Masters Degree in Design Studies in Asia

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Design Studies

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Design is a specialty discipline with a vast array of applications. Constructing an object or process is key to meeting clients’ needs. Unique thinking, research, analysis and problem solving combine to fabricate products in corporate, education, government, and not-for-profit environments.

 

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area.

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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. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Asia 2017/2018. 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. Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme, you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters, you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills You will be encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, with an emphasis on development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or be based on a more applied, industry-focused agenda.... [-]

Master in Design

Georgian Technical University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Georgia Tbilisi

This programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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. Programme Prerequisites Applicant is admitted in compliance with the Georgian Legislation. Learning Outcome/Competencies Knowledge and understanding Advanced knowledge and understanding based on re-analysis and re-evaluation of new interpretations on the interactions between design and society. Advanced knowledge and understanding based on re-analysis and re-evaluation of the state-of-the-art of disciplines closely associated to design, including: ergonomics; sustainable design; management and design management. Applying knowledge Able to independently plan and apply advanced creativity techniques, design methods, and innovation processes of the specialized fields of design, to a wide range of design problems, under varying conditions, using advanced state-of-the-art techniques, software and processes. Able to independently plan and carry... [-]

Master of Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time July 2018 India Ahmedabad

The International Master of Interior Architectural Design is one of the first internationally oriented postgraduate degree programs in Interior Architecture in India. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Asia 2017/2018. International Master of Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD) Program Overview The International Master of Interior Architectural Design is one of the first internationally oriented postgraduate degree programs in Interior Architecture in India. The program has philanthropic support from the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the International Federation of Interior Architects, IFI. This program shares many features with the Interior Architecture and Design Masters at CEPT including the focus on research and opportunity for selecting from three specializations: Energy Efficiency Craft and Technology History,Theory & Criticism The program, along with its three focus areas, was envisioned to respond to the growing need for original and extensive research in the field of interior architecture and design. It aims at cultivating and strengthening a designer’s acute sensitivity towards global concerns and endowing them with a spirit of tolerance towards pluralism while encouraging accordance with traditional and cultural convictions. Research based stimulus that forms the unique core of these programs helps in redefining modern-day design thinking and practice. In order to complete the requirements for IMIAD, a student must complete one semester-long international exchange with one of the partner institutes of their choice, and one two-week-long international workshop at a pre-decided partner institute. IMIAD partner institutes include: Istanbul Technical University ITU University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart UASS Scuola Universitaria Professionale Della Svizzera Italiana SUPSI Curriculum The curriculum and pedagogy has been structured to promote research-based knowledge to form a new and unique set of programs, designed to be... [-]

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 understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users 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 The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users 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. Human Centered Design is about keeping focus on “people” while creating products and services. It is about creating rich user experiences that aim at solving existing problems, creating delight for people and making products and services usable and useful. At Srishti Human Centered Design concentrates on Interaction Design and User Experience Design. We think about human-centered design as not just “user-driven” in its traditional sense, but more about “designing for emerging usages”. We foster a combination of creative Art & Design thinking, along with critical thinking of the Humanities to explore a human-centered design that not only produces great digital solutions, but also critically questions and explores future ways of interacting with digital technology and their implications. Human-Centered Design at Srishti not only covers the traditional reductive aspects of User-Centered Design & Human-Computer Interaction such as Historical Frameworks & models (e.g. cognitive psychology models, cooperative design, participatory design, contextual design) Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Creative Design (Ideation & brainstorming, concept development) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios and use-cases, usability and experience evaluation) Evaluative tools (requirements, usability)but also covers aspects such as Theory... [-]

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 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Asia 2017/2018. 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. The first offers students the opportunity to achieve a Double Master's Degree, ie a double degree Master studies in Architecture. The Okan University, one of the most dynamic and young Turkish universities, was founded by Okan Culture, Education, and Sports Foundation in 1999 and began his academic life in 2003-2004. Rapidly growing, it has reached a student body of 17,000 units and includes 8 faculties in its 15th year. The Okan University aims to build a bridge between academia and the business world, allowing students to work in companies as part of their university education, from as early as their first year. To this end, it has signed cooperation protocols with important representatives of the business world of the country.... [-]

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 .... [+]

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. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Master degree and who... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Asia 2017/2018. 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). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2017 to 26 January 2018. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test)... [-]

MPhil in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a... [+]

Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - MPhil The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a thesis by oral examination to be awarded the degree. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills, this course is appropriate. If you are a professional who would like to gain postgraduate qualifications, but do not want to undertake a taught masters programme, then this is an alternative. Careers & professional development If you register for the MPhil you may be approved for transfer to a PhD after an initial period of registration and demonstration through a progress report of the development of your research into a PhD. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in academia and management roles in industry. Subject overview The engineering and design research group works in collaboration with industry. Our strengths lie in applied research. The group encompasses a number of different engineering and design disciplines, including electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, product design and textiles. Research topics Research topics include: - applications of electronics - applied physics - robotics - manufacture of electronics-enabled products - engine design - structural crashworthiness - impact biomechanics - accident investigation - manufacturing... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Asia 2017/2018. 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 judgement 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 The Master’s level program in Fashion Marketing provides a holistic and extensive experience to transform students into thought leaders with a strategic approach. This pathway program facilitates students’ learning to solve complex and challenging problems in the fashion business context. This program looks at developing individuals to work as managers and specialists in... [-]

