Part time Master's Degree in Visual Design

Top Part time Master's Degrees in Visual Design 2017

Visual Design

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.

 

Students who study visual design may develop the skills to be able to communicate in a variety of visual and graphic aspects. Programs might vary, but common topics include layout, format, typography, composition and visual elements.

Part time Master Degree in Visual Design

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Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design

Domus Academy
Campus 12  September 2017 Italy Milan

In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you will learn strategies for transforming a city, from private developments to public space. You will envision future urban and architectural scenarios, according to complex dynamics and evolving requirements. [+]

Best Part time Master Degrees in Visual Design. Envision. Adapt. Change. Cities are experimental laboratories where humans formulate and refine responses to our basic needs: for shelter, relationships, movement, commerce. In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you will learn strategies for transforming a city, from private developments to public space. You will envision future urban and architectural scenarios, according to complex dynamics and evolving requirements. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in urban planning and/or architecture, as well as those who have a first-level degree in economics, humanities, social sciences, communication, or other related disciplines. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Learn how to apply appropriate research and design methodologies to urban and architectural design projects Design projects from start to finish, using a systematic sequence of steps relating to form, structure, technology, and aesthetics. Conceive of, propose, and realize a research and design presentation at a professional level, selecting the best communication strategy and languages for a multicultural audience. Program In the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, you’ll learn to envision transformations of urban spaces. You’ll have a chance to propose innovative solutions to problems in the fields of contemporary architecture, landscape design, and urban planning. And you’ll come to understand the changing role of architects and urban designers in different contexts. The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders support students through individual coaching and project mentorship. The Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program has a unique structure among Domus Academy programs: It begins with two courses, followed by four workshops. It continues with the internship and concludes with a final master’s project. Courses In the courses, you will study critical research methods, design theory, strategic thinking, and historical and contemporary design practices—all within the broader context of urban and architectural design studies. You will then explore a broad range of methods, tools, and topics that define contemporary urban and architectural projects, examining the relationships between design practices and the cultures and contexts they serve. Workshops Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work in cooperation with leading companies on projects from concept to design, from micro to macro. You will also analyze your projects from an economic, marketing, social, and anthropological point of view. Some possible workshop challenges include the following: Develop a strategic vision for solving a specific urban issue, moving from a specific intervention to applications within a wider framework. Investigate the relationships between architecture and urban planning and related fields of study, such as product design, interaction design, and communication design. Experiment with cross-disciplinary languages, techniques, and modalities. Design parts of open spaces that are part of a natural or extra-urban context or that are placed in urban gaps. Critically evaluate the landscape elements that need to be maintained, re-designed, or regenerated; formulate a project proposal that considers spatial complexity, social and cultural implications, and environmental and energetic issues. Develop a proposal for an architectural intervention, taking into consideration the elements that make up the urban space around architecture, including physical, cultural, economic, and social factors. Final Project Working under the guidance of industry professionals if they choose, students must research and write a final report on a topic of their choice, optionally illustrated with 3D models. Students explore the role of their own work within the larger context of the field, apply the theories and methods they learned during their course of studies, and demonstrate their level of technical skill. Students present their final project to company representatives. Internship There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. The internship is a chance for you to work onsite for a company or design studio in your field of interest—while applying all the strategies you learned in the classroom and in workshops. Alternatively, you can complete an intensive project in collaboration with a company on the Domus Academy campus. Either way, you’ll get an inside perspective on how your industry really works, and you can make important connections that will further your career. You complete your internship before your final project. 100% of our students participate in the internship, including non-EU students, who can extend their visas for up to one year to complete this portion of their studies. Companies Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies like these in their workshop projects and internships. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections. Companies include: Arup, Bayer MaterialScience, Castel Monastero, CNS spa (Tecnologia per l’ambiente), Hines Italia Srl, ING Real Estate Development Italy Srl, Legnolandia, Le Fonds Belval, Milano Metropoli Development Agency, MUVITA (Museo Vivo delle Tecnologie per l’Ambiente), Peverelli (Giardini e paesaggi d’autore), Prelios, Pirelli RE. Academic and institutional partners: California State University Florence, i2a international institute of architecture, the City of Milan. Accreditation Upon graduation from Domus Academy, you’ll earn a degree that’s recognized around Europe and the world—an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma. Our accreditation has helped Domus Academy build relationships with prestigious companies, so you have the chance to gain practical work experience during your course of study. An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers that you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team. Our accreditation also means that the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design program may go on to become architects, urban planners, urban designers, or project managers. They may work as consultants or staff members for architecture, engineering, or design studios; territory development agencies; departments of public/urban planning; nonprofit organizations; research centers; or real estate or construction companies. [-]

MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Part time 18 - 30  September 2017 China Suzhou

The MDes in Industrial Design 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 cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals. Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme, you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters, you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills You will be encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, with an emphasis on development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or be based on a more applied, industry-focused agenda. Modules • Framing design research • Methods for transdisciplinary design • Innovation by design • Advanced design visualisation and communication • Design research project (over two semesters). Additional learning activity modules Careers The MDes Industrial Design programme offers you a solid preparation for careers such as design practitioners and design managers, as well as for further studies on design-related PhD programmes. Fees RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as urban planning and design, architecture, geography, economics, management, environmental science, social or public policy. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

Master (MA) Communication Design

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

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores skills in strategic business thinking, market research, creativity and problem-solving and technology to offer innovative communication [+]

MA Communication Design

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores skills in strategic business thinking, market research, creativity and problem-solving and technology to offer innovative communication solutions.

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores advanced practice in contemporary communication design, from visual identity, publishing and design authorship, to marketing communications and social engagement.

This broad-ranging discipline is concerned not only with developing the message and its aesthetic, but also with creating new media channels to ensure the message reaches its target audience effectively.

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Master in Photography and Visual Design

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

The one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design, integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. [+]

The one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design ,integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Coursework is enriched by guided visits to research centers and performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. Workshops simulating real assignments in real technologically-equipped studios are conducted in collaboration with a network of partner companies and institutions and focus on various project areas from photography exhibitions to magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects. The second part of the program is dedicated to a period of internship at selected companies or institutions such as publishing companies, editorial offices, photo agencies, photo archives, museums, galleries, or photo studios that could help facilitate their entry into the job market. The combination of all these different aspects and approaches represent the tools through which this program prepares groundbreaking professionals to enter the world of photography, arts, and national and international communication. During the one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design, students have the opportunity to: Acquire a solid base of historical and cultural knowledge Develop the technical and practical skills necessary for success in national and international markets Learn a number of professional methods and presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment PROGRAM CURRICULUM: Project and Set Design (Exhibition), Photography (Magazine), Photo Editing, History of Photography, Theory of Image, Photography System, Computer Graphics, Photography Technics, Visual Studies The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Maste Degree (60CF) Career The one-year MA in Photography and Visual Design equips students with the necessary fundamentals to continue their studies or to enter the world of professional design and creative industries. This program is focused on training a wide variety of professionals who are involved in the production, management, and distribution of photographic images for both commercial objectives and artistic goals: Photographers in a variety of fields, including advertising, fashion, architecture, and the arts, curators and cultural operators, events managers for photographic exhibitions, festivals, fairs, and other cultural venues, Photo editors and image consultants for companies and publishing houses, Photo research specialists and archivists for image banks and stock photography agencies, Managers for cultural industries who are involved in the production and management of photographic materials Support The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2012 graduates. Internship & Placement NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Museion - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, Form Content Londra, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Oliviero Toscani Studio, Sotheby's Italia, Skira Editore, Associazione Viafarini, Artshow Edizioni, Careof Organization for Contemporary Art,Open Care [-]

Master of Design (MDes) Interaction Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus 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 Part time Master Degrees in Visual Design. 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 in Interior Design

Marconi University
Campus 12  October 2017 Italy Rome

The Master in Interior Design is meant for individuals interested in understanding contemporary interior design, taking into account several subjects like art, history of design, colorimetry and materials in a multidisciplinary perspective. [+]

The Master in Interior Design is meant for individuals interested in understanding contemporary interior design, taking into account several subjects like art, history of design, colorimetry and materials in a multidisciplinary perspective. In particular, the Master program provides professionals with the competence, responsibility, sensitivity to changeable modern needs and capability to control the entire planning process. Strategic planning and management skills together with the experimentation of creative and unconventional forms and solutions give the students the right instruments to balance the interplay between desire, images and essential practical needs. A student is granted a Master’s degree after successfully defending his or her final thesis in front of a panel of judges. Grading is based on a scale of 0-110; 66 is the passing grade and students who obtain full marks of 110 may also be awarded ‘summa cum laude’ (110 e lode). The final thesis of the Master’s program, intended to assess the technical, scientific and professional preparation and competences of the student, requires the completion, discussion and presentation of a written project work during the dissertation. Courses TECNIQUES FOR INTERIOR DESIGN HISTORY OF DESIGN AND FURNITURE ECODESIGN INTERIOR DESIGN LESSONS INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Learning Objectives The Master in Interior Design responds to the modern necessity of experiencing and living aesthetically pleasing and significant objects and places, capable of transmitting emotion and increasing the well-being of living spaces. In particular, the Master aims at training professionals capable of inserting themselves with competence and responsibility in the job market, sensitive to changing modern demands and able to control the entire design process. The Master’s examines all main aspects of design, both theoretical and above all applicative: all elements of design and creation will be discussed in depth. Outcomes and Professional Profile The Master program is structured to train professionals to meet the needs of internationally renowned interior designers, through an innovative approach combining theoretical knowledge with practical experiences. Virtual laboratories, case studies, lectures and testimonies given by experts in the field ensure a highly practical and operational approach which emphasizes the Italian creativity and management system which made the fashion sector an excellence in the world. The knowledge and skills acquired during the Master program enable students to work in the furnishings and decorations industry, in different retail outlets or in professional offices specialized in the sector. The interior designer works in close contact with architectural firms. He/she is competent in different sectors: interior design of houses, offices, set design, hotels, conference centers and luxury stores.centers and luxury stores. [-]

Master in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online 2 - 3  September 2017 USA San Francisco

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. [+]

Best Part time Master Degrees in Visual Design. The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. Communication, collaboration, and time management skills are emphasized throughout the program to ensure graduates are acclimated to the intense professional culture that awaits them. MFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Present an original thesis concept worthy of the MFA degree Demonstrate the feasibility of the thesis project Produce a professional-standard project, with topical content for the industry, showcasing technical and artistic ability. Technical Skills Demonstrate facility with animation technology and software. Presentation Skills Clearly discuss work and workflow process with a review committee, using industry terminology. Effectively pitch ideas to the review committee Create visually compelling, professional quality presentation materials Preproduction Skills (Project Development) Execute projects that demonstrate attention to: research, analytical thinking, detail, flexibility in problem solving, and revision. Collaboration Collaborate effectively to produce creative projects Professional Readiness Present a comprehensive demo reel / portfolio demonstrating professional-level achievement of specialty skills Demonstrate accountability for planning complex projects, prioritizing tasks and meeting project milestones. Document project workflow. Specialty Skills: Traditional Animation Demonstrate strong drawing skills and facility with anatomy, proportion, figure, animals, perspective, color and design, and composition Develop visual stories that support comedic or dramatic situations Stage stories through effective camera placement choices Draw convincing characters, layouts, storyboards, and animatics Apply the principles of animation to create animated movement and performances Specialty Skills: Storyboarding Demonstrate strong drawing skills and facility with composition, and color and design Create value studies that set the mood for each scene, applying an understanding of light source. Demonstrate continuity in visual storytelling through effective camera placement choices Specialty Skills: 3D Animation Apply the major principles of animation Create pieces that showcase expression and emotion Stage stories through effective camera placement choices Specialty Skills: Modeling Convincingly model forms in 3-dimensions that demonstrate a thorough understanding of anatomy and sculptural form. Display a range of modeling skill sets including hard surfaces and organic. Create textures that will be applied to the surface of models. Produce industry-standard turnarounds and wireframes Specialty Skills: Visual Effects Design digital effects that meet the needs of the imagery. Create believable images by combining elements from different sources Compose shots for narrative power Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to: Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design. Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge. Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field. Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products. Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

Master in Global Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus January 2017 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 solid professional response, keeping with the demands of the current market. Objectives 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. The course is a way to improve professional profiles that are performing in a particular discipline (product or fashion design, communication, interior design or marketing and business) by expanding their knowledge and skills, and facilitating the contact or even the development of projects within other design disciplines. In some cases, students will also acquire insights and knowledge of their fields of specialization. A chance to stay current in latest trends of their specialities and an opportunity to face new perspective through discussion with lecturers and professional colleagues. Acknowledgement of different project approaches, new work methods; conceptual, technical or material aspects that will make easier to collaborate with other designers or teams. At the same time, their own professional practice will be enriched. To provide an opportunity to research in fields that students have never approached, as well as in hybrid fields, bringing knowledge that will enhance the critical eye turning it a starting point to build new innovative proposals. Methodology Students will work intensively together with the teaching staff in sessions where different typologies will be combined. The curse lecturers, who are prestigious active professionals, transmit the most recent contents from their own everyday experiences. In order to properly develop the learning process of the course and guarantee a global design experience, the study plan has been conceived through the combination of different work methods: THEORETICAL LESSONS Professors will introduce different subjects that will not only provide methodological knowledge but also analyse practices and cases. To reinforce knowledge acquisition, the teaching staff will monitor the development of research and analysis projects through in-person tutorials. TRANSVERSAL TOOLS Students will be trained in using transversal tools that will back the whole design project, regardless of the field they will apply it to. IMMERSIONS IN DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES The methodology of IED Barcelona is based on the concept of “learning-by-doing”, by which students consolidate knowledge acquisition through the practice and experience in problem-solving and real professional challenges. With this philosophy in mind, students will be part of intensive two-week immersions in different design disciplines. In the first week there will be conferences, lectures and theoretical contents on the discipline. They will hear the voices of different professionals who will show their own work and offer their perspective on a particular subject related to the discipline. Students will develop their own research project on the topic. Once the theoretical immersion is over, students will go into a practice immersion in workshops where they will develop projects under the monitoring of a professor. During this process, while projecting ideas and experimenting with materials in the search for innovative solutions, they will put the acquired theoretical and technical knowledge into practice. This will enable them to gain in-depth knowledge and boost their personal approach. VISITS TO STUDIOS AND WORKSHOPS The opportunity of an enriching experience: a chance to gain first-hand knowledge about the reality of design, through visits to workshops, shops and spaces that have become benchmarks in design in Barcelona, discussing with designers in their own studios. To be in contact with the real market helps students to relate the contents provided during the Master with the reality of professional practice. MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT As consolidation of the new knowledge acquired during the course, students have to develop a Master’s Final Project, where all the experiences of the course will come together. Working in teams students are required to develop a whole global design process, from research to the final project presentation. This project is based on a real commission and developed in collaboration with a company. Student profile Graduates in any design discipline, architects, visual artists, professionals in the fields of marketing and communication. The Master in Global Design is conceived for professionals and recent graduates interested in developing their career in design projects of global nature with a multidisciplinary and transversal perspective; product, fashion, communication, interior designers or professionals in other disciplines who want to update their knowledge and acquire competences in other design areas beside their speciality. The course is also open to professionals in architecture and visual arts, and also in the fields of marketing, communication or business predisposed to acknowledge tools that enable them to include a global view of design in their previous knowledge. Requirements Applicants for the Master in Global Design should present a portfolio with their work. After having evaluated the portfolio, the prospective students will have a personal interview with the coordinators. Career opportunities Participants will be qualified to join different kinds of projects with tools that help them to interpret from an overall perception of design. They will be able to face the challenges posed by the current design market, broadening their knowledge to work with multidisciplinary teams and coordinate projects in which design is approached from a transversal perspective comprising different disciplines. They will be enabled to work in some of these areas / functions: Management of design projects, both in their own studios and small, medium or large companies; start up different types of business and new projects. Creative design direction. Incorporation in interdisciplinary design teams. Duration and frequency: Frequency: 6 months Timetable: Monday to Friday from 6.30 p.m to 10.30 p.m. [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art - Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA)

Aalto University
Campus August 2017 Finland Espoo

Visual Culture and Contemporary Art focuses on tutoring students to develop and contextualize their own artistic, curatorial or theoretical work. It is open to artists and practitioners with different backgrounds. [+]

