Part time Master's Degree in Product Design in Asia

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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Product design programs may train students to craft useful and relevant products based on consumer desires and demands. Students may gain the knowledge necessary to create innovative, attractive and artisanal products that fit market demands.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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MDes Industrial Design

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

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

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

M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. [+]

M.Des. in Human Centered Design The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. Human Centered Design is about keeping focus on “people” while creating products and services. It is about creating rich user experiences that aim at solving existing problems, creating delight for people and making products and services usable and useful. At Srishti Human Centered Design concentrates on Interaction Design and User Experience Design. We think about human-centered design as not just “user-driven” in its traditional sense, but more about “designing for emerging usages”. We foster a combination of creative Art & Design thinking, along with critical thinking of the Humanities to explore a human-centered design that not only produces great digital solutions, but also critically questions and explores future ways of interacting with digital technology and their implications. Human-Centered Design at Srishti not only covers the traditional reductive aspects of User-Centered Design & Human-Computer Interaction such as Historical Frameworks & models (e.g. cognitive psychology models, cooperative design, participatory design, contextual design) Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Creative Design (Ideation & brainstorming, concept development) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios and use-cases, usability and experience evaluation) Evaluative tools (requirements, usability)but also covers aspects such as Theory... [-]

Master of Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus 2 years July 2017 India Ahmedabad

Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Product Design in Asia. Master of Furniture Design Faculty of Design –CEPT University Furniture is an integral part of human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-day. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. In the spirit of the new ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by the national government, this program will prepare students to be a part of the emerging reality of India as a global, high-tech, high-skill industrial hub. The program aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative in its vision to: Foster Innovation Enhance skill development Protect intellectual property Build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure Addressing this reality, the program will equip students with the tools to be able to add value to all aspects of the furniture industry. "Adding value" is the key objective for the designer whereby the detailed understanding of materials and manufacturing processes enable better products to be made. In addition, the needs of the consumer, either private individuals, corporate or institutional customers, will be understood... [-]

MPhil in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a... [+]

Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - MPhil The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a thesis by oral examination to be awarded the degree. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills, this course is appropriate. If you are a professional who would like to gain postgraduate qualifications, but do not want to undertake a taught masters programme, then this is an alternative. Careers & professional development If you register for the MPhil you may be approved for transfer to a PhD after an initial period of registration and demonstration through a progress report of the development of your research into a PhD. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in academia and management roles in industry. Subject overview The engineering and design research group works in collaboration with industry. Our strengths lie in applied research. The group encompasses a number of different engineering and design disciplines, including electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, product design and textiles. Research topics Research topics include: - applications of electronics - applied physics - robotics - manufacture of electronics-enabled products - engine design - structural crashworthiness - impact biomechanics - accident investigation - manufacturing... [-]

Master of Arts in Design Management

Royal University for Women
Campus Part time 36 hours September 2017 Bahrain Riffa

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

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

Master of Design Studies

Izmir University of Economics
Campus 2 years September 2017 Turkey Balçova

The Master`s Program in Design Studies offers a common ground for various design disciplines and embraces interdisciplinary as an academic framework. Such interaction between disciplines will allow students to discover more creative solutions. [+]

The Master`s Program in Design Studies offers a common ground for various design disciplines and embraces interdisciplinary as an academic framework. Such interaction between disciplines will allow students to discover more creative solutions. Introduced as the first graduate program of this kind in Turkey, architects, interior architects, graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers and applicants of other disciplines are provided with a unique research opportunity. With studies informed by this broad approach, ultimately, students will prepare a comprehensive thesis in their chosen field. Students aiming to apply their skills in their respective industries are provided with opportunities to deal with projects in a theoretical framework. Consequently, it is possible for graduates to pursue careers in both the field market and academia. The Master`s Program in Design Studies is structured with the belief that the theoretical and practical aspects of successful graduate education can be effectively joined in a way that will be constructive for graduates of various disciplines. Emphasizing relations between various subjects and approaches provides the students with a broader professional training. Each will leave the program equipped with substantial and creative skills, unique experiences, and specialized knowledge. The program was launched in the 2006-2007 academic year. Currently, students with bachelors degrees in architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, graphic design, fashion, management, textile and mechanical engineering are doing research in areas that range from prototypical car design to urban identity, from smart textiles to cultural representation, from the use of daylight in architecture to fashion and gender. The students... [-]

