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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.

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Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

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

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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Communication Design 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 of Design (MDes) International Design and Business Management

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

ID&BM is a multidisciplinary specialism based on an integrative design thinking management approach, pulling together professional knowledge in the areas of design, business and technological fields to achieve "managing design as a competitive strategy" in an international business setting. [+]

ID&BM is a multidisciplinary specialism based on an integrative design thinking management approach, pulling together professional knowledge in the areas of design, business and technological fields to achieve "managing design as a competitive strategy" in an international business setting. Globalisation in business and education has rapidly diminished boundaries between countries, cultures, and economies. ID&BM will provide a ‘meeting point’ for students and faculties amongst the collaborative institutes from different regions of the world, which enables cross-cultural and -disciplinary project teams to solve and manage real-life design, business and technical problems. ID&BM is targeting intakes distributed across Hong Kong, mainland Chinese and international students, and across design, business and technological fields. Aims ID&BM aims to nurture "T-shaped professionals" with high-level competencies to better understand and manage global business dynamic and to function in and contribute to design-sensitive and technological-intensive business environments. These competences enable students to lead the transformation of their respective local enterprises and to challenge existing mindset in technological innovations, product and service designs from an integrative design thinking management approach. Ultimately, ID&BM aims to create an impact at the regional and global levels by meeting future talents demand of well balanced business developers, entrepreneurs, products and services innovators. Objectives Students, irrespective of their disciplinary background, learn together to nurture a new mindset and attitude where cross-disciplinary stimulation is the foundation of innovation. They will: Apply theories and concepts of the three domains underpinning this specialism Evaluate cultural differences and their implications for leadership and effective management of design and business activities Identify and evaluate the means by which value creation may be managed - Participate effectively in the design, implementation and comprehensive evaluation of projects involving multidisciplinary and multicultural teams Demonstrate the ability to view, frame and resolve design issues by adopting multiple perspectives Understand and perform the integrative design thinking roles of a T-shaped professional in business environment Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in Design, or Business, or Technological fields, or the equivalent in a related discipline preferably with 2 years relevant professional experience. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented with substantial relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships Scholarships for Graduates of QS Top Design Schools (2017) To off-set 10% or 15% (holder of a First Class bachelor’s degree) of tuition, regardless of which MDes programmes students are admitted to – applicable to graduates of QS world’s top universities for art & design - 2016. Scholarships (offered by MDes full-time specialisms) On a competitive basis, to off-set 25%–50% of tuition – applicable to all non-local students and PolyU Design alumni who accepted an admission offer. Admission Dates for September 2017 Entry Application Period Starts: 22 Nov 2016 First Round Review: 20 Jan 2017 Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2017 Interview: Mid Feb to May 2017 Announcement of result: 2 weeks after interview [-]

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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Communication Design 2017. 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 in Eco-Social Design

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

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

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

Marketing And Creative Design (ms Mdc)

Audencia Business School
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Communication Design 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 [-]

Master in Communication Design

Designskolen Kolding
Campus 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 Program in Creative Advertising

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Communication Design 2017. 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 Photography for Communication

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus 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. [-]

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

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Communication Design 2017. 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. [-]

Interior Design - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus 1 year January 2017 Italy Rome

