Masters in Design

The notion of design is very broad. Design refers to defining the particularities of a certain object or concept, shape, size, colour, environment, costs, functionalities, utility, constraints, etc. Design sets out to describe a certain product in a very detailed, understandable and practical manner. Design is often the step before execution and serves as base for the actual creation of the product in question.

The designer is the person performing the action of design and can be subordinate to several, very different fields of activity such as: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Web Design, Game Design, Interactional Design, Service Design, Product Design or Process Design. The use and attributes of Design as profession 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, making the designer a vital, integrated part of any modern enterprise. Thus the study of design becomes also much more complex, encompassing diverse methods and approaches and shaping the designer generation of the years to come.

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Audiovisual Media Arts Audiovisual Media Arts
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 3,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,300 per year
  • 24 months

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development.

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International Design and Business Management (MDes) International Design and Business Management (MDes)
  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 18,580 per year
  • International $ 20,439 per year
  • 12 months

ID&BM aims to nurture "T-shaped professionals" with high-level competencies to better understand and manage global business dynamic and to function in and contribute to design-sensitive and technological-intensive business environments.

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Arctic Art and Design Arctic Art and Design
  • Sep 2015
  • Non-EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The Arctic Art and Design master’s programme is located at the intersection of art and design, utilizing the dynamics of both fields. The programme is characterized by a human-centred approach by examining and applying methods from user-centric approach and co-design to participatory approach in visual arts. The studies introduce and projects address issues related to the Arctic and the circumpolar north, thus creating a challenging environment for the student to foster ability for creative and innovative solutions.

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Illustration (online) Illustration (online)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 3,840 per module
  • International £ 6,360 per module
  • Not specified

MA Illustration is a Masters award within the MA Art and Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. Within the programme there is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design.

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Design Practices (MDes) Design Practices (MDes)
  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 18,580 per year
  • International $ 20,439 per year
  • 10 months

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 from challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives.

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Instructional Design and Technology Instructional Design and Technology
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 20 months

Walden University’s Instructional Design and Technology Master’s degree program will teach you to build quality education courses and training experiences. Learn to apply theory, research, creativity, and problem-solving skills to a variety of technology applications to improve student learning.

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Applied Science (Clothing and Textile Sciences) Applied Science (Clothing and Textile Sciences)
  • Feb 2016
  • International € 27,400 per year
  • 12 months

The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.

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Instructional Design and Technology (Training & Performance Improvement) Instructional Design and Technology (Training & Performance Improvement)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 24 months

Walden University’s Instructional Design and Technology Master’s degree program will teach you to build quality education courses and training experiences. The Training and Performance Improvement specialization focuses on managing and delivering training programs and on improving workplace performance through quality instruction.

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Transportation Design Transportation Design
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 12,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,000 per year
  • 19 months

Strate School of Design is one of the best Transportation design schools in the world. There is not a single car company without Strate alumni. Strate trains transportation designers of tomorrow; capable of developing a transversal and global vision of all mobility issues with a double exigency in terms of formal and conceptual excellence.

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Instructional Design Instructional Design
  • Jul 2016
  • International $ 450 per module
  • Not specified

This certificate targets learning professionals who want to hone their instructional design, facilitation, consultation, or project management skills.

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Visual Effects Production (3D Route) Visual Effects Production (3D Route)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • 11 months

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the use of computer-based imagery in the generation of film, television, interactive entertainment and computer games. Hardly any piece of visual media is produced today that has not at some time been manipulated by a computer. The need for well-qualified professionals to take a lead in developing and exploiting existing and new computer graphics technologies will continue to grow with this widespread use.

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Engineering Design and Innovation Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 15,612 per quarter
  • International $ 15,612 per quarter
  • 15 months

In this 15-month program, students earn their master of science degree while collaborating in teams on human-centered design projects.

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