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Top 222 Masters Programs in Design Studies 2019

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

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.

 

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Royal University for Women

The program offers courses that endeavor to develop students’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of interdisciplinary studies such as design, management, marketing, med ... [+]

Program Objectives

The program offers courses that endeavor to develop students’ knowledge and skills in a wide range of interdisciplinary studies such as design, management, marketing, media and communication, and information technology. The program provides students with an understanding of design and communication oriented management education by:

Preparing students for the interdisciplinary nature of design management that includes product, information, and environmental design. Helping students of design and management building up their strengths and create competitive products. Developing students basic knowledge, understanding, and skills related to research, reading, and synthesis of design and management. Developing students knowledge of a range of business and management principles. Enabling students to apply taught techniques, knowledge, and personal understanding of real-world business and management scenarios. Cultivate the concept that the practice of design is a creative activity that immensely influences business development and growth. ... [-]
Bahrain Riffa
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
36 hours
Campus
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Northwestern University Master of Product Design and Development Management

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and dev ... [+]

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and development. You will learn about creativity, innovation, lean design, design strategy, product innovation, end-user research, marketing, and project and product management, as well as business and financial issues. The highly-focused curriculum, taught by senior faculty from academic and business, is designed to assure our graduates a pathway to senior management. You'll quickly understand why Business Week has endorsed this program as one of the top programs of its kind in the world.

Innovative Curriculum

Our coursework focuses on the following categories:... [-]

USA Evanston
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 24 months
Campus
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POLI.design

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as ... [+]

The course will be delivered in English.

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.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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SUPSI

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in o ... [+]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations.

The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role in the most innovative industrial and design fields.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
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HK PolyU School of Design

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 d ... [+]

Is This Programme for You?

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 2019 Entry

Applications start: 27 Sep 2018 First Round Review deadline: 14 Dec 2018 Application deadline: 30 Apr 2019 Student presenting at Global Grad Show / Global Grad Show Programme Aims ... [-]
Hong Kong Kowloon
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Institut Francais de la Mode

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design ... [+]

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design

Your project

You hold a diploma Bac 4 or Bac 5.

Exemptions may be granted for holders of a 3-year diploma with 3 years of significant work experience (internships not included).

You come from a business school, an institute of political studies, a university (law, management, economics, literature, humanities and social sciences, communication ...), a school of engineers, a school of style, applied arts, design, architecture, visual arts ...

You wish:

acquire a high level of expertise in fashion, luxury, perfume and cosmetics, design and lifestyle management (and other industries with high creative added value)to benefit from a double expertise associating skills in management and culture of creationdevelop conceptual and operational qualitiesbetter understand the specificities of a sector that today influences all economic activitiesput all the assets on your side to build a solid professional project at the service of your passionDuration of the program... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
16 months
Campus
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Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute

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 perspecti ... [+]

The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. 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 tri-national 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.... [-]

Switzerland Basel
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Cranfield University

In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative pr ... [+]

Overview

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. This course integrates world-class, design-driven innovation, management and research activities through a unique teaching approach. We aim to provide students with up-to-date skills to pursue careers in government, NGOs, environmental and business consultancies and public sector organisations. The course is designed to suit creative individuals with business acumen who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. It aims to develop creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates providing tools and techniques to visualise complex data flows and strategic communication processes. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines.... [-]

United Kingdom Cranfield
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE.

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations.

Professional opportunities – graduates can start a path in all the fields connected to production, communication and fruition of food. Thanks to the acquired critical competences they can face managerial and cultural field activities.

