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Top Certificate Programs in Design Studies

Many colleges and universities offer professional certificates. These are primarily used for individuals seeking to gain a leg up in their current job, or who wish to use the certificate to gain future employment. While the length of study will vary depending on the field of study, most of these programs can be completed within a year or less.

What is a Certificate in Design Studies? This program primarily focuses on interior design, visual arts and graphic design. Students can learn key techniques of visual expression, including components in painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, principles of design and three-dimensional studies. The certificate is designed to give graduates a chance to learn new skills which will benefit them in the visual arts industry or improve upon existing skills. Some of the courses offered might include history, interior decorating, ceramics, sculpture, space planning, materials and decorative arts.

One of the primary benefits of earning a professional certificate is that it can make some candidates more qualified for jobs in the design industry. Some companies may also offer a better wage for those who are professionally certified. For those who are interested in continuing on to a more advanced degree level, it can also pave the path to higher education.

Each program varies in duration and tuition fees depending on the institution, field of study and the country the school is located in. Prospective students should contact the office of admissions directly to learn more about the program and the associated course costs.

Many jobs in the design industry are highly competitive, but graduates of the program may find themselves in demand for a variety of institutions, ranging from both small and large enterprises. They can emerge from the program with a stronger appreciation of cultural values and the visual arts, and a solid foundation in the design industry. Many individuals become an interior decorator or graphic designer, though with further education a career in art education can be pursued.

Many institutions offer distance learning modules and online classes, as well as part-time and full-time courses. To learn 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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59 Results in Design Studies

ITECOM Art Design NICE

Develop mastery of graphic languages ​​and new technologies, acquire basic knowledge of image communication, to study the entire media production, are the theme of this c ... [+]

Duration of training: 3 years Title RNCP certified Level III Develop control graphical languages ​​and new technologies, acquire basic knowledge of image communication, to study the entire media production, are the theme of this curriculum. The purpose of this training: creativity, autonomy and versatility. This specific program aims to make students operating in line with the reality of the agencies.

visual identity, graphic design, editorial design, event, illustration, signage, motion design, web ... visual communication supports are numerous and changing, so you participate in the development of the company on adequate visual strategies. DA junior graphic designer, communications ... There are many "hats" professionals in visual communication. This training provided in 3 years you will integrate junior positions from getting your title.... [-]

France Nice
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
ITECOM Art Design Paris

At the crossroads of new technologies that cover the entire visual arts, this discipline helps design and implement tailored communications to mobile devices, incorporati ... [+]

The Motion Design is one of the new professions of the XXI century. "This is the art of giving life to graphic animation. "

Training Available Initial training linked training (professional contract) Further education (CIF / CPF ...)

At the crossroads of new technologies that cover the entire visual arts, this discipline helps design and implement tailored communications to mobile devices, incorporating the concept of motion with the combination of video, special effects, 2D and 3D animation, typography and graphics.

The Motion Graphic Design and Motion Design, is animated graphical elements like pictures, pictograms, or typography, synchronized sound.

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France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
ITECOM Art Design Paris

Level III RNCP Title. Training available in initial training, continuing education and on-the-job training. Publishing press and advertising, search standalone graphic, p ... [+]

Title III RNCP level recorded at the National Directory of Professional Certification. Training Available Initial training Further education (CIF / CPF ...) linked training (professional contract) VAE (Validation of acquired experience)

Publishing press and advertising, search standalone graphic, perfectly mastering the DTP tool, with true creative qualities, a strong sense of the print layout and sensitivity to webdesign.

ITECOM aims to train you professionally, on a year to become a complete graphic designer and graphic designer, able to carry and manage all types of work.

Opportunities model maker DA Junior Graphic Designer graphic artist Training Program Technical DTP Press edition Layout Principles Typography Manufacturing advertising edition Artistic direction Volume Communication Webdesign / Multimedia software Illustrator Indesign Photoshop Admission to school Bac or equivalent File & maintenance (presentation of personal work) ... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
ITECOM Art Design Paris

The Prep digital [e] lasts one year. Resolutely turned towards the future, it trains students to fundamental different digital languages. ... [+]

The Prep digital [e] lasts one year. Resolutely turned towards the future, it trains students to fundamental different digital languages. It has two objectives:

upgrade your knowledge of digital design and computer programming, mature your career choices and choose your specialization in digital design.

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The Prep digital [e] offers a comprehensive education to address all digital production techniques: programming (Javascript, C ++, Python), digital design (Web, 3D, 2D, video). It also includes a digital culture courses.

It gives all the skills to access various digital design specializations: gaming, web development, video editing, computer graphics, 3D animation, graphic design, web design, motion design ...... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
ITECOM Art Design Paris

Level III RNCP Title. Training available in initial training, continuing education and on-the-job training. Develop mastery of graphic languages ​​and new technologies, a ... [+]

Title III RNCP level recorded at the National Directory of Professional Certification. Training available: Initial training Continuing education linked training (professional contract) VAE (Validation of acquired experience)

Develop mastery of graphic languages ​​and new technologies, acquire basic knowledge of image communication, to study the entire media production, are the theme of this curriculum. The purpose of this training: creativity, autonomy and versatility. This specific program aims to make students operating in line with the reality of the agencies.

visual identity, graphic design, editorial design, event, illustration, signage, motion design, web ... visual communication supports are numerous and changing, so you participate in the development of the company on adequate visual strategies. DA junior graphic designer, communications ... There are many "hats" professionals in visual communication. This training provided in 3 years you will integrate junior positions from getting your title.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
ITECOM Art Design Paris

Level III RNCP Title. Training available in initial training, continuing education and on-the-job training. In the second year you can choose to specialize in "indoor sce ... [+]

Title III RNCP level recorded at the National Directory of Professional Certification. Training Available Initial training Further education (CIF / CPF ...) linked training (professional contract)

In the second year you can choose to specialize in "indoor scene" or "visual merchandising".

1st year: THE DECORATION

The designer is the person that you take to restructure a space or place to live. It must have an open and creative mind. Its mission is to enhance the identity of the place and beautify the space.

This course is taught as a culture and as an art. The interior designer dresses and sets the value of the concept. It represents the most beautiful harmony between design & functionality.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
edX

Learn how to visualize architectural spaces to effectively communicate design ideas using Blender, a free and open source tool. ... [+]

Learn how to visualize architectural spaces to effectively communicate design ideas using Blender, a free and open source tool.

Architects are relying more on 3D software to visualize unbuilt spaces. 3D rendering and architectural visualization can help architects and designers to work in collaboration and better communicate ideas.

This program will introduce the basic concepts of architectural visualization. The program will use Blender, a free and open source tool, to demonstrate these concepts. The courses in this program cover a spectrum of processes such as modeling, texturing, and lighting.

The program has been shot and edited elegantly with slow-paced video tutorials, quizzes, activities, hands-on assignments, and projects.... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
edX

Master design knowledge required to improve the patient experience in healthcare systems ... [+]

Master design knowledge required to improve the patient experience in healthcare systems

Healthcare systems strive to offer better treatment and improve their service level for a growing number of patients. Designers can contribute to this goal by offering their unique human-centered thinking and creative solutions. In this program, you will learn key design methods and learn to apply them to healthcare through mastering a unique method of patient journey mapping.

There are several design methods that focus on the patient journey (built upon concepts derived from “customer journey”). By looking into the patient journey in great detail, designers can generate useful solutions for very specific problems. At the same time, other professionals in healthcare can learn how design can help with facilitating better care.... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
10 - 14 weeks
Online
The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences

The National Certificate course in 3D Animation and Visual Effects aims to deliver students who are competent 3D animation or visual effects artists. The course investiga ... [+]

The National Certificate course in 3D Animation and Visual Effects aims to deliver students who are competent 3D animation or visual effects artists. The course investigates a range of Animation fundamentals, such as how to animate characters, as well as texturing and lighting objects, characters and backgrounds. In addition, the course places a critical focus on the student’s professional practice, such as the ability to assess client contracts and to market your own projects.

Minimum entry requirements: Pass on National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and basic computer literacy

Introduction to 3D Technology This module introduces the history and development of digital animation, and delves into the functionality of 3D software applications. Students will learn various modelling techniques and modifiers that facilitate the process of modelling 3D characters. Students are introduced to the manner in which line, form and volume functions and how these elements are implicated in the changing of surfaces during motion.... [-]

South Africa Pretoria
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences

The Certificate course in Design Techniques introduces students to fundamental aspects of Graphic Design. The elements and principles of design are explored and applied i ... [+]

The Certificate course in Design Techniques introduces students to fundamental aspects of Graphic Design. The elements and principles of design are explored and applied in projects throughout the course. Students gain industry related software skills and develop their practical abilities through the exploration of key design areas including typography, illustrated type, identity design and layout. Practical skills acquired culminate in a portfolio with which students can enter the job market.

Minimum entry requirements: Pass on National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and basic computer literacy

Adobe Photoshop (Basic) This module serves as an introduction to the use of the Photoshop CS6 interface as a digital workflow solution to students specialising in most visual communication avenues. The module covers the essential tools and workflow most commonly used in both photographic and design practices, such as the Adobe Photoshop toolbox, options bar and applications panel; using Adobe Bridge; using smart objects and filters; understanding file types and file preparation for output.... [-]

South Africa Pretoria
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Academy Class

Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful program for editing digital video. Premiere lets you create videos, as well as perform colour correction and work with audio. Delegates a ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake Zero to Premiere Pro Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified!

Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful program for editing digital video. Premiere lets you create videos, as well as perform colour correction and work with audio. Delegates attending this Premiere Pro course will learn the fundamentals of non-linear editing techniques. You will also go on to learn more advanced features of the software.

This Premiere Pro course helps you understand and work with advanced concepts and features of this application. You will run through a typical series of steps for creating, editing and fine-tuning a series of video pieces. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Associate status.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful program for editing digital video. Premiere lets you create videos, as well as perform colour correction and work with audio. Students at ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful program for editing digital video. Premiere lets you create videos, as well as perform colour correction and work with audio. Students attending this course will learn the fundamentals of non-linear editing techniques.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Students who need to know the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro and countless tips and techniques to help them become more productive with its new features. This course is for individuals who wish to learn how to edit videos to be used on a number of different platforms, including web and DVD. Amateurs with an interest in video editing will also benefit from attending this course.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
2 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

This course is for people new to After Effects. Perhaps someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user lo ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake Zero to After Effects Hero in just 5 days

This course is for people new to After Effects. Perhaps someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand their skills and add effects to video projects.

Some Delegates may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. During the latter part of this After Effects course, you will master the concepts and advanced features of this program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

Take your After Effects skills to the next level. Upon completion of this course, you will have mastered the key skills to bring your ideas to life and will be able to cr ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

Take your After Effects skills to the next level. Upon completion of this course, you will have mastered the key skills to bring your ideas to life and will be able to create visually stunning videos.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course will help you master the concepts and features of the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Graphics professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Before attending this course, you should have already acquired skills from the After Effects 101 and 201 courses, or have equivalent knowledge.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
3 days
Campus
Online
Academy Class

Adobe After Effects is the industry leader in Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcas ... [+]

Certification Supporting Material 18-month Free course retake

Adobe After Effects is the industry leader in Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcast quality video for television. You will learn how to mix a number of still images together to create a moving texture. Placing Compositions into other Compositions, using Keyframes & Layers, and Effective Rendering techniques will also be covered.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course will help you master the concepts and features of the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Graphics professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert, ACE, status in After Effects.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Leeds Glasgow Lithuania Vilnius  + 3 More
August 2019
Part-time
2 days
Campus
Online