Masters Programs in Design

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Design is considered to be a very broad discipline and its nature and specifications vary immensely depending on the context and field of application. Generally speaking, design is an art of constructing an object (given the diversity of fields where design is used – almost any object, which can be created by a human) and of making preparations and plans for such a construction. A Master in Design allows students to focus on their interest and talents.

Master in Design degrees are in highly sought after. Today designers literally cannot be avoided in nearly all aspects of human life. If one needs to decorate and refresh a house, help from interior designers will be needed. If one is thinking about publishing a book, a book designer should always be at hand. Graphic designers, product designers, web designers, and fashion designers are all possible careers for those seeking a Master in Design. Design is closely connected to art, engineering and production and each specific field adds some new requirements and characteristics to this ever changing discipline of designing objects.

Have you ever felt the urge to create something beautiful and practical at the same time? Or maybe you enjoy optimizing different objects so that they meet one’s needs without a fail? If this is the case, you should consider a Master in Design. Read more about the various Master in Design programs offered by universities all over the world!

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Official Master In Creating And Developing Digital Projects

FDModa - LCI Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The main objective of the Master in creation and development of digital projects is to offer advanced training and specialized nature that will prepare students competitively to provide innovative solutions and new value propositions to a market that, from a technological point of view It is exponentially active and is booming. [+]

Masters in Design. Master in Digital Creation and Development Projects The main objective of the Master in creation and development of digital projects is to offer advanced training and specialized nature that will prepare students competitively to provide innovative solutions and new value propositions to a market that, from a technological point of view It is exponentially active and is booming. The digital designer is now at the center of different families and professional sectors such as Audiovisual Communication, the Graphic creation Graphic Arts Advertising Public Relations and interactions design sectors, and showing increasing synergies often encompassed within the industry calls experiences and increasingly geared towards digital media as well point the various sectoral studies and local and state reports. Unlike most training offers in the field of digital design, the differentiating factor of this Masters in Digital Creation and Development Project is to form what is known as Front End Designer (Front End or Frontend Designer) in the professional world . The Front End consists of everything that has to do with what you see and interact in a digital project, it is the professional who is able to devise, plan and also carry out all the development necessary before final production so that ensures the feasibility, efficacy and optimizing designed projects. Also, students may choose to specialize in two areas, a more experimental and more oriented to the world of creation, entertainment and culture, to experience the smart citizen and smart cities, and the other more focused on... [-]

Master of Computer Graphic Design

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 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. Computing facilities at Waikato The University of Waikato offers students 24-hour computer lab access with all the latest computer software, and several labs fully equipped with Mac computers, commonly used in professional design environments. Graduate students have a dedicated lab space and access to all undergraduate facilities. Career opportunities Advertising Designer Computer Games Designer Interactive Designer Motion Graphics Designer TV Graphics Designer Web Designer Admission and enrolment To enrol in the MCGD you should have completed a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) (or equivalent) and have achieved a B average over the course of your study. If you are applying with... [-]

Master (MA/MSc) Interactive Product Futures

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the practical and theoretical study of product design and its relationship to interaction. As an advanced product designer, this course supports [+]

MA/MSc  Interactive Product Futures

This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the practical and theoretical study of product design and its relationship to interaction. As an advanced product designer, this course supports your continued development and will refine your practice in interaction and user-centred product design.

The course explores academic theories as well as industry practice within interactive media, digital arts, entertainment and product design; and is a combination of two separate fields: product design and interactive media.

In Interactive Product Futures you will focus on user-centred design processes and research and analyse “user interaction” as your primary focus. The emphasis is on technology-mediated communication between humans and objects or spaces, allowing you to apply design and apply technological solutions to people’s infinite needs. You will also examine how technology gives personality to objects, and thereby how to ensure technology and design are more empathetic to people and their behaviours.... [-]


Master of Design (MDes) Design Strategies

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Design (Design Strategies) is directed at people who are established in their careers and wish to deepen and enhance their strategic thinking and methods by integrating design, business, and technology. [+]

