Master in Communication Design in Europe

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.


In the communication design discipline, marketing and creative skills overlap to provide professionals with the special tools to craft effective messages and campaigns. This entire process covers everything from conception to channel delivery and requires professional-level capability and knowledge in writing, art direction, marketing, consumer behavior and media.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Master In Business Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Business Design is the result of the "Cultural Project", which meets and feeds managerial skills. The purpose of the Master is to train designers capable of designing strategic plans for companies, communities and start ups, able to fuse design to marketing and communications. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in Europe 2017. Discover. Coordinates. Mind the details. The Master in Business Design is the result of the "Cultural Project", which meets and feeds managerial skills. The purpose of the Master is to train designers capable of designing strategic plans for companies, communities and start ups, able to fuse design to marketing and communications. The student in Business Design analyzes the problems, designing and verifying the solutions, to create successful strategies and to design work in a global perspective. In fact the primary purpose of the Master is to bring quality in the territory, services, and social businesses, maintaining the high profile of a comprehensive vision that enhances the brand, the market and the industry. Educational and interdisciplinary, the Design in Business Studies program creates new relationships between the business world and the world of design, powered by the constant exchange of information and collaboration with the world of entrepreneurs and professionals. Who is The course is open to graduates in economics, humanities or design, that are interested in acquiring organizational and management skills with a multidisciplinary approach. Professional Opportunities Students who will face the path of the Master will take both managerial career paths covering business roles of a specialized nature, both transversal roles in architecture studios, communication agencies and marketing or consulting and services. Program The Master in Business Design at Domus Academy provides the knowledge and the strengthening of the processes of the Made in Italy, to speed them up, make them larger and optimize them, and a business management based on the research and development of meanings that conceives the work with a view to a global project, capable of enhancing the brand, the market and the sector. The course in Business Design is a continuing process that aims to develop new ideas, in order to pack them and launch them into new markets. The Master in Business Design is based on a workshop, supported by workshops, tutorials, lectures, field exercises and projects followed by professional experts, through a pro-active relationship with the Course Leader and Project Leader. The program is organized into four main modules lasting eight weeks each including courses and workshops, followed by a period of internship of eight weeks and a final presentation of the portfolio. The workshops are projects assigned to students who give a specific knowledge according to the syllabus of the Master's degree. The workshop begins with the presentation of the brief defined by the faculty in collaboration with external partners and companies professionals. Students will be supported by the time classes to expand their knowledge on the subject-specific, involving designers, researchers, stakeholders and business representatives. Each workshop culminates in an open presentation. Product Strategy and Entrepreneurship Through Design are the Core of the Master in Business Design Workshop. In addition, students supplement their curriculum by choosing from Elective Workshops - Experience Design, Identity Design, Advanced Design & Process - and the free choice of an optional workshop. The courses, combined with lectures, exercises and exercises, providing students with the proper tools and experiences for the development of their professional career. They include both the key themes - Design Culture, Entrepreneurship and Business for Design - both topics related to the development of each individual work style - Research & Design Methods and Tools, Personal Branding. Internship The internship at certain companies in the sector is a significant part of the training program that allows you to test, deepen and implement what has been learned in the workshops and seminars. Also it is a great opportunity to start creating a network of contacts and knowledge, useful for their professional future. The Master offers two types of internship: - work experience at a company in their field of interest, - intensive workshops in collaboration with a company at the Domus Academy Campus. Companies A network of professionals and leaders in different areas of interest collaborates and interacts constantly and profitably with the Master in Business Design at Domus Academy, actively participating in educational programming, workshops and international competitions organized by the department. The Master has worked with 3M, Other forms, Rest Houses, Barilla, BTicino, Co.Import, Comieco, DB Apparel, eBay Italy, Helix, Fondation Interieur, Italy Independent, MDF Italy, Moreschi, Pininfarina, Piquadro, Procter & Gamble, Rilastil, Royal Rose, Sevengrams, Slowear, Sunstar, The Coca Cola Company, Unieuro, Unilever, Veuve Clicquot, Wega. Accreditation After successfully completing the program, students will receive a Master Diploma of Domus Academy. Students who meet the requirements of NABA will receive the achievement of the studies the title of Academic Master 1 level (60 ECTS) which is recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) through NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano. [-]

Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management (Global Executive)

Parsons School of Design at The New School
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months July 2017 France Paris China Shanghai USA Greenwich Village + 4 more

The New School's Parsons School of Design, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This program provides an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy. [+]

