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Interdisciplinary Design

Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
 840 Points
1 Year, 6 Months

Program Description

The MA in Interdisciplinary Design program encourages students to challenge and explore conventional boundaries of various art and design disciplines, borrowing and experimenting creatively. Interdisciplinary methodologies are investigated and applied aiming in the advancement and development of new and novel design discourses.

The program encourages and respects critical theory as well as in depth understanding of material and the practice of making. Furthermore it offers a close relation with the professional industry and provides opportunities for collaboration on real life local and international projects.

The program is anchored in the area of Design, allowing each individual student to follow the areas of expertise provided by two major streams, which reflect the needs of upcoming new industries:

Creative Practice for Applied Design
Creative Practice for Communication Design

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level
TOEFL (paper based)
TOEFL (internet based)

Information about qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University in Art and Design or related fields

Other qualifications taken into account are:

  • Bachelor's Degree Overall and Upper-Class, Grade Point Average
  • Professional experience
  • Candidate’s involvement in courses and activities related to art and design research and practise
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Information and Communication Technologies.

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assimilate the philosophy and values which condition interdisciplinary design and to understand the processes and factors that lead to its development.
  • Analyse and discuss the contemporary global, regional and local design issues and exhibit critical and creative thinking about their impact on aesthetic and cultural activities.
  • Demonstrate skills and experiences necessary to involve in practising design within the areas of two dimensional and three dimensional space, form/ function and formation, screen and print/moving and static platforms, traditional and experimental techniques, design materiality and immateriality.
  • Apply the methodologies, discourses and analysis needed to enforce interdisciplinary design applications, thus achieving high level of execution and finishing.
  • Utilize effectively state-of-the-art software tools embracing the impact of technology and new media in the area of contemporary interdisciplinary design.
  • Promote the development of practices which facilitate sustainability, social and cultural perspectives.
  • Manage information about the main local and international market opportunities and channel directly their professional practices in unique and innovative channels.
  • Apply the necessary knowledge so that they can become chartered in the professional arena and association.
  • Demonstrate the ability for using research results in education, within their professional environments and in society.


Core Modules

Research Methods

Advanced Research Applications

Design Management

Design Practices

Visual And Critical Studies

Design Studies

Masters Dissertation

Optional Modules

Design Entrepreneurship

Image And Display

Advanced Visual Communication

Online Digital Communication

New Media

Form And Concept

Design Applications

Space And Display

Experimental Spaces

New Material Relations


  • Creative Coordinator
  • Design Manager
  • Art Director in Graphic Design agencies
  • Interior Architecture
  • Art and Design related posts
  • The media
  • Visual and social research
  • Creative production

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