Part time Master's Degree in 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.

 

Generally speaking, design involves several skills to build unique products and solutions for both public and private sector organizations. Design experts bring together creativity, innovating thinking, analytical talents and problem solving to plan and construct objects, concepts, or processes in many different circumstances.

 

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Upper East Side

The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in North America. NYSID is ranked #2 graduate program in the US by Design Intelligence The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. As any interior designer or architect can tell you, imaginative and cost-effective interior illumination is critical to the success of any interior space. Changing technologies, new laws that mandate energy efficiency and the demand for inspired, innovative solutions have created a strong need for specialists in interior lighting design. NYSID has responded to this need with a program that exposes students to a range of knowledge and skills that provides graduates with a balance of conceptual and practical techniques for successful design execution. The course work addresses the history and theory of lighting design, principles of sustainability as they relate to the discipline, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, integrated systems design, as well as financial analysis, code compliance, and project maintenance. The program includes lighting design studio courses that integrate acquired knowledge and research, while exploring residential, commercial, and institutional environments. Graduates are prepared to sit for the certification exam given by the NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals). The program requires full-time study All classes are in the evenings and on weekends Applicants must have a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio [-]

Master in Production Design

American Film Institute
Campus 2 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Attracting artists from architecture, interior design, scenic design, theater arts and other related fields, the Production Design curriculum focuses on the creative process of visually and physically developing an environment that becomes an essential component of the storytelling process. Production Designers must possess a keen understanding of the story in order to create a believable and realistic world on screen. [+]

Attracting artists from architecture, interior design, scenic design, theater arts and other related fields, the Production Design curriculum focuses on the creative process of visually and physically developing an environment that becomes an essential component of the storytelling process. Production Designers must possess a keen understanding of the story in order to create a believable and realistic world on screen. First year Fellows collaborate on at least three produced narrative projects, learning to transform designs into reality on a soundstage or location, while adhering to restricted budgets. Fellows develop design skills through classes, workshops and practical set construction, focusing the first year on traditional design methods to express their ideas. Digital design tools and techniques are integral to the curriculum and are the focus of the second year. Second year Fellows design an entire thesis production, while completing an independent design project for their portfolio. The curriculum also includes special workshops on set illustration, drafting, model building, budgeting, color theory and the latest digital design. These courses help Production Design Fellows learn to communicate their visions to their AFI production teams, as well as to future professional colleagues. First Year Curriculum PRN 510: Introduction to Cycle Production – Boot Camp PRN 511: Cycle Production I PRN 512: Cycle Production II & III PRN 521 & 522: Narrative Workshop and Analysis DES 511 & 512: Production Design Workshop: Cycle Mentorship DES 521: The Art and Craft of Production Design: Design II DES 522: The Art and Craft of Production Design: Art... [-]

M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD)

University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Campus 11 months September 2017 USA Newark

The M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD) is a graduate degree program of the Lerner College of Business & Economics and involves partnerships between the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program includes interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development. Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources. Completion of required courses and participation in enrichment activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in North America. The M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD) is a graduate degree program of the Lerner College of Business & Economics and involves partnerships between the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program includes interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development. Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources. Completion of required courses and participation in enrichment activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world. The program utilizes a cohort model wherein a select group of students is admitted each year. These students take most of their courses together in a standard sequence which allows for a cohesive learning experience as well as the development of strong relationships with fellow students and program faculty. We are looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of ENTD students for the 2015 - 16 academic year. The ENTD program is designed for full-time participation. This enables completion of the program in 11 months. The first 2 months, July - August, are spent completing online coursework; the remaining 9 months, September - May, are spent on campus to take full advantage of the University’s physical resources. The program is ideal for recent graduates with business, engineering, art,... [-]

Master in Design Management (MPS)

University of Bridgeport
Campus 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. [+]

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 more report-like documents than pretty designs, suggesting the... [-]

