Master of Science Programs in Design Studies

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Design Studies

Obtaining a postgraduate education is becoming increasingly critical for attaining solid careers as certain fields become more and more competitive. Entering into a Master of Science (MSc) program can give people an edge when job hunting. This advanced degree can be attained worldwide and usually focuses on the areas of science and technology.

What is an MSc in Design Studies? There are several different concentrations when it comes to design. This type of degree can include anything from video game design, interior design, and product design to engineering and visual communication. In product design, students can focus on product development, which centers on ergonomics and aesthetics. Another focus option is operational design, which emphasizes marketing and management.

The design industry is exciting and rapidly expanding. An MSc in a design field can help people acquire careers in this exhilarating field. It can provide the tools necessary, like theoretical background and practical experience, to excel in their positions.

The cost of receiving this type of postgraduate education is substantially different based on what school and in what country people attend. Those seeking an MSc should look up specific institutions to get an accurate idea of the prices.

With such versatile course options, an MSc in Design Studies can lead to many different types of careers. Some people choose to become engineers that turn product ideas into reality using virtual reality to test for reliability and utility. Others decide to become Graphic designers and make logos for companies. Those who enjoy fashion can design items such as clothing and jewelry. There seems to be no limit when it comes to careers in the field of design.

 

If you are interested in pursuing an MSc in Design Studies, now is the time to do so. Look through our database to find an online program that works well with your goals and will help you when it comes time to start a career. 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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M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology

University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa

The M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology program at The University of Tampa addresses a growing field in learning and human performance and provides an inter- and cross-disciplinary area of study that draws students from many disciplines and backgrounds. [+]

M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology

The M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology program at The University of Tampa addresses a growing field in learning and human performance and provides an inter- and cross-disciplinary area of study that draws students from many disciplines and backgrounds. Technology has become an integral part of instruction and learning that is heavily emphasized by federal agencies such as the Department of Education and National Science Foundation as well as the state of Florida. Instructional technologists understand and leverage technologies as both product (e.g., Web-based courses) and process (e.g., iterative and formative approaches to learner assessment). Faculty members hold doctorate degrees and possess firsthand knowledge and expertise in the field. Graduates of the program are well prepared to practice their unique, multidisciplinary profession in a variety of settings, including industry, K–12 schools, higher education, and government, or to pursue doctoral studies.... [-]


Master in Bio Inspired Innovation

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

This programme is aimed at Life Sciences students who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in bio inspired design and science.Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations. [+]

LEARNING FROM NATURE: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS SUSTAINABILITY

Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations. Nature has evolved solutions for the societal challenges we face. BII is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in the (Life) Sciences who want to innovate services, products and production systems and are interested in using bio inspired design and science. You can become the biologist at the design table and facilitate innovations that take their lessons from nature. You will become a professional that contributes to the transition to a circular economy with Bio Inspired Innovations.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science - Graphics and Vision Technologies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

This strand aims to produce graduates with the skills to contribute to the interactive entertainment technology industry of the future. It is built on research expertise in the school's GV2 lab with active input from their range of industry partners. Students learn by doing, building a portfolio of work comprised of projects, papers and a significant research dissertation which should contribute to successful future career opportunities. [+]

Along with the core modules in the first semester, you will choose at least two modules from a pool of three. The first of these is Computer Vision which will equip you with knowledge of a range of image processing, feature extraction and shape representation and transformation techniques. It will build on the machine learning course by targeting these techniques in the computer vision domain.

Computer Graphics will deal with basic modelling and linear algebra techniques before delving into the computer graphics pipeline, openGL, projection and viewing techniques and illumination models. The third module in this set; Mathematics of Light & Sound will delve into the maths needed for the synthesis and analysis of audio and video signals. Finally, you can choose one subject (5 credits) from a pool of MSc modules allowing you to either complement your core interests in graphics and vision technologies or delve further into your core topic.... [-]


Master of Science in Innovation and Industrial Management

School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

The IIM program focuses upon management within the frameworks of short-term and long-term objectives and investments in relation to industrial dynamics and innovation. [+]

Language of instruction: English

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”

Charles Darwin had it right in his famous statement. In business terms, if organizations do not change what they offer and the ways in which they create and deliver their products and services, then those organizations may not be around for too long. The Innovation and Industrial Management MSc program provides education and practices on how and why to analyze problems and to design solutions, for organizations which are operating in changing markets with evolving technologies and industries.

