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Master Digital Design


Our 1-year full-time programme is based in bustling Amsterdam - home to several of the world's leading design agencies. During your study, you'll work on exciting real-life design briefs in a studio setting within an international and multidisciplinary team.

The Master's programme in Digital Design is centred around 4 main areas of expertise: Research, Design processes, Ethics and Making. It also involves 3 projects, as well as a closing exhibition. In addition, the programme often invites established names of the design world for guest-lectures and workshops, and organises after-school events such as meetups.

Courses, projects and events partially overlap during the academic year, enabling you to establish your own connections between topics and to apply your competences in a studio setting. Each area of expertise is linked to a track, attendance to all of which is compulsory.


The Project track deals with practical real-world assignments co-created with a network of industry partners and research partners. This track constitutes the backbone of the programme, and connects all the previous ones. The 3 projects are fast-paced, interactive design challenges of varying durations. They differ in complexity and coaching intensity, as well as in the number of stakeholders involved. Project briefs reflect societal challenges, which you will work on under the supervision of the ‘client’ (project partner).


You are evaluated in 2 summative assessments (midterm and end), for 30 ECTs each. The 2 summative assessments consider all the tracks of the programme and your individual studyplan (ISP) with deliverables and indicators specified in the course catalogue. Other formative assessments are provided by each lecturer through feedback given throughout the tracks.

Title and Diploma

After successfully completing the Digital Design programme, you will be awarded the title of Master of Science (M.Sc.), at the Postgraduate Level 7 of the Dutch Qualification Framework (NLQF).

Read more about the study load for this programme
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