Masters Degree in Design Studies in Asia

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Design Studies

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Generally speaking, design involves several skills to build unique products and solutions for both public and private sector organizations. Design experts bring together creativity, innovating thinking, analytical talents and problem solving to plan and construct objects, concepts, or processes in many different circumstances.

 

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master of Arts in Design Management

Royal University for Women
Campus Full time Part time 36 hours September 2018 Bahrain Riffa + 1 more

The program offers courses that endeavor to develop students’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of interdisciplinary studies such as design, management, marketing, media and communication, and information technology. [+]

Program Objectives

The program offers courses that endeavor to develop students’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of interdisciplinary studies such as design, management, marketing, media and communication, and information technology. The program provides students with an understanding of design and communication oriented management education by:

Preparing students for the interdisciplinary nature of design management that includes product, information, and environmental design. Helping students of design and management building up their strengths and create competitive products. Developing students basic knowledge, understanding, and skills related to research, reading, and synthesis of design and management. Developing students knowledge of a range of business and management principles. Enabling students to apply taught techniques, knowledge, and personal understanding of real-world business and management scenarios. Cultivate the concept that the practice of design is a creative activity that immensely influences business development and growth. ... [-]

MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MDes in Industrial Design is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. [+]

Overview

Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous.

The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals.... [-]


Master in Interaction Design

Cyprus University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Limassol

There is a continuous demand for passionate, creative experts, especially in the fields of Interaction Design, User Experience and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The program equips its graduates with immediately marketable skills in design, technology, and theory as related to the domain of Interaction Design, User Experience, and Human-Computer Interaction. [+]

There is a continuous demand for passionate, creative experts, especially in the fields of Interaction Design, User Experience and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The program equips its graduates with immediately marketable skills in design, technology, and theory as related to the domain of Interaction Design, User Experience, and Human-Computer Interaction.

Interaction Design shapes the experiences of people as they interact with products in order to achieve their goals and objectives. Interaction designers define product behavior, mediating relationships between people and people, people and products, people and environments, and people and services across a variety of social, cultural and technological contexts.... [-]


Master of Design (Innovation)

KDU University College
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 Malaysia Selangor

The Master of Design (Innovation) at KDU is a practice-focused programme that aims to launch design professionals beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design. It integrates deep expertise in design practice with business disciplines to prepare students to master the fields of design, communication, and multimedia. [+]

Be a design leader in a rapidly changing environment.

The Master of Design (Innovation) at KDU is a practice-focused programme that aims to launch design professionals beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design. It integrates deep expertise in design practice with business disciplines to prepare students to master the fields of design, communication, and multimedia.

Students have the opportunity to put together a professional industry-based portfolio or design artwork and understand the design and planning of new products, services, systems, and organizations. By the end of the programme, students will be able to seamlessly adapt to the expectations of the new artistic industry.... [-]


Master of Design (MDes) Interaction Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have a curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use. [+]

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The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have a curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use. Those with a Bachelor’s degree in design (visual communication, product, digital media, or environmental design), communication, information technology, or even psychology may find interaction design to be the next step in their professional development.

Application Timeline - Sep 2018 Entry Applications start: 26 Sep 2017 First Round Review deadline: 12 Dec 2017 Application deadline: 30 Apr 2018 Aims ... [-]

Master in Design

Georgian Technical University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

This program is intended to enhance the knowledge and skills of design professionals, and those of other disciplines, to enter or continue within diverse careers in the design disciplines, and other allied professional disciplines. The program extends the students' critical understanding of the historical and contemporary social, cultural, economic and political contexts of design, while providing advanced, state-of-the-art specialized training and experience —in design practice, processes and methods —necessary to undertake complex, multi-faceted design projects, and produce professional design outcomes and results to an international standard. [+]

This program is intended to enhance the knowledge and skills of design professionals, and those of other disciplines, to enter or continue within diverse careers in the design disciplines, and other allied professional disciplines. The program extends the students' critical understanding of the historical and contemporary social, cultural, economic and political contexts of design, while providing advanced, state-of-the-art specialized training and experience —in design practice, processes and methods —necessary to undertake complex, multi-faceted design projects, and produce professional design outcomes and results to an international standard.

