Masters Program in Graphic Design in Asia

Best Master's Degrees in Graphic Design in Asia 2017

Graphic Design

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Graphic design is a branch of design that emphasizes using art to communicate. Graphic design may include the use of images, words, basic graphic forms and the overall layout of the visual design to convey a message or feeling.  

As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.

Master in Graphic Design in Asia

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Master of Design (MDes) Interaction Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use. [+]

Best Masters in Graphic Design in Asia 2017. The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use. Those with a Bachelor’s degree in design (visual communication, product, digital media, or environmental design), communication, information technology, or even psychology may find interaction design to be the next step in their professional development. Aims This specialism seeks to enhance human ability and life through the design of innovative, interactive and experiential ideas, based on a synthesis of human thought patterns and habits with technical means. A combination of theory, planning strategies, research, and technical skills provide the foundation for workshops that explore emerging aspects of interaction design, based on human needs and pleasures as well as technological development. Objectives This specialism seeks to join theory and action by: putting people first in the people/technology equation — explore human-centredness understanding active communication processes on which interactivity is built learning methods for analysis and construction of interaction design working across communication technology, product interface, and service systems focusing on one of the above as an alternative focus developing a holistic approach to human-centred interaction that includes problem or opportunity identification, research, prototyping and execution Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in design or the equivalent in a related discipline is required. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented by substantial relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships Scholarships for Graduates of QS Top Design Schools (2017) To off-set 10% or 15% (holder of a First Class bachelor’s degree) of tuition, regardless of which MDes programmes students are admitted to – applicable to graduates of QS world’s top universities for art & design - 2016. Scholarships (offered by MDes full-time specialisms) On a competitive basis, to off-set 25%–50% of tuition – applicable to all non-local students and PolyU Design alumni who accepted an admission offer. Admission Dates for September 2017 Entry Application Period Starts: 22 Nov 2016 First Round Review: 20 Jan 2017 Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2017 Interview: Mid Feb to May 2017 Announcement of result: 2 weeks after interview [-]

Master of Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

The International Master of Interior Architectural Design is one of the first internationally oriented postgraduate degree programs in Interior Architecture in India. [+]

International Master of Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD) Program Overview The International Master of Interior Architectural Design is one of the first internationally oriented postgraduate degree programs in Interior Architecture in India. The program has philanthropic support from the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the International Federation of Interior Architects, IFI. This program shares many features with the Interior Architecture and Design Masters at CEPT including the focus on research and opportunity for selecting from three specializations: Energy Efficiency Craft and Technology History,Theory & Criticism The program, along with its three focus areas, was envisioned to respond to the growing need for original and extensive research in the field of interior architecture and design. It aims at cultivating and strengthening a designer’s acute sensitivity towards global concerns and endowing them with a spirit of tolerance towards pluralism while encouraging accordance with traditional and cultural convictions. Research based stimulus that forms the unique core of these programs helps in redefining modern-day design thinking and practice. In order to complete the requirements for IMIAD, a student must complete one semester-long international exchange with one of the partner institutes of their choice, and one two-week-long international workshop at a pre-decided partner institute. IMIAD partner institutes include: Istanbul Technical University ITU University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart UASS Scuola Universitaria Professionale Della Svizzera Italiana SUPSI Curriculum The curriculum and pedagogy has been structured to promote research-based knowledge to form a new and unique set of programs, designed to be on par with the new world knowledge and practices. It offers complete freedom to pursue any of the three aforementioned streams and emphasizes upon personalization of the research process to advance unique outcomes appropriated to the field of interior architecture. Graduates from this program employ their design research skills to work with national and international government and non-government organizations, design firms and agencies, academic institutions, research centres, and, as Ph. D. students and independent consultants. Admission and Prerequisites Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or Design or equivalent, awarded upon completion of a course of minimum four years duration, OR Bachelor’s degree in Architecture recognized by the Council of Architecture, OR Bachelor’s degree in Construction Technology (five-year program), OR Diploma in Interior Design of four years duration (12 + 4), provided that the program is considered equivalent to a four-year degree program by the Equivalence Committee of CEPT University International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. Language of Instruction English [-]

Master's Degree In Graphic Design And Interface For New Devices

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Spain Salamanca

The primary objective of this official Master is to train professionals specialized in graphic design new digital media that are able to respond to communication demands required by metamorphic socio-cultural environment in which we live. [+]

