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MA Design

Discover cutting-edge design research and industry developments, and deepen your expertise in three core areas. Gain a prestigious postgraduate degree to unlock senior positions in communication design, interactive design, and product design.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Language

  • Total Tuition Fee


MA Design

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 12 Months

  • Total tuition fee


    Deepen your design expertise with London School of Design and Marketing

    Are you a creative professional hoping to pivot into the design industry? Do you want to deepen your design expertise and develop your creative practice?

    This 100% online MA from the London School of Design and Marketing provides advanced skills and expertise for careers in design. Analysing cutting-edge research and industry developments, graduates earn an industry-recognised qualification to impress recruiters around the world.

    Develop your design thinking and creative practice

    The aim of the MA is to deepen your understanding of design theory and research methods, while providing you with the tools to develop your practice.

    You’ll be encouraged to adopt an analytical approach to design, exploring the dynamic relationships between the industry and commercial sector. You’ll also focus on three main fields of practice: communication design, interactive design, and product design.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Design
    • Design thinking
    • Design technologies
    • Research methods
    • Creative practice
    • Creative thinking

    To be eligible for the MA in Design, you will need to have:

    • A previous undergraduate degree (bachelor’s or international equivalent) in a closely related area.
    • Relevant and recent professional experience in the design industry or a closely related field. You will need to provide a portfolio showcasing your training and projects undertaken.

    Students with special needs are welcome to apply. A meeting will be arranged with the Student Support Office to discuss what support arrangements London School of Design and Marketing can provide.

    Language requirements

    This degree can be completed in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Non-native speakers of their chosen language will need to provide one of the following certificates:

    • English: an IELTS certificate, with a score of 6.5 overall and at least 6 in each of the four components.
    • Spanish: a Cervantes Certificate (DELE)
    • Portuguese: a Camões Certificate (PLE of CAPLE)

    This fully flexible MA in Design from the London School of Design and Marketing will equip you with advanced skills and expertise to accelerate your career. Whatever your existing experience, you’ll be prepared for careers in advertising, visual design, communication design, graphic design, and interactive design.

    Our curriculum introduces the latest research in design theory and technology, while equipping you with specialised skills to match your career goals.

    Here are the learning outcomes of the degree:

    • Explore design processes and approaches, taking into consideration the potential for interdisciplinary application and innovation across diverse sectors.
    • Deepen your understanding and exploration of the links between contemporary concepts, tools, and methods of design.
    • Communicate ideas relating to the interaction of various fields of cultural and creative industries.
    • Identify opportunities for the application of creative and innovative thinking and problem solving.
    • Develop the ability to think creatively, identifying the conditions and objectives associated with the resolution of design problems.
    • Develop the ability to manage creative skills in the conception, design and implementation stages of the design brief process.
    • Provide an approach to design that is experimental, evaluative, adaptable, sustainable, and informed by rigorous research in the field of design.
    • Demonstrate adaptability, manage tasks, and contribute appropriately in the work environment.

    MA Design

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 12 Months

  • Total tuition fee


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    London School of Design and Marketing

    Established in 2016, LSDM provides BA and MA courses in Design & Marketing. As a 100% digital school offering courses in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, our global reach includes students in 100+ countries across all continents. Accredited by the University for the Creative Arts – UCA, our courses ensure a reputable diploma. Our content is asynchronous, allowing you to follow the lessons anytime, anywhere, with total flexibility and at your best convenience.