Master Program in Design Studies

Top 242 Masters Programs in Design Studies 2018

Design Studies

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Skilled design professionals are needed in many organizations to tool custom solutions for common problems. Because the design field encompasses a broad variety of environments and applications, specialists are needed in small business, large corporations, education, non-profits, and government.

 

Masters in Design Studies

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Master in Service Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12  September 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Service Design program is meant to foster storytelling and prototyping skills, the problem-solving and business design approach to help students develop innovative service ideas. Through user observation, students will detect unmet user needs and develop compelling scenarios, physical and virtual systems of service experience, working in close contact with professionals, firms and public-sector organizations. [+]

Master in SERVICE DESIGN - Making things with ideas

‘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 Digital Technology Management - Artificial Intelligence

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time November 2018 Italy Bologna

The Master in Digital Technology Management provides both these competencies by using a two stages approach: during the first cycle classic management courses as well as specialized courses for managing the digital transformation are taught to all the participants, while the second cycle provides the specific technical formation for the specialization in Artificial Intelligence. [+]

Overview

The digital transformation is deeply changing the organization of modern enterprises and their management structure. Modern, innovative companies need highly skilled managers who have both the technical competences to master the new digital technologies and the management skills required for decision-making positions.

The Master in Digital Technology Management provides both these competencies by using a two stages approach: during the first cycle classic management courses as well as specialized courses for managing the digital transformation are taught to all the participants, while the second cycle provides the specific technical formation for the specialization in Artificial Intelligence. The courses will cover the most recent techniques and tools, as well as their industrial applications, focusing on the new business opportunities and challenges arising from them.... [-]


MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30  September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

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

Overview

Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous.

The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals.... [-]


Master in Service Design

POLI.design
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Service Design was specially created in response to the growing demand for professionals specifically able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To achieve this purpose, the Specializing integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components. [+]

The contemporary society has changed a lot in the last decade, accompanied by a substantial technological empowerment and important societal and economic transformations.

Throughout our daily lives, we increasingly get in touch with a huge variety of services provided to different users and contexts, which involve different types of innovation in many fields: mobility, health, finance, insurance, tourism, hospitality, and education, just to mention few. These experiences and performances need to be designed to create value for citizens, firms, not for profit organizations, public administrations as well as governments.

The Specializing Master in Service Design was specially created in response to the growing demand for professionals specifically able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To achieve this purpose, the Specializing Master integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2018 USA Redmond + 1 more

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, etc. [+]

Geared toward professional artists and candidates with a bachelor's degree in art or a related field, this program blends fine arts principles, including a strong emphasis on figure drawing, sculpture, and art history, with a practical approach to studio art production that helps students develop both their personal skill and artistic voice.

Full-Time and Part-Time Options

Students have the option of enrolling in this program full-time for two years or enrolling part-time and spreading their course load over four years.

Admissions Information

Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts program should have experience in the following areas: drawing, figure drawing, art history, composition, 3D modeling, animation, sculpture, color theory, and digital painting. Candidates must also provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork to be considered for admission.... [-]


Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 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 Industrial Systems Analytics

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Vaasa

The Master's Program in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models, and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations. [+]

The Master's Program in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models, and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations. Energy systems are complex systems that require a holistic understanding and thus multiple perspectives of research and education. Energy systems can be seen as socio-technical systems, and the new ISA program is built from Technology, Organization and People perspectives (TOP). Systems dynamics and systems thinking are the connecting elements necessary for the program. It is important to understand how the technology and people are organized to achieve the goals.

The program prepares the students to develop and manage product and service innovation for industrial energy systems, delivery, and use. The courses consist of lectures, teamwork assignments, projects, presentations and final exams.... [-]


Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master course in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills, and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design. [+]

The Master course in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills, and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design.

After completing the course, the Interior Designer is able to deal with the project not only from the technical and formal perspective but especially from the strategic point of view, focusing on the needs of the contemporary consumer and the evolutionary needs of the sector. This professional figure is able to formulate design solutions of strong emotional and sensory content that improve space utilization through different means of expression.

Career opportunities - After the Master course, the Interior Designer enters the professional world as a freelancer, Associate in architecture or design studios or employee in the creative industries, in showrooms, in communication agencies or events organizations.... [-]


Master of Design (MDes) Design Practices

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time September 2018 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration, and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives. Designers with a Bachelor’s degree in product design, fashion design, interaction design, architecture, product engineering, interior design or communication design may find Design Practices to be a logical next step in their professional development. [+]

About

The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration, and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives. Designers with a Bachelor’s degree in product design, fashion design, interaction design, architecture, product engineering, interior design or communication design may find Design Practices to be a logical next step in their professional development.

Application Timeline - Sep 2018 Entry Applications start: 26 Sep 2017 First Round Review deadline: 12 Dec 2017 Application deadline: 30 Apr 2018 Aims ... [-]

Master of Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time July 2018 India Ahmedabad

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

Master of Furniture Design

Faculty of Design –CEPT University

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

In the spirit of the new ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by the national government, this program will prepare students to be a part of the emerging reality of India as a global, high-tech, high-skill industrial hub. The program aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative in its vision to:... [-]


Design Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3  October 2018 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses are suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. [+]

Design Degrees MDes in Innovation and Creativity in Industry

Cranfield Campus In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development and design thinking in shaping business strategy.

Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time.

Who is it for? The course develops creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development.... [-]


Master in Textile Engineering, Clothing and Textile Engineering

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Liberec

Graduates will learn to independently manage innovation projects applying textile technologies including quality evaluation, spinning, weaving, knitting, nonwoven textiles, clothing or tissue engineering in healthcare and other applications, and gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in production. [+]

Program Description

Graduates will learn to independently manage innovation projects applying textile technologies including quality evaluation, spinning, weaving, knitting, nonwoven textiles, clothing or tissue engineering in healthcare and other applications, and gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in production. The aim is to provide them with comprehensive knowledge of the whole area of textile and clothing technologies, mainly based on the understanding of basic principles and processes, and on the development of corresponding intellectual skills. They will master both the technological part and the part related to textile structure and properties. Upon graduation, they will have developed the ability to work independently and be technically creative. They can be employed immediately in clothing and textile production, in managerial, research, or educational spheres. They can adapt to working with other branches, especially technical. They are capable of further independent qualification growth. They can approach problems in a complex way, i.e. from the viewpoint of other than only technical sciences (economy, ecology, and environment).... [-]


Master's Degree In Decoration And Housing Design + 3d

ESCUELA MADRILEÑA DE DECORACIÓN
Online & Campus Combined Part time 14  April 2018 Spain Madrid

This master's degree is aimed at those who do not seek a university degree, but a professional progression in decoration and interior design and can perform it in blended mode. It has an employment exchange. It does not require previous training. [+]

This master's degree is aimed at those who do not seek a university degree, but a professional progression in decoration and interior design and can perform it in blended mode. It has an employment exchange. It does not require previous training.

General information

This master's degree provides a high-demand work outlet in the field of design, thanks to a very complete syllabus taught by professional experts in interior design and decoration, which translates the reality of this beautiful profession into the classroom. In order to be a complete professional in this profession, it is necessary to train both in interior design and in 2D and 3D design tools (Autocad, Sketchup and VRay).... [-]


Master in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time September 2018 Germany Berlin Netherlands Eindhoven Finland Espoo United Kingdom London France Paris Sweden Stockholm Italy Trento Hungary Budapest Spain Madrid + 16 more

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. [+]

Why study the EIT Digital Human Computer Interaction and Design programme?

The EIT Digital HCID programme offers:

Frontline technical content within the field Studies at two of Europe's foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored Business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship A thesis work well grounded in industrial problems Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines at least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centres and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about?

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects.... [-]


Master in Interaction Design

Malmö University
Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Malmö

Interaction design concerns the design of digital artifacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on user experience. Interaction design is a rapidly changing discipline, and we maintain the relevance of our education by working with real-world design cases and outside clients that include local industry partners, as well as cultural and civic organizations. [+]

Interaction design concerns the design of digital artifacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on user experience.

Interaction design is a rapidly changing discipline, and we maintain the relevance of our education by working with real-world design cases and outside clients that include local industry partners, as well as cultural and civic organizations. Navigating a shifting design landscape also requires the critical mindset of a scholar, and we foster reflective design by teaching research skills and involving students in active research projects.

The one-year master program consists of four 15-credit courses, starting with a studio-based introduction to multidisciplinary collaboration and mainstream interaction design. The next two courses address embodied interaction and collaborative media, two of our signature topics. The final course is a Master’s level graduation project.... [-]