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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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Undergraduate Course in Industrial Design Intensive

Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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.... [-]


CONTEMPORARY ART - STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP & REFINE YOUR IDEAS

European Cultural Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Italy Venice

The Contemporary Art Course is designed to help you execute your creative projects. It equips you with the industry knowledge that will advance your career in the creative sector. [+]

CONTEMPORARY ART - STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP & REFINE YOUR IDEAS

DATES: July 15 -27, 2019

About the course

The program focuses on the contemporary art market and the ways to get involved in it. The goal of the course is to transform you from consumer to maker in the cultural field.

Q&A sessions, lectures and dinners with the makers of the Biennale and its satellite exhibitions will give you insider knowledge of creating art projects. You will work on a group project dedicated to the Venice Biennale and create a roadmap for your personal creative goals. We will work together on your skills and provide the support and financial advice you need to turn your idea into reality.... [-]


Specialization in Graphic Design

Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Brazil Pinheiros

The program is designed for students interested in investing in high-quality training and developing knowledge in the field of graphic design and visual communication. [+]

AboutNEXT TURKS WITH BEGINNING IN AUGUST 2018.

The program is designed for students interested in investing in high-quality training and developing knowledge in the field of graphic design and visual communication.

The objective of the course is to prepare professionals capable of performing visual programming of different genres and formats, to develop and employ aesthetic elements of the visual communication process, to create illustrations, to apply typefaces and to reproduce other elements of visual identity, managing the whole process of visual communication, and proposing practical solutions to real problems.

Expected resultsComprehensive understanding of major historical and contemporary developments in graphic design, including social, technical and professional contexts.Self-knowledge, ability to communicate with varied audiences, develop teamwork, discussion and negotiation skills.Develop personal and business skills to respond to current and future career challenges.Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to work as a graphic designer (and future art director) in design studios, advertising agencies, marketing consultants, publishers and graphic designers. He will also have enough knowledge to undertake and open his own design company.Structure of the courseMODULE I: FUNDAMENTALS OF VISUAL LANGUAGEMeans of Expression and Visual RepresentationCGHistory of Visual CultureMODULE II: THE DESIGNER AS AN EDITORDigital DesignCreating images in different mediaEditorial Graphic DesignMODULE III: CONSTRUCTION OF MEANINGSContemporary Graphic DesignVisual identityStudies of visual communication codesMODULE IV: PREPARATION FOR THE MARKETBusinessGraphic productionPersonal project... [-]

User Experience (UX) Design Program

V School
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Salt Lake City

Never before has the design + education communities come together in a more electric way! Introducing V School’s User Experience Design Course. We have literally assembled the founders/creators at some of the best creative agencies in the country, to create a curriculum + teach the design concepts that are leading the industry. V School’s skill-builder (part-time) course is engineered for the individual within the design or frontend development fields looking to make a switch to UX Design or level-up their overall skills. [+]

Never before has the design + education communities come together in a more electric way! Introducing V School’s User Experience Design Course.

We have literally assembled the founders/creators at some of the best creative agencies in the country, to create a curriculum + teach the design concepts that are leading the industry.

V School’s skill-builder (part-time) course is engineered for the individual within the design or frontend development fields looking to make a switch to UX Design or level-up their overall skills.

As a Designer

You will learn the essentials of wireframing, prototyping, testing and how the UX process fits into the design and development workflow.... [-]


Solution consulting

AMD Akademie Mode & Design
Campus Full time October 2019 Germany Hamburg Düsseldorf Munich Berlin + 2 more

Are you creative and are you interested in a design degree program? A creative folder is required for the application - but which work samples do you want to show? What is artistically convincing, what is not? How do you prepare the folder in the best case? [+]

Are you creative and are you interested in a design degree program? A creative folder is required for the application - but which work samples do you want to show? What is artistically convincing, what is not? How do you prepare the folder in the best case?

Come to the AMD and bring along your portfolio or work. These can be drawings, collages, photos, designs with writing (flyers, school papers, birthday announcements, etc.) or websites - everything that expresses your creativity.

