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

Design (MDes) Interaction Design Master Design (MDes) Interaction Design
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 18,420
  • € 16,750
  • 12 months

The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use.

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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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Design (MDes) Design Strategies Master Design (MDes) Design Strategies
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 18,420
  • € 16,750
  • 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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Fashion Styling Master Fashion Styling
  • Apr 2017
  • EEA € 26,000
  • International € 26,000
  • 9 months

Fashion Styling creates a Master of image, one who is able to dictate a style by detecting the language of nowadays-aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This degree is offered by Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing.

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Service Innovation and Design MBA Service Innovation and Design
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 18 months

Laurea offers a cutting edge education in Service Innovation and Design - an ideal vehicle to create distinctive competences. The aim of the programme at Laurea University of Applied Sciences is to provide students with multidisciplinary knowledge in service innovation and design through advanced studies of different service theories and their implications for service innovation and design practice.

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Information and Measuring Complexes: Manufacturing and Design Master Information and Measuring Complexes: Manufacturing and Design
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,180 per year
  • International € 2,615 per year
  • 24 months

ITMO University offers several double degree Master’s programs with world’s top universities. Most programs take two years, with one year at ITMO and the other year at a partner university. Classes are taught in English. The Information and Measuring Complexes: Manufacturing and Design course is offered by ITMO University.

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Learning Design and Technology Postgrad.Cert. Learning Design and Technology
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • National $ 10,200
  • International $ 10,200
  • 18 months

Learn to create and implement effective learning experiences on digital platforms through an understanding of instructional design principles, technology, and application. Gain the skills you need to develop or enhance a career in K–12 education, higher education, corporate training, nonprofit education, museums, or related organizations. The Learning Design and Technology certificate is offered by Harvard University.

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Design Studies Master Design Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 8,500 per module
  • International $ 8,500 per module
  • 18 months

The Master’s Program in Design Studies offers a common ground for various design disciplines and embraces interdisciplinary as an academic framework. Such interaction between disciplines will allow students to discover more creative solutions. This program is offered by Izmir University of Economics.

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Engineering Design M.Sc. Engineering Design
  • Any time
  • EEA € 6,500 per year
  • International € 19,800 per year
  • 12 months

This MSc programme produces graduates with the creative, technical and managerial skills and expertise that are highly sought after in the field of engineering design. The Engineering Design programme is offered by University of Bath.

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Collection Design Master Collection Design
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA € 26,000 per year
  • International € 26,000 per year
  • 9 months

This Collection Design master’s programme at Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing is aimed at designers, who wish to develop their personal style in creating a fashion collection and their own business or brand.

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