university level. Objectives Intends to train professionals able to develop strategic, creative and projectual aspects, with necessary skills to successfully enter into the labor market in the areas of advertising communication, creativity, strategic planning, new media, digital platforms, etc., integrating multidisciplinary teams. Targets 1st cycle students who wish to specialize in the current creation advertising techniques, or professionals who wish to acquire new functional skills from activities related to Design and Communication, Product Management, Market Research, Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Events Management. Areas of Expertise Design and Advertising [-]