The Master of Design (Design Strategies) is directed at people who are established in their careers and wish to deepen and enhance their strategic thinking and methods by integrating design, business, and technology. The specialism is intended for both design and non-design professionals with solid working experience in or related to the areas of design, such as communication, brand management, production, marketing, engineering or teaching. Those who are considering becoming entrepreneurs, taking on more responsibility for design-led business development, or translating new technology into designed experiences and practical applications will benefit from this specialism. Design Strategies was rated as one of the World’s Best Design Thinking Programs by BusinessWeek. Aims This specialism seeks to locate design strategically in the context of business and technology by exploring best practices as shown in case studies, human-centered explorations to identify previously unrecognised user needs and desires, comparative analyses of business opportunities, successes, and failures, analyses of branding strategies, and with particular attention to the local context of transforming original equipment manufacture (OEM) to original design manufacture (ODM), and finally to own brand management (OBM). The specialism is applicable to both business and nonprofit organisations and extends across local and global issues. Objectives This specialism seeks knowledge in design that facilitates the integration of design, technology and business by: creating value by design applying design to business development transforming OEM/ ODM to OBM branding products and services for domestic and international markets exploring culture differences and issues in local and global contexts understanding customers’... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 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. 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 courses that allow students... [-]

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. [+]

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 Layouts Content Strategy Interactive Art Direction Storytelling,... [-]

Master's Degree In Design

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master's study program in design is enhancing scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. [+]

Masters in Design. PRESENTATION The study program Master in Design It is enhancing the scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. This program combines new paradigms of social design, entrepreneurship, biomimetics and ecology, covering potentially either side of Product Design wants to shed design Editorial, depending on the specific training interest of the student. Careers The Masters in Design will be able to integrate research and technological development teams (R & D) in the design process with industry, workshops and services; integrating scientific research teams in the areas of Product Design or Communication Design as well as in related fields; qualify for access to other branches of postgraduate training at the level of the 3rd cycle, or functions that may require a higher education, including the teaching of different levels. [-]

Master Industrial Fashion Design

Scuola di Moda Vitali
Campus Part time 660 hours September 2017 Italy Ferrara

Subjects: Fashion illustration. Fashion styling. History of costume. Textile technology. Basic and fancy pattern making. Grading.Tailoring and industrial sewing techniques. Lectra CAD suite. [+]

Duration: 220 lessons 660 hours Start-up: September Attendance: From Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00, Saturday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 14.30 to 17.30 Enrollment: Until June. Limited number. Subjects: Fashion illustration. Fashion styling. History of costume. Textile technology. Basic and fancy pattern making. Grading.Tailoring and industrial sewing techniques. Lectra CAD suite. Professional outlets: Companies producing clothes, fashion workshops, self-employment. Program Fashion Design - Canon of proportions and human anatomy, the draft, the included, the stylization. The technical drawing, pattern study of the base. The technical details. - The trend of the theme and target research, research materials and mood. Designing fabric: continuous printing, jumped, mirror, placed. Study of developments in the drapery of the different materials. - Achievements sketches based leaders: T-shirts, lingerie, swimwear, skirts, pants, jeans, shirts, jackets, vests, jackets, coats, suits, knitwear. Realization ready to wear collections theme and target free: night collection, sweatshirts, sports jackets, shirts, knitwear. - Realization collections prêt-à-porter theme and set target: a collection suit, large size, day, evening. Realization haute couture theme and set target: collection wedding and evening dresses. - Textile technology : fabrics, commercial functional and decorative technique. - History of costume and fashion. Psychology of colors. - Men's collection, accessories collection and kids collection. - The structure of the company, the professionals in fashion. - Construction of a final project: choice of subject, target, materials, construction of the mood, creating a collection with its organic sheets. Pattern making - Basic skirt - 12... [-]

MASTER IN FINE ART - STAGE DESIGN (LIGHTING DESIGN, SET DESIGN AND COSTUME DESIGN)

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The Stage Design programme is purposely designed to allow students to either specialise on one area of stage design (set, costume OR lighting design) or to combine disciplines as desired (set AND costume design for example, or set AND lighting design). [+]

Masters in Design. The Stage Design programme is purposely designed to allow students to either specialise on one area of stage design (set, costume OR lighting design) or to combine disciplines as desired (set AND costume design for example, or set AND lighting design). The course is designed to complement the existing Master in Fine Art (Playwriting) and the Master in Fine Art (Theatre Directing). Students on all three programmes will work together in collaboration, developing a shared understanding of contemporary theatre practice and a collective appreciation of the dedication and commitment required to make innovative performances happen. In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual and group tuition from The Lir’s Head of Design will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience. Professional placements are a key feature of the programme and all students will showcase their work in public productions at the culmination of the course. Students can opt to take this course either part-time (24 months) or full-time (12 months). Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Production Design) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lir’s performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors... [-]

