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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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Contemporary Architecture

European Cultural Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 3 weeks May 2019 Italy Venice

You love art, design, and architecture. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Experience Venice and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world. Here, you and your peers are immersed in the inspiring environment led by the renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create a greater impact on your work immediately. [+]

About the course

You love art, design, and architecture. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Experience Venice and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world. Here, you and your peers are immersed in the inspiring environment led by the renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create a greater impact on your work immediately.

Start any Monday, stay for any number of weeks:

Join for 1 week to focus on a particular topic; Join for 2 weeks to cover wider field of subjects; Join for 3 weeks for in-depth all-round experience and extra opportunities.

OR Join a 3-day Venice Biennale intense Crash Course... [-]


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.... [-]


User Experience Lab

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 3 days October 2018 Singapore United Kingdom Manchester London Sweden Stockholm USA 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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

Course summary/>

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.... [-]


Specialization In Graphic Design

Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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... [-]

Solution Consulting

AMD Akademie Mode & Design
Campus Full time October 2018 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.... [-]


Graphic Design Program

Florence Classical Arts Academy
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.... [-]


User Experience (UX) Design Program

V School
Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Part Of The Seminar N.4: High Specialized Training

IACC ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DEI PROGETTISTI/CONSULENTI DEL COLORE
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

Aimed at those who want to approach the color for the first time in the design or deepen their knowledge on the subject with an authoritative and organic educational path. [+]

WEEKEND FROM 5 TO 8 AND FROM 19 TO 21 OCTOBER 2018 in MILAN

Topics: Chromatic Design for the Third Age, Color in Communication and Psychology of Color

Aimed at those who want to approach the color for the first time in the design or deepen their knowledge on the subject with an authoritative and organic educational path.

The teachers are of the highest level and internationally renowned: Edda Mally, president of IACC Europa, an Austrian artist who teaches experimentation and chromatic sensations; Stephanie Gurk, geriatrician, specialized in the study of color perception by older people; Massimo Caiazzo, professor of chromatology and president of IACC Italia; Lia Luzzatto, essayist and professor of color theory and communication; Alexander Karnutsch, architect and lecturer at IACC Akademy Austria.... [-]


Intensive Course In Design Thinking

London School of Design and Marketing (PT)
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 problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding unique solutions to the challenges of everyday life. [+]

Why the Intensive Course in Design Thinking?

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

Places: 20

Duration: 5 days (35h) with practical component

Course Overview

Created and aimed at creatives, artists, managers, entrepreneurs and people interested in practical training with real applicability in the area of ​​Design Thinking.

The Thinking Design Course program introduces definitions and concepts of creativity and design. It allows exploring what creativity is in design and relate methods of creativity with concepts of people's needs, consumer needs and user interface. Throughout the course, participants will develop group work and implement creative processes using a variety of techniques related to the development of creative skills.... [-]


Course In Cinematographic Costume

Roma Film Academy
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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.... [-]


Architecture And Interior Design Course

Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya - IEFC
Campus Part time 45 hours October 2018 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:... [-]

Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 15 weeks February 2019 Italy Milan

The Italian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring semester focuses on the cultural aspects of design and offers participants a practical study of the Italian design system from the management and the design methodology perspective. The course explores contemporary design trends and design languages, through lectures and visits to showrooms and fairs. New trends in furniture, various types of houses, different lifestyles and people's needs and desires will be analyzed from a practical and emotional point of view. The course is structured around the major international trade shows including the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows, the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo. Throughout the semester, students will be engaged in developing technical and critical skills in the classroom and inside the main trade fairs that highlight the Italian design experience. [+]

The Italian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring semester focuses on the cultural aspects of design and offers participants a practical study of the Italian design system from the management and the design methodology perspective. The course explores contemporary design trends and design languages, through lectures and visits to showrooms and fairs. New trends in furniture, various types of houses, different lifestyles and people's needs and desires will be analyzed from a practical and emotional point of view.

The course is structured around the major international trade shows including the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows, the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo.... [-]