Masters in Design Studies in North America

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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.

The design field is incredibly broad in its scope, offering a wide variety of career opportunities. Professionals working in this discipline employ creative and problem solving skills to answer consumer, business and institutional needs in both the public and private sectors.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Master sds overall design professional

ESMAC : École Supérieure des Métiers des Arts appliqués et de la Culture
Online Part time 2 years Open Enrollment France France Online Belgium Belgium Online Switzerland Switzerland Online Luxembourg Luxembourg Online Canada Canada Online Lebanon Lebanon Online French Polynesia French Polynesia Online French Guiana French Guiana Online Martinique (Fr.) Martinique Online Guadeloupe (Fr.) Guadeloupe Online Morocco Morocco Online Tunisia Tunisia Online Algeria Algeria Online Mauritius Mauritius Online Reunion (Fr.) Reunion Online Congo, DR Congo DRC (Zaire) Online Congo Congo ROC (Brazzaville) Online Niger Niger Online Senegal Senegal Online Côte d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Online + 38 more

The MASTER PROFESSIONAL SDS® GLOBAL DESIGN is a European diploma from the INSHED. The training allows to be professionally operational by the beginning of your career and enjoy good employability, beyond even your country. [+]

TRAINING Follow its distance learning Understand the different stages of the development of a cultural project Know drive multiple projects simultaneously. Develop a personal project. Sit a level of operational business English. Master all the multidisciplinary skills in all types of design: graphic, architecture and object. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The MASTER PROFESSIONAL SDS® GLOBAL DESIGN is a European diploma from the INSHED. The training allows to be professionally operational by the beginning of your career and enjoy good employability, beyond even your country.

ADMISSION

To start your training project, nothing more simple, you simply download the detailed training that interests you. From that moment :... [-]


Professional master sds design management

ESMAC : École Supérieure des Métiers des Arts appliqués et de la Culture
Online Part time 2 years Open Enrollment France France Online Belgium Belgium Online Switzerland Switzerland Online Luxembourg Luxembourg Online Canada Canada Online Lebanon Lebanon Online French Polynesia French Polynesia Online French Guiana French Guiana Online Guadeloupe (Fr.) Guadeloupe Online Martinique (Fr.) Martinique Online Morocco Morocco Online Tunisia Tunisia Online Algeria Algeria Online Mauritius Mauritius Online Reunion (Fr.) Reunion Online Congo, DR Congo DRC (Zaire) Online Congo Congo ROC (Brazzaville) Online Niger Niger Online Senegal Senegal Online Côte d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Online + 38 more

The MASTER MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SDS® is a European diploma from the INSHED. The training allows to be professionally operational by the beginning of your career and enjoy good employability, beyond even your country. [+]

TRAINING Follow an online training. Develop a personal project. Namely designing all stages of the organization of a design project. Taking the measure of economic realities and challenges of the managerial function. Able to position itself as a manager of a project team. Get a good level of professional English. Choosing a specialization among the proposed 3: Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The MASTER MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SDS® is a European diploma from the INSHED. The training allows to be professionally operational by the beginning of your career and enjoy good employability, beyond even your country.

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Master of Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 30 weeks February 2019 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Master of Design is suitable for recent graduates in a design-related discipline or industry professionals who have six or more years in the creative industry. [+]

The Master of Design is suitable for recent graduates in a design-related discipline or industry professionals who have six or more years in the creative industry.

Working in a simulated industry environment, our postgraduate students will be challenged to research relevant ideas, problem-solve, and create design solutions in response to a variety of real-world briefs. These briefs require our students to work collaboratively with others in order to create a broad range of digital and creative products, services and approaches across a multitude of media platforms.

This project-based interdisciplinary approach means that graduates will complete the programme with an impressive portfolio filled with practical and relevant work experience to show to their current or prospective employers.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 USA Redmond + 1 more

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, etc. [+]

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, and art history, with a practical approach to studio art production that helps students develop both their personal skill and artistic voice.

Full-Time and Part-Time Options

Students have the option of enrolling in this program full-time for two years or enrolling part-time and spreading their course load over four years.

