Masters Degree in Visual Design

Top 43 Masters Programs in Visual Design 2017/2018

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.

Master Degree in Visual Design

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Master's Degree In Visual Design

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10  September 2017 Italy Milan

Ten extraordinary months. Ten great classroom lessons a month, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. If the world is a geography of communicating vessels, what tools do we need to be sure that messages are not lost on the road? Visual design is the discipline of designing large streams of information and content. Every sign follows a reaction. At each step, it follows an exchange. The important thing is that they are constructive, correct and interesting. [+]

Master Degrees in Visual Design. Ten extraordinary months. Ten great classroom lessons a month, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Because? If the world is a geography of communicating vessels, what tools do we need to be sure that messages are not lost on the road? Visual design is the discipline of designing large streams of information and content. Every sign follows a reaction. At each step, it follows an exchange. The important thing is that they are constructive, correct and interesting. Professional Opportunities Visual designers find employment in those areas where businesses relate to a public, such as news agencies, product companies, startups. And of course in the design and communications industry, freelance, or in the galaxy of local and international graphic and branding, advertising, digital and service design agencies and agencies. From the interface of a cash machine to TV subscriptions, from biscuit packs to excessive speed fines, from the newspapers we read to the events we participate in, to the stockings we wear, the world is a great project opportunity mine. Who is The course is aimed at designers who have first degree degrees and / or professional experience in graphics, image, communication, product and editorial topics, and in general to all those who think That communication is a good professional choice and a strong individual growth tool. This is a Master for those who think the details make the difference... [-]

Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12  January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising program investigates the role of the fashion stylist—one who selects the clothing for fashion editorials, advertisements, music videos, etc.—alongside the role of the visual merchandiser, one who creates three-dimensional fashion displays to provide customers with fresh in-store experiences. The program proposes merging these two roles to create a new professional profile: that of the “visual fashion brand communicator,” who directs the visual communication of a fashion brand. [+]

Look. Select. Combine. The Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising program investigates the role of the fashion stylist—one who selects the clothing for fashion editorials, advertisements, music videos, etc.—alongside the role of the visual merchandiser, one who creates three-dimensional fashion displays to provide customers with fresh in-store experiences. The program proposes merging these two roles to create a new professional profile: that of the “visual fashion brand communicator,” who directs the visual communication of a fashion brand. As you study to become a visual fashion brand communicator, you will learn to convey a brand’s identity and values through visual storytelling tools and create a compelling visual language for the brand. You’ll analyze visual merchandising strategies—window displays, floor plans—for showrooms, concept stores, monobrand stores, and department stores. During your year at Domus Academy, you will develop your own theoretical, analytical, and practical approach toward issues related to a specific segment of the fashion styling and visual merchandising field. And you’ll gain direct experience working with top professionals and prestigious brands. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in fashion design, design, photography, architecture, communication, or other related disciplines. It is also aimed at young professionals who work in the fields of industrial design and journalism, and at those who work in the media offices of fashion, fashion styling, or visual merchandising companies. Owners of fashion studios and companies may also enroll to improve their skills in fashion styling and visual merchandising. Outcome During this degree program,... [-]

Master in Photography and Visual Design

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

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

Master Degrees in Visual Design. 5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN. Deadline: May 12 The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. Your workshops will take place in studios equipped with the latest equipment and technologies. In collaboration with partner companies and institutions, faculty will give you assignments that simulate real-world projects. Workshops focus on a range of areas, including photography exhibitions, photography magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects. During the final phase of the program, you’ll complete a period of internship at a selected company or institution, such as a publishing company, editorial office, photo agency, photo archive, museum, gallery, or photo studio. There, you have a chance to make connections and gain practical knowledge that will facilitate your entry into the world of photography, visual arts, and communication. You’ll learn professional presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment, and you’ll develop the technical and practical skills you need to succeed as a photographer/visual designer in national and international markets. The Master in Photography and Visual Design program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Master’s degree (60 CFs). Curriculum Project and Set Design, Photography (Magazines), Photo Editing, History of Photography,... [-]

Master's Degree In Design

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master's study program in design is enhancing scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. [+]

