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Top Master Programs in Design Studies in Europe 2019

Skilled design professionals are needed in many organizations to tool custom solutions for common problems. Because the design field encompasses a broad variety of environments and applications, specialists are needed in small business, large corporations, education, non-profits, and government.

 

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

Master in Design Studies in Europe

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POLI.design

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as ... [+]

The course will be delivered in English.

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment, and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Visual Communication Institute

The MDes UIC/HGK addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspecti ... [+]

The Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, in Basel offers internationally accredited curricula on the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design in particular and Swiss Graphic Design in general.

The City of Basel, located in the tri-national Rhine river valley, is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany.

While our Bachelor course focuses on the students’ ability to conduct a creative process, our Master programs strive to extend the students’ individual design vocabulary and to reach a higher level of reflection through the students’ ability to include knowledge and methodologies of scientific disciplines into the creative process. We offer a Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research and an International Master of Design, which we conduct in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago.... [-]

Switzerland Basel
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English
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Harbour Space

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and o ... [+]

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The Master of Interaction Design programme provides a unique environment for students to engage with expert practitioners, and with students from their own and other disciplines.

It blends technical know-how, interdisciplinary research and a creative artistic-scientific approach to enable the development of creative interfaces that generate progressive and innovative applications for media design, media research, media art, and communication.

The programme also aims to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures and explore the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life while highlighting the increased relevancy of design to business and society.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Bath Spa University

MRes Art and Design is a natural first step towards a PhD, and can also be your route to creating a new product or body of work for the marketplace. ... [+]

Develop the skills you'll need to create and maintain a successful career with our research Master in Art and Design.

Construct your own unique curriculum using the Art and Design Master's modules on offer.

Benefit from the expertise of our research-active staff, plus specialist tools, workshops, and spaces.

Innovate, reflect and take risks - become a resilient, autonomous, lifelong practitioner and learner.

MRes Art and Design is a natural first step towards a PhD, and can also be your route to creating a new product or body of work for the marketplace.

You'll have the opportunity to develop your bold ideas - from commercial products to fine art exhibitions - while earning a postgraduate degree.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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International University of Catalonia

The Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design Business Management strives to ensure that you will be able to bring distinctive value to your profession through business ... [+]

Within the business sphere of the technical/creative world, there is a marked shortage of professionals with knowledge specific to their particular discipline and the skills to develop and properly manage a company.

The Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design Business Management strives to ensure that you will be able to bring distinctive value to your profession through business know-how. This knowledge will bolster your capacity to expand your business and increase your chances of joining the leading companies in your sector, which are in need of professionals with technical knowledge and a versatile, innovative and strategic business mind.

With this master’s degree, you will receive the training needed to set the Project Management Professional Exam and become a certified project manager with the Project Management Institute (USA).... [-]

Spain Barcelona
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

The Design Management Master course is all about creative but systematic processes. Key ingredients are optimism and empathy, experimentation and holistic thinking. Withi ... [+]

Do you want to create, manage and lead design process-driven organizations?

Design thinking is at the core of this programme. It is practiced in interdisciplinary teams and applied to real-time projects with the industry where design and management merge into innovation. In creative professions, the demand for management knowledge and qualifications has risen sharply in recent years.

The Master’s course in Design Management is aimed primarily at designers who wish to apply a comprehensive understanding of design to real tasks and processes. Ideal professionals distinguish themselves through broad expertise and in­depth knowledge.

Therefore, applicants from completely different backgrounds are welcome, be they engineers, natural scientists or creative people. During their studies, the Master’s degree students learn to adopt a management and design perspective – in short, they foster innovations through “Design Thinking”.... [-]

Germany Munich
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English
Full-time
3 - 4 semesters
Campus
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