Admissions Information

Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts program should have experience in the following areas: drawing, figure drawing, art history, composition, 3D modeling, animation, sculpture, color theory, and digital painting. Candidates must also provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork to be considered for admission.... [-]


Master of Design (MDes)

NSCAD University - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Halifax Regional Municipality Hamilton

The Master of Design is a one-year program. Over the course of three semesters, beginning in May of every year, students take 42 credits of prescribed Studio and Liberal Arts and Sciences courses and complete a graduate thesis/degree project. [+]

Master of Design

The Master of Design is a one-year program. Over the course of three semesters, beginning in May of every year, students take 42 credits of prescribed Studio and Liberal Arts and Sciences courses and complete a graduate thesis/degree project. The emphasis of the Program is on practice-led research. Hence every student’s degree project will be one that focuses on new knowledge gained through reflective practice. Students will present their research through their design work, accompanied by an extended written paper; by a public presentation, and in appropriate circumstances in a group exhibition.

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Animation and Interactivity with Action Script

ICONOS (Research Institute for Communication and Culture)
Campus Part time July 2019 Mexico Buenavista

ICONOS (Research Institute for Communication and Culture), develops a specialty in Animation and Interactivity with Action Script, with the aim of preparing specialists in this field of work in booming emerging. [+]

Program Overview

Contemporary society is characterized by the development of digital technologies, which offer currently building tools easy to use since they are highly intuitive.

This has allowed the development of digital products attractive, but not always with sufficient knowledge about what is being generated. It is desirable that an experienced professional in the digital field, which dominates the fundamentals of design and new media programming, including interactive resolved by 2D animation and object-oriented programming.

For this reason, ICONOS (Research Institute for Communication and Culture), develops a specialty in Animation and Interactivity with Action Script, with the aim of preparing specialists in this field of work in booming emerging.... [-]


Master in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

Fashion Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA New York

The Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice combines the rigorous study of fashion and textile history with hands-on training in the analysis. [+]

Master in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

The Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice combines the rigorous study of fashion and textile history with hands-on training in the analysis, conservation, storage, and exhibition of textile and costume materials, and in collections management and exhibition planning and design.

The hallmark of this interdisciplinary program is its blend of theory and practice. You’ll study the historical and cultural significance of fashion interpretation, and be trained to approach costume and textile history from various traditional and innovative perspectives. You’ll also learn practical skills, from how to identify fibers and treat various kinds of objects, to the proper way to roll a textile and dress a mannequin.... [-]


Master in Exhibition Design

Fashion Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2019 USA New York

In the Master of Arts program in Exhibition Design, you’ll learn to create environmental experiences that inform, entertain, and inspire. You’ll focus on the designer’s role and relationship to other members of the exhibition team while considering the exhibition from the perspectives of communication, design, and fabrication. [+]

Master in Exhibition Design

In the Master of Arts program in Exhibition Design, you’ll learn to create environmental experiences that inform, entertain, and inspire. You’ll focus on the designer’s role and relationship to other members of the exhibition team while considering the exhibition from the perspectives of communication, design, and fabrication.

This one-year intensive program is designed for candidates with professional experience as well as for recent graduates. Drawing on a range of disciplines including interior design, graphic design, industrial design, exhibit production, architecture, and lighting, you will explore the methods, techniques, and technologies needed to create exhibitions for a variety of venues, from museums to trade shows to public spaces.... [-]


Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 USA New York + 1 more

The program prepares students to be healthcare specialist designers, facilities planners in healthcare institutions, researchers supporting architectural teams, and design managers and administrators in patient satisfaction. [+]

The healthcare industry is rapidly expanding to accommodate the growing needs of the aging baby boom generation and the global population explosion. In response, NYSID has created an innovative, interdisciplinary program that provides practicing designers and healthcare professionals an opportunity to work together and to acquire a broad knowledge of current issues, research, and theory in the design of healthcare interiors and apply it in focused studio experiences.

Courses include knowledge in research methods, history and theory of healthcare, environmental and behavioral studies, and applied design. Green design and lighting research related to health, productivity, and precision are integral parts of the course of study. The program is designed for students of varied backgrounds who understand that in the healthcare field, business and design are inextricably intertwined.... [-]


Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 USA New York + 1 more

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. [+]

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world.

Intended for those working in the design or architecture professions, the program provides students with a thorough grounding in the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the interior. Upon completion of the MPS-S program, students are in a position to sit for LEED AP Accreditation — a highly sought-after credential.