Best Masters in Graphic Design in Asia 2017. Program Description The primary objective of this official Master is to train professionals specialized in graphic design new digital media that are able to respond to communication demands required by metamorphic socio-cultural environment in which we live. As Icograda points out, (Ico-D) graphic design is an intellectual, technical and creative activity involved not only with the production of images, but with the analysis, organization and methods of presentation of visual solutions to problems Communication. Being an intensive master (class late Thursday and Friday all day), students can make practices between October and September if they wish. The practices are not part of the curriculum. That is, it is not a subject, but the possibility of a labor dive and a learning experience. The type of companies we work with are in the fields of Communication and Design or Software Development. GOALS Encourage reflective, analytical and critical capacity. Distinguish, meet and integrate the different phases of the processes of ideation, planning and development of a communication project. Encourage creativity and innovation. Produce messages and visual solutions for new communication devices. Professional profiles Professional profiles that are directed the Master are basically two: Creative Director oriented design and use of new technologies. graphic and interface for devices with screens designer. Although, depending on the orientation that each student can be better targeted to one of these forms: Designer mobile and tablet publications. Designer for mobile application projects and tablets Designer multimedia projects for digital signage Designer for digital signage projects Designer multi-platform advertising pieces. User interface designer mobile phones and tablets. Designer for web projects. CURRICULUM 1. Visual Communication Functional Module (6CR.) Module 2 Tools for Visual Communication in Digital Media (21cr.) Module 3. Visual Communication and Design Interface on new devices (27CR.) Module 4. Work to master (6CR.) 1. Visual Communication Functional Module 1. Visual Communication and Strategic Communication 4 ECTS 2. History and general principles of Visual Communication 2 ECTS Module 2 Tools for Visual Communication in Digital Media 3. Creative Thinking 2 ECTS 4. Drawing and illustration 2 ECTS 5. Information Display 2 ECTS 6. Composition, layout and typography 4 ECTS 7. Photography, lighting and digital retouching 4 ECTS 8. To install and video editing 2 ECTS 9. Animation and digital postproduction 5 ECTS Module 3. Visual Communication and Design Interface on new devices 10. Context, features and future possibilities of new media 4 ECTS 11. Interface and User Experience 3 ECTS 12. Programming Basics 4 ECTS 13. Design for web 4 ECTS 14. Design for smartphones 4 ECTS 15. Design for tablets 4 ECTS 16. Design for digital signage 4 ECTS Module 4. Work to master 17. Work to master 6 ECTS Methodology BLENDED (Presencial 75% - 25% Online) 60 ECTS Lecture: presentation of a structured to facilitate media on the subject under study in an organized matter. Case Study: Analysis of a problem or real event for meeting him, I interpret it , solve it , generate hypothesis, contrast data, reflect, complete knowledge, diagnose and find solutions. Exercise and Problem Resolution: Exercise, test and implement prior knowledge. Often it used to supplement the lecture. Learning through projects. Students, guided by a teacher, carry out the implementation of a project to solve certain problems and communication objectives in a stipulated by planning, design and implementation of a series of activities in order to achieve a goal time. Self - learning from online tutorials and video tutorials: Materials developed for learning basic software needed for the projects. Duration and price Start Date: October 2016 One academic year: From October to mid-May Price: 110 € / credit (€ 6,600) places available: 20 Location: Salamanca Contact: jrmartinsa@upsa.es designonscreens@upsa.es www.designonscreens.com [-]

Master of Design Studies

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Balçova

The Master`s Program in Design Studies offers a common ground for various design disciplines and embraces interdisciplinary as an academic framework. Such interaction between disciplines will allow students to discover more creative solutions. [+]

