Master's in Visual Design in Europe

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Visual Design

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Students who are artistic and want to develop their skills may want to study visual design. Many programs focus on developing a visual process, language and synthesis. Students may often be able to work on designs in order to build a portfolio.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Máster Oficial Universitario en Creación de Videojuegos*

ESNE - Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Inovación y Tecnología
Campus Full time 10 months October 2018 Spain Madrid

Fórmate en la industria del entretenimiento digital en la primera Escuela Universitaria en impartir formación del sector con las especialidades con más futuro en Diseño y Desarrollo de Videojuegos [+]

Fórmate en la industria del entretenimiento digital en la primera Escuela Universitaria en impartir formación del sector con las especialidades con más futuro en Diseño y Desarrollo de Videojuegos.

La industria del videojuego está viviendo un nuevo impulso como consecuencia de tres fenómenos que se analizan en las especializaciones únicas que ofrece este Master:

• Videojuegos para dispositivos móviles• E-Sports• Videojuegos para la educación

Los participantes en el programa podrán capacitarse en la Creación y Diseño de Videojuegos trabajando la concepción de la idea del juego, el diseño, la planificación, la producción, el desarrollo y las pruebas. Se trata de un Master apasionante por la diversidad y profundidad de los contenidos impartidos, que abarca tres especialidades de muy alto potencial de crecimiento, tremendamente novedosas en nuestro país.... [-]


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’s Degree in Visual Effects Creation for Cinema, Television and Publicity (VFX)

U-Tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital
Campus Full time 600 hours September 2018 Spain Madrid

The U-tad's Master's Degree in Visual Effects Creation for Cinema, Television, and Publicity (VFX) unifies the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for students to specialize in creating and integrating next-generation visual effects into audiovisual projects for the film, television and publicity industry in one program. [+]

Master’s Degree in Visual Effects Creation for Cinema, Television, and Publicity (VFX)

The U-tad's Master's Degree in Visual Effects Creation for Cinema, Television, and Publicity (VFX) unifies the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for students to specialize in creating and integrating next-generation visual effects into audiovisual projects for the film, television and publicity industry in one program.

During this Master’s Degree, students will learn the theoretical pillars that rule audiovisual language and use the latest technology in real-world projects. They will also broach the human and material resource management skills associated with estimates.

The Master’s Degree concludes with a Final Project, that will be to create a professional quality short film as part of the student’s demo reel, a key element for finding a job on graduation.... [-]


Master In Video Game Design And Development

VIU Valencian International University
Online Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid Colombia Bogotá Peru Lima Ecuador Quito + 7 more

The video game industry is constantly booming, and not coincidentally. Technological advances facilitate the development of more and better experiences, with multiple platforms-consoles, computers, mobile devices, etc.-occupying different niches that reach more people. [+]

The video game industry is constantly booming, and not coincidentally. Technological advances facilitate the development of more and better experiences, with multiple platforms-consoles, computers, mobile devices, etc.-occupying different niches that reach more people.

Definition of the program

This Master prepares you to enter the labor market in a competitive way in the multiple roles required by videogame creation studios. Through the two specializations offered (Art and Programming) you will obtain the necessary technical knowledge in your work and acquire a global perspective in the production of digital products for entertainment.

What makes this master unique?Teaching team involved in the video game industry.'Game Engines' subject aligned with the official Unity certification.Understand and improve the videogame development process through tools and automation.Intense relationship between the knowledge acquired and its applicability in the videogame industry.Consideration for new trends such as eSports, the gamification process and technologies such as Virtual Reality to maximize the impact.Direct experience acquired during the studies of the master with a range of projects in the industry (studies, freelancers, self-publishing)Professional outings... [-]

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 in Image Morphology and Visual Art Experiment

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time September 2018 Romania Timișoara

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 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.... [-]


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 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 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.... [-]


Master in Visual Arts for the Digital Age

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

2nd edition - The Master in Visual Arts of the Digital Age brings together students with artistic, technical in the audiovisual field and humanistic profiles. The goal is to design, create and communicate contemporary art events and exhibitions having a connection with new technologies, performative arts and edutainment. Learning partners of the course are Karmachina, Limiteazero and Studio Azzurro studios, which are among the most respected players in the field of multimedia visual design. Each student, according to their own attitudes, personal interests and previous education, develop the ability to manage a complex project in its entirety, specializing in several roles such as Visual Artist, Curator, Project Manager, Visual Designer. Title - 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. [+]

The Master in Visual Arts of the Digital Age brings together students with artistic, technical in the audiovisual field and humanistic profiles. The goal is to design, create and communicate contemporary art events and exhibitions having a connection with new technologies, performative arts and edutainment.

Learning partners of the course are Karmachina, Limiteazero and Studio Azzurro studios, which are among the most respected players in the field of multimedia visual design. Each student, according to their own attitudes, personal interests and previous education, develop the ability to manage a complex project in its entirety, specializing in several roles such as Visual Artist, Curator, Project Manager, Visual Designer. ... [-]


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.... [-]


MA Photography (Visual Communication)

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

Adding an MA from one of the UK’s leading universities to your CV makes sense when you are competing for photography commissions, exhibitions and employment opportunities or looking to advance your career. A master's degree

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In an industry full of amateurs, adding a master’s in Photography (Visual Communication) to your CV can be invaluable in proving you have the necessary skills to take on commissions and contracts, exhibit your work and gain employment. A master’s degree from the University of Hertfordshire delivered 100% online by IDI, will not only prove your professionalism but will also enable you to learn about different approaches to your photography practice. At the end of the course, as well as an MA in Photography (Visual Communication), you will have a portfolio that will represent your individual talent and a well-rounded knowledge of the contemporary photography industry.

What does the Course Involve? ... [-]

MA Illustration (Visual Communication)

Interactive Design Institute
Online Part time October 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? ... [-]