Best Part time Master Degrees in Visual Design. Visual Culture and Contemporary Art focuses on tutoring students to develop and contextualize their own artistic, curatorial or theoretical work. It is open to artists and practitioners with different backgrounds. The program explores new forms of artistic production and professional agency within the broader field of contemporary art and visual culture. Theory and practice are tightly interwoven, and emphasis is put on developing each student’s artistic, curatorial and theoretical thinking. The program has two majors: Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) and Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA). The ViCCA major works through four focus areas: Sites, Senses and Situations; Words and Spaces; Beings and Things, and CuMMA, of which CuMMA is also a separate major. The CuMMA major focuses on the professional skills needed for curating and mediating art. In both majors some of the courses are also available for the students of the other major. Goal of education (Learning outcomes) ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) is a two-year major, which connects the worlds of art and non-art. Central for the program are new and emergent professional practices, which are born and developed in this new space of cultural production. In the major, art is made and new professional agencies are explored within the broader field of visual culture. Aalto University offers a very good multi-scholarly context for this. The art of our times works increasingly in interaction with research, planning, activism and public debate. The goal of the ViCCA major is to explore and develop systematically these new territories and modes of artistic work. Art in supermarkets, art claiming parks and experiments of artistic research are, for example, central for many artists of today. This motivates having teachers in the program not just from the arts but also from e.g. philosophy, social sciences and urban research. Sensing, experientiality, and experimentality have a key role in the studies as methods of gaining knowledge and creating art. The strong theoretical base together with a multi-artistic framing of creative work gives concrete tools for working in many new professions in contemporary society in addition to those in the fields of art, production and culture. Students also learn literacy and skills in other arts than the one they originally were experts in. The program offers holistic views and skills on how to extract knowledge out of professional experience. The Major is tailored for artists and professionals of arts and scholarship who want to develop their own professional agency and broaden their way of looking at the world and its phenomena by using artistic tools. It offers a study path for students to reflect on their professional role in new ways through arts and visual culture. The Major offers great opportunities to develop research abilities and a sense and taste for artistic and critical thinking. For artists, the program offers an opportunity to broaden their professional identity and to create new ways of working, and new forms of professionalism. ViCCA Major learning outcomes: Content outcomes: Students learn to rethink and reshape their relation to the world and lived environment through artistic means Students have a wide understanding of contemporary and emerging artistic practices Students comprehend visual culture beyond the visible and theory beyond the academic Students have a creative understanding of the possibilities of art as a tool in social contexts and environments Skill outcomes: Students learn to enrich their competence in their own practice, media or field Students learn to reflect on their own practice in relation to those of other fields Students acquire an experimental attitude and tools for utilizing it Students have concrete experience of projects where theoretical thinking and artistic practice merge Academic skills: Students have comprehensive research skills, which prepare them also for doctoral studies Education content Studying in ViCCA consists of theory workshops, experimental laboratories, concrete projects and a thesis. In the Major here are four different modules for advanced special studies: Sites, Senses and Situations, Words and Spaces, Beings and Things, and Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (CuMMA), of which CuMMA is also a separate major. The student can build her/his package of studies quite freely, choosing from different modules, or just focusing on one. Advanced Special Studies Sites, Senses and Situations offers a framework for exploring and discussing our lived environment, focusing on sensory perception and issues related to space, site and social context. Spaces and environments are studied through artistic practices from both contextual and experiential points of view. We observe our environment on multiple levels and seek to actively engage with it. Interventions in public spaces and institutions, participatory projects and spatial experiments are among the methods used. Through our multidisciplinary approach we encourage students to explore new forms of artistic practice and collaboration. Words and Spaces views theory beyond the academic and as something embedded within artworks. How can philosophy, adventures in artistic research, and working hands on with words and images be newly relevant in the changing world we live in? We experiment with the materiality, transparency and metaphorics of language and explore especially its role and potentials in contemporary art and artistic research. Criticism, fiction, experimental writing and textual performance are among the methods we use in exploring the margins, boundaries and contexts of artistic work. Beings and Things provides a platform for discussion and investigations into how we might rethink and reshape our connections to the living world – as part of that world. We probe, for example, the intersections of objects, microbes, resonances, human and non-human life forms. We focus on inter-relational and sensorial levels of life and on phenomena that are not necessarily consciously observed or sensed. We might talk about “aesthetics of atmosphere” and “sense-sphere”. Beings and Things trains the students to become facilitators of new modes of creative/artistic practice ranging from building to breathing, from fermentation to fragmentation. Curating, Managing and Mediating Art, CuMMA, provides a structure for reflection and acting, learning and organizing in art institutions and the public sphere. We aim to explore possibilities to understand and shift the paradigms of contemporary art and the world around us. Thus we understand curating, educating and organizing as ways of being active, of creating relations and of being open for unexpected encounters, thoughts and knowledges. The Major offers its student a broad variety of minor studies, which are available in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and other schools of Aalto University. This combination of design, media, economics and technology as a part of the visual culture and contemporary art The Major opens up new professional career paths. Career opportunities Students that graduate from the program can work in a variety of already existing professions in the field of arts and culture. Besides this, the program encourages students to build their own creative positions and professional agencies in the multi-faceted, constantly changing and multi-disciplinary world. The students who have a background outside of visual culture and contemporary art enrich their own fields of expertise with a new point of view – and a broad array of new methods of working with it. Titles Students graduating from the ViCCA programme may work as artists, producers, researchers, scholars, third sector activists and in think tanks – and in a range of new professions yet to be imagined. Internationalisation The Major is international and the main language of teaching is English. The Major is well connected to international networks, which are constantly built up and developed. Through these networks students have a possibility to do a training abroad or to study a part of their diploma in other countries with the help of exchange agreements. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art; Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) apply in the Master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The students are selected through a two-part examination, of which portfolios form part 1, and interviews/presentation part 2. Criteria for selection are skills and background knowledge, suitability for the program and the field of work the program is built for, and suitability for university studies. [-]

Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus 10  November 2017 Italy Milan

The graphic design field is constantly developing. The professional areas and their specializations, the communication market and the companies work in, rise and evolve are speedly changing, as well as the technological scenario. The Master trains professionals able to properly manage a team, effective in managing an integrated work flow. A professional who can build, manage and finalize a visual communication project: from strategy, to concept, up to the most correct realization for press or social media. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Target - As a matter of fact, the Master course is addressed to all those who studied communication, graphics and design and are looking for an advanced training to work in the field of graphics with ability and professionalism. Methedology and structure - The Master course - with its 10-month duration (7 months in classroom + 3 for stage/field project) and part time attendance - trains professionals in the communication field by developing managerial skills and a project culture rooted in the design history. But, most of all, it provides a method, a structure, and a process organized in a managerial way. The master consists of three steps. The first step is aimed at acquiring the knowledge concerning the communication project culture, at strengthening the technical-instrumental skills, and at developing the basic research through a frontal teaching methodology, guided project lab and individual study. The teaching is assigned to experts and professionals of the different disciplines. The second step of the pathway aims at managing the communication project in all its steps and takes place in collaboration with companies and/or external organizations. The last step of the Master course includes the stage/field project. Stages are realized as individual work periods - in Italy or eventually abroad – in one of the companies collaborating with IED. They last at least 3 months and allow the students to apply the developed tools and knowledge in a concrete experience by measuring with the professional procedure. Alternatively to the stage, the students can be involved in a Field Project. It consists of a consultancy/cooperation project realized by a group of students led by a teacher who acts as project tutor, and lasts at least 3 months. The teacher supports the team during the management of the relationships with the company-customer, during the project development and during the final realization and presentation of the results to the company as in a real professional situation. In the previous editions, students' projects have been developed in collaboration with:Fiat, Ferrero, Speedo, BMW, Nivea, Vodafone, RCS Sport, Garmin, ENI, Unipol, Heineken, Cantine Ferrari. [-]

Interior Design - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus January 2017 Italy Rome

Interior design requires detailed knowledge of history, art, sociology, psychology, materials science, adequate training on regulations, systems and functional needs of the buyers. The goal of the Master in Interior Design is preparing professional to develop the various stages of a project, ranging from concept to completion of a product (from industrial design to the living space) assessing all the aspects of a project. The teaching methodology starts from the history of design and market (strategy & business) to the concept of a project characterized by a strong identity and the real chance of being carried out. [+]

