Master's Degree in Communication Design in North America

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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.

From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.

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Master in Design Management (MPS)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in North America 2017. Master in Design Management (MPS) Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. Design represents a valuable strategic asset – the tools and the processes to problem-solve and innovate. The management of that asset, the ability to understand, optimize, and steer that energy is becoming vital to an organization’s internal and external success. Category-leading companies like Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Bose, and Schick know this to be a marketable truth. The MPS in Design Management program at SASD is a two-year intensive program for design professionals of all disciplines. Courses are specifically tailored to real-world issues facing designers and are taught by leading design management professionals. The team-based assignments focus on practical and actionable problem solving, preparing students to immediately use the information and skills they learn. Design Managers who graduate from SASD leave with the core skills and tools to apply design thinking to solve the most pressing business issues of our time: sustainability, social responsibility, and profitability. Design Management uses right brain processes to solve left brain problems. This is a screen grab of the top results of an online search for “design management.” There are... [-]

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... [-]

Master of Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 30 weeks February 2018 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Master of Design is suitable for recent graduates in a design-related discipline or industry professionals who have six or more years in the creative industry. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in North America 2017. The Master of Design is suitable for recent graduates in a design-related discipline or industry professionals who have six or more years in the creative industry. Working in a simulated industry environment, our postgraduate students will be challenged to research relevant ideas, problem-solve, and create design solutions in response to a variety of real-world briefs. These briefs require our students to work collaboratively with others in order to create a broad range of digital and creative products, services and approaches across a multitude of media platforms. This project-based interdisciplinary approach means that graduates will complete the programme with an impressive portfolio filled with practical and relevant work experience to show to their current or prospective employers. Career Pathways Possible career pathways for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Design include both strategic and design positions within design studios, companies and consultancy agencies: Design project manager; Systems designer; Merchandising and branding developer or strategist; Sustainability designer; Interactive designer; Mobile technologies designer; User experience designer; Design analyst; Screen designer; Digital animator; Information designer; Product designer and developer; Service designer; Transmedia designer; Packaging designer; Marketing and communications executive; Creative director; Advertising studio director; Media manager; Publisher; Secondary design teacher; Design consultant; Design manager. Course Components During the Master of Design, you will undertake the following course work: Two (30 credits each), NZQF Level 8. Master Proposal (15 credits), NZQF Level 9. Master Project (45 credits), NZQF Level 9. One (not-for-credit) Postgraduate Toolbox component. Eligibility To... [-]

MFA in Themed Entertainment Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

Pursue your career as a themed entertainment designer at the first and only university to offer an M.F.A. degree in this multibillion-dollar international business. We leverage a creative culture to give you access to related programs and work with professional partners on innovative concepts. [+]

Create unforgettable experiences with themed entertainment Pursue your career as a themed entertainment designer at the first and only university to offer an M.F.A. degree in this multibillion-dollar international business. We leverage a creative culture to give you access to related programs and work with professional partners on innovative concepts. Our faculty members have designed experiences for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Parks and Resorts and Walt Disney Imagineering — now it’s your turn to lead the professional sphere as a creative thinker, storyteller, designer and producer. M.F.A. in themed entertainment design Available at: - Savannah ARCH 714 Advanced Parametric Design and Generative Modeling Strategies for the Building Arts* ARTH 757 Media Art CLC 580 Collaboration† ELDS 704 Electronic Design* INDS 503 Design Visualization, Communication and Documentation PROD 750 Digital Visualization for Production Design PROD 770 Professional Practices in Production Design THED 720 Themed Entertainment Industry THED 730 Concept Design Studio THED 735 Component Design Studio THED 765 Design for Themed Entertainment THED 775 Themed Environments and Attractions: Design Development THED 777 Collaborative Design Studio THED 790 Themed Entertainment Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ANIM, ARCH, DWRI, FILM, IDUS, INDS, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SERV, SFDM, SNDS or VSFX elective† — 700-level ANIM, ARCH, DWRI, FILM, IDUS, INDS, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SERV, SFDM, SNDS or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in themed entertainment Become... [-]

Master in Sound Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

Pursue your passion for sound design at the first and only university to confer B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in the field. You will be immersed in a curriculum that models the workflow of professional media production, taking your work to the next level even before you graduate. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in North America 2017. The sound of success Pursue your passion for sound design at the first and only university to confer B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in the field. You will be immersed in a curriculum that models the workflow of professional media production, taking your work to the next level even before you graduate. At SCAD, you'll also benefit from collaboration with peers in other film and digital media departments, working together to develop films, animation and video games. M.A. in sound design Available at: - Savannah CINE 703 Research Methodology in Cinema Studies SNDS 705 Production Mixing SNDS 729 Theory and Practice in Sound Design SNDS 730 Scoring to Picture SNDS 734 ADR and Foley Mixing SNDS 737 Game Audio Design* SNDS 743 Postproduction Methodologies* SNDS 749 Sound Design M.A. Final Project — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours M.F.A. in sound design Available at: - Savannah CINE 703 Research Methodology in Cinema Studies SNDS 705 Production Mixing SNDS 729 Theory and Practice in Sound Design SNDS 730 Scoring to Picture SNDS 734 ADR and Foley Mixing SNDS 737 Game Audio Design* SNDS 741 Sound Effects and Dialogue Editing SNDS 743 Postproduction Methodologies* SNDS 755 Sound Design M.F.A. Studio SNDS 756 Sound Art and Installation SNDS 761 Audio Signal Processing SNDS 776 Surround Sound for Media SNDS 779F Graduate Field Internship† SNDS 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† SNDS 790 Sound Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ARTH... [-]

Master in Design Management

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

As a student here, you can turn your passion for design into a vital professional asset, joining forces with major brands in collaborative projects, and landing coveted internships at progressive organizations hungry for your ideas. [+]

Bring design innovation to the world's biggest brands SCAD is home to a robust design management program that is recognized industry-wide for producing outstanding graduates ready to excel in the professional world as advocates of design innovation and creative problem-solving. As a student here, you can turn your passion for design into a vital professional asset, joining forces with major brands in collaborative projects, and landing coveted internships at progressive organizations hungry for your ideas. M.A. in design management Available at: - Savannah - eLearning SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis DMGT 702 History and Interpretation of Innovation DMGT 706 Idea Visualization DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies DMGT 732 Facilitating Creative Thinking DMGT 748 Design Management M.A. Final Project IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in design management Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis DMGT 702 History and Interpretation of Innovation DMGT 706 Idea Visualization DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies DMGT 732 Facilitating Creative Thinking DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design DMGT 747 Collaboration at a Distance DMGT 750 Collaborative Culture in Design Organizations DMGT 757 M.F.A. Thesis Research, Discovery, Insight DMGT 779F Graduate... [-]

Master in Design for Sustainability

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. [+]

Masters in Communication Design in North America 2017. Design a sustainable future At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. You will benefit from our dynamic, collaborative environment, where revolutionary projects like SCADpad® and partnerships with the biggest brands in the world happen every day. M.A. in design for sustainability Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership SUST 748 Design for Sustainability M.A. Final Project — Directed elective† — Directed elective† — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in design for sustainability Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* ANTH 701 Global Cultural Theory BIOL 700 Environmental Science and Sustainability DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SDES 739 Biomimicry Methodology SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership SUST 743 Interdisciplinary Studio II: Sustainable Living Laboratory SUST 779F Graduate Field... [-]