Interior design requires detailed knowledge of history, art, sociology, psychology, materials science, adequate training on regulations, systems and functional needs of the buyers. The goal of the Master in Interior Design is preparing professional to develop the various stages of a project, ranging from concept to completion of a product (from industrial design to the living space) assessing all the aspects of a project. The teaching methodology starts from the history of design and market (strategy & business) to the concept of a project characterized by a strong identity and the real chance of being carried out. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Entry Requirements: This Master must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities. Admission is subject to interview, presentation of CV and portfolios. Methodology and structure: The methodology of the Master in Interior Design is based on the project, with the participation of companies and professional firms whose representatives work as part of the faculty of the course. The Master in Design offers a training programme that, by integrating the methodological, technical and design aspects, gives participants the opportunity to enhance a complete professional approach, declinable and valid in various fields of work. The teaching methodology leads to concrete project experiences and a permanent research on themselves, with the aim of creating a strong and distinguishable identity. The Master in Interior Design is designed on the basis of a learning/teaching model reflecting the organizational structure of a design firm, serving as a context in which the multiplicity of prior knowledge represents a value. The tutor has a role of mediation and supports learning process while the student is an active part in the construction of his own skills especially those related to design world. All other disciplines, such as strategy, project communication, business and communication technology graft organically onto multiple project experiences. Teaching methodology is divided into a methodological phase, a design phase and a final moment of synthesis. In all the three phases, lessons include workshops aimed at building and sharing experiences and projects with students. The methodology phase is aimed at preparing students to moments of research and concepts in order to define the objectives and the real value of the project. A fundamental aspect of the course is the study of composition’s principles. The design phase of the Workshops allows students to get to the heart of the topics and catch the specificities of each subject (product design, interior design, landscape design) by providing the tools to become more familiar with the project. This is the point at which the methodological phase finds application in the practical sphere. The last phase is based on the development of the final project, a moment of synthesis of all the lessons where students develop the insights experienced during the course, always led by supervisors who guide them on this journey. At the end of the course, practitioners will be able to manage the complexity and coordinate the design project through an integrated approach including creative, cultural, productive, marketing and communication aspects. The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as an Academic Master Level I [-]

Master In Business Design

Domus Academy
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Communication Design 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. [-]

Communication Design Labs

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

The Master of Communication Design Labs offers the keys to managing the complexity of the interconnected disciplines that are explored during the creative process. Students will learn to master linguistic resources and applications, to lead interdisciplinary teams in communication projects. The Master aims to raise the professional profile of students so that they can be part of new business structures, where concepts and language are ever closer. The near constant exchange between students and teachers (active professionals with wide experience in the field of communication) enhances the processes of innovation and creativity that characterise this master. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH What is the Master of Communication Design Labs? The role of creative / communicator in a company is undergoing a process of transformation that demands a new profile. Companies in all sectors are starting to need a different kind of creative director, a person who is able to coordinate and deal with several specialists in the same environment and manage the processes that drive creativity and business strategies. The Master of Communication Design Labs creates favourable conditions to achieve, over a year of learning and experience, the following objectives: - Conceptualize, develop and communicate innovative ideas. - Lead multidisciplinary teams. - Build and communicate timeless concepts. - Establish personal contacts with a range of professionals from the creative environment. - “De-specialise” and unlearn to gain a broader view. The contents covered in the course are organized into modules: - Foundation (critical historical analysis, methodology, sustainability, visual communication...) - Specific (audiovisual language and production, anthropology, storytelling, copywriting, new communication strategies, briefing, advertising copywriting, branding, global trends, content marketing strategies, commercial communication 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 Communication 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 Communication 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 Communication Design Labs aimed? Professionals and graduates in any of the disciplines of the world of commercial communication, from traditional to interactive advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design and product design. This programme has been devised with a multidisciplinary and international approach, set in the border between design and production. [-]

Graduate In Editorial Design And Infographics

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus 400 hours March 2017 Brazil São Paulo