Master of Design

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters January 2018 Australia Victoria Norway Oslo New Zealand Auckland USA New York Brooklyn White Plains Sydney Gold Coast Boston North Ryde Los Angeles India Delhi Italy Florence United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Japan Beppu San Diego Cincinnati United Kingdom London Wellington Adelaide Maroochydore + 29 more

This program allows designers to sharpen their professional practice, and further their marketing, business and analytical skills at an advanced level. Graduates of the Master of Design will have [+]

Master of Design

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Monash University

This program allows designers to sharpen their professional practice, and further their marketing, business and analytical skills at an advanced level. Graduates of the Master of Design will have enhanced, highly developed capabilities, which will place them at the forefront of their field of design practice. Through the completion of sustained design projects, students are required to demonstrate high-level planning, resourcing, implementation, completion and evaluation, culminating in an expert understanding of the professional design process. The program consists of three units of design studio, taken over three semesters. Through the completion of seven coursework units, students hone their skills in planning, conducting and evaluating innovative design projects; relating technical excellence to conceptual aspirations; business processes relevant to design practice; and contemporary issues relevant to their chosen field of design. Students select one of the following streams for the duration of the degree:... [-]


Master of Design

Azerbaijan University Of Architecture And Construction
Campus Full time September 2018 Azerbaijan Baku

Specialists are trained in each field of study on bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. Graduates from the Faculty can do their activity in architectural, city planning, environmental design, restoration of monuments, design etc. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Asia 2017/2018. The Faculty of Architecture The Faculty of Architecture was founded 90 years ago. Initially it existed as department of Architecture in Faculty of Construction under State Oil Academy. As the result of separation of department of Architecture from Construction Faculty was founded Faculty of Architecture in 1968. The main objective of scientific and experimental activities in architecture and design specialties is aimed to obtain planning process. Specialists are trained in each field of study on bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. Graduates from the Faculty can do their activity in architectural, city planning, environmental design, restoration of monuments, design etc. Information about the Faculty Faculty of Architecture always differed from other architectural faculties that taught in other universities. The faculty trains specialists on bachelor and master degrees. Most of professors and teachers staff are well – known specialists and scientists in the field of city planning, design, restoration of monuments in our Republic. An associate member of NASA, 12 doctors of architecture, 17 professors, 33 Doctors of Philosophy in Architecture, docent teach in the Faculty. Two of them are “Shohrat” prize winners, 12 honored architects and one of them was awarded with State Prize of Republic. There are 122 members in the faculty: 21 professors, doctor of Philosophy in architecture, docent, head teacher and a teacher. Study in the Faculty Applicants willing to enter the faculty, have to take part in entrance exams held by the State Students Admittance Committee after aptitude election and... [-]

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 practicing 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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Master of Arts in Design Management

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

The programme 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 [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Asia 2017/2018. Programme Objectives The programme 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 to 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. Stakeholders Among the beneficiaries of the Master of Design Management programme are: Bachelor degree holders in the areas of Design and Applied Arts, Fine Arts, Architecture, Information Technology, Management, Business Administration, different engineering specializations and other related fields Local and regional academic institutions; industrial, service, and business establishments; companies associated with advertising, architectural and interior design, industrial design, fashion and textile design, and other fine and applied arts Programme Goals The main goals of the Master's of Design Management Program are to: Make available the design management programme to different organizations that consider design to be a strategic competitive force. Meet the... [-]

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 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. [+]

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. Courses BA 567 Dynamics of Organizations FFD 572 Creativity and Design Management BA 820 Accounting and Finance for Managers BA 515 Marketing FFD 573 Design Management Studio FFD 597 Term Project... [-]

Master in Design Management

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London China Shanghai + 5 more

The course articulates along three axes built around a set of units focusing on business, design and research. It gives understanding of the design process and the creativity tools required to develop products and services within multidisciplinary [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Asia 2017/2018. The course articulates along three axes built around a set of units focusing on business, design and research. It gives understanding of the design process and the creativity tools required to develop products and services within multidisciplinary innovation-driven business contexts in the luxury fashion and luxury design field. Participants engage in inter and multidisciplinary projects that combine design awareness and business knowledge, that requires an understanding of management models, project management, creativity and leadership. The course trains participants in research methods in design and management to provide a greater understanding of design and management problems, and as a basis through which to develop a research theme that will be explored and addressed in their thesis project. Companies increasingly recognise the value of design and the way designers think as a strategic asset as a necessary alternative to traditional management methods and approaches. Design managers with dual design and management skills are still rare on the market and this master’s course will give participants a competitive advantage. Typically, design managers integrate companies at different levels and within different units, but naturally might work with or within R&D Departments, Product Development, Marketing, Brand Strategy to develop a design-driven innovation and creativity approach throughout the company. Learning outcomes - apply management theory and practice to complex, global business contexts; - apply a design thinking methodology to enhance innovation within a business driven context through integrative thinking, experiential learning and empathy; - identify and analyse complex problems... [-]