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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

A Master’s degree of Industrial Design allows graduates to perform in different fields such as education, consulting or architecture design. It has the purpose of teaching design practice and thinking to be used as a management tool.

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Master in Design Management

University of Bridgeport
Campus 2 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Industrial Design 2017. Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. Design represents a valuable strategic asset – the tools and the processes to problem-solve and innovate. The management of that asset, the ability to understand, optimize, and steer that energy is becoming vital to an organization’s internal and external success. Category-leading companies like Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Bose, and Schick know this to be a marketable truth. The MPS in Design Management program at SASD is a two-year intensive program for design professionals of all disciplines. Courses are specifically tailored to real-world issues facing designers and are taught by leading design management professionals. The team-based assignments focus on practical and actionable problem solving, preparing students to immediately use the information and skills they learn. Design Managers who graduate from SASD leave with the core skills and tools to apply design thinking to solve the most pressing business issues of our time: sustainability, social responsibility, and profitability. About the program Design Management uses right brain processes to solve left brain problems. This is a screen grab of the top results of an online search for “design management.” There are more report-like documents than pretty designs, suggesting the outcome of a Design Management project is a report rather than an object. Design Management incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability. It produces and manages information, services, and experiences. DM advocates and promotes design as a key differentiator and driver of organizational success. Rethink expertise. It’s very easy to think that you are the expert on your own product. But that’s a myth: the true experts are your customers. Jamie Wong (Vayable) Design Management incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability. It produces and manages information, services, and experiences. DM advocates and promotes design as a key differentiator and driver of organizational success. DM links design, innovation, technology, management, and customers to provide a competitive advantage across the “triple bottom line”: social/cultural, environmental, and economic. Who are design managers? Design managers lead design firms and design teams in creative industries. Design managers are brand managers, creative directors, design directors, heads of design, design strategists, design researchers, and managers and executives responsible for making decisions on how design is used throughout an organization. Design department managers, brand managers, creative directors, design directors, heads of design, design strategists, design researchers, and managers and executives responsible for making decisions on how design is used in an organization. The importance of accurately perceiving and assessing quality Design managers work with and lead others to develop superior business solutions. To be an effective leader, it is necessary to have two things: a refined and elevated sense of excellence, and a refined and elevated sense of mediocrity (average, unremarkable). The best way to learn relative quality is to compare your work to others’ in your immediate environment, that is, comparing it to your classmates’ work. Our students learn about assessment, responsibility, and comparative, relative quality. By these means, you will be most able to improve the quality of your own thinking. [-]

Master in Design and Development of Vehicle Dynamics

University of Pavia
Campus 1 year October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan

The Programme has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. [+]

Now on board with offered internships: Automobili Lamborghini, Bridgestone, Danisi Engineering, Pagani Automobili, VI-grade, ZF, TRW The Programme has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. The Course provides students with special and specific competence in vehicle testing techniques, both virtually, through CAE, and experimentally on the real vehicle (on track and road). See the promotional video of the Programme: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TswNmoRgvx0 The training program, as an absolutely innovative element, includes, alongside frontal instruction, test sessions on the circuit of the Quattroruote Safe Driving Centre, during which the participants will be engaged at first hand in learning the techniques and methodologies used in testing, inspection, checks and fine tuning of the vehicle dynamic behavior. All the participants will take a specially designed course in Advanced Driving, oriented to the subsequent phase of testing and inspection on the circuit. The training program of the Course is completed, and this aspect also represents an innovation, by the use of a static simulator for developing vehicles in a virtual environment. The Programme is a full time, international, one-year course equivalent to 1,500 hours and to a total of 60 ECTS points, divided into frontal instruction at the University of Pavia, Palazzo Vistarino, practical exercises at the Quattroruote circuit (Vairano di Vidigulfo, Pavia), an internship period (equivalent to 24 ECTS points) at the main automotive companies, guided tours to facilities related to the course, seminars, study activities and individual preparation. The wide-ranging curriculum is made up of 8 teaching modules: Total Vehicle Design - total hours 150 - ECTS 6 Fundamental Driving Dynamics - total hours 100 - ECTS 4 Virtual Dynamics Design and Simulation - total hours 100 - ECTS 4 Materials and Structural Design - total hours 100 - ECTS 4 Propulsion: IC and Hybrid - total hours 50 - ECTS 2 Vehicle Dynamic Control - total hours 25 - ECTS 1 Total Vehicle Testing and Development - total hours 150 - ECTS 6 Biomechanics: Driver/Vehicle interactions - total hours 175 - ECTS 7 Advanced short courses included: Road/tire interaction: focus on grip/temperature and real time algorithms implementation in racing and for safety improvement. Innovative features in Vehicle Dynamics. Experimental workshop on objective and subjective performance evaluations. Outlook and different scenarios on legal international aspects on the autonomous car. For further information please contact prof. Carlo Rottenbacher e-mail rottenbacher@unipv.it or mobile +39 340 4105159 [-]

