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4 Master of Art Programs in Media and Design

The master's degree program is designed to allow students to further specialize with the intent of preparing them for a career in ways the undergraduate program is too broad to do. A lower level degree in a related field is usually required as a prerequisite, however.

So just what is an MA in Media and Design? This specific master’s degree focus is the primary field for advertising and effective marketing. Students usually learn the technical side of creative design, including common computer tools for the trade used to create appealing images and themes for a company’s target audience. In addition to technical education, there might be a focus on how marketing content should appear to be as effective as possible. Essentially, taking a master's in this area can prepare you to design media on a professional level.

The biggest benefit that students usually enjoy is the chance to foster their natural creative abilities and apply them to a career. Many have the visual ability, but lack the industry knowledge required to actually start working.

The costs for taking an MA in Media and Design vary greatly. Many factors, including the country, university, and the specific program you choose to study in, will play a role in determining the expenses. It is important to do your research and reach out to specific schools before settling on any program.

A degree in this field is traditionally used to find work in a marketing firm or advertising company. Besides finding a company that specializes in marketing, you could also work for the marketing department in an independent business. Jobs in this area would include web development, social marketers, and branding managers, as well as more general positions in advertising. Lastly, it is possible to work independently as a freelance agent or as a consultant.

If you are a creative individual looking to make a career out of your passion, 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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4 Results in Media and Design

College of Saint Elizabeth

The College of Saint Elizabeth's integrative and interdisciplinary M.A. in Social Media Design and Management is open to all qualified students who have a bachelor's degr ... [+]

The College of Saint Elizabeth's integrative and interdisciplinary M.A. in Social Media Design and Management is open to all qualified students who have a bachelor's degree in almost any discipline. Students in this program will:

Learn about the history and development of social media; Acquire skills to create innovative branding and graphic designs for e-markets; Write business-savvy text; Understand key communication theories and principles; and Gain the ability to market and manage social media sites for private, public and governmental employers, as well as private individuals who demand a creative web presence.

This M.A. teaches multi-disciplinary skills while keeping students abreast of changing developments, markets and sites crucial for job readiness. The 31-34 credit degree includes day, night and online classes during the full-time, two-year course of study.... [-]

USA Morristown
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Art Center College of Design

Art Center’s graduate program in Media Design Practices offers a two- or three-year Master of Fine Arts curriculum that helps ambitious designers from a variety of backgr ... [+]

Master of Fine Arts in Media Design PracticesArt Center’s graduate program in Media Design Practices offers a two- or three-year Master of Fine Arts curriculum that helps ambitious designers from a variety of backgrounds become design leaders and researchers in emerging fields. We are dedicated to defining new practices in design. Our graduates are prepared for a lifetime of invention.Our vision is to educate designers not for the world as it is, but as it is becoming, to think hard about what it means to use our agency as designers to make the world as we may want it to be.To take this on, we offer two tracks: Lab and Field. Each track, in its own way, orients the designer toward the challenges of the future and the changing role of design.In the Lab track, students work in a studio context, using design to pose questions through applied and speculative projects that engage with emerging communication technologies and cultural practices. We move beyond the problem-solving paradigm to position the designer as a researcher with a distinct point-of-view who uses design to understand and engage with the world. We are expressly preparing media designers to take high performing roles in domains that are future-oriented and whose effects are far-reaching: information and communication technology, foresight units, industry R&D, scientific research labs, communication media, knowledge production, infrastructure and policy-making, and entrepreneurial or independent practices.In the Field track, run in collaboration with Designmatters, students work in a real-world context where social issues, media infrastructure,... [-]

USA Pasadena Santa Barbara
September 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

Artists, designers and performers doing strange things with technology. That is what the MADtech study programme is about. You will be expected to employ and artistically ... [+]

Study a Master's in Media, Art, Design and Technology in the Netherlands

Artists, designers and performers doing strange things with technology. That is what the MADtech study programme is about. You will be expected to employ and artistically explore hybrid technologies to imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world. You will apply a trial-and-error and tinker mentality, with play and experimentation forming key aspects in your development and receiving special emphasis in the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives and result in artistic multimedia, performative or design work.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aalto University

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise y ... [+]

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise your creativity?

New Media Design and Production is a major subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory. You can focus on dynamic visualisation, art & culture, interaction design and interactive & generative storytelling. The programme is fully taught in English, and your master’s thesis can be written in Finnish, Swedish or English.

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Finland Espoo
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Full-time
2 years
Campus