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Master of Science for Teachers in Visual Arts

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Rochester + 1 more

The purpose of the MST in Art Education program is to offer a unique graduate experience that prepares teachers to meet the national, state and regional need for excellent teachers of the visual arts. [+]

The MST in visual art leads to initial/professional New York state certification in visual arts for grades K through 12.

This certification allows applicants to teach in New York state public schools. The program features pedagogical studies, studio inquiry, and student teaching. The purpose of the MST is to offer a unique graduate experience that prepares students to meet the national, state, and regional need for teachers of the visual arts. The MST is a program designed for accomplished art educators and advocates for art and learning in all grades.

The program is nationally accredited and is for teachers in art education who hold a BFA or BA (art major) degree. Classes begin in each September and conclude in May. Graduates of teacher education programs at RIT have a 96 percent pass rate on the NY State Teacher Certification Examinations.... [-]


Master of Science in User Experience

Tampere University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

The studies give you a solid practical and theoretical background for understanding, analyzing, and designing human-centered technologies and their user interfaces. A special emphasis is placed on user-centered design methods and their integration in product development, as well as evaluating user experience with end users. [+]

Technology is everywhere. We all use various technological systems every day, and it is not indifferent how we experience the use. By studying User Experience at TUT, you will be prepared for the challenges that the design of increasingly complex technological systems has to offer. In addition to purposeful functionality, the systems need to be easy to control and satisfying to use.

Suitable backgrounds for User Experience students are software engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and information technology. Additionally, previous studies in design-related topics or human-computer interaction will be considered as a bonus. A strong motivation for a human-centered design approach is needed to become successful in this field.... [-]


MSc in Interaction Design and Computing

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years United Kingdom London

This newly redesigned course enables graduates to be able to understand, design and develop digital solutions within the emergent digital economies. Graduates would be able to follow a flexible programme of study and either plan a career in interaction design, mobile and digital solutions, data and analytics, or emergent systems or to explore the opportunities offered in London as a start-up capital. [+]

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This newly redesigned course enables graduates to be able to understand, design and develop digital solutions within the emergent digital economies. Graduates would be able to follow a flexible programme of study and either plan a career in interaction design, mobile and digital solutions, data and analytics, or emergent systems or to explore the opportunities offered in London as a start-up capital.

The digital sector continues to evolve and technologies, platforms, interaction paradigms and business models are increasingly requiring technical ability combined with commercial and design acumen that the course encourages.

Boston Consulting Group estimated that by the end of 2016 the internet economy in the G-20 economies will be worth USD 4.2 trillion (up from USD 2.3 trillion in 2010) and that the internet contributes over 12 percent of GDP in the United Kingdom.... [-]


MSc in Industrial Design

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 artifacts or experiences. You are empowered to achieve true change by tackling challenges associated with specific societal and business contexts.... [-]


MSc in Imaging Art and Science

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Imaging Art and Science is part of a dual pathway MA/MSc programme in Imaging Art and Science. The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. [+]

The MSc in Imaging Art and Science is part of a dual pathway MA/MSc programme in Imaging Art and Science

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology.

The University of Westminster was the first institution in the UK to provide academic degrees in Photography, Imaging Science and Technology and has produced world leaders in the fields of Image Science, Imaging Technologies, Photographic Arts and Photographic Theory.

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by the Westminster School of Media Arts & Design and the Faculty of Science & Technology. It provides cutting edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries.... [-]


MSc in User Experience Engineering

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

A user’s experience of technology depends on the design and engineering choices that influence their interactions. Emerging and future technologies will exceed the capabilities available today, so our experts will give you the research needed to exploit and market new possibilities for the benefit of users. [+]

A user’s experience of technology depends on the design and engineering choices that influence their interactions. Emerging and future technologies will exceed the capabilities available today, so our experts will give you the research needed to exploit and market new possibilities for the benefit of users.

