Master

Faculty of Creative Industries


Overview

This master will prepare you for a career as a designer in a wide range of professional fields.

FCI-MDS-01

Description

Two-year degree that enables our students to develop their creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become an effective and respected professional designer in Macao and internationally.

This master is aimed at product, graphic, or digital designers and related professionals who wish to enrich their knowledge and skills by studying with internationally respected teachers and professionals from renowned schools such as Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto, Finland), Linz University of Art and Design (Linz, Austria) and Católica School of Arts (Porto, Portugal).

Founded on the appreciation of the value of new interactive technologies and digital media, this master incorporates the study a wide range of new digital interfaces and interactive techniques, with a particular focus on interaction design and interactive products design (e.g. UI – User Interface Design; UX – User Experience Design; HCI – Human-Computer Interaction).

Course Duration
2 years (evening) programme

Recommended Prior Knowledge
Students should have a strong interest in art and design. A portfolio of creative work is required for application to the course.

Teaching Medium
English

Total Number of Credits for Graduation
36

Campus
Ilha Verde Campus

Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

Calendar
September to July

Weekly Schedule
Mondays to Fridays


Key Features

  • Design studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors. All are internationally recognised professionals, providing the opportunity to develop design skills in a global context
  • This degree leads to a career as a professional designer in a wide range of professional fields, with a particular focus on graphic design and product design

Coordinator's Message

The Master of Design program introduces interactivity as a core subject. Undertaking this program students develop a skill-set to solve problems and formulate models to improve the experience of interaction between Humans and Digital Systems. The program addresses the technical and creative demands of modern User-Centered Design applied to Products, Services and Experiences. Experimental curricular projects take advantage of state-of-the-art technology and advanced Design methods, including Digital Fabrication, interactive software applications, Multimedia Installation, Interactive Industrial and Graphic Design, 3D Virtual and Augmented Reality. The curricular modules are offered during the first academic year (total of 24 Credits), and the second year consists of a supervised dissertation development, as well as a module on Research Methods (12 Credits).

Prof. Carlos Sena Caires


Typical Career Options

  • UX designer
  • UI designer
  • IxD designer
  • Product designer
  • Design teachers

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the main modules and one specialisation

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1
MDS101
3.00 credits
MDS102
3.00 credits
MDS103
3.00 credits
MDS211
3.00 credits
MDS212
3.00 credits
MDS214
3.00 credits
MDS231
3.00 credits
MDS233
3.00 credits
MDS242
3.00 credits
Year 2
MDS105
3.00 credits
MDS301
9.00 credits