Masters of Arts in Design

Compare 19 MA Programs in Design

MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

Design studies are often a fusion of engineering principles and design. Architecture, graphic design, retail merchandising, and apparel design are informed by design studies coursework. Designing on digital platforms and fabrication of product prototypes are practiced in design labs.

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Master of Arts and Design

John Naisbitt University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Serbia Belgrade

The main objective of the Master of Arts and Design study program at the Faculty of Art and Design is the development of knowledge, implementation, and development of the artistic skills of students through the Masterwork. With the help of a mentor, students develop their scientific and artistic skills through lectures, workshops, study trips and various presentations. [+]

The main objective of the Master of Arts and Design study program at the Faculty of Art and Design, is the development of knowledge, implementation and development of the artistic skills of students through the Master work. With the help of a mentor, students develop their scientific and artistic skills through lectures, workshops, study trips and various presentations.

Study program is a two-semester interdisciplinary theoretical continuation of undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts and Design, directed towards acquiring the necessary education for deeper understanding of the postulates and standards in the field of contemporary art and design, and creative phenomenon and their changing through creativity, in line with modern technological or visual demands of the market.... [-]


MA Design

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 Singapore

What is the role of design and the designer in today’s fast-changing world? As technologies progress rapidly, so do the possibilities of what constitutes design expand. Along with the growth of societies, as communities reimagine themselves, the designer’s canvas evolves as well from not only creating solutions, to preserving the values and thinking behind them in response to constrained resources as diverse needs increase. [+]

What is the role of design and the designer in today’s fast-changing world? As technologies progress rapidly, so do the possibilities of what constitutes design expand. Along with the growth of societies, as communities reimagine themselves, the designer’s canvas evolves as well from not only creating solutions, to preserving the values and thinking behind them in response to constrained resources as diverse needs increase.

Therefore as design exists within an increasingly complex and interconnected world, we need to emphasise the social, environmental and downstream impact of designed products, services and systems. We will need to factor in not just market-driven forces and material possibilities, but what the making process itself means. This is why the practices of Design and Design Research are increasingly important across industry contexts, whereby we rethink not only the makeup of the solutions but the process of inquiry that generate those solutions as well.... [-]


MA in Design

Hunan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 China Changsha Zhengzhou + 2 more

We aim to cultivate students who have solid theoretical foundation and excellent research ability, and based on the Chinese culture foundation and international perspective, have a strong ability to combined sensibility and rationality, science and art to adapt to the modern design requirements and future design current, able to engage in research, teaching and management works in related fields of art and design. [+]

MA in Design

We aim to cultivate students who have solid theoretical foundation and excellent research ability, and based on the Chinese culture foundation and international perspective, have a strong ability to combined sensibility and rationality, science and art to adapt to the modern design requirements and future design current, able to engage in research, teaching and management works in related fields of art and design.Research Area:

Product design and design systems Digital media design and identity design Design history and design strategy Environment and art design

The education system and cultivation mode:

We accept the flexible educational system, study period is 2-4 years, and the first school year will finish all specialized courses. We implement the system of "design study" dominated mentor responsibility, mentors responsible for the graduate business guidance and ideological education, and compose Steering Group to responsible for postgraduate training and assessment. The credit system. The total credits are 70 credits. Course: 34 credits, Academic activity: 2 credits, Opening report: 2 credits, Graduation design, and dissertation: 32 credits. [-]

Master of Culture and Arts - Design

Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined 3 semesters August 2018 Finland Kouvola Kotka Mikkeli + 1 more

The scope of the degree programme is 60 cr, of which 30 cr is for the development project thesis. The studies last approximately 1.5 years [+]

Master of Culture and Arts - Design

Higher University of Applied Sciences Degree in Design

The scope of the degree programme is 60 cr, of which 30 cr is for the development project thesis. The studies last approximately 1.5 years.

The language of instruction is English.The studies will begin in autumn 2012, 18 student places.

The degree programme is designated for students having a BA degree either in industrial design, technology, business, interior architecture or another applicable academic degree together with a minimum of three years working life experience after completing their BA degree.