The New School's Parsons School of Design, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This program provides an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy. In a complex global economy characterized by rapidly evolving standards for the production and management of information, services, and experiences, leaders must exhibit flexibility and a capacity for innovation. Academically rigorous and industry focused, the Global Executive M.S. is specially designed for working professionals, preparing them to confidently create, manage, and lead design process–driven organizations. As one of our fellows, over the course of about 18 months you will join a select group of approximately 25 peers in a series of three-day seminars held at Parsons Paris, combined with online learning, hands-on studios, and global experiences in New York and Shanghai. Through this program, requiring only about 18 days away from the office, you will gain in-depth practical knowledge of Design thinking and its power to create positive change globally Sustainable business models Key principles of the evolving global economy Design innovation and leadership Management skills for creative projects and teams Governance, regulations, and how both are transforming today’s global economy In addition, you will build lifelong professional and personal relationships with your classmates, program faculty, and industry leaders. Program Details The Evolving New Global Creative Economy The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management responds to the major restructuring of developed and emerging economies worldwide. Unlike traditional master's degrees in design and management, this program incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability frameworks. As a Strategic Design and Management graduate student, you focus on the evolving global economy and are exposed to sophisticated real-world perspectives on business, operations, sustainability, management, leadership, entrepreneurship, design innovation, and design research. Design and Management Online and on the Global Campus A 36-credit program, the Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management combines business, management, and leadership coursework with design-centered studio work. The program is a uniquely global and modern experience, combining weekend intensives at our Parsons Paris campus and convenient, flexible online learning modules that continue for seven weeks after each intensive. Classes are taken one at a time — allowing you to easily balance school, work, and life. Coursework is complemented by weeklong studio intensives based in Paris, New York City, and Shanghai, giving you firsthand access to today’s accelerating global economy in some of its premier hubs. New Business Models Coursework incorporates cutting-edge analyses of the digital information-based economy, which help students develop new business models and organizational designs for the creative industries. Many classes are structured to replicate real-world industry scenarios. These classes provide hands-on experience in designing, managing, and improving design-intensive and creative firms — and help students develop their capacity to inspire and lead creative teams. Industry Focus The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program seeks students who will be the game changers of the new economy and its new actors — digital firms, social information networks, and co-producing individuals. It is well suited for early- to mid-career professionals interested in advancing in their chosen fields and companies, positioning themselves as leaders of sustainable industry. This program is custom designed for today’s high-potential emerging leaders and career changers seeking to complement their design and business skills with professional application. Students are exposed to new industry contexts and practices, both within and outside of design-intensive industries. Designed for Working Professionals This program is specially crafted to suit the needs of working professionals by working from a “cohort model,” in which all students start the program at the same time, take the same courses in the same order — one course at a time — and graduate together. In addition, the blended format of online and on-campus intensive learning is specially designed to allow for maximum flexibility in balancing class, work, and life. Connection to The New School The program's connections with industry are matched by its place in the intellectual communities of Parsons, Parsons Paris, and The New School. Modeled on the highly successful MS-SDM program at Parsons, the Global Executive Master's draws on The New School’s strengths as a leader in global and online education, offering weeklong integrated studio sections in Paris, New York, and Shanghai, paired with six three-day intensives that kick off each course and continue online from the convenience of your own home — on your own schedule. Scholarships are not available. U.S. citizens may qualify for federal financial aid. [-]

Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

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

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in Europe 2017. The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value proposition to organisational models to stimulate commercial and brand value through interaction, social value, collaboration and ideas generation participatory and inclusive - the importance of developing social and environmental solutions ‘with’ and ‘by’ key stakeholders, customers/markets etc. and not simply ‘to’ and ‘for’ people. The course will develop your ideas and skills in people-centred and organisational leadership as a way of transforming the way that public, private and not-for-profit services are shaped using design thinking methodologies. Entry requirements Home/EU First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area. If you are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area. International In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English. This also applies if you are from the European Union, or if you're from a country outside the EU. You will need a level of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each section. Course structure Course aims To understand the role of social innovation as a business discipline balancing both leadership roles in terms of innovation, the creation of vision and future directions and management roles in terms of using specific tools, methods and techniques. To approach leadership, organisational and enterprise development from the perspective of design thinking and creative innovation. Study units Stage One Developing a knowledge base and new reference points - introduces you to a range of theories and practices in the strategic use of design and innovation, with a particular focus on the method of design thinking in the global context and how it relates to social and environmental change and sustainability. Stage Two Putting new learning into a professional context – develops the practical application of design thinking with a focus on innovation and industry-oriented professional practice based on design management. It also extends your innovation and leadership toolkit. The Studio Practice unit gives you the opportunity to take on a work placement or design research project which will inform your major project. Unit 4 Professional Practice in Management and Consulting Unit 5 Strategic Design and Innovation Unit 6 Studio Practice Stage Three Evaluating and advancing existing knowledge - Unit 7 Major Project [-]

Master Program in Creative Advertising

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

Based in Milan, the Master in Creative Advertising is a joint initiative between NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and Media Design School, New Zealand. Students enrolling in the Master in Creative Advertising, will develop core skills in copywriting, story telling and art direction, to create advertising campaigns across different types of media. [+]

