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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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 of Design (MDes) Design Practices

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

The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration, and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives. Designers with a Bachelor’s degree in product design, fashion design, interaction design, architecture, product engineering, interior design or communication design may find Design Practices to be a logical next step in their professional development. [+]

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The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration, and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives. Designers with a Bachelor’s degree in product design, fashion design, interaction design, architecture, product engineering, interior design or communication design may find Design Practices to be a logical 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 of Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Ahmedabad

Furniture is an integral part of the human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-date. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high-quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. [+]

Master of Furniture Design

Faculty of Design –CEPT University

Furniture is an integral part of the human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-date. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high-quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India.

In the spirit of the new ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by the national government, this program will prepare students to be a part of the emerging reality of India as a global, high-tech, high-skill industrial hub. The program aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative in its vision to:... [-]


Master of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design)

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time 16 months November 2018 Singapore

Electronic games and animation are now an integral part of the enormous global entertainment industry. Social networking and online video share sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube attract hundreds of millions of users worldwide. [+]

In the expanding e-Business/e-Commerce industry, there is a growing global demand for graduates skilled with a mix of marketing, management, internet, multimedia, computing, networking, software technologies and business operation skills.

Our Master of Information Technology program provides practical and relevant skills to allow graduates of different disciplines to move into the IT industry

Students have an opportunity to specialize in Business Informatics, Computing and Networking or Interactive Technologies and Games Design.

Interactive Technologies and Games Design focuses on both the front and back end integration of interactive technologies - Web 2.0 applications, Digital Media, Web/Mobile Technologies and platforms, 2D/3D Graphics, Animation, Games Design, Computation Arts, Interactive Visualisation, Autonomous Simulation and Virtual Worlds... [-]


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.... [-]


M.Des. in Design led Innovation

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

The Design-Led Innovation program is designed as a better alternative compared to an MBA and is focused on the implementation of design practices as a management capability that drives innovation and business model design in organizations. It is an emerging approach that drives global competitiveness through a deep understanding of the context and the ecosystem. [+]

M.Des. in Design-led Innovation

The Design-Led Innovation program is designed as a better alternative compared to an MBA and is focused on the implementation of design practices as a management capability that drives innovation and business model design in organizations. It is an emerging approach that drives global competitiveness through a deep understanding of the context and the ecosystem. If you want to create innovations that users did not expect and are so different from those that dominate the market that people eventually like and are passionate to use; If you want to create solutions that are not only desired but also viable and responsible, then the Design-Led-Innovation program is for you. The vision of this program is to create innovators who will explore and apply the understanding of human behavior, context, business strategy, and technology towards the creation of innovative and sustainable products and services with the potential to drive positive change individually as well as at a larger social level. At Srishti, Design-Led Innovation concentrates on innovative physical-digital User Experience. We think of Design-Led Innovation not just as “Design Driven” in its traditional sense, but more about “designing for emerging usages and technologies” to project and foresee what can be. We take the best practices from several disciplines and promote creative art and design thinking grounded in Humanities to push the boundaries of both the technological and business aspects of innovation. We define innovation as a product or service that is not only desirable but is also... [-]


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).... [-]


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 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. ... [-]

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. ... [-]

Master in Interior Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

As a student at SCAD, you will have exclusive access to the university repeatedly rated number one for studying interior design by DesignIntelligence. Named among America's best architecture and design schools, both our undergraduate and graduate programs regularly receive acclaim in the industry. [+]

Artfully arrange your career

As a student at SCAD, you will have exclusive access to the university repeatedly rated number one for studying interior design by DesignIntelligence. Named among America's best architecture and design schools, both our undergraduate and graduate programs regularly receive acclaim in the industry. Through collaborative projects, you can work on groundbreaking new developments like SCADpad® — a micro-housing project that garnered global press for SCAD students — solving the design challenges of tomorrow.

Interior design mission

The SCAD interior design department exists to guide students to become innovative interior designers capable of critical thinking, effective communication, and collaborative teamwork, emphasizing professional ethics and values within the context of social, environmental, and global design practice.... [-]


Master of Design Management

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Balçova

The Master’s Program in Design Management is a joint program between Faculty of Business and Faculty of Fine Arts and Design. Design Management Master Program is intended to be in an effective collaboration with the programs of “Master of Business Administration (MBA)” within Graduate School of Business; and “Master and Ph.D. of Design Studies” and “Master of Yacht Design” within Graduate School of Social Sciences. [+]

The Master’s Program in Design Management is a joint program between Faculty of Business and Faculty of Fine Arts and Design. Design Management Master Program is intended to be in an efficient collaboration with the programs of “Master of Business Administration (MBA)” within Graduate School of Business; and “Master and PhD of Design Studies” and “Master of Yacht Design” within Graduate School of Social Sciences. Gaining and developing the skill in interdisciplinary studies, which form the basis of Design Management, is aimed with this program.

With this program, the students get to reconsider design/business decisions and strategies; and to transform them into products, services, communications, environments and brands in order to generate innovative and creative solutions. The program helps the students to establish a strong relationship among ideas, strategies, products and systems emerged through the processes of design management; and the users in the market. This goal should be achieved with the coexistence of students with diverse academic backgrounds, in different programs. This program also seek to control the quality and continuity of design solutions in different areas, to generate new methods for new user experiences in the processes of design idea generation or strategy development, and to shape and route the current market conditions by meeting user needs through design in the new economic embodiment functioning with competition.... [-]


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 Mechanical Engineering Industrial Design and Technology

Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Chelyabinsk

The aim of the program is to train highly qualified specialists for the mechanical engineering industries, where the generation and implementation of innovations, the latest scientific advances and technological solutions are required. [+]

Master's Degree in Engineering and TechnologyCourse - Mechanical Engineering Industrial Design and Technology

The aim of the program

The aim of the program is to train highly qualified specialists for the mechanical engineering industries, where the generation and implementation of innovations, the latest scientific advances and technological solutions are required. Graduates of the program are provided with deep professional knowledge and skills to evaluate the technical state of a wide range of engineering equipment, including machine tools and systems.

As a graduate of Master's Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering and Technology, you will be prepared to demonstrate the ability to:... [-]


Master in Design

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Macau China Anhui + 1 more

The Master in Design enables students to develop the creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become an effective and respected design professional in Macao and beyond. The course is aimed at [+]

The Master in Design enables students to develop the creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become an effective and respected design professional in Macao and beyond. The course is aimed at practising designers, architects, and related professionals who wish to enrich their knowledge and skills through working with internationally respected designers and educators. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and have professional working experience in any design field. Founded on an appreciation of the importance of sustainability and resource conservation, the course incorporates a wide range of techniques, with a particular focus on graphic design and product design.

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