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Design studies courses are an excellent way to help advance your career. There are many academic institutions across the globe offering top-notch design courses with a variety of program and schedule options. Often, design courses can complement other degree programs or are offered as separate certificate or diploma programs.

There are a variety of courses in several different design industries, such as fashion design, interior design, multimedia, graphic design, visual, sound, and industrial design, with each discipline having specialized areas of study. Design courses can be studied online, through distance learning, or in a traditional classroom setting, allowing for flexibility in scheduling as courses range from a few days to over a year.

Whether you are seeking new skills, professional development, or a change of career, there are design courses that can help you meet your goals. Take a look through the programs below to find the design courses that you are searching for!

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User Experience Lab

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 3 days October 2018 Singapore United Kingdom Manchester London Sweden Stockholm USA East New York UK Online + 7 more

Understanding how users interact with technology/digital is key in the digital world. Through this 3 day course, you will better understand your consumer’s behaviour and decision making process about using a particular product or service. You will learn how to implement better user journeys, how to evaluate the quality of user experience and understand how to relate your business objectives to the user needs. [+]

Best Courses in Design Studies 2018. Designing Digital Experiences for Humans: A Hyper Island Lab Understanding how users interact with technology/digital is key in the digital world. Through this 3 day course, you will better understand your consumer’s behaviour and decision making process about using a particular product or service. You will learn how to implement better user journeys, how to evaluate the quality of user experience and understand how to relate your business objectives to the user needs. This course has been designed for anyone! You can either be experienced in digital, or that completely new. The tools and methods taught in this course is suitable for all levels, and transferable to other areas as well. Hyper Island Sessions will help you learn transferable skills that can be directly applied to your own workplace and career. We will draw on current and emerging international, local & Asian perspectives and case studies; and help you consider the legal, social and ethical issues involved. WDA funding available for Singaporeans/PRs for the Lab that is run in Singapore Why you should join In the Labs you get experience and hands on knowledge by working on a real client and a real brief. This means that your new knowledge gained throughout the lab is instantly transferable to your workplace, and you'll take away practical tools and workable methods. You will also have the chance to: Learn from and get access to local and international industry experts Experience Hyper Island’s famous learning methodology Experiment... [-]

Pre-Master Program

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 4 months October 2018 Italy Milan

The Domus Academy Pre-Master’s Program is a four-month intensive postgraduate course that will prepare you to enter a Master’s program at Domus Academy. [+]

Pre-Master’s Program 

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands. 

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects Build your own Multicultural and Global Network Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience Audience

The program is addressed to the multi-cultural candidates from diverse backgrounds, career changers, including ones without any design background, to develop a personal value and essential competencies within the field of Interior Design and Styling industry. ... [-]


Course In Digital Image Processing

GrisArt Escuela Superior de Fotografía
Campus Part time 8 months October 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Course of Digital Image Processing is intended for photographic training stakeholders who want to master the technology and digital postproduction. [+]

The Course of Digital Image Processing is intended for photographic training stakeholders who want to master the technology and digital postproduction. Its progressive development ensures mastery of essential knowledge and practices: theoretical concepts; equipment and appropriate programs to work; precise tools and techniques for each situation; advanced retouching and photomontage; color management and printing techniques. Practices, monitored after every class, give students of looseness and control in relation to the issues explained. Free use of the facilities of the school allows maximum use of the knowledge acquired. This course has continuity with the Course of Post Production and Finishing.... [-]


University Superior Course Of Decoration, Interior Design (acad + 3d)

ESCUELA MADRILEÑA DE DECORACIÓN
Campus Part time 16 weeks January 2018 Spain Madrid

It is the most complete course that we teach, obtaining a double degree from the Rey Juan Carlos University, for decoration and interior design. Concentrated in four months and has a job pool. It enables you to carry out professional projects and open your own study. It does not require previous training. [+]

It is the most complete course that we teach, obtaining a double degree from the Rey Juan Carlos University, for decoration and interior design. Concentrated in four months and has a job pool. It enables you to carry out professional projects and open your own study. It does not require previous training.

