Master's Degree in Design (Interdisciplinary) (MDes) (Taught) 24 months Postgraduate Program By Emily Carr University of Art + Design |Top Universities

Master's Degree in Design (Interdisciplinary) (MDes) (Taught)

Subject Ranking

# 29QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Main Subject Area

Art and DesignMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Art and Design

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Throughout your Master degree, you will cultivate your thesis project. In the MDes, the thesis project is an integral creative product, comprised of a practical and written component. Your chosen area of work and thesis development will be fostered in studio, and seminar courses by skilled faculty with a diverse range of design expertise. Further guidance will be provided by your Thesis Supervisor who will be assigned to you in the Spring semester your first year. Throughout the program courses are augmented by writing projects, group critiques, field trips, and lectures and studio visits from renowned designers.

Program overview

Main Subject

Art and Design

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Throughout your Master degree, you will cultivate your thesis project. In the MDes, the thesis project is an integral creative product, comprised of a practical and written component. Your chosen area of work and thesis development will be fostered in studio, and seminar courses by skilled faculty with a diverse range of design expertise. Further guidance will be provided by your Thesis Supervisor who will be assigned to you in the Spring semester your first year. Throughout the program courses are augmented by writing projects, group critiques, field trips, and lectures and studio visits from renowned designers.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

90+
7+
3+

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More programs from the university

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a specialized, accredited, public, post-secondary university. We offer undergraduate, graduate degrees, and applied research in the fields of art, design and media, as well as professional certificates, pre-university and continuing studies in these areas.

Our four-year undergraduate degrees, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Media Arts merge critical theory with studio practice.
 

Education

Emily Carr is dedicated to fostering an educational environment that is professional, practice-oriented and at the same time, rooted in history and critical theory. We encourage students to develop new and innovative ways of thinking and creating. Our curriculum is flexible, personal, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and based on the learning needs of students. Students have the opportunity to apply for co-op credits, internships and an exchange program that currently features membership with 75 art and design schools in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Europe. Our faculty are practicing artists, designers and scholars who encourage research and experimentation within every artistic medium and every field. Our facilities and resources support student learning and academic programs.

Experience

Earning a degree at Emily Carr involves more than just learning a body of information or a set of skills -- graduates leave with critical thinking skills and professional values that they will use in life and in the pursuit of new knowledge throughout their careers.

Emily Carr provides a unique learning environment with a diverse faculty and student body. We welcome students from around the globe, and in recent years, have hosted international students from over 50 countries.

Emily Carr offers you the highest calibre of interdisciplinary faculty and progressive research opportunities as the only Canadian institution solely dedicated to creativity. As a practicing artist and aspiring professional, the Master of Fine Arts degree (Resident and Low-Residency) or Master of Design degree will enhance your opportunities to contribute to contemporary creative society.

The Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies carefully selects a limited number of design, media and visual arts students to each program, emphasizing opportunities for synergy and collaboration among students, faculty and researcher labs/studios. The result is a dynamic program of study combining practical studio exploration in a professional context, including internship/independent study period, integrated written/visual thesis and a public exhibition.

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