MA in Design & Innovation

General

Program Description

In our Master’s course Brand Innovation with a focus on Design & Innovation, you will learn how to develop digital innovations and use disruptive technologies in order to create exciting products and services.

Creative minds and digital problem solvers are in high demand, especially when they know how to apply new technologies to create something meaningful. We will teach you methods and techniques to help you generate innovative solutions and understand the modern digital user.

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Together with professionals, you will create digital worlds, develop user journeys and prototypes, as well as your own applications for AR and VR. You will work with big data and familiarize yourself with creative concepting, storytelling and UX thinking. In small groups and a creative atmosphere, you will obtain the skills for truly innovative design.

Close links to practice

To kick-start your career we collaborate with leading brand companies and established agencies. During your studies, you will be working on real projects of major international corporations, preparing you for the strategic and creative tasks in the international brand and design industry. Improve your creativity, innovative thinking and teamwork skills, and expand your professional network.

Our dedicated professors are internationally experienced as successful strategists, consultants, designers, founders and executives. Due to our connection with China, you will have a unique chance to get to know the western and the eastern perspectives on brand thinking and on doing business in the creative industry.

Modules

  • Brand Innovation
  • Brand Thinking
  • Digital Technologies & Development
  • Creative Concepts & Storytelling
  • UX Strategy
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Creative Technology & Tools
  • and others

Career Opportunities

In order to make you a sought-after candidate in the future, your studies will revolve around innovation. Due to the unique focus on brand thinking and new technologies as well as our intercultural orientation, you will be well-prepared for the creative strategic tasks of international agencies and brand companies.

As a graduate of Design & Innovation, you may choose from a variety of careers such as Product Designer, Creative Strategist, UI / UX Interface Designer, UX Researcher, Design Researcher or Design Consultant.

Why Brand University of Applied Scienes (former Brand Academy)?

Brand University of Applied Sciences is the first university worldwide focusing on brand thinking. We combine scientific methods with practical projects and a strong Eurasian focus. We shape innovators, creative minds and problem solvers of tomorrow, not only by conveying up-to-date knowledge about branding, but also by developing strong personalities.

Admission

Start of studies: April or October.

You need to have:

  • A successfully completed six-semester BA program rated at minimum 180 Credit Points (ECTS) plus at least a one-year practical working experience, or 210 Credit Points (ECTS).
  • English skills at Level B2 or at least 550 points in the paper-based TOEFL test or 85 points in the Internet-based test, or 6.5 points in IELTS.
  • Submit your CV, references and a letter of motivation that shows your passion for brands and a keen interest in new technologies.

Once we have assessed your application documents positively, our Application Manager Anna Prokhorenko and our Course Director will be getting to know you in a personal interview. You will be able to tell them about your education and career so far, your suitability for the course, and your personal aims in relation to studying.

Scholarships

Brand University of Applied Sciences has a scholarship program in place to give talented young professionals from all over the world the opportunity to apply for our program. Please ask our study advisor if scholarships are available now.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Brand University of Applied Sciences is the first university worldwide focusing on brand thinking. We combine scientific methods with practical projects and a strong Eurasian focus.

Brand University of Applied Sciences is the first university worldwide focusing on brand thinking. We combine scientific methods with practical projects and a strong Eurasian focus. Read less