This programme is designated to professionals working within design intensive fields of business and provides for innovation management and design leadership tools for a variety of design disciplines.... [-]


Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Campus Part time 24 months

The programme - Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) aims to provide education and training to professionals with instructional design processes and to broaden the knowledge base and skills of professionals who are applying. [+]

Program Objectives

The programme aims to provide education and training to professionals with instructional design processes and to broaden the knowledge base and skills of professionals who are applying, managing and developing information technologies in school and in corporate environments.

Programme Details

The Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) programme is designed for education and training professionals working in schools, universities, polytechnics, businesses and industries and e-learning environments. It is concerned with the application, development and management of information technologies, including e-learning, for solving instructional problems in school and corporate learning environments.... [-]


MA in Design

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the programme is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation. [+]

The purpose of the programme is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation.

Admission requirements

A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree. A “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules.

Selection criteria

In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their work to an interview panel. A portfolio would be requested if further evidence is required of a students’ readiness to conduct textual or artefactual research. In case of textual research the portfolio would contain examples of written research, and in the case of artefactual research, a portfolio with the design would be required.... [-]


Master of Arts in Contemporary Design

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Contemporary Design Programme enables designers to nurture an artistic mindset in a multidisciplinary environment that fuels design innovations as well as personal and business engagements. In the program, the design is understood in a broad sense including experimental and conceptual works from the spheres of critical and speculative design, experimental design, contemporary craft and product design. [+]

Description of the programme

The Contemporary Design Programme enables designers to nurture an artistic mindset in a multidisciplinary environment that fuels design innovations as well as personal and business engagements. In the program, a design is understood in a broad sense including experimental and conceptual works from the spheres of critical and speculative design, experimental design, contemporary craft and product design.

The education prepares the students to develop their own creative and experimental processes to explore and materialize ideas, concepts and final designs. Alongside their own creative work, students study in multidisciplinary teams and develop their skills to present, exhibit, produce and commercialize their design works and talent.... [-]


MA V&A/RCA History of Design

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time 15 months October 2018 United Kingdom London

The V&A/RCA History of Design programme is internationally recognised as the leading centre for the postgraduate study of the history of design and material culture. As jointly offered by two world-leading centres for scholarship and creativity, the RCA and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), [+]

About the Programme

The V&A/RCA History of Design programme is internationally recognised as the leading centre for the postgraduate study of the history of design and material culture. As jointly offered by two world-leading centres for scholarship and creativity, the RCA and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), we teach and research cultural, social, economic, political and technological history through artefacts and our interactions with them. Projects and expertise range across global geographies, from the early fifteenth century to the present day.

For 2018/9, we are offering three pathways within the MA: design and material culture; performance and photography.

V&A/RCA History of Design is based on the principle that researching, analysing and communicating history through artefacts is a practice-based discipline and can play an important public role. We embrace the history that is public-facing, experimental and committed to scholarly excellence, as befits our location in the public museum and the art school. We bring a distinctly global outlook to historical questions, whether this means placing local histories in comparative context or tracing global networks through material culture.... [-]


MA Design Products

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London

The MA programme provides students who have already acquired knowledge and skills in various areas of design with an academic framework in which to continue to develop their own professional direction. The course takes a pluralistic view of the students’ ideas and interests and there is an atmosphere that encourages experimental, [+]

About the programme

The Design Products programme is about creativity for purpose – educating students to be design leaders, who address real-world challenges through balancing high levels of creativity and technical capability with contextual insight and empathy for people.

The Design Products identity is characterised by a pluralistic approach to designing for purpose through a number of design cultures – Design through Making, Design for Manufacture, Object Mediated Interactions, Design as Catalyst and Exploring Emergent Futures – which are underpinned by a set of contextual and real-world themes. This provides a platform for students to conceptualise and validate ideas by provoking, challenging people, places, things and systems through crafted artefacts. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Design major in Space and Communication

HEAD - Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The program champions an explorative approach to design where investigation through thinking and making is critical to the development of a designers personal practice and their future professional progress. The MA program content is devised to give students all they require towards developing personal themes and establishing a strong individual design practice. [+]

The program champions an explorative approach to design where investigation through thinking and making is critical to the development of a designers personal practice and their future professional progress. The MA program content is devised to give students all they require towards developing personal themes and establishing a strong individual design practice.

As a student on the MA, you will spend two years in transdisciplinary workshops, working with experimental media and materials, learning a broad range of specialized tools and techniques to create unique innovative experiential environments, situations, interventions.

By the end of year 1, you will have gained the confidence and skills necessary to establish the framework and methods necessary to take a major design project from inception to completion.... [-]


Master in Design

London School Of Design And Marketing
Online Full time 12 months July 2018 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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.

London School of Design and Marketing... [-]


Master of Arts in Design

Zurich University of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Switzerland Zürich

Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Design deepen their existing design expertise through building an expanded set of disciplinary, entrepreneurial, and research skills. Our full-time three-semester programme has a strong research orientation, requiring students to undertake an individual Master projector to choose, manage, and bring to completion a proposed cooperation project. This course model creates the ideal conditions for graduates to enter positions of responsibility in enterprises, or to set up their own agencies, or to devote themselves to teaching and research, or to pursue an academic career by undertaking doctoral work leading to a Ph.D. [+]

Im Master of Arts in Design entwickeln Designerinnen und Designer sowie Persönlichkeiten aus designverwandten Gebieten ihre Könnerschaft und erreichen eine fachliche Exzellenz. Im Zentrum des Masterstudiums steht die forschungsorientierte Arbeits- und Denkweise entlang des eigenen Designprojekts. Die Kombination aus hoher Eigenverantwortung, reflexivem und interdisziplinärem Denken, einer eigenen Designhaltung sowie unternehmerischem Handeln spielt bei der Befähigung für die weiteren Karriereschritte eine ebenso entscheidende Rolle wie die Anschlussfähigkeit zu internationaler Praxis oder weiterführender Hochschulbildung.

Das Studium orientiert sich dabei an einem forschungsorientierten Modell, in welchem die Studierenden über drei Semester fokussiert ihr individuelles Masterprojekt zur Reife entwickeln. Ergebnisse sind zukunftsorientierte Designlösungen wie auch vermittelbares Wissen und neue Methoden.... [-]


MA in Interdisciplinary Design

Frederick University
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The MA in Interdisciplinary Design programme encourages students to challenge and explore conventional boundaries of various art and design disciplines, borrowing and experimenting creatively. Interdisciplinary methodologies are investigated and applied aiming in the advancement and development of new and novel design discourses. [+]

The MA in Interdisciplinary Design programme encourages students to challenge and explore conventional boundaries of various art and design disciplines, borrowing and experimenting creatively. Interdisciplinary methodologies are investigated and applied aiming at the advancement and development of new and novel design discourses. The programme encourages and respects critical theory as well as in-depth understanding of the material and the practice of making. Furthermore it offers a close relation with the professional industry and provides opportunities for collaboration on real-life local and international projects.

The programme is anchored in the area of Design, allowing each individual student to follow the areas of expertise provided by two major streams, which reflect the needs of upcoming new industries:... [-]


Master of Arts in Design (specialization in Product Design)

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The MA in Product Design developed out of the MA in Design, first as a specialization and now as its own complete degree program. You will learn a contemporary approach to design founded on the Italian design culture. You will explore the ideas and strategies of professional designers in order to develop your own personal design identity. You will analyze new reference scenarios on innovative topics and design or re-design objects through fostering an experiential and physical relationship with them. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN DESIGN – PRODUCT DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. Program ... [-]

Master of Arts in Design (specialization in Interior Design)

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The course deeply explores the issues and the methodological processes related to the design of interior spaces, with the aim of developing professional profiles that are mature, aware, trustworthy and flexible, able to express themselves successfully in the global market of creative jobs. [+]

MASTER OF ARTS IN DESIGN – INTERIOR DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]