Master's in Visual Design in Europe

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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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Master's Degree In Visual Design

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Europe 2017. 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. Who is The course is aimed at designers who have first degree degrees and / or professional experience in graphics, image, communication, product and editorial topics, and in general to all those who think That communication is a good professional choice and a strong individual growth tool. This is a Master for those who think the details make... [-]

Master (MA) Communication Design

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

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores skills in strategic business thinking, market research, creativity and problem-solving and technology to offer innovative communication [+]

MA Communication Design

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores skills in strategic business thinking, market research, creativity and problem-solving and technology to offer innovative communication solutions.

The Ravensbourne MA Communication Design pathway explores advanced practice in contemporary communication design, from visual identity, publishing and design authorship, to marketing communications and social engagement.

This broad-ranging discipline is concerned not only with developing the message and its aesthetic, but also with creating new media channels to ensure the message reaches its target audience effectively.

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Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Europe 2017. 5 SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN. Deadline: May 12 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. Your workshops will take place in studios equipped with the latest equipment and technologies. In collaboration with partner companies and institutions, faculty will give you assignments that simulate real-world projects. Workshops focus on a range of areas, including photography exhibitions, photography magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects. During the final phase of the program, you’ll complete a period of internship at a selected company or institution, such as a publishing company, editorial office, photo agency, photo archive, museum, gallery, or photo studio. There, you have a chance to make connections and gain practical knowledge that will facilitate your entry into the world of photography, visual arts, and communication. You’ll learn professional presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment, and you’ll develop the technical and practical skills you need to succeed as a photographer/visual designer in national and international markets. The Master in Photography and Visual Design program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Master’s degree (60 CFs). Curriculum Project and Set Design, Photography (Magazines), Photo Editing, History... [-]

Master's Degree In Design

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master's study program in design is enhancing scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. [+]

PRESENTATION The study program Master in Design It is enhancing the scientific and professional autonomy of the student, focusing on knowledge and skills strongly grounded in the exploration of design methods and scientific research. This program combines new paradigms of social design, entrepreneurship, biomimetics and ecology, covering potentially either side of Product Design wants to shed design Editorial, depending on the specific training interest of the student. Careers The Masters in Design will be able to integrate research and technological development teams (R & D) in the design process with industry, workshops and services; integrating scientific research teams in the areas of Product Design or Communication Design as well as in related fields; qualify for access to other branches of postgraduate training at the level of the 3rd cycle, or functions that may require a higher education, including the teaching of different levels. [-]

International Master of Design

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Switzerland Basel

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspective and standards of the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design HGK FHNW. Of special interest for students is the opportunity to graduate with an internationally accredited Master of Design (MDes) from UIC and the Swiss equivalent, MAS in Graphic Design I– Iconicism and Graphic Design II– Mediality from the HGK. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Europe 2017. The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and PhD level reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design in particular and Swiss Graphic Design in general. The City of Basel, located in the trinational Rhine river valley, is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany. While our Bachelor course focuses on the students’ ability to conduct a creative process, our Master programs strive to extend the students’ individual design vocabulary and to reach a higher level of reflection through the students’ ability to include knowledge and methodologies of scientific disciplines into the creative process. We offer a Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and an International Master of Design, which we conduct in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Both Master programs are based on the following assessment: In the context of the digital flood of images, expanded qualifications are required. A design practice based purely on craftsmanship or technical skills no longer meets the demands of visual communication, nor does a reflection on visual messages entirely derived from theory. Connecting design practice with iconic- and media theory, generates new qualifications in the conception and design of visual messages for the context of a current, digitalized, iconic communication. International Master of Design UIC/HGK Basel The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of... [-]

Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 10 months November 2017 Italy Milan

The graphic design field is constantly developing. The professional areas and their specializations, the communication market and the companies work in, rise and evolve are speedly changing, as well as the technological scenario. The Master trains professionals able to properly manage a team, effective in managing an integrated work flow. A professional who can build, manage and finalize a visual communication project: from strategy, to concept, up to the most correct realization for press or social media. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Target - As a matter of fact, the Master course is addressed to all those who studied communication, graphics and design and are looking for an advanced training to work in the field of graphics with ability and professionalism. Methedology and structure - The Master course - with its 10-month duration (7 months in classroom + 3 for stage/field project) and part time attendance - trains professionals in the communication field by developing managerial skills and a project culture rooted in the design history. But, most of all, it provides a method, a structure, and a process organized in a managerial way. The master consists of three steps. The first step is aimed at acquiring the knowledge concerning the communication project culture, at strengthening the technical-instrumental skills, and at developing the basic research through a frontal teaching methodology, guided project lab and individual study. The teaching is assigned to experts and professionals of the different disciplines. The second step of the pathway aims at managing the communication project in all its steps and takes place in collaboration with companies and/or external organizations. The last step of the Master course includes the stage/field project. Stages are realized as individual work periods - in Italy or eventually abroad – in one of the companies collaborating with IED. They last at least 3 months and allow the students to apply the developed tools and knowledge in a concrete experience by measuring with the professional procedure. Alternatively to... [-]

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Europe 2017. The Department of Animation was established at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2006 and since 2007 it has offered a two-year MA in Animation (taught in English). The Animation MA programme is taught by Professor Priit Pärn and Associate Professor Olga Pärn. The main goal of the programme is to successfully educate creators of animated films, providing them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The further aim is to contribute to the global development of animation as an art form. Animation is a thriving medium and developing at a greater pace than ever before. It has become part of mass culture, as well as one of its principal forms. Animation can be seen in digital screen graphics, computer games, music videos, films, etc. The basis for any film – including animated film – is the story. The greatest problem in the film world is the lack of good stories. In most of the world’s animation schools, students are not taught the art of good story writing. This is something that sets our programme apart. We place an emphasis on the story and teach Professor Pärn’s unique methodology for creating film scripts. Upon completion of the MA in Animation programme, students have acquired in-depth theoretical and practical animation skills. The students can specialise in specific animation techniques and create individual projects in the appropriate technique. After graduation, the students are qualified to realise themselves as animated film creators, professionals in creative industries or... [-]

Master in Visual Brand Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 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. [+]

Imagine. Symbolize. Synthesize. The concept of branding has evolved far beyond company logos and colors. Today, branding incorporates several disciplines, from visual design to sound design; from storytelling to consumer psychology to marketing. Branding is the creation of a rich and attractive environment that grabs the consumer’s attention and brings him or her into the brand’s world to share its values and become an informal sponsor of the brand. It is a voice, a tone, an integrated vision formed by the synergy of research, design, narration, graphics, music, and more. 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. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in visual and graphic design, design, communication, marketing, or related disciplines. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Demonstrate the ability to create innovative visual branding concepts, scenarios, and solutions for a variety of diverse companies, industries, and organizations. Effectively communicate concepts, methods, and design proposals through a variety of techniques, including visual, verbal, and prototyping. Program The Master in Visual Brand Design aims to form visual brand designers and dynamic brand managers who are innovative, visionary, versatile, direct, and effective. The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry... [-]

Masters In 3D Animation And Vfx In Barcelona

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

In the Master of 3D Animation and VFX discover that the line between real images and artificially generated content is increasingly thin, both traditional film and film animation. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Europe 2017. In Master of 3D Animation and VFX you will discover that the line between real images and artificially generated content is increasingly thin, both traditional film and film animation. The Masters in 3D animation and VFX you become content developer and 3D VFX both technical and artistic level. The methodology of the Master in 3D Animation and VFX allows you to learn and master the mechanical work processes and professional production, guiding you both projects based film and 3D animation advertising. You will generate scenarios and give them life, the integrarás in real movies and from this work will cross the profession from the point of view more art to the most technical, and all developing your own personal style. Summary Qualification: Master Degree Credits: 40 ECTS Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17:30 to 21: 30h Mode: Barcelona Semester: October to June. observations: classroom training. 100% practical guidance. Small groups. Access to job market. GOALS In the Master of 3D Animation and VFX, you learn to generate scenarios and provide them with life, integrate in movies and real environments and jump the boundary between the real and the artificially generated. Throughout the program you will work both 3D animation software like Maya and all its technical possibilities, such as generating animations effects. After completing the course you will be able to produce and generate 3D animations from start to finish. Addressed to This training is aimed at professionals and students of art, advertising,... [-]

Master Of Visual Design And Culture

IADE
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 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. Companies Throughout the master's degree, the student will have constant contact with the professional world, either through seminars with leaders and reference professionals, workshops, projects with companies and immersion in the School Agency. SYLLABUS 1st Year 1st Semester ... [-]

Master in Visual Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 15 years October 2017 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... [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Europe 2017. 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. ADMISSION Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Advertising or their equivalents and students from Fine Arts Academies with graphic orientation; candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field. The program has a limited number of places available. Applicants will be admitted upon selection based on the student’s CV, portfolio and on an interview. DURATION The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises, internship... [-]

