Design (MA)

 

Why a Master’s Degree in Design?

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Overview

  • Award: Master
  • Course Title: MA Design
  • UK Credits: 180
  • Study Mode: 100% online
  • Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Duration: 12 months (1 stage)
Course Overview
INTRODUCTION
Our MA in Design focuses on educational strategies that improve your understanding of design and its relationships with companies and the professional industry. Our course is exclusively online and focuses on three main fields of practice: communication design, interactive design and product design.

LEARNING SKILLS
LSDM’s students will adopt a reflexive, analytical and evaluative approach to design, achieving a greater understanding of the dynamic relationships between design, the industry and the commercial sector. Our study plan absorbs reality, providing advanced, specialised, artistic, academic and entrepreneurial knowledge, which will allow students to pursue an established career in the future.

TEACHING STAFF
Our teaching staff are composed of qualified, experienced teachers who are experts in their field. Besides holding a Doctorate level academic degree, they have well-established professional careers, bringing together their academic expertise and knowledge of the job market.

TUTOR CENTRE
LSDM’s students are supervised on a weekly basis through a Tutor Centre composed of a team of specialised tutors in Design, with Master’s degrees and several years of proven experience. Our Tutor Centre is also available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

TARGETS AND PROFESSIONALS OUTLETS
Our MA in Design is intended for students, professionals, artists or freelancers with ambition or an established career in advertising (art directors, producers or designers), visual design, communication design, graphic design and interactive design (designers, producers, team leaders, art directors or creative directors).
Course Structure
Our MA in Design is 100% online, designed for learning in accordance with our students’ availability, without a fixed timetable. In other words, LSDM’s students can define when or where they can access our contents. Only the final assignments and specific presentations will be scheduled in a fixed timetable.

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

Design Thinking

Research MethodsApplied Design Project
Advanced Design Communication

Design Innovation

Advanced Design Lab

Applied Design Project



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In about 12 months, you’ll have completed our MA in Design, accredited by the University for the Creative Arts, one of the top specialized universities in the creative industries in the UK.

Teaching and learning methods used in this course:
  • Taught in English, Spanish and Portuguese;
  • 5 units and a final project;
  • The unit’s content is asynchronous and organised by weekly topics;
  • 24hr access to the content whenever and wherever you want;
  • Our Tutor Centre functions as a support and interaction tool for our students;
  • Online resources (such as lectures, seminars and discussions, tutorials and feedback sessions, forums, online discussion groups and practical exercises).
Entry Requirements
Candidates can apply for a Master’s Degree in Design through the following pathways:

VIA HIGHER EDUCATION
Applicants must have successfully completed a BA Degree - Higher Education (at least 3 years of study) attested by a legally issued certificate. This degree must have been obtained in Design or a closely related area.

VIA PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Applicants must be able to demonstrate they have recent and relevant professional experience in the Design industry or a closely related field. You will need to provide a portfolio showcasing your training and projects undertaken. Please contact our Academic Advisors for more information.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS are welcome to apply. A meeting will be arranged with the Student Support Office to discuss what support arrangements LSDM can provide.
Language Certificates
For non-native students who wish to attend the course in a different language other than their native language, a recognised certificate of proficiency must be provided:

English
IELTS 6.5. overall with at least 6.0 in each of the four components. Learn more here.
Other recognised English language certificates will be considered. Please speak to your Academic Advisor for more information.

Spanish
Cervantes Certificate (DELE). Learn more here.

Portuguese
Camões Certificate (PLE of CAPLE). Learn more here.
Fees
Enrolment Fee: £150.00
Master Degree: £4,750
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