Based in Milan, the Master in Creative Advertising is a joint initiative between NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and Media Design School, New Zealand. Students enrolling in the Master in Creative Advertising, will develop core skills in copywriting, story telling and art direction, to create advertising campaigns across different types of media. APPROACH The Master course kicks off with an introduction to the basics of creative advertising, from terminology all the way to best practices. Students will then be challenged by leading companies and experts with workshop briefs designed to give them a working knowledge of the advertising context. In the last month of the course, students will work on a final project, which culminates in an open presentation delivered to all course staff, external examiners and invited critics. During the master course students will also have the chance to conduct an internship. A dedicated career office will support them in identifying their best employment opportunities. PROGRAM CURRICULUM: Advertising, Sociology of Cultural Processes, Project Design, Art Direction, Audiovisual Documentation Techniques, Digital Technologies and Applications, Integrated new media CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will have the skills to develop careers in art direction and copy writing in creative agencies worldwide. This includes advertising companies, communication agencies and design studios requiring creative directors, storytellers, brand consultants, media planners, copywriters and art directors. ABOUT MEDIA DESIGN SCHOOL Media Design School is New Zealand's most-awarded private higher education institute for the creative industries. The Auckland-based school offers specialist degrees for emerging creative industries including a bachelor degrees in the fields of 3D Animation, Media Design, Visual Effects, Game Art and Game Programming. Media Design School alumni have gone on to work with companies such as DreamWorks, Pixar, BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi, as well as working on major productions such as The Hobbit and Avatar. In addition to the Media Design School Certificate of Recognition, eligible graduates will also receive an Academic Master Degree awarded by NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education. [-]

Master in Service Design

POLI.Design -Consortium of Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Service Design is an international training programme – taught entirely in English – focused on the user-centered approach and the development of service ideas from contextual research to prototyping. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in Europe 2017. DIRECTOR'S CUT “The structure and the economy of our society have changed a lot in the last decade, accompanied by a substantial technological empowerment. During our daily life we increasingly get in touch with a huge variety of service interfaces that allow us to perform many activities. These experiences and performances need to be designed. This requires both firms and public-sector organizations to update and extend their design, production, and distribution skills. The Specializing Master in Service Design was deliberately created in response to the growing demand for specific professionals able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To reach this purpose, the Specializing Master programme integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components.” Stefano Maffei TIMING Starting date: October 2017 Didactics: from October 2017 to April 2018 Internship: from April to September 2018 Ending date: September 2018 OVERVIEW Through its Consortium, the Politecnico di Milano devotes a specialized upper-level training programme to Service Design. The Master in Service Design is an international training programme – taught entirely in English – focused on the user-centered approach and the development of service ideas from contextual research to prototyping. The overall idea behind the Master stems from the awareness of the profound changes that have occurred in the development and delivery of service-products by companies and public-sector organizations, and their radical impacts on professional skills and corporate capabilities. It is thus essential to train professionals who can build and manage new physical and virtual patterns of service experience and interaction. The complexity of conceiving, producing, and delivering a service requires innovation culture, creative thinking, and cultural exchange. In order to strengthen the student's ability, the Master program relies on an education model that merges a broad and multifaceted skill set and methodological knowledge through: multidisciplinary modules experimental projects with real companies coordinated by international academics and professionals service prototyping and learning-by-doing PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES/FUTURE EMPLOYMENT The Specializing Master in Service Design trains specialists in the design of services for businesses and public-sector organizations. The programme’s overall objectives are to produce experts and consultants with a design culture, vision, and the abilities to design, manage, and organize the conception and implementation of a service; to build specific skills, and to develop innovation and entrepreneurship. On conclusion of the programme, the participants will be able to: Devise systemic innovation models for services Foster self-entrepreneurship Deploy theoretical skills to operate within complex system Use specific service design tools and manage redesign Observe & Analyse user experience to construct a user-centred vision of complex interaction Manage service conception, design and development Numerous employment opportunities are available to graduates from the Service Design Specializing Master. Potential roles are the following: service designer as a specialist consultant at a design agency; service designer as a consultant or employee of public-sector organizations, research centres, enterprises and authorities; service designer as a consultant or employee of private-sector organizations, research centres, companies and organizations; service designer as a self-employed professional (start-upper). ADMISSION A maximum of 30 places are available for each edition of the Specializing Master in Service Design. The Specializing Master invites applications from candidates with a degree, master’s degree, or university-level diploma in design, architecture or engineering. Or they may be specialist in non-polytechnical disciplines for whom polytechnical skills can significantly enhance their prior professional training. The objectives of the Specializing Master are the following: to enhance the basic skills of students with background in the humanities by furnishing them with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in service design; to provide the specific training required to refine the design skills of students who have already acquired experience in the design sector; to furnish the means necessary to enhance the professional experience of students already in employment. [-]

Master of Arts in New Media - Sound in New Media

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

Are you passionate about discovering and widening the scope of sound design in the digital era? Welcome to study Sound in New Media Major Subject. The education is project-oriented, joining practice with theory. It combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. [+]

