Advanced Diploma Programs in Design Studies

Students who hold advanced diplomas have completed a set number of courses, determined by the focus of study and the university. Generally speaking, these programs take about three years to complete. What is an advanced diploma in design studies? Graduates who earn this diploma take numerous classes in visual communication before selecting a more specific field and narrowing their studies. Possibl… Read more

Students who hold advanced diplomas have completed a set number of courses, determined by the focus of study and the university. Generally speaking, these programs take about three years to complete.

What is an advanced diploma in design studies? Graduates who earn this diploma take numerous classes in visual communication before selecting a more specific field and narrowing their studies. Possible focuses include digital design, graphic design and fashion or interior design. Some students keep a broad focus with their course work and study multiple artistic elements like drawing and animation. Whatever the specified medium, students often learn many practical skills by working with the tools and instruments used by professionals in their chosen field.

Graduates with advanced diplomas in design often have displayed talent and a discerning eye in relation to their areas of expertise. These courses provide students with the opportunity to work on projects that can later become part of their professional portfolio.

There isn’t a set standard for the number of units needed to receive an advanced diploma, so costs will vary depending on the specified focus and the school offering the program. Contact a university directly to find out more about expenses.

After receiving advanced diplomas in design, graduates are fully trained and ready to apply what they’ve learned in any professional setting. Those who study graphic design can seek out employment with marketing and advertising firms. With the continuing expansion of the gaming industry, designers are finding more and more work creating video games. If your diploma had a computer focus, user experience designers are in demand to create interesting and user-friendly visuals that can be used on multiple platforms.

Design is a growing field, and an advanced diploma can open many doors in the industry. If you’re interested in learning more, 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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Hong Kong Design Institute
Hong Kong

The programme will allow students to study culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, analyse ... +

The programme will allow students to study culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, analyse product and market trend, master technology and produce a concept to rejuvenate or enhance products. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki, Greece

By studying Interior Design at AAS College graduates will be with knowledge and understanding along with skill sets, attributes and behaviours that provide them with the poten ... +

By studying Interior Design at AAS College graduates will be with knowledge and understanding along with skill sets, attributes and behaviours that provide them with the potential to be an effective contributor in the global community of Interior Design including event design, set design and consultancy practices. To achieve this the course embraces a distinctive focussed study upon human needs and desires in a consumerist society. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to build upon the understanding of the importance of being socially and culturally aware as a designer, becoming conscious of their potential influence and need to embrace ethically considered practices and apply considered personal as well as professional codes. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
24 months
English
01 Jun 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

With a graduate employment rate that exceeds 80%, Centennial College’s Graphic Design program will prepare you for a multi-disciplinary design career. Facilitated at the Story ... +

With a graduate employment rate that exceeds 80%, Centennial College’s Graphic Design program will prepare you for a multi-disciplinary design career. Facilitated at the Story Arts Centre, Centennial College’s School of Communications, Media and Design - you will learn by working hands-on in an intimate studio environment, rather than sitting passively in large lecture halls. With small class sizes you will have lots of opportunities to work one-on-one with your professors. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Cambrian College
Sudbury, Canada

Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and become a ... +

Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and become a professional visual communication designer. The Graphic Design curriculum is career-focused and rigorous, with attention given to both traditional skills and new technologies. In addition, you will develop skills in critical thinking, creativity and concept driven work, allowing you to be agile in the evolving and demanding industry of professional communication. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

As a student in one of Canada's most well-respected graphic design programs, you'll develop a knock-out portfolio, rub shoulders with industry professionals, and build your co ... +

As a student in one of Canada's most well-respected graphic design programs, you'll develop a knock-out portfolio, rub shoulders with industry professionals, and build your connections to find employment upon graduation. You'll learn illustration, graphic design communication, typography, interactive web design, design theory, graphic design history so that you have the marketable skills that companies are looking for. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne, Australia

Guarantee your future with a Diploma of Graphic Design. This course at Melbourne Polytechnic has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real employme ... +

Guarantee your future with a Diploma of Graphic Design. This course at Melbourne Polytechnic has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real employment opportunities for graduates through our widespread industry networks. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Sydney, Australia +9 More

Game Programmers drive the game development process; creating the framework, functionality and interaction in the game. Regarded as the essential ingredient in the development ... +

Game Programmers drive the game development process; creating the framework, functionality and interaction in the game. Regarded as the essential ingredient in the development process, game programmers are highly valued and continually in demand. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
Online
 
Sault College
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

This accelerated program will give you the tools you need to create visually stunning work that incorporates solutions for the ever-growing digital age.Emphasis is placed on p ... +

This accelerated program will give you the tools you need to create visually stunning work that incorporates solutions for the ever-growing digital age.Emphasis is placed on project-based learning, giving you a strong foundation in the exhilarating design process. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Raffles Design Institute Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing.

Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Hong Kong Design Institute
Hong Kong

This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical practicality for students who intend to pursue the architectural profession, providing the background ... +

This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical practicality for students who intend to pursue the architectural profession, providing the background training in visual communication, two and three dimensional designs, architectural theory and history, building principles and overseas field trips for the students to practice or to continue with further study in architecture. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Raffles Design Institute Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The BA (Hons) Interior Design course explores the human scale and relationship in the continuously changing context of spatial environments.

The BA (Hons) Interior Design course explores the human scale and relationship in the continuously changing context of spatial environments. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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