The Postgraduate degree in Editorial Design aims to present professional deepening of content, both in traditional media and in the new digital media and multiplatform. With strong strategic emphasis, the program includes the approach to the publishing market, providing along the disciplines essential multidisciplinary experiences. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Communication Design 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught Next classes: September The graduate programs offered by the Faculty of Technology of the Istituto Europeo di Design are in legal compliance and meet the Resolutions CNE / CES No 1 of April 3, 2001 and paragraph 1, of June 8, 2007 the MEC - Ministry Education. The course is structured in disciplines (360h) and the end of the program, the student must submit a term paper, project or thesis, according to the modality chosen for that class (40h), totaling 400h. Goals: The Postgraduate degree in Editorial Design aims to present professional deepening of content, both in traditional media and in the new digital media and multiplatform. With strong strategic emphasis, the program includes the approach to the publishing market, providing along the disciplines essential multidisciplinary experiences. Public: This program is targeted to professionals who deal with content information aiming to expand and improve their knowledge in the field of publishing, language and viewing. Professionals in the graphic design area, Advertising, Digital Media, Journalism, Manufacturers Graphics, Management and Development of Editorial Processes, among other areas who work in publishing will find this course the possibility of reflection of professional practice and the search for new paths to a market constantly updated. Methodology: The course is divided in three phases: Phase I - Research Phase II - Design: Language, Communication and Cognition Phase III - Integrated Communication Strategy Delivery: The Editorial Information must master the implementation of content for various media - magazines, books, newspapers, websites, tablets, mobile phones etc. Infographics and Datavizualização are important resources and that will be explored in the program. In the face of changes in the publishing market and the new challenges presented, the course focuses on the preparation of a professional who knows how to think visually and be able to work the traditional media and new media, alone or integrated manner, promoting the organization of information in syntactic and semantic fields, integrating form and content. The creation and production of innovative publishing products and services are among the key post of approaches. Coordination: Fabio Silveira Designer and teacher. A graduate of the University Center Fine Arts of São Paulo. Postgraduate in Branding and Specialist in Education for Higher education. Master's degree in Education from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He served for 15 years at Editora Abril with implementation of several Digital Photography processes and flows Editorials for several magazines of Grupo Abril such as National Geographic, Superinteressante, Claudia, New - Cosmopolitan, Casa Claudia, Student Guide, Playboy, you SA, among other publications. For over 10 years is lecturer in design universities and in the corporate market has developed courses in company in companies such as Bradesco, Porto Seguro, Volkswagen, Shopping Jardim Sul, Buscapé, Nespresso. He was a founding partner of the office OcaBrasil Design developing brands and editorial projects for various clients such as Editora Abril, Vogue, CSN, SENAI, Nike, TAM, Volkswagen, Folha de S. Paulo, Ministry of Industry and Trade, among others. It was a finalist in the IF Design Award in Hannover in Germany and finalist Abril Journalism Award in the Graphic Design with Revista Casa Claudiatualmente develops projects of Editorial Design and innovation processes. [-]

