The Master INNOVATIVE DESIGN (MInD) is a postgraduate coursework programme that provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary postgraduate experience. The programme is designed to provide a critically nurturing learning atmosphere in which experimentation and skills acquisition are encouraged. An innovative studio environment supports the development and growth of critically informed creative practices, developed in the context of contemporary ideas and alert to the continuing influence of historical precedent. The programme allows students to develop a professional approach to researching, developing and fulfilling their creative aspirations, and to transition from student to self-aware practicing artist.
The Master has two main components: a general that addressed significant themes and practices in design and studio-based classes in key areas of practice.
In the general you will learn about the central and evolving concepts and practices of design practice, to help you situate yourself in a world marked by interdisciplinary, new and innovative engagement with materials and methods, and the necessity of experimentation and innovation. The studio-based courses enable you to either focus on a specific area of practice (see below), or to put together your own suite of courses.
The programme culminates in a major project and paper, which enables you to integrate the creative practice of yours and to develop as a creative professional designer.
Studio courses are available in the following areas of practice:
Interior Architecture and Design – It includes all the aesthetics, functional and technical elements of the interior space. It is possible to think about design in an abstract way, but it is not always possible to recreate the vision. In the field of Interior Architecture, we learn to develop a design theory, and how to apply the technical skills and tools that dictate the limitations a successful designer is bound by, in order to turn an abstract vision into a real life, working object.
Graphic Design and Media – This course aims to develop your skills to become a versatile practitioner, professional graphic designer in a wide range of media.
We all work with a huge amount of passion for the subject and hope you will do the same. Passion is the clue to all success.
Fashion design and manufacture – Fashion Design & Manufacture is the application of art, creativity and aesthetics to clothing and other lifestyle accessories. Fashion is a major global business and one of the largest employers of the world workforce and even in these difficult economic times it still continues to grow. This glamorous, lucrative and growing market sector now has endless options of fashion positions and job opportunities available.
The Master of INNOVATIVE DESIGN provides for pathways for those with backgrounds in interior architecture, graphic design, fashion design and those who wish to enter in the field of design from other professional backgrounds.
Graduates of the Master are prepared to be independent professionals, able to undertake leadership, research and innovation roles across a wide range of design practices.
The major capstone project enables students to integrate their strong practice-based skills with their understanding of design as a contemporary, evolving and interdisciplinary practice.
Marbella Design Academy is one of the top design schools in the world. The employment rate among our graduates is outstanding. Nearly all enjoy a successful career within their chosen field. Student life is fulfilling and you cannot help but make friends from all over the world. Come and study with us in sunny Spain and enjoy one of the best times of your life. We offer lovely surroundings. Students live in really good standard, furnished apartments from around 250 euros per month. Day to day living costs are especially low in Spain.
Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world.