Are you passionate about discovering and widening the scope of sound design in the digital era? Welcome to study Sound in New Media Major Subject. The education is project-oriented, joining practice with theory. It combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. Teaching is fully in English, and students can write their Master's thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. Learning Outcomes The general learning objectives of Sound in New Media are the following core competences, which the students will develop during their studies: project management skills, design skills, transdisciplinary and teamwork skills, musical competence and creative use of software The studies at Media Lab emphasise interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in workshops and through tutored studio work according to a personal study plan. You will also learn the theory related to sound design and music culture. Academic communication and writing are a part of the studies, and more research courses can be chosen if you are planning to become a researcher. Students are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad. The curriculum contains some essential software and programming courses, but in general we expect students to be either proficient in using the tools of the trade, or willing to set aside time for self-study. For this, we provide a library of tutorials, as well as one-on-one coaching. We work in close collaboration with the best units and faculties in various universities in the Helsinki region, for example Centre for Music and Technology in the Sibelius Academy, as well as the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Acoustics and Signal Processing in Aalto University. The curriculum is designed in co-operation with other academic institutions and the industry, which supports the students' career planning. Career opportunities During your studies, you can specialise according to your personal skills and motivation. Your future careers can relate to the various fields of sound and music design both in private industries and public sector (academia, museums etc.), including game audio and music, sonic interaction design, sound design for animation and sound in media art. Aalto University supports entrepreneurship in various ways, and many graduates work as entrepreneurs. Across the wide range of positions, Sound in New Media graduates are independent professionals who have the capacity to lead and manage the development of their field internationally. Admission procedure and criteria The programme is targeted for students who have completed their BA, BSc or similar degree in sound design or music, or have gained basic sound design skills through other kind of activities. The selection process is aiming at a diverse and well-balanced group of students with different backgrounds, i.e. the chances to get selected depend also on other applicants' profiles. The selection to the MA in New Media, Major in Sound in New Media happens in the ARTS Aalto master's students admission process. The criteria includes strong professional interest towards sound design and/or music in the context of new media insight into new media design and/or new media production and/or related research some proven musical competence and talent fluent oral and written English language skills Deciding factors are demonstrated talent and suitability within the field of study. The selection is based on application documents, the applicant's personal aims and motivation as a student, an interview and possible entrance test assignments, prepared in advance, as well as work presented during the interview. [-]


Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

This course allows designers from a wide range of fields – in product or environment – to specialize in service design and to approach design from a multidisciplinary angle in order to find innovative solutions. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in Europe 2017. This course allows designers from a wide range of fields – in product or environment – to specialize in service design and to approach design from a multidisciplinary angle in order to find innovative solutions. PROGRAMME OPENS IN SEPTEMBER 2016 Thanks to numerous partnerships with companies in the industry, and a teaching staff made up of architecture and design professionals, LISAA is widely renowned, notably by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and also by UNAID (French National Union of Interior Architecture Designers). MASTER-EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION The course in Global Design/Service Design takes place over one year following the Interior Architecture – Environmental Design course or an equivalent qualification. Advantages of the Course Classes centred around real projects in order for students to acquire conceptual and technical skills Project-based learning and mastering of digital tools A vast network of alumni and companies who have a role in advancing the careers of graduates Teaching staff made up of industry professionals who are up-to-date with current technological changes in a constantly evolving field Permanent links with the reality of the profession via workshops and partner companies aiding the professional insertion of graduates Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary nature of skillsets Careers Service designer Global designer Entry Requirements & Application This programme is available to bachelor students in applied arts (design, interior architecture, fashion, graphic design). [-]

Master in Communication Design

Designskolen Kolding
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Kolding

The objective of communication is to influence the knowledge, behaviour and attitudes of people. Therefore, we hack into city spaces, we create computer games for alcoholics, we change the way patients percevie waiting time, we design way-finding by use of sound, or we design posters for dyslexics. [+]

Communication Design connects not only with the school’s key values (social inclusion, sustainability, and cultural diversity), but also with its mission to create sustainable futures. All communication requires at least two people. In traditional media theory described as sender and receiver. During your study the main subjects are: how to inform in an objective way – to improve communication by strategy – to bring awareness or change behavior, or how to deliver an holistic service or experience by interaction. To load design effectively with value, the programme focuses on the post concept phase: strategy, validation and framing. That’s of course, beside the well known pre-concept phase: research, analysing/synthesising and idea generation. During the BA study you will explore: drawing, sketching, notation, writing, storyboarding, coding, prototyping, amongst others. The analogue, ánd the digital. Conventional, time based, and new media. If the bachelor is to broaden, the master is to deepen in either Social Design (including Welfare Design), Sustainability & Design, Play & Design, or Management & Design (in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark). We are aware of the blurring boundaries between design disciplines and are encouraging cross disciplinary research. Since Communication Design is a global collaborative workshop, we position you at the centre, and encourage each of you to develop distinctive profiles by exploring specific individual competences. We expect you to be curious, empathic, and communicative. [-]

Master's In Community Service Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 Italy Rome