PRESENTATION The study program Master in Design It is enhancing the scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. This program combines new paradigms of social design, entrepreneurship, biomimetics and ecology, covering potentially either side of Product Design wants to shed design Editorial, depending on the specific training interest of the student. Careers The Masters in Design will be able to integrate research and technological development teams (R & D) in the design process with industry, workshops and services; integrating scientific research teams in the areas of Product Design or Communication Design as well as in related fields; qualify for access to other branches of postgraduate training at the level of the 3rd cycle, or functions that may require a higher education, including the teaching of different levels. [-]

MPhil in Visual Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. [+]

Master Degrees in Visual Design. MPhil in Visual Studies Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. The emphasis on philosophical aesthetics gives Visual Studies at Lingnan a unique profile, as does the emphasis on cognitive approaches to film, museum studies, art and well-being and Chinese art. For more information about our department, please visit http://www.ln.edu.hk/visual/. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2017 to 26 January 2018. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79... [-]

MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30  September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

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... [-]

Master in Animation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time November 2017 Italy Milan

The spread of the Internet and digital media led to an increase of international production and distribution of content made in animation, advertising, TV series and specials, feature films, but also short films and docu-fiction. [+]

Master Degrees in Visual Design. The spread of the Internet and digital media led to an increase of international production and distribution of content made in animation, advertising, TV series and specials, feature films, but also short films and docu-fiction. Significant is also the growing demand in the fields of games, animation productions cross and transmedia, special effects for movies and television productions. The Master in Animation Design offers the possibility to fit into one of these professional sectors: in independent production companies, research and design consultancies, service agencies, internal structures of broadcasters, specialized departments of publishing houses. Career opportunities - The Animation Designer can fit into the professional field of animation production, cross and transmedia. The Master guarantees a highly qualifying expertise for profiles such as Concept Artist, Character Designer, Ambient Designer, Storyboard Artist; Character Animator 2D; Character Animator 3D; Production Assistant; Compositor. Target - The Master in Animation Design welcomes students with an Honours degree or diploma of I level or equivalent in Illustration, CG Animation and academic disciplines or a diploma awarded by schools of specialization within comics and animation design. It also welcomes professionals, with at least two-year experience, interested in gaining a greater degree of specialization. Methodology and Structure - The Master in Animation Design aims to consolidate and upgrade skills in animation concept design with a focus on the topics, contents and styles that characterize the current production. It identifies some points related to the evolution of the production work flow, presented by larger... [-]

Master of Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time August 2018 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. [+]

The two-year Design & 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 our students actually want. What experiences do they value? What is the focus of their interests? What are their professional dreams? The students enter a common programme but also select a specialisation. Students who study in the Design & Crafts programme remain closely connected with their chosen discipline. Regardless of the specialisation, the MA programme focuses on collaboration. This includes group tasks that cross disciplines, so that students with different backgrounds and study experience work together. A significant part of the coursework takes place in the form of workshops (supervised by international lecturers), which aim to break routine and provide inspiration. Design & Crafts specialisations: ceramics glass art and design jewellery and blacksmithing textile design leather art and 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... [-]

Master in Interior Design - Master di Primo Livello

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

The goal of the Master in Interior Design is preparing professional to develop the different steps 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. [+]

Master Degrees in Visual Design. The goal of the Master in Interior Design is preparing professional to develop the different steps 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. Career opportunities - The designer can carry out his profession as a freelancer or working in design firms, companies’ creative department or communication agencies, being able to manage the complexity and coordinate the project design through an integrated approach involving creative, cultural, productive, marketing and communication aspects. The course is recognised as a 1st Level Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) that is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). Target - The master in Interior Design is the right specialisation for graduates in Design, Architecture or related fields, who want to enrich their experience in design, but also for professionals with proven experience. 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... [-]

Master in Design and Visual Culture

IADE
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Portugal Lisbon + 1 more

In the Master program in Design and Visual Culture students learn to effectively transform content into impactful visual objects, in a professional approach to clearly present to contemporary audiences. Students discover and practice elements of the visual design process, from conception to research to the development of dynamic visual content. The program is based on the facilities of IADE: Print Lab, Media Lab and Photo Lab. [+]