Graduate Architecture Degrees

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus 2 - 3 years October 2017 USA San Diego

NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. NewSchool can choose to focus their studies in either Neuroscience for Architecture or Healthy Urbanism. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in North America. NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. Upon requesting more information our Enrollment Specialist can explain the different program offerings in more detail to help you find the path that is right for you. The Master of Architecture I degree is a NAAB accredited degree that prepares students to pursue state architecture licensure. The program is divided into two tracks depending on the student’s educational background. Students who have a bachelors in architecture from a program that was not NAAB accredited can complete the program in two years. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field will spend an additional year learning the foundations of architecture and complete the degree in three years. The Master of Architecture II degree gives students who have already completed a NAAB accredited bachelor’s degree the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of design principles and theory. Students gain the academic credentials and practical experience it takes to pursue a rewarding career in teaching as well as similar occupations. Master of Science in Architecture From urban planning to interior design, many professions today benefit from in-depth study of architecture. The Master of Science in Architecture at NewSchool is designed for students who want to enrich their knowledge of the field but don’t plan to pursue architectural licensing. The program is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture [+]

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, and art history, with a practical approach to studio art production that helps students develop both their personal skill and artistic voice. Full-Time and Part-Time Options Students have the option of enrolling in this program full-time for two years, or enrolling part-time and spreading their course load over four years. Admissions Information Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts program should have experience in the following areas: drawing, figure drawing, art history, composition, 3D modeling, animation, sculpture, color theory, and digital painting. Candidates must also provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork to be considered for admission. Topics Covered By the time they graduate, students in the MFA program will possess the following qualifications: - Extensive 3D production experience, including the ability to use the most current 2D and 3D graphics applications in the industry, as well as traditional fine arts skills such as drawing, sculpting, and painting. - A deep understanding of the creative process and the 3D graphics production pipeline, including the ability to manage projects from brainstorming to completion. - Strong research skills, especially as they relate to art history, character design references, and anatomy. - A specialization in modeling, sculpting, or character art, as well as a unique and highly developed personal voice as demonstrated by their thesis. Career... [-]

Expertise In Digital Animation

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Campus 1 year July 2017 Mexico Guadalajara

Prepare professionals in digital animation, capable of giving based and innovative problems graphic communication through planning solution, production and marketing of products and services competitive animation at national and international level with high ethical and humanist sense. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in North America. Studying the Masters in Digital Animation UAG Program Objective Prepare professionals in digital animation, capable of giving based and innovative problems graphic communication through planning solution, production and marketing of products and services competitive animation at national and international level with high ethical and humanist sense. Competitive advantages It is the first graduate program in animation, in addition to developing the skills of generating three-dimensional models digitally, includes the dimensions of planning and marketing. It is an inclusive program, considering your profile entrance to Graphic Design related professions, such as Architecture, Industrial Design, Engineering, Interior Design and Communication, among others. This strategy aims to make animation, an integrated tool profile. Our teachers with academic degrees of Master and PhD, as well as being trained in teaching animation, practice their profession, so that guide students in their training and integration with the professional environment. The design of the curriculum can choose to study the level of specialty or completing studies until the Masters, achieving obtain title and professional certificate in both cases. The link with the CIPAE (Intelligence Center to Support Entrepreneurs) of the UAG, adviser in the incubation and development of animation companies according to the professional profile. Applicant Profile They are considered as potential candidates graduates of the Degree in related Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Architecture, Interior Design and Landscaping, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering and careers that are in the field of digital animation an opportunity to increase professional strengths... [-]

Master of Digital Media

The Centre for Digital Media - The CDM
Campus 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research informed, and industry relevant professional master [+]