M.Des. in Industrial Arts and Design Practices

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Industrial Design 2017. M.Des. in Industrial Arts and Design Practices The future of ‘how, why and where things are made’ is rapidly changing with new technologies and possibilities emerging every day. What does this mean for the designer of the future? How can we use the power of new technologies along with the unique tradition of making we have in India to create a new language in design and art? We facilitate design and art professionals of the future, who can work in multiple contexts, make complex connections, lead and manage change. We facilitate and inculcate working with autonomy towards a clear self-position, be it as an entrepreneur, a design lead or as an independent creative practitioner. The course combines best practices from art and design methodologies, which then allows the student a complex navigation between exploring, conceptualizing and translation. The common values of art and design lie in rigorous understanding and embracing of thinking and making practices using tools like mapping, systems understanding, making informed choices about materials and processes and translating the abstract into tangible form etc. The artistic practice allows one to develop sensibilities exploring multiple materials, techniques and technologies, craft and mass manufacturing industries leading to a rigorous search for form and content. The program opens up possibilities to establish a dialogue between multiple media, materiality and conceptual rigor. The course allows you to build a creative practice based on the previous education and experiences, without abandoning the same. The overall learning experience helps you leverage past education to move to a position where you are able to lead, drive and manage, rather than start afresh in any new field. If you see yourself as a creative textile designer or artist, if you are keenly interested in the way products are envisaged, used and valued, if you would like to influence the way people use furniture in the future, we help you construct frameworks to realize your potential and vision. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines. The course structure allows you -To focus on a specific discipline - Textile, Product, Furniture design -To build an interdisciplinary practice -To develop an individual art practice informed by a discipline or techniques/material and develop rigor in conceptualization and translation Contemporary Art Practices Contemporary Textile Practices Experimental Media Arts Furniture Design Information Design Interaction Design Product Design Textile Design Research and Collaboration The students under this program will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti. Srishti Labs (SLabs) Impact Edge Frugal Design Studio (GRIDS) Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Key Values in the Curriculum Conscious Focused Hands-on Frugal Playful Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approaches Integrated and focused approach to design and making, which empowers one to develop creative solutions, alongside challenges involved in working with materials and processes, industry and commercialization. Choosing outcomes that can lead to artistic expression, consciously choosing different methods of creative thinking. Harnessing expertise and rich making skills available profusely at all levels in the Indian context through Locative Making Inter-disciplinary and participatory approach through engagement with people Expression of acquired learning using a theoretical framework to create a discourse, which sets the platform for new avenues. Understanding and positioning oneself in the larger eco-system. Self motivated learning and Independent study, which comprises of research and scholarship, intellectual independence, management and supervision of one’s own work and study, being responsible for strategic decision making. Capability Sets To abstract – navigating complexity and scale, to distil and express the essence To envision – an idea, a project, a future, a system, a practice, an industry To be industrious – to engage and persist, to analyze and synthesize, to translate and refine, to be proficient To be curious – to explore and stretch, to challenge convention, to push boundaries To be empathic – to people, to the ecology, to practices, to material To be a conscious practitioner – to understand worldviews, develop alertness, to lead and manage with the ability to understand systems To be expressive – to be able to construct new theoretical and practical frameworks Opportunities These capability sets equip and prepare the student for a wide range of opportunities with: Creative Manufacturing Sectors – To be able to lead and drive creative practices in the non-governmental sector as well as mainstream Industry. Creative Studio Practice – Set up a studio practice to create and make exclusive high quality artworks and art projects in chosen material and techniques. Design studios, R&D departments – Disseminating creative energies as a creative leader in small & large industries, and multi-national corporations, Merchandising and Strategic Product Planning in Retail, UI & UX in e-commerce for the transactions of the future. Family owned and managed Businesses – working for or creating a family venture, to bring in new practices and methods to rejuvenate older traditions. Start-ups, small and medium enterprises – Propositioning as a contemporary craft practitioner, entrepreneur or design consultant. Enquiries This course is led by Vijay Kumar and Manoj Dangoria. For further information, kindly email Naga Nandini at nandini@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master in Civil Engineering – Building Construction

Polytechnic of Leiria
Campus 24 months October 2017 Portugal Leiria

To grant the Master degree in Civil Engineering – Building Construction, allowing holders of an undergraduate degree in a similar field to continue their studies. [+]

