Designers develop solutions to problems and answers to questions regarding the form and function of objects and systems in our man-made environment. Within this broad description, there are a large number of specializations and concentrations available to Master of Design students. Master of Design students in Switzerland can focus on design functions within the areas of communication, products, interaction, events or trends.
Master of Design programs require students to attend courses, lectures and seminars, and to complete projects and assessments as a means to develop their skills and qualifications in their area of design. Additionally, prior to graduating, Master of Design students in Switzerland normally submit a master's thesis project, which demonstrates a high level of ability in one key area of the target design studies. Master of Design programs in Switzerland may vary greatly amongst each other, so it is a good idea to contact the university offering a program of interest directly, using the web form linked below.
If you enjoy envisioning, planning and creating, and would like to continue developing your professional qualifications after your bachelor's, then a Master in Design degree could be perfect for you! Read more about Master of Design programs in Switzerland, below!
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 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.... [-]
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. ... [-]