The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research informed, and industry relevant professional master's program. What is common between a weather app on your phone, a racing game on your console and a state-of-the-art imaging tool in a hospital? All of these are digital media products, and to build them requires teams of digital media professionals. Digital media is content that is stored in digital formats and usually distributed online. The world we live in today is populated by digital media products, and the shift from traditional media has taken place in many industries, including industries that aren’t typically associated with digital media—such as health, government and education. Digital media products can be found in: eCommerce Games – console, online and mobile Websites and mobile applications Animation Social media Video Augmented reality Virtual reality Data visualization Location-based services Interactive Storytelling Digital media can include these industries: Entertainment Technology eCommerce Non-Profit Health Education Marketing and advertising Government Sports Environment Television Publishing Scholarships There are many scholarship opportunities available to new and returning students of the Master of Digital Media program. More than 60% of incoming September 2014 students received a scholarship or other financial assistance. [-]

Master of Fine Arts Interior Architecture and Design

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus September 2017 USA Washington DC

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture and Design gives students access to urban resources, the top architecture and interior design firms in DC, and a studio-oriented curriculum that creates innovative, design thinkers. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in North America. The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture and Design gives students access to urban resources, the top architecture and interior design firms in DC, and a studio-oriented curriculum that creates innovative, design thinkers. Through the studio-based core curriculum of 60 required credits, students learn about habitable environments ranging from small interiors to larger, more complex commercial and institutional spaces. With projects focused on current design issues as well as lectures and critiques from distinguished professionals, the IAD program is a carefully sequenced series of courses building on theoretical, technical, and creative challenges and experiences. Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree in a field other than interior design, including a minimum of 30 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences courses. A portfolio consisting of examples of relevant work is to be submitted with the application to the program. Requirements Requirements: 60 credits including: IAD 6200 Studio I IAD 6205 Interior Materials IAD 6210 Sketching Architecture and Interiors IAD 6300 Studio 2 IAD 6305 Graphic Communications IAD 6310 Digital Drafting & Modeling IAD 6400 Studio 3 IAD 6405 History of Modern Architecture and Design IAD 6410 Sustainability/LEED: Arch&Des IAD 6500 Studio 4 IAD 6505 Lighting & Acoustics IAD 6510 Pre-Design for Studio 5 IAD 6600 Studio 5 [-]

Master in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. [+]

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. Communication, collaboration, and time management skills are emphasized throughout the program to ensure graduates are acclimated to the intense professional culture that awaits them. MFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Present an original thesis concept worthy of the MFA degree Demonstrate the feasibility of the thesis project Produce a professional-standard project, with topical content for the industry, showcasing technical and artistic ability. Technical Skills Demonstrate facility with animation technology and software. Presentation Skills Clearly discuss work and workflow process with a review committee, using industry terminology. Effectively pitch ideas to the review committee Create visually compelling, professional quality presentation materials Preproduction Skills (Project Development) Execute projects that demonstrate attention to: research, analytical thinking, detail, flexibility in problem solving, and revision. Collaboration Collaborate effectively to produce creative projects Professional Readiness Present a comprehensive demo reel / portfolio demonstrating professional-level achievement of specialty... [-]

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. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in North America. 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... [-]

Master of Design

Kilroy Norway
Campus Part time 3 - 6 semesters August 2017 Australia Victoria Norway Oslo New Zealand Auckland USA New York Brooklyn White Plains Sydney Gold Coast Boston North Ryde Los Angeles India Delhi Italy Florence United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Japan Beppu San Diego Cincinnati United Kingdom London Wellington Adelaide Maroochydore + 28 more

This program allows designers to sharpen their professional practice, and further their marketing, business and analytical skills at an advanced level. Graduates of the Master of Design will have [+]

Master of Design

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Monash University

This program allows designers to sharpen their professional practice, and further their marketing, business and analytical skills at an advanced level. Graduates of the Master of Design will have enhanced, highly developed capabilities, which will place them at the forefront of their field of design practice. Through the completion of sustained design projects, students are required to demonstrate high-level planning, resourcing, implementation, completion and evaluation, culminating in an expert understanding of the professional design process. The program consists of three units of design studio, taken over three semesters. Through the completion of seven coursework units, students hone their skills in planning, conducting and evaluating innovative design projects; relating technical excellence to conceptual aspirations; business processes relevant to design practice; and contemporary issues relevant to their chosen field of design. Students select one of the following streams for the duration of the degree:... [-]


Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design

The Conway School
Campus September 2017 USA Conway

The Conway program is a lively mix of classroom instruction, applied studio work, student and visitor presentations, field work, site visits, and informal discussions in the collective kitchen. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in North America. The Conway program is a lively mix of classroom instruction, applied studio work, student and visitor presentations, field work, site visits, and informal discussions in the collective kitchen. Sketching in the field Students learn from faculty, from each other, from guests, and from their explorations of their project sites and the communities where those projects are embedded. The environment is personal, collaborative, and rigorous—learning is driven by motivated students working for real communities to solve real and pressing problems. The Conway program is built around those real projects for real clients. The projects raise issues, questions, and challenges—from technical questions about site engineering, to ethical issues about community involvement or wise use of resources, to practical questions about how resilience can be built into systems in the face of uncertain futures—that drive the classes, discussions, and field and studio work that make up the rest of the fully integrated, multidisciplinary program. Class assignments—graphic, technical, and written—support project work. A Typical Week at Conway We’re small. That means we can change the schedule on a moment’s notice–load up the van and go on a field trip to see what happens when a dam collapses; visit a project site during a community street festival; add a class to introduce new software that suddenly became available. We do, though, have a regular weekly schedule. Projects Each Conway student works on three projects, one per term. In the fall, students have their own site design... [-]

Master in Exhibition Design

Fashion Institute of Technology
Campus September 2017 USA New York

In the Master of Arts program in Exhibition Design, you’ll learn to create environmental experiences that inform, entertain, and inspire. You’ll focus on the designer’s role and relationship to other members of the exhibition team while considering the exhibition [+]

Master in Exhibition Design

In the Master of Arts program in Exhibition Design, you’ll learn to create environmental experiences that inform, entertain, and inspire. You’ll focus on the designer’s role and relationship to other members of the exhibition team while considering the exhibition from the perspectives of communication, design, and fabrication.

This one-year intensive program is designed for candidates with professional experience as well as for recent graduates. Drawing on a range of disciplines including interior design, graphic design, industrial design, exhibit production, architecture, and lighting, you will explore the methods, techniques, and technologies needed to create exhibitions for a variety of venues, from museums to trade shows to public spaces.... [-]


Master in Furniture Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 3 more

The SCAD furniture design program is grounded in the context of a robust art and design university, where students create furnishings that are thoughtful, ergonomic, beautiful and sustainable. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in North America. Furnish your future for success The SCAD furniture design program is grounded in the context of a robust art and design university, where students create furnishings that are thoughtful, ergonomic, beautiful and sustainable. Collaborations with peers in related creative spheres lead to groundbreaking projects like SCADpad® , where SCAD furniture design students innovated micro-housing furniture solutions that were both functional and breathtaking. Opportunities just like these await you at the university for creative careers. M.A. in furniture design Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* FURN 708 3-D Computer-aided Design for Furniture FURN 715 Methods in Furniture Fabrication FURN 732 Evolution of Furniture Design FURN 738 Furniture Studio: Design and Implementation FURN 748 Furniture Studio: Process and Prototype FURN 749 Furniture Design M.A. Final Project — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — Directed elective† — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in furniture design Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* FURN 708 3-D Computer-aided Design for Furniture FURN 710 Issues in Furniture Design FURN 715 Methods in Furniture Fabrication FURN 732 Evolution of Furniture Design FURN 738 Furniture Studio: Design and Implementation FURN 742 Directed Research in Furniture Design FURN 748 Furniture Studio: Process and Prototype FURN 754 Directed Studies I: Thesis Research,... [-]