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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Suggested Master's Programmes

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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Illustration M.A. Illustration
  • Feb 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA $ 9,000
  • International $ 9,000
  • Not specified

The on-line distance learning MA Illustration (Visual Communication) degree gives you maximum flexibility and allows you to fit your studies around other commitments.

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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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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) International Design and Business Management Master Design (MDes) International Design and Business Management
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Interior Design M.A. Interior Design
  • Feb 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 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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Lighting Design M.Sc. Lighting Design
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 12,573 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

Lighting Design is a new Master’s programme at Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU-Cph). It is a new, cross-disciplinary and international programme based in a special Danish and Nordic tradition for light perception. Focus is thus on how the technical qualities of light and materials are applied in order to promote comfort and aesthetics.

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Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) Master Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects.

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Design Management - IED Barcelona Master Design Management - IED Barcelona
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA € 18,900
  • International € 18,900
  • 10 months

The Design Management - IED Barcelona programme at Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain prepares professionals who integrate design value and tools into the business. Designers need to understand the business reality and the role they can play to be able to participate effectively in it and its environment and maximize their contribution to society.

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Interior Design M.A. Interior Design
  • Feb 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 9,800 per year
  • International € 13,000 per year
  • 24 months

NABA Master of Arts in Interior Design is a two-year program where students learn the basics to transform the private and public spaces that they live into large structures where the focus is the collective environment.

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