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130 Masters Programs in Design

A master’s degree is a unit of study open to students at the graduate level. Completing a program gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in specialized areas of study, and typically takes one to two years. What is a Master in Design Studies? These programs are meant to build on the theoretical understanding of design methods and practical application of creative… Read more

A master’s degree is a unit of study open to students at the graduate level. Completing a program gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in specialized areas of study, and typically takes one to two years.

What is a Master in Design Studies? These programs are meant to build on the theoretical understanding of design methods and practical application of creative skills in a variety of industries. Students may choose course topics exploring different areas of design, including interior, technical, product, landscape, fashion, interaction and visual. Students are encouraged to create a strong portfolio and gain a background emphasizing design in a cultural context, leadership and communication skills for interactive projects, mastery of digital tools and software, and creative boldness for new innovations.

Students pursuing this program may be able to acquire many useful skills. Practice in critical thinking and problem-solving, the ability to adapt to the needs of different clients and environments and understanding how to collaborate effectively with other professionals are valuable qualities that can help individuals build successful careers upon graduation.

The cost for taking a program may vary by institution, depending on location and course requirements. Students interested in applying are encouraged to contact specific schools with questions and inquiries about costs.

Earning a Master in Design Studies equips students with proficiencies highly sought after by many different industries. Possible careers for graduates to explore include industrial designers, graphic designers, landscape architects, interior decorators, fashion designers, design engineers, product designers, art directors, product managers, art production designers, materials engineers, purchasing managers and many more. Opportunities in fine art industries include jobs as illustrators, creative directors and animators.

Flexible paths for completing a program include part-time, online and international course options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

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 id ... +

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. -
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Full-time
18 months
English
Campus
Online
 
EU Business School
Barcelona, Spain

The digital transformation of business is accelerating, and customers are increasingly empowered and selective. This program will give students the skills to design effective ... +

The digital transformation of business is accelerating, and customers are increasingly empowered and selective. This program will give students the skills to design effective digital marketing campaigns, apply a strategic approach to planning digital transformation, re-design and re-imagine businesses and products driven by new technologies and understand consumer motivation and the fundamentals behind search engine algorithms. -
Master
Full-time
English
Oct 2022
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

MA Design at the University of Lincoln is a multi-disciplinary programme that puts your chosen creative project, and the studio practice needed, at the heart of things. It off ... +

MA Design at the University of Lincoln is a multi-disciplinary programme that puts your chosen creative project, and the studio practice needed, at the heart of things. It offers taught elements geared towards expanding and consolidating the thinking, planning, and execution behind your project. -
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Part-time
English
Campus
 

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FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Institute Digital Communication Environments
Basel, Switzerland

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 an ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master of Design and Innovation is a high performance and qualification program aimed at professionals who wish to change the world through strategic design, sustainabilit ... +

The Master of Design and Innovation is a high performance and qualification program aimed at professionals who wish to change the world through strategic design, sustainability and innovation, and who also wish to change their lives in labor and personal terms through the training and experience this type of program provides. It is conceived to provide a notable boost to our students’ professional development, positioning them as attractive profiles for companies and opening up new opportunities in their working lives. -
Master
Full-time
11 months
English
Jan 2023
12 Dec 2022
Campus
 
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

During this two-year Master program, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning enviro ... +

During this two-year Master program, students from various disciplines learn how to provide meaning to the world outside of the studio. In an interdisciplinary learning environment, students will explore how to take environmental, social, cultural and political factors as the basis for design processes. Through exposure to a variety of design methodologies and practices, students learn to iterate design concepts and are able to analyze, inform and shape their projects from concept to final project. Students learn to design with emerging technologies and creative software to create new perspectives and innovative forms of design and user experiences. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
BAU, Centro Universitario de Artes y Diseño de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Can design transform the world? BAU's Master's Degree in Design invites students to question the reality that surrounds them and offers them a wide range of tools and possibil ... +

Can design transform the world? BAU's Master's Degree in Design invites students to question the reality that surrounds them and offers them a wide range of tools and possibilities to make a decisive contribution to the well-being of society. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
05 Oct 2022
30 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master ... +

Delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more), we offer an exciting and industry-connected Master’s course to support and enhance the skills of art and design practitioners who want to develop their ambitions within the cultural and creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
EU Business School Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland +1 More

The digital transformation of business is accelerating, and customers are increasingly empowered and selective. This program will give students the skills to design effective ... +

The digital transformation of business is accelerating, and customers are increasingly empowered and selective. This program will give students the skills to design effective digital marketing campaigns, apply a strategic approach to planning digital transformation, re-design and re-imagine businesses and products driven by new technologies and understand consumer motivation and the fundamentals behind search engine algorithms. -
Master
Full-time
English
Oct 2022
01 Sep 2022
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ESDESIGN - Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Program that shows how to visualize creative and convincing ideas, understand the recipient, the medium in which the message is communicated and the emotional charge that the ... +

Program that shows how to visualize creative and convincing ideas, understand the recipient, the medium in which the message is communicated and the emotional charge that the message must guarantee. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
Spanish
May 2022
Online
 
London School of Design and Marketing (PT)
London, United Kingdom

In a complex and competitive environment like the one that companies are currently integrating, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because it b ... +

In a complex and competitive environment like the one that companies are currently integrating, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because it brings innovation and differentiation. The Master of Science (MSc) in Design offers a very comprehensive higher education, including contributions from the main areas of training in Design. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
Portuguese, English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal)
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Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, United Kingdom

The MA Design and Innovation course enables graduates and practitioners to question the nature of their practice and its context relative to the creative industries.

The MA Design and Innovation course enables graduates and practitioners to question the nature of their practice and its context relative to the creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
London School Of Design And Marketing
London, United Kingdom

In a complex and challenging market, design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, as it provides innovation and differentiation. London School of Design ... +

In a complex and challenging market, design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, as it provides innovation and differentiation. London School of Design and Marketing's Master in Design represents the opportunity of turning professionals into experts of several design areas, by improving their fundamental and critical thinking skills, not only to understand the corporate reality but also to contribute to the process of value creation. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Online
 
London School of Design and Marketing (ES)
London, United Kingdom

In a complex and competitive environment as what companies currently integrate, design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, since it offers innovation ... +

In a complex and competitive environment as what companies currently integrate, design has become an important competitive and strategic advantage, since it offers innovation and differentiation. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
Spanish, English, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Bolivia), Spanish (Chile), Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Spain)
Online
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Develop your skills as an architectural designer with the MArchD Applied Design in Architecture course and choose a unique design specialisation to enhance your portfolio.

Develop your skills as an architectural designer with the MArchD Applied Design in Architecture course and choose a unique design specialisation to enhance your portfolio. -
Master
Full-time
24 months
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus