I really need help guys…i have a bachelor’s degree in a non-design discipline…but i really would like to have degree in design . I want to do a masters degree in design mgt. but many schools require a design background ,work experiennce and a portfolio which i do not have. i’am planning to apply to Parsons school of design in NY.They offer a bachelor’s degree in Design and Mgt…My ultimate goal is to have a masters degree in Design Mgt. My question is should i do BBA in Design& Management or is there something else i could do?
See schools in England. They offer a one year masters in design management. Like DeMonfort Uni. Don’t do another bachelors since your aim is to manage a design firm and loser designers like we have on this core.
yes i wanna be a design manager ,and becoz i do not have any design experience i’am considering a bachelor’s degree in Design mgt. from Parsons and work for some time and then get my masters,i’am just 22!!
“But i do not nething about ID? I chose design mgt coz i’am interested in mgt.”
not sure what he is saying.
managing designers is tough. easier to manage people not trained to ask questions. might consider managing people in your orig field. and being design manager isnt like most managing jobs. many companies dont treat them like managers. more like a designer who goes to meetings. but then does design work when it gets busy.
Let me make myself clear, I was always interested in management and always wanted to do an MBA but at same time i want to work in creative environment and thats the reason why i like Design management, but since i have no experience in that field i would like u guys who know what it is and who have been in the design field to help me out, i just wanna know if its a good career , is it wise to spend some much money on school, i have still not made my decision and just wanna know if i’am on the right track?
At the corporation I work for there are about 100 designers in my division, 10 design managers probably as many design directors and 4 or 5 creative directors and 3 global creative directors.
None of them went through a design managment program that I know of, all of them have undergrads design. All of them design products from time to time and all of them worked their way up from design positions as far as I know.
I think a degree in design managment is great for a designer looking to take it up a notch, but a design managment grad with no design experience would most likely have a tough time finding a spot.
my $.02, it could work you never know, I just wouldn’t want to spend my money on a program that might not get me anywhere. Give it a go and let us know how it works out for you.