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Design Studies

Design 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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CPD in Graphic Design

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design Studies 2017/2018. 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 [-]

UX/UI Design Bootcamp

Ironhack Barcelona & Madrid
Campus Full time 8 weeks October 2017 Spain Barcelona Madrid + 1 more

Learn UX Design in 8 weeks. Learn UX design from experienced instructors who do it for a living. Learn by building projects every week. No more boring lectures. Network & connect with other professionals in the community. Launch your new career in UX Design through Ironhack career services. [+]

Who is it for? Career changers Architecture, marketing, communication, community managers... professionals that want to make a switch into one of the hottest and most upcoming careers. Professional development People in traditional design roles that want to learn the latest technologies and the working methodologies of innovative design & product companies. Entrepreneurs Design and gather valuable user feedback through high fidelity prototypes for your idea before building an MVP. Front-End Developers Compliment your programming skills. Learn to design captivating user experiences before jumping into code. Course Syllabus User Research Students will be introduced to Design Thinking and User-Centered Design (UCD) framework. The first module of the course will focus on the importance of market/design research and the process of organizing the information into logical user flows. Rapid Prototyping In this module, Students will learn to articulate design ideas through sketches, wireframes and interactive prototypes using industry standard design principles. Students will gain hands-on experience using tools including Sketch, Balsamiq and InVision. User Testing & Refining In the final module of the course, students will learn to use modern testing frameworks and continually refine designs based on user data. The module will end with final considerations for the development phase of the designs with developers and other stakeholders. Front-End Web Development In this module, students will learn to take their designs a step further through rapid prototyping using HTML, CSS & JavaScript. Students will also be introduced to front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap, and libraries such as jQuery. Course Structure Week... [-]

Master Class - Digital Acceleration

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 2 days October 2017 USA East New York Singapore Sweden Stockholm United Kingdom London UK Online + 6 more

In Hyper Islands Digital Acceleration Master Class you’ll cover the key elements of digital communications, learn about the networked society, and understand the implications for your business. We hold this 2-day course across different locations, Including London, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, and Singapore. Other Cities are added constantly. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design Studies 2017/2018. Engage and grow your network In this 2-day Digital Acceleration Master Class you’ll cover the key elements of digital communications, learn about the networked society, and understand the implications in your business. We will also touch on customer growth, and tools & tactics that lead change. You will identify and seize new opportunities through interactive sessions with digital experts, hands-on collaborative workshops, and lively discussions with peers. All of it is focused on helping you to apply new knowledge and insights into your daily work. The class has been designed for a broad range of professionals who use communications as a tool for engaging with customers, clients, and building relationships: Previous attendees have included Account Managers, Copywriters, Creative Directors, Brand/Communications/Marketing Managers, Heads of Digital/Sales/Strategy, but not limited to theses roles All Master Classes are run in English, except in Latin America where the local language is used. Get the Mindset Wrap your head around key principles of the digital era. Develop an understanding of how networks, communication channels, and consumer behaviors are changing. Get the Insights Learn from the best, with case studies and cutting-edge approaches presented by industry leaders. Get the Tools Explore the digital tools, methods, and tactics that will help you to make change happen when you're back at work. Get Ongoing Support Your learning journey continues after the two days with curated content from Hyper Island, an online group session with your facilitator, and an individual follow-up call to... [-]

Pre-Master Program

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 4 months October 2017 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. [+]

In just four months of study, you’ll be ready to enter a master’s program in design. Begin your future today! You are looking ahead with excitement to a rewarding and creative career in design. Your next big step is earning your master’s degree at the renowned design school Domus Academy. Before you apply, you can take this opportunity to strengthen your background in design. You can expand your knowledge of the design world, hone your technical skills, and build an outstanding portfolio of projects. Program 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. You can choose between 12 master’s programs at Domus Academy in the broad areas of arts, design, fashion, and branding/ communication. Or you can apply to design programs at other schools in Italy or abroad. Created for graduates who have at least three years of university-level study, the Pre-Master’s Program will give you the foundational understanding of design that is required for entry into the Domus Academy master’s-level programs. It will also give you the valuable opportunity to construct a professional portfolio under the guidance of mentors who are experts in the field. What you will learn – Your knowledge of broad design domains and your practical skills within each of these domains. – A clear understanding of the range of themes and processes relevant to a specialized area of study. – A professional portfolio in your area of interest, following the... [-]