Master of Design Management

Izmir University of Economics
Campus 2 years September 2017 Turkey Balçova

The Master’s Program in Design Management is a joint program between Faculty of Business and Faculty of Fine Arts and Design. Design Management Master Program is intended to be in an efficient collaboration with the programs of “Master of Business Administration (MBA)” within Graduate School of Business; and “Master and PhD of Design Studies” and “Master of Yacht Design” within Graduate School of Social Sciences. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Product Design in Asia. The Master’s Program in Design Management is a joint program between Faculty of Business and Faculty of Fine Arts and Design. Design Management Master Program is intended to be in an efficient collaboration with the programs of “Master of Business Administration (MBA)” within Graduate School of Business; and “Master and PhD of Design Studies” and “Master of Yacht Design” within Graduate School of Social Sciences. Gaining and developing the skill in interdisciplinary studies, which form the basis of Design Management, is aimed with this program. With this program, the students get to reconsider design/business decisions and strategies; and to transform them into products, services, communications, environments and brands in order to generate innovative and creative solutions. The program helps the students to establish a strong relationship among ideas, strategies, products and systems emerged through the processes of design management; and the users in the market. This goal should be achieved with the coexistence of students with diverse academic backgrounds, in different programs. This program also seek to control the quality and continuity of design solutions in different areas, to generate new methods for new user experiences in the processes of design idea generation or strategy development, and to shape and route the current market conditions by meeting user needs through design in the new economic embodiment functioning with competition. Courses BA 567 Dynamics of Organizations FFD 572 Creativity and Design Management BA 820 Accounting and Finance for Managers BA 515 Marketing... [-]

Master in Furniture Design

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

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

Furnish your future for success The SCAD furniture design program is grounded in the context of a robust art and design university, where students create furnishings that are thoughtful, ergonomic, beautiful and sustainable. Collaborations with peers in related creative spheres lead to groundbreaking projects like SCADpad® , where SCAD furniture design students innovated micro-housing furniture solutions that were both functional and breathtaking. Opportunities just like these await you at the university for creative careers. M.A. in furniture design Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* FURN 708 3-D Computer-aided Design for Furniture FURN 715 Methods in Furniture Fabrication FURN 732 Evolution of Furniture Design FURN 738 Furniture Studio: Design and Implementation FURN 748 Furniture Studio: Process and Prototype FURN 749 Furniture Design M.A. Final Project — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — Directed elective† — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in furniture design Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* FURN 708 3-D Computer-aided Design for Furniture FURN 710 Issues in Furniture Design FURN 715 Methods in Furniture Fabrication FURN 732 Evolution of Furniture Design FURN 738 Furniture Studio: Design and Implementation FURN 742 Directed Research in Furniture Design FURN 748 Furniture Studio: Process and Prototype FURN 754 Directed Studies I: Thesis Research, Application and Design FURN 764 Directed Studies II: Thesis... [-]

Master in Design for Sustainability

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

At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Product Design in Asia. Design a sustainable future At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. You will benefit from our dynamic, collaborative environment, where revolutionary projects like SCADpad® and partnerships with the biggest brands in the world happen every day. M.A. in design for sustainability Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership SUST 748 Design for Sustainability M.A. Final Project — Directed elective† — Directed elective† — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in design for sustainability Available at: - Savannah SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* ANTH 701 Global Cultural Theory BIOL 700 Environmental Science and Sustainability DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SDES 739 Biomimicry Methodology SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership SUST 743 Interdisciplinary Studio II: Sustainable Living Laboratory SUST 779F Graduate... [-]

Master of Design (MDes) Design Practices

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

The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration,and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives. [+]

The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration,and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives. Designers with a Bachelor’s degree in product design, fashion design, interaction design, architecture, product engineering, interior design or communication design may find Design Practices to be a logical next step in their professional development. Aims This specialism focuses on design as a strategic tool for the consumer economy. Interdisciplinary projects embrace business strategy and brand development, identifying opportunities for innovation and user experience. This full-time international program responds to the world’s industrial and technological transformation with a focus on China. The development of a high level of research, analysis, strategic vision, aesthetics, and technical mastery in development, fabrication and commercialization of design prepares students for leadership roles. Objectives This specialism seeks to join practical strategies for innovation with formal aspects of design development, by making design through: real-world project development teamwork approaches to problem solving cultural considerations as well as business & technology customers’ needs and goals design entrepreneurship and brand creation Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in design or the equivalent in a related discipline and professional experience in design is preferred. Scholarships Scholarships for Graduates of QS Top Design Schools (2017) To off-set 10% or 15% (holder of a First Class bachelor’s degree) of tuition, regardless of which MDes programmes students are admitted to... [-]

Master in Luxury Packaging Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London China Shanghai + 5 more

Aimed at candidates who already have a degree in graphic design, product or similar work experience. The teaching is for those who work in specific "Luxury... [+]

Master in Luxury Packaging Design

 