Graduates of the program will be imbued with the requisite knowledge and skills to continue their careers as successful practicing designers who are able to make a positive contribution to the community of designers, design stakeholders, and society at large. Graduates will also gain a rigorous scholarly grounding and experience appropriate for life-long learning and further doctoral education.... [-]


Master in Industrial Design

University of Tehran, Kish International Campus
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Iran Tehran

The Master of Industrial Design program explores design as a vehicle for addressing social, cultural, environmental and other concerns, recognizing that design is not simply a professional service, but rather a way of connecting individual interests and values with a social framework. The program endorses the notion that the most valuable design opportunities today are those promoting the preservation of our environment and a better understanding of human behavior. [+]

Introduction

The Master of Industrial Design program explores design as a vehicle for addressing social, cultural, environmental and other concerns, recognizing that design is not simply a professional service, but rather a way of connecting individual interests and values with a social framework. The program endorses the notion that the most valuable design opportunities today are those promoting the preservation of our environment and a better understanding of human behavior.

The good industrial design is a necessity in order to create useful and ecologically justifiable products that can compete in a market flooded with goods and services. A Master's Degree in Industrial Design will enable students to develop strategically important products for the global industry. This programme combines basic knowledge, insight and working methods from aesthetics, engineering, and industrial design, and it emphasizes a combination of engineering qualifications and designer skills that gives students an excellent foundation for participation in product development projects, and after a few years of industry experience, qualifications for establishing and managing such projects. Hence, the degree programme is built around projects related to the design of products, goods, and services. The tasks are developed around real problems and with a focus on user needs and abilities based on innovation. Innovation requires breaking boundaries and making connections between diverse disciplines. As a creative profession, industrial design deals with the design of innovative, sustainable and durable solutions for people, nonhumans, economy, and society, which may take many forms from tangible artifacts to expansive system designs. Students of... [-]


Master Of Science In "architecture - Interior Design And For The Autonomy" In English With Okan University In Istanbul / Turkey

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Caserta Turkey Istanbul + 2 more

Within the two-year study program in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and the Autonomy" in the English language, Master of Science in the class LM-4 Architecture and Architectural Engineering, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design "Luigi Vanvitelli" (NUTS ) it has signed two international agreements for the establishment of two Double Titles, one in 2015 and another in 2016. [+]

Within the two-year study program in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and the Autonomy" in the English language, Master of Science in the class LM-4 Architecture and Architectural Engineering, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design "Luigi Vanvitelli" (NUTS ) it has signed two international agreements for the establishment of two Double Titles, one in 2015 and another in 2016. The first, in Architecture, the Faculty of Engineering and Istanbul, has been regularly active in AY 2015/16 Architecture of Okan University with the first student exchange took place in the two semesters of the 1st year; the second, in Architecture and Fine Arts, will be activated from the academic year 2017/18 with the School of Design of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai.... [-]


Master of Architecture in Architectural Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 India Ahmedabad

The Architectural Design specialization within the M.Arch. program at the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University is an advanced design stream intended for architects to explore, experiment and critically reimagine design as a discipline, empowered by the experience of practice. The specialization has a broader mandate compared to other M.Arch streams and allows students to explore the following themes - new tools and technologies of design, design for social change, reimagining the agency of architectural practitioners, among other things. Students also have opportunities to explore design theory, particularly in the realm of form and aesthetics, ways of making, computational design, history of design and contemporary practice. [+]

Master of Architecture in Architectural Design

Faculty of Architecture – CEPT University

The Architectural Design specialization within the M.Arch. program at the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University is an advanced design stream intended for architects to explore, experiment and critically reimagine design as a discipline, empowered by the experience of practice. The specialization has a broader mandate compared to other M.Arch streams and allows students to explore the following themes - new tools and technologies of design, design for social change, reimagining the agency of architectural practitioners, among other things. Students also have opportunities to explore design theory, particularly in the realm of form and aesthetics, ways of making, computational design, history of design and contemporary practice.... [-]


M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply an understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards the creation of digital products and services that enhance the user's lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. [+]

M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Vision

Human-Centered Design (HCD), broadly, is an approach to solve problems while keeping the concerns of the humans at the center of it. The output of the problem-solving approach could either be a product, a service, a system, or space. HCD is increasingly being used to solve complex problems through the design of digital products, services, and systems. Digital technology is becoming the core of most, if not all, aspects of human experiences. Hence it is vital to not only shape digital technology in ways that benefit each and every human being, but also to critically inquire into the inherent assumptions and their limitations while following a human-centered design approach. The M.Des in HCD at Srishti fosters an independent, self-critical, creative, and focused inquiry into human experiences with digital technology, both existing and emerging. This inquiry is driven by the activity of speculative and critical making with the digital material. The students will develop their own unique practice of human-centered design along the intersections of three paths. Namely,... [-]


