Masters Programs in Visual Design

Compare 48 Masters Programs in Visual Design

Visual Design

A masters degree in visual design entails the imparting of design knowledge to students that is geared towards the designing in any kind of visual communication or media. Use of visual channels in the transmission of messages to users is taught; they inform the users and focus on making the users interested in a certain service or subject. Visual design uses various signs, drawings, typography, colors and drawings in order to suit an audience’s comprehension. Though the usage of the term visual is wide; the visual design program may sometimes be accompanied with other kinds of signals such as sounds. The masters program in visual design is often connected with photography or brand designing. While branding deals with the creation of an attractive and rich environment to enable the customers appreciate the value of the brand in question, the visual design program focuses on the consumer’s psychology, the design techniques, how the market place works and the marketing techniques. However, the most important goal of the program is to blend all the aspects to achieve a perfect campaign. The career opportunities for graduates of a masters degree in visual design are endless.

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MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MDes in Industrial Design is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. [+]

Masters in Visual Design. Overview Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous. The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals. Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme, you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters, you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills You will be encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, with an emphasis on development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or be based on a more applied, industry-focused agenda. Modules • Framing... [-]

International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 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 PhD 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 trinational 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. Both Master programs are based on the following assessment: In the context of the digital flood of images, expanded qualifications are required. A design practice based purely on craftsmanship or technical skills no longer meets the demands of visual communication, nor does a reflection on visual messages entirely derived from theory. Connecting design practice with iconic- and media theory, generates new qualifications in the conception and design of visual messages for the context of a current, digitalized, iconic communication. International Master of Design UIC/HGK 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... [-]

Master of Design (MDes) Interaction Design

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

The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use. [+]

Masters in Visual Design. The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use. Those with a Bachelor’s degree in design (visual communication, product, digital media, or environmental design), communication, information technology, or even psychology may find interaction design to be the next step in their professional development. Aims This specialism seeks to enhance human ability and life through the design of innovative, interactive and experiential ideas, based on a synthesis of human thought patterns and habits with technical means. A combination of theory, planning strategies, research, and technical skills provide the foundation for workshops that explore emerging aspects of interaction design, based on human needs and pleasures as well as technological development. Objectives This specialism seeks to join theory and action by: putting people first in the people/technology equation — explore human-centredness understanding active communication processes on which interactivity is built learning methods for analysis and construction of interaction design working across communication technology, product interface, and service systems focusing on one of the above as an alternative focus developing a holistic approach to human-centred interaction that includes problem or opportunity identification, research, prototyping and execution Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in design or the equivalent in a related discipline is required. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented by substantial relevant professional experience... [-]

Master in Photography and Visual Design

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

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. [+]

5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN. Deadline: May 12 The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. Your workshops will take place in studios equipped with the latest equipment and technologies. In collaboration with partner companies and institutions, faculty will give you assignments that simulate real-world projects. Workshops focus on a range of areas, including photography exhibitions, photography magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects. During the final phase of the program, you’ll complete a period of internship at a selected company or institution, such as a publishing company, editorial office, photo agency, photo archive, museum, gallery, or photo studio. There, you have a chance to make connections and gain practical knowledge that will facilitate your entry into the world of photography, visual arts, and communication. You’ll learn professional presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment, and you’ll develop the technical and practical skills you need to succeed as a photographer/visual designer in national and international markets. The Master in Photography and Visual Design program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Master’s degree (60 CFs). Curriculum Project and Set Design, Photography (Magazines), Photo Editing, History of Photography, Theory of Image, Photo Documentation,... [-]

Master (MA) Communication Design

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

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores skills in strategic business thinking, market research, creativity and problem-solving and technology to offer innovative communication [+]

MA Communication Design

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores skills in strategic business thinking, market research, creativity and problem-solving and technology to offer innovative communication solutions.

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores advanced practice in contemporary communication design, from visual identity, publishing and design authorship, to marketing communications and social engagement.

This broad-ranging discipline is concerned not only with developing the message and its aesthetic, but also with creating new media channels to ensure the message reaches its target audience effectively.

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Master of Arts in Design Management

Royal University for Women
Campus Full time Part time 36 hours September 2017 Bahrain Riffa + 1 more

The programme offers courses that endeavor to develop students’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of interdisciplinary studies such as design, management, marketing, media and communication, and information technology [+]