General information

This superior course provides a safe work outlet in the field of design, thanks to a complete agenda taught by interior decorators and experts, who bring in their classes the reality of this beautiful profession. To be competitive in this profession you must train both in decoration and interior design.

This superior course will provide you with diverse and varied professional opportunities.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Design and Commercialization

Saint Louis University
Campus or Online Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 USA Saint Louis

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Engineering for Design and Commercialization. [+]

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

Students who successfully complete an INTO SLU Graduate Pathway program in engineering for design and commercialization are assured progression to a UAB graduate engineering degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. ... [-]


Course in Graphic Design Essentials (Adobe Photoshop)

First Media Design School
Campus Full time 30 hours August 2018 Singapore

This course aims to teach learners the fundamental application steps in communication design through the use of Photoshop. Learners will acquire design appreciation and design conceptual skills to develop a series of collaterals for campaign launch. [+]

Course in Graphic Design Essentials (Adobe Photoshop) This course aims to teach learners the fundamental application steps in communication design through the use of Photoshop. Learners will acquire design appreciation and design conceptual skills to develop a series of collaterals for campaign launch. Entry requirement 1. Basic computer operational knowledge and skills. 2. Able to speak, read and write in English. 3. Have an interest in arts and design. Methods of assessment All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their design skills in the form of verbal and visual presentations and reports in preparation of portfolio work. Certification obtained upon completion of the programme WSQ Develop 2D Visuals Using Computer Software [-]

Specialist In Design And Production Of Shows - Face-to-face And Online

ESODE Business School
Campus or Online Part time Open Enrollment Spain Madrid

Specialist in Design and Production Shows, EDPE, offers students the necessary knowledge and techniques in the production of shows to develop them and manage them from start to finish. [+]

Best Courses in Design Studies 2018. PRESENTATION

Design, coordinate and manage a live show. Paid and guaranteed practices in leading companies. Own financing. REGISTER NOW AND BONIFY YOUR TRAINING!

Acquires the necessary skills in the different functions and responsibilities related to audiovisual production, to participate in the creation, production, management and marketing of any kind of live show.

OBJECTIVES Acquire the necessary knowledge and techniques in the production of live shows . Develop necessary skills in the different functions and responsibilities related to audiovisual production, from the creation, production, management and marketing of any kind of live show: concerts, galas, theater, musical tours, macro-events, etc. DIRECTED TO / REQUIREMENTS Graduates and university graduates. Higher Vocational Training Technicians (FP2). Professionals from the world of audiovisual communication, entertainment and leisure. NO DEGREE: certify 1 year of work experience. TEMARY MODULES Introduction to the audiovisual sector and events Business organization Marketing and event communication Personal skills Technical means Business Protocol Legislative environment Design, management and presentation of the show: pre-production Process of production and realization Post-production PRICE AND MODE Modality: online and face-to-face. Online Price : € 2450 € 1,200 (25% discount). Face price : 3740 € 2640 € (30% discount). Qualification certified by ESODE Business School. Paid and guaranteed practices in leading companies (on-site only). METHODOLOGY ... [-]

Undergraduate Course in Industrial Design Intensive

Umeå University, Umeå Institute of Design
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Sweden Umeå

Industrial Design Intensive is a one-year course package that runs over a whole study year, from autumn to spring term. The autumn term is dedicated to basic methods in industrial design with focus on the product design process, while the spring term includes [+]

Course Package - Industrial Design Intensive  (Undergraduate)

Industrial Design Intensive is a one-year course package that runs over a whole study year, from autumn to spring term. The autumn term is dedicated to basic methods in industrial design with focus on the product design process, while the spring term includes basics in interaction design, service design and design management.