Master in Civil Engineering – Building Construction To grant the Master degree in Civil Engineering – Building Construction, allowing holders of an undergraduate degree in a similar field to continue their studies, and improve their knowledge on civil construction, structures, hydraulics and environment, road design, planning, and transportation. In this degree, students will develop original applications in a specific field, by doing a project, a dissertation or an internship. When completing the Master, students should be able to: 1) Apply the learnt knowledge, understand and solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations, in a broad and multidisciplinary context; 2) Develop solutions, and make decisions in real situations, with limited or incomplete information; 3) Communicate their conclusions and fundaments to experts and non-experts, clearly and without ambiguities; 4) Autonomously commit to lifelong learning. Access conditions People who can apply to the Master’s Degree: Holders of an undergraduate degree or a legal equivalent in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of a higher education diploma, granted after a first cycle of studies, under the principles of the Bologna Process, by a State, which has subscribed this Process, in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of a higher education diploma that is recognized as meeting the objectives of an undergraduate degree by the Technical and Scientific Council of the School of Technology and Management, in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as certifying the skills to attend this cycle of studies by the Technical and Scientific Council of the School of Technology and Management. Career opportunities: Design and consulting offices of civil engineering; Civil construction companies; Planning, supervision and management of water and environmental resources, both in central and local administration, and private companies; Management and operation of water supply, wastewater and solid waste treatment; City Halls, insurance companies, and banks; Research and development. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.040€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

Master in Industrial Design

Jönköping University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

This Master's programme provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and creativity within the area of industrial design. You will learn more about the whole design process from a human point of view, with a focus on usability, ergonomics, aesthetics, materials and production, as well as drafting techniques and visualisation. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Industrial Design 2017. This Master's programme provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and creativity within the area of industrial design. You will learn more about the whole design process from a human point of view, with a focus on usability, ergonomics, aesthetics, materials and production, as well as drafting techniques and visualisation. Creating good ideas and making them look great The courses has an interdisciplinary approach and is guided by the relationship between humans and products. The programme provides students the opportunity to use a variety of tools to quickly visualize ideas and concepts in order to develop their creativity in the design studio and through model workshops. Students also learn to formulate and present ideas and solutions and identify new products and opportunities. A considerable part of this Master's programme is run in project form, implementing sharp projects in collaboration with a company. Two tracks The Master's programme is made up of two tracks, each of them running during two semesters/one year. The first year you study the track "The Man and the Product" and you will learn more about design communications, business and ergonomics. The second year's track is called "The Company and the Environment", and you will then focus on sharp projects within the area of industrial design. Next generation of engineers The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers. Career prospects On completion of the degree, you will be well prepared for work on industrial design projects, or as a consultant. If you are interested in a career in research contexts, the programme also provides a firm foundation for future research work. Courses within the programme NB Preliminary list of courses Year 1 Design Communication 1 9 Credits Design Philosophy And Practice (Human Factors 1) 6 Credits Industrial Product Realisation Process - Methods - Leadership 9 Credits Materials And Design 6 Credits Design Communication 2 9 Credits Ergonomics (Human Factors 2) 15 Credits Elective Course: Business And Economy 6 Credits Elective Course:Mathematical Statistics 6 Credits The course Mathematical Statistics is compulsory to students entering the programme with less than 21 ECTS credits in Mathematics in order to obtain a master’s degree. Year 2 Industrial Design Project 9Credits Design Communication 3 6 Credits Industrial Placement 9 Credits Design And Emotion (Human Factors 3) 6 Credits Final Project Thesis, Master (Continued) 30 Credits Facts Credits: 120,0 credits Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture (with relevant courses in construction and design), or equivalent. The bachelor's degree should comprise a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in mathematics. Additionally, a home assignment must be submitted that shows artistic skills and aptitude for the profession. Proof of English profiency is required. [-]

Master of Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus 2 years July 2017 India Ahmedabad

Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. [+]

Master of Furniture Design Faculty of Design –CEPT University Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. In the spirit of the new ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by the national government, this program will prepare students to be a part of the emerging reality of India as a global, high-tech, high-skill industrial hub. The program aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative in its vision to: Foster Innovation Enhance skill development Protect intellectual property Build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure Addressing this reality, the program will equip students with the tools to be able to add value to all aspects of the furniture industry. "Adding value" is the key objective for the designer whereby the detailed understanding of materials and manufacturing processes enable better products to be made. In addition, the needs of the consumer, either private individuals, corporate or institutional customers, will be understood so that the most appropriate design solutions may be arrived at. The recently introduced 2-year full-time post graduate program leading to Master of Design – Furniture Design, is a skill-based professional program which will prepare students as designers and innovators for the rapidly developing Indian furniture industry. The program will address contemporary issues in design such as mass production, customization, future technologies, environmental concerns and sustainability. Students will be taught by highly-trained academic staff who are also practising professionals in the field. They will have access to a first class workshop facility which will be integrated into the learning process; where ideas can be tested and full scale models made. All the resources of CEPT University campus will be available to the students of the program and they will be encouraged to engage with different design disciplines. Curriculum The program spans four semesters that are each structured around a specific design theme, starting from small scale simple domestic elements and leading to an understanding of complex specialized needs of institutions. Students will spend their fourth semester as interns working on a live-project with a company to acquire first-hand industry experience before they graduate. Students may have the opportunity to be engaged by design studios overseas to undertake their internships. Overall, the program equips students with in-depth understanding of furniture design and production and encourages them to investigate the current trends in materials, technology and consumer behavior in order to develop innovative, efficient and culturally relevant furniture for the Indian market. The M. Des Furniture Design Program focuses on the following methods of teaching: Hands-on learning Group dynamics - participation, discussion, brain storming Thesis and antithesis – independent thinking, research, exploration Learning from industry specialists in various fields related to furniture design. High faculty to student ratio leading to increased interaction and attention for each student and their specific needs as design students. Access to visiting faculty from industry and practising professionals Multidisciplinary interaction of students across CEPT University through projects, electives and summer/winter schools Studio visits / visits to industry, manufacturing units. Admissions and Prerequisites All applications to the program are evaluated based on a portfolio, a statement of purpose and an interview (in person or via tele conference). The three stage selection process culminates with the final merit list of all eligible applicants. Minimum qualification for applying to the program comprise: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture recognized by the Council of Architecture, OR Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design (four years or more), OR Diploma and/or Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or Design of minimum four years duration (12 + 4), provided that the program is considered equivalent to a degree program by the Equivalence Committee of CEPT University Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering (minimum 4 years program). International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. [-]

MTech in Industrial Design

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct independent research with minimal guidance in an industrial design-related field, and contribute to knowledge production in that field. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation and other research reports that comply with the generally accepted norms for research at this level. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Industrial Design 2017. Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct independent research with minimal guidance in an industrial design-related field, and contribute to knowledge production in that field. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation and other research reports that comply with the generally accepted norms for research at this level. Admission requirements A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Industrial Design, with an average mark of at least 65% or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. Selection criteria Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Committee. Curriculum MODULE Research and Dissertation: Industrial Design Programme structure Nature of programme: One year research programme. Minimum duration: 12 months. Maximum duration: 24 months full-time, 36 months part-time. [-]

Master of Interior Architecture

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

We educate future interior architects. The most important practical subjects are the design of space, furniture and architectural details. [+]

