Masters in Arts, Design & Architecture



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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 Masters in Design

M.Sc. Design And Urban Ecologies

The 60-credit Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies program radically reframes the study of cities and urban design methodologies.The Design And Urban Ecologies program is offered by The New School. 

United States
M.Sc. Strategic Design and Management (Global Executive)

Parsons, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This Strategic Design and Management (Global Executive) program at The New School promises to provide an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy.

United States
Master Communication Design

In an increasingly digital world, designers are often challenged to create technology-driven products and services for a variety of platforms and human needs. The New School's Parsons’ Master of Professional Studies in Communication Design (MPS CD), launching in fall 2017 with a focus on digital product design, offers you the cutting-edge conceptual design methods and technical skills you need to meet this growing marketplace demand.

United States
M.A. 3D Design for Virtual Environments PgD

The MA / PgD 3D Design for Virtual Environments programme from Glasgow Caledonian University enables you to develop advanced skills, knowledge and understanding within the field of 3D visualisation and computer based animation. The programme focuses on current industrial 3D expertise in 3D modelling and animation, digital video production and digital media integration techniques to your existing skill set.

United Kingdom