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Study the Cultures of Design at VU
The Masters in Design Cultures at VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands is an education program is the first fully-accredited, internationally-oriented Master’s program within the field of design cultures.
VU's 1-year Masters in Design Cultures focuses on the study of graphic design, product design, and fashion in a broad, diverse cultural context. Design has developed into an important and vibrant economic and cultural sector in the recent past, and the Netherlands is in the center of it all with an excellent international reputation of design talent.
The Masters in Design Cultures is centered around both the designer as the 'author' as well as the complex chain of sale, consumption, production, and criticism through which design operates. Students benefit from this design cultures education program's placement of design as the core object of academic interest without detracting from its material and cultural context.
Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880 . The university offers over 120 English taught programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level. Students and staff of 84 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community. The...