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Master Digital Design

About this programme

Do you wish to advance in your digital design strategy, leadership and process? Do you embrace experimentation and have the ability to think outside design rules and conventions? This Master of Science programme in Digital Design seeks to educate professionals who create, adapt, and apply design processes into interactive digital products, while driven by an ethical perspective on people, profit, and planet.

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Why join the Master Digital Design?

This programme has a limited number of study places. Therefore, it uses a selection procedure.

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Programme structure

The Master of Science programme in Digital Design is centred around Literacy, Research, Creation and Strategy. You'll work on exciting real-life design briefs in a studio setting. You'll be equally in close contact with top professionals from renown design agencies and creative studios.

Makers, it's time to be Leaders!
Semester 1

You start your study with a week-long introduction, usually a retreat in Belgium, where you get to know your new colleagues and teaching staff. Next to your classes, in this first period, you are grouped in teams of four and work in 2 real-life briefs. You close off this semester with assessments in January.

Semester 2

In February, you are ready to start with the second part of your programme. You will be working on your third team project of the year. After your final assessments, you’ll enjoy showcasing your best projects at our end of the year exhibition and will have fun at an exclusive dinner for agencies, partners and students.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Master’s programme in Digital Design, you must hold a Bachelor's degree and demonstrate previous design experience through an annotated portfolio. The Master Digital Design employs a selection procedure.

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Study load

40 hours a week

With this programme you have at least 18 contact hours per week in the first year of study. In addition, you will spend approximately 22 hours a week on projects, carrying out assignments and preparing for lessons and exams.

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Tuition fees and extra costs

In addition to the annually set tuition fee you will have to take into account approximately € 800 per year for books, readers and other expenses incurred by your field of study.

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Why Master Digital Design at the AUAS?

  • Studio-setting learning.
  • Freedom to develop own projects.
  • International multi-disciplinary team-work.
  • Real-life briefs.
  • Coaching by professional designers.
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For whom?

  • You believe in design as an agent of change.
  • You have a critical perspective on technology.
  • You enjoy working in multicultural, fast-paced settings.