Master designer form, managers, editors, communicators, able to design services for the collective and manage ethical and sustainable transformation processes, especially when these affect the public sphere and in the production of common goods. Professionals who look to the community with a procedural approach, interdisciplinary and inclusive, with attention to the proactive participation of the viewer, sustainable innovation and customization: temporary and permanent activities that fit into the productive political, cultural, youth, social and territorial, as economy in the reference markets. Community Service are all services that cater to communities, networks, groups, families, etc. (In the public and private sectors) and are created with and for the collective, according to a community-based planning approach. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in Europe 2017. Who should attend Access to master is open to students holding a permit valid for at least three years (Academic Diploma or Bachelor ') from architecture, urban planning, engineering management, services marketing, tourism, visual and performing arts, history of' art, literature, communication and new media, environmental science, sociology, urban anthropology, cultural and territorial management, political science and international cooperation, educational sciences and social services. Required curriculum / portfolio and motivation letter. A theoretical and practical course that involves students in the concrete business co-design through the community-based approach. The Master provides simulations and site-specific projects, where to apply theoretical principles, techniques, tools and methodologies learned. The teaching makes use of Co-Creation Methodology, developed by Artway of thinking to speed up the learning process and co-creation. It is part of a vision that favors the interdisciplinary teamwork and cross-cultural, as a contemporary response to the reading of complex systems and innovative production. The methodology is summarized in a process chart. Its Tools-Box contains 130 instruments, many of which will be applied during the Masters. The general approach of teaching resumes the two macro-dimensions of Co-Creation Methodology or the self and environment and their inter-relationships, which become knowledge needed to become professionals to co-design; because it is essential that those who work in the world of relationships, for and with each other, must know himself and know how to relate with others, have a basic knowledge of behavioral patterns, relational dynamics, influence of environment . The Master is organized into four modules that address many areas of knowledge. Each module consists of lectures and practical experiences and makes use of the following educational tools: Teaching Learning by Doing Each teacher is asked to teach their discipline is through lectures / lectures, activating both moments of experimentation, practical application of the information given. Projects Peer-to-Peer At the end of each form of Co-Design Methods, the students, divided into groups of 3/5 people, will realize a first project where to apply the information received. Mini-Stage Mini-internship at the Master of partners will enable individual students to develop research on issues of interest to them, specific projects and / or its case. Online Community An online platform where students and teachers will continue the exchange of information and insights. mentoring There will be a mentor to each student, and through one-on-one meetings (including online) will accompany him in the various stages of formation and implementation of the final thesis project. Camp The Master ends with 10 days full immersion in a predetermined environment (at one of the partners of the Master). The project partners that will host the Camp, will serve as the principal bearer of a need, a design objective. During the Camp the group of students held design addressing all its highlights and delivering a concrete answer. [-]

Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Italy Milan

The Italian and International business models require practitioners able to tackle the project not only from a technical and productive perspective but, above all, from a strategic and structural point of view. The Master in Design aims to prepare a new generation of designers ready to consider any design variable as a design problem, either through an analysis of the market and the needs of contemporary users, either imagining future scenarios, in favor of innovative solutions. Design has become an instrument capable of innovating the strategic objectives of companies. The traditional user-centered (UCD) approach modifies the concept from "designing for" to "designing with" people, adapting today's socio-economic and production system in evolution. [+]

Entry requirements: The Master in Design must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities both for Italian and foreigner students. Methodology and structure: Based on cross-disciplinary working team, the Master applies creativity development of the best design agencies and think tanks, and stimulates the collective thinking, in order to share know-how and empower all related skills. The philosophy of the course, project and client based, offers to participants the opportunity to experiment and put into practice mindset and methodological processes (design thinking) by carrying out real projects, through a process based on team work and learning by doing. All projects are followed by Leader Advisors who are also practitioners, selected for their expertise on the different project topics. Conferences and seminars offer the opportunity for debates with specialists and agencies, distinguished personalities from a range of design disciplines as well as others including entrepreneurship, technology and economy. High-profile Italian and international businesses and social enterprises enrich the Masters programme by disclosing their skills through projects, case studies and strategies. The preliminary stages of this Master introduce students to the culture of design thinking and related methodologies through lectures, workshops and laboratory works. Subsequently, participants face different project phases, experimental and interactive courses (with different purpose, complexity and goals) based on learning by doing. At the same time students can attend nurture courses to get involved in the strategic, technological and expressive area of design, bringing ideas and insights in order to feed the personal and professional growth of the whole team. Students are called on to take a proactive and professional role with the clients in order to overcome the academic reality. They will benefit from a practical experience, where team work change according to the brief and the proposed teaching strategy. The Master in Design enables students to meet with different production systems, which keep stimulating and take them to develop their own project methodology, allowing them to produce unique concepts. This process gives concrete answers to the needs of the market by the use contemporary languages and signs. The course culminates in an exhibition where students present their dissertations and internships to a committee made by other candidates and experts. The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as an Academic Master Level I. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in Europe 2017. 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 labs: from traditional crafts to rapid prototyping and physical computing, from carpentry to user experience. Please note: This is a trilingual study programme (Italian, German and English). Students have to prove knowledge in at least 2 out of the 3 tuition languages at a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in order to be admitted. Scholarships & support programs All eu-Citizens can apply for a study grant by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. It is income based and might amount up to 5900 €. If you are eligible you will also be exempted from the tuition fees. Non-EU students can apply for a study grant of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol when they have a long-time permit to stay or if they have their residence in South Tyrol for at least one year without interruption. [-]

