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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, Portugisian
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, Portugisian, Portuguese, Portuguese, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish
Online
 
Falmouth University
Falmouth, United Kingdom

Carve your path in a rapidly-changing media world, where creating and communicating meaningful and effective ideas is paramount. You’ll benefit from frequent industry contact ... +

Carve your path in a rapidly-changing media world, where creating and communicating meaningful and effective ideas is paramount. You’ll benefit from frequent industry contact and expert tutors, preparing you for a range of careers in communication design. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
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 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

This intellectually rigorous MA is designed to challenge and enhance your understanding of graphic design. There is a focus on design research and enterprise, driven by your o ... +

This intellectually rigorous MA is designed to challenge and enhance your understanding of graphic design. There is a focus on design research and enterprise, driven by your own creative practice. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
United International Business Schools
Zürich, Switzerland +8 More

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are availabl ... +

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 36 months
English
18 May 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

The University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Art’s Ceramic department has a close partnership and is located at the same site as the world-famous Zsolnay Porcelain Fact ... +

The University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Art’s Ceramic department has a close partnership and is located at the same site as the world-famous Zsolnay Porcelain Factory in Pécs. Various types of forming methods from handcrafting to design and spacious studio places together with academic level personal tutoring provide the students the opportunity of finding their own artistic way. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kin ... +

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2020
15 Jun 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
WINGS - Wismar University
Wismar, Germany

The aim of our professional Master's course (taught in English) is to train lighting designers from around the world comprehensively. The highly regarded qualifications and sk ... +

The aim of our professional Master's course (taught in English) is to train lighting designers from around the world comprehensively. The highly regarded qualifications and skills gained through this degree, offer graduates the opportunity to work in many related fields. Students are encouraged to investigate artistic, physical and psychological aspects of lighting, using creative and autonomous methods. This is to be done while keeping both human well-being and the standards of sustainable architecture in mind. -
MA
Part-time
5 semesters
English
01 Sep 2020
31 Aug 2020
Online
 
Brand University of Applied Sciences
Hamburg, Germany

In the new master’s program Brand Innovation with a focus on Design & Innovation, you will learn how to develop exciting products and services, create digital innovations ... +

In the new master’s program Brand Innovation with a focus on Design & Innovation, you will learn how to develop exciting products and services, create digital innovations and apply relevant technologies. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
01 Oct 2020
Campus
 
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

During this two-year Master program, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning enviro ... +

During this two-year Master program, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning environment, students will explore how to take environmental, social, cultural and political factors as the basis for design processes. Through exposure to a variety of design methodologies and practices, students learn to iterate design concepts and are able to analyze, inform and shape their projects from concept to final project. Students learn to design with emerging technologies and creative software to create new perspectives and innovative forms of design and user experiences. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2020
01 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome, Italy

The Master of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Design – the first program of its kind recently set up in central/southern Italy – succeeds in fully embracing this complex area of s ... +

The Master of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Design – the first program of its kind recently set up in central/southern Italy – succeeds in fully embracing this complex area of studies, addressing the increasingly central role played by digital technologies and techniques in the design of multimedia spaces and works. It represents a wide-ranging field ranging from the design of installations and fit-outs of cultural events to the realization of spaces in public and private settings and even virtual set design and video mapping on the façades of public buildings and monuments. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Budapest Metropolitan University
Budapest, Hungary

With us, you can become the type of graphic designer who can react to real situations with creative and artistic insight, who within their field can imagine and create high-st ... +

With us, you can become the type of graphic designer who can react to real situations with creative and artistic insight, who within their field can imagine and create high-standard work. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English, Ungarian
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The specialisation Design Cultures, of the Master's programme Arts and Culture, focuses on design in relation to our direct environment, interior spaces and buildings, graphic ... +

The specialisation Design Cultures, of the Master's programme Arts and Culture, focuses on design in relation to our direct environment, interior spaces and buildings, graphic communication, dress and fashion, and other artefacts. Both material and digital design coexist in our society and they require adequate analysis. Design Cultures offers this analysis by taking a humanities perspective and connecting today's material cultures with their historical context and particular media. In doing so, this master explores design history and theory in connection with contemporary issues such as identity, sustainability, and multiculturalism. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

Obtaining the MA degree of the Visual Art and Visual Communication Design graduate program involves a 4 semester long period of rigorous study which combines studio work in ar ... +

Obtaining the MA degree of the Visual Art and Visual Communication Design graduate program involves a 4 semester long period of rigorous study which combines studio work in art, design or theoretical study related to these fields, and which form the three main tracks of the program. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 

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