Master Program in Design Studies in Oceania

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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.

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

 

Asia is most likely the most powerful continent in the world and economically it introduces endless possibilities in education. The center of gravity is moving towards the East. Rapid changes and investments in higher education and English are a publicly spoken language. Oceania's strong employment opportunities also caters further to students future.

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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 User Experience Design

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time 1 year July 2019 New Zealand Wellington

The MUXD is a Wellington ICT Graduate School programme delivered by the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington. [+]

Overview

The MUXD is a Wellington ICT Graduate School programme delivered by the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington.

User experience design is one of the largest growing design fields that addresses all aspects of user experience from understanding the identity of the users to the creation of the designs they interact with. User experience designers work across digital and physical media to improve the overall experience of design. User experience designers are skilled researchers, critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators and expert design practitioners.

The Master of User Experience Design (MUXD) is a one-year, full-time, 180 point master’s degree. It is aimed at industry professionals and/or recent graduates without an undergraduate qualification in media design, i.e. a conversion master’s degree.... [-]


Master of Design Technology

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 New Zealand Wellington

If you are interested in pursuing both a creative and a technical career and are thinking about working in one of the many emerging technology industries here in Wellington, New Zealand or even globally, the Master of Design Technology may be for you. [+]

Overview

If you are interested in pursuing both a creative and a technical career and are thinking about working in one of the many emerging technology industries here in Wellington, New Zealand or even globally, the Master of Design Technology may be for you.

The Master of Design Technology (MDT) is an exciting one-year (full-time) 180-point professional Master’s degree that provides students with the skills needed to work in highly technical design professions including game design, visual effects (VFX), exhibition design and multimedia design.

This programme is unique in New Zealand in providing students with the best expertise in both University research and Industry practice with which to gain the skills they need for a future in the broad-based and rapidly growing technology sector.... [-]


Master of Design Innovation

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry. In this three-trimester programme, you'll learn the art of bringing ideas to life—from conception to design to construction. [+]

Overview

Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry. In this three-trimester programme, you'll learn the art of bringing ideas to life—from conception to design to construction.

Choose one of three majors—Industrial Design, Media Design, and Design for Social Innovation—in this industry-focused, professional qualification with the School of Design. Assess new technologies and investigate the social, cultural, environmental and economic implications of design on our world.

Through a combination of coursework and supervised research, you'll gain a greater understanding of the process of creating value through design.... [-]


Master of Design

Massey University
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2019 New Zealand Wellington

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). [+]

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design.

Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). For your thesis, you will complete a supervised programme of focused design research taking a challenging real-world design problem through to a well-evolved solution, eg a product prototype.

Different from undergrad

The MDes gives you a lot of freedom, especially once you get into your thesis. You have regular meetings with your supervisors, and crit sessions with your fellow MDes students, but you are in control of structuring your own time.... [-]


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 Two Dimensional & Digital Design

Edith Cowan University
Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2019 Australia Perth

Designed for postgraduate students and industry practitioners who seek to develop skills in the discipline of design, using the digital media as both a production and as a creative tool. It will provide [+]

Master of Two Dimensional & Digital Design

Designed for postgraduate students and industry practitioners who seek to develop skills in the discipline of design, using the digital media as both a production and as a creative tool. It will provide advanced technical and conceptual skills in graphic design in order to further career prospects. Students are offered the opportunity to realise an advanced application of their skills in the production of a major piece of sustained work.

Related careers

Graphic Designer

Related studies

The Graduate Certificate in Two Dimensional and Digital Design and Graduate Diploma in Two Dimensional and Digital Design are also available in this discipline.... [-]


Master of Design

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

Unique in Australia, the Master of Design is intellectually vibrant, socially engaging, visionary, practice-focused and actively linked to industry. The course centres on building a design community network and has two main components: specialised master classes led by a studio leader and industry partners; and theory and technology subjects taught across the program. [+]

The program focuses on and integrates research, industry collaboration, internationalisation and a design culture through the delivery of specialist, core and transdisciplinary subjects. It provides a postgraduate education that is flexible in both its practice orientation and research integration. With a focus on design evolution, innovative integration of new technologies, practice and student experimentation, this Master of Design is delivered by experienced studio leaders who are acknowledged leaders in their specific industries and professions.