The Master`s Program in Design Studies offers a common ground for various design disciplines and embraces interdisciplinary as an academic framework. Such interaction between disciplines will allow students to discover more creative solutions. Introduced as the first graduate program of this kind in Turkey, architects, interior architects, graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers and applicants of other disciplines are provided with a unique research opportunity. With studies informed by this broad approach, ultimately, students will prepare a comprehensive thesis in their chosen field. Students aiming to apply their skills in their respective industries are provided with opportunities to deal with projects in a theoretical framework. Consequently, it is possible for graduates to pursue careers in both the field market and academia. The Master`s Program in Design Studies is structured with the belief that the theoretical and practical aspects of successful graduate education can be effectively joined in a way that will be constructive for graduates of various disciplines. Emphasizing relations between various subjects and approaches provides the students with a broader professional training. Each will leave the program equipped with substantial and creative skills, unique experiences, and specialized knowledge. The program was launched in the 2006-2007 academic year. Currently, students with bachelors degrees in architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, graphic design, fashion, management, textile and mechanical engineering are doing research in areas that range from prototypical car design to urban identity, from smart textiles to cultural representation, from the use of daylight in architecture to fashion and gender. The students have the ability to spend a part of their educational life abroad within the scope of ERASMUS. We have exchange agreements at the graduate level with the following universities in different fields of design: UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE - BELGIUM ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS (ENSAD) - FRANCE ALBSTADT-SIGMARINGEN UNIVERSITY - GERMANY REUTLINGEN UNIVERSITY - GERMANY UNIVERSITY OF THE AGEAN - GREECE UNIVERSITÀ DI BOLOGNA - ITALY POLITECNICO DI MILANO - ITALY WEST POMERANIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SZCZECIN - POLAND ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN WARSAW - POLAND INSTITUTO DE ARTES VISUAIS, DESIGN E MARKETING (IADE) - PORTUGAL UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO - PORTUGAL ESAD- ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE ARTES E DESIGN - PORTUGAL UNIVERSIDADE LUSOFONA DE HUMANIDADES E TECHNOLOGIAS - PORTUGAL FACULTY OF DESIGN - SLOVENIA UNIVERSITY OF NOVA GORICA - SLOVENIA SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY - UNITED KINGDOM OCCUPATIONAL PROFILES OF GRADUATES Introduced as the first graduate program of this kind in Turkey, architects, interior architects, graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers and applicants of other disciplines are provided with a unique research opportunity. With studies informed by this broad approach, ultimately, students will prepare a comprehensive thesis in their chosen field. Students aiming to apply their skills in their respective industries are provided with opportunities to deal with projects in a theoretical framework. Consequently, it is possible for graduates to pursue careers in both the field market and academia. Courses FFD 505 Design Seminar FFD 511 Research Methodology FFD 595 Seminar FFD 506 Graduate Design Studio FFD 599 Master Thesis Elective Courses FFD 501 Design Research Methodology FFD 502 Current Topics in Art and Design FFD 503 Design Representation Theories FFD 507 Design Project Research FFD 509 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Design FFD 510 Individual Study FFD 551 Spatial Practices FFD 555 Imaginary and Futuristic Design Studies FFD 557 Ecological and Bio-climatical Design FFD 563 Art, Design and City FFD 566 Trend Catalogue Project FFD 568 Looking into The Past in Contemporary Fashion FFD 569 Advanced Materials in Design FFD 571 Literary Spaces FFD 572 Creativity and Design Management Application Requirements for International Students Who can apply? Foreign nationals Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203) Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterwards/dual citizens in the same status Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013. Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate. Who cannot apply? Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Dual citizens who has a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) Dual citizens who has a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey. [-]

Master in Sequential Art

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Atlanta Savannah

As a sequential art student at SCAD, you will learn to wield the power of narrative in every medium: comic books, graphic novels, cartoons, comic strips, Manga, children's books and storyboards. [+]

