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Design degrees focus on fundamental aspects of design activity, from comprehension and methodology to values and philosophy. Design is often the first step before executing a certain product that has to follow certain aesthetic features and also respond to certain customers’ needs. Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Master in Design will learn to define the particularities of a certain object or concept, shape, size, colour, environment, costs, functionalities, utility, constraints, etc.

The use and attributes of design are becoming more and more diversified and are nowadays present in many different business sectors, from architecture and civil engineering, to organizational and human behaviour. A designer may work in different fields of activity such as: fashion design, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, web design and more. Students will be equipped with illustration skills as they have to be able to develop original ideas and concepts, as well as technical capabilities. They will also develop research and planning skills – in order to set a strategy for approaching each project, creativity and attention to detail.

Although most graduates of design work in media, advertising or software technology, other popular career options include: exhibition designer, interior designer, landscape architect, multimedia specialist, fashion designer and more.

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Ph. D. Education - Educational Technology and Design

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Ph.D. Architecture and Planning

The doctoral degree programme in Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein is geared to international standards and criteria. We build our reputation on education through research – and on education in research. Our aim is to develop and promote emerging researchers as an extension of the Master’s degree, and at other stages of their careers.

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Ph.D. Management Sciences

The Doctoral Programme in Management Sciences at ESADE Business School provides a rigorous training  that cover a wide range of topics and research methods. You will also work closely with your supervisor

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Doctorate Architecture (Design)

Students in this Architecture (Design) course at The University of Western Australia undertake a program of individually supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design that is equivalent in scope to the fully developed design of a building of major cultural significance.

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