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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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The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

The master's programme Ecology Futures focuses on the role of new media art and design research in interpreting, analyzing, critiquing, experiencing and visualizing ecological ... +

The master's programme Ecology Futures focuses on the role of new media art and design research in interpreting, analyzing, critiquing, experiencing and visualizing ecological degradation and its broad network of cause and effect. It introduce to artistic methodologies and technologies that are informed by science; conducting fieldwork, deep mapping, use of AI in text writing, use of opensource datasets and software, using earth observation data, sensory technologies, storytelling through science fiction writing, artistic journalism, material research and microbiology. Through artistic research rooted in scientific methodologies, students will be challenged to develop their own position, both theoretical and practical. 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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Hamburg, Germany

Are you looking for a master's which will boost your career prospects in the creative arts? BSBI is proud to offer a master's programme in Visual Communication in partnership ... +

Are you looking for a master's which will boost your career prospects in the creative arts? BSBI is proud to offer a master's programme in Visual Communication in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). On this 18-month programme, you will explore the ways in which you can convey messages and meaning through a diverse range of media - from illustration and motion to digital - and you’ll be encouraged to develop new skills to strengthen and inform your design language. -
MA
Full-time
18 months
English
May 2022
Campus
 
eLearning Academy for Communication GmbH
Eisenstadt, Austria

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of cross-media marketing communication and increase your career opportunities? Would you like to study independent of time and place and d ... +

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of cross-media marketing communication and increase your career opportunities? Would you like to study independent of time and place and decide for yourself how much time you want to spend on your continued education? Does your professional experience leave you with the feeling that you cannot learn anything new in a bachelor’s degree programme? Would you still like to round off your expertise academically and thus improve your professional standing? Have you already completed a degree in marketing and now find yourself in the communications and marketing industry and urgently need more expertise in the field? Are you looking for an interdisciplinary study programme that merges the know-how of various institutes and many years of experience? And all this in combination with individual support? Then, the online study programme Marketing Communication in the specialization Cross-media Marketing Communication International is right for you! -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
English, German
Online
 

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Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Our MA Visual Communication Design (Management), has been crafted to meet the demands of 21st-century design thinking and is unique in its focus on preparing you for emerging ... +

Our MA Visual Communication Design (Management), has been crafted to meet the demands of 21st-century design thinking and is unique in its focus on preparing you for emerging careers. Created for aspiring design sector professionals, the course gives you the opportunity to bring your creative talent to the foreground while learning vital modern disciplines in the business side of the design and visual communication industry. Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this MA is for future managers who will use design leadership techniques and apply design management strategies to drive successful outcomes in their organisations. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Institute Digital Communication Environments
Basel, Switzerland

The combination of iconic practice, iconic theory, and iconic research forms the profile of the MA in Digital Communication Environments.

The combination of iconic practice, iconic theory, and iconic research forms the profile of the MA in Digital Communication Environments. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2022
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 2022
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

The MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development explores the sustainable development and regeneration of the built environment.

The MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development explores the sustainable development and regeneration of the built environment. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Advance your personal aesthetic through the study of contemporary practices and critical reflection.

Advance your personal aesthetic through the study of contemporary practices and critical reflection. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Malta
Msida, 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
English
Campus
 
Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, United Kingdom

The MA Design and Innovation course enables graduates and practitioners to question the nature of their practice and its context relative to the creative industries.

The MA Design and Innovation course enables graduates and practitioners to question the nature of their practice and its context relative to the creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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
 
London School Of Design And Marketing
London, United Kingdom

In a complex and challenging market, design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, as it provides innovation and differentiation. London School of Design ... +

In a complex and challenging market, 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 and critical thinking 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
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Our MA Visual Communication: Graphic Design course is an intensive studio-based programme that combines creative and professional development. Offering opportunities for work ... +

Our MA Visual Communication: Graphic Design course is an intensive studio-based programme that combines creative and professional development. Offering opportunities for work placements with industry partners including Hearst Magazines UK, the course is focused on developing industry-ready skills for careers in graphic communication design and related fields -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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
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
Oct 2022
31 Aug 2022
Campus