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POLI.design

The Specializing Master in Service Design was specially created in response to the growing demand for professionals specifically able to handle the complexity of designin ... [+]

Master's Degrees in Design Studies.

The Master in Service Design is an international training program – taught entirely in English – focused on a user-centered approach and the development of service ideas from contextual research to prototyping.

The overall idea behind the Master stems from the awareness of the significant changes that have occurred in the development and delivery of services and products by companies and public-sector organizations, and the radical impact that these changes are producing on professional skills and corporate capabilities.

It is thus essential to train professionals who can build and manage new physical and virtual patterns of service experience and interaction.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Northwestern University Master of Product Design and Development Management

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and dev ... [+]

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and development. You will learn about creativity, innovation, lean design, design strategy, product innovation, end-user research, marketing, and project and product management, as well as business and financial issues. The highly-focused curriculum, taught by senior faculty from academic and business, is designed to assure our graduates a pathway to senior management. You'll quickly understand why Business Week has endorsed this program as one of the top programs of its kind in the world.

Innovative Curriculum

Our coursework focuses on the following categories:... [-]

USA Evanston
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 24 months
Campus
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona

The IED Barcelona Master in Design Management prepares professionals who integrate design value and tools into the business. Designers need to understand the business rea ... [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Day after day the business world is becoming more complex to manage with lower and lower margin for errors. In this context, the value of a discipline resides in its ability to facilitate better-informed decisions. This highly competitive environment requires knowledge that helps increase effectiveness, knowledge that reduces the number of failures associated with the risk of innovation. As Marketing did in the past, Design is being identified as the next discipline to join the pool of functions required for successful Business Management.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, different fields such as business and engineering have regarded design as an important strategic advantage for innovation and change (organizational, social, technological, business transformation, etc.). Thanks to its ability to integrate brand, market, and business needs with user research, and consumer need identification to propose future scenarios, the role of Design is now changing from a project-based to a strategy-based function. Its ability to project, visualize and validate, makes Design a critical tool in decision making by minimizing the risk of innovation uncertainties.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
January 2020
English
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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SUPSI

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in o ... [+]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations.

The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role in the most innovative industrial and design fields.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
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English
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
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University of Borås

The Master’s Programme in Textile and Fashion Design aims to further develop and deepen your artistic, technical, theoretical and reflective skills and abilities as texti ... [+]

Do you want to educate yourself in fashion and textile design? Are you looking for an education that encourages an experimental and exploratory approach? Then the Master’s programme in Fashion and Textile Design might be the education for you. In the schools laboratories, you get the opportunity to test many of your design ideas. The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here, www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/

The Masters Programme in Textile and Fashion Design has two specialisations: Textile design and Fashion design.

FacilitiesThe Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programs within textile are located here. The laboratories at the Swedish School of Textiles are well equipped and staffed by highly skilled people with extensive experience in textile production. The students are working independently and in groups to train and prepare for a life in a profession as a designer. During the first semester of the program, introductory courses on how to handle the equipment will be given.... [-]

Sweden Borås
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture gives students access to urban ... [+]

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture gives students access to urban resources, the top architecture and interior design firms in DC, and a studio-oriented curriculum that creates innovative, design thinkers. Through the studio-based core curriculum of 60 required credits, students learn about habitable environments ranging from small interiors to larger, more complex commercial and institutional spaces. With projects focused on current design issues as well as lectures and critiques from distinguished professionals, the IAD program is a carefully sequenced series of courses building on theoretical, technical, and creative challenges and experiences. Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree in a field other than interior design, including a minimum of 30 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences courses. A portfolio consisting of examples of relevant work is to be submitted with the application to the program.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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Institut Francais de la Mode

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design ... [+]

The Postgraduate Program of Fashion Management, Design

Your project

You hold a diploma Bac 4 or Bac 5.

Exemptions may be granted for holders of a 3-year diploma with 3 years of significant work experience (internships not included).

You come from a business school, an institute of political studies, a university (law, management, economics, literature, humanities and social sciences, communication ...), a school of engineers, a school of style, applied arts, design, architecture, visual arts ...

You wish:

acquire a high level of expertise in fashion, luxury, perfume and cosmetics, design and lifestyle management (and other industries with high creative added value)to benefit from a double expertise associating skills in management and culture of creationdevelop conceptual and operational qualitiesbetter understand the specificities of a sector that today influences all economic activitiesput all the assets on your side to build a solid professional project at the service of your passionDuration of the program... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
French
Full-time
16 months
Campus
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Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design rese ... [+]

Overview

Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous.

The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice transdisciplinary approaches towards design solutions, including products, interactions, systems, and services. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals.... [-]

China Suzhou
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English
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
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Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne was created in 1992, is therefore the youngest French Business School. It enjoys all national accreditations (full recognition by the Natio ... [+]

Master in Global Design

The ancient abbey «Abbaye Saint-Martin-Es-Aires» dating from the XVI century, hosts the School of Design (Ecole Supérieure de Design). From this location full of history in the business world, students improve their learning skills dealing with companies in real cases. To allow students to experience their creative passion to the full, and to create some good prospects for the future, the pedagogical approach is based on listening to the expectations of professionals through the management of projects and the competitions. On top of that, students carry out an internship of six months minimum in order to gain a real approach to the business world that will make all the difference at the end of their studies.... [-]

France Troyes
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Full-time
2 - 2 years
Campus
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Long Island University

This intensive yet flexible 60-credit program offers advanced art students the opportunity to further their creative development and pursue a graduate degree in a two- or ... [+]

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This intensive yet flexible 60-credit program offers advanced art students the opportunity to further their creative development and pursue a graduate degree in a two- or three-year plan of study. Within the M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Design degree program, students select a concentration in painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or computer graphics and are mentored by student-selected faculty teams.

In addition to taking courses in art history and aesthetics, students work closely with faculty to prepare a thesis project in their area of concentration. Through "Seminars in Contemporary Issues," current exhibitions, artists' writings, theory and criticism, students and faculty make full use of the University's unique position near the vast resources of New York City's museums, galleries, and alternative spaces.... [-]

USA Brookville
September 2019
English
Campus
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Cranfield University

In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative pr ... [+]

Overview

In today’s competitive world, business success depends increasingly on the ability to innovate. Business leaders are already recognising the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development and design thinking in shaping business strategy. This course integrates world-class, design-driven innovation, management and research activities through a unique teaching approach. We aim to provide students with up-to-date skills to pursue careers in government, NGOs, environmental and business consultancies and public sector organisations. The course is designed to suit creative individuals with business acumen who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. It aims to develop creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates providing tools and techniques to visualise complex data flows and strategic communication processes. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines.... [-]

United Kingdom Cranfield
October 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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London School of Design and Marketing (PT)

In a complex and competitive environment like the one that companies are currently integrating, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because ... [+]

We are an online teaching institution available in 3 languages ​​(English, Spanish and Portuguese) based in London but with online courses accessible worldwide.

Why a Master of Design?

In a complex and competitive environment such as today's companies, design has become an important strategic and competitive advantage because it brings innovation and differentiation.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Design at the London School of Design and Marketing represents the opportunity to turn professionals into specialists in various design areas, improving fundamental, critical and procedural skills not only to understand business reality but also to contribute to the process of value creation.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Portuguese,English,Spanish,Portuguese (Brazil)
Full-time
12 months
Online
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Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Prepare professionals in digital animation, capable of giving based and innovative problems graphic communication through planning solution, production and marketing of p ... [+]

Studying the Masters in Digital Animation UAG

Program Objective

Prepare professionals in digital animation, capable of giving based and innovative problems graphic communication through planning solution, production and marketing of products and services competitive animation at national and international level with high ethical and humanist sense.

Competitive advantages

It is the first graduate program in animation, in addition to developing the skills of generating three-dimensional models digitally, includes the dimensions of planning and marketing. It is an inclusive program, considering your profile entrance to Graphic Design related professions, such as Architecture, Industrial Design, Engineering, Interior Design and Communication, among others. This strategy aims to make animation, an integrated tool profile. Our teachers with academic degrees of Master and PhD, as well as being trained in teaching animation, practice their profession, so that guide students in their training and integration with the professional environment. The design of the curriculum can choose to study the level of specialty or completing studies until the Masters, achieving obtain title and professional certificate in both cases. The link with the CIPAE (Intelligence Center to Support Entrepreneurs) of the UAG, adviser in the incubation and development of animation companies according to the professional profile. ... [-]
Mexico Guadalajara
July 2020
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Accademia Costume & Moda

The Master in The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer is in collaboration with costume shops, shoe factories, makeup, and hairstyle laboratories, Roman millineries and ... [+]

Outline

The role of the costume designer is fundamental in the opera house and in cinema: an artist who knows costume history and tradition, its roots, anthropological and psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions, that through his creations dictates the measure of time in which the story takes place, the psychology of the characters, faithfully reflecting what is expressed in music.

This Master Course trains professionals as assistant costume designers, consultant costume designers, professional costumiers able to work at both national and international levels since graduates are able to analyze and creatively interpret the theme, perform in-depth historical research; realize the sketches of costumes, sample fabrics, follow the manufacturing, design accessories, makeup and wigs needed for production.... [-]

Italy Rome
November 2019
English,Italian
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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BARCELONA TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL

The new economy is digital. Every single day new business models, services, and digital solutions appear in our lives with a common need, to understand and improve how us ... [+]

Create the space where humans and technology come together. Drive experience design and innovation thanks to a deep understanding of human behavior, technology, and digital solutions needs.

The new economy is digital. Every single day new business models, services, and digital solutions appear in our lives with a common need, to understand and improve how users interact with them.

UX creates empathy between people and technology putting users first. Only a deep understanding of human behavior permits to optimize usability thanks to experiencing design and innovation.

With the Master in User Experience Design, you will develop the most demanded UX skills while you discover in first person the innovative vision of user-centered technology design.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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English
Full-time
9 months
Campus
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