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An MA, or Master of Arts, is a type of master’s degree awarded by many universities. Students pursuing this degree typically study subjects within the scope of arts, humanities or social sciences. The method of learning is usually seminar-based, which encourages discussions regarding the subject matter. What is an MA in Design? It is a graduate-level program that teaches students the fundame… Read more

An MA, or Master of Arts, is a type of master’s degree awarded by many universities. Students pursuing this degree typically study subjects within the scope of arts, humanities or social sciences. The method of learning is usually seminar-based, which encourages discussions regarding the subject matter.

What is an MA in Design? It is a graduate-level program that teaches students the fundamentals of design. Many programs stress interdisciplinary work and research-driven design practices. Programs may be comprised of seminars, studio workshops, and independent study that discuss retail merchandising, graphic and apparel design, and designing with digital platforms. Class discussion is usually encouraged, and design studios often offer students an opportunity to explore ideas and influences. Independent study may allow students to pursue learning opportunities in personal areas of interest within the subject. Often a Master of Arts in Design is a terminal degree.

Many students find that earning an MA in Design helps develop communication skills that are useful in a variety of formats. Students also often acquire strong observational and creative problem-solving skills. These attributes may help develop personal relationships and qualify graduates for higher salary positions.

Factors such as location, duration and program type can affect the price of enrollment in a design master’s program. Students should get in touch with their school of choice for more information regarding costs.

There are often many professional opportunities for design school graduates, who could pursue jobs in web design, interactive media or video editing. Other possibilities may include advertising, fashion design, interior design, landscape gardening, film and television production, or product and packaging design. Often students become design researchers, educators or entrepreneurs.

Many universities across the globe offer students the opportunity to earn their Master of Arts in Design degree 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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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
 
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
 

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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
 
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
Campus
 
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
 
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
Campus
 
Budapest Metropolitan University
Budapest , Hungary

During your studies you are free to design furniture pieces, hand tools, vehicles, labor-saving devices, or complex customer service systems. With the aid of your creativity y ... +

During your studies you are free to design furniture pieces, hand tools, vehicles, labor-saving devices, or complex customer service systems. With the aid of your creativity you can imagine and work out objects and environments of the future, such as robots and digital technology-based tools and devices. You will get familiar with current trends in industrial and product design. In addition, you can improve your skills in handmade and computer-based 3D modeling, 3D printing, and persuasive presentation techniques. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English, Russian
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
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Estonian Academy of Arts
Tallinn , Estonia

The Estonian Academy of Arts offers an interdisciplinary Master's programme called Design & Crafts, delivered in English. The students enter a common programme but also se ... +

The Estonian Academy of Arts offers an interdisciplinary Master's programme called Design & Crafts, delivered in English. The students enter a common programme but also select a discipline: ceramics, glass, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, accessory design or fashion design. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
30 Aug 2021
01 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Arts University Bournemouth - The Graduate School
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
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Paris College Of Art
Paris , France

Paris College of Art joins forces with MakeSense in this one-year Master’s program (MA) in Design for Social Impact that equips citizen designers with the practical know-how ( ... +

Paris College of Art joins forces with MakeSense in this one-year Master’s program (MA) in Design for Social Impact that equips citizen designers with the practical know-how (design thinking methods, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills) to successfully lead design projects that will bring positive societal changes. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Design Akademie Berlin
Berlin , Germany

Our Master’s degree program Strategic Design focuses on the systematic study of the relationships and interactions between ideas, people, brands and space, building a coherent ... +

Our Master’s degree program Strategic Design focuses on the systematic study of the relationships and interactions between ideas, people, brands and space, building a coherent set of designed decisions to effectively tackle challenges. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Apr 2021
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln , United Kingdom

This programme aims to give designers the opportunity to hone their creative and professional practice by working alongside academics and practitioners in a dynamic and interd ... +

This programme aims to give designers the opportunity to hone their creative and professional practice by working alongside academics and practitioners in a dynamic and interdisciplinary studio environment. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester , United Kingdom

MA Design Innovation considers how design acts as a catalyst for innovation leading to new products, services and user experiences. It focusses on design thinking approaches, ... +

MA Design Innovation considers how design acts as a catalyst for innovation leading to new products, services and user experiences. It focusses on design thinking approaches, to address contemporary societal and business challenges to develop a rich understanding of where design can add value. It will provide you with the skills to strategically apply design to solve complex problems in the global market. The application of design thinking is explored with the latest research and practice in design innovation, design management and design strategy, that supports you to develop a holistic view of design and creatively apply the theory in your specialist area. Design research, empathy and user-centred development are at the core of the programme that reveals unmet user needs and, in turn, generate insights that lead to desirable products and services in a commercial and societal context. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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