Masters Programs in Visual Design

Compare 19 Masters Programs in Visual Design

Visual Design

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

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Master in Visual Arts for the Digital Age

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Visual Arts of the Digital Age provides the cultural and technical tools allowing to analyze the different contemporary artistic practices to realize digital projects and performing arts, using multimedia languages and cross devices. It also provides the main skills to properly manage artistic and cultural activities. [+]

The Master in Visual Arts of the Digital Age provides the cultural and technical tools allowing to analyze the different contemporary artistic practices to realize digital projects and performing arts, using multimedia languages and cross devices. It also provides the main skills to properly manage artistic and cultural activities.

Career Opportunities - At the end of studies students can enter companies, creative industries, specialized publisher, companies into artistic sector, public or private institutions as museums, art galleries, video and multimedia productions, communications and event design agencies.

The Master is recognized by MIUR as Academic First Level Master’s Degree and it allows to get 60 CF to continue studies in Italy or abroad.... [-]


Master in Visual Brand Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

In the Master in Visual Brand Design, you will gain the skills to identify a company’s core assets. To cultivate a deep understanding of the product and the best way to communicate its values, both in the physical and the social media worlds. To bring it all together into a consistent brand vision, voice, and environment. [+]

Master in Visual Brand Design - Re-model Brands

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience.

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Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.design
Campus Full time 1 year April 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality.... [-]


MA Illustration (Visual Communication)

Interactive Design Institute
Online Part time June 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Adding an MA qualification to your CV is a great way to differentiate yourself in what is a very competitive industry.

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As Illustration is a very competitive career, it can be difficult to differentiate your work from the work of others and make yourself stand out as a professional. Gaining a respected illustration qualification is a fantastic way to this and studying at this level will also provide you with new knowledge and skills that will be of great benefit to your practice. On the MA Illustration (Visual Communication) course, accredited by the University of Hertfordshire and delivered 100% online by IDI, you can achieve an internationally recognized UK qualification while working on your illustration portfolio with expert one-to-one tuition and guidance from our subject specialist tutors.

What will you learn on the online MA Illustration (Visual Communication) course? ... [-]

Master in Visual Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 15 years October 2018 Italy Milan

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

From identity to editorial design, from information graphics to digital communication: the designer is called on to take care of all the graphic and visual aspects of the communication process. The program of the Master’s course caters to the complexity of this scenario and allows profound experiences in the various areas of graphic design. The program develops in an ongoing relation among these disciplines in order to promote a higher level of professionalism and enhance the technical proficiency of the designers. The studio classes draw up the students’ design thinking and their graphics abilities by reproducing the challenging dynamics which are peculiar to the professional practice. Format, layout and composition, typography and visual elements are closely investigated as key elements of the language of the graphic representation. The plan of studies includes advanced training in all the professional tools and up-to-date technologies.... [-]


Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

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

MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master in Visual Design

Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School
Campus Full time 10 months November 2018 Italy Milan

Why? If the world’s geography is made up of intercommunicating vessels, which tools do we need to be sure that our messages do not fall by the wayside? Visual design is the discipline practiced by those who develop major flows of information and content. Each sign is followed by a reaction. Each step forward is followed by a trade or an exchange. What’s important is that they are always constructive, fair and interesting. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten top-level agencies in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

If the world’s geography is made up of intercommunicating vessels, which tools do we need to be sure that our messages do not fall by the wayside? Visual design is the discipline practiced by those who develop major flows of information and content. Each sign is followed by a reaction. Each step forward is followed by a trade or an exchange. What’s important is that they are always constructive, fair and interesting.

Professional opportunities

Visual designers find employment in areas where firms have to relate to the public, such as in editorial offices, production companies, and start-ups. And also, of course, in the design and communication industry, as freelancers or in the galaxy of local and international graphic design, branding, advertising, digital and service design offices and agencies. From an ATM user interface to television title credits, from biscuit packages to speeding fines, from the newspapers we read to the events we attend to the socks we wear, the whole world is a huge mine of opportunities for design.... [-]


Visual Studies

The College At Brockport State University Of New York
Campus September 2018 USA Rochester

A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is offered through a joint program with The College at Brockport and the Visual Studies Workshop, providing a unique opportunity for graduate studies. [+]

A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is offered through a joint program with The College at Brockport and the Visual Studies Workshop, providing a unique opportunity for graduate studies. All of the courses for the MFA program are held at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. This interdisciplinary program reflects the diverse and hybrid nature of the field of Visual Studies with roots in art practice, history, and theory, film and museum studies, philosophy and psychoanalysis. The Visual Studies program emphasizes studio work in photography, digital imaging, film, video, multi-media, installation, and visual books and critical studies in the history and theory of these media.

