Masters Programs in Graphic Design

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Graphic Design

A masters degree in graphic design imparts graphic design knowledge to students enrolling for the program. The program is offered in several universities across the world. Graphic design is a process that requires creativity and a host of many other skills.The field of graphic design is growing in importance everyday; such as illustrations in textbooks as well as making advertisements more appealing and effective. Therefore, the role of a graphic designer is central to any product and in determining how a specific product will perform in the market. Graphic design encompasses visual art, typography and illustrations and how to manipulate all these aspects to make the product as visually appealing as possible.

A master in graphic design student gets to learn the various aspects that play complementary roles in making graphic design such an effective tool as far as the promotion of a product is concerned. Various types of typography such as manual, experimental, web and art; editorial design, the packaging of products, designing of logos, and the branding of the product are just some of the aspects that students of the program are taught.

Students of a masters program in design gets hands on experience while still undertaking the program; they get a chance to undertake many projects as part of the program and get to work with real clients. This presents them with an opportunity to get exposure and to learn practical skills important in the building of their careers. Probable careers for graduates include jobs in such fields as: typography, graphic, print, identity design, entertainment industry, and package industry.

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Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 10 months November 2017 Italy Milan

The graphic design field is constantly developing. The professional areas and their specializations, the communication market and the companies work in, rise and evolve are speedly changing, as well as the technological scenario. The Master trains professionals able to properly manage a team, effective in managing an integrated work flow. A professional who can build, manage and finalize a visual communication project: from strategy, to concept, up to the most correct realization for press or social media. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Target - As a matter of fact, the Master course is addressed to all those who studied communication, graphics and design and are looking for an advanced training to work in the field of graphics with ability and professionalism. Methedology and structure - The Master course - with its 10-month duration (7 months in classroom + 3 for stage/field project) and part time attendance - trains professionals in the communication field by developing managerial skills and a project culture rooted in the design history. But, most of all, it provides a method, a structure, and a process organized in a managerial way. The master consists of three steps. The first step is aimed at acquiring the knowledge concerning the communication project culture, at strengthening the technical-instrumental skills, and at developing the basic research through a frontal teaching methodology, guided project lab and individual study. The teaching is assigned to experts and professionals of the different disciplines. The second step of the pathway aims at managing the communication project in all its steps and takes place in collaboration with companies and/or external organizations. The last step of the Master course includes the stage/field project. Stages are realized as individual work periods - in Italy or eventually abroad – in one of the companies collaborating with IED. They last at least 3 months and allow the students to apply the developed tools and knowledge in a concrete experience by measuring with the... [-]

Master (MA / MSc) 3D Stereoscopic Media

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

This course takes advantage of Ravensbourne's advanced technical resources and strong industry connections to enable you to work collaboratively across disciplines in 3D stereoscopic applied [+]

MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media

This course takes advantage of Ravensbourne's advanced technical resources and strong industry connections to enable you to work collaboratively across disciplines in 3D stereoscopic applied research and work with cutting-edge media technologies to develop and deliver immersive 3D media to new platforms.

The MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media cuts through much of the hype and media glamour associated with 3D Stereoscopic to provide you with a grounded and deep exploration of the area. Working with industry professionals and specialist S3D technology and platform providers, the course encourages the examination of all sides of the Stereoscopic 3D story. This includes an examination of the perceptual science and human vision theory as well capture and display technologies looking at the biology, psychology and the technologies behind the current wave of innovation.... [-]


Master in Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

The Image morphology and visual art experiment Masters Programme, taught în English, offers the frame for researching and developing contemporary art conceptions and to experiment inter-medium forms of visual expression and comunication through creativity, theoretical and technical skills, inbetween instalation, graphic arts, sculpture and painting areas. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. The Faculty of Physics offers a Bachelor's programme (with three specializations: physics, medical physics and informatics-physics) and three Master's programmes tightly connected to the research performed by the faculty members. Two of the masters programms are given completely in english. These programms are designed to prepare students not only for advanced studies in physics, but also for employment upon graduation in physics and other disciplines related to science and technology. Talented students can continue the Master's program with a doctoral project in the Doctoral school of the faculty which is focused on three main topics: materials physics, theoretical and computational physics and medical physics. The Masters in Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials, taught în English, focuses on understanding and manipulating the physical properties of materials to discover new features with application relevance. Main course titles Complements of theoretical physics Complements of molecular and atomic physics Magnetism of nanosystems Physics of crystallization processes Plastic sign and object Complements of the material physics What Core Skills are Developed? General Skills: Creative application of research methods and problem solving; Elaborating studies and reports for application for publication; Capacity to take creative and independent action in solving problems, critical evaluation and demonstrative communications; Leadership skills and clear orientation skills to further develop professional growth. Professional Skills: Capacity to obtain materials with defined properties; Capacity to characterize specific materials properties in relation with their applications; Skills in using laboratory equipment for obtaining crystals and nano-microsystems; Capacity to use experimental techniques... [-]