Art Direction (art Direction) High Creative Performance Program

Barcelona School of Creativity
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Advertising enters the eye. Images, brands or posters are the first assault the consumer to get their attention and capture their interest, even before the message itself. And they are in the hands of the art director. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design Studies 2017/2018. Advertising enters the eye. Images, brands or posters are the first assault the consumer to get their attention and capture their interest, even before the message itself. And they are in the hands of the art director. Bernbach said that advertising is not a science but an art. And you're going to be the director. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM The art director is as responsible for creativity as the copy. Therefore, in addition to learn creativity, learn aesthetic, graphic design, editorial design, illustration, world of print, photography, film, fashion, creative trends, new technologies ... and will elaborate a portfolio to show that you have learned. The duration of the program is one academic year: three quarters, four hours a day Monday through Thursday, but surely, your training, your book and your future will require greater dedication of hours. THE AGENDA OF THE PROGRAM GRAPHIC DESIGN In the foundations of the art direction is graphic design. Line, shape, color, balance, rhythm, typography and calligraphy, image, brand ... they are the basis on which any communication action is constructed. Be prepared to work editorial design, signage, branding, corporate identity and packaging until you get to master them ... and enjoy them. SOME CONTENTS: Design Elements - Phases of a graphic project - Branding - Link between image and text - Design Typographic - Packaging - Color Theory - Signs and stands - Design of large formats - Composition and layout of brochures - How to... [-]

Glass Workshop

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass. All levels welcome. [+]

We offer a large range of kiln formed glass and architectural stained glass courses in London at the Kensington Centre. The following courses are part time courses. These courses range from introductory to advanced level so whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience, we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you and develop your glass knowledge, skills and practice. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in glass or simply enjoying learning your craft. Past students have been winners in the glass category of the V & A’s ‘Inspired By‘ competition as well as the architectural glass Stevens’ Competition. Students are encouraged to participate as this is a very useful stepping stone for careers in the glass contemporary practice or progression to university. Our workshops are well equipped with Kiln Formed Glass and Stained Glass facilities including a variety of kilns, decorative and cold glass working machinery including sand blasting cabinet, diamond drill, grinders and linisher with all grade bands. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practising and exhibiting their works, and also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items... [-]

Sup'Infograph: Animated Film School - Computer Graphics Training

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Paris Nice Rennes Belgium Brussels + 4 more

Sup'infograph was created within the ESRA in 1997 to meet the growing needs of trades training in computer graphics 2D / 3D, especially those in the realization of animation, game video, special effects in film and TV dressing. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design Studies 2017/2018. Sup'infograph was created within the ESRA in 1997 to meet the growing needs of trades training in computer graphics 2D / 3D, especially those in the realization of animation, game video, special effects in film and TV dressing. The training lasts 3 years, 2 years in the core curriculum. In the third year, students have the opportunity to choose between three options: Realisation / Animation Modeling, Rendering and Light 3D compositing and VFX Besides the theoretical and practical courses, students complete team in an animated short film in the first and third year and an animatic second year. Admission to first year is competitive. This competition is open to graduates and students of final year, subject to success in the Baccalaureate. The curriculum, spread over three years, includes theory, practical work, conducting an animated film every year, and 16 weeks minimum mandatory internships. 1st and 2nd year, the program also provides good learning authoring software that cinema staging and artistic drawing. Teaching is done in software tutorials, with a student by labor station. The achievements by five team represents the synthesis of theoretical and practical. In the second year, students perfect: character modeling, texturing, shaders development, creating skeletons, skinning, animation in general and animation in inverse kinematics, particles, dynamics the rendering. And they manage the mix of sounds from their productions with the students of the ISTS (the department). Outside of classes and practicals, work rooms are available to students free service from... [-]

Course Cgi (computer Generated Imaginery)

GrisArt Escuela Superior de Fotografía
Campus Part time 7 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Thanks to new technologies, creating photographic practice and live an exciting time, with constant innovations and new horizons, forcing photographers to continuous learning. [+]

