Master of Science Programs in Arts

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For those looking to advance their education for postgraduate learning, a Master of Science (MSc) is a potential option. This type of degree is offered in many different countries around the world. They generally include both lessons and research to give students a firm grasp of their chosen field, usually in the sciences and sometimes in the social sciences.

What is an MSc in Arts? An MSc in Arts involves studying topics like economics, finance, marketing, and sponsorship, and applying them to the arts. Thorough knowledge of these topics allows students to thrive in an arts community where they can be smart about the handling and distribution of art. An MSc in Arts can also include studies of the visual arts and fashion. Some programs have certain admission requirements, such as requiring the applicant to have an arts major. 

This degree provides an opportunity for those that have a love of art to put their passion to practical use in a work environment. Instead of attaining general knowledge, students can zero in on information that will assist them in attaining a realistic and specific type of career. Those with an MSc in Arts will have an advantage when seeking competitive careers.

Cost for MSc programs varies greatly depending on the university or country in which the lessons are held. To find the cost of receiving such a degree, potential students should research and contact specific institutions.

Those with an MSc in Arts can expect to find a wide variety of careers including those in management, such as gallery manager, project manager, consultant, fundraiser, or curator. With this type of degree, students can also find positions teaching visual arts for primary and secondary education, or positions in departments for luxury brands.

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MS, Instructional Design and Technology

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

This MS degree will teach you how to design and improve instructional technologies, helping a range of organizations to improve their learning systems and the experiences of students or participants. [+]

MSc Degrees in Arts. MS, Instructional Design and Technology This MS degree will teach you how to design and improve instructional technologies, helping a range of organizations to improve their learning systems and the experiences of students or participants. You will gain an understanding of how different people learn and how to facilitate all forms of learning. These skills will help you impact the world; you could be designing technologies that affect everything from medical training to children’s educational apps. As technology continues to advance rapidly, graduates from this course will be immersed in the latest theories and techniques. With this qualification, you will be able to change the landscape of traditional education and training. Typical career paths for graduates include: Corporate trainer Performance improvement coordinator Educational technology specialist Director of instructional design technologies Curriculum designer Curriculum and instructional director Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency*: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. [-]

MSc Architectural Design

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme will encourage students to develop a speculative and experimental approach to architectural design through the use of advanced digital tools and techniques. It is designed for students of architecture and related disciplines, who wish to continue their academic, intellectual and professional skills beyond the requirements of their professionally recognised qualification. [+]

The MSc in Architectural Design is run by Professor Neil Spiller and Head of Department Nic Clear; the programme encourages students to develop a speculative and experimental approach to architectural design through the use of advanced digital tools and techniques. It is aimed at students of architecture and related disciplines, who wish to continue their academic, intellectual and professional skills beyond the requirements of their professionally recognised qualification. The programme aims to address and redefine new trends and knowledge in the field of architecture and offers a postgraduate design framework strongly supported by theoretical components. Teaching is by members of the AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research) group students who are encouraged to develop a personal focus and independent research position within the programme framework. It is particularly geared towards students who wish to go on to study at MPhil/PhD. The programme is not validated by a professional body and does not provide exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 professional examination or from the Architects' Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 prescript. The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. Our building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian. The aims of the programme are: To develop research concerning the impact of advanced technology on architectural design, and to contribute on a discussion on issues such as aesthetics, philosophy and cybernetics To concern itself with the technologies of virtuality (exploring fully immersed, mixed and augmented environments); time based digital media (film, video and animation), nano and bio technology (micro-landscapes and architecture, ethics, sustainability and ecology) including reflexive environments and cybernetic systems Contents Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Master Project (60 credits) Advanced Architectural Design 01 (Project Themes) (40 credits) Architectural Thesis (40 credits) Theories of Architectural Design (20 credits) Future Representations (20 credits) [-]

MSc in Architecture

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

L'Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio aims to create the new architect, capable of taking on the developements that have occurred in the profession in an effective way. [+]

Goals and Contents The Master of Science in Architecture offers the opportunity to acquire the most advanced theoretical knowledge and operative skills for the practice of contemporary architectural design. Architectural design is taught through its disciplinary foundations and is closely related with technological innovation, environmental issues, models of territorial management and the themes of restoration and reestablishment of the historical, architectural and environmental heritage. The objective the Master pursues is to train professionals who, on the basis of the acquired awareness and in-depth knowledge of the complexity of current architectural practice, are competent both to carry out the functions of direct architectural design and to coordinate the different specialists involved in professional projects. The study programme consists of a series of theoretical lectures and design studios dedicated to arguments and methods of architectural design in its different forms (housing, services industry, culture, etc.) and scales (from interior design to the architectural structure, all the way up to the urban and territorial plan). The programme draws on three different but correlated teaching approaches. The first consists in theoretical courses pertaining to the methodological, technological and historical knowledge that will enable future architects to explore critically central themes of contemporary architectural culture. The second approach is embodied in the so called "horizontal design studios" and combines theoretical consideration with practical design work carried out on individual case studies. The third approach entails, each semester, the choice of a design studio which focuses on a specific project typology, whether architectural or urban. The last semester is entirely dedicated to the drafting of the final thesis, which consists in a project that is related to a topic chosen by the design studio professor. Although each professor chooses a different topic to be developed by his students, all concern a specific site selected by the school. Graduates are qualified to practice architecture as independent professionals or working with large architectural firms. Thanks to the acquired skills, which cover the whole project process and the different scales of intervention, graduates are prepared for the elaboration of projects ranging from the preliminary project to the working drawings.... [-]


MSc in Industrial Design

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

The department of Industrial Design focuses on the design of intelligent systems, services and related products for societal transformation. Examples include: intelligent lighting systems, motivational technologies to support a healthy lifestyle, toys and gaming applications to support social interaction and physical activity, wearable technologies, systems and appliances to connect people, etc. [+]

The department of Industrial Design focuses on the design of intelligent systems, services and related products for societal transformation. Examples include: intelligent lighting systems, motivational technologies to support a healthy lifestyle, toys and gaming applications to support social interaction and physical activity, wearable technologies, systems and appliances to connect people, etc. Industrial design transcends traditional considerations of form and function. It encompasses interaction and system adaptation, while also focusing on user needs and creating engaging user experiences. You are equipped to go beyond simply designing artefacts or experiences. You are empowered to achieve true change by tackling challenges associated with specific societal and business contexts. The Master’s degree program in Industrial Design is fundamentally multidisciplinary and comprises three areas of study: engineering, social sciences and arts & crafts. You are expected to achieve an adequate level in all three areas. Also, you are expected to be academically and analytically competent, and have well-developed social and ethical skills. The department applies a unique teaching model. Through competency centered and self-directed learning you develop your very own vision and identity as designer. [-]

MSc in Landscape Architecture

Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Copenhagen

As an MSc in landscape architecture and urban design, you shape the future urban environments and housing areas, parks and landscapes, so that they provide excellent human and natural settings for many years to come. [+]

Master of Science (MSc) in Landscape ArchitectureAs an MSc in landscape architecture and urban design, you shape the future urban environments and housing areas, parks and landscapes, so that they provide excellent human and natural settings for many years to come.

The programme is offered in English.

During the two-year MSc programme in Landscape Architecture you work with design, planning and analysis, in order to create attractive, varied and sustainable urban areas and landscapes which people use actively and thus bring to life.

When studying for an MSc in Landscape Architecture, you specialise in landscape planning, green space management or urban design. Within these fields you learn to undertake programming, planning, design and management at local and regional scales, developing competences in architectural method, natural and social sciences.... [-]


Master of Science in Game Design

Full Sail University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Winter Park

The program’s specialized courses focus on core concepts in teamwork, project development, design and prototyping, and usability, as well as a grounding in different types of software. [+]

The video game industry is expanding into a variety of areas, reaching a broader audience than ever before. Big-budget genres such as first-person shooters, online role-playing games, rhythm games, and sports titles provide gamers with sophisticated gameplay, graphics, and storylines that could hardly have been imagined a decade ago. At the same time, the indie game space is rich with titles exploring a variety of unique themes and mechanics, and the social, mobile, educational, and simulation markets are becoming increasingly visible and profitable. The gaming industry relies on the combined talents of producers, designers, artists, programmers, and usability and quality assurance experts to create games to meet the tastes of these diverse audiences. Full Sail’s Game Design master’s degree program is designed to prepare students with the leadership skills and knowledge needed to pursue roles in many aspects of the development process, shaping the next generation of innovation in gaming. The program’s specialized courses focus on core concepts in teamwork, project development, design and prototyping, and usability, as well as a grounding in different types of software. Through this curriculum, you’ll learn practical applications of the game development process from both the technical and managerial sides. In the final months of the program, you’ll bring that balanced knowledge together as you work toward your capstone. You’ll take part in an immersive game development experience within Full Sail’s professional-level studios in which you’ll work in teams to craft client and student-driven projects for a variety of platforms. As you explore core development roles, and experience what it means to lead and participate within teams throughout different stages of the process, you’ll build the skills and knowledge required of development and management roles at a game studio. [-]

Master of Science in User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Jönköping University
Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. [+]

