The Icelandic Academy of the Arts invites people from all fields, design, art, science and the humanities to participate on a unique journey. In dialogue with a hands-on and experimental studio culture, the MA Design Programme is engaged with the value and the topic of Imagination, and the contemporary need to design alternative realities and futures.
8 March 2017
7 March 2017
7 March 2017
23 February 2017
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Apply by March 5, 2017
Politecnico di Torino offers a new II level Specializing Master programme in Design for Arts and Cultural Innovation.The Master programme offers a complete and well-structured training course which enables participants to address the strategic and project-based aspects of creativity, especially in the fields of art and design.
9 January 2017
Call for applications: MFA in Medium- and Material-Based Art, and MFA in Art and Public Space
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
Oslo National Academy of the Arts is Norway’s largest college of higher education in the field of visual and performing art, with over 550 students, 200 employees and more than 900 guest teachers and teachers on short-term contracts, all of whom are leading practitioners in their own discipline. Our aim is to educate artists and designers with the ability to both reflect on, and experiment in their chosen field and make lasting contributions to the diversity of our society.
14 November 2016
Application deadline: January 15, 2017
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications to join the graduate study and research communities in anticipation of the move to our landmark new campus, opening September 2017.
Our state-of-the-art campus at Great Northern Way is a space designed to support and foster innovation, collaboration and critical discourse. We are a University that exemplifies creative learning in the 21st century.
Emily Carr is a global leader in dedicated research for studio-based art, design, and media. Our graduate degree programs merge research, critical theory and contemporary studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. We are committed to creating dynamic opportunities for graduate students through collaborative partnerships, industry alliances and practice-based research opportunities. We invite you to examine and explore as artists, designers and media-makers and to engage and lead the cultural and creative fields.
7 November 2016
20 July 2016
At Konstfack, in Stockholm, Sweden, we are recruiting doctoral students for the doctoral programme in Art, Technology and Design, which is a great programme. The last day for applications is 25 August 2016, at 16:00 CEST.
The link to the full call is:
27 May 2016
2016 Fall Semester Admission Information for
International Students from Exchange Partner and Cumulus Member Institutions
Message from the President
Prof. Takahito Saiki, President, Kobe Design University
Kobe Design University Graduate School is one of the few postgraduate institutions in Japan conducting
comprehensive education and research in design and art. In addition to studying their specialized programs of
choice, Kobe Design University Graduate School students study design theories forming the backbone of
academic activities, as well as state-of-the-art science and technology.
“Arts and design” is an area of study for fostering—through training in arts and culture rooted in human activities
and history, and academic activities in design and art that draw on the strengths of science and
technology—advanced levels of expertise demanded by the times and by society, as well as rich creativity, flexible
conceptual power, and an unconventional, yet solid ability to express thoughts and ideas.
From its establishment in 1993 to the end of March 2016, Kobe Design University Graduate School has conferred
Master’s Degrees (in Arts and Design) to 473 students, and Doctoral Degrees (in Arts and Design) to 56 students,
who have then gone on to advance their careers at Japanese and overseas corporations, and research and
educational institutions. They have also achieved remarkable success in various competitions, and many of their
papers have been awarded by the Design Research Association.
Our graduate students hail from many countries, including China, South Korea, Iran, India, Tunisia, Bosnia,
Myanmar, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Argentina, Poland, Lebanon, Russia, Nepal, Ireland, Venezuela, Brazil,
and Thailand. Contact with different cultures and values encourages the production of diverse designs and ideas.
I sincerely hope that each of you experience a fruitful and rewarding time at this innovative and unique Graduate
The Integrated Arts and Design Division develops researchers with rich creativity through specialized research and
theoretical deepening in design and art. The Division also fosters versatile designers and artists equipped with
knowledge, ability and skills responding to today’s diverse and complicated needs regarding the environment and
systems, and who are capable of devising practical strategies.
More advanced than the above program, the Arts & Design Division is designed to develop intellectual experts
capable of supporting a knowledge-based society in their diverse capacities founded on arts and design. At the
same time, through theoretical work in design and art, the program develops scholars capable of innovative and
outstanding research and development, as well as educators equipped with sound educational and research
capabilities. Please read more: