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 Digital Technology Management - Artificial Intelligence

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time 1 year December 2017 Italy Bologna

The Master in Digital Technology Management provides both these competences by using a two stages approach: during the first cicle classic management courses as well as specialized courses for managing the digital transformation are taught to all the participants, while the second cicle provides the specific technical formation for the specialization in Artificial Intelligence. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Europe 2018. Overview The digital transformation is deeply changing the organization of modern enterprises and their management structure. Modern, innovative companies need highly skilled managers who have both the technical competences to master the new digital technologies, and the management skills required for decision-making positions. The Master in Digital Technology Management provides both these competences by using a two stages approach: during the first cicle classic management courses as well as specialized courses for managing the digital transformation are taught to all the participants, while the second cicle provides the specific technical formation for the specialization in Artificial Intelligence. The courses will cover the most recent techniques and tools, as well as their industrial applications, focusing on the new business opportunities and challenges arising from them. This international program, with students from all over the world and a Faculty composed by professors, managers and entrepreneurs, takes place within the unique atmosphere of a 16th century villa on the hills surrounding Bologna. Thanks to project works, company projects and master lectures, students get in touch with the key concepts of the digital era. The program concludes with a Field Laboratory Work and a company internship. THE MASTER IS AN INVESTMENT. THE HONOR LOAN IS THE WAY TO FUND IT. “PerTe Prestito Con Lode”, a long-term and low-interest honor loan, with no collateral required to cover the full amount of the tuition fee. Key facts Format: full-time Language: English Duration: 12 months CFU/ECTS: 60 Average age: 26... [-]

Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 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. Target - The Master course in Interior Design is the right specialization for graduates, Italians and foreigners, in Design, Architecture or related fields, who want to enrich their experience in design, but also for professionals with proven experience. Methodology and structure - Objective of the course is teaching the design methodology that allows students to get a quality combination of experiences by analyzing the contemporary consumer’s codes of expression and behaviors, the customer’s identity, current trends in design and materials technology. Students learn to develop their own expressive language and to enhancing it with their creativity. They create project layouts particularly accurate in colors, materials, finishes and lighting effects, offering new... [-]

Master in Visual Brand Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

In the Master in Visual Brand Design, you will gain the skills to identify a company’s core assets. To cultivate a deep understanding of the product and the best way to communicate its values, both in the physical and the social media worlds. To bring it all together into a consistent brand vision, voice, and environment. [+]

Master in Visual Brand Design - Re-model Brands

‘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

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Master’s in Innovation and Design

Mälardalen University
Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Eskilstuna

We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies. [+]

We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies. The Programme The international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design has been developed in collaboration with stakeholders outside academia and is aimed to create a clear link to the labour market. You will acquire both theoretical and practical competencies, and learn about innovation management, design processes and communication in complex organisations. The study programme includes qualitative research methods and skills in how to collaborate with partners outside the University in interdisciplinary projects. The programme itself is multidisciplinary, combining disciplines such as engineering, the social sciences and the humanities, as well as perspectives drawn from the arts. The courses help you to develop your capacity for multidisciplinary collaboration, both nationally and internationally. You will also develop your knowledge in an area defined by yourself within the field of innovation and design. Employment and Future Prospects After your degree, you will have a broader understanding of central concepts and theories in innovation and design. You will also acquire the skills needed in innovation processes for service and product development to operate in international projects which span the humanities, the social sciences, engineering, and the health and welfare sector. The wide-ranging programme content... [-]

Master Interaction Design

Harbour.Space
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

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

Masters in Design Studies in Europe 2018. This program is taught in ENGLISH. Interaction Design programme provides a unique environment for students to engage with expert practitioners, and with students from their own and other disciplines. It blends technical know-how, interdisciplinary research and a creative artistic-scientific approach to enable the development of creative interfaces that generate progressive and innovative applications for media design, media research, media art, and communication. The programme also aims to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures and explore the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life while highlighting the increased relevancy of design to business and society. PROGRAM STRUCTURE This Master of Interaction Design degree contains an extensive number of real interaction design cases moving through which the students will gain a solid understanding of the creative and decision making process in the design department of a real company or a design agency. All courses are electives, yet we strongly recommend students to take courses marked as core. In total 1 year Master's consist of 15 modules including 1 module of workshops & seminars, 1 client and 1 capstone projects. Our professors are not academic teachers – they are accomplished design professionals that have launched thousands of successful products and services and made many winning strategic decisions. Modules Intro to Interaction Design Entrepreneurial Design Introduction to User Experience Design Cybernetics Sketching Design Ideas & Creating Concepts Smart Objects Content Strategy Innovation in Service Design Research Methods Future Wearables Designing Interactive... [-]

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 PhD 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 trinational 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. Both Master programs are based on the following assessment: In the context of the digital flood of images, expanded qualifications are required. A design practice based purely on craftsmanship or technical skills no longer meets the demands of visual communication, nor does a reflection on visual messages entirely derived from theory. Connecting design practice with iconic- and media theory, generates new qualifications in the conception and design of visual messages for the context of a current, digitalized, iconic communication. International Master of Design UIC/HGK 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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Europe 2018. 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 within the most innovative industrial and design fields. Methods and Approaches The MAS educational model focuses on methods and processes to generate innovations. Students have the opportunity to acquire Human Centred Design methods for the analysis and the solution of design problems and to autonomously practice research methods. A pragmatic problem-solving approach to design is applied in a laboratory environment. Peer to peer learning, iterative processes and the rapid prototyping of digital and physical solutions qualify the students to pursue careers in industry, research and design agencies, wherever technological innovation and design meet. Topics and Contents The MAS courses are held by well-recognized lecturers and in collaboration with an established network of organizations, research centers, design practices and companies. Topics such as user experience design, service design, user interface design, open design, spatial design, and information visualization are taught through design-driven... [-]

Design Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. [+]

Design Degrees MDes in Innovation and Creativity in Industry

Cranfield Campus In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development and design thinking in shaping business strategy.

Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time.

Who is it for? The course develops creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development.... [-]


Master in Industrial Systems Analytics

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

The Master's Programme 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. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Europe 2018. The Master's Programme 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 programme is built from Technology, Organization and People perspectives (TOP). Systems dynamics and systems thinking are the connecting elements necessary for the programme. 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, team work assignments, projects, presentations and final exams. The topics taught in this programme include Data science and analytics, Quality engineering, Systems engineering, Decision support, Project management and Industrial project work. [-]

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 workplace 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 Advanced Interaction

Institute For Advanced Architecture Of Catalonia (IAAC)
Campus Full time 9 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI) is a unique opportunity for Designers, Visual and Performing Artists, Choreographers, Dancers, Architects, Interaction Designers, VJs and DJs, Sound Artists, Scenographers, and profiles from related backgrounds to explore creative uses of technology for experimental and practical purposes. [+]

The Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI) is a unique opportunity for Designers, Visual and Performing Artists, Choreographers, Dancers, Architects, Interaction Designers, VJs and DJs, Sound Artists, Scenographers, and profiles from related backgrounds to explore creative uses of technology for experimental and practical purposes.  

The course is aimed at developing and exhibiting projects which define meaningful interaction through novel technological solutions, performances and installations. The ambition of these projects go well beyond digital media and are communicated through software and hardware development, solid theoretical foundations, and prototypes completed in IaaC’s digital fabrication laboratory. The theoretical basis of the course is to question how current technology can augment the agency and impact of all kinds of interactions around us.  ... [-]


Master in Interaction Design

Malmö University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Sweden Malmö

Interaction design concerns the design of digital artifacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on use experience. Interaction design is a rapidly changing discipline, and we maintain the relevance of our education by working with real-world design cases and outside clients that include local industry partners, as well as cultural and civic organizations. [+]

Interaction design concerns the design of digital artifacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on use experience. 

Interaction design is a rapidly changing discipline, and we maintain the relevance of our education by working with real-world design cases and outside clients that include local industry partners, as well as cultural and civic organizations. Navigating a shifting design landscape also requires the critical mindset of a scholar, and we foster reflective design by teaching research skills and involving students in active research projects. 

The one-year master programme consists of four 15-credit courses, starting with a studio-based introduction to multidisciplinary collaboration and mainstream interaction design. The next two courses address embodied interaction and collaborative media, two of our signature topics. The final course is a Master’s level graduation project. ... [-]


Master's Degree In Decoration And Housing Design + 3d

ESCUELA MADRILEÑA DE DECORACIÓN
Online & Campus Combined Part time 14 weeks January 2018 Spain Madrid

This master's degree is aimed at those who do not seek a university degree, but a professional progression in decoration and interior design and can perform it in blended mode. It has an employment exchange. It does not require previous training. [+]

This master's degree is aimed at those who do not seek a university degree, but a professional progression in decoration and interior design and can perform it in blended mode. It has an employment exchange. It does not require previous training.

General information

This master's degree provides a high-demand work outlet in the field of design, thanks to a very complete syllabus taught by professional experts in interior design and decoration, which translates the reality of this beautiful profession into the classroom. In order to be a complete professional in this profession, it is necessary to train both in interior design and in 2D and 3D design tools (Autocad, Sketchup and VRay).... [-]


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, hoststhe 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 on 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 of the business world that will make all the difference at the end of their studies.... [-]


Master's Degree In Design Management

IPAM
Campus Part time 4 semesters September 2018 Portugal Lisbon Porto + 1 more

The Master in Management Design encompasses the entire strategic and operational process within a business organization as a way to tailor offers tailored to the needs of consumers. [+]

Masters in Design Studies in Europe 2018. Master degree developed in partnership with IADE - Creative University. Design Management is an activity that has as main objective the good incorporation of the design in the companies, adding areas of knowledge of the design and the management. Ability to design and plan creative processes in the research, analysis, conceptualization and execution phases, are key competences of a design manager, which translates into concrete results achieved by companies in the market. The Master in Management Design encompasses the entire strategic and operational process within a business organization as a way to tailor offers tailored to the needs of consumers. Companies Throughout the master's degree, the student will have constant contact with the professional world, either through seminars with leaders and reference professionals, workshops, projects with companies and the possibility of internships. International experience The global network of Laureate International Universities provides 80 universities in 29 countries where students can make international mobility. Main benefits Methodology of innovative teaching based on technology. Program developed in network at national and international level. Strong component of innovation and focus on entrepreneurship. Complementarity of two areas that allow the development of an integrated thinking about the entire creation process: design and management. Heterogeneous and collaborative course that allows generating rich outputs at the level of knowledge. Project developed in collaboration with international universities. [-]