Masters in Design in Europe

Compare Masters Programs in Design in Europe 2018

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Students in the field of design studies typically learn to utilize critical thinking skills in addition to their creativity to design and produce well-designed objects. They also examine how advancements in technology, collaborative ability, and marketing impact design for interiors, clothing, accessories, and public spaces.

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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International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Basel

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspective and standards of the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design HGK FHNW. Of special interest for students is the opportunity to graduate with an internationally accredited Master of Design (MDes) from UIC and the Swiss equivalent, MAS in Graphic Design I– Iconicism and Graphic Design II– Mediality from the HGK. [+]

The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design in particular and Swiss Graphic Design in general.

The City of Basel, located in the tri-national Rhine river valley, is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany.

While our Bachelor course focuses on the students’ ability to conduct a creative process, our Master programs strive to extend the students’ individual design vocabulary and to reach a higher level of reflection through the students’ ability to include knowledge and methodologies of scientific disciplines into the creative process. We offer a Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and an International Master of Design, which we conduct in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.... [-]


Master in Design Thinking

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters March 2019 Germany Munich

Design thinking employs a variety of different methods and approaches: from creative industries to finding solutions to existing problems and challenges while keeping business purposes in mind. Students gain expertise in design thinking through specialized courses and projects and also through the topics they choose for their Master’s thesis. [+]

Do you want to learn how to design human-centered products and services?

By tackling the unknown for business our students acquire the skills to learn from people, find patterns, use design principles, and turn ideas into tangible objects and devices. They learn to work in teams, to be user-focused and optimistic. Students are not only trained to work in a purely creative environment. The skills they learn enable them to think outside the box and solve problems for diverse groups and industries.

Design thinking employs a variety of different methods and approaches: from creative industries to finding solutions to existing problems and challenges while keeping business purposes in mind.... [-]


Master in Business Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Business Design program creates new connections between the worlds of business and design. You’ll work on projects relating to the business of design—and the design of business. [+]

Master in Business Design - Design as strategy

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience.

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MRes Architecture, Communication, Design, Fine Art & Humanities

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Master’s of Research (MRes) RCA offers early-career research students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate mastery in the theory, methods and practice of research within an art and design environment. [+]

MRes RCA degrees are offered in four Schools (Communication, Design, Fine Art and Humanities) and are designed to provide early-career researchers with the intellectual, technical and professional tools with which to complete high-quality research projects, whether at doctoral level or within the cultural and creative industries, working across traditional sociocultural, disciplinary and sectoral boundaries.

MRes RCA programmes are delivered through a combination of: structured learning, comprising of lectures and master-classes by practitioners and senior academics; workshop classes based around a set task (a ‘brief’); tutor-led seminar classes where students will be asked to reflect on material that they have read or studied in advance; and project assignments that support the structured teaching programme. Students are taught by highly regarded and active practitioners who are also academically qualified to provide a critical context for their work.... [-]


Master In Design

London School of Design and Marketing (PT)
Online Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

In a complex and competitive environment like the one that companies are currently integrating, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because it brings innovation and differentiation. The Master of Science (MSc) in Design offers a very comprehensive higher education, including contributions from the main areas of training in Design. [+]

We are an online teaching institution available in 3 languages ​​(English, Spanish and Portuguese) based in London but with online courses accessible worldwide.

Why a Master of Design?

In a complex and competitive environment such as today's companies, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because it brings innovation and differentiation.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Design at the London School of Design and Marketing represents the opportunity to turn professionals into specialists in various design areas, improving fundamental, critical and procedural skills not only to understand business reality but also to contribute to the process of value creation.... [-]


Master In Design And Typographic Application

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The importance of typography in design is evident. It can not be designed without typography, but it can be designed only with typography. Typography surrounds us and accompanies us 24 hours a day. It is ubiquitous and inescapable and visually interprets what is happening around us. In the current design landscape, typography has gone from transparency to occupy a leading role and have its own expression. [+]

The importance of typography in design is evident. It can not be designed without typography, but it can be designed only with typography. Typography surrounds us and accompanies us 24 hours a day. It is ubiquitous and inescapable and visually interprets what is happening around us. In the current design landscape, typography has gone from transparency to occupy a leading role and have its own expression.

In essence, the objective of typography (both in its design and in its application) has always remained the same: to try to communicate in an attractive way any text, regardless of its level of reading. It is evident that the same typography should not be used to read a book to effectively signal an airport, but it is clear that the objective is always exactly the same; that the receiver understands the message as clearly as possible.... [-]


Master's Degree In Design

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Evora

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

PRESENTATION

The study program Master in Design It is enhancing the scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. This program combines new paradigms of social design, entrepreneurship, biomimetics and ecology, covering potentially either side of Product Design wants to shed design Editorial, depending on the specific training interest of the student.

Careers

The Masters in Design will be able to integrate research and technological development teams (R & D) in the design process with industry, workshops and services; integrating scientific research teams in the areas of Product Design or Communication Design as well as in related fields; qualify for access to other branches of postgraduate training at the level of the 3rd cycle, or functions that may require a higher education, including the teaching of different levels.... [-]


Master in Innovation-based Integrated Design

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time September 2018 Romania Timișoara

Unlike traditional design, integrated design is not a one-sided and uni-disciplinary justifiable action, but in order to generate a durable and sustainable design solution, it uses a holistic, three-way assessment. Thus, in order to be accepted and implemented in practice, the design solution must be "sound" - according to the "ecologically necessary versus technologically possible" binomial - from the ecological point of view, be fair, equitable and timely, from the point of view of ethical, social and economic view, as it must be designed to meet a certain utilitarian function, and to aesthetically enrich and signify a product, a space, a service, or an individual. [+]

Master in Innovation-based Integrated Design

1. Study programme title:

Innovation-based Integrated Design

2. The number of available places:

20 places

3. Short description

Unlike traditional design, integrated design is not a one-sided and unidisciplinary justifiable action, but in order to generate a durable and sustainable design solution, it uses a holistic, three-way assessment. Thus, in order to be accepted and implemented in practice, the design solution must be "sound" - according to the "ecologically necessary versus technologically possible" binomial - from the ecological point of view, be fair, equitable and timely, from the point of view of ethical, social and economic view, as it must be designed to meet a certain utilitarian function, and to aesthetically enrich and signify a product, a space, a service, or an individual.... [-]


Master Sds Overall Design Professional

ESMAC : École Supérieure des Métiers des Arts appliqués et de la Culture
Online Part time 2 years Open Enrollment France France Online Belgium Belgium Online Switzerland Switzerland Online Luxembourg Luxembourg Online Canada Canada Online Lebanon Lebanon Online French Polynesia French Polynesia Online French Guiana French Guiana Online Martinique (Fr.) Martinique Online Guadeloupe (Fr.) Guadeloupe Online Morocco Morocco Online Tunisia Tunisia Online Algeria Algeria Online Mauritius Mauritius Online Reunion (Fr.) Reunion Online Congo, DR Congo DRC (Zaire) Online Congo Congo ROC (Brazzaville) Online Niger Niger Online Senegal Senegal Online Côte d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Online + 38 more

The MASTER PROFESSIONAL SDS® GLOBAL DESIGN is a European diploma from the INSHED. The training allows to be professionally operational by the beginning of your career and enjoy good employability, beyond even your country. [+]

TRAINING Follow its distance learning Understand the different stages of the development of a cultural project Know drive multiple projects simultaneously. Develop a personal project. Sit a level of operational business English. Master all the multidisciplinary skills in all types of design: graphic, architecture and object. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The MASTER PROFESSIONAL SDS® GLOBAL DESIGN is a European diploma from the INSHED. The training allows to be professionally operational by the beginning of your career and enjoy good employability, beyond even your country.

ADMISSION

To start your training project, nothing more simple, you simply download the detailed training that interests you. From that moment :... [-]


Master Advanced Design And Pattern

Idep Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona

For the professional designer to know what to create for each type of consumers, or marks, get to know the specific specialties and techniques of pattern appropriate for each type of garment, is not pure creative intuition but the result of uniting the creativity and training technical versatility and a thorough knowledge of the environment. [+]

For the professional designer to know what to create for each type of consumers, or marks, get to know the specific specialties and techniques of pattern appropriate for each type of garment, is not pure creative intuition but the result of uniting the creativity and training technical versatility and a thorough knowledge of the environment.