Master of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design We educate future interior architects. The most important practical subjects are the design of space, furniture and architectural details. For instance, the students learn to design homes, schools, cafés, both modern and demanding historical interiors. The students also learn about painting and landscaping, photography and philosophy. The Academy of Arts has educated interior architects for more than seventy years. One can honestly say that all of Estonia’s most important interiors have been designed by our graduates and current faculty members. We try to adhere to a principle that stresses the integrity of form and content but also considers the function of the space or the item. We keep our finger on the pulse of our times, while also searching for our own path. In our climate, people unfortunately spend most of their time indoors and not outdoors, and therefore, whether we like it or not, indoor spaces have a great impact on our everyday lives. Therefore, interior architects and furniture designers have a unique opportunity to improve the world – to use their ideas to make people happier. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE DESIGN AS A PROFESSION The field in which we operate – the built-up environment as a whole – forces us to synthesise and perceive architectural problems and environmental issues more generally. At the same time, we deal with all the smallest tangible details and problems that people are personally interested in. And we must know what is happening in the other design fields and fine arts, and to be familiar with a large number of technical disciplines. These include, among others: lighting and acoustics, heating and ventilation, building and finishing materials, building and furniture structures, and various computer programs. If we add good communications skills, necessary for understanding and influencing the client or various interest groups related to the design process, as well as the need to be well-acquainted with the specifics of various design fields, we get quite an awe-inspiring list. WHAT ARE THE STUDIES LIKE? The three-year BA programme places the greatest emphasis on the theoretical and practical learning of general art subjects and technical disciplines, which enables the graduate to continue in the MA programme, or to work as an assistant in an architectural or interior architecture office, in various media fields, as well as in manufacturing, service and business enterprises. The MA programme basically focuses on various specialised creative projects, the in-depth analysis of the elements of the built-up environment, and the completion of the master’s thesis. In accordance with the curriculum, the studies add up to 120 ECTS credits. Graduates of the MA programme can work as independent specialists in both the design and construction fields, in the furniture industry, at media and advertising companies, as well as in service and retail enterprises. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE DESIGN AT THE ACADEMY OF ARTS Interior architects have been educated at the Academy of Arts for more than 70 years. One can honestly say that all of Estonia’s most important interiors have been designed by our graduates and current faculty members. One could mention Leila Pärtelpoeg, who restored the Tallinn Town Hall and numerous manor houses; Väino Tamm, the foremost modernist of the 1960s; and current Professor Emeritus Vello Asi; Pille Lausmäe, famous for her luxurious minimalist interiors; and Tiina Mang, who has gained fame for her neo-functionalist furniture. The department is headed by Professor Toivo Raidmets, who has created sensations with his striking club interiors and interesting furniture. The foundation for the education of interior architects in Estonia was established by a presidential decree on 1 August 1938. To date, 551 interior architects, studying full- and part-time, have received their professional higher education diplomas. The preliminary step for the establishment of the Department of Interior Architecture was the opening of a woodworking workshop at the Tallinn Industrial Art School in 1917, where furniture design was also taught. A more professional education of interior architects was initiated in 1938, when an interior architecture course was introduced at the State Higher Art School, which was created on the basis of the industrial art school. The mission-oriented idea to educate interior architects may have come from the members of the progressive Association of Applied Arts (RaKÜ). Its membership including practicing architects who had no professional education. One of them, Richard Wunderlich, was Estonia’s most prominent designer of luxury furniture, chairman of RaKÜ, the school’s director and one of its first teachers. The RaKÜ members also included a dozen outstanding architects, including Edgar-Johan Kuusik, who became the head of the department after World War II. The studies, which had been interrupted by the war and ensuing political changes, were resumed in 1944 in a reorganised school of higher education with a new name – Tallinn State Applied Art Institute of the Estonian S.S.R. The first interior architects with higher educations graduated in 1949. The department was closed in 1955. More changes occurred – the State Art Institute of the Estonian S.S.R. (ERKI) was created by merging the institutes for art education, and the speciality was consolidated in a department with the new name of Spatial Design. In 1959, students were again admitted and a younger generation of interior architects filled the faculty positions. Bruno Tomberg, Väino Tamm, Leila Pärtelpoeg and Vello Asi were engaged in the teaching. The studies were organised on the basis of a new curriculum, and an up-to-date study profile was developed. The studies focused on a form idiom influenced by Nordic Modernism, which emphasised functionality and constructiveness. The so-called Tamm School, which favours clarity and succinctness, has ensured the recognised level of Estonian spatial and furniture design since the 1960s. STUDIES The graduates can work independently as interior architects and furniture designers – their diplomas correspond to the professional standards approved by the Association of Interior Architects. The Academy of Arts is the only accredited school of higher education in Estonia that offers the relevant BA programme. The studies include numerous international workshops, lectures by visiting professors, seminars and the students introduce their work at both local and foreign fairs (in Stockholm for example). Especially close collaboration exists with the Nordic countries. Students can continue their studies at foreign schools of higher education, or, if they wish, in the PhD programme at the Academy of Arts. In accordance with the curriculum, the studies comprise 180 AP, of which half are related to the specialised theoretical and practical subjects. Of the theoretical subjects, the following deserve special mention: the history of architecture and interiors, architectural typology, the parts of buildings, health protection and fire safety, lighting equipment, architectural acoustics, computer studies, art management and much more. The practical subjects include the design of space, furniture and architectural details. The relevant projects are completed as exercises, and samples of furniture and furnishing elements are produced in the departmental workshops. WHAT JOBS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER I GRADUATE? interior architect furniture designer entrepreneur journalist writing about interior architecture artist [-]

Master in Global Design

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne
Campus 2 - 2 years September 2017 France Troyes

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

Master in Global Design

The ancient abbey «Abbaye Saint-Martin-Es-Aires» dating from the XVI century, hoststhe School of Design (Ecole Supérieure de Design). From this location full of history in the business world, students improve their learning skills dealing with companies on real cases. To allow students to experience their creative passion to the full, and to create some good prospects for the future, the pedagogical approach is based on listening to the expectations of professionals through the management of projects and the competitions. On top of that, students carry out an internship of six months minimum in order to gain a real approach of the business world that will make all the difference at the end of their studies.... [-]


Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus 6 months January 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. The aim is to combine theoretical concepts and construction, quotation, and material interpretation, with the understanding that the design practice exists in relation to current society, to the present. Therefore, applying a historical perspective to design, analysing the current situation, and referring to the history of the place will, therefore be important issues to consider. The Master uses Barcelona as its working ground, and so deals with the commercial space associated with a territory where the street is the protagonist. Due to the geographical characteristics of our city, and good weather, much use is made of public spaces. Streets and squares are open spaces that oxygenate the urban fabric; and, within this area of high-density housing, they provide necessary ‘living rooms’ for citizens. Barcelona, unlike American cities, for example, is a “mixed-use” city, a sparsely zoned territory, where domestic life, work, and leisure co-exist. These two characteristics, the use of the public space and the “mixed-use”, makes the ground floor an important place of transition, and a threshold between public and private life. The boundary between the interior and the exterior is a blurred one, where the confines of the street do not end at the buildings, but rather extend into their interior, through its contact with the ground. Over the past few decades Barcelona has been reconstructing its own landscape, limited by the geographical elements that surround it (mountains, rivers, and the sea), carrying out different urban projects which arose from historical needs. In recent years, these transformations have been tied in with major events, and three projects, in particular have changed Barcelona’s urban structure: The Olympic Village developed for the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. The extension of Avinguda Diagonal carried out in 2006 which involved the modification of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, extending Avinguda Diagonal as far as the sea. The creation of 22@ in the Poble Nou district, a new urban structure designed to transform the old area into a focus for new activity, where a balance is sought between its different potential uses. Making use of this richness, the course deals with the concept of the commercial space in relation to the “street”, taking into account the social and political situation to intervene in places that form part of the public debate. Objectives Confronted with the accelerating evolution of consumer markets, we are bombarded with image, identity, ambiance and life-style, which often have little to do with the everyday products they represent: the ‘consumer society’. Through work carried out during the Master, students will address the issue of commercial space not as an abstract construction, but as a commentary on reality. They will develop projects that are highly realistic and form part of the debate on the regeneration and design of the city. The projects will be supported data provided by the City Council’s Department of Architecture. The aim is for students to have closer contact with the professional world and to acquire the necessary tools to tackle the heterogeneity and diversity of programmes and places encompassed within the field of interior design. Following an integrated programme of practical and theoretical sessions, the participants will be assisted from the initial stages of strategy and conceptualization, through the design process to final presentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the interdisciplinary aspects of the project, opening new ground to the designer, while reinforcing and amplifying previously acquired knowledge. The course is focused predominantly on research, learning a methodology, and project process. The end result is not an objective in itself, but a vehicle for providing the student with the knowledge and tools necessary to handle any type of multidisciplinary project in the future. Participants will have to develop the ability to plan and understand the stages of work process, by alternating both aspects. The course also draws on the students’ diverse backgrounds in order to further enhance the group’s knowledge. Methodology The Master offers an intensive program that provides methodological tools, steering away from the “inspired” search for an image related to an end result. The course will prepare the student in the field of abstraction, to design the space according to its emotional and visual aspects, and to pursue individual ways of thinking. The research avoids “decorated” or “fancy” spaces, in order to reinforce the knowledge of the nature and sensitivity of the place. This methodological and heterogeneous vision will increase the students’ professional skills, opening up their field of work in the design world. Work will be carried out on different scales, from the urban to the human, from overall context to detail, allowing for comprehensive control of the project. The teaching methodology proposes projects that define the place in four ways: 1_ The physical space in which they are carried out. 2_ The “present” in relation to its historical situation. 3_ The social reality and therefore issues that concern citizens. 4_ The matter as an interpretation oflife. Students Profile Students will be required to present a graphic portfolio demonstrating their ability to manipulate shapes, and their mastery of design theory. Moreover, two exercises are required to be sent: 1. The construction of a space through the cutting and folding (without separating pieces) of an A4 sheet of paper: just one photograph should be presented and an adjective that define the space. 2. Construction of a space of light through the strategic perforation of a foam board box 50x50x50cm: just one photograph should be presented and an adjective that define the space. (More detailed information will be provided during the application process). All students admitted must have a qualification in one of the following areas: ‐ Architecture ‐ Engineering ‐ Interior Design ‐ Product Design ‐ Graphic Design ‐ Visual Arts ‐ Landscaping ‐ Social Sciences During the project process, the Master promotes group work as a learning methodology: two or more students, with different experiences, who are able to manage the proposals will be better prepared for the reality of professional practice, and it also makes the course more realistic. For this reason, the Master course values the fact that students have different qualifications, as this enhances the interdisciplinary peculiarity of the projects. Professional Opportunities The Master students will have acquired sufficient knowledge for them to be able to integrate different disciplines from the design world into their projects: ‐ Architecture: the project method starts with a physical and historical analysis of the place. ‐ Interior design: understood as a continuation, an extension of the exterior space; avoiding “fancy solutions”, and seeking spaces with atmosphere and imbued with their own particular character. ‐ Product design: the ability to use detail or an object as a project matrix, whether for its modular, geometric or fractal capacity. Coordinators The coordinator of the Master supports the choice of the teaching team, all of them professionals with extensive experience, and associated with prestigious institutions and organisations in their fields of expertise. We have the participation of prominent international professors and speakers, who will explain to students the different approaches to designing contemporary interior spaces. Timetable: Monday to Friday from 6.30 p.m to 10.30 p.m. * The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees. [-]

Master in Transportation Design

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus 10 months May 2017 Italy Turin