Programme Objectives The programme offers courses that endeavor to develop students’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of interdisciplinary studies such as design, management, marketing, media and communication, and information technology. The program provides students with an understanding of design and communication oriented management education by: Preparing students for the interdisciplinary nature of design management that includes product, information and environmental design. Helping students of design and management building up their strengths and create competitive products. Developing students basic knowledge, understanding and skills related to research, reading, and synthesis of design and management Developing students knowledge of a range of business and management principles Enabling students to apply taught techniques, knowledge, and personal understanding to real world business and management scenarios Cultivate the concept that the practice of design is a creative activity that immensely influences business development and growth. Stakeholders Among the beneficiaries of the Master of Design Management programme are: Bachelor degree holders in the areas of Design and Applied Arts, Fine Arts, Architecture, Information Technology, Management, Business Administration, different engineering specializations and other related fields Local and regional academic institutions; industrial, service, and business establishments; companies associated with advertising, architectural and interior design, industrial design, fashion and textile design, and other fine and applied arts Programme Goals The main goals of the Master's of Design Management Program are to: Make available the design management programme to different organizations that consider design to be a strategic competitive force. Meet the growing demand for advanced skills in design... [-]

Mestrado em Design

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

O programa de estudos do Mestrado em Design é potenciador da autonomia científica e profissional do estudante, apostando em conhecimentos e competências fortemente alicerçados na exploração de métodos de projeto e de investigação científica. [+]

Masters in Visual Design. APRESENTAÇÃO O programa de estudos do Mestrado em Design é potenciador da autonomia científica e profissional do estudante, apostando em conhecimentos e competências fortemente alicerçados na exploração de métodos de projeto e de investigação científica. Este programa combina novos paradigmas do Design social, do empreendedorismo, da biomimética e da ecologia, abrangendo, potencialmente, quer a vertente de Design de Produto quer a vertente de Design Editorial, consoante o interesse específico de formação do aluno. SAÍDAS PROFISSIONAIS Os Mestres em Design ficarão aptos a integrar equipas de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (I&DT) em processos de projeto com a indústria, ateliers e serviços; integrar equipas de investigação científica, nas áreas do Design de Produto ou do Design de Comunicação, bem como em áreas afins; qualificar-se para o acesso a outros ramos de formação pós-graduada, ao nivel do 3º ciclo, ou a funções que possam exigir uma formação Superior, nomeadamente no ensino de diferentes níveis. [-]

Master in Film & Visual Arts

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa East London

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. [+]

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience. The program prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today's film, television and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-caliber guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production and screen business skills. Career skills: Secure employment in the creative screen industries with first-hand practical guidance from working industry professionals Real-life experience: Build an attractive portfolio and put your knowledge into practice during the course, by working with external companies and creating projects for industry clients High-caliber guest speakers and tutors: Learn from the best industry professionals Intensive and fast: Complete your course in just two years and start working in the industry faster The East London Visual Arts and Film program will test your ability to juggle projects, meet tight deadlines, and manage your creative energies. The goal is to provide you with the skills and background you need to expand and express your creative vision, and develop career... [-]

Master in Global Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

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

Masters in Visual Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Designers interested in developing their career in a global society should conceive design as a global practice. Day after day, the markets are becoming more competitive and ever changing, while the consumer is more demanding when it comes to quality and shows an increasing interest in cultural, ethical or environmental aspects that traditionally haven’t been properly noticed, until today. This context requires from companies and institutions an understanding of the complex market reality and the discovery of strategies that enable them to satisfy the consumer’s needs and demands, and outstand among their competitors. In the last few years, products (whether they are an object, a dress, a space) are no longer perceived for their physical dimension, but for every single detail surrounding them: they way they are shown (both in virtual and real life), their in-store presence, their packaging, the graphics and their visual communication. The experience of buying, using and consuming is increasingly related to the values associated with a product and the brand it belongs to (intangible values, such as symbols or emotions) that influence customer loyalty towards them. For all this, today we cannot comprehend the conception of a new product, space of service without the involvement and complicity of professionals from different disciplines. Those professionals with a global conception, capable of understanding together languages and ways to work will be able to collaborate with other designers or join multidisciplinary work teams, in addition to being those... [-]

Masters In 3D Animation And Vfx In Barcelona

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

In the Master of 3D Animation and VFX discover that the line between real images and artificially generated content is increasingly thin, both traditional film and film animation. [+]

In Master of 3D Animation and VFX you will discover that the line between real images and artificially generated content is increasingly thin, both traditional film and film animation. The Masters in 3D animation and VFX you become content developer and 3D VFX both technical and artistic level. The methodology of the Master in 3D Animation and VFX allows you to learn and master the mechanical work processes and professional production, guiding you both projects based film and 3D animation advertising. You will generate scenarios and give them life, the integrarás in real movies and from this work will cross the profession from the point of view more art to the most technical, and all developing your own personal style. Summary Qualification: Master Degree Credits: 40 ECTS Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17:30 to 21: 30h Mode: Barcelona Semester: October to June. observations: classroom training. 100% practical guidance. Small groups. Access to job market. GOALS In the Master of 3D Animation and VFX, you learn to generate scenarios and provide them with life, integrate in movies and real environments and jump the boundary between the real and the artificially generated. Throughout the program you will work both 3D animation software like Maya and all its technical possibilities, such as generating animations effects. After completing the course you will be able to produce and generate 3D animations from start to finish. Addressed to This training is aimed at professionals and students of art, advertising, graphic design and animation, like you, wish... [-]