Students are exposed to a wide range of topics, research methods, integrated design development methodologies, and sustainable project management practices. Coursework addresses the history and theory of sustainability, principles of sustainable materials, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, and integrated environmental systems design. It also covers indoor air quality as well as green textiles, furnishings, and decorative elements. The program includes two studio courses designed to integrate acquired knowledge and research while exploring both residential and nonresidential environments.... [-]


Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 USA New York + 1 more

The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. [+]

NYSID is ranked #2 graduate program in the US by Design Intelligence

The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. As any interior designer or architect can tell you, imaginative and cost-effective interior illumination is critical to the success of any interior space. Changing technologies, new laws that mandate energy efficiency and the demand for inspired, innovative solutions have created a strong need for specialists in interior lighting design.

NYSID has responded to this need with a program that exposes students to a range of knowledge and skills that provides graduates with a balance of conceptual and practical techniques for successful design execution. The coursework addresses the history and theory of lighting design, principles of sustainability as they relate to the discipline, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, integrated systems design, as well as financial analysis, code compliance, and project maintenance. The program includes lighting design studio courses that integrate acquired knowledge and research while exploring residential, commercial, and institutional environments. Graduates are prepared to sit for the certification exam given by the NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals).... [-]


MicroMasters Program in Design Thinking (Rochester Institute of Technology)

edX
Online 30 weeks January 2019 USA Cambridge

Learn one of today’s most sought-after skills, design thinking, to help you develop new and innovative product and service solutions. [+]

Overview

Innovation. Creativity. Strategic thinking. In the past year, more than 279,000 job postings have listed these skills. Another 239,000 mention design thinking.*

Why has design thinking become one of the most sought-after skills? Employers are looking for problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, and analytical skills to enhance the capabilities of their employees to lead their companies into a successful future. Design thinking was developed out of the processes used by designers including user understanding and user experience, however, its application may be used to address non-product oriented problems as well –from innovating a new product or service possibilities to implementing procedural change, or identifying a new strategic direction for the company.... [-]


Master's Degree in Design and Management of Technological Projects

UNIR - Mexico
Online Full time 18 months October 2019 Mexico Mexico City

An online Master's Degree in Design and Management of Technology Projects is what you need to broaden your professional career, as it will train you as project manager, as well as manager in positions of responsibility oriented to design, direction and implementation of a technological nature. [+]

Double Mexican and European Title

An online Master's Degree in Design and Management of Technology Projects is what you need to broaden your professional career, as it will train you as project manager, as well as manager in positions of responsibility oriented to design, direction and implementation of a technological nature.

With this Online Master's Degree you can combine your professional and personal life with European university quality studies thanks to the UNIR Mexico methodology: you will have a personal tutor and live and deferred online classes so you can visualize them as many times as you wish.

Likewise, you will acquire knowledge with technological foundation as well as the necessary strategies and guidelines so that you can direct people and multidisciplinary work teams. Prepare to make your way in a new professional career with a solid formative base in the hands of expert teachers in your field.... [-]


Master in Sculpting Extreme

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia + 2 more

Digital sculpting extreme. Learn to work in "Sculpting" mode to create the most complex and detailed 3D models in the market. You can use this powerful program alone or combine it with other 3D packages, implementing the power of creation exponentially. [+]

Digital sculpting extreme.

Learn to work in "Sculpting" mode to create the most complex and detailed 3D models in the market. You can use this powerful program alone or combine it with other 3D packages, implementing the power of creation exponentially.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a professional career in the field of Digital Sculpting and CGI Production. With this training, one gets to work professionally with Zbrush as an Artist (Cinema, Video Games, Shorts, Advertising, etc). There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.

Software

ZBRUSH - SUBSTANCE PAINTER - MARVELOUS DESIGNER - MARMOSET - XNORMAL - TOPOGUN - PHOTOSHOP - MAYA o 3DSMAX.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Art Video

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 USA Syracuse

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art video compresses inclusive media art design with art-making practice. This graduate program encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of the subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view. [+]

Overview

The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art video compresses inclusive media art design with art-making practice. This graduate program encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of the subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view.

Students work closely with faculty in developing structure and strategies for making art in video and related media, including mediated performance art, expanded narrative, radical documentary, multichannel and site-specific installation, and moving picture and sonically rich art for digital network intervention and life.

The program is supported by digital video and audio facilities. Production is executed with DSLRs and high-end digital camcorders and necessary peripherals (tripods, mics, lights, etc.). Dedicated lighting and green screen studios are available for production. Post-production is done on state-of-the-art, digital non-linear systems, including a discrete multi-track digital audio studio. HD projectors and flat screens are provided for installations and exhibitions. Analog, linear systems are available for archival research and conservation. We have a comprehensive, international collection of video art available for research and teaching.... [-]