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Earning a Masters in Design Studies can elevate design students to new levels of leadership in their field. An MA in design takes the student on an in-depth journey into the intricacies of design theory and practice. People may wonder, "What is an MA in Design Studies?" An MA in a design field is a graduate-level degree that encourages the student to think critically about aspects of design such… Read more

Earning a Masters in Design Studies can elevate design students to new levels of leadership in their field. An MA in design takes the student on an in-depth journey into the intricacies of design theory and practice.

People may wonder, "What is an MA in Design Studies?" An MA in a design field is a graduate-level degree that encourages the student to think critically about aspects of design such as the historical, theoretical and social implications of design. MA programs related to design may include Design and Technology, Fashion Studies, Architectural Theory, Sustainability and Design and other specialized programs.

Masters programs allow the student to tailor his or her educational experience to his or her unique and specific interests in the field of design. The student is challenged to innovate, and to think critically about all aspects of the field. Studying at the MA level allows design practitioners to learn and incorporate a higher level of research and theory into their work. Furthermore, achieving an MA can give practitioners a job-seeking advantage in a competitive environment. Engaging in an MA program may also give the student opportunities to improve upon his or her design portfolio.

Programs around the world and from institution to institution can vary widely when it comes to cost. Students should carefully research costs related to the program of their choice.

People who are passionate about design may seek a career that is creative, cerebral and hands-on. After completing an MA in Design Studies, an individual may be qualified to pursue a career in different disciplines including marketing, graphic design, urban planning, industrial design, interior design, fashion design and many other fields. Designers of mobile apps and other technological innovations are in high demand. Careers in design allow the designer to touch and shape the world that we live in.

Individuals seeking to further their education in design may be able to complete much or all of their coursework online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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London School Of Design And Marketing
London, United Kingdom

In a complex and competitive environment, as the one companies currently integrate, the design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, as it provides inno ... +

In a complex and competitive environment, as the one companies currently integrate, the design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, as it provides innovation and differentiation. London School of Design and Marketing's Master in Design represents the opportunity of turning professionals into experts of several design areas, by improving their fundamental, critical and procedural skills, not only to understand the corporate reality but also to contribute to the process of value creation. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Online
 
London School of Design and Marketing (ES)
London, United Kingdom

In a complex and competitive environment as what companies currently integrate, design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, since it offers innovation ... +

In a complex and competitive environment as what companies currently integrate, design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, since it offers innovation and differentiation. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
Spanish, English, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Bolivia), Spanish (Chile), Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Spain)
Online
 
University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany +1 More

This new Master's program “Innovation Design Management” is positioned right at the intersection of design and business. It wants to shape individuals who accept these complex ... +

This new Master's program “Innovation Design Management” is positioned right at the intersection of design and business. It wants to shape individuals who accept these complex, fast-paced challenges and who take an integrated approach with strategies that combine the best of design, business, and technology. -
MA
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 

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

The combination of iconic practice, iconic theory, and iconic research forms the profile of the MA in Visual Communication and Iconic Research.

The combination of iconic practice, iconic theory, and iconic research forms the profile of the MA in Visual Communication and Iconic Research. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
15 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master ... +

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master’s course to support and enhance the skills of art and design practitioners who want to develop their ambitions within the cultural and creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom +1 More

The Light in Performance MA offers a unique opportunity to explore current uses and applications of light as a material for performance. The programme is aimed at lighting spe ... +

The Light in Performance MA offers a unique opportunity to explore current uses and applications of light as a material for performance. The programme is aimed at lighting specialists who want to develop and expand their practice in designing with light, as well as non-specialists who want to expand their knowledge of working with light, such as directors, designers, choreographers, dancers, musicians and artists. -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

The Master's program in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences offers a range of advanced tools and skills in the wider field of interior and ... +

The Master's program in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences offers a range of advanced tools and skills in the wider field of interior and spatial design. If you are interested in an international program with a strong focus on conceptual thinking, project work, and a combination of a theoretical dispute with real-world tasks then this is for you! We offer a four-semester program option as well as a two-semester option. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Oct 2021
31 Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

Digitalisation has profoundly changed the way we create and interact with images and has posed a variety of technical, philosophic, organisational, practice-related and other ... +

Digitalisation has profoundly changed the way we create and interact with images and has posed a variety of technical, philosophic, organisational, practice-related and other challenges that constantly impinge on users and producers of culture. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Get to the heart of how design shapes our understanding of issues, our environment and each other on our practice-led MA Communication Design Masters degree course.

Get to the heart of how design shapes our understanding of issues, our environment and each other on our practice-led MA Communication Design Masters degree course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

This course offers ambitious individuals the opportunity to become designers, designer-makers or textile artists, either within the professional industries or to set up small ... +

This course offers ambitious individuals the opportunity to become designers, designer-makers or textile artists, either within the professional industries or to set up small businesses working independently or in small teams. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Link Campus University
Rome, Italy

The Course in Technologies and Languages of Communication favors an in-depth study on the designing and implementation of innovative contents, products and services applicable ... +

The Course in Technologies and Languages of Communication favors an in-depth study on the designing and implementation of innovative contents, products and services applicable to digital communication. Master graduates in Interaction Design are also apt to hold high-responsibility functions in the management of teams dealing with the development of applications, games, and innovative services with a relevant technological component, with promotion and marketing activities vis-à-vis digital products and with the assessment of users’ experience in digital/interactive contexts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
25 Oct 2021
31 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The MA Graphic Design programme explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design to build critical understanding, individual design thinking processes, practical experie ... +

The MA Graphic Design programme explores the ever-changing landscape of graphic design to build critical understanding, individual design thinking processes, practical experience and insightful design solutions. The course offers areas of specialism in typography, branding, editorial and book design, and digital interactive experiences. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

The MFA in Advanced Product Design Programme is a solution-driven education that focuses on the advanced treatment of design - using user studies, problem identification, and ... +

The MFA in Advanced Product Design Programme is a solution-driven education that focuses on the advanced treatment of design - using user studies, problem identification, and analysis. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Munich, Germany +1 More

Study a Master of Arts in Design Management. This Design M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Munich, Germany.

Study a Master of Arts in Design Management. This Design M.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Munich, Germany. -
MA MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Mar 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The MA in Exhibition Design Program is a two-year, 48-credit program, which can be completed in four semesters of full-time traditional study. Part-time study is also availabl ... +

The MA in Exhibition Design Program is a two-year, 48-credit program, which can be completed in four semesters of full-time traditional study. Part-time study is also available for those balancing coursework with careers and other demands. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
01 Apr 2021
Campus
 

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