Best Masters in Graphic Design in Asia 2017. Sequential artists are telling today's stories As a sequential art student at SCAD, you will learn to wield the power of narrative in every medium: comic books, graphic novels, cartoons, comic strips, Manga, children's books and storyboards. And you'll do it in a department so highly revered that it's been called "the Harvard of comics," recognized by USA Today, and named among the three institutions from which Marvel Comics recruits the most editors. M.A. in sequential art Available at: - Savannah SEQA 501 Drawing Strategies for Sequential Art* SEQA 502 Visual Story Development* SEQA 503 Sequential Art Production Methods* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SEQA 701 Theories and Practices for Sequential Art SEQA 707 Anatomy and Perspective for Sequential Art SEQA 716 Studio I: Sequential Art Methods SEQA 717 Exploring the Narrative SEQA 731 Digital Design Issues in Sequential Art SEQA 741 Inking Techniques† SEQA 745 Writing for Sequential Art† SEQA 749 Sequential Art M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in sequential art Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah SEQA 501 Drawing Strategies for Sequential Art* SEQA 502 Visual Story Development* SEQA 503 Sequential Art Production Methods* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism SEQA 701 Theories and Practices for Sequential Art SEQA 707 Anatomy and Perspective for Sequential Art SEQA 712 Concept Design in Sequential Art SEQA 716 Studio I: Sequential Art Methods SEQA 717 Exploring the Narrative SEQA 726 Studio II: Sequential Art Applications SEQA 731 Digital Design Issues in Sequential Art SEQA 741 Inking Techniques† SEQA 745 Writing for Sequential Art† SEQA 756 Studio III: Sequential Art Professional Practices SEQA 770 Sequential Art Self-promotion SEQA 779F Graduate Field Internship‡ SEQA 779T Graduate Teaching Internship‡ SEQA 790 Sequential Art M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours* Careers in sequential art Become a comic book artist. Become an inker. Become a colorist. Become a graphic novelist. The sequential arts combine the narrative talents of the writer with the drawing abilities of the illustrator to tell the stories that define generations. Launch your career as a professional: Cartoonist Penciler Storyboard and concept artist Animator for film and television Colorist Concept illustrator Inker Comic book letterer Syndicated comic artist And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: DC Comics Marvel Comics Walt Disney Imagineering Dark Horse Comics Fisher-Price Image Comics Archaia Press Comic Book Resources Comics Bulletin [-]

Master in Graphic Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po Savannah + 2 more

As a graphic design student at SCAD, you'll become fluent in the visual language that defines today's powerhouse brands and top-flight organizations. Our holistic graphic design degree program doesn't just cover the fundamentals of design, it delves into product packaging, entrepreneurship, mobile technology, interface design and user experience. [+]

Graphic design and visual communication As a graphic design student at SCAD, you'll become fluent in the visual language that defines today's powerhouse brands and top-flight organizations. Our holistic graphic design degree program doesn't just cover the fundamentals of design, it delves into product packaging, entrepreneurship, mobile technology, interface design and user experience. The result? An award-winning professional portfolio, real experience working for industry giants, and the opportunity to make a lasting mark on the ever-changing global visual landscape — all before you graduate. M.A. in graphic design Available at: - Atlanta - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning GRDS 502 Visual Communication History, Research and Discourse* GRDS 503 Typographic Communication* GRDS 504 Integrated Design Media* CLC 580 Collaboration† GRDS 701 Graphic Design Seminar: Methodologies GRDS 702 Graphic Design Studio: Methodological Practice GRDS 726 The Role of Graphic Design in Social Awareness GRDS 748 Graphic Design M.A. Final Portfolio — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — 700-level GRDS elective — 700-level GRDS studio elective† — 700-level GRDS studio elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in graphic design Available at: - Atlanta - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning GRDS 502 Visual Communication History, Research and Discourse* GRDS 503 Typographic Communication* GRDS 504 Integrated Design Media* GRDS 701 Graphic Design Seminar: Methodologies GRDS 702 Graphic Design Studio: Methodological Practice GRDS 723 Graphic Design Seminar: Media Strategy GRDS 724 Graphic Design Studio: Media Practice GRDS 733 Graphic Design Seminar: Typographic Strategy GRDS 734 Graphic Design Studio: Typographic Practice GRDS 753 Graphic Design Seminar: Visual Information Strategy GRDS 754 Graphic Design Studio: Visual Information Practice GRDS 761 Thesis Preparation GRDS 783 Graphic Design Seminar: User Experience Strategy GRDS 784 Graphic Design Studio: User Experience Practice GRDS 791 Graphic Design M.F.A. Thesis GRDS 792 Graphic Design M.F.A. Visual Thesis — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours* Careers in graphic design Become a graphic designer. Become an web designer. Become a typeface designer. Become a production director. Today's graphic artists are the visual masterminds behind the complex design challenges of the professional world. Join their ranks as you bring today’s iconic brands to life and drive their success. Launch your career as a professional: Art director Design director Environmental designer Web designer Production designer Typeface designer Graphic designer for publishing and advertising Graphic designer for television and movie studios And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: Disney Google Facebook DeviantArt Colle McVoy Microsoft Design Ranch Cartoon Network R/GA [-]