Thanks to new technologies, creating photographic practice and live an exciting time, with constant innovations and new horizons, forcing photographers to continuous learning. In some fields, such as in automotive advertising, architecture and interior design, the change is already in place and the ultra-realistic images that come to us are in most cases computer-generated drawings from designers, engineers and architects . Are familiar CGI images, both stills and motion, applied in film and television. This revolution, which the authors define only limit, currently shaping the advertising world. Their use, though not applicable in all fields, continues to be increasingly necessary, as a generator of new images or as an integrator of these photographic CGI in real environments. The course offered by CGI GrisArt taps into the vast possibility of creating 3D images, but does so in a selective manner, with the needs and skills of photographers. They discover the most direct link between this technology and conventional photography, and compatibility and possibilities. To this end, those strictly useful aspects develop, for example, the camera layout and perspective, lighting, texturing or rendering the output image. The application will be used MAXON Cinema 4D program, unlike other equivalent applications is characterized by friendliness and ease of use of its interface. The high degree of quality offering the latest versions of the Advanced Render (C4D render engine itself) program makes it a very attractive tool for professional willing to venture into this field. Furthermore, knowing the market needs, the course incorporates learning process... [-]


Intensive 1-Year Course in Interior and Retail Design

Accademia del Lusso
Campus Full time 1 year November 2017 Italy Milan

The Intensive Course in Interior & Retail Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to invent and create graphic design for interior spaces using both manual and digital representation tools. The course aims to give students the in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical abilities that mean they will be able to identify and coordinate the styles, trends and materials... [+]

Best Course Studies in Design Studies 2017/2018. The Intensive Course in Interior & Retail Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to invent and create graphic design for interior spaces using both manual and digital representation tools. The course aims to give students the in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical abilities that mean they will be able to identify and coordinate the styles, trends and materials that allow them to distinguish the concept of ‘contemporary living’ with originality. The course also provides students with methodological and professional skills in planning and design, meaning they will be capable both of communicating and presenting their ideas adequately, and of independently managing the choice of techniques and technologies in order to bring a design to completion. Career prospects Interior Designer, Consultant in design studios or businesses dealing with interior design or furniture production, Designer of Retail and Commercial Spaces and/or relative furnishings, Designer of Spaces dedicated to Hospitality and/or relative furnishings, CAD Interior Designer. Some of the subjects taught in this programme - Contemporary Living - Project Philosophy - 2D & 3D Technical Drawing - AutoCAD - Design Strategies & Costing Internship opportunities Accademia del Lusso Milan offers those who successfully complete the Intensive 1-Year course in Interior & Retail Design the opportunity to be considered for an internship position in Italy and abroad thanks to the many links the school has with brands and businesses in the fashion and design sectors. These opportunities are offered to... [-]

Synthesis Course And Sound Design

DJ Productor
Campus Full time 1 month September 2017 Spain Madrid

A course of synthesis and sound creation in analog and digital environments, oriented to the production of original sounds for their practical application in electronic music and electro acoustics. [+]

A course of synthesis and sound creation in analog and digital environments, oriented to the production of original sounds for their practical application in electronic music and electro acoustics. We have developed a unique course of applied synthesis where the objectives are: Understanding the different types of synthesis and their different sound possibilities. The identification of the parts and signal routing of any analog or digital synthesizer, hardware or virtual. And the design and creation of original sounds both melodic and percussive as well as environmental using advanced techniques of synthesis and deepening in the most widespread subtractive, FM and modular. All parts of the syllabus will be accompanied by practical examples oriented to the student's musical style for their better understanding. Price for students and alumni: 350 € Start of classes: From 1 to 10 of each month. Morning hours: Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Afternoon Schedule: Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Practice Lab: Friday and Saturday. Place: School of Musical Production "DJ Productor" - Virgen del Portillo Street 55, Madrid Capital Once this course is finished, you can continue with the Electronic Live Performance Course Course Material Hardware: Arturia Microbrute Korg MS-20 Vermona Perfourmer mk2 MFB Kraftzwerg Modular system (Doepfer, MFB, Pittsburgh, Fonitronik, etc.) Korg Volca Key AtomoSynth Mochika Korg Volca Bass Korg Volca FM Jomox M-Resonator Jomox T-Resonator Software: Native Instruments Massive Native Instruments FM8 Dexed FM Paul Nasca ZynAddSubFX Ableton Analog Ableton Operator Ableton Collission Ableton Tension AtomoSynth... [-]