MSc Degrees in Arts. This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. User experience in ever changing environment Personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, and wearables are replacing desktop computers at the workplace and in the home. Work is often done on the go, in a mobile and ever changing environment – switching from one device to another and moving first from the office to the bus stop, and then home. Since the emergence of the iPhone, user experience design has become central to making our interactions with all kinds of digital devices functional, productive, and inspiring – thus raising expectations when we use business IT systems. IT architectures fuel cross-channel, mobile, and cloud-based solutions. Companies and individuals move their data to the cloud, they use software as a service (SaaS), and they engage both socially and commercially via the Internet. Meanwhile, in the workplace, manufacturers have introduced intelligent robotics to automate production. Rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected The underlying information systems supporting this shift are changing too, introducing new constraints and goals. This requires a new mindset, a rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected to transform enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and to deliver a supportive IT architecture. This masters will equip you with knowledge and skills to tackle these challenges. You will learn user experience design, IT architecture and enterprise architecture. You will be able to design and develop mobile and server-side solutions, as well as learn to master the fundamentals of service design and cloud computing. After graduation With this Master's degree you will be prepared to work in various roles such as user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, IT architect or IT strategist, cloud solution architect, or enterprise architect. You will also be prepared for doctoral studies. Courses within the programme Courses are preliminary and may be subject to change. Year 1 Industrial Product Realisation: Process - Methods – Leadership 9 credits User Experience Design 6 credits Information Architecture and Semantic Technologies 6 credits Development for Mobile, Wearable and Smart Devices 6 credits Enterprise Architecture and IT Architecture 7.5 credits Entrepreneurial Governance of IT 7.5 credits Cross-Channel User Experience and Service Design 6 credits Development of Server-side Solutions 6 credits Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 1 6 credits Year 2 Industry Placement Course 9 credits Elective course: Cloud Computing and Data Analytics 6 credits Software Engineering - a Product Perspective 6 credits Product Specification and Requirements Management 6 credits Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 2 9 credits Final Thesis Work, Master 30 credits Facts Credits: 120,0 ECTS credits Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in informatics, computer science, computer engineering, interaction design (with relevant courses in web programming), or equivalent. Proof of English profiency is required. [-]

MSc Human Geography: Urban Geography

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's in Urban Geography provides students with a better understanding of the global and local processes that shape cities today. The 21st century will undoubtedly be an urban age. [+]

Urban Geography: Global and Local Perspectives on Cities The Master's in Urban Geography provides students with a better understanding of the global and local processes that shape cities today. The 21st century will undoubtedly be an urban age. As processes of globalisation and economic restructuring have contributed to unanticipated urban growth across the globe, cities are considered to be key engines for innovation and economic growth and have been rediscovered as attractive places to live, work and play. This celebration of urban life and cities as places of infinite opportunities, however, is only one side of the story. Urban social challenges Cities are confronted with substantial social challenges related to polarisation and urban inequality, processes of segregation, fragmentation and privatisation of the urban landscape. Consequently, cities are places of both unanticipated wealth and concentrated poverty, deprivation and vulnerability, shaping the life experiences and opportunities of urban dwellers in diverging and complex ways. This raises important questions about urban inequality and social justice. Themes in Urban Geography In the Urban Geography programme students will explore a number of interrelated themes: urban inequalities and social justice socio-spatial dynamics of the city everyday urban geographies. These themes are explored in cities around the world, highlighting similarities and differences in the transformation of urban spaces and places Studying Geography in Amsterdam Geography is all about studying people, space and place - and Amsterdam is the perfect location and junction to study, explore and experience geography. Furthermore, the University of Amsterdam, a major research university, offers a Master’s programme taught by academic staff of one of the highest ranking geography departments in continental Europe. Last but not least, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) of Amsterdam provides a vibrant and international academic community. The GSSS values diversity in both research and academic content, academic staff and the student population. Focus on research: academic staff The lecturers in the Master's track Political Geography are all active researchers involved in the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), Amsterdam research centres such as Centre of Urban Studies, IMES, ACCESS EUROPE and numerous international research networks and projects. The programme is enriched by the staff‘s research expertise and networks. This track builds on cutting-edge research projects from the related research group of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research. Insights from these research projects are integrated into the main thematic course, and the master thesis projects which take place in the second semester of the programme. The teaching in this track is organised in small groups. This results in small scale research communities in which academic staff and students work closely together in a less formal and more open environment. Student profile The Master’s programme Human Geography welcomes both international and Dutch students; both UvA alumni and students from other (Dutch and foreign) universities; both students with a bachelor degree in Human Geography & Planning and students with a bachelor degree in a related discipline and field of study. This makes the group of students very diverse and results in an international classroom with stimulating group discussions, as all participants bring in their specific background and experiences. The programme is very high-level and demanding, and we expect students to devote full attention to their studies during the entire year. Students are not only actively involved in the content of the programme by organising track seminar sessions, but are also continuously challenged by involved academic staff to explore the boundaries of human geography. Competencies Within various interdisciplinary and problem oriented projects, the programme encourages students to develop their skills in: GIS – Geographical Information Systems Social Science research methods – both qualitative and quantitative methods, and mixed methods; Presentation and Communication – to pitch an idea or present research outcomes; Cooperation – to work in teams and evaluate the work of peers. The combination of acquiredskills, together with the specialisation track and the focus in the thesis will prepare students for their future career as a geographer in a wide array of institutional contexts: either public service, private sector or civil society, in either local, national, international or transnational organisations. Ambition in research? For students interested in this field of study, we also offer a two-year Research Master’s programme in International Development Studies and Urban Studies. [-]

Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP)

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The MCRP Program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comrehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. [+]

MSc Degrees in Arts. About the Program The Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comrehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. General Characteristics The Master of City & Regional Planning degree (MCRP) is an applied, comprehensive, and professionally-based program. It is open to students with high standards of academic achievement who wish to pursue careers in city and regional planning. It is structured to prepare graduates to function in a general context of city planning, as well as in an area of special emphasis. The core courses cover planning theory, methods, law, and formulation and implementation of plans and policies. Students may choose to pursue specialized studies in four areas: Urban Design Environment and Sustainability Transportation Housing, Economic, and Community Development In addition, skill building in all aspects of planning communications (visual, verbal, written) is stressed. The City & Regional Planning Department jointly offers the MCRP degree with the Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in transportation planning. The MCRP program is structured to meet the needs of those who have earned baccalaureate degrees in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental studies, economics, business, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, political science, environmental or urban studies, natural resources management, and ecology. The program is six quarters (two years) in duration and consists of 72 approved units (not including courses necessary to compensate for deficiencies). Because of the sequencing of courses, students admitted to the program are generally expected to begin their studies in the fall quarter. Students with prerequisite coursework deficiencies and those with backgrounds allowing waivers of first-year core courses may be admitted in other quarters. The degree culminates in a thesis (CRP 599), professional project (CRP 596), or a community planning studio (CRP 556). Students have an opportunity to develop a close working relationship with the planning faculty. Self-directed study, tailored to the student's interests and needs, is also encouraged. Prerequisites Students entering the MCRP program are required to have a background in computers and computer applications equivalent to the Cal Poly course, CSC 110 Computers and Computer Applications: Windows. This includes knowledge of Microsoft Windows, word processing and spreadsheets. Applicants for admission to the Master of City & Regional Planning program are expected to: Have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, Have attained a grade point average of 3.0 in last 90 quarter units of undergraduate work, Provide the CRP Department with the results of the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test in cases of borderline grade point average, Give indications of motivation, maturity, and high standards of academic involvement through work and references (three letters required) and submission of a project or paper demonstrating writing ability, Provide a statement (maximum of 500 words) demonstrating an understanding of, and areas of interest in, city and regional planning, career and educational objectives. Applicants lacking prerequisites or other background requirements for classified standing requirements may be admitted on a conditionally classified basis, depending on the results of an individual analysis of their applications. For additional information and clarification, see Janet in the CRP office (05-313) for administrative issues and Prof. Nuworosoo (21-117A), the MCRP Program Coordinator, for advising and program issues. [-]

MSc Architectural Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years September 2017 USA Milwaukee + 1 more

Reach the next level of expertise with a master’s degree in Architectural Engineering. You’ll enjoy convenient scheduling and one-on-one interaction with expert faculty who bring their real-world experience to the classroom. [+]