Master in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding

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

The Masters Course in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding intends to tackle the changes in reading methods brought about by the emergence of new platforms and devices and by new reading and writing habits. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH In today's scenario, designers are faced with a major challenge brought on by the need to quickly and easily understand excessive amounts of information. In addition to growing quantities of data and shorter processing times comes a constant pursuit for new devices, maps and codes. The Masters Course in Graphic Information Design and Media Branding intends to tackle the changes in reading methods brought about by the emergence of new platforms and devices and by new reading and writing habits. The course aims to explore new paths so as to conceive visual communication strategies with which to render content (information) in a clearer, more efficient and more attractive way on different platforms. The practical possibilities this masters course offers are so vast and (happily) undefined that Graphic Information Design and Media Branding rises as a tool with huge potential for use in today's world. With this in mind, the end-of-masters project is geared towards a TV channel and the multimedia devices that make up its content and branding. More and more companies and institutions are creating specific Graphic Information Design departments with specialists in the field in order to enhance and improve communication and a better understanding of their products and services. For instance, Barack Obama's US Government Recovery Independent Advisory Panel added Eduard Tufte to its team so that he could apply Graphic Information Design to the prevention of fraud and bad investment of gains, as well as to promote transparency and clarity in the information issued and make the decision-making process easier for US citizens. Objectives The main goal is for students on the masters course to learn how to design visual communication elements containing large amounts of data, create layouts that make content easier to understand and apply those elements to TV and multimedia: the key is to transmit more with less. The priority is to build on the designer's skills and broaden their scope of application. The course focuses on information design bearing in mind conceptual, aesthetic and functional aspects, balancing all three in order to see it as the visual solution achieved after a process of analysing, understanding and organising content. Students focus their efforts on developing layouts that are capable of expressing: visual impact, non-sequential readings, and the designer's aim of drawing the readers' attention and simplifying their reading priorities. The masters programme intends to equip students with a variety of stylistic, technical and artistic resources to render information in a visually attractive and efficient way. The course is divided into three modules: Graphic Information Design and Media Branding. Easy reading means more reading. Methodology The masters programme combines theory and practice in preparation for a final project. Core subjects focus on two major aspects: Content of information: Students build on their skills to conduct research with the aim of gathering, analysing and organising data in order to then create specific content for a piece of communication or device. Visualisation of information: Exploring layout architecture in order to provide visual solutions for content, which is further enhanced by a good grasp of design resources. The knowledge acquired in the core subjects is reinforced with several specific workshops. These workshops speed up the learning process and break away from the routine of the core subjects by providing professional input from a variety of perspectives and through various channels and platforms, where information design plays a key role. The workshops are short and highly intensive, exploring specific topics in great depth. The final project is the focus point of the course, where everything the student has learnt on the masters is called into play. They have to be capable of applying their results in different channels. A good example is National Geographic: It started out as a magazine, then went on to become a TV channel and is now seen as a multimedia phenomenon (magazine, TV channel, web page, app and potentially a theme park, which in turn requires instructions, maps and signage), therefore posing a variety of challenges on several information transmission channels. Information is everywhere in every single field and discipline, and it needs to be organised and represented in a way that proves visually efficient and attractive. This makes graphic information design an essential tool that can adapt to any profession or field, but its success depends directly on the quality and quantity of content, and also on the visual solution created by the visual communicator. Skills acquired As explained in the general objectives, students will learn to: - Develop a method for researching and processing data in order to visualise information (research, theoretical elaboration and critical thinking applied to visual results). - Use writing signs (colour, form and typography) to intensify what the recipient sees and reads, drawing attention by using different equations to make information more visual. - Develop easily understandable layouts that contain large amounts of information and are efficient in terms of visual communication. - Provide a visual solution for vast quantities of information by organising content in an attractive, efficient, functional and aesthetic way using a variety of visual, technical and artistic resources. - Develop the ability to design information in the right setting, with a style that matches its context and is suitable for the target audience. - Apply Graphic Information Design to a TV channel and its multimedia platforms. Methodology The masters programme combines theory and practice in preparation for a final project. Core subjects focus on two major aspects: - Content of information: Students build on their skills to conduct research with the aim of gathering, analysing and organising data in order to then create specific content for a piece of communication or device. - Visualisation of information: Exploring layout architecture in order to provide visual solutions for content, which is further enhanced by a good grasp of design resources. The knowledge acquired in the core subjects is reinforced with several specific workshops. These workshops speed up the learning process and break away from the routine of the core subjects by providing professional input from a variety of perspectives and through various channels and platforms, where information design plays a key role. The workshops are short and highly intensive, exploring specific topics in great depth. The final project is the focus point of the course, where everything the student has learnt on the masters is called into play. They have to be capable of applying their results in different channels. A good example is National Geographic: It started out as a magazine, then went on to become a TV channel and is now seen as a multimedia phenomenon (magazine, TV channel, web page, app and potentially a theme park, which in turn requires instructions, maps and signage), therefore posing a variety of challenges on several information transmission channels. Information is everywhere in every single field and discipline, and it needs to be organised and represented in a way that proves visually efficient and attractive. This makes graphic information design an essential tool that can adapt to any profession or field, but its success depends directly on the quality and quantity of content, and also on the visual solution created by the visual communicator. Duration and frequency: Frequency: Monday to Friday Timetable: 6.30 p.m to 10.30 p.m * The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees. [-]

Master of Arts in New Media - Sound in New Media

Aalto University
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Communication Design 2017. 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. [-]