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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 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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93 Results in Design Studies

London School of Design and Marketing (ES)

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

We are a provider of online educational programs with offices in the United Kingdom. Our programs are taught in 3 languages ​​for everyone.

Why a Master in Design?

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.

The Master's Degree in Design at the London School of Design and Marketing represents the opportunity to turn professionals into experts from different design areas, by improving their fundamental, critical and procedural skills, not only to understand the business reality but also to contribute to the creation process of value.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
12 months
Online
London School Of Design And Marketing

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 ... [+]

We are a UK based provider of online education, accessible worldwide in 3 different languages.

Why a Master's Degree in Design?

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.

LSDM’s MA Design is exclusively online and is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
12 months
Online
Brand Academy – University of Applied Sciences

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 innovat ... [+]

MA Degrees in Design Studies.

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.

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.... [-]

Germany Hamburg
April 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Hyper Island

The MA in Digital Management will give you the skills and knowledge you need to drive change in a digital world. You will study whilst working and apply the insights and ... [+]

Program Description

Join this part-time Masters Program to learn how to drive change by taking a fresh approach to problem solving, design thinking, business transformation and leadership. The program is validated by our partner university Teesside and has been developed with industry experts. This means you can combine obtaining a degree with getting the skills you need to shape your future.

Drive Change

Being a MA Digital Management student means you will study whilst working and apply new insights and learnings to your work and life directly. You’ll learn how to drive change with the mindset and leadership to seize the opportunities of digitalization, complexity and uncertainty. You’ll explore the latest theories, frameworks and tools in data & technology, business transformation, team development and innovation. You’ll also build capability in design thinking, business modelling, platform design, organizational change and together develop impactful solutions exploring data and artificial intelligence. ... [-]

Sweden Stockholm
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Part-time
15 months
Campus
Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences

The Master 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 ... [+]

The Master 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. Taught exclusively in English, with teaching staff as well as students from all over the globe, this program is one of a kind in Berlin and actually in all of Germany. The international and intercultural perspective allows for an easier way into the global job market while the top ratio between lecturers and students with close, individual support facilitates the development of individual positions and the ability to take up leading roles in complex interdisciplinary design contexts.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design

The master's programme Ecology Futures focusses on how art and design can help define and change the narrative around today's anthropocentric worldview. Through artistic ... [+]

Master in Ecology Futures

The master's programme Ecology Futures focusses on how art and design can help define and change the narrative around today's anthropocentric worldview. Through artistic research rooted in scientific methodologies, students will be challenged to develop their own position, both theoretical and practical. Linked to the new Material Incubator lab space, students will be encouraged to explore and engage with the biological world as a way to express concepts, directly incorporating living matter into their work. Together we will envision all kinds of different ecological futures, developing critical work about our position as humans in relation to all other living and non-living entities, aiming to achieve a radical shift in perception on society today. The programme is led by core tutor, Xandra van der Eijk.... [-]

Netherlands 's Hertogenbosch
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
HMKW

The M.A. Communication Design is a future-proof program. It provides key competencies expected from creative heads in management positions, focusing on aesthetic producti ... [+]

The M.A. Communication Design is a future-proof program. It provides key competencies expected from creative heads in management positions, focusing on aesthetic production in advertising, marketing and visual communication. The aim is to master the entire design-oriented process of value creation both in theory and practice.

Features

Integration of theory and practice of design:

latest developments in research and analysis of design and creativity practical work and art direction projects Learning outcomes

The ability to carry out the roles and responsibilities associated with the position of Art Director and other management positions held by creative talents, within the framework of the ever-increasing convergence of print, online, broadcast and mobile media.... [-]

Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 semesters
Campus
Norwich University of the Arts

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. ... [+]

Overview

As you grow your expertise in critical aspects of communication design you’ll have the chance to explore areas including graphic design, graphic communication, illustration, information design, interactive communication, multimedia and typography.

Refine your communication design skills

From moving image and sound to questions of brand management and publishing, you’ll stretch your skills and ambition as a postgraduate student at NUA. As you develop your own voice and practice through experimentation, you’ll also have the chance to critically examine key design and communication issues such as sustainability, new technology, new audiences and markets, inclusivity and ethics.... [-]

United Kingdom Norwich
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

This course is open to students who have graduated in any art or design related degree subject and who already have the knowledge and experience of a specialist area. Th ... [+]

What to Expect

This course is open to students who have graduated in any art or design related degree subject and who already have the knowledge and experience of a specialist area. The MA will allow you to continue with your area of specialism whilst being supported by subject lecturers.

Alternatively, you may be looking for a Master’s degree, but you are not clear which specialism to focus on. From our experience with students from all over the world, we know that there is sometimes a mismatch between previous experience and future ambitions. This course is for you: MA Art & Design is flexible enough to provide opportunities for you to experiment by trying out new approaches and developing new skills before finding your focus. As you move through the programme you will then start to identify and execute your final project, and we can support you to move to one of our specialist MA programmes if you want.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2020
3 semesters
Campus
University Of the West Of England, Bristol

This industry-led MA will help you become a creative content developer for new forms of immersive experiences, including VR and 360° filmmaking, with a critical awareness ... [+]

As virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies become more affordable and accessible, many industries are becoming aware of the benefits of immersive narratives. As such, there is a growing need for professional story developers who can harness and explore the extraordinary potential of VR.

MA Virtual Reality is for creative graduates and existing filmmakers who want to enter the radical world of virtual and augmented media production for immersive storytelling in entertainment, journalism, education, marketing and advocacy. It is for independent thinkers, who thrive in experimental, hands-on learning environments.

Due to the evolving nature of this field, we welcome practitioners from both technical and creative backgrounds. This includes filmmakers, theatre designers, sound designers, game designers, animators, software developers, studio/media artists, writers, and journalists.... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

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 ... [+]

Spaces and installations created around the multimedia idea.

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. The Course offers a response of educational excellence to the very high demand for designers and artists trained to work in these sectors, able to combine the creative culture of the designer with expert skills in new technologies.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
2 years
Campus
AAS College

The MA course in Graphic Design encourages the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Graphic Design. ... [+]

The MA course in Graphic Design encourages the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Graphic Design.

The focus of the course is rooted in visual communication research underpinned by theory, with an emphasis on the development of a very personal body of practical work. Students may choose to work within any area of contemporary graphic design practice or explore the potential for design diversity.

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to pursue a unique personal line of inquiry within the broad subject area of Graphic Design. By the end of the programme, all students should have completed a cohesive body of work to a professional standard and be able to clearly articulate a sound intellectual rationale and a broad critical viewpoint.... [-]

Greece Thessaloniki
January 2020
Full-time
13 months
Campus
University of Pécs

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 ... [+]

Description of the Program

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.

Application Procedure

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

To apply, register on our application site (https://apply.pte.hu/), and start your application. Fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application! After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application. Examples of Subjects During the Studies ... [-]
Hungary Pécs
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Budapest Metropolitan University

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 hi ... [+]

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.

During our course, you can become a graphic designer artist who is able to respond to actual situations and present creative and artistic solutions, and who is able to create and implement high-quality work on every job platform

We are a flexible program with a fresh perspective; our strength is in our open-mindedness. With the help of our acknowledged, professional academic teachers we can provide you with the opportunity to find your own individual style. In this course we will develop your practical, functional problem-solving skills focused on design, and we strive to help you unfold your innovative solutions individually as well as in a team. We await you in a great atmosphere where your creative work can unravel through integrated courses teaching modern design thinking in a team environment.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University

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, ... [+]

MFA in Advanced Product Design

Masters programme, 120 ECTS-credits

As innovation and new technologies become more significant in the design process, the industrial designer's role as coordinator of the problem-solving process is becoming more important. The increasing complexities and demands for multi-disciplinary teamwork in the product development process demand a more holistic approach, which is one of the modern industrial designers' greatest attributes, and the basis for the Advanced Product Design Programme.

The Advanced Product Design Programme is a solution-driven education that focuses on the advanced treatment of design - using user studies, problem identification and analysis, new technologies and materials, and above all, an emphasis on innovative and new thinking - to find the best possible solution for a given problem or identified design opportunity.... [-]

Sweden Umeå
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus