Masters Programs in Visual Design

Compare 16 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 Visual and Web Design

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

The Master in Visual and Web Design provides overall competence in both Visual Design and Web Design. [+]

-- One year Master's course


-- Starting date: October 20th 2014


-- Academic training + internship

The Master in Visual and Web Design provides overall competence in both Visual Design and Web Design.

It is intended for students who are interested in two masters of the same area, to provide them with the possibility to attend a Master course with a double specialization.

This kind of course foresees a higher number of lessons per week and a strong commitment during project works, but it’s also an interesting chance to specialize in two different subjects.

Duration


The Visual and Web Design Master's course lasts for one year (from October to December, with a summer break in August).There will be a minimum of 30 hours of lessons per week. Attendance is compulsory and full time.... [-]


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 in the communication process. The programme of the Master’s course caters for the complexity of this scenario and allows profound experiences in the various areas of graphic design. The programme develops in an ongoing relation among these disciplines... [+]

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


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 Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. [+]

The MFA in Animation & Visual Effects program focuses on developing skills in any one of the many areas of expertise within the animation and visual effects industry. The program educates students in all aspects of animation and visual effects, from ideation to post production. Communication, collaboration, and time management skills are emphasized throughout the program to ensure graduates are acclimated to the intense professional culture that awaits them.

MFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units

TOTAL 63 units

*Per director approval

MFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Program Learning Outcomes ... [-]

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 in 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 in 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 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.... [-]


Master in Film & Visual Arts

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 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 Of Visual Design And Culture

IADE
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon + 1 more

This master's degree focuses on visual design in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective, developing works in areas as diverse as visual design, graphic design, illustration, cinema, motion design, photography, typography, editorial design, BD and animation. [+]

This master's degree focuses on visual design in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective, developing works in areas as diverse as visual design, graphic design, illustration, cinema, motion design, photography, typography, editorial design, BD and animation.

The Master of Visual Design and Culture Focuses on a creative and contemporary project activity, with an intense practical load accompanied by reflection and critical analysis, thus promoting "know-how" and "knowing to think".

Throughout this masters course it is intended to prepare the student for the production of his portfolio, self-promotion and management of his career.

International experience

In addition to the international partnerships that IADE has, the global network of Laureate International Universities offers 80 universities in 29 countries where students can make international mobility. ... [-]


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.... [-]


Master Intensive Product Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time 10 months February 2018 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 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 routine and provide inspiration.... [-]


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's Degree In Visual Design

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months September 2018 Italy Milan

Ten extraordinary months. Ten great classroom lessons a month, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. If the world is a geography of communicating vessels, what tools do we need to be sure that messages are not lost on the road? Visual design is the discipline of designing large streams of information and content. Every sign follows a reaction. At each step, it follows an exchange. The important thing is that they are constructive, correct and interesting. [+]

Ten extraordinary months. Ten great classroom lessons a month, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Because?

If the world is a geography of communicating vessels, what tools do we need to be sure that messages are not lost on the road? Visual design is the discipline of designing large streams of information and content. Every sign follows a reaction. At each step, it follows an exchange. The important thing is that they are constructive, correct and interesting.

Professional Opportunities

Visual designers find employment in those areas where businesses relate to a public, such as news agencies, product companies, startups. And of course in the design and communications industry, freelance, or in the galaxy of local and international graphic and branding, advertising, digital and service design agencies and agencies. From the interface of a cash machine to TV subscriptions, from biscuit packs to excessive speed fines, from the newspapers we read to the events we participate in, to the stockings we wear, the world is a great project opportunity mine.... [-]