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's Degree In Design

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

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

Masters in Graphic Design. PRESENTATION The study program Master in Design It is enhancing the scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. This program combines new paradigms of social design, entrepreneurship, biomimetics and ecology, covering potentially either side of Product Design wants to shed design Editorial, depending on the specific training interest of the student. Careers The Masters in Design will be able to integrate research and technological development teams (R & D) in the design process with industry, workshops and services; integrating scientific research teams in the areas of Product Design or Communication Design as well as in related fields; qualify for access to other branches of postgraduate training at the level of the 3rd cycle, or functions that may require a higher education, including the teaching of different levels. [-]

Master of Computer Graphic Design

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). [+]

Master of Computer Graphic Design The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). The MCGD provides an opportunity for you to plan, develop and carry out a large scale design research project. This will enable you to collaborate with other students and academics, and to work with members of the professional design industry. The MCGD research is represented by both a written thesis and an exhibited design realisation. Research topics are tailored to suit your interests, providing an opportunity for you to hone a particular aspect of graphic design further, which could be a pathway to your chosen career. You will also have the full support, guidance and expertise of your supervisor during your research project. Computing facilities at Waikato The University of Waikato offers students 24-hour computer lab access with all the latest computer software, and several labs fully equipped with Mac computers, commonly used in professional design environments. Graduate students have a dedicated lab space and access to all undergraduate facilities. Career opportunities Advertising Designer Computer Games Designer Interactive Designer Motion Graphics Designer TV Graphics Designer Web Designer Admission and enrolment To enrol in the MCGD you should have completed a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) (or equivalent) and have achieved a B average over the course of your study. If you are applying with... [-]

Master's Degree In Graphic Design And Interface For New Devices

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Salamanca

The primary objective of this official Master is to train professionals specialized in graphic design new digital media that are able to respond to communication demands required by metamorphic socio-cultural environment in which we live. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. Program Description The primary objective of this official Master is to train professionals specialized in graphic design new digital media that are able to respond to communication demands required by metamorphic socio-cultural environment in which we live. As Icograda points out, (Ico-D) graphic design is an intellectual, technical and creative activity involved not only with the production of images, but with the analysis, organization and methods of presentation of visual solutions to problems Communication. Being an intensive master (class late Thursday and Friday all day), students can make practices between October and September if they wish. The practices are not part of the curriculum. That is, it is not a subject, but the possibility of a labor dive and a learning experience. The type of companies we work with are in the fields of Communication and Design or Software Development. GOALS Encourage reflective, analytical and critical capacity. Distinguish, meet and integrate the different phases of the processes of ideation, planning and development of a communication project. Encourage creativity and innovation. Produce messages and visual solutions for new communication devices. Professional profiles Professional profiles that are directed the Master are basically two: Creative Director oriented design and use of new technologies. graphic and interface for devices with screens designer. Although, depending on the orientation that each student can be better targeted to one of these forms: Designer mobile and tablet publications. Designer for mobile application projects and tablets Designer multimedia projects for digital signage Designer for digital... [-]

