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Top Courses in Design Studies

Design Studies

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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Intensive Program in Interior Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2018 Italy Milan

Domus Academy’s Intensive Program in Interior Design will teach you the fundamentals of interior design theory and practice. The program consists of five modules, each of which lasts six weeks. Modules 1 and 2 are lecture-based and focus on design culture and basic design principles. Modules 3, 4, and 5 are workshop-based and center on design practice and execution. [+]

Intensive Program in Interior Design

‘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 Intensive Program is addressed to candidates from diverse backgrounds, career changers, including ones without any design background, to enable them to experiment and master the basic tools of the Interior Design and Styling industry.... [-]


CPD in Graphic Design

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom London

With our Digital Graphic Design Professional Development Programmes, you will acquire an understanding of the design process, how to plan and develop ideas, and how to use images and text in design work for the purpose of communication. [+]

CPD in Graphic Design

With our Digital Graphic Design Professional Development Programmes, you will acquire an understanding of the design process, how to plan and develop ideas, and how to use images and text in design work for the purpose of communication.

Working with industry standard software such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, you will develop a portfolio of projects that will aid you in pursuing a career in the design field.

Course Requirements

16 and above

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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. [+]

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.... [-]


Course in Interior Design - Academic year - Fall intake

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2018 Italy Milan

The Interior Design Academic Year offers studebts an in-depth and practical introduction to Italian design and the ‘Made in Italy’ concept. [+]

The Interior Design Academic Year offers students an in-depth and practical introduction to Italian design and the ‘Made in Italy’ concept. The program enables students to experiment and master the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, portfolio building, project work, visits to firms, trade fairs and industrial events and seminars with industry professionals. The program emphasizes innovation, tradition, and systems. Schedule: Lessons run from Monday till Friday full-time Target: This course is intended for motivated students and professionals interested in understanding the Italian design system and in learning the fundamentals of Interior design. Structure and Methodology: The Academic Year is structured around the major international trade shows in Italy, including Architect@work, SAIE ( International Building Exhibition ) in Bologna, Salone del Mobile furniture show and the Design Week that follows, Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo. The Interior Design - Academic Year program is composed of two semesters: Interior and Spatial Design - Fall Semester (September to December) and Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester (February to May). Interior and Spatial Design – Fall Semester enables participants to acquire the basic knowledge and skills used in the field of interior design. Together with lectures and workshop, students will have the chance to visit the main international fairs in Italy focused on architecture, interior design, materials and finishings like MADE (Architecture and Building Show) and Architecture@work in Milan and the SAIE (International Building Exhibition) in Bologna. Thanks to... [-]


Graphic Design Program

Florence Academy of Russian Art
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Florence

The program is meant for those who would like to make design their profession and for those aiming for a successful career in a design studio, advertising or branding agency and publishing house. One can as well pursue a career as an illustrator or story-board artist in the cartoon/animation film industry. [+]

The program is meant for those who would like to make design their profession and for those aiming for a successful career in a design studio, advertising or branding agency and publishing house. One can as well pursue a career as an illustrator or story-board artist in the cartoon/animation film industry.

What makes it a unique course?

Hands-on training:

Sketches, calligraphy, application of profound knowledge in the field of artistic anatomy and watercolor techniques, including intense training in drawing and painting.

Goals of the program

To prepare individuals for a professional career, capable and fully competent for a wide range of projects in the field of graphic design, as well as production, planning, management and communication.... [-]


Course in Pattern Making: Bodice

The Cut Fashion Design Academy
Campus Full time 2 days December 2018 Canada Vancouver

During this 2-day Pattern Making workshop, students will learn how to take measurements and draft a fitted bodice and sleeve block from those measurements. [+]

During this 2-day Pattern Making workshop, students will learn how to take measurements and draft a fitted bodice and sleeve block from those measurements. This is an important foundation in the pattern making process. Students will learn:

how to make rules take measurements cut muslin fit adjustments transfer and tag garments

Three projects will be worked on throughout the course, which students will present to their peers on the last day. These projects include:

bodice block completed bodice

The instructor will work with each student based on personal skill level and preferred pace and will assist with plotting individual projects out.