We will give you feedback on your portfolio and will be pleased to advise you. Which works have potential? Which aspects can be improved? How can you optimize the folder as such? We take our time and offer both group and individual talks.... [-]


Interior Design Course

Istituto Marangoni - Miami
Campus 3 weeks September 2019 USA Miami

This short course will guide participants through the ultimate fashion trends in contemporary interior design. It encompasses the definition of a style through the furnishing of a retail space or a hotel, helping participants to improve their aesthetic sense and skills in décor. This course will challenge participants’ ability to interpret the world of interiors and home collection, their use of complementary styles, colors, and lighting effects via a vocational approach to learning. [+]

About

This short course will guide participants through the ultimate fashion trends in contemporary interior design. It encompasses the definition of a style through the furnishing of a retail space or a hotel, helping participants to improve their aesthetic sense and skills in décor. This course will challenge participants’ ability to interpret the world of interiors and home collection, their use of complementary styles, colors, and lighting effects via a vocational approach to learning.

Week 1

Participants are introduced to the planning of an interior design space through an analysis of contemporary trends in the industry, and to the use of modern project planning presentation techniques. They gain an understanding of which styles and aesthetic languages are more appropriate for fashion trend luxury housing, and how the use of creatively researched elements and images elaborate a concept.... [-]


Intensive Course in Design Thinking

London School of Design and Marketing (ES)
Campus Full time 5 days June 2019 United Kingdom London Spain Madrid Portugal Porto + 4 more

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that attempts to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding unique solutions in the challenges of everyday life. [+]

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that attempts to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding unique solutions in the challenges of everyday life.

Square: 20

Duration: 5 Days (35h) with practical component

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Designed and created for creatives, artists, administrators, entrepreneurs and people interested in practical training, with real applicability in the field of Design Thinking./>

Our Design Thinking course program will present definitions and concepts related to creativity and design. It will allow participants to explore what creativity is in design and will also allow them to relate creativity methods to different concepts, namely, the needs of the people, the needs of the consumer and the user interface. Throughout the course, participants will carry out group work and implement creative processes using various techniques related to the development of creative skills.... [-]


Short Course Design Thinking

London School Of Design And Marketing
Campus Full time 5 days June 2019 United Kingdom London Spain Madrid Portugal Porto + 4 more

Design thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex and uncertain problems with the design. It is focused on finding unique solutions everyday challenges. [+]

Design thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex and uncertain problems with the design. It is focused on finding unique solutions everyday challenges.

Vacancies: 20

Duration: 5 Days (35h) with a practical component

Overview

Designed and created for creatives, artists, managers, entrepreneurs, and people interested in a practical education, with real-world applicability in the Design Thinking field.

Our Design Thinking course program will present definitions and concepts related to creativity and design. It will allow participants to explore what creativity in design is and it will also allow them to relate creativity methods to different concepts, namely people’s needs, consumer needs and user interface. Throughout the course, participants will carry out group work and implement creative processes using several techniques related to the development of creative skills.... [-]


Architecture and Interior Design Course

Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya - IEFC
Campus Part time 45 hours October 2019 Spain Barcelona

Aimed at professionals, students and amateurs: photography, architecture and interior design. [+]

Addressed to:

Professionals, students and amateurs: photography, architecture and interior design.

Goals:

Learn to register and explain the architectural space from the photograph.

Be able to make a professional photographic commission for architecture or interior design.

Contents:What is architectural photography and what are its applications.Knowledge and practice of the large format camera: perspective control.Use of large format cameras in small groups.Adapting the technique of the large format camera to the usual material of the students (camera and computer).Take advantage of outdoor and indoor light conditions.Knowledge of specific digital techniques. Practices in digital laboratory.Architecture as a subject of artistic photography. Limits of architectural photography.Conference-workshop with Ricardo Devesa, doctor architect, editor and professor.Practices:... [-]

One Year Course in Product Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 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... [+]

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.... [-]


Course In Cinematographic Costume

Roma Film Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

The Cinematographic Costume is a two-year course, which covers all industrial and business topics related to the costume department. The course typically requires around 950 hours, varying according to the expected production. [+]

The Cinematographic Costume is a two-year course, which covers all industrial and business topics related to the costume department. The course typically requires around 950 hours, varying according to the expected production.

I Year - History and Techniques

The cinematographic costume is a fundamental element of the creation and construction of the characters and the story, as well as the look and the way a movie is filmed. As for people, the costume can never be generic, as it is the result of reality; this is why the work of the costume designer can be assimilated to that of an anthropologist. The first year, therefore, focuses on the basic elements and foundations of the history of the cinematographic costume, the organization of the department, the manual skills and the tailoring techniques, parallel to the literacy of the cinematographic language of all departments and basic computer science.... [-]


Graphic Design Course

Oakfields College
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Lynnwood Ridge Edenvale Cape Town + 2 more

As a graphic design student, you will have a number of practicals throughout the years which include the designing of advertisements, posters, pamphlets, logos, products and packaging. All of this work will give you a substantial portfolio to show off your talents to future employers. [+]

Overview

As a graphic design student, you will have a number of practicals throughout the years which include the designing of advertisements, posters, pamphlets, logos, products and packaging. All of this work will give you a substantial portfolio to show off your talents to future employers.

Studying graphic design at Oakfields College is a great way to learn how to turn your creative abilities into a lucrative and dynamic career. This course will provide you with extensive training that will enable you to enter the creative industry of graphic design.

The software used at Oakfields College is always up-to-date so that when you start working, you do not have to learn new programmes in order to be able to work effectively.... [-]


Introduction to Interior Design

The Design Ecademy
Online 6 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Richmond

Interior Design TV Shows, websites & magazines are inspiring - but they don't show you what to do in YOUR home! Learn from your personal interior design expert with step-by-step video tutorials. [+]

About

Interior Design TV Shows, websites & magazines are inspiring - but they don't show you what to do in YOUR home! Learn from your personal interior design expert with step-by-step video tutorials. 6 complete modules as follows:

Interior Design Style Wall to Wall Design Ideas Flooring that will Floor You Colour Your Home Fabric of Society Putting it All Together Here's what our students have to say

Ina Wagner - This course helped me to achieve the right qualifications to start my career. I have now successfully set up my business. I truly found my dream career.

Vicki Sheridan - I had reservations about learning this way but that went the moment I started my first assignment. After only a few months I gained the confidence to start looking for work experience while still working full time in a completely different industry. That's the wonderful thing about this course, you can make the change over gradually even if you are in a different industry altogether. My dream is finally coming true!... [-]


Academic year in Interior Design

STAR Studium ArchitecturAe Florence Design School
Campus 1 - 2 years Open Enrollment Italy Florence

WAKE UP TO BEAUTY. A NEW CONCEPT OF INTERIOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN SCHOOL The characteristic of these courses is that Academic theory is combined with practice on real jobs site This part of our design school in Florence brings the students into direct contact with the reality of interior design. The students will participate in a real project within our firm. In fact, we start with the clients' requests and we try to understand what they really want and we attempt to discover their true identity. The reason for this is that we need to create a universe in a given space ( residential or store or exhibition). In order to fully understand the fragmented desires and needs ( both ours and the client's), we must dedicate time to talk about them, in the office and on site. [+]

WAKE UP TO BEAUTY. A NEW CONCEPT OF INTERIOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN SCHOOL The characteristic of these courses is that Academic theory is combined with practice on real jobs site

This part of our design school in Florence brings the students into direct contact with the reality of interior design. The students will participate in a real project within our firm. In fact, we start with the clients' requests and we try to understand what they really want and we attempt to discover their true identity. The reason for this is that we need to create a universe in a given space ( residential or store or exhibition). In order to fully understand the fragmented desires and needs ( both ours and the client's), we must dedicate time to talk about them, in the office and on site.... [-]


Interior Design Course

In Florence Academy
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 8 months Open Enrollment Italy Florence + 1 more

The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior spaces, the methodologies of elaborating the concept of a project and its appropriate representation. The approach is not only technical, but creative, artistic and intuitive. [+]

The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior spaces, the methodologies of elaborating the concept of a project and its appropriate representation. The approach is not only technical but creative, artistic and intuitive. The fundamentals of the course are aimed at providing knowledge of various interior styles, the study of solutions in furnishing, the materials used and the various possibilities in fabrics; patterns, colors, and shades.

Course prices and duration:

ELEMENTARY COURSE

Enrollment fee: 150 €

Tuition fee:

one month: 590 €

two months: 1100 €... [-]