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 of Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The Estonian Academy of Arts offers a Master's programme in Design and Crafts, delivered in English. The students enter a common programme but also select a discipline: ceramics, glass art and design, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, leather art and accessory design, or fashion design. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. The two-year Design & Crafts MA programme prepares students for professional practice and helps them identify their own positions as artists — within their communities, society, design field, global economy, natural environment and other contexts. The programme provides students with as many real-world, hands-on situations as possible by giving them access to practising professionals and diverse opportunities. The programme also develops and changes with the students. With each new group, we start with roundtable discussions to find out what our students actually want. What experiences do they value? What is the focus of their interests? What are their professional dreams? The students enter a common programme but also select a specialisation. Students who study in the Design & Crafts programme remain closely connected with their chosen discipline. Regardless of the specialisation, the MA programme focuses on collaboration. This includes group tasks that cross disciplines, so that students with different backgrounds and study experience work together. A significant part of the coursework takes place in the form of workshops (supervised by international lecturers), which aim to break routine and provide inspiration. Design & Crafts specialisations: ceramics glass art and design jewellery and blacksmithing textile design leather art and design fashion design Material-based design and craft disciplines have a unique outlook and philosophy, and the Estonian Academy of Arts is one the few places in the world where it is possible to study in some of these fields at the MA level. Each MA graduate should be the... [-]

Intensive Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Spain Madrid

The Intensive MA in Graphic Design offers not only the most up-to-date and innovative training, but also an understanding of the foundations of graphic design, the basis of visual communication and the corporative identity of any institution or company. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Intensive MA in Graphic Design offers not only the most up-to-date and innovative training, but also an understanding of the foundations of graphic design, the basis of visual communication and the corporative identity of any institution or company. Nowadays, a graphic designer must be resourceful in any of the specific realms in which he might work: packaging, editorial and website design, identity and brand design, advertising and communication. All of this training is given by important professionals who are active in the sector. The Intensive MA in Graphic Design shares with students the sensibilities required in the everyday work and trade of a graphic designer, combining professional knowledge and academic rigour in a formula for success which boasts the experience of four previous editions of this programme. The course program will enable the students to create, develop and communicate their graphic design projects, right from the moment of creativity and innovation. The students’ objective is to apply conceptual resources and optimal techniques, playing off graphic parameters such as the shape and colour, and other even more concrete parameters, in the graphic expression of an idea for an image or identity. The spirit of the Master is to transmit the know-how and skills vital for the professional design world through a series of theoretical and practical classes. As part of the academic course all students will prepare an end of course project in a team, making the project a reality. The presentation will be... [-]

Master Of Professional And Advertising Photography. Product Specialization And Gastronomy

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

The Master in Professional and Advertising Photography in its specialization in Product and Gastronomy is a pioneering program in the fusion of wealth and gastronomic reputation of our country and the media coverage and graphic communication of this trend. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. The Master in Professional Photography and Advertising in its specialization in Product and Gastronomy program is a pioneer in the fusion of wealth and gastronomic reputation of our country and the media coverage and graphic communication of this trend. The essence of this program goes beyond the own space of shooting and addresses the own disciplines of the profession, from the styling to the art direction, thus responding to the demands and needs of the labor market. Its axis is the product specialization and gastronomy and Intersect with the art direction that maintains and enhances the personality of the author. An innovative proposal aimed at creativity and expertise to generate synergies between expanding sectors with the aim of developing projects from conceptualization Full commercial or professional quality and a strong stamp author. Summary Qualification: Master Degree Credits: 40 ECTS Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 18:30 to 21: 30h Mode: Barcelona Semester: October to June. observations: classroom training. 100% practical guidance. Small groups. GOALS The educational objective of the Master is to train participants as a leading professionals with initiative and style, offering domain knowledge, tools, processes and methodologies at technical, aesthetic and managerial, always favoring the most of the expansion of their own inclinations and skills. You will be able to control the entire process of creation and production and you can postularte as author and creator of trends. CURRICULUM The program is structured into two main blocks: the first delve into the essential knowledge and... [-]

Master in Design and Visual Culture

IADE
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon + 1 more

In the Master program in Design and Visual Culture students learn to effectively transform content into impactful visual objects, in a professional approach to clearly present to contemporary audiences. Students discover and practice elements of the visual design process, from conception to research to the development of dynamic visual content. The program is based on the facilities of IADE: Print Lab, Media Lab and Photo Lab. [+]