Best Part time Master Degrees in Visual Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Entry Requirements: This Master must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities. Admission is subject to interview, presentation of CV and portfolios. Methodology and structure: The methodology of the Master in Interior Design is based on the project, with the participation of companies and professional firms whose representatives work as part of the faculty of the course. The Master in Design offers a training programme that, by integrating the methodological, technical and design aspects, gives participants the opportunity to enhance a complete professional approach, declinable and valid in various fields of work. The teaching methodology leads to concrete project experiences and a permanent research on themselves, with the aim of creating a strong and distinguishable identity. The Master in Interior Design is designed on the basis of a learning/teaching model reflecting the organizational structure of a design firm, serving as a context in which the multiplicity of prior knowledge represents a value. The tutor has a role of mediation and supports learning process while the student is an active part in the construction of his own skills especially those related to design world. All other disciplines, such as strategy, project communication, business and communication technology graft organically onto multiple project experiences. Teaching methodology is divided into a methodological phase, a design phase and a final moment of synthesis. In all the three phases, lessons include workshops aimed at building and sharing experiences and projects with students. The methodology phase is aimed at preparing students to moments of research and concepts in order to define the objectives and the real value of the project. A fundamental aspect of the course is the study of composition’s principles. The design phase of the Workshops allows students to get to the heart of the topics and catch the specificities of each subject (product design, interior design, landscape design) by providing the tools to become more familiar with the project. This is the point at which the methodological phase finds application in the practical sphere. The last phase is based on the development of the final project, a moment of synthesis of all the lessons where students develop the insights experienced during the course, always led by supervisors who guide them on this journey. At the end of the course, practitioners will be able to manage the complexity and coordinate the design project through an integrated approach including creative, cultural, productive, marketing and communication aspects. The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as an Academic Master Level I [-]

Master in Visual Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus 15  October 2017 Italy Milan

From identity to editorial design, from information graphics to digital communication: the designer is called on to take care of all the graphic and visual aspects in the communication process. The programme of the Master’s course caters for the complexity of this scenario and allows profound experiences in the various areas of graphic design. The programme develops in an ongoing relation among these disciplines... [+]

From identity to editorial design, from information graphics to digital communication: the designer is called on to take care of all the graphic and visual aspects in the communication process. The programme of the Master’s course caters for the complexity of this scenario and allows profound experiences in the various areas of graphic design. The programme develops in an ongoing relation among these disciplines in order to promote a higher level of professionalism and enhance the technical proficiency of the designers. The studio classes draw up the students’ design thinking and their graphic abilities by reproducing the challenging dynamics which are peculiar to the professional practice. Format, layout and composition, typography and visual elements are closely investigated as key elements of the language of the graphic representation. The plan of studies includes advanced training into all the professional tools and up-to-date technologies. ADMISSION Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Advertising or their equivalents and students from Fine Arts Academies with graphic orientation; candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field. The program has a limited number of places available. Applicants will be admitted upon selection based on the student’s CV, portfolio and on an interview. DURATION The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises, internship and individual study. INTERNSHIP At the end of lessons, students start a three-month internship at companies or professional firms in the field. LANGUAGE The Master’s course is held in English. QUALIFICATION After passing the final exam, eligible students will obtain a Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. [-]

Master of Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The Estonian Academy of Arts offers a Master's programme in Design and Crafts, delivered in English. The students enter a common programme but also select a discipline: ceramics, glass art and design, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, leather art and accessory design, or fashion design. [+]

Best Part time Master Degrees in Visual Design. The Estonian Academy of Arts' two-year Design and Crafts MA programme prepares students for professional practice and helps them identify their own positions as artists — within their communities, society, design field, global economy, natural environment and other contexts. The programme provides students with as many real-world, hands-on situations as possible by giving them access to practising professionals and diverse opportunities. The programme also develops and changes with the students. With each new group, we start with roundtable discussions to find out what you actually want. What experiences do you value? What is the focus of your interests? What are your professional dreams? The students enter a common programme but also select a specialisation. Students who commence studies in the Design and Crafts programme will remain closely connected with their chosen discipline. Regardless of the specialisation, the MA programme focuses on collaboration. This includes group tasks that cross disciplines, where students with different backgrounds and study experience work together. A significant part of the coursework takes the form of workshops (supervised by international lecturers), which aim to break routine and provide inspiration. Design and Crafts specialisations: ceramics glass art and design jewellery and blacksmithing textile design leather art and accessory design fashion design Material-based design and craft disciplines have a unique outlook and philosophy, and the Estonian Academy of Arts is one the few places in the world where it is possible to study in some of these fields at the MA level. Each MA graduate should be the best in the world in something — whether this be in producing an ingenious product, having a unique artistic position or demonstrating in-depth, materials-based research. The Design and Crafts MA programme is also an ideal entry point for international students wishing to continue their studies in the EAA doctoral programme. Tuition per year: 1500 EUR / 1640 USD ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Application (submitted through Dream Apply by May 1st) 50€ application fee (paid via bank transfer) Bachelor’s degree Official transcript of records (translated into Estonian, English or Russian and notarised) Proof of English proficiency: FCE or CAE, IELTS 5.5+ or TOEFL 70+ Copy of the data page of your passport or ID card CV A relevant portfolio (for your chosen specialisation) Essay about your Master’s thesis project or vision Interview [-]

International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus September 2017 Switzerland Basel

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of <strong>Swiss Graphic Design</strong> 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 PhD 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 trinational 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. Both Master programs are based on the following assessment: In the context of the digital flood of images, expanded qualifications are required. A design practice based purely on craftsmanship or technical skills no longer meets the demands of visual communication, nor does a reflection on visual messages entirely derived from theory. Connecting design practice with iconic- and media theory, generates new qualifications in the conception and design of visual messages for the context of a current, digitalized, iconic communication. International Master of Design UIC/HGK 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. Students are matriculated and registered at UIC with classes being held at the FHNW/HGK Visual Communication Institute in Basel. Graphic Design, Visual Communication and Media Design, give visual form to messages that become a part of our everyday lives. Although these disciplines contribute to the much discussed "image flood" in today’s societies, we find implicit knowledge about the meaning of images, the process of creating them and their media references of extreme importance. It is on this central theme that the MDes is focused. Therefore, the goal of the program is the deepening of process-oriented design skills through project oriented design work with enhanced analytical competence in image theory and the media sciences. Key Issues The international partnership between UIC and the HGK Basel generates a variety of opportunities for the participants of the program, such as international internships, studying in a foreign cultural environment, and an international group of students and professors. The unique methodology of The Basel School of Design, its tradition and its focus make the MDes program an extraordinary opportunity to achieve a high level of practical and theoretical design competence. The MDes program is involved in the current discussions of the internationally oriented design practice and its issues of design research. In combination with the strong practical background of The Basel School of Design, graduate students are given the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of discourse concerning image theory and design-oriented research. This can be found through our close collaboration with the Swiss Design Network (SDN) and eikones, The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Iconic Criticism – The Power and Meaning of Images" Duration of Study
/Costs 4 semesters/120 ECTS
/60 US Credit Points. The master’s thesis is integrated into the fourth semester.
 Language of instruction: English Tuition MDes: USD $12’500.– per semester Accredited by the British Skill Funding Agency (PCDL listed institution). Application Dead Line The Master’s Program in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and the International Master in Design begin in September 2017. The application deadline for our MDes is March 31, 2017. Submitting applications in advance of this deadline is encouraged. [-]

Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus 10  January 2017 Italy Florence

The master in Graphic Design offers a path that is developed in a continuous relation between different fields, integrating the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. Particular attention will be given to the New Media aspects and to the new frontiers of web communication, in order to create professional figures capable of acting within an evolving scenario. The Graphic Designer figure, today, is particularly dynamic; being not only an expert in Visual Languages, but also a director of Communication Strategies based on the sign that is expressed on physical support in both real locations and virtual environments. The Graphic Designer works in Advertisement and Communication Companies, in Web Agencies, in Publishing Houses or as a Freelancer in his own facility; he is able to interact with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility. This professional figure, in fact, has the necessary tools to keep updated and anticipate the times, offering innovative solutions to his clients. [+]

Best Part time Master Degrees in Visual Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Graphic Design aims to fill the gap that is often created between available study paths and the ever-more demanding professional world, particularly in terms of acquired experiences and skills. Target The master is tailored for graduates or professionals in the areas of Graphics, Architecture, Design, Fine Arts and Advertising. Participants with an adequate (two years) experience in the fields of management, communication, marketing, public relations or visual communications (graphic, product, interior, advertising, photography, web or social) are also welcome. Method and Structure The Master has a complete and articulate program thanks to a balanced didactic structure, organized in three main areas: Cultural, Tools and Techniques and Project. The Cultural area's main objectives include the acquisition of notions and an effective method of communication of several types of projects. This area includes lectures, classes, workshops and individual studies. The second area of Tools and Techniques aims at the application of graphic design in diverse contexts with particular attention to developing areas (video, social communication, mobile UI/UX, interface design and digital publishing). The Project area is mainly practical and strategic and aims at the complete management of a communication project in all of its phases in collaboration with companies or other external partners. Lessons and classes are all structured as working briefs and workshops. Participants will work on the basis of real briefs which are inserted from the start in a context that reconstructs the dynamics of working companies and studio in multiple contexts such as communication studios, companies or visual departments within institutions. Professors are selected from experts and professionals in the respective fields of teaching. [-]