Advanced Certificate Programs in Design Studies

Advanced certificate programs are designed with professionals in mind. They offer flexibility for those who are working in their desired industry but would like to gain specific expertise in their fields. Programs vary in duration and typically last between three months to a year. What is an advanced certificate in design studies? It builds student knowledge in a variety of capacities related to d… Read more

Advanced certificate programs are designed with professionals in mind. They offer flexibility for those who are working in their desired industry but would like to gain specific expertise in their fields. Programs vary in duration and typically last between three months to a year.

What is an advanced certificate in design studies? It builds student knowledge in a variety of capacities related to design. Practical learning opportunities are key to this certificate, with many hands-on learning opportunities throughout. Theory is also incorporated to give students a broad base of knowledge that can be used in their workplaces right away. Methods of instruction delivery vary to maximize learning opportunities. Students often gain real-world knowledge about the entire design process, including conceptualization, research, development and presentation. Multiple techniques are often taught and practiced, including hand drawing and digital design techniques. Some certificates focus on 3D printing technology.

An advanced certificate in design might give those who obtain it a competitive advantage when applying for jobs. Students usually gain skills that give them opportunities to further their careers in the field and enjoy job mobility.

The cost of pursuing an advanced certificate will vary depending on the institution. Prospective students are encouraged to research programs and schools before selecting their certificate programs.

With an advanced certificate in design, professionals are often qualified for a diverse set of jobs in the field of design. For those focusing on visual and graphic design, they can gain an education that includes the skill set necessary for entry level positions in production in TV and film and design and rotoscoping, as well as careers as paint artists. If your focus is fashion, your certificate may set you up for an entry level jobs as a digital design or fashion illustrator. Some certificate programs are designed for professionals in other fields who would like to expand their knowledge of design principles.

Advanced design certificates vary to meet a diverse set of needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The Design School Southern Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa +2 More

The Higher certificate is an intensive one year qualification designed to develop students’ academic and artistic skills. It offers a balanced combination of theory and practi ... +

The Higher certificate is an intensive one year qualification designed to develop students’ academic and artistic skills. It offers a balanced combination of theory and practical skills which are incorporated throughout the qualification. It introduces students to creative thinking, visual conceptualisation, theory and basic research. -
Advanced Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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