The deep knowledge of different disciplines and markets within the broad fashion industry, coupled with a high level of sponsorship that allows enhance the design proposals technically developed their pieces to keep any trace of the creative development of collections, is the basis for professional and absolutely essential for proper training in fashion.... [-]


Master's Degree In Art, Design And Multimedia

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior de Educação (ESEV)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Viseu

The second training cycle in Art, Design and Multimedia is assumed as a current structured training proposal based on the realization of the importance of visual culture and information and communication technologies in contemporary reality. On the other hand the Court finds that technological progress has contributed to a considerable increase in the use of the image in all fields. The photo and digital video, specialized software for image work, are now on a par with conventional media and new media adopted by contemporary creators, compelling tools in the materialization of ideas in the context of artistic creation, design, advertising. [+]

Presentation

The second training cycle in Art, Design and Multimedia is assumed as a current structured training proposal based on the realization of the importance of visual culture and information and communication technologies in contemporary reality. On the other hand the Court finds that technological progress has contributed to a considerable increase in the use of the image in all fields. The photo and digital video, specialized software for image work, are now on a par with conventional media and new media adopted by contemporary creators, compelling tools in the materialization of ideas in the context of artistic creation, design, advertising. At the end of the second cycle of studies in the Master Art, Design and Multimedia should be able to:... [-]


One-Year Master in Creative Design

Scuola Italiana Design (SID)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Padua Croatia Rovinj + 2 more

The One-year Master in Creative Design allows the students to experiment with the practice of their profession as creative product designers. [+]

One-Year Master in Creative Design

The One-year Master in Creative Design allows the students to experiment with the practice of their profession as creative product designers.SID graduates in Creative Design are able to design, develop and communicate their projects of product design, with extended skills into visual, packaging and web design. They also have a global vision of the market and a wealth of professional experience gained by designing directly for companies.The class group turns into a real professional studio in which the students, assisted by instructors, develop different projects on themes assigned by client companies with their needs related to the current industrial world.... [-]


MA Design

Iceland Academy of the Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Iceland Reykjavík

We now use the term “design” about thinking that reaches far beyond the traditional area of design, as design revolves first and foremost around shaping the space inside the human mind and spotting new possibilities. [+]

Thinking Shapes the World

We now use the term “design” about thinking that reaches far beyond the traditional area of design, as design revolves first and foremost around shaping the space inside the human mind and spotting new possibilities. The design is research, transformative force and political action. Nothing is irrelevant to it, be it education, politics, business or society as a whole.

The idea of designing things to sell in shops is now rather outdated, as the stated aims of design have become to lead thinking, to change attitudes and to have a positive influence on how people live. The demand is made of contemporary designers that they are aware of their responsibility and power in a world that has reached the utmost limits of materialism. Designers are important advocates of sustainability and responsible conduct, inbuilt areas or in nature. They should be able to make out patterns as they appear in society, rearrange these and utilise for good work.... [-]


Master of Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 30 weeks February 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arctic Art and Design

The University of the Arctic (UArctic)
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Rovaniemi Norway Bergen + 1 more

Whether you are interested in service design, northern well-being, or juridical standpoints of sustainable development, you can count on our know-how. [+]

University of Lapland

Whether you are interested in service design, northern well-being, or juridical standpoints of sustainable development, you can count on our know-how. We combine Arctic expertise with fields such as design, law and social sciences, and our unique one-year Arctic Studies Programme offers an interdisciplinary perspective on current Arctic issues. We also educate the best teachers in the world. Add to this our excellent student support services and the cosy atmosphere of our modern campus, and you will discover why the University of Lapland is the perfect choice for studying in the North.

Located in the city of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is also the northernmost university of Finland and the European Union. As a research-based higher education institution, our teaching and research facilities offer students and scholars the opportunity to pursue academic excellence at all levels, all the way to doctoral studies. We have internationally recognized faculties in the fields of law, education, social sciences, and art and design, all offering master- and doctoral-level studies to international applicants as well as exchange studies from undergraduate to doctoral level up to a full academic year.... [-]