Master in Strategic Design Labs

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 11 months January 2017 Spain Madrid

The Master of Strategic Design Labs trains professionals who can transform visionary ideas into projects and business opportunities. Students will learn how to develop a business model taking into account the involvement of customers and the market, information and communication technologies and sustainability. During the course, the students will acquire the tools to listen to the customer, design solutions and deliver products and services that can make an impact on society. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH What is the Master of Strategic Design Labs? The current landscape is full of opportunities for those who possess the new values "‹"‹that society needs. Among them, it is worth noting innovation as a global value and a new way of working, seeing, approaching problems and solutions that we could describe as transverse knowledge. Design has the potential to generate a new context in which to create value and new business models where the essential tool for success is innovation. There is no one way to innovate, and there are many contexts that require different approaches and methods. This is why the Master of Strategic Design Labs fosters curiosity and creativity in students so that they can find the right path towards innovation. During the master, favourable conditions are established over a year of learning and experience, to achieve the following objectives: - Unify the business and creative visions. - Manage and coordinate multidisciplinary teams. - Reinforce designers’ identity as creative professionals. - Construct trends maps with a business vision. - Anticipate and interpret future scenarios. - Establish personal contacts with various professionals. - Conceptualize, develop and communicate innovative ideas. The contents covered in the course are organized into modules: - Foundation (critical historical analysis, methodology, sustainability, visual communication...) - Specific (User Experience, financial, marketing and SEO, product launch process, Open Innovation, New Technology in Business Projects, start-up strategies, social entrepreneurship, digital platforms, content marketing strategies, global trends, start-up projects) - Transverse (design culture, applied creativity, team building, design research, design thinking, job placement…) - Thesis / research project (concept, idea, development, production, prototyping, display...) Why study the Master of Strategic Design Labs? - Because we learn by doing: only then is it possible to really learn. - Because we foster research and delve into the boundary between design, strategy and communication. - Because the multicultural environment between students and professionals from different places enriches their personal experience. - Because we offer the chance to network with companies and professionals of national and international renown. - Because the programme is based on an innovative and transverse learning methodology. - Because travel and visits enrich the knowledge areas. - Because the cultural activity during the course is intense and helps to complement the experience. - Because it takes place in Madrid, a European capital that is home to major institutions and companies, with intense cultural activity and highly accessible and multicultural. How do students learn in the Master of Strategic Design Labs? Project culture is the basis of the work dynamic and students learn by conceptualizing, developing, producing and communicating. The course is methodologically developed on the basis of: - Creative workshops - Activities and workshops during international trips to institutions, firms and companies. Previous editions have included visits to such diverse destinations as San Francisco, Silicon Valley, China, Milan, London, Denmark, Portugal, Barcelona and Paris-Boisbuchet. - Seminars and lectures - Case Studies - Conferences - Activities and cultural events - Tutorials for the development of specific projects - Thesis research carried out throughout the master's program At whom is the Master of Strategic Design Labs aimed? Professionals from the realm of design, in its broadest sense, who have been trained or have extensive experience in this area. It is also aimed at those with proven experience in related areas. This programme has been devised with a multidisciplinary and international approach, set in the border between design and production. [-]

Master in Global Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 6 months January 2017 Spain Barcelona