Target - the Master is addressed to BA graduates in architecture, design, visual communication, nutritional sciences and related fields.... [-]

Italy Rome
January 2020
Full-time
6 months
Campus
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The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture gives students access to urban ... [+]

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture gives students access to urban resources, the top architecture and interior design firms in DC, and a studio-oriented curriculum that creates innovative, design thinkers. Through the studio-based core curriculum of 60 required credits, students learn about habitable environments ranging from small interiors to larger, more complex commercial and institutional spaces. With projects focused on current design issues as well as lectures and critiques from distinguished professionals, the IAD program is a carefully sequenced series of courses building on theoretical, technical, and creative challenges and experiences. Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree in a field other than interior design, including a minimum of 30 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences courses. A portfolio consisting of examples of relevant work is to be submitted with the application to the program.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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The New School

Parsons’ Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design program offers an innovative two-year, 60-credit full-time graduate curriculum that prepares students to negotiate the s ... [+]

Parsons School of Design in New York City – recently named the Best School for Art and Design in the US and ranked 2nd in the world – has offered innovative approaches to design education since its founding in 1896. Today, Parsons is the only major American art and design school within a comprehensive university: The New School. At Parsons, you can master establish established creative practices and spark new ones while studying across all university disciplines.

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Parsons’ Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design program offers an innovative two-year, 60-credit full-time graduate curriculum that prepares students to negotiate the seemingly contradictory forces at play in the growing product design industry. Students explore the way goods can be produced in both localized contexts (a “making in place” approach, which relies on regionalized needs and constraints) and globalized contexts (employing design principles focusing on universal needs). Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments includes graduate students in Architecture, Interior Design, and Lighting Design, creating a unique learning community.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
2 years
Campus
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence

9th edition - The Master course in Graphic Design offers a high level of professional preparation which is based on the design method, the mastery of technical and techno ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

9th edition - The Master course in Graphic Design offers a high level of professional preparation which is based on the design method, the mastery of technical and technological skills and the continuous updating about the latest market demands.

Besides a strong cultural background on the roots and evolutions of design and visual communication, our students receive constant training on the most used and advanced software thanks to the development of many projects. They work side by side with Italian and international companies involved in different fields in order to gain as much experience as possible on the graphic design's contemporary scenario.... [-]

Italy Florence
February 2020
Full-time
10 months
Campus
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Accademia Costume & Moda

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia). T ... [+]

In Collaboration with CKM

Outline Be creative within an industry framework. Research, tradition and innovation are the key points of this educational course. Each student will have the opportunity to learn about and work with the latest industrial tools, experiencing first-hand the challenges of a professional knitwear designer. Course Structure

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at Accademia Costume & Moda as well as at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia).

The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. The course places great emphasis on collaborations with prestigious partner companies, these are a crucial element of the course. Therefore, students will be required to take part in external visits to these facilities in order to become familiar with and learn about the most technologically advanced knitwear manufacturing processes.... [-]

Italy Rome
November 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

15th edition - The Master course in Interior Design pursues an innovative human-centred approach: it’s not just about designing a space, but also what it offers to users. ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Master course in Interior Design pursues an innovative human-centred approach: it’s not just about designing a space, but also what it offers to users. Interior Designers must be able to manage both technical strategic sides of a project, starting from an accurate analysis, and to provide the best solutions in terms of space enhancement and service design. They are asked to create spaces that convey strong feelings, combined with the right selection of furniture, lights, materials and colours. This original and wide approach encourages several companies to ask IED Master students to work on specific projects with the aim of designing an effective and meaningful user experience.... [-]

Italy Milan
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Escuela Superior de Diseño de Aragón

The Master in Artistic Teaching: Spatial and graphic creativity strategies in ephemeral installations, reflects the need to value multidisciplinary work in the world of d ... [+]

Inscription

From July 2 to July 12, 2018

Registration

From July 13 to 18, 2018.

Extension dates September

Registration and registration September: From September 3 to September 28, 2018.

Basic data

Master's Degree in Artistic Teaching: Spatial and graphic creativity strategies in ephemeral installations.

Duration

from October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Annual, possibility of partial enrollment in 2 academic years.

Credits

60 ects.

Language

Spanish.

Presentation

The Master in Artistic Teaching: Spatial and graphic creativity strategies in ephemeral installations, reflects the need to value multidisciplinary work in the world of design in a global way, generating a structure based on two major concepts:... [-]

Spain Zaragoza
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
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