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 in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Online Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post-production. [+]

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post-production. Communication, collaboration, and time management skills are emphasized throughout the program to ensure graduates are acclimated to the intense professional culture that awaits them.

MFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units

TOTAL 63 units

*Per director approval

MFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. A minimum grade of C in all required 63 units. MFA Program Learning Outcomes ... [-]

MFA in Themed Entertainment Design

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

Pursue your career as a themed entertainment designer at the first and only university to offer an M.F.A. degree in this multibillion-dollar international business. We leverage a creative culture to give you access to related programs and work with professional partners on innovative concepts. [+]

Create unforgettable experiences with themed entertainment

Pursue your career as a themed entertainment designer at the first and only university to offer an M.F.A. degree in this multibillion-dollar international business. We leverage a creative culture to give you access to related programs and work with professional partners on innovative concepts. Our faculty members have designed experiences for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Parks and Resorts and Walt Disney Imagineering — now it’s your turn to lead the professional sphere as a creative thinker, storyteller, designer, and producer.

M.F.A. in themed entertainment design

Available at: - Savannah

ARCH 714 Advanced Parametric Design and Generative Modeling Strategies for the Building Arts* ARTH 757 Media Art CLC 580 Collaboration† ELDS 704 Electronic Design* INDS 503 Design Visualization, Communication, and Documentation PROD 750 Digital Visualization for Production Design PROD 770 Professional Practices in Production Design THED 720 Themed Entertainment Industry THED 730 Concept Design Studio THED 735 Component Design Studio THED 765 Design for Themed Entertainment THED 775 Themed Environments and Attractions: Design Development THED 777 Collaborative Design Studio THED 790 Themed Entertainment Design M.F.A. Thesis ... [-]

MFA in Service Design

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

Service designers are changing the world, bringing innovation and a human-centered approach to health care, transportation, education, and retail. SCAD was the first university in the U.S. to offer both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in this burgeoning field, and you can join the legacy of innovation that thrives here. [+]

The future reimagined through service design

Service designers are changing the world, bringing innovation and a human-centered approach to health care, transportation, education, and retail. SCAD was the first university in the U.S. to offer both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in this burgeoning field, and you can join the legacy of innovation that thrives here. First, take advantage of small classes with faculty who are also practicing professionals, opportunities to work with leading organizations and collaboration with creative peers — then create the design solutions of tomorrow.

M.F.A. in service design

Available at: - Savannah

SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* ANTH 701 Global Cultural Theory DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies DMGT 783 Design Futures: Trends, Foresight, and Intuition IACT 701 Theory of Interaction Design IACT 731 Information Architecture for Designers IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SERV 711 Service Design: Principles and Practice SERV 722 Critical Methods of Prototyping Services and Experiences SERV 724 User-centered Design for Services SERV 728 Service Design Studio I: Creation of Services, Products, Interfaces, and Experiences SERV 753 Service, Innovation, and Enterprise SERV 769 Service Design Studio II: Pleasure-based Approaches to Service Design SERV 779F Graduate Field Internship† SERV 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† SERV 790 Service Design M. F. A. Thesis ... [-]

Master in Production Design

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

At SCAD, our production design program is bursting at the seams with opportunity. Through a department committed to a comprehensive approach, our students have opportunities many production designers only dream of, regularly contributing to projects with big names and industry powerhouses. [+]

Set the stage for success with production design

At SCAD, our production design program is bursting at the seams with opportunity. Through a department committed to a comprehensive approach, our students have opportunities many production designers only dream of, regularly contributing to projects with big names and industry powerhouses. Our production design alumni are employed around the world at 20th Century Fox, Discovery Communications, Food Network, HBO, HGTV, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, New American Shakespeare Tavern, Nickelodeon and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Follow their lead.

M.A. in production design

Available at: - Savannah

ARTH 701 Contemporary Art CLC 580 Collaboration* PROD 720 Production Design Theory and Practice PROD 726 Production Design Studio I: Conceptualization PROD 730 Script Analysis and Conceptualization PROD 745 Decorative Arts: Context in Storytelling PROD 749 Production Design M.A. Final Project PROD 756 Evolution of Production Design ... [-]

Master in Interior Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 5 more

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

Artfully arrange your career

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

Interior design mission

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


Master in Interactive Design and Game Development

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 Hong Kong Sham Shui Po USA Savannah Atlanta France Lacoste + 5 more

At SCAD, we take games seriously. Our interactive design and game development program has won the top prize in the E3 College Game Competition for two years running, along with receiving praise from The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. [+]

It's not just a game — it's a career

At SCAD, we take games seriously. Our interactive design and game development program has won the top prize in the E3 College Game Competition for two years running, along with receiving praise from The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. From participation in professional conferences to opportunities to collaborate with industry giants, our students have every chance to capitalize on their passion for interactive design. We'll provide the top-of-the-line tools, the outstanding faculty and the advanced curriculum you need — you just bring your A-game.