Course in Implement Design Thinking

First Media Design School
Campus Full time 25 hours August 2018 Singapore

This course will teach learners various structured creative thinking systems (Design Thinking, Multi-dimensional Thinking, Thinking Levels and G.R.A.S.P Thinking Modes) to generate effective design ideas to solve simple to complex problems. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design Studies 2017/2018. Course in Implement Design Thinking This course will teach learners various structured creative thinking systems (Design Thinking, Multi-dimensional Thinking, Thinking Levels and G.R.A.S.P Thinking Modes) to generate effective design ideas to solve simple to complex problems. Widely applicable across different industries, even companies such as Airbnb adopt the use of design thinking as a methodology to help to develop highly effective problem solving solutions. 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 Implement Design Thinking [-]

Oneyear Course In Automotive Design

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

Gateway to the disputed automotive market, the course maintains strategic partnerships with major automakers, such as Jaguar, Fiat, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, among others. Most of the activities take place in an exclusive laboratory. [+]

BECAUSE? Gateway to the disputed automotive market, the course maintains strategic partnerships with major automakers, such as Jaguar, Fiat, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, among others. Most of the activities take place in an exclusive laboratory. FOR WHOM? Professionals who are passionate about cars and the automotive universe who want to experience the daily routine of a real project studio and work on all the stages of Designing new vehicles, thinking about the challenges of mobility and sustainability. HOW IS IT? The course is a laboratory of projects, which meets real specifications, under the supervision of some of the most renowned professionals of Automotive Design, who will transmit all the techniques and tricks. Highlight for international experience in Turin. ONE YEAR CREATIVE COURSE IN AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN ITALY ABOUT THE COURSE The One Year Creative Course in Automotive Design offered by IED São Paulo, in partnership with IED Turin, is a program for training automotive designers and improvement for other professionals who want to expand their knowledge about design and to enter the area. The course is developed over a year with meetings at the college's headquarters (on alternate weekends) and includes a one-week international module in Turin, Italy, one of the main cradles of automotive design in the world. The emphasis of learning is on the day-to-day of an automotive studio and on the creative process and thinking of a global automotive designer, aiming to foster innovation and the opportunities of a changing market, taking into account the national... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Design

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

Unique in Australia, this course is intellectually vibrant, socially engaging, visionary, practice-focused and actively linked to industry. The course centres on building a design community network. The course has two main components: specialised master classes led by a studio leader and industry partners; and theory and technology subjects taught across the program. [+]

This course is offered as an exit degree option for students enrolled in the Master of Design (C04243), who want a one-session (24 credit points) experience of postgraduate coursework in design. Subjects offered are drawn from the Master of Design suite of subjects.

The course provides an introductory experience of postgraduate coursework in design. Students may undertake design studio subjects and/or theory, technology or practice-oriented subjects. Areas of studio focus may include lighting design, interaction design, product design, spatial design, textiles, visual design and service innovation and change. Entry to any studio area depends upon pre-existing skills, as determined by the studio leader.... [-]


One Year Course in Car Design Tools

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 10 months October 2017 Italy Milan

The One Year Course in Car Design Tools is designed to transfer a complete understanding of automotive strategy, planning and the relevant design techniques. The programme is devised as a first approach to the most fascinating and competitive careers in the world of design. It is intended as a primer to the Master in Transportation and Car Design... [+]

The One Year Course in Car Design Tools is designed to transfer a complete understanding of automotive strategy, planning and the relevant design techniques. The programme is devised as a first approach to the most fascinating and competitive careers in the world of design. It is intended as a primer to the Master in Transportation and Car Design. CHARACTERISTICS AND AIMS The programme provides a tightly interlaced mix of strategic thinking, design methodology with a spur toward product and system innovation, marketing and communication insights, car design hard skills. Teaching is arranged into a balanced combination of theoretical teaching and project-based training. The One Year course is aimed at candidates with an academic background non relevant to the main area of study wishing to acquire the essential set of skills to approach the design process. Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and the skills needed for the Master’s year, which is a continuation of this course and focuses on more specialized aspects. 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. [-]

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 €                                                    ... [-]