IAAD department of “Car Body Architecture” first in Italy opened in Turin in 1978. Since 2008 it is entitled in memory of Andrea Pininfarina. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Industrial Design 2017. IAAD department of “Car Body Architecture” first in Italy opened in Turin in 1978. Since 2008 it is entitled in memory of Andrea Pininfarina. The specialization in Transportation design deals with the study of the main means of transport with a focus on mobility systems and environmental sustainability. Turin is the undisputed world capital of automotive design and one of the centres of excellence in the international automotive industry: the great Italian production of Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, the design of Giugiaro and Pininfarina, Bertone, the automotive innovation of Centro Ricerche Fiat, the robotic technologies of DEA, Comau and Rambaudi, the innovation of Oxygen (electric alternative mobility), not to mention an enormous satellite activities that serves not only Fiat, but almost all of the major car manufacturers in Europe and the world. To confirm this today also Chinese design companies choose Turin as European seat. Thanks to this important supply chain, IAAD Transportation design department is flanked by a pool of important partner companies both public and private, which contribute to the activation of research projects, special lectures, workshops and seminars, company visits, educational activities and internships. MASTER OBJECTIVES IAAD have always had the goal of providing an innovative approach to training: the best way to become a professional in transportation is being apprenticed to learn from experts in the field. With this insight, IAAD is the first Italian university of higher education specializing in transportation design. The design work done in collaboration with IAAD partner companies which allow students to put into practice what they study in an environment very close to what they will encounter in the professional field. IAAD Master courses, thanks to this educational philosophy, are a perfect incubator for tomorrow’s talent, responding directly to the needs and market trends. To train young professionals within the educational programme, IAAD recreates what happens in the professional world. One of the hallmarks of the method IAAD is the constant collaboration with leading companies in the sector for the realization of joint projects. Converging in the projects both the needs of the partner companies and educational goals, creates a situation doubly favourable aspiring designers have the opportunity to work with industry leaders and these ones can monitor future talents to be included in their companies. This system also allows to simulate working conditions in a professional context: working with precise deadlines, correcting the work in progress by following the feedback of the customer, working in teams and goals. In this process, the teachers are key figures representing the connection between IAAD and industry. All the teachers are professionals in their respective fields of teaching, know the companies in the industry and know what it takes for young designers to be competitive on the market. Students find in Professors a valuable reference to improve and understand what aspects of their professional skills are to be refined to enter as protagonists in the world of work. During the course a great importance is given to presentations and design contest, students are encouraged to make presentations of their work, supported in participating in national and international contests. Projects must not only meet one designer favour, but must be able to be appreciated and understood by the jury of experts and the public. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES // Preliminary Module Graduates in Industrial Design, Automotive Engineering and related subjects, holders of a postgraduate diploma in Industrial and Transportation Design and candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field of transportation can access the Preliminary Module. Admission is subject to the assessment of the application, to be submitted by letter of application, curriculum vitae and portfolio. IAAD reserves the right to request the candidates, if necessary, an interview in person or via Skype. // Master Module Access to the Master Module from Preliminary is subject to the attainment of 60 ECTS credits of Preliminary Module. For the attainment of 60 ECTS credits, students will be required to develop a project-work to be presented in the final stage of the Preliminary Module and the overcoming of TOEIC test. Students can customize their curricula with participation in contests, seminars or workshops to collect additional credits necessary for overcoming the Preliminary Module. Graduates in Transportation Design or who have gained significant experience in the Transportation Design or modelling can access the Master Module. Admission to the course is in both cases possible only with the approval of the Coordinator of the course based on the assessment of academic qualifications, professional resume and portfolio. [-]

Integrated Master's in Industrial Management and Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus 10 semesters September 2017 Portugal Braga

The course's activity is directed to the rationalization of resource utilization (machinery, transportation systems, tools, informatics resources, people, facilities, financial resources, etc.) in industrial companies and the service sector, aiming at improving their global performance. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree), Master's degree ECTS: 300 Duration: 10 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Industrial Engineering and Management INTEGRATED MASTER’S | 5 YEARS This course is characterized by the diversity of fields of knowledge and the flexibility of its professionals working in various industrial and service areas, SME to large companies. The curriculum is directed to the rationalization of resources (machinery, transportation systems, tools, information resources, people, space, financial resources, etc.) in industrial and service companies in order to improve its overall performance. The MAIN goal is to graduate students with technical and scientific knowledge to achieve steady competitive performance for production systems of companies. Careers The graduates in Industrial Engineering and Management will take on their role in a broad selection of industrial companies (footwear, textile, metallurgy and metal-mechanics, automobile, electronics, etc.) and services (banking, supermarkets, insurance companies, hospitals, etc.), from SME?s to larger companies. [-]

Máster Universitario En Diseño Y Fabricación

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus 3 semesters October 2017 Spain Castellón

El objetivo del máster es mejorar y complementar la formación de los titulados de grado de los ámbitos de la ingeniería industrial y del diseño, en los campos del diseño y la [+]