The aim of the Master in Global Design is to acquire a global vision, open to collaborations with other design disciplines and gain sensitivity and predisposition towards working together with other professionals or join multidisciplinary teams. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Designers interested in developing their career in a global society should conceive design as a global practice. Day after day, the markets are becoming more competitive and ever changing, while the consumer is more demanding when it comes to quality and shows an increasing interest in cultural, ethical or environmental aspects that traditionally haven’t been properly noticed, until today. This context requires from companies and institutions an understanding of the complex market reality and the discovery of strategies that enable them to satisfy the consumer’s needs and demands, and outstand among their competitors. In the last few years, products (whether they are an object, a dress, a space) are no longer perceived for their physical dimension, but for every single detail surrounding them: they way they are shown (both in virtual and real life), their in-store presence, their packaging, the graphics and their visual communication. The experience of buying, using and consuming is increasingly related to the values associated with a product and the brand it belongs to (intangible values, such as symbols or emotions) that influence customer loyalty towards them. For all this, today we cannot comprehend the conception of a new product, space of service without the involvement and complicity of professionals from different disciplines. Those professionals with a global conception, capable of understanding together languages and ways to work will be able to collaborate with other designers or join multidisciplinary work teams, in addition to being those prepared to offer a solid professional response, keeping with the demands of the current market. Objectives The aim of the Master in Global Design is to acquire a global vision, open to collaborations with other design disciplines and gain sensitivity and predisposition towards working together with other professionals or join multidisciplinary teams. The course is a way to improve professional profiles that are performing in a particular discipline (product or fashion design, communication, interior design or marketing and business) by expanding their knowledge and skills, and facilitating the contact or even the development of projects within other design disciplines. In some cases, students will also acquire insights and knowledge of their fields of specialization. A chance to stay current in latest trends of their specialities and an opportunity to face new perspective through discussion with lecturers and professional colleagues. Acknowledgement of different project approaches, new work methods; conceptual, technical or material aspects that will make easier to collaborate with other designers or teams. At the same time, their own professional practice will be enriched. To provide an opportunity to research in fields that students have never approached, as well as in hybrid fields, bringing knowledge that will enhance the critical eye turning it a starting point to build new innovative proposals. Methodology Students will work intensively together with the teaching staff in sessions where different typologies will be combined. The curse lecturers, who are prestigious active professionals, transmit the most recent contents from their own everyday experiences. In order to properly develop the learning process of the course and guarantee a global design experience, the study plan has been conceived through the combination of different work methods: THEORETICAL LESSONS Professors will introduce different subjects that will not only provide methodological knowledge but also analyse practices and cases. To reinforce knowledge acquisition, the teaching staff will monitor the development of research and analysis projects through in-person tutorials. TRANSVERSAL TOOLS Students will be trained in using transversal tools that will back the whole design project, regardless of the field they will apply it to. IMMERSIONS IN DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES The methodology of IED Barcelona is based on the concept of “learning-by-doing”, by which students consolidate knowledge acquisition through the practice and experience in problem-solving and real professional challenges. With this philosophy in mind, students will be part of intensive two-week immersions in different design disciplines. In the first week there will be conferences, lectures and theoretical contents on the discipline. They will hear the voices of different professionals who will show their own work and offer their perspective on a particular subject related to the discipline. Students will develop their own research project on the topic. Once the theoretical immersion is over, students will go into a practice immersion in workshops where they will develop projects under the monitoring of a professor. During this process, while projecting ideas and experimenting with materials in the search for innovative solutions, they will put the acquired theoretical and technical knowledge into practice. This will enable them to gain in-depth knowledge and boost their personal approach. VISITS TO STUDIOS AND WORKSHOPS The opportunity of an enriching experience: a chance to gain first-hand knowledge about the reality of design, through visits to workshops, shops and spaces that have become benchmarks in design in Barcelona, discussing with designers in their own studios. To be in contact with the real market helps students to relate the contents provided during the Master with the reality of professional practice. MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT As consolidation of the new knowledge acquired during the course, students have to develop a Master’s Final Project, where all the experiences of the course will come together. Working in teams students are required to develop a whole global design process, from research to the final project presentation. This project is based on a real commission and developed in collaboration with a company. Student profile Graduates in any design discipline, architects, visual artists, professionals in the fields of marketing and communication. The Master in Global Design is conceived for professionals and recent graduates interested in developing their career in design projects of global nature with a multidisciplinary and transversal perspective; product, fashion, communication, interior designers or professionals in other disciplines who want to update their knowledge and acquire competences in other design areas beside their speciality. The course is also open to professionals in architecture and visual arts, and also in the fields of marketing, communication or business predisposed to acknowledge tools that enable them to include a global view of design in their previous knowledge. Requirements Applicants for the Master in Global Design should present a portfolio with their work. After having evaluated the portfolio, the prospective students will have a personal interview with the coordinators. Career opportunities Participants will be qualified to join different kinds of projects with tools that help them to interpret from an overall perception of design. They will be able to face the challenges posed by the current design market, broadening their knowledge to work with multidisciplinary teams and coordinate projects in which design is approached from a transversal perspective comprising different disciplines. They will be enabled to work in some of these areas / functions: Management of design projects, both in their own studios and small, medium or large companies; start up different types of business and new projects. Creative design direction. Incorporation in interdisciplinary design teams. Duration and frequency: Frequency: 6 months Timetable: Monday to Friday from 6.30 p.m to 10.30 p.m. [-]

Master in Photography for Communication

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time 9 months March 2017 Italy Turin

The main purpose of the Master’s Module is to develop a new generation of professionals who are able to imagine, design, build and spread their vision with all the necessary tools to deal with the fluidity of the market. [+]

