Masters Program in Design Studies in Europe

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Design Studies

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Skilled design professionals are needed in many organizations to tool custom solutions for common problems. Because the design field encompasses a broad variety of environments and applications, specialists are needed in small business, large corporations, education, non-profits, and government.

 

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Master in Service Design

POLI.design
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Service Design was specially created in response to the growing demand for professionals specifically able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To achieve this purpose, the Specializing integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components. [+]

TIMING

Start date: October 2018

Classes: from October 2018 to April 2019

Internship: from April to September 2019

End date: October 2019

OVERVIEW

Through POLI.design, the Politecnico di Milano devotes a specialized upper-level training programme to Service Design.

The Master in Service Design is an international training programme – taught entirely in English – focused on a user-centred approach and the development of service ideas from contextual research to prototyping.

The overall idea behind the Master stems from the awareness of the significant changes that have occurred in the development and delivery of services and products by companies and public-sector organizations, and the radical impact that these changes are producing on professional skills and corporate capabilities. It is thus essential to train professionals who can build and manage new physical and virtual patterns of service experience and interaction.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) 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 of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) 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.

The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role in the most innovative industrial and design fields.... [-]


Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. [+]

MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master in Global Design

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years September 2018 France Troyes

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne was created in 1992, is therefore the youngest French Business School. It enjoys all national accreditations (full recognition by the National Ministry of Higher Education and Research, accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles” of France, etc.) and has just started application for international accreditation (EFMD + AACSB). It runs presently 4 major schools: - School of International Business & Management (undergraduate : 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree with Honors, 34 double degrees all over the world, benefits of a specific label from the French and the German Government ) - Graduate School of Management (2 Year Master’s Degree with majors in Marketing & Strategy, HRM, Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship). - School of Tourism, Leisure & Events Management (3 Year Bachelor’s Degree + MBA) - School of Design (3 Year Bachelor’s Degree + 2 Year Master’s Degree) The student population is now 1700 students (440 in 2004) + 380 international exchange students. Its (really living) international network (student and teacher/research exchange) is comprised of 196 partner universities. Groupe ESC Troyes School of Design trains students for design careers. Thanks to the many internships and pedagogical projects with companies we train our students for general design careers in creative and design careers. The training is based on simple, solid principles of creative openness and the mastery of technical tools connected with the business world. Teaching is based on the acquisition of essential basics and new materials in design in order to develop students’ creativity and its concrete application. [+]

Master in Global Design

The ancient abbey «Abbaye Saint-Martin-Es-Aires» dating from the XVI century, hosts the School of Design (Ecole Supérieure de Design). From this location full of history in the business world, students improve their learning skills dealing with companies in real cases. To allow students to experience their creative passion to the full, and to create some good prospects for the future, the pedagogical approach is based on listening to the expectations of professionals through the management of projects and the competitions. On top of that, students carry out an internship of six months minimum in order to gain a real approach to the business world that will make all the difference at the end of their studies.... [-]


Master's in Creative Knitwear Design

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Rome

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia). The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. [+]

In Collaboration with CKM

Outline Be creative within an industry framework. Research, tradition and innovation are the key points of this educational course. Each student will have the opportunity to learn about and work with the latest industrial tools, experiencing first-hand the challenges of a professional knitwear designer. Course Structure

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at Accademia Costume & Moda as well as at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia).

The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. The course places great emphasis on collaborations with prestigious partner companies, these are a crucial element of the course. Therefore, students will be required to take part in external visits to these facilities in order to become familiar with and learn about the most technologically advanced knitwear manufacturing processes.... [-]


Master in Food Design Project Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 Italy Rome

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations. [+]

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations.

Professional opportunities – graduates can start a path in all the fields connected to production, communication and fruition of food. Thanks to the acquired critical competences they can face managerial and cultural field activities.

Target - the Master is addressed to BA graduates in architecture, design, visual communication, nutritional sciences and related fields.... [-]


Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Italy Milan

The Master course in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills, and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design. [+]

The Master course in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills, and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design.

After completing the course, the Interior Designer is able to deal with the project not only from the technical and formal perspective but especially from the strategic point of view, focusing on the needs of the contemporary consumer and the evolutionary needs of the sector. This professional figure is able to formulate design solutions of strong emotional and sensory content that improve space utilization through different means of expression.

Career opportunities - After the Master course, the Interior Designer enters the professional world as a freelancer, Associate in architecture or design studios or employee in the creative industries, in showrooms, in communication agencies or events organizations.... [-]


Fashion Management Program, Design

Institut Francais de la Mode
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 France Paris

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design [+]

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design

Your project

You hold a diploma Bac 4 or Bac 5.

Exemptions may be granted for holders of a 3-year diploma with 3 years of significant work experience (internships not included).

You come from a business school, an institute of political studies, a university (law, management, economics, literature, humanities and social sciences, communication ...), a school of engineers, a school of style, applied arts, design, architecture, visual arts ...