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Master in Image Morphology and Visual Art Experiment

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time September 2018 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 communication through creativity, theoretical and technical skills, in between installation, graphic arts, sculpture, and painting areas. [+]

Master: Image Morphology and Visual Art Experiment in the English Language

1.Study programme title

Image Morphology and Visual Art Experiment

2. Number of available places

20 students

3. Short description

The Image Morphology and Visual Art Experiment Masters Programme taught in English, offers the frame for researching and developing contemporary art conceptions and to experiment inter-medium forms of visual expression and communication through creativity, theoretical and technical skills, in between installation, graphic arts, sculpture, and painting areas.

4. Main subjects

Marks of the two-and three-dimensional drawing semestrul I; semestrul II Installation and Ambient semestrul I; semestrul II Visual experiment between ludic and authentic semestrul I; semestrul II Practical Research semestrul I; semestrul II Plastic sign and object semestrul III; semestrul IV Axiological culture of the Visual semestrul III; semestrul IV Colour and volume semestrul III; semestrul IV Practical Research semestrul III; semestrul IV ... [-]

Master in Film & Visual Arts

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 South Africa East London

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

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

Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience.

The program prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today's film, television, and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-caliber guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production, and screen business skills.... [-]


Master Intensive Product Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time 10 months February 2019 Spain Madrid

In this course students learn to create from the heart aided by all the tools and experience an enthusiastic team with the sole purpose of bringing out the best in everyone and show what they are capable of offering an ever-needy society of good and innovative ideas. [+]

Everything around us is the result of design and reflection of a person. The responsibility of a designer is so great that when a design is well executed, actively contributes to improving the wearer's dignity and exponentially increase their quality of life.

Design is the concern that we want to develop students so that their future contribution to society leave an indelible mark that lasts over time. The profession of designer product is more important than people believe and therein lies his greatness, that the things we do for others are almost imperceptible, are understood as natural and intuitive and fulfill their function: make them the easier, dignified and comfortable life.... [-]


Master in Design and Visual Culture

IADE
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

No mestrado em Design and Visual Culture, totalmente lecionado em inglês, os estudantes aprendem a transformar eficazmente o conteúdo em objetos visuais impactantes, numa abordagem profissional para apresentar ao público dos dias de hoje.

Os estudantes descobrem e praticam elementos do processo de design visual, desde a a pesquisa e conceção até ao desenvolvimento do conteúdo visual dinâmico. A aprendizagem neste curso de mestrado é potenciada através das instalações do IADE - Print Lab, Media Lab e Photo Lab - e também pelos professores especialistas no mercado e professores doutorados em design.

O mestrado é dividido principalmente em projetos de Cultura Visual e projetos de Design Gráfico e tem uma unidade de 4 semanas em Identity Design lecionada pela Domus Academy.... [-]


MPhil in Visual Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. [+]

MPhil in Visual Studies

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. The emphasis on philosophical aesthetics gives Visual Studies at Lingnan a unique profile, as does the emphasis on cognitive approaches to film, museum studies, art and well-being and Chinese art. For more information about our department, please visit http://www.ln.edu.hk/visual/.

Application for Admission

Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8).... [-]


Master of Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. [+]

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 the routine and provide inspiration.... [-]


Postgraduate Online In Editorial And Visual Design

LaBasad - Barcelona School of Arts & Design
Online Full time 6 months Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona Spain Online + 1 more

In the Online Postgraduate Course in Editorial and Visual Design, we will work on the decisions to be taken into account in order to develop attractive contents that we will give them in the appropriate form according to the new editorial supports, digital kiosks and production of electronic journals. [+]

Postgraduate Online taught in SpanishGraduate Objectives

In the Online Postgraduate Course in Editorial and Visual Design, we will work on the decisions to be taken into account in order to develop attractive contents that we will give them in the appropriate form according to the new editorial supports, digital kiosks and production of electronic journals. We will see each of the production phases and the methodology used in the achievement of a good editorial project and we will fully enter into the use of the software indicated for the editorial design.

Understand the editorial project from the choice and development of the contents to its production.Differentiate the different types of publications and their characteristics.Develop creativity and the ability to find original and functional solutions.Master the production phases.Learn the methodologies used in the achievement of the good editorial project.Access requirements... [-]