Masters Programs in Graphic Design

Compare 55 Masters Programs in Graphic Design

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 (MA/MSc) Interactive Digital Media

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

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, collaborative and challenging postgraduate pathway focusing on the practical and theoretical study of interactivity in digital media [+]

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, collaborative and challenging postgraduate pathway focusing on the practical and theoretical study of interactivity in digital media production; and strives to create designers with the potential to innovate and influence interaction design practice who can realise relevant and elegant design proposals with commercial potential.

This MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is of particular relevance to you as a practitioner or designer who wishes to develop and refine your practice in interaction design, installation, projection mapping, digital games and user-centred product design.... [-]


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. [+]

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 will be considered on... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 to grow laser materials... [-]

Master of Design

Massey University
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). For your thesis, you will complete a supervised programme of focused design research taking a challenging real-world design problem through to a well-evolved solution, eg a product prototype. Different from undergrad The MDes gives you a lot of freedom, especially once you get into your thesis. You have regular meetings with your supervisors, and crit sessions with your fellow MDes students, but you are in control of structuring your own time. You generally have two supervisors who are experienced designers in fields related to your research. It is their job to challenge you to take the project as far as you can. Typically, the University will assign you a primary supervisor, and you will get input into who becomes your second supervisor. Check out our staff profiles and feel free to get in touch with anyone whose research interests you. As a Masters student, you get studio space alongside other creative arts postgrads, and access to Massey’s state of the art facilities. Callaghan Innovation scholarships The College of Creative Arts frequently acts as a broker for industry projects, matching business needs with potential Master of Design students. The college has had considerable success to date in obtaining Callaghan Innovation and private business funding... [-]

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. [+]

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 Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

The International Master of Interior Architectural Design is one of the first internationally oriented postgraduate degree programs in Interior Architecture in India. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. International Master of Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD) Program Overview The International Master of Interior Architectural Design is one of the first internationally oriented postgraduate degree programs in Interior Architecture in India. The program has philanthropic support from the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the International Federation of Interior Architects, IFI. This program shares many features with the Interior Architecture and Design Masters at CEPT including the focus on research and opportunity for selecting from three specializations: Energy Efficiency Craft and Technology History,Theory & Criticism The program, along with its three focus areas, was envisioned to respond to the growing need for original and extensive research in the field of interior architecture and design. It aims at cultivating and strengthening a designer’s acute sensitivity towards global concerns and endowing them with a spirit of tolerance towards pluralism while encouraging accordance with traditional and cultural convictions. Research based stimulus that forms the unique core of these programs helps in redefining modern-day design thinking and practice. In order to complete the requirements for IMIAD, a student must complete one semester-long international exchange with one of the partner institutes of their choice, and one two-week-long international workshop at a pre-decided partner institute. IMIAD partner institutes include: Istanbul Technical University ITU University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart UASS Scuola Universitaria Professionale Della Svizzera Italiana SUPSI Curriculum The curriculum and pedagogy has been structured to promote research-based knowledge to form a new and unique set of programs, designed to be on par with... [-]

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 ... [-]

Graphic Design Professional - Faculty Of Design

Universidad Privada De Ciencias Aplicadas
Campus Full time March 2018 Peru Lima

At the UPC, we will prepare to lead the communication of ideas integrating aesthetic, technical, economic and cultural aspects in four specialty lines of design: corporate, editorial, advertising and digital. UPC designer is a specialist in the management of technological tools and digital channels. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. Because we know that an idea without a good design, it stays in intention, we are professional graphic designers capable of creating risky, shocking and compelling visual strategies to facilitate communication from the everyday to the extraordinary, to make everyone's life more easy. At the UPC, we will prepare to lead the communication of ideas integrating aesthetic, technical, economic and cultural aspects in four specialty lines of design: corporate, editorial, advertising and digital. UPC designer is a specialist in the management of technological tools and digital channels. Our methodology and courses and workshops on design, creativity and business permit from the first cycle create and generate tangible work, and our international agreements will give your training a global perspective, the level of the most important design schools in the world . The design is a lifestyle, a language for the greatest possible comfort. To achieve this, we give you the best theoretical, practical and technological and strengthen your management skills to you to lead creative teams and know to manage your own projects. We invite you to review the different careers offered by the Faculty of Business at the following link: http://pregrado.upc.edu.pe/facultad-de-diseno/ [-]

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. [+]

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 in the areas of... [-]

Master Of Artistic Director In Graphic Design

Autograf
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 France Paris

Graphics, graphic design, advertising, publishing, signage, packaging ... There are many areas that use skills Art Directors. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. Graphics, graphic design, advertising, publishing, signage, packaging ... There are many areas that use skills Art Directors. This Master available in two option, Chart creation and Advertising creation, crosses conceptual and semantic learning, visual, technological and managerial. During the two years of training, besides the personal work validating each subject studied, it is proposed to students individually carry out a project year and a specialty store. Students are also confronted with the project management agency, with the creation of collective second year. Each group created must achieve in year three real projects with real sponsors, customers who requested school or students belonging to the network. The training requires 25 weeks of mandatory training in the workplace. Le domaine de la création graphique s’étend de la typographie à l’image seule. This Master shaping professionals who design, get in shape and coordinate the implementation of a visual communication process. The principal target is the function of art director in an advertising and visual communication agency, which requires, in addition undeniable creative qualities, management skills and expertise in the sector. Formation's goal : Become an expert who comes from design to realization of communication projects. Validate a double degree: a title recognized by the State Level I (Bac + 5) and an international diploma. entry requirement: Hold a title or diploma level II (Bachelor, Bachelor) and have completed schooling of three years of higher education in the field of visual communication and graphic design. Trades: In a communication agency,... [-]

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 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 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... [-]


Interior Design - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Masters in Graphic Design. 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 and sharing experiences and... [-]