Master's Degree In Art History And Visual Culture

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Castellón

Studies have ambition to transmit to the graduates in art history and related disciplines legacy of knowledge and skills developed by the discipline in his century of academic institutionalization, whose acquisition is essential to understand and critically evaluate both the artistic object as its creation process. [+]

Masters in Visual Design. Studies have ambition to transmit to the graduates in art history and related disciplines legacy of knowledge and skills developed by the discipline in his century of academic institutionalization, whose acquisition is essential to understand and critically evaluate both the artistic object as its creation process. Since undergraduate (and further grade) offer general training, the graduate is the ideal framework for a specialized formation defined criteria of academic excellence and scientific interest. Coordination: Victor Mínguez Cornelles. Department of History, Geography and Art. UJI. Coordinating university: U. of Valencia-Estudi General Interuniversity with: Universitat Jaume I Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (October 2017 / June 2018) Mode: (October 2017 / June 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]

Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10 months January 2018 Italy Florence

The master in Graphic Design offers a path that is developed in a continuous relation between different fields, integrating the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. Particular attention will be given to the New Media aspects and to the new frontiers of web communication, in order to create professional figures capable of acting within an evolving scenario. The Graphic Designer figure, today, is particularly dynamic; being not only an expert in Visual Languages, but also a director of Communication Strategies based on the sign that is expressed on physical support in both real locations and virtual environments. The Graphic Designer works in Advertisement and Communication Companies, in Web Agencies, in Publishing Houses or as a Freelancer in his own facility; he is able to interact with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility. This professional figure, in fact, has the necessary tools to keep updated and anticipate the times, offering innovative solutions to his clients. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Graphic Design aims to fill the gap that is often created between available study paths and the ever-more demanding professional world, particularly in terms of acquired experiences and skills. Target The master is tailored for graduates or professionals in the areas of Graphics, Architecture, Design, Fine Arts and Advertising. Participants with an adequate (two years) experience in the fields of management, communication, marketing, public relations or visual communications (graphic, product, interior, advertising, photography, web or social) are also welcome. Method and Structure The Master has a complete and articulate program thanks to a balanced didactic structure, organized in three main areas: Cultural, Tools and Techniques and Project. The Cultural area's main objectives include the acquisition of notions and an effective method of communication of several types of projects. This area includes lectures, classes, workshops and individual studies. The second area of Tools and Techniques aims at the application of graphic design in diverse contexts with particular attention to developing areas (video, social communication, mobile UI/UX, interface design and digital publishing). The Project area is mainly practical and strategic and aims at the complete management of a communication project in all of its phases in collaboration with companies or other external partners. Lessons and classes are all structured as working briefs and workshops. Participants will work on the basis of real briefs which are inserted from the start in a context that reconstructs the dynamics of working companies and studio in multiple... [-]

Master in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 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. [+]

Masters in Visual Design. 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... [-]

Master of Arts in New Media - New Media Design and Production

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise your creativity? New Media Design and Production is a major subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. [+]

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise your creativity? New Media Design and Production is a major subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory. You can focus on dynamic visualisation, art & culture, interaction design and interactive & generative storytelling. The programme is fully taught in English, and your master’s thesis can be written in Finnish, Swedish or English. Learning outcomes Graduates from the programme have the ability to understand the complex demands of New Media and the skills for creative collaboration, concept development, design and realisation a broad understanding across disciplines, in addition to a deepened knowledge into one's own special expertise the capability to critically analyse and develop established design traditions the ability to extend their professional competence a good foundation to continue external or doctoral studies During the studies you will get familiar with a variety of tools to understand the characteristics of new media. Academic communication and writing are a significant part of the studies, and additional research oriented courses can be chosen if you aim for an academic career. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally, and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad through any of our exchange programmes. For further details on the education content, see the study guide for the academic... [-]

Master of Furniture Design

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 1 year Italy Florence

The Master of Furniture Design is open to candidates who have already achieved a degree in furniture or similar design. The one year course provides students with great knowledge of Italian Furniture Design. Through field trips, lectures held by world famous furniture designers, and informative history classes. [+]

Masters in Visual Design. Overview The Master of Furniture Design is open to candidates who have already achieved a degree in furniture or similar design. The one year course provides students with great knowledge of Italian Furniture Design. Through field trips, lectures held by world famous furniture designers, and informative history classes. The process of furniture design from sketches to prototypes to manufacturing is taught in the course. Additionally, technological software necessary to create renders and prototypes are learned. Students graduate with an increased level of knowledge and skill. Faculty The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education. Location The school is located in the picturesque city of Florence. Florence is a living influence of some of the most influential architects and designers such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Dante, and Michelangelo. FIDI is a unique school partially thanks to its incredible location. Classes have the opportunity to witness the historical masterpieces through walking tours with their professors and learn about art history on site. [-]