Despite it’s relatively recent discovery, photography has gone through different evolutions changing itself and the world around it. On one side, it has helped us to better understand the many manifestations of reality. On the other side, photography has unhinged our certainties to reveal a metaphysical inner world. With the advent of digital photography, the photographer’s work- from pioneering alchemy in its infancy, to advanced computing today – has undergone a process of democratization that has broadened the basic skill base and raised the level of expectation at the top. To be an exceptional professional photographer today not only requires having technical expertise at shooting and printing but also a broader awareness of the entire creative and production processes. Familiarity with all technological aspects (shooting, editing, post production, presentation, distribution), the different areas and related parties involved are not enough to meet the market’s needs. Creativity and content design are the difference between the role of a person who merely does the work and of a potential creative director. A holistic approach is therefore essential to establish oneself as a leading professional in the industry. CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES The main purpose of the Master’s Module is to develop a new generation of professionals who are able to imagine, design, build and spread their vision with all the necessary tools to deal with the fluidity of the market. More experienced photographers are hired not only as technical experts, but as real creative directors. In this light, it is clear that a multi-disciplinary approach is the main goal. The ability to understand and control the different aspects of a production. Likewise, the main objective of the course is to develop the creative professional who is able to express their vision while being in line with the needs of the customer, thus resolving the dichotomy between the artist and the technical expert. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES // Preliminary Module Candidates who are highly motivated, already have an understanding of photographic equipment and their own vision but are keen to increase critical awareness of themselves and knowledge of photographic tools, may access the Module Preliminary. // Master Module In order to access to Master’s Module from Preliminary, all exam in the latter must be passed and 60 ECTS must be achieved in the manner described above. Direct access to the Master’s Module is possible only with the approval of the Co-ordinator of the course based on the evaluation of academic qualifications, professional curriculum and portfolio. [-]

Marketing And Creative Design (ms Mdc)

Audencia Business School
Campus Full time 12 - 15 months September 2017 France Nantes

The Master spécialisé® Marketing, Design and Creation together managers, designers and engineers. It teaches them to work hand in hand to the company's services through design thinking. Students also learn to work in a cross with other departments, while occupying strategic management functions. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in Europe 2017. The Master spécialisé® Marketing, Design and Creation together managers, designers and engineers. It teaches them to work hand in hand to the company's services through design thinking. Students also learn to work in a cross with other departments, while occupying strategic management functions. The program's strengths A program that has almost 10 years experience 3 prestigious schools met: Audencia Nantes, Nantes and the Central School of Design The first training associate managers, engineers and designers to learn to work together at company service Students from various backgrounds (training, professional experience or nationality) An annual educational partnership with customized Groupe SEB leading to the realization of a concrete project with the collaboration of marketing managers, R & D and design Familiarization with the most advanced technical and technological tools on the market: CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, virtual immersion ... An important alumni network for better professional integration Exploration 360 design The Spécialisé® Master program in Marketing, Design and Creation harmonizes throughout the curriculum to balance theory and applied transversal projects. The purpose of the company (30%) Being able to analyze the business environment and to deduce recommendations in terms of positioning and brand design marketing. Strategic Marketing of creation Design oriented marketing theory Consumer behavior Representations and commission the product stage The interaction of the components (20%) Understand the terms of innovation management and design teams. Knowing develop and protect intellectual capital of the company. Know the design market and its actors Design Practices Project Management Product Development Creativity methods Industrial protection and filing of trademarks and designs The company's design (50%) Knowing how to analyze the interactions of a customer with a product or service, and value attributes. Understanding and using the tools of creation and development. Ergonomics and functionalism Theory of Forms Graphics, CAD, CAD Materials, processes and lifecycles Virtual reality State of the art of NTI Sensory design Create with new technologies 4 to 6 months corporate internship The field studies Ongoing Marketing, Design and Creation are applied and cross-annual basis during missions to two companies: SEB, a strategic partner of the training, and a company that differs each year, selected according to criteria of innovation strategy severe.   Students are encouraged to interact strongly with the company and offer a realistic prototype: Dorel project with the theme of the bath: ethnographic study, market research, creation of user scenarios, recommendations, prototyping and mockups New product development for Philips in line with the business strategy The professional thesis: a guarantee of expertise for employers The graduation of Master Spécialisé® assumes defense of a professional thesis. This is an in-depth personal work of analysis and reflection on a problem related to international news and constructed from concrete information collected. Each will focus this study in relation to its own path and its interests. Finally, it relies on the mission of 6 months in business that is in the logic of the professional project. This expertise significantly enhances the industry knowledge of each student and greatly facilitates the integration of graduates into the workforce.   Some examples of professional thesis:     Sound design in retail: motor brake or team performance The evolution of the energy sector and its impact on service stations The design-thinking the rescue of the Weberian bureaucracy: the case of the reform of support to armed Ethno-Marketing: proactive study of consumer insights at the service of product innovation. Case of application: food nomadism The market for boutique hotels: effective and sustainable response to the weariness of hotel standards? Sensory marketing at the time of digital: the screen to the senses Consumption and food preparation in a Chinese nursing home Some skills covered Market analysis Definition needs Mastering of strategic and operational tools design Encouragement of creation Strategic positioning of the company Adapting design tools based on objectives Anticipation of market developments Strategic Decision Making Repositioning corporate branding Customer retention Acquisition of new knowledge and new skills within the company (technology, marketing ...) Some examples of job opportunities Design Manager Product Manager Project manager Innovation Manager Art director Innovation Project Manager [-]