Masters in Design

Design degrees focus on fundamental aspects of design activity, from comprehension and methodology to values and philosophy. Design is often the first step before executing a certain product that has to follow certain aesthetic features and also respond to certain customers’ needs. Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Master in Design will learn to define the particularities of a certain object or concept, shape, size, colour, environment, costs, functionalities, utility, constraints, etc.

The use and attributes of design are becoming more and more diversified and are nowadays present in many different business sectors, from architecture and civil engineering, to organizational and human behaviour. A designer may work in different fields of activity such as: fashion design, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, web design and more. Students will be equipped with illustration skills as they have to be able to develop original ideas and concepts, as well as technical capabilities. They will also develop research and planning skills – in order to set a strategy for approaching each project, creativity and attention to detail.

Although most graduates of design work in media, advertising or software technology, other popular career options include: exhibition designer, interior designer, landscape architect, multimedia specialist, fashion designer and more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

MFA Design Informatics M.A. MFA Design Informatics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 8,100 per year
  • International £ 16,500 per year
  • 21 months

Choose Design Informatics and you’ll combine cutting-edge design with information hacking to design products and services that will transform lives.

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Art, Design and Media Pre-Bachelor Art, Design and Media
  • Feb 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The course is delivered online by IDI, as a collaborative Partner of the University of Hertfordshire and leads to a UH degree qualification.

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Mathematical Modelling for Transport M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling for Transport
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • International £ 17,000 per year
  • 12 months

The Mathematical Modelling for Transport programme from the University of Leeds is intended for students who have a solid grounding in mathematics. The focus is to gain ‘deep’ understanding as to how transport systems can be conceptualised, and hence to develop and apply mathematical models to represent, understand, analyse and optimise the performance of transportation networks and flows.

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Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media Pre-Bachelor Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 12,450 per year
  • International £ 12,450 per year
  • 9 months

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression to a wide variety of Arts, Humanities and Media bachelor degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.

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Product Design Master Product Design
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 84 per semester
  • International € 84 per year
  • 24 months

The knowledge, skills and general competence that you develop through this study programme, prepares you for working life as design professionals in a range of different positions both in the public and private sector nationally and internationally. The study programme also acts as a stepping stone for further studies at PhD level.

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International Year One in Art, Design and Media Pre-Bachelor International Year One in Art, Design and Media
  • Any time
  • International £ 11,995
  • 9 months

The International Year One in Art, Design and Media course from University of Gloucestershire includes academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the second year of a university degree in areas such as media, advertising, computing, graphic design, web design and photography.

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Design (MDes) Design Strategies Master Design (MDes) Design Strategies
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 18,580 per year
  • International $ 20,439 per year
  • Not specified

The Master of Design (Design Strategies) is directed at people who are established in their careers and wish to deepen and enhance their strategic thinking and methods by integrating design, business, and technology.

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Art and Design M.A. Art and Design
  • Feb 2017
  • National $ 5,500 per year
  • International $ 5,500 per year
  • 24 months

This multi-disciplinary Art and Design program at Yasar University aims to provide students with specialization in art and design covering theoretical research and application. Among the fields of specialization are graphic arts (printing), illustration, typography, branding, package design, interactive design, music theory, musical performance, film design, film music, film analyze, film theories, video art and installations well as contemporary art practices and contemporary art theories.

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Interaction Design Master Interaction Design
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 16,990 per year
  • International € 25,490 per year
  • 12 months

Interaction design is about creating a product, service, or space that interacts with the body or the mind through innovative technology. It is about the intersection of digital elements and everyday life; the creation of more intuitive user interfaces; the adoption of digital technology for enriched service experiences; the transformation of design visions into market opportunities.

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Ceramic Design M.A. Ceramic Design
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,000 per semester
  • International € 5,000 per semester
  • 24 months

At the Ceramic Design courses students are introduced to a wide range of silicate materials from classical meterials of ceramic design up to concrete.

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