This innovative programme will explore how people experience the world around them, particularly when using technology. You will learn how each layer of technology - from core hardware through to the way that media is handled - can affect user experience in practical tasks. Building on this, you will be given the skills for transforming user requirements into appropriate technical solutions.... [-]


MSc in Strategic Product Design

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

The programme provides graduates, from various disciplines, with a key set of skills, hands-on experience on advanced software along with state-of-the-art equipment and management of operations knowledge for real-world projects which are crucial to achieving success in their chosen career. [+]

The International Hellenic University (IHU) MSc in Strategic Product Design programme offers to postgraduate students a thorough understanding of theory and practice in the areas of product design. The programme provides graduates, from various disciplines, with a key set of skills, hands-on experience on advanced software along with state-of-the-art equipment and management of operations knowledge for real-world projects which are crucial to achieving success in their chosen career.

Specialisation Streams: Product Management Product Creativity & Design Industrial Design & Innovation Aims and objectives Understanding of the current status and future trends in product design. Hands-on experience with advanced software and state-of-the-art equipment, Collaborations and consultation with design and engineering companies, Marketing and branding of new products, Interdisciplinary approach to design thinking, Management of operations knowledge for real-world projects, Innovation driven design and entrepreneurship, An insight into production techniques and modern applications. The Core Courses ... [-]

MSc in Digital and Interaction Design

Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

Responding to the development of Information and Communication Technologies in the last decades, the programme will provide knowledge and design experiences in all the application fields of digital technologies: interactive and connected products, responsive environments, tangible and multimedia interfaces, personal artifacts. The focus is on design for experience through the innovation of artefacts, spaces and services. [+]

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The programme aims at training highly qualified professionals who are able to employ the potentials of technologies in all domains of design applications, to drive design processes in multidisciplinary contexts and to use the design tools to represent also the non-material dimensions of interactive experiences.

Career opportunities

Besides working in traditional industries, graduates in Digital and Interaction Design have career opportunities in design studios, in companies focused on the innovation of products and in technology-driven enterprises, such as telecommunication and media companies.

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MSc Industrial Design Engineering

University of Twente
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Enschede

Graduates of Industrial Design Engineering master’s program have knowledge of many disciplines, including technology, production, marketing, consumer behavior 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 program have knowledge of many disciplines, including technology, production, marketing, consumer behavior 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.... [-]


Master In Interactive Media

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Wels

The master's program Interactive Media Provides a widerange of Mainly technical aspects of interactive media, computer games and modern online media. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to professionally implement innovative and complex projects in the media industry. [+]

Master in Interactive Media

The master's program Interactive Media Provides a widerange of Mainly technical aspects of interactive media, computer games and modern online media. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to professionally implement innovative and complex projects in the media industry.

The study Provides a highly developed part of the project and is Characterized by a very wide range of international standards depth courses Which combine practical elements and theory at a high level. In addition to the practical training Mainly work unabhängig, systematic approach and the development of communication skills are central concerns.

Study at UASUA Degree: Master of Science (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Number of students: 24 Organisation form: Full-time Prerequisites: completion of a relevant, at least three-year bachelor's degree or diploma program z. B. from media technology, media, computer science or software engineering with IT-related workout elements amounting to at least 60 ECTS. Good English knowledge. Focus of training ... [-]

Msc in Industrial Mathematical Modelling

Loughborough University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc is designed to help you develop the mathematical modelling skills and techniques increasingly highly sought after within industry and commerce. [+]

Our Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc is designed to help you develop the mathematical modelling skills and techniques increasingly highly sought after within industry and commerce.

The Industrial Mathematical Modelling MSc enables you to explore mathematical models of real world processes and their formulation, with a strong emphasis on how these techniques can be applied in industry.

A key feature of the Industrial Mathematical Modelling programme is working in small groups to solve real life problems using mathematical models, such as estimating the loss of heat from a warehouse. Another unique aspect is our Advanced Reliability module, designed to show how statistics can be applied to industrial problems to support the development of stategies for the replacement of engineering parts before they break.... [-]