Master in Business Studies - Design Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Belgium Antwerp Brussels Japan Tokyo Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan + 8 more

This Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Design Management program is taught entirely in English. Students are required to complete 27 courses for 54 credits and a final thesis. [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN DESIGN MANAGEMENT

Level 500

GSCDM501 Fundamentals of Design Management (2) GSCDM502 Design, Marketing, and Innovation (2) GSCDM503 Design, Strategy and Transformation (2) GSCDM504 Design Management in Practice (2) Comprehensive Cases in Design Management (2) Research Project in Design Management (2)

Level 600

Thesis in Design Management (8) Capstone Project in Design Management (4) (for Dual Master students only)

Admission requirements

Proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. ... [-]

MPhil in Visual Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. [+]

MPhil in Visual Studies

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. The emphasis on philosophical aesthetics gives Visual Studies at Lingnan a unique profile, as does the emphasis on cognitive approaches to film, museum studies, art and well-being and Chinese art. For more information about our department, please visit http://www.ln.edu.hk/visual/.

Application for Admission

Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8).... [-]


M.Sc in Multimedia

Indian Institute Of Film And Animation
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

Animation is a fast-emerging high-paying career option. Because the industry is growing so fast, there is a constant demand for skilled professionals from both, Indian studios as well as for internationally outsourced projects.IIFA offers career-oriented training to prepare you for jobs in the animation, web design, gaming & VFX industry.To know more about career options and job roles in the animation industry. [+]

The animation is a fast-emerging high-paying career option. Because the industry is growing so fast, there is a constant demand for skilled professionals from both, Indian studios as well as for internationally outsourced projects.IIFA offers career-oriented training to prepare you for jobs in the animation, web design, gaming & VFX industry.To know more about career options and job roles in the animation industry.

IIFA offers 2-year full-time course M.Sc in Animation & Multimedia The course has 4 semesters where the student gets introduced to the world of Multimedia with concepts of drawing Offering a unique and comprehensive Bhatathiyar university U G C Approved degree syllabus and prepares a student from the fundamentals like 2D, 3D, Web, Graphics and VFX which is essentially required in today’s industry. This well-blended syllabus in combination with communications and self-development classes make IIFA students a preferred choice among leading studios and entertainment companies. ... [-]

Master Degree in Mechanical Design and Theory

Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Campus Full time September 2018 China Harbin

The Master in Mechanical Design and Theory has research fields in Mechanism of Robot, Tribology & Lubrication Theory, Mechanical Strength & Design, etc. [+]

Master in Mechanical Design and Theory

The main research fields at the School of Computer and Technology, Harbin Engineering University include: computer network technology, intelligent Control & Intelligent Robots, Computer-Aided Engineering & CIMS, Database and Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Engineering, Computer network and Application, Network & Information Security. More than 10 projects funded by the state and the province are studying now, while a lot of applications for companies have been developed.

Master in Mechanical Design and Theory Research Fields

Mechanism of Robot Tribology & Lubrication Theory Mechanical Strength & Design Optimization, Reliability &CAD Industrial Design ... [-]

Master in Design (Fashion and Textiles)

Pearl Academy
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Noida New Delhi + 1 more

This MA provides generic design & lifestyle related inputs that are arranged to generate and encourage specific design applications based on a student’s chosen area. [+]

This MA provides generic design & lifestyle related inputs that are arranged to generate and encourage specific design applications based on a student’s chosen area. The objectives of the MA are:

To educate individuals from suitably qualified backgrounds to function as higher managers and specialists for the dynamic fashion industry in India and abroad. To hone creativity, initiative, innovation, and judgment along with intellectual and conceptual acumen compatible with the fashion industry. To inculcate graduates with capacity for critical professional engagement and investigative attitude in the fashion business context. To develop and enhance a graduate’s lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction, professionalism, and originality which is essential to contribute to business and society at large through the domain of fashion. Duration: 2 Years Eligibility: Graduate Degree in Fashion Design or Textile Design or a Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design or Textile Design with at least 2 years work experience in Fashion/Textiles industry or any Graduation with 3 years work experience in Fashion/Textiles industry Location: Delhi NCR (West) Certification: Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHFSSC) TU accreditation Course Overview ... [-]