You wish:

acquire a high level of expertise in fashion, luxury, perfume and cosmetics, design and lifestyle management (and other industries with high creative added value)to benefit from a double expertise associating skills in management and culture of creationdevelop conceptual and operational qualitiesbetter understand the specificities of a sector that today influences all economic activitiesput all the assets on your side to build a solid professional project at the service of your passionDuration of the program... [-]

International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Basel

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. [+]

The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design in particular and Swiss Graphic Design in general.

The City of Basel, located in the tri-national Rhine river valley, is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany.

While our Bachelor course focuses on the students’ ability to conduct a creative process, our Master programs strive to extend the students’ individual design vocabulary and to reach a higher level of reflection through the students’ ability to include knowledge and methodologies of scientific disciplines into the creative process. We offer a Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and an International Master of Design, which we conduct in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.... [-]


Master in Graphic Design - Focus on New Media

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10 months February 2019 Italy Florence

The Master in Graphic Design integrates the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. [+]

The Master in Graphic Design integrates the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations.

Particular attention is given to the new media and to the new frontiers of web communication, in order to create professional figures capable of acting within an evolving scenario.

The Graphic Designer figure, today, is particularly dynamic; being not only an expert in Visual Languages but also a director of Communication Strategies based on the sign that is expressed on physical support in both real locations and virtual environments.

Career opportunities - The Graphic Designer works in advertisement and communication companies, web agencies, publishing houses or as a freelancer in his own facility; he is able to interact with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility. This professional figure, in fact, has the necessary tools to keep updated and anticipate the times, offering innovative solutions to his clients.... [-]


Master in Business Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Business Design program creates new connections between the worlds of business and design. You’ll work on projects relating to the business of design—and the design of business. [+]

Master in Business Design - Design as strategy

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience.

Career Opportunities ... [-]

Master in User Experience Design

BARCELONA TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL
Campus Full time 9 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The new economy is digital. Every single day new business models, services, and digital solutions appear in our lives with a common need, to understand and improve how users interact with them. UX creates empathy between people and technology putting users first. Only a deep understanding of human behavior permits to optimize usability thanks to experiencing design and innovation. With the Master in User Experience Design, you will develop the most demanded UX skills while you discover in first person the innovative vision of user-centered technology design. [+]

Create the space where humans and technology come together. Drive experience design and innovation thanks to a deep understanding of human behavior, technology, and digital solutions needs.

The new economy is digital. Every single day new business models, services, and digital solutions appear in our lives with a common need, to understand and improve how users interact with them.

UX creates empathy between people and technology putting users first. Only a deep understanding of human behavior permits to optimize usability thanks to experiencing design and innovation.

With the Master in User Experience Design, you will develop the most demanded UX skills while you discover in first person the innovative vision of user-centered technology design.... [-]


Master in Design Thinking

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters March 2019 Germany Munich

Design thinking employs a variety of different methods and approaches: from creative industries to finding solutions to existing problems and challenges while keeping business purposes in mind. Students gain expertise in design thinking through specialized courses and projects and also through the topics they choose for their Master’s thesis. [+]

Do you want to learn how to design human-centered products and services?

By tackling the unknown for business our students acquire the skills to learn from people, find patterns, use design principles, and turn ideas into tangible objects and devices. They learn to work in teams, to be user-focused and optimistic. Students are not only trained to work in a purely creative environment. The skills they learn enable them to think outside the box and solve problems for diverse groups and industries.

Design thinking employs a variety of different methods and approaches: from creative industries to finding solutions to existing problems and challenges while keeping business purposes in mind.... [-]


Master in Industrial Systems Analytics

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

The Master's Program in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models, and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations. [+]

The Master's Program in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models, and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations. Energy systems are complex systems that require a holistic understanding and thus multiple perspectives of research and education. Energy systems can be seen as socio-technical systems, and the new ISA program is built from Technology, Organization and People perspectives (TOP). Systems dynamics and systems thinking are the connecting elements necessary for the program. It is important to understand how the technology and people are organized to achieve the goals.

The program prepares the students to develop and manage product and service innovation for industrial energy systems, delivery, and use. The courses consist of lectures, teamwork assignments, projects, presentations and final exams.... [-]


Master in Transmedia Interaction and Space

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bolzano + 1 more

The 2-year practice-oriented study course is providing students with a background in either design, architecture, informatics or engineering a contemporary transmedial interaction design framework. [+]

The 2-year practice-oriented study course is providing students with a background in either design, architecture, informatics or engineering a contemporary transmedial interaction design framework.

In the age of digital networking, we regularly cross the border between physical space and digital space. In the future, these boundaries will increasingly dissolve and mutate. This development implies great changes in our perception and thus also in our interactions and in our behavior. Space becomes transmedial and changes into a medium that can be read, understood and also lived and experienced.

The master program «Transmedia Interaction and Space» pursues a practical, experimental and critical approach with the latest theoretical, technical and scientific developments. Program priorities include: «spatial interaction», «performative space», «transmedia storytelling», «socio-technological interaction».... [-]