Reach the next level of expertise with a master’s degree in Architectural Engineering. You’ll enjoy convenient scheduling and one-on-one interaction with expert faculty who bring their real-world experience to the classroom. MSOE’s Master of Science in Architectural Engineering (MSAE) degree offers an emphasis in either structural engineering or in mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) systems. Students that select the MEP option have the ability to choose elective courses to focus on mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems. It meets the needs of architectural, civil or structural engineers who desire increased knowledge to design structural, mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems for modern buildings. With the MSAE degree, you’ll enhance your analytical and design capabilities and increase your professional flexibility. For recent graduates with a civil or architectural engineering degree, earning an MSAE will accelerate the Professional Engineer credential. Program Overview The MSAE requires that you have completed an undergraduate curriculum in either architectural engineering or civil engineering, or another closely related field. The MSAE program has two specialty tracks, one that focuses on structural systems, and one that focuses on mechanical-electrical-plumbing systems. Each specialty has a group of core classes in that particular specialty area, as well as graduate elective courses that allow students to specialize in courses that are of interest to their career. A complete list of the core and elective courses for each specialty can be found in the graduate catalog. Undergraduate students in the AE program have the option to apply in their junior year to add the MSAE degree as a 5-year program option. Curriculum Format The MSAE is a flexible program, with courses offered evenings with the option of a two-, three- or five-year program. Classes meet one evening per week during the academic quarter. Students enrolled in MSOE’s bachelor in architectural engineering program may pursue a dual degree. The MSAE program requires completion of 45 graduate credits, with at least 36 of the credits obtained in technical specialty courses. There are two curriculum tracks available – the Capstone Report Track and the Capstone Project Track. Financial Aid All MSOE graduate students are eligible to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Most of MSOE’s graduate students are employed full-time and over 70% receive employer tuition support. If you are employed, we also recommend that you speak with your employer about tuition reimbursement assistance. Curriculum Format The MSAE is a flexible program, with courses offered evenings with the option of a two-, three- or five-year program. Classes meet one evening per week during the academic quarter. Students enrolled in MSOE’s bachelor in architectural engineering program may pursue a dual degree. The MSAE program requires completion of 45 graduate credits, with at least 36 of the credits obtained in structural engineering courses. There are two curriculum tracks available – the Capstone Report Track and the Capstone Project Track. Capstone Report Track: Involves undertaking a literature research study, writing a formal report and presenting the findings. Capstone Report Curriculum AE-610 Applied Finite Elements AE-616 Structural Stability AE-732 Steel Design for Buildings (AISI) AE-612 Structural Dynamics AE-614 Lateral Loads on Structural Systems AE-742 Foundation Design AE-740 Reinforced Concrete Member Design AE-720 Masonry Design AE-750 Wood Design AE-730 AISC Steel Design AE-760 Modern Structural Systems AE-746 Reinforced Concrete Structure Design AE-744 Prestressed Concrete Design Elective (any graduate-level course) AE-800 Research and Presentation Capstone Project Track: Enables the student to integrate the concepts learned in the classroom into a specific application. The project may focus on design issues, research, or other related topics. At the conclusion, a project presentation will be given to a faculty committee. Capstone Project Curriculum AE-610 Applied Finite Elements AE-616 Structural Stability AE-750 Wood Design AE-612 Structural Dynamics AE-614 Lateral Loads on Structural Systems AE-742 Foundation Design AE-740 Reinforced Concrete Member Design AE-720 Masonry Design Elective AE-730 AISC Steel Design AE-760 Modern Structural Systems Elective AE-800 Research and Presentation AE-890 Structural Engineering Design I AE-892 Structural Engineering Design II Outcomes and Objectives Student Outcomes The outcomes of the Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program are such that, at the time of graduation, each graduate will be able to: perform structural analysis on structural systems and structural components comprised of many types of material subjected to gravity, wind and/or seismic loads. design structural systems made up of many structural components and structural materials; structural members; and connections in accordance with current building codes and specifications. individually complete a structural engineering project addressing the complex requirements of modern structures. Program Educational Objectives The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program will produce graduates who: will be able to confidently meet the responsibilities of a professional structural engineer will, if so desired, be employed in the field of structural engineering will, if so desired, be able to become licensed professional engineers will, if so desired, be able to obtain a Ph.D. in structural engineering or civil engineering. [-]

Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning (Leuven)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus 120 hours September 2017 Belgium Leuven

As an internationally oriented programme developing a critical understanding of contemporary conditions of cities and urban regions, the Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning aims to cultivate innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through design, planning and policies. It prepares students for leadership roles in urban design, urban development and management, and strategic planning, with a special focus on European-wide urban problems. [+]

MSc Degrees in Arts. As an internationally oriented programme developing a critical understanding of contemporary conditions of cities and urban regions, the Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning aims to cultivate innovative concepts and strategies for qualitative interventions in urban territories through design, planning and policies. It prepares students for leadership roles in urban design, urban development and management, and strategic planning, with a special focus on European-wide urban problems. What is the Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning about? The Master of Science in Urbanism and Strategic Planning (MaUSP) is a four-semester academic degree offered within the Faculty of Engineering Science by the Department of Architecture. The programme interacts with research conducted by the research groups active in the department. The MaUSP programme is part of the European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU), and students can apply to attend one or two semesters abroad at one of the partner universities - UPC Barcelona, TU Delft or IUAV Venezia - to obtain the additional European Postgraduate Master of Urbanism. The joint EMU programme is a collaborative effort bringing together the best components of existing curricula, creating new courses and offering a top-ranking professional degree by combining the specificity and strengths of the participating universities. The consortium functions as a platform for promoting an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and research projects on current urban trends in Europe and the world. Structure Courses are organized according to the following setup: Core courses Design studios Optional courses Final design thesis Design studios form the heart of the programme, a status reflected in their credit load. They are organized as two full days of work on Mondays and Tuesdays to provide an intensive and immersive working environment, as occurs in most professional practices. They also are courses where a balance between teamwork and individual contribution is developed, since students are subdivided in small but varied groups from inception. Depending on the track students choose (urbanism or planning), certain optional courses become compulsory. Spotlight Guest lectures and seminars form an important part of the programme. Most are compulsory. The programme benefits from the department’s worldwide contacts in the field of human settlement and urbanism. Professionals involved in teaching, design, and consultancy activities from different comers of the world reflect the international character of the MaUSP curriculum. Study trips to various destinations are organized throughout the academic year. You will be able to see and experience the area studied and will have the unique opportunity to link your theoretical knowledge to daily practice and fieldwork. The trips include visits to sites, lectures by local experts, as well as a range of assignments. Recent study trips in Europe have been made to France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and London (UK). Furthermore, one-day visits within Belgium are organized to support courses and provide an understanding of local current trends in urban transformations. As a key feature of the programme, a study trip and studio-related fieldwork sessions are offered in a non-Western context. You will be given the opportunity to travel to the non-European studio context for fieldwork and visits to best practices sites and other relevant sites for about two weeks. Annual design workshops (EMU) are a compulsory and crucial activity offered by KU Leuven and the other three partner universities (IUAV Venice, UPC Barcelona and TU Delft). This weeklong exchange of ideas and exposure to four different school approaches intensifies and broadens the programme’s purpose. To date, students have had the opportunity to undertake design investigations in Conegliano (Italy), in the area of “Pra dei Gai” and the area around Venice. Unique position within the educational landscape of Belgium and internationally, since MaUSP is the only English-language programme in the field of Urbanism and Strategic Planning in Flanders. MaUSP continues to provide high-level education for candidates aspiring to positions as urban planners in Flanders, regardless of its international orientation. Strong research-by-design basis, with an emphasis on space as a resource (in urban transformations) and as a medium of integration, hence the role of planning and design. Diversity of incoming students, both in terms of geographic origin, and in terms of professional/educational backgrounds. Strong network of alumni and a sound reputation despite its young age, which fosters an active system of collaborations supporting the selection of design studio topics, Master’s thesis topics, etc. (examples: T.OP Limburg; Leidal; T.OP Noord Rand; UN-Habitat; etc.). Quality and quantity of visiting faculties and international speakers as a part of lecture series, studio juries and showcase events such as World Urbanisms. Synergy MaHS – MaUSP – EMU. Interdisciplinary collaborations (e.g. European Module Spatial Development Planning, etc.). Is this the right programme for me? The ideal prospective student has a firm foundational knowledge of architecture and planning, exceptional results from previous studies, and a special desire to address European-wide urban problems. Practical experience in design offices, consultancy firms, planning or policymaking councils is beneficial. Proven, extensive and highly regarded personal experience can compensate for deficiencies in academic qualification. Graduates are recognized in Flanders as urban planners, if they comply with certain rules pertaining to their choice of design studios and courses, thus being eligible for certain positions as public servants. Objectives The Advanced Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning (MaUSP) programme achieves the learning outcomes described below through a 120 credits professional training programme taught and tutored by internationally respected specialists from both academic and professional spheres. The programme serves a small group of select international candidates with advanced design skills or an equivalent background related to urbanism and/or planning. This general objective can be translated into the following learning outcomes: 1. Graduates have mastered the state-of-the-art in academic theory and day-to-day methods and have obtained the skills to practice as an urbanism and strategic planning professional. 