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Design Thinking

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

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18 months
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13000 EUR/year
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In this Design Thinking course from Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, students are not exclusively trained for creative industries. Far beyond this, they are prepared to overcome the limitations in their own mind to solve a wide variety of problems. 

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Overview

Design thinking is no longer limited to the creative sector or function. It is a proven methodology of applying creative thinking to solve problems and design new solutions. Design Thinking uses methods and concepts from the creative field to tackle the most diverse challenges, without losing sight of the core business strategy and customer needs. 

Today, design thinking has become a major strategic tool to drive innovation in companies. Innovative design focussed companies have laid the groundwork for its application by demonstrating how it can be used to design more appealing, intuitive and user-friendly products. Apple and Ideo are some successful examples. 

Design thinking is applied in interdisciplinary projects where design and management are integrated to design innovative solutions. In order to successfully establish new products and services in the market, in addition to a deep understanding of customer requirements, the product teams must also consider profitability, technical feasibility and future developments. 

The Master’s specialisation in Design Thinking prepares you to think outside the box to devise improved and new solutions keeping the user needs and value creation at the centre. 

The Design Thinking course from Macromedia University of Applied Sciences teaches you the ability to learn from people, uncover patterns and apply design principles to discover optimal solutions. Do you want to improve products and services applying your creativity and user-orientation? Then the Master's specialisation in Design Thinking is just the right match for you.

Potential careers after the Design Thinking specialisation

With the Master's specialisation in Design Thinking, you qualify for numerous opportunities in design-oriented organisations. Potential employers could be advertising agencies, media houses, fashion houses, innovative corporations and start-ups. Some examples of potential future roles, among others, are:

  • Product Developer
  • Service Developer
  • Product Manager
  • Head of Design
  • Design Strategist
  • Creative Director
  • Design Researcher
  • Brand Manager

Programme Structure

Students who study the Master's degree in Design Thinking can work on study projects in the following areas:

  • Project management and project controlling
  • Design methods, models and theories
  • Linear models and interactive design
  • Leadership and self-management
  • User Experience Design and Design Systems
  • Design theory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 ECTS
  • 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS for the 3-semester and 4-semester Master's respectively

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree with 210 ECTS for admission to the 3-semester Master's programme with 90 ECTS or a Bachelor's degree with 180 ECTS for admission to the 4-semester Master's programme with 120 ECTS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.

Funding

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