Best Part time Masters in Industrial Design 2017. El objetivo del máster es mejorar y complementar la formación de los titulados de grado de los ámbitos de la ingeniería industrial y del diseño, en los campos del diseño y la fabricación de productos industriales y del diseño y fabricación de maquinaria, campos con numerosas salidas profesionales. El enfoque es fundamentalmente práctico y orientado al desarrollo de proyectos y el uso de las tecnologías CAD/CAM/CAE. El acceso al máster se contempla para diferentes perfiles de entrada: titulados de los futuros títulos de grado en el ámbito de la ingeniería industrial, titulados en Ingeniería Industrial o ingenierías técnicas de los actuales títulos y titulados extranjeros con perfil de formación similar a los anteriores. El enfoque del máster es fundamentalmente de tipo profesional, aunque también se contempla como un posible acceso al doctorado de los futuros titulados de grado, dado que los 75 créditos ECTS del máster, unidos a los 240 créditos ECTS del título de grado habilitan para el desarrollo de una tesis doctoral en el ámbito de competencias del máster. Tipo de enseñanza Enseñanza presencial Duración y calendario Duración: tres semestres (octubre 2014 / noviembre 2015). Docencia presencial: octubre 2014 / junio 2015. Créditos e importe 75 Créditos ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Según tasas oficiales pendientes de publicar. Precio en el curso 2013/14: 46,20 €/crédito. Requisitos de acceso obligatorios Fundamentalmente el Máster se dirige a: - Profesionales del ámbito industrial que deseen mejorar su formación en el campo del diseño y la fabricación de productos o de equipamiento industrial. - Titulados en Ingeniería Técnica en Diseño Industrial. - Titulados en Ingeniería Técnica Industrial en cualquier especialidad. - Titulados en Ingeniería Industrial. - Graduados en Ingeniería Mecánica - Graduados en Ingeniería de Diseño Industrial y Desarrollo de Productos - Graduados en Ingeniería Eléctrica - Graduados en Ingeniería en Tecnologías Industriales [-]

Master in Industrial Design

Designskolen Kolding
Campus 2 years September 2017 Denmark Kolding

As a result of the transition from an industrialised society to a knowledge and communication based society, Industrial Design is a discipline in rapid development. [+]

Master in Industrial DesignAs a result of the transition from an industrialised society to a knowledge and communication based society, Industrial Design is a discipline in rapid development.More products than ever before are being manufactured, but regrettably, levels of quality vary. As products become more intelligent and communicative, demands on them change. A product’s sense of value is now less that of the material and more of what it can do and what can be done with it.In the Industrial Design domain, students work with classic skills of sketching, marker drawing, 3D computer modelling and model making. However, students are also, to a greater extent, involved with concept development that, in more general terms, considers users in contexts of the future and the immaterial values that products bear with them. Hence, user-observation and interaction mapping have become core areas of the discipline.Industrial Design emphasises idea generation and visualisation as much as collaboration with industry and other professionals such as marketing experts, economists, engineers, sociologists and anthropologists.Industrial Design has an ongoing collaboration with a range of companies in both teaching and project development, amongst others Bang and Olufsen, Lego, Innovation Lab and Kildemoes.... [-]


Master in Transportation and Car Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus 15 months October 2017 Italy Milan

The Master programme embraces the entire design development process by researching into new experiential concepts, redefining architectural solutions and moving forward with new criteria for comfort and efficiency. Today’s design paradigm must be brought into question in order to better interpret new aesthetic and social trends. The studio projects, organized in collaboration with major car companies... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Industrial Design 2017. The Master programme embraces the entire design development process by researching into new experiential concepts, redefining architectural solutions and moving forward with new criteria for comfort and efficiency. Today’s design paradigm must be brought into question in order to better interpret new aesthetic and social trends. The studio projects, organized in collaboration with major car companies, represent a proving ground to test the students’ ideas. In particular SPD has signed a long term educational partnership with Volkswagen Group Design involving the participation of designers from the various brands – from Audi to Lamborghini – into the teaching activites. After the initial exploration, students move forward into design concepts and their refinement up to both physical and digital modelling. It’s a long process that demands a high level of personal committment and flexibility, organizational and time management skills as well as a strong attitude to teamwork. Projects are subject to group critiques and critiques with outsider reviewers. Transportation designers thus acquire a constant spur to innovation both in form language and function, allied with the understanding of engineering and production processes. ADMISSION Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Transportation or Car Design, Industrial Design, Vehicle Engineering or their equivalents, and 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, final thesis/research project and individual study. THESIS/RESEARCH PROJECT At the end of lessons, students finalize their research project in collaboration with the academic sponsor. INTERNSHIP Post-Master’s internship opportunities are available for high potential profiles at the end of the programme. 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. [-]