In the Master program in Design and Visual Culture students learn to effectively transform content into impactful visual objects, in a professional approach to clearly present to contemporary audiences. Students discover and practice elements of the visual design process, from conception to research to the development of dynamic visual content. The program is based on the facilities of IADE: Print Lab, Media Lab and Photo Lab. We have professors with businesses’ expertise and professors with a PhD in design leading this program. The master is divided mostly in Visual Culture projects and Graphic Design projects and we also have a 4 weeks’ unit in Identity Design taught by Domus Academy. International Experience In addition to the partnership with Domus Academy, by being a part of the largest global group of Higher Education - Laureate International Universities, IADE brings to its students global insight with a local perspective, creating a truly multicultural career-oriented learning experience. The preparation of IADE students aims at making them the Global Professionals of the future, equipping them with all the tools they need to achieve professional success anywhere in the world. Real-World Business Experience During the Master’s course, students will have constant contact with the professional world, both through seminars with renowned leaders and professionals, workshops, projects with companies and immersion in the School Agency. Syllabus 1st Year 1st Semester ... [-]

Master in Graphic Design

Polytechnic of Leiria
Campus Full time 24 months October 2017 Portugal Leiria

The programme aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. Master in Graphic Design The Masters in Graphic Design ESAD.CR aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of a high professional level in specific areas of graphic design and communication for multiple platforms, which feature contemporary visual culture. Access conditions Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Product Design, Fine Arts, New Media, interested in pursuing studies in the area of Graphic Design; Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in Graphic Design and related areas; Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD in Graphic Design and related areas; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESAD. Study plan The Master of Graphic Design ESAD.CR focuses on preparing students with a set of theoretical and practical studies in contemporary graphic design, typography applied, graphic design for contemporary means of communication and branding. Courses are complemented by seminars and research methodologies that explore the communication design conceptually and operationally, approaching simultaneously experimental and professional dimensions. The last two semesters focus on the preparation of sustained practical design work that could be replaced by an internship. Other information Graduates in the Master of Graphic Design may work... [-]

Master in Creative Industries Design

National Cheng Kung University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Taiwan Tainan + 1 more

Creative Industry (CI) has its origins in individual creativity, skill and talent and it provides a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and the exploitation of intellectual property. Major categories include visual arts, music and performing arts, cultural facilities, crafts, film, broadcasting and television, publishing, advertising, design, digital entertainments, brand fashion design, creative life, architectural design, etc. In order to meet the industrial ideology in the new era, Institute of Creative Industry Design (ICID) promotes new life and energy by integrating various professionals to engage in its multifaceted research. [+]

Creative Industry (CI) has its origins in individual creativity, skill and talent and it provides a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and the exploitation of intellectual property. Major categories include visual arts, music and performing arts, cultural facilities, crafts, film, broadcasting and television, publishing, advertising, design, digital entertainments, brand fashion design, creative life, architectural design, etc. In order to meet the industrial ideology in the new era, Institute of Creative Industry Design (ICID) promotes new life and energy by integrating various professionals to engage in its multifaceted research. Future Development The Institute of Creative Industry Design at National Cheng Kung University is a part of the College of Planning and Design. ICID has its roots in Industrial Design but has evolved into a combination of industrial planning and enterprise innovations, with a focus on design applications and strategy management in business terms. ICID will economize and industrialize creative productions via modern technology design management (services and policies) and cultural development products. Curriculum Local or international students with a four-year honors baccalaureate (in any major) or equivalent are eligible to apply for Master's Program. The degree requires a minimum of two years of study, allowing for a maximum of four years. Common required courses Title Credit INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES 3 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCE (1) 1 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCE (2) 1 SEMINAR(1) 0 SEMINAR(2) 0 If students want to take other design courses from other departments or schools for credit transfer, students need to get the approval... [-]

Master in Web Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 Italy Milan

The Web Design Master’s course consists of theory lessons, workshops and web design courses. Technical training offers XTML, CSS design, dreamweaver, motion design ... [+]

Master in Web Design

 

The Web Design Master’s course consists of theory lessons, workshops and web design courses. Technical training offers XTML, CSS design, dreamweaver, motion design, flash and photoshop classes. In this way students will acquire professional skills combined with a methodological awareness of the entire design process.

 

 

Duration

The Master in Web e Multimedia Design lasts for one year (from October to December, with a summer break in August).There will be a minimum of 20 hours of lessons per week. Attendance is compulsory and full time.

 

 

Internship

At the end of lessons, students will start an internship in companies or studios of the sector... [-]