Interior Design - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Rome

Interior design requires detailed knowledge of history, art, sociology, psychology, materials science, adequate training on regulations, systems and functional needs of the buyers. The goal of the Master in Interior Design is preparing professional to develop the various stages of a project, ranging from concept to completion of a product (from industrial design to the living space) assessing all the aspects of a project. The teaching methodology starts from the history of design and market (strategy & business) to the concept of a project characterized by a strong identity and the real chance of being carried out. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Entry Requirements: This Master must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities. Admission is subject to interview, presentation of CV and portfolios. Methodology and structure: The methodology of the Master in Interior Design is based on the project, with the participation of companies and professional firms whose representatives work as part of the faculty of the course. The Master in Design offers a training programme that, by integrating the methodological, technical and design aspects, gives participants the opportunity to enhance a complete professional approach, declinable and valid in various fields of work. The teaching methodology leads to concrete project experiences and a permanent research on themselves, with the aim of creating a strong and distinguishable identity. The Master in Interior Design is designed on the basis of a learning/teaching model reflecting the organizational structure of a design firm, serving as a context in which the multiplicity of prior knowledge represents a value. The tutor has a role of mediation and supports learning process while the student is an active part in the construction of his own skills especially those related to design world. All other disciplines, such as strategy, project communication, business and communication technology graft organically onto multiple project experiences. Teaching methodology is divided into a methodological phase, a design phase and a final moment of synthesis. In all the three phases, lessons include workshops aimed at building and sharing experiences and projects with students. The... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Europe 2017. 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. The Specializing Master consists of two phases. The theory and technique based phase aims to train students in the technical aspects of measurement, control, digital reproduction and comparison relating to disciplines such as physics, optics, colorimetry, chemistry, psychology and perception. The second phase focuses on the methods learned, which will be contextualized and experimented in different color application and design areas such as interior design, urban spaces, industrial products, fashion and communication. Professional Outcomes The Specializing Master aims to produce an innovative professional figure, widely in demand by the market, with advanced technical and design skills concerning color use and control and color design in research and in several sectors such as interior design, urban planning, industrial product design,... [-]

Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10 months January 2018 Italy Florence

The master in Graphic Design offers a path that is developed in a continuous relation between different fields, integrating the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. Particular attention will be given to the New Media aspects and to the new frontiers of web communication, in order to create professional figures capable of acting within an evolving scenario. The Graphic Designer figure, today, is particularly dynamic; being not only an expert in Visual Languages, but also a director of Communication Strategies based on the sign that is expressed on physical support in both real locations and virtual environments. The Graphic Designer works in Advertisement and Communication Companies, in Web Agencies, in Publishing Houses or as a Freelancer in his own facility; he is able to interact with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility. This professional figure, in fact, has the necessary tools to keep updated and anticipate the times, offering innovative solutions to his clients. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Graphic Design aims to fill the gap that is often created between available study paths and the ever-more demanding professional world, particularly in terms of acquired experiences and skills. Target The master is tailored for graduates or professionals in the areas of Graphics, Architecture, Design, Fine Arts and Advertising. Participants with an adequate (two years) experience in the fields of management, communication, marketing, public relations or visual communications (graphic, product, interior, advertising, photography, web or social) are also welcome. Method and Structure The Master has a complete and articulate program thanks to a balanced didactic structure, organized in three main areas: Cultural, Tools and Techniques and Project. The Cultural area's main objectives include the acquisition of notions and an effective method of communication of several types of projects. This area includes lectures, classes, workshops and individual studies. The second area of Tools and Techniques aims at the application of graphic design in diverse contexts with particular attention to developing areas (video, social communication, mobile UI/UX, interface design and digital publishing). The Project area is mainly practical and strategic and aims at the complete management of a communication project in all of its phases in collaboration with companies or other external partners. Lessons and classes are all structured as working briefs and workshops. Participants will work on the basis of real briefs which are inserted from the start in a context that reconstructs the dynamics of working companies and studio in multiple... [-]

Master In Editorial Design: Print And Digital

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 Spain Madrid

Take to design all kinds of publishing formats and new digital media controlling the role of photography and illustration, composition, typography and the processes involved in the reading process. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Europe 2017. The Master of Design Publisher: Digital Print Media and trains students to work in today's publishing environment, both on paper and in new digital media. The professional market demands a professional specialized converge on editing for print and a solid background in the publishing environment in digital media knowledge today. The increase in selling publishing products, the proliferation of portable electronic devices and changing modes of access to information require the actual designer to perform a constant review of the languages ​​of visual communication in print media. For this reason, the Master of Design Publisher: Print Media and Digital not only involves the study of the various publishing formats, the role of photography and illustration, the principles of composition and typographic aesthetic, but investigates the cognitive processes involved in the reading process and technical interface design and user experience, to take advantage of the possibilities that brings the digital environment. Course Objectives The Master of Design Publisher: Digital Print Media and trains professionals in the publishing sector with a high degree of specialization. It raises the necessary goals for the work environment itself receives the results of qualified professionals. We can highlight among these objectives: To provide the necessary knowledge to identify the needs of the sector. Show the culture of publishing project, the dynamics that govern its processes and professionals within it. Differentiate the different types of publications and features. Teaching editing tools, both on paper and in the digital environment. Introduce... [-]