Day 1

Moulage rules and information Taking measurements Complete moulage draft Cut in muslin ... [-]

User Experience Design Immersive Course

General Assembly
Campus Full time 10 weeks March 2018 USA Kips Bay Atlanta Austin Boston Chicago Dallas Denver Los Angeles Santa Monica Irvine Manhattanville Providence San Francisco San Jose Seattle Washington DC Arlington United Kingdom London Hong Kong Singapore Australia Brisbane Melbourne Sydney USA Online + 25 more

Begin a career in UX with a grounding in research and design skills, from personas to prototypes. Build a portfolio rich with innovative insights. [+]

BECOME A UX DESIGNER IN 10 WEEKS

The User Experience Design Immersive program is crafted by top practitioners in the field, with a specific focus on helping you transition into a UX design career.

Learn From UX Experts

Attend classes designed and taught by some of the industry’s best UX designers.

Build Your Portfolio

Apply your UX skills across five class projects and build a working portfolio.

Get A UX Job

Become an apprentice or junior UX designer.

Career Support

We provide each of our immersive graduates with job readiness training, connections to employers, and opportunities to hone new skills.

Job Preparation

Build a strong portfolio and resume with support and feedback.... [-]


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... [+]

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.... [-]


Intensive 1-Year Course in Fashion Product Design

Accademia del Lusso
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Milan

The Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to manage the entire production chain of a fashion product, from the original sketch design to the final creation of a garment... [+]

The Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to manage the entire production chain of a fashion product, from the original sketch design to the final creation of a garment.

The course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the advanced creative skills and practical techniques necessary to work in the fields of design (artistic representation, textile technology, colouring techniques, fabric technology, and the graphic development of sketches), pattern making (paper pattern making techniques directed mainly at womenswear) and tailoring (garment assembly using industrial machinery).

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

ESCUELA MADRILEÑA DE DECORACIÓN
Campus Part time 16 weeks April 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Design and Commercialization

Saint Louis University
Campus or Online Full time 1 - 2 semesters May 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 Cinematographic Costume

Roma Film Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rome

The Cinema Costume course is a two-year course and covers all industrial and business figures related to the costume department. The hours provided are around 950, varying according to the expected production. [+]

The Cinema Costume course is a two-year course and covers all industrial and business figures related to the costume department. The hours provided are around 950, varying according to the expected production.

I Year - History and Techniques

The costume for the cinema is a fundamental element for the creation and construction of the characters and the story, besides the look and the way of a film. As for people, the costume can never be generic but 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 on the cinematographic language of all departments and basic informatics.... [-]


Course: Introduction to Stage Management and Technical Theatre

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 5 days April 2018 Ireland Dublin

This course is also suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge. The areas covered in this course will reflect the key subjects covered in the Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at The Lir including [+]

Overview

This course is also suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge. The areas covered in this course will reflect the key subjects covered in the Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at The Lir including Managing the Stage This one day workshop will introduce participants to the roles of the Stage & Production Manager and will identify how the team of CSM, DSM and ASM are divided into roles and responsibilities. It will detail the basics of running a rehearsal room, of blocking, prompting and reporting and participants will also create a prompt copy. Technology and the Stage Exploring stage technologies, lighting and sound. A one day workshop covering the principles and practices in lighting a small theatre production including rigging and focusing theatre lanterns and programming the operating desk. The course will include practical sessions as well as presentations from the tutor. There will also be a focus on sound design covering what sound is and how it can be managed, systems and equipment and how to use them and the basics involved in setting up the sound for a theatre production. Making the Stage This two day workshop is broken down into Designing the Stage and Constructing the Stage. Designing the stage looks at the considerations to be taken into account when starting out the design process including access, resources, size of the space etc., creating design concepts and the importance of model... [-]


Rhino (CAD) for Jewellery

British Academy of Jewellery
Campus Full time 1 week August 2018 United Kingdom London

During this course, you will be introduced to a range of modelling techniques using the computer-aided design (CAD) software Rhino. [+]

During this course, you will be introduced to a range of modelling techniques using the computer-aided design (CAD) software Rhino. At the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation of core basic solid modelling tools for creating jewellery in CAD, as well as how to take existing jewelry-making knowledge into tolerances for producing 3D models usable for 3D printing and jewellery manufacturing.

Description:

Introduction to CAD/CAM Introduction to Rhino interface Layers, snaps and O-snaps Building objects with curves (explode, join, rebuild, split, trim, fillet, offset) Transformation commands (move, rotate, scale, mirror) Basics of solid modelling Basics of organic modelling Universal Deformation Tools and their application Preparing a file for rapid prototyping ... [-]