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523 Masters Programs in Design Studies

Design is considered to be a very broad discipline and its nature and specifications vary immensely depending on the context and field of application. Generally speaking, design is an art of constructing an object (given the diversity of fields where design is used – almost any object, which can be created by a human) and of making preparations and plans for such a construction. A Master in… Read more

Design is considered to be a very broad discipline and its nature and specifications vary immensely depending on the context and field of application. Generally speaking, design is an art of constructing an object (given the diversity of fields where design is used – almost any object, which can be created by a human) and of making preparations and plans for such a construction. A Master in Design allows students to focus on their interest and talents.

Master in Design degrees are in highly sought after. Today designers literally cannot be avoided in nearly all aspects of human life. If one needs to decorate and refresh a house, help from interior designers will be needed. If one is thinking about publishing a book, a book designer should always be at hand. Graphic designers, product designers, web designers, and fashion designers are all possible careers for those seeking a Master in Design. Design is closely connected to art, engineering and production and each specific field adds some new requirements and characteristics to this ever changing discipline of designing objects.

Have you ever felt the urge to create something beautiful and practical at the same time? Or maybe you enjoy optimizing different objects so that they meet one’s needs without a fail? If this is the case, you should consider a Master in Design. Read more about the various Master in Design programs offered by universities all over the world!

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Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Basel , Switzerland

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspective an ... +

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspective and standards of the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design HGK FHNW. Of special interest for students is the opportunity to graduate with an internationally accredited Master of Design (MDes) from UIC and the Swiss equivalent, MAS in Graphic Design I– Iconicism and Graphic Design II– Mediality from the HGK. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington , New Zealand +1 More

Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry. In this three-trimester programme, you'll learn the art of bringing id ... +

Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry. In this three-trimester programme, you'll learn the art of bringing ideas to life—from conception to design to construction. -
Master
Full-time
18 months
English
22 Feb 2021
Campus
Online
 
Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Saint Ives , United Kingdom

Are you ready to innovate as a user experience designer? Learn to apply key principles of user-centred design to create original artefacts based on your own intellectual prope ... +

Are you ready to innovate as a user experience designer? Learn to apply key principles of user-centred design to create original artefacts based on your own intellectual property. This course is for anyone who is excited by the opportunities presented by technology and who wants to carry out practice-based research to create thoughtful and engaging user experiences. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 

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SUPSI
Mendrisio , Switzerland

The Master of Arts (MA) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program a ... +

The Master of Arts (MA) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
20 Sep 2021
15 Apr 2021
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Barcelona , Spain

The Master in Automotive Interior Design analyses how cars are going to adapt to this new mobility scenario and addresses design to improve user experience (UX Design) when in ... +

The Master in Automotive Interior Design analyses how cars are going to adapt to this new mobility scenario and addresses design to improve user experience (UX Design) when interacting with the interior space. -
Master
Part-time
6 months
English
20 Jan 2022
20 Dec 2021
Campus
 
Harbour.Space University
Barcelona , Spain

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other ... +

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master ... +

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master’s course to support and enhance the skills of art and design practitioners who want to develop their ambitions within the cultural and creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup , United Kingdom +1 More

The Light in Performance MA offers a unique opportunity to explore current uses and applications of light as a material for performance. The programme is aimed at lighting spe ... +

The Light in Performance MA offers a unique opportunity to explore current uses and applications of light as a material for performance. The programme is aimed at lighting specialists who want to develop and expand their practice in designing with light, as well as non-specialists who want to expand their knowledge of working with light, such as directors, designers, choreographers, dancers, musicians and artists. -
MA
Full-time
13 months
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Malta
Valletta , Malta

Digitalisation has profoundly changed the way we create and interact with images and has posed a variety of technical, philosophic, organisational, practice-related and other ... +

Digitalisation has profoundly changed the way we create and interact with images and has posed a variety of technical, philosophic, organisational, practice-related and other challenges that constantly impinge on users and producers of culture. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
Berlin , Germany

The Master's program in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences offers a range of advanced tools and skills in the wider field of interior and ... +

The Master's program in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences offers a range of advanced tools and skills in the wider field of interior and spatial design. If you are interested in an international program with a strong focus on conceptual thinking, project work, and a combination of a theoretical dispute with real-world tasks then this is for you! We offer a four-semester program option as well as a two-semester option. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Oct 2021
31 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Timișoara , Romania

The Image Morphology and Visual Art Experiment Masters Programme, taught în English, offers the frame for researching and developing contemporary art conceptions and to experi ... +

The Image Morphology and Visual Art Experiment Masters Programme, taught în English, offers the frame for researching and developing contemporary art conceptions and to experiment inter-medium forms of visual expression and communication through creativity, theoretical and technical skills, in between installation, graphic arts, sculpture, and painting areas. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich , United Kingdom

Get to the heart of how design shapes our understanding of issues, our environment and each other on our practice-led MA Communication Design Masters degree course.

Get to the heart of how design shapes our understanding of issues, our environment and each other on our practice-led MA Communication Design Masters degree course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Milan , Italy +2 More

1st Level Master course in Design trains a new generation of designers and strategists who are ready to approach problem solving by facing consumers and clients needs in a des ... +

1st Level Master course in Design trains a new generation of designers and strategists who are ready to approach problem solving by facing consumers and clients needs in a design process. The course offers the opportunity to examine different production systems. Participants are constantly stimulated and encouraged to develop their own design methodologies, in order to produce unique design concepts responding to market demands. Throughout the use of contemporary languages and expressions, future scenarios are reached and transformed into innovative design solutions. The Master course is based on an interdisciplinary team approach, as in the best design agencies and think-tanks. The curricular internship constitutes the achievement of the course as it offers the possibility to alternate a professional experience to the academic study programme. In order to facilitate the choice of professional opportunities, the curricular internship can be carried out in studios/companies - corresponding to the courses objectives - or “on campus” through a professional simulation project. Degree awarded - The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as a First Level Master Degree credit-rated at 60 credits allowing students to progress further in their studies in Italy or abroad. -
Master
Full-time
11 months
English
27 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Rome Business School
Italy Online , Italy

The Rome Business School’s Online Master in Fashion and Design Management is geared to provide all the tools necessary to interpret, forecast, and follow this sector’s phases ... +

The Rome Business School’s Online Master in Fashion and Design Management is geared to provide all the tools necessary to interpret, forecast, and follow this sector’s phases and trends, and is aimed at students, professionals, and entrepreneurs in the fashion, design, and luxury industries who wish to acquire the basics of and the ability to interpret the evolution of this special market, setting up and maintaining successful businesses. -
Master
Part-time
English
Apr 2021
Online
 
Universal Arts School
Los Angeles , USA +2 More

Learn the techniques of Photo Bash and Matte Painting from the necessary artistic bases such as color, photography, lighting or framing to apply it efficiently while learning ... +

Learn the techniques of Photo Bash and Matte Painting from the necessary artistic bases such as color, photography, lighting or framing to apply it efficiently while learning the software that will allow you to generate your own content. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 

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