M.A. in interactive design and game development

Available at: - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning... [-]


Master in Industrial Design

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

Industrial designers shape our world, from games and gadgets to bicycles and boats, to highchairs and helmets. As a student at SCAD, you'll get hands-on experience bringing your ideas to reality, carrying on our great tradition of developing world-class designers. [+]

Streamlining the world through industrial design

Industrial designers shape our world, from games and gadgets, to bicycles and boats, to highchairs and helmets. As a student at SCAD, you'll get hands-on experience bringing your ideas to reality, carrying on our great tradition of developing world-class designers. In recent years, our students have worked with some of the most recognizable brands in the world — including Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Dell, Mattel, Microsoft, Reebok and Fisher-Price — to invent practical solutions to real challenges. The result? Outstanding portfolios that help our graduates take the professional world by storm.

M.A. in industrial design

Available at: - Savannah... [-]


Master in Graphic Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po Savannah France Lacoste + 5 more

As a graphic design student at SCAD, you'll become fluent in the visual language that defines today's powerhouse brands and top-flight organizations. Our holistic graphic design degree program doesn't just cover the fundamentals of design, it delves into product packaging, entrepreneurship, mobile technology, interface design and user experience. [+]

Graphic design and visual communication

As a graphic design student at SCAD, you'll become fluent in the visual language that defines today's powerhouse brands and top-flight organizations. Our holistic graphic design degree program doesn't just cover the fundamentals of design, it delves into product packaging, entrepreneurship, mobile technology, interface design and user experience. The result? An award-winning professional portfolio, real experience working for industry giants, and the opportunity to make a lasting mark on the ever-changing global visual landscape — all before you graduate.

M.A. in graphic design

Available at: - Atlanta - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning

GRDS 502 Visual Communication History, Research, and Discourse* GRDS 503 Typographic Communication* GRDS 504 Integrated Design Media* CLC 580 Collaboration† GRDS 701 Graphic Design Seminar: Methodologies GRDS 702 Graphic Design Studio: Methodological Practice GRDS 726 The Role of Graphic Design in Social Awareness GRDS 748 Graphic Design M.A. Final Portfolio ... [-]

Master in Furniture Design

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

The SCAD furniture design program is grounded in the context of a robust art and design university, where students create furnishings that are thoughtful, ergonomic, beautiful and sustainable. [+]

Furnish your future for success

The SCAD furniture design program is grounded in the context of a robust art and design university, where students create furnishings that are thoughtful, ergonomic, beautiful and sustainable. Collaborations with peers in related creative spheres lead to groundbreaking projects like SCADpad®, where SCAD furniture design students innovated micro-housing furniture solutions that were both functional and breathtaking. Opportunities just like these await you at the university for creative careers.

M.A. in furniture design

Available at: - Savannah

SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* FURN 708 3-D Computer-aided Design for Furniture FURN 715 Methods in Furniture Fabrication FURN 732 Evolution of Furniture Design FURN 738 Furniture Studio: Design and Implementation FURN 748 Furniture Studio: Process and Prototype FURN 749 Furniture Design M.A. Final Project ... [-]

Master in Design Management

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 5 more

As a student here, you can turn your passion for design into a vital professional asset, joining forces with major brands in collaborative projects, and landing coveted internships at progressive organizations hungry for your ideas. [+]

Bring design innovation to the world's biggest brands

SCAD is home to a robust design management program that is recognized industry-wide for producing outstanding graduates ready to excel in the professional world as advocates of design innovation and creative problem-solving. As a student here, you can turn your passion for design into a vital professional asset, joining forces with major brands in collaborative projects, and landing coveted internships at progressive organizations hungry for your ideas.

M.A. in design management

Available at: - Savannah - eLearning

SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis DMGT 702 History and Interpretation of Innovation DMGT 706 Idea Visualization DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies DMGT 732 Facilitating Creative Thinking DMGT 748 Design Management M.A. Final Project IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design ... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 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 Arctic Art and Design

The University of the Arctic (UArctic)
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Rovaniemi Norway Bergen Canada + 2 more

Whether you are interested in service design, northern well-being, or juridical standpoints of sustainable development, you can count on our know-how. [+]

University of Lapland

Whether you are interested in service design, northern well-being, or juridical standpoints of sustainable development, you can count on our know-how. We combine Arctic expertise with fields such as design, law and social sciences, and our unique one-year Arctic Studies Programme offers an interdisciplinary perspective on current Arctic issues. We also educate the best teachers in the world. Add to this our excellent student support services and the cosy atmosphere of our modern campus, and you will discover why the University of Lapland is the perfect choice for studying in the North.

Located in the city of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is also the northernmost university of Finland and the European Union. As a research-based higher education institution, our teaching and research facilities offer students and scholars the opportunity to pursue academic excellence at all levels, all the way to doctoral studies. We have internationally recognized faculties in the fields of law, education, social sciences, and art and design, all offering master- and doctoral-level studies to international applicants as well as exchange studies from undergraduate to doctoral level up to a full academic year.... [-]