Designed to produce a balance between high levels of specialisation and lateral thinking, the program enables students to examine design from a transdisciplinary perspective. It enables students to explore design issues under the supervision of a practice leader, to learn new strategies and the application of research and theory. It supports best practices in postgraduate design education through learning and research strategies that critically examine design practice. Graduates of this course are leaders in design and related industries through their expertise in product and service development. They are able to utilise strategic processes, creative tools and research skills for innovation in design. The program provides a suite of subjects for postgraduate designers in the areas of interaction, strategy, design ethnography, physical prototyping, web design and designer identity. Common subjects explore related conceptual challenges and questions of visual expression in the quest to develop useful, usable and resonant designs. These include understanding and articulating the importance of user experience, the role of design in humanising information, the aesthetic and conceptual dynamics of effective communication, strategic thinking, and aspects... [-]


Master of Design (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This degree is for graduates who want to deepen their understanding and hands-on skills in both research-for-design and research-by-design as a way to define the future of the design profession. [+]

Design challenges are becoming more complex: digitisation, globalisation, the growing importance of services and the shift towards culturally and socially intelligent design means that the profile and role of the designer are changing. Research for design and researching through design experiments are becoming part of new design practice. In this course, students are challenged to develop a deep understanding of what this means for them as practising designers. They are trained in the insights and hands-on skills to do the various types of research that are becoming all-important in modern design practice.

Graduates are the new guard of academically trained designers who have deepened their insight into where design is going, and can offer employers the combination of design and research skills that they need for their long-term prosperity. There is also a clear path from this degree towards a more research-focused career, either in industry or in academia.... [-]


Master of Computer Graphic Design

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). [+]

Master of Computer Graphic Design

The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD).

The MCGD provides an opportunity for you to plan, develop and carry out a large-scale design research project. This will enable you to collaborate with other students and academics and to work with members of the professional design industry. The MCGD research is represented by both a written thesis and an exhibited design realisation.

Research topics are tailored to suit your interests, providing an opportunity for you to hone a particular aspect of graphic design further, which could be a pathway to your chosen career. You will also have the full support, guidance and expertise of your supervisor during your research project.... [-]


Master of Architecture (Design)

The University of Western Australia
Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 Australia Crawley + 1 more

The Master of Architecture (Design) is a program of independent, supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design equivalent in scope to the schematic design of a building of major cultural significance. [+]

The Master of Architecture (Design) is a program of independent, supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design equivalent in scope to the schematic design of a building of major cultural significance.

Students in this course undertake a program of independent, supervised research. Assessment is on the basis of an exhibition of their work.

Starting dates

By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year, except December

Weekly contact time

Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research, throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours a week on their research, throughout the year. Admission Requirements Qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor of Architecture with at least upper second class honors and sufficient architectural design experience to satisfy the School of Architecture, Landscape, and Visual Arts and the Graduate Research School that the applicant has sufficient expertise to complete the course English competency ... [-]

Master of Design (Interior Architecture)

University of South Australia
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Adelaide

With a focus on design research, theory and practice, the Master of Design (Interior Architecture) will prepare you for a career as an interior architect or interior designer. You will also gain an advanced understanding of the innovative, changing world of design. [+]

With a focus on design research, theory and practice, the Master of Design (Interior Architecture) will prepare you for a career as an interior architect or interior designer. You will also gain an advanced understanding of the innovative, changing world of design.

A focus on practical, hands-on learning means you will not only gain the skills and knowledge needed to design stimulating, sustainable and visually appealing interiors, but also the confidence to embark on real-world projects. An industry placement is part of your studies.

The degree also focuses on design research, and you will complete an individual research-based project where you will be required to critically review, analyze, identify and propose solutions to complex design challenges. You will also study the development and application of research processes and, in conjunction with industry, will be given the opportunity to work on creative projects, developing skills in writing project proposals and presenting information.... [-]