Part time Master's Degree in Visual Design

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Visual Design

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.

 

Students who study visual design may develop the skills to be able to communicate in a variety of visual and graphic aspects. Programs might vary, but common topics include layout, format, typography, composition and visual elements.

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Master of Design (MDes) Interaction Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus 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. [+]

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

International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus 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 in Photography and Visual Design

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

Best Part time Masters in Visual Design 2017. 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,... [-]

Master (MA) Communication Design

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

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 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. [+]

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

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. [+]

The Department of Animation was established at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2006 and since 2007 it has offered a two-year MA in Animation (taught in English). The Animation MA programme is taught by Professor Priit Pärn and Associate Professor Olga Pärn. The main goal of the programme is to successfully educate creators of animated films, providing them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The further aim is to contribute to the global development of animation as an art form. Animation is a thriving medium and developing at a greater pace than ever before. It has become part of mass culture, as well as one of its principal forms. Animation can be seen in digital screen graphics, computer games, music videos, films, etc. The basis for any film – including animated film – is the story. The greatest problem in the film world is the lack of good stories. In most of the world’s animation schools, students are not taught the art of good story writing. This is something that sets our programme apart. We place an emphasis on the story and teach Professor Pärn’s unique methodology for creating film scripts. Upon completion of the MA in Animation programme, students have acquired in-depth theoretical and practical animation skills. The students can specialise in specific animation techniques and create individual projects in the appropriate technique. After graduation, the students are qualified to realise themselves as animated film creators, professionals in creative industries or teachers in their field. Students who have... [-]

Master in Printmaking and Other Media

Academy of Fine Arts and Design
Campus 2 years September 2017 Slovakia Bratislava

The Department of Printmaking and Other Media is broadly conceived institute, enabling the development of visual thinking and feeling implemented in graphics and other media. Field trips, workshops, student foreign internships, and educational exchanges are also part of the educational process. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Visual Design 2017. The Department of Printmaking and Other Media is broadly conceived institute, enabling the development of visual thinking and feeling implemented in graphics and other media. Field trips, workshops, student foreign internships, and educational exchanges are also part of the educational process. Specializations Studio of Free Printmaking Studio of Free and Color Printmaking Studio of Free Printmaking and Illustration Preparatory Course of Printmaking Studio of Free Printmaking A student in the Studio generates own artistic speech and artistic language. The aim of the study is to accept the independence of the individual and their testimony about the world. Among the means of expression there are graphic techniques and principles, authorial and experimental procedures overlaying to other media. Studio of Free and Color Printmaking The Studio of Free and Color Printmaking led by Vojtech Kolenčík, academic painter, is a dynamic phenomenon overlapping a framework of a classical graphic media. Interdisciplinary and progressive range of the Studio cancels stereotypes, beyond their own border and welcomes experimental research leading to discovery of inventive technological advances in the field of “free graphics”. Strong emphasis is put on the intelligent use of colours, as well as their formal application (flat, space). The effort of the students to seek specific means of expression is a desirable quality of the Studio. The student works under supervision of an experienced teacher – artist, but the most important weight is given to freedom of expression of the needs of individual student as... [-]

Master in Information Design

Domus Academy
Campus 12 months September 2017 Italy Milan USA San Diego + 1 more

The Master in Information Design has a multidisciplinary approach that brings together visual design, data analysis and creative coding. Students will develop a skillset and a mindset to understand different cultural, social and economic contexts, translate complex information into engaging visual forms and narratives that are readable by different audiences, to support comprehensive communication strategies. [+]

Creating strong insights while transforming data into narrations. Nurturing accessible complex information. We are surrounded by a large amount of data to be interpreted, analyzed and represented. Information Design is a growing discipline strongly required by private companies, social enterprises and government agencies to crunch, interpret and visualize data for effective internal communications and public relations. The Master in Information Design has a multidisciplinary approach that brings together visual design, data analysis and creative coding. Students will develop a skillset and a mindset to understand different cultural, social and economic contexts, translate complex information into engaging visual forms and narratives that are readable by different audiences, to support comprehensive communication strategies. Audience The program is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in Product Design, Visual and Graphic Design, Media and Web Design, Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering. The program is also open to candidates who hold a degree or diploma in Communication Science, Psychology, Sociology, or equivalent, if they are motivated by a sound research interest towards the program’s topics and a strong portfolio. Outcome Graduates from the Master in Information Design may seek employment at established firms, such as large corporations, service companies, design consultancy, as well as NGO’s, government agencies, research institutions, or start their own consulting business. Graduates can occupy a position in the following fields: Digital Design, Data Visualization and Information Mapping, Visual Design and Branding, Trend Forecasting. Program The Master in Information Design program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials,... [-]

Interior Design - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus 1 year January 2018 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. [+]

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

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. [+]

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,... [-]

Master in Visual Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus 15 years October 2017 Italy Milan

From identity to editorial design, from information graphics to digital communication: the designer is called on to take care of all the graphic and visual aspects in the communication process. The programme of the Master’s course caters for the complexity of this scenario and allows profound experiences in the various areas of graphic design. The programme develops in an ongoing relation among these disciplines... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Visual Design 2017. From identity to editorial design, from information graphics to digital communication: the designer is called on to take care of all the graphic and visual aspects in the communication process. The programme of the Master’s course caters for the complexity of this scenario and allows profound experiences in the various areas of graphic design. The programme develops in an ongoing relation among these disciplines in order to promote a higher level of professionalism and enhance the technical proficiency of the designers. The studio classes draw up the students’ design thinking and their graphic abilities by reproducing the challenging dynamics which are peculiar to the professional practice. Format, layout and composition, typography and visual elements are closely investigated as key elements of the language of the graphic representation. The plan of studies includes advanced training into all the professional tools and up-to-date technologies. ADMISSION Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Advertising or their equivalents and students from Fine Arts Academies with graphic orientation; candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field. The program has a limited number of places available. Applicants will be admitted upon selection based on the student’s CV, portfolio and on an interview. DURATION The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises,... [-]

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

Aalto University
Campus 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

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 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. [+]

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

Master in Motion Graphics Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus 9 months October 2017 Spain Madrid

The Master of Motion Graphics Design is concluded with the production of a reel in which students compile all the work they have carried out during the course, becoming a faithful reflection of their skills as motion graphics designers, as well as their letter of introduction as future professionals. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Master of Motion Graphics Design provides the necessary technical training to create motion graphics. The programme combines tools, techniques, an understanding of audiovisual language, workshops and projects that offer a comprehensive view of current demands. In the last few decades, Motion Graphics have revolutionised the field of audiovisual disciplines. We have witnessed a creative explosion that is expressed in the use of resources and language, as well as in the way of understanding narratives. Additionally, technological advances force the sector to constantly develop, making it necessary for professionals to permanently be updating their knowledge. ... [-]

Master in Graphic Design

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

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