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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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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

VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE | November 12-17, 2018

Venice is THE destination of 2018. You will be among the first to discover new talents and review projects from star-architecture studios.Top architects and designers visit the Biennale for a reason. From May until November the city offers an incredible concentration of industry best projects and exhibitions.

Learn about behind the scenes of the most prestigious exhibition in the world. The course allows you to experience the event, meet organisers and participants as well as see the most forward-thinking projects from 70+ countries.

Subjects: A history of the Biennale Architettura; Case study: Organising national pavilion and collateral event; PR & Communication for Architecture and Design exhibitions; Personal experience: curator & architect.... [-]


Undergraduate Course in Industrial Design Intensive

Umeå University, Umeå Institute of Design
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.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


Advanced Study Program in Glass Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 3 months April 2019 Italy Venice

Glass is a material with great expressive potential and many technical constraints. Its manufacturing and production are connected to an ancient art and to iconic places, as the Murano glass district shows. Building a bridge between the new generation of Designers and the traditional glass production is what is new in Glass Design Advanced course promoted by IED Venezia in collaboration with important institutions and companies operating in the sector. Its aim is to train professionals able to supports glass companies in rethinking their images and/or repositioning their brands. International lecturers, case studies, direct experience in the glass factories represent the asset of this course which classes are oriented to offer to students a multiple view and awareness of the glass world and its connections with design and craftsmanship. Career opportunities - Glass Designer, Creative Director, Glass Artist. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Glass is a material with great expressive potential and many technical constraints. Its manufacturing and production are connected to an ancient art and to iconic places, as the Murano glass district shows.

Building a bridge between the new generation of Designers and the traditional glass production is what is new in Glass Design Advanced course promoted by IED Venezia in collaboration with important institutions and companies operating in the sector. Its aim is to train professionals able to supports glass companies in rethinking their images and/or repositioning their brands.

International lecturers, case studies, direct experience in the glass factories represent the asset of this course which classes are oriented to offer to students a multiple view and awareness of the glass world and its connections with design and craftsmanship.... [-]


Become a UX Designer from Scratch

Interaction Design Foundation
Online Full time Part time

If you want to join one of the most rapidly growing fields in design, then look no further—this is the course for you. Through covering the ins and outs of the role, and throwing the doors wide open to the exciting world of UX design, “Become a UX Designer from Scratch” will take things right back to the beginning; it will offer a ‘hard reset’ in order to show you how to embark on a new career in UX design. [+]

HOW THIS COURSE WILL HELP YOUR CAREER What you will learn An introduction to the main areas of user experience work, and why it matters The various UX roles in an organization How to create UX deliverables—with downloadable templates on creating personas, customer journey maps, prototypes, and many more How to go through the five stages of the design thinking process: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test How to build a UX portfolio as well as land yourself a UX role The confidence to work with clients as a UX consultant

If you want to join one of the most rapidly growing fields in design, then look no further—this is the course for you. Through covering the ins and outs of the role, and throwing the doors wide open to the exciting world of UX design, “Become a UX Designer from Scratch” will take things right back to the beginning; it will offer a ‘hard reset’ in order to show you how to embark on a new career in UX design.... [-]


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.... [-]


Course in Interior Design - Academic year - Fall intake

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2019 Italy Milan

In the last years the field of Interior Design has witnessed a continuous growth, for this reason professionals in the field need to be more flexible and in touch with the new technologies, methods, and materials. Through the Interior Design Academic year program students get an in-depth and practical introduction to Italian design and the ‘Made in Italy’ concept with particular attention to contemporary trends, while being equipped with all the necessary instruments to enter this field. Students will learn to design interior spaces both for commercial and residential use, from the initial concept and first sketch to the 3D view, and to realize a model representing a public space. Furthermore the course develops students awareness of colour, shape and form and gives them the necessary skills to choose interior finishes. The program is structured around the major international trade shows in Italy which provide insight on the latest contemporary trends and become starting point for a broader debate on design and its current language: formal and expressive. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.In the last years the field of Interior Design has witnessed a continuous growth, for this reason professionals in the field need to be more flexible and in touch with the new technologies, methods, and materials.

Through the Interior Design Academic year program students get an in-depth and practical introduction to Italian design and the ‘Made in Italy’ concept with particular attention to contemporary trends, while being equipped with all the necessary instruments to enter this field. Students will learn to design interior spaces both for commercial and residential use, from the initial concept and first sketch to the 3D view, and to realize a model representing a public space. Furthermore the course develops students awareness of colour, shape and form and gives them the necessary skills to choose interior finishes.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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. [+]

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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!... [-]


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:... [-]

One Year Course in Global Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Barcelona

The One year course in Global Design is addressed to all those interested in getting an introduction to the several disciplines of design (product, interiors, fashion, graphic, advertising, and marketing), and it is a help for students in choosing which will become their career.

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THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The One year course in Global Design is addressed to all those interested in getting an introduction to the several disciplines of design (product, interiors, fashion, graphic, advertising, and marketing), and it is a help for students in choosing which will become their career. All throughout the year students acquire the essentials of creation and design. The world of creation is changing, design is becoming a melting pot of disciplines and their practice is being liberalized. The multidisciplinary approach is a part of a mixing process of the fields of application of creativity. This hybrid education welcomes students to an open study plan with clear intentions: piquing their curiosity, developing creativity and discovering several expressions of design.... [-]