2. Graduates have acquired the ability to conceive and design spatial interventions and strategies that have the capacity to positively affect complex developments such as contemporary urbanization and give expression to a critical vision on the spatial organisation of today's society. This implies that graduates have gained a deep understanding of the dynamic and multifunctional aspects of the built environment through critical analysis design approaches. 3. Graduates have mastered the research methods, planning tools and state-of-the-art design practices in urbanism and strategic planning. 4. Graduates are able to creatively combine the research and design driven natures of their disciplines. 5. Like their cohorts in the Master of Human Settlements (MaHS) programme, MaUSP graduates have experience in team-based interdisciplinary research and studio work in order to prepare them to constructively act and work in a multilevel and multisectoral environment, which often involves partaking in multidisciplinary teams. 6. By exposure to stimulating exchanges and interactive feedback between academic analysis and day-to-day practice, graduates have acquired the ability to operate as 'reflective practitioners', which means promoting approaches that include reflection (theory, history, critique) as well as action (in the form of design research and strategy development) but also self-reflection (self-criticism and reorientation, personal development through communication and co-learning). 7. Graduates are familiar with methods and have acquired skills for intervention which reflect context-responsive concepts of sustainable development at different scale levels. In a professional capacity, graduates of the Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning programme will consequently be expected to have acquired the following: Knowledge - Graduates are aware of various contexts of urbanization in Europe and the wider world. They have insight into how the built environment emerged, grew and transformed and understand how the disciplines of urbanism and spatial planning operate in the processes of urbanisation. - Graduates have insight in design methods based on a deep analysis of the ongoing forces and phenomena that determine today's urbanization. - Graduates understand how urbanism and spatial planning as professional fields relate to other selected professional disciplines (sociology, economy, geography, etc.). - Graduates understand, as MaHS graduates do within the field of human settlements, the relationship between policies at various levels (worldwide, international, national, local) and the professional approaches and initiatives of urbanism and strategic planning. Skills - Graduates are able to scientifically formulate a (development) problem in the built environment and propose a method or approach for solving the problem and applying it to offer a solution. Furthermore, graduates are able to focus on the strategic project in an integral way. That is, they will be able to directly intervene in what is politically and economically feasible, yet exert an effect in time and scale that exceeds the hic et nunc. - Graduates are able to recognize the link between the participatory visioning of a strategic project, its design (in terms of concept, form and strategy) and its implementation (in terms of adequate, feasible and timely project management, development and assessment). - Graduates have insight in the design methods based on the deep analysis of ongoing forces and phenomena of urbanisation as mentioned above, and have mastered these methods. This includes searching for, selecting and assessing sources of information. This analytical capacity is complemented with the capacity to conceive, develop and express interventions on various scale levels. - Graduates are able to address the different scales relevant in urbanism and urban planning, with the intention of stressing the interrelations between them. - Graduates are capable of communicating acquired knowledge in a well-structured and clear manner, orally, textually and graphically. Attitudes - Graduates have a result-oriented planning and design attitude that effectively brings the (legitimate) interests of the different stakeholders in a planning or design project closer together and furthers a spatial policy aimed at the implementation of a coherent vision. - Like to their cohorts in the MaHS programme, graduates have developed a critical and open attitude enabling them to appreciate the value and contextual relevance of information and evaluate proposals of interventions. - Like to their cohorts in the MaHS programme, graduates have developed attitudes enabling them to learn from others and cooperate with professionals and other actors in society at large and with stakeholders involved in strategic interventions in particular. Career perspectives After successfully completing the programme, you will have acquired a thorough knowledge of urbanisation in different contexts. You will have learned to work on various scale levels, with an understanding of the interferences between scales. You will be able to conduct a critical analysis of spatial phenomena in relation to the social and economic forces driving them. Building upon such analysis, you can design strategic interventions that are politically and economically feasible, and that have a structural impact. You will have developed excellent communication skills, visually as well as textually, and you will be able to function in a research environment. Graduates will be able to provide professional architectural and/or urban design experience to design offices, consultancy firms, or work as public servants. Urbanism is closely related to current and rapid social transformation and there is a continual need for professionals capable of elaborating new interpretations, strategies and designs in response to emerging trends. MaUSP graduates are highly valued in urban design offices, consultancy firms for urban development and management, real estate agencies that develop public-private partnerships and the public sector. Non-native English students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS certificate. The minimum score required for IELTS is 7 (with no subscore under 6.5), for the TOEFL internet-based test it is 94 (with no subscore under 92) Click here to read more [-]