In the Master program in Design and Visual Culture students learn to effectively transform content into impactful visual objects, in a professional approach to clearly present to contemporary audiences. Students discover and practice elements of the visual design process, from conception to research to the development of dynamic visual content. The program is based on the facilities of IADE: Print Lab, Media Lab and Photo Lab. We have professors with businesses’ expertise and professors with a PhD in design leading this program. The master is divided mostly in Visual Culture projects and Graphic Design projects and we also have a 4 weeks’ unit in Identity Design taught by Domus Academy. International Experience In addition to the partnership with Domus Academy, by being a part of the largest global group of Higher Education - Laureate International Universities, IADE brings to its students global insight with a local perspective, creating a truly multicultural career-oriented learning experience. The preparation of IADE students aims at making them the Global Professionals of the future, equipping them with all the tools they need to achieve professional success anywhere in the world. Real-World Business Experience During the Master’s course, students will have constant contact with the professional world, both through seminars with renowned leaders and professionals, workshops, projects with companies and immersion in the School Agency. Syllabus 1st Year 1st Semester COURSES HOURS ECTS Visual Culture Project 60 9 Typography 30 6 Photography 30 6 Art and Visual Culture 30 6 Research Methodology 30 3 2nd Semester... [-]

International Master of Design

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

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

Master Degrees in Visual Design. 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... [-]

Master in Graphic Design - Focus on New Media

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10  February 2018 Italy Florence

The Master in Graphic Design integrates the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. [+]

The Master in Graphic Design integrates the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. Particular attention is given to the new media 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. Career opportunities - The Graphic Designer works in advertisement and communication companies, web agencies, 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. Target - The Master is tailored for graduates or professionals in graphic, architecture, design, fine arts and advertising. Participants with a professional (two years minimum) experience in the fields of management, communication, marketing, public relations or visual communications (graphic, product, interior, advertising, photography, web or social) are also welcome. Methodology 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... [-]

Master in Design for 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Online & Campus Combined Full time April 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. [+]

Master Degrees in Visual Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH Digital fabrication opens up the gates towards the world of production so that almost anyone can design and build spaces, objects and devices. Designers and professionals whose work defines the objects that surround us can harness the advantages of digital fabrication in order to create new business opportunities and apply the benefits of new technologies to develop new solutions. The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. It is a test-bed that provides students with certain abilities and competences that build on their professional background, giving them the skills to design, develop and implement creative projects by using techniques such as 3D-printing and numerical control cutters. Objective To equip students with digital fabrication methodologies and tools in order to become key players in implementing this knowledge in different design areas, adding value to the corporate environment and to their careers. Students are also encouraged to develop critical judgement in order to decide how and when to implement different tools in an innovative way, and to understand the possibilities of applying digital fabrication in product design, interior decoration, fashion and visual communication, by identifying the best way to bring their ideas to fruition and by appraising their impact on business benefits. They will also learn how to use digital fabrication tools by combining creativity, management and entrepreneurial spirit within actual businesses, where the aim is... [-]

Graduate In Contemporary Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Brazil São Paulo

The Postgraduate course in Interior Design has based on the tradition of Italian Design at the same time promoting advanced innovative approaches aimed at improving the use of national market opportunities environments design as a whole. [+]

BECAUSE? With an innovative approach, the post thinks the spaces strategically and integrally, valuing creativity, identity and uniqueness. The classes, of a practical nature, involve the participants in experiments, considering aspirations of clients and users. FOR WHOM? Architects, designers and professionals who wish to deepen in the area of ​​projects for diverse spaces, that want to go well beyond well-known formulas of decoration, to embrace new practices in this newly regulated area and quite promising. HOW IS IT? Course participants will enhance the understanding of all the factors that should be considered during the design and planning of the Interior projects, as well as be prepared to manage their execution in all phases. COURSE The innovative approach of the postgraduate course in Interior Design of the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo starts from the redefinition of the previous knowledge of the students to avoid the practices of decorating or making up environments from well-known formulas, highlighting themselves as professionals . A faculty of great professionals brings a new set of concepts and tools to build projects of internal environments, valuing aspects such as creativity, identity and uniqueness. All this seeking to extract the best performances and develop the skills of each individual, generating experiences that will be the basis for their professional life. Colors, shapes, styles. The practical classes involve the participants in experiments with the objective of designing from briefings with a humanized vision, taking into account the aspirations of clients and users. Feasibility and sustainability... [-]

Master in Visual Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 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... [+]

Master Degrees in Visual Design. 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... [-]