Master of Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Ahmedabad

Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. [+]

Master of Furniture Design Faculty of Design –CEPT University Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. In the spirit of the new ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by the national government, this program will prepare students to be a part of the emerging reality of India as a global, high-tech, high-skill industrial hub. The program aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative in its vision to: Foster Innovation Enhance skill development Protect intellectual property Build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure Addressing this reality, the program will equip students with the tools to be able to add value to all aspects of the furniture industry. "Adding value" is the key objective for the designer whereby the detailed understanding of materials and manufacturing processes enable better products to be made. In addition, the needs of the consumer, either private individuals, corporate or institutional customers, will be understood so that the most appropriate design solutions may be... [-]

Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

Masters in Design. The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality. The Specializing Master consists of two phases. The theory and technique based phase aims to train students in the technical aspects of measurement, control, digital reproduction and comparison relating to disciplines such as physics, optics, colorimetry, chemistry, psychology and perception. The second phase focuses on the methods learned, which will be contextualized and experimented with in different color application and design areas such as interior design, urban spaces, industrial products, fashion and communication. Professional Outcomes The Specializing Master aims to produce an innovative professional figure, widely in demand by the market, with advanced technical and design skills concerning color use and control and color design in research and in several sectors such as interior design, urban planning, industrial product design, fashion design and communication. At the end of the course,... [-]

MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MDes in Industrial Design is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. [+]

Overview Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous. The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals. Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme, you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters, you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills You will be encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, with an emphasis on development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or be based on a more applied, industry-focused agenda. Modules • Framing design research • Methods... [-]

MA in Technologies and Codes of Communication

Link Campus University
Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Italy Rome

The formative programs are characterized by a strong experimental component, the result of the various workshop activities aimed at [+]

Masters in Design. A good technical knowledge is the basis for successfully deal with planning and creativity. Digital media and the speed of evolution of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in fact challenge continuously new professionals. Three years Bachelor’s Degree and the Master’s Degree programs are conceived to provide essencial tools necessary to engage these challenges. A free Italian language course will be offered to all students who pre-apply by the first week of June. Through continuous research and study, then, you will master the digital world to use it as a tool for creating cutting-edge products and to design new and more exciting services to users. Course of study The formative programs are characterized by a strong experimental component, the result of the various workshop activities aimed at "making real", in collaboration with research centers within the university and with other entities related to it, the theoretical aspects discussed during the lessons. Another unique feature of the course is the presence of a highly qualified faculty and represented by leading figures from the world of ICT and interaction design, which have significant experience both nationally and internationally. These can thus ensure the transfer of experiences, expertise and knowledge accumulated during their career for students enrolled. FIRST YEAR Methodology and Techniques of Social Research Sociology of communication languages Sociology of new media and social networks Semiotics artifacts and image theory Interaction Design I Elements of Programming I (Web and mobile) Integrated course of communication Cognitive Psychology Analysis and visualization databases... [-]

Master in Eco-Social Design

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

This trilingual Master of Arts focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world. Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for more social good and good life with less material goods. [+]

This trilingual Master of Arts focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world. Eco-Social Design is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for more social good and good life with less material goods. Design is a catalyst of change. Cornerstones and characteristics Designers can help to envision and enable resilient projects locally, which can be adapted elsewhere – multiplied and networked globally. We use the region that we are placed in – the alps – to practice and teach ways of working, which can be applied in other regions, too. The Master enables young creative professionals to design for sustainable practices of production, consumption and living. With this aim the design of products, interactive applications and communications are approached as an integrated task. Students learn to work on design projects equipped with a transdisciplinary set of instruments beyond design, gathered from social and environmental sciences, economics and business, technology and crafts. Teaching and learning are organized in in multidisciplinary projects, where theory and practice are integrated in order to deal with complex questions and develop effective “answers” through the means of design. The master’s program works across several fields of design and provides possibilities to specialize in specific design disciplines, skills and/or areas of application. You will collaborate in teams, in beautiful spaces, and with external experts and stakeholders. The Faculty provides an environment that fosters creative, personal and professional development. It offers state-of-the-art... [-]

MArch Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. [+]

Masters in Design. The 12 month MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area. During this course, you will spend some time on studio-based exploration and innovation across a broad range of options, working alongside architects, urban designers and technologists in the design studios, seminars and lectures. The MArch Design does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. This interdisciplinary programme shares modules with other postgraduate courses within the department. This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level... [-]