MSc Landscape Architecture and Planning

Wageningen University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Netherlands Wageningen

The Landscape Architecture and Planning programme stimulates you to reach the top in the field of spatial planning, landscape architecture and landscape research. [+]

The Landscape Architecture and Planning programme stimulates you to reach the top in the field of spatial planning, landscape architecture and landscape research. The study involves the research, planning and design of landscape to create and maintain places to be functional, meaningful, sustainable and beautiful.

Programme summary

Landscapes form our living environment. Natural landscapes are often beautiful in themselves, however most of those we now live in are the result of our complex interaction with the natural world. The new generation of landscape architects and spatial planners understand the challenges we face when shaping and creating the landscapes that form a key component of our living environment. Your goal is to study and design sustainable solutions for important landscape challenges such as climate change, energy needs, health, food security and urbanisation.... [-]


MS Fashion Design Management

Philadelphia University
Campus Part time 3 semesters August 2017 USA Southwest Center City

The groundbreaking international M.S. in Fashion Design Management program, developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, is uniquely focused on developing design and fashion leaders of tomorrow. By moving beyond the hand-crafted approach to fashion, you will have the opportunity to focus on design as a strategic function, integrated along the cycle of research and design, product development, branding and distribution. [+]

MSc Degrees in Arts. M.S. in Fashion Design Management About the Program The groundbreaking international M.S. in Fashion Design Management program, developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, is uniquely focused on developing design and fashion leaders of tomorrow. By moving beyond the hand-crafted approach to fashion, you will have the opportunity to focus on design as a strategic function, integrated along the cycle of research and design, product development, branding and distribution. The 18-month program will prepare you to enter managerial roles within the apparel industry. Immersive industry experiences on an international level will teach to work within a corporate brand structure, incorporating technology and social media metrics into globalization and the brand building process. International Collaboration For two of the three total semesters, you will work with students from Politecnico as a team in-residence, first in Philadelphia, then in Milan, a city entrenched in the European luxury market. This unique structure will grow your professional network, and teach you to merge commercial demand with creativity while developing global concepts. [-]

MSc in Design

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping Norrköping + 1 more

This programme incorporates established and innovative design concepts in a unique interdisciplinary setup. Studio courses form the backbone of the programme, providing the fundamentals of working with societal challenges. The challenges are defined on a yearly basis, ranging from Food Waste and Civility to Nomadic Welfare. [+]

The new master’s programme in Design offers a studio-based, interdisciplinary approach to design, with collaborations tackling societal challenges. This programme incorporates established and innovative design concepts in a unique interdisciplinary setup. Studio courses form the backbone of the programme, providing the fundamentals of working with societal challenges. The challenges are defined on a yearly basis, ranging from Food Waste and Civility to Nomadic Welfare. The programme features three design tracks, allowing you to develop your skills within an area of speciality. Current tracks are Sustainable Futures, Transformative Service and Visual Media. Please be advised that this programme has a multi-campus setup, with courses offered in Linköping and Norrköping as well as online. Programme description The new master’s programme in Design offers a studio-based, interdisciplinary approach to design, with collaborations tackling societal challenges. Established and innovative design concepts are incorporated in a unique interdisciplinary setup across campuses. Businesses, organisations and government agencies are facing ever more complex challenges that require innovative approaches. Increasingly, the field of design is expected to come up with answers and help achieve progress. The purpose of this programme is to train qualified and confident designers who can enter these complex contexts, take on a leading role and co-create solid, sustainable solutions. We are reaching out to students with different backgrounds – not necessarily with previous academic design qualifications, but with excellent design abilities and a desire to develop design beyond specific materials and disciplines. This programme incorporates established and innovative design concepts in a unique interdisciplinary setup. Studio courses form the backbone of the programme, providing the fundamentals of working with societal challenges. The challenges are defined on a yearly basis, ranging from Food Waste and Civility to Nomadic Welfare. Theoretical courses and design projects run alongside studio work. You develop generic design skills and knowledge of design facilitation, co-creative practices and design history. You learn about designing and change and how to make design a strategic practice that is embedded in organisations. Projects are carried out in mixed-competence groups, sometimes with students from other programmes, across campuses with blended learning, using physical and digital resources. You interact with companies, organisations and entrepreneurs. Elective courses are structured into tracks allowing you to develop skills within an area of speciality. Current tracks offered are: Sustainable Futures - Design of sustainable systems, with accompanying business models, products and services. Project-based exploration of future solutions that may further a transition to a sustainable society and empower people interacting with those systems. Transformative Service - Design and innovation for the service sector, including welfare and industrial service. Engaging humans at the centre of design projects and developing service concepts and social innovations to facilitate transformation of practices and co-creation of value. Visual Media - Design of interactive visual environments, going beyond screens and handheld units towards augmented and immersive approaches. Studio-based exploration of advanced concepts at the intersection of graphic design, interaction design and information visualisation. For your thesis, you are expected to undertake an individual project that comprises practical design work and writing a thesis. Linköping University is one of Sweden’s leading design research universities, with world-class research into design for services, a state-of-the-art facility for visual media research, and a strong team devoted to design and sustainability. Career opportunities MSc Design graduates will be prepared for advanced careers as designers in inter-disciplinary design environments. You may find employment: - as interaction designers or product designers - with designing for service or policy - in the public or voluntary sectors - as an entrepreneur or with start-ups - with social innovation initiatives - in urban planning or design for sustainability - in the communication field - with established industrial actors seeking to overhaul their innovation processes. Naturally, you will also be eligible for a career as a PhD student in Design. [-]

MSc Industrial Design Engineering

University of Twente
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Enschede

Graduates of Industrial Design Engineering master’s programme have knowledge of many disciplines, including technology, production, marketing, consumer behaviour and aesthetics, and know how to integrate ... [+]

Many products we use today did not exist or were totally different ten years ago. The core competence of industrial engineers is to design, redesign, develop and enhance products for all purposes.

 

This means graduates of Industrial Design Engineering master’s programme have knowledge of many disciplines, including technology, production, marketing, consumer behaviour and aesthetics, and know how to integrate these when developing new concepts, products or solutions. Industrial engineers need to be able to take a wide spectrum of factors into account during the production process, including the price of the production process. During the master’s program students gain skills and professional attitude that are needed to prepare them for the future.... [-]