Aimed at candidates who already have a degree in graphic design, product or similar work experience. The teaching is for those who work in specific "Luxury oriented" markets or brands that seek to achieve a unique positioning in the cluster of luxury goods. The presentation of a portfolio and good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign are prerequisites for the course. The objective is to create art directors and brand designers with a rich knowledge and informed viewpoint of creative and strategic approaches to position appropriately a brand through the communication in luxury packaging.Starting from the study of the basic techniques of 3D modeling, the curriculum explores the use of materials and visual communication, focusing on the characterisation of font types and key visuals. Following an overview of the historical and social-cultural developments of luxury goods, the learning will lead to the analysis and definition of brand values ​​for the target market. This course focuses on the advanced virtual modeling techniques and papermaking technologies available to designers as well as the graphic design aimed at luxury packaging and the identification of latest styles and trends in the world of Luxury oriented products.Acquiring strategic skills in order to build brand personality in the field of luxury, the student will be involved in the creation of a new concept of a Luxury brand product through the briefing phase with the client, building a strategic and practical application of 3D modeling techniques, and advanced prototyping.... [-]


Master in Luxury Automotive Interior Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London China Shanghai + 5 more

The course is intended for students who are have a degree in automotive design, industrial design, engineers in vehicle design or an equivalent as well as for... [+]

Master in Luxury Automotive Interior Design

 

The course is intended for students who are have a degree in automotive design, industrial design, engineers in vehicle design or an equivalent as well as for those who have substantial experience in the field. The aim of the course is to prepare design specialists in high-end interiors. They are capable of developing projectual solutions to specific automotive interiors field, using innovative and vanguard techniques and materials.The course is focused on the development of a project with the aim of covering each phase, that allow to translate the conceptual idea into an interior design solution for such spaces. Under the supervision of skilled tutors, the learners will show their ability to work in teams and learn the specific language of the sector. They will learn how to use the tools in technical drawings, 3D modeling, research methodologies and how to create solutions that are in line with market needs and the company brand identity.Starting from the brief with the client, the students will develop further projects, in collaboration with important companies in the sector, showing their ability to independently manage all aspects of development. They will respect to lead times, proper use of professional tools, the organization of the development process all the way to the final presentation. Tutors will guide the process with particular emphasis on the quality of the work on the basis of research methods used to generate ideas that are innovative and coherent with the style of the... [-]


Master in Fine Jewellery Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London China Shanghai + 5 more

The course is intended for those who already have a degree and a portfolio that contains examples of jewellery design. students are taught to design... [+]

Master in Fine Jewellery Design

 

The course is intended for those who already have a degree and a portfolio that contains examples of jewellery design. students are taught to design jewellery collections, which combine creativity, research and innovation. acquiring the advanced knowledge of the Italian and international manufacturing tradition permits the student to create jewellery that is in line with current trends in the market and with the image of the brand requirements.  Starting from the study of the materials used in fine jewellery and application of drawing tools for visual representation of their ideas, the student will deepen the analysis of jewellery design, in order to develop new proposals aimed at a contemporary market. The study of a project that references an international fine jewellery company, allows the student to study the characteristics of excellence in process and product related to the brand.The student will go on to use a creative approach and make a collection of jewellery designs aimed at the current market for a leading company in the sector of 'Made in Italy' fine jewellery. This work will also include the creation of a prototype in the workshop through the development of all phases of project development, from the graphic design and 3D visual proposals to the final construction. In addition, the student will gain knowledge about research methodologies, management and marketing.The designer and jewellery maker has complete knowledge of the theoretical and technical skills in fine jewellery design and production. This professional is an... [-]


Master in Italian Product Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus 8 months October 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London China Shanghai + 5 more

The course is aimed at students who already have a degree in design, architecture, engineering or in a similar field, with a portfolio and/or professional... [+]

Master in Italian Product Design

 

The course is aimed at students who already have a degree in design, architecture, engineering or in a similar field, with a portfolio and/or professional experience in the projectual sector.  Indispensable requirements are the knowledge of rhino software, autocad (or similar) and the Adobe software suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign). The course will develop through discovery and augmentation of production in design, from its close contact with the realities of industry and the cultural changes that influence consumer behavior.Starting from a trends analysis of the contemporary life styles, consumptions and emotional perceptions the learner will identify the knowledge of the project to be developed. Learners will work both individually and in groups on specific projects proposed by tutors and by industry live projects.  They will have to integrate their creativity with the knowledge of the technical features of materials and with the application of emerging technologies. Thanks to the graphic representation and to the realization of small prototypes they will better understand the interaction of such objects with surrounding space and to evaluate its functional and ergonomics aspects.Thanks to the study of the history of Italian Design through the analysis of cult product of the Made in Italy the learners will approach with the aesthetic sense which is one of the main feature of the successful Italian style around the world.They will be invited to identify and progress a project pathway and apply theoretical knowledge to design practice. Through working with design professionals and... [-]