The goal of the course is that the student should acquire basic knowledge about, and understanding of, the methods and proceedings that are used within industrial design. Special attention is given to the product development process but other areas of industrial design are also integrated in the course, such as interaction design, service design and design management. The course is mainly focused on methods for analysing problems, methods for ideation and creativity and methods for visualisation, presentation and communication.... [-]


One Year Course in Product Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The One Year course in Product Design is taught following a single theme approach with cycles of lessons on theory integrated with workshop exercises and subjects. In this way students can acquire the solid cultural, methodological and operative foundations and can opt to pursue their education further by applying for following a Master’s course in Industrial Design or Interior Design... [+]

Best Courses in Design Studies 2018. The One Year course in Product Design is taught following a single theme approach with cycles of lessons on theory integrated with workshop exercises and subjects. In this way students can acquire the solid cultural, methodological and operative foundations and can opt to pursue their education further by applying for following a Master’s course in Industrial Design or Interior Design. CHARACTERISTICS AND AIMS The One Year Course is aimed at providing basic training for product and interior designers. This aim is achieved through a well balanced teaching programme that solidifies the necessary methodological tools for approaching a project. Topics covered in the course are included in the study plan so as to consolidate historical and cultural backgrounds and provide a conceptual framework to refer to. This includes portrayal techniques, theory and the physiology of perceived phenomena. General training, on the other hand, aims to provide the mastery of technical and technological instruments, the understanding of operative supports, and the vocabulary of product design and product systems design. Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and skills needed for the Master’s year, which is the ideal continuation of this course. DURATION The One Year Course lasts for one academic year from October to July. Attendance is compulsory and full-time commitment is required including the participation to lessons, class exercises, visits and the individual study. [-]

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Santa Reparata International School Of Art (SRISA)
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 Italy Florence

SRISA offers American University level undergraduate courses taught in English in a variety of areas of study. All classes, with the exception of Italian, are taught in English. Most students choose to study for one or two semesters. Fall and Spring semesters are 15 weeks long and students enroll in 14-16 credit hours. [+]

SRISA offers American University level undergraduate courses taught in English in a variety of areas of study. All classes, with the exception of Italian, are taught in English. Most students choose to study for one or two semesters. Fall and Spring semesters are 15 weeks long and students enroll in 14-16 credit hours.

Semester Programs: Fall (September-December) Total Credits: 14-16 Spring (January-April) Total Credits: 14-16 Departments: Fine Arts Liberal Arts Design Italian Subjects:

Photography, Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Book Arts, Painting, Drawing, Art History, Museum Studies, History, Music Appreciation, Politics and Social Science, Literature, Creative Writing, Cinema (Film Studies), Journalism, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Textiles Design, Italian Language (All Levels).... [-]


Textile Design Course

Accademia Riaci
Campus Full time 1 - 12 weeks Open Enrollment Italy Florence

In the Textile Design course at Accademia Riaci, you can learn batik, tie-dye, waterpaint, linoleum, geometric patterns, natural motif patterns, solarisation patterns, scenic photo patterns, knitted fabric design and the base of weaving, so you can create your actual work using any method of these expressions. [+]

Art Short Course

Textile does not only get worn as fashionable clothes, but is utilized as interior fabrics, wall papers, curtains, sofas, tablecloths, carpets, furniture, as well as in cars and public transportations – almost in every scene of our daily life. Textile design consists of color, print, motif, fabric, 3D function, shape and resistance, meaning the textile design is rich in variety. Many kinds of drawing tools such as pens, oil paints, acrylic paints, silk-screens, woodblock printings, photo compositions, Photoshop or Illustrator using PC, and all these tools give the textile designer the unlimited possibility of freely expressing themselves.

In the Textile Design course at Accademia Riaci, you can learn batik, tie-dye, waterpaint, linoleum, geometric patterns, natural motif patterns, solarisation patterns, scenic photo patterns, knitted fabric design and the base of weaving, so you can create your actual work using any method of these expressions.... [-]


Oneyear Course In Retail Design & Visual Merchandising

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 184 hours October 2018 Brazil São Paulo

The course explores Retail Design and VM, their differences and complementarities, areas of activity and importance for strategies in retail and for the creation of strong visual identity, which will stand out in the market, loyal customers and converting sales. [+]

BECAUSE? The course explores Retail Design and VM, their differences and complementarities, areas of activity and importance for strategies in retail and for the creation of strong visual identity, which will stand out in the market, loyal customers and converting sales. FOR WHOM? The course was designed primarily for professionals in the retail area who seek improvement, giving technical, artistic and intellectual support to architects, interior designers, product designers, fashion designers, advertising decorators and other interested parties. HOW IS IT? The course is guided by three fundamental principles: creativity, strategy and dynamism. The content addresses disciplines that deal with themes such as: Retail Design, VM, Consumer Behavior, Branding, Showcase, Product Exhibition, among others. ONE YEAR CREATIVE COURSE IN RETAIL DESIGN & VISUAL MERCHANDISING WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN SPAIN ABOUT THE COURSE The One Year Creative Course in Retail Design & Visual Merchandising (VM) at the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo, in partnership with IED Barcelona, ​​offers a broad understanding of this profession, which the market has requested due to the development of the Distribution, change of consumer habits and segmentation / specification of retail. The course is guided by three fundamental principles: creativity, strategy and dynamism. The curriculum will address subjects ranging talk about retail design, visual merchandising, consumer behavior, branding, showcase, product exhibition and others. The student will develop the project of a store, taking into account the product, branding, consumer profiles, technology, and specific exercises to create thematic, furniture shop windows and displays for specific... [-]

Interior Design Course

Inter-Dec College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Montreal

A dynamic program for students who want to feel right at home when creating their own pleasant, comfortable or bizarre interior decors. Learn to create beautiful aesthetic designs on drawing tables, then [+]

Interior Design Course

A dynamic program for students who want to feel right at home when creating their own pleasant, comfortable or bizarre interior decors.

Learn to create beautiful aesthetic designs on drawing tables, then progress to AutoCAD and 3ds Studio Max, both industries leaders in design software. Master observation, technical and architectural drawing in order to create beautiful aesthetic spaces and designs.

As a graduate, you can choose one of three paths: residential, commercial, or institutional design. You will be fully qualified to move up the ladder quickly, from Junior Designer to Project Manager or Senior Designer. You will be able to work for specialized firms as a representative or consultant, and/or run your own business on the side.... [-]


Shop Stop Motion Animation

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Part time 3 months March 2018 Spain Barcelona

This is a fundamental course, which covers all processes involved in production of stop motion animation, with special emphasis on the most important and difficult: character animation. [+]

GOALS This is a fundamental course, which covers all processes involved in production of stop motion animation, with special emphasis on the most important and difficult: character animation. very complete a course that enables you to gain a solid foundation from which to continue improving as an animator / a, or prepare for postularte in our Master in Stop Motion Animation and Realization. Methodology This course offers a lot of technical and artistic information about animation, design and construction of characters and sets, staging, lighting and organization, entering the field of art direction, the cinematography and production. But most importantly, they are animated exercises that allow you to implement everything I learned. At all times you will be individually addressed and corrected by your teacher, who will guide and help you improve quickly, in the difficult art of giving life to your characters, pose after pose. Agenda Software Dragonframe. Basic Animation: Trajectories. Inertia. Timing. Anticipation and overaction. Creating stop motion characters: Styles and materials. Characters paper (cut-out). Plasticine characters. Skeletons for animation. Staging: Modular scenarios. Photography. Camera control. Lighting. Character animation. body animation. facial animation. Lip-sync. Basic information Duration: 60 hours Start Date: March 3, 2017 Calendar: March to June Hours: Fridays from 16:00 to 20:00 h. Language: Castilian Price: 630 € [-]

Diploma in Interior Design

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Interior Design Program at LaSalle College will give you the skills to pursue a career as an interior designer! [+]

Best Courses in Design Studies 2018. Interior designers give form to the spaces in which we spend our lives. An interior designer is, by definition a person who identifies, researches, and solves problems pertaining to the function and quality of interiors. Their work includes programming, design analysis, as well as specifying and designing all aspects of interior spaces. Using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, materials, lighting, and furnishings, interior designers prepare drawings and documents in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. You’re not the only person who has a knack for re-imagining the look of a room, and office, or even an entire building interior. For you though, it goes much deeper. You think about how a space connects to the people who use it—and to the environment. If you’re ready to go all-in and make a career out of it, our Interior Design degree program is the place to start. Here, you’ll develop the technical and creative skills to design interior spaces that meet demanding requirements—not just aesthetically, but in terms of safety, accessibility, and sustainability. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll take total commitment. But it could add up to a career doing what you love. Objectives The Interior Design diploma program is rich in theory and practice. Students will have the opportunity to develop abilities in all aspects of the design... [-]