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A wide variety of course programs are available from universities around the world. Students frequently enroll in courses to cover gaps between other academic pursuits or to bolster their training and qualifications. Courses can be of different lengths and intensities depending on the subject matter.

What is a course in design? A design course can introduce students to fundamentals of design as they are applied to different segments of the industry. Some courses focus on architectural trends and history, while others emphasize drawing, photography or modeling. Curriculum often covers design as it applies to advertising and marketing, graphics, interiors, products and fashion. The concepts of expressing creativity and developing focus, versatility and flexibility are regularly woven into work completed throughout a course.

Design course participants can acquire several applicable skills during their studies. Graduates with an understanding of design may find opportunities to advance their careers at marketing firms or advertising agencies. Understanding the theory behind how design affects consumer behavior could be useful for driving online or retail sales. Photography skills can be applied in freelance work for online or print publications.

Course costs vary depending on the length of the program and the number of specialties covered throughout the course work. Tuition and fees normally differ between institutions, online programs, summer sessions and intensive course schedules.

There are many types of careers that can be launched after taking a design course. Those with a passion for fashion may become retail clothing buyers, display merchandisers or fashion designers. Media jobs can include magazine cover designer, photographer, design associate and layout editor. Students often find many types of marketing career opportunities such as graphic designer, packaging developer, concept and design technician or production manager. The retail industry may feature careers including showroom design consultant, store designer, display coordinator and visual merchandiser.

Many courses are delivered online or in classroom settings at universities around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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ITECOM Art Design NICE

The Foundation Course (Upgrade Applied Arts) is one year: it is a fundamental shift towards of applied arts and design studies. ... [+]

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Duration of training: 1 year The Foundation Course (Upgrade Applied Arts) is one year: it is a fundamental shift towards of applied arts and design studies.

It has two objectives:

upgrade your artistic skills and give you the basics of design and applied arts; allow you to mature your choice of orientation towards design and applied arts, and choose your career guidance. contents

The Foundation Course offers a complete education, formal and practical in design and applied arts: graphics, visual culture, design and visual expression, storyboard, technical drawing, computer graphics.

The MANAA issue further general education (French, mathematics, English, etc.). It directs students to the BTS and professional training.... [-]

France Nice
September 2019
French
Full-time
1 year
Campus
BAU International Academy of Rome

A 2 week Internship on the road, in 4 districts of the Made in Italy excellence, starting in Venice, at the Biennale, and then moving to the nautical district of La Spezi ... [+]

Italian Design “Internship on the Road”

A 2-week Internship on the road, in 4 districts of the Made in Italy excellence, starting in Venice, at the Biennale, and then moving to the nautical district of La Spezia, to understand the value chain in the Yacht Industry, and ending in Tuscany, first in the fashion district of Scandicci (Florence), where a few top Italian brands still keep their production facilities, and later in the marble district of Carrara, for the final session “Stone & Trends in the Design Industry”.

Week 1 Tentative Schedule Sunday, July 14: Group Arrival at the airport of Venice and check in at the hotel. Monday, July 15: Ca’Memmo: LEGO Serious Play S1. Afternoon Visit to the Biennale. Tuesday, July 16: Ca’Memmo: LEGO Serious Play S2. Afternoon Visit to the Biennale. Wednesday, July 17: Ca’Memmo: LEGO Serious Play S3. Afternoon Visit to the Biennale. Thursday, July 18: Workshop with designer Moreno Ferrari. Afternoon Visit to the Biennale. Friday, July 19: Workshop with philosopher Aldo Colonnetti. Afternoon Moving to La Spezia. Week 2 Tentative Schedule Saturday, July 20: Nautical District of La Spezia (5 Terre): the value chain in the Yacht Industry. Sunday, July 21: Free day (optional Yacht excursion arrangements). Monday, July 22: Departure for Florence. Afternoon: Visits to Foundations Gucci & Ferragamo. Tuesday, July 23: Fashion District of Scandicci: critical success factors of the Made in Italy. Wednesday, July 24: Moving to the Marble District: Stones & Trends. Afternoon: Marble Company. Thursday, July 25: Visit... [-]
Italy Venice
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Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

This 5 week course is for learners wanting to further develop their 2D Vectorworks skills. You should have successfully completed the course in Intermediate Vectorworks a ... [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study.

Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
5 weeks
Campus
Future London Academy

A unique programme for service designers, creative entrepreneurs and business owners –introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest app ... [+]

Every day will consist of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and the future of technologies. You will learn about the latest innovation methodologies, and best tools for product and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration and tools for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. During the week you will experience: ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 week
Campus
Bau Design College of Barcelona

Innovation and internationalization have emerged as the key strategies in the current economic context. New ecosystems and business strategies arise in the process of the ... [+]

Postgraduate Degree in Innovation and Design Thinking

Innovation and internationalization have emerged as the key strategies in the current economic context. New ecosystems and business strategies arise in the process of the paradigm shift from product design to service design.

The design of experiences requires multi-skilled professionals with strategic and tactical proficiency when moving the customer / user to the centre of the design process and the business strategy.

Design Thinking has enabled the designer to become the agent of change in organizations and to act as a lever of transformation in this new way of working, enabling innovation in processes, products, services, communication and business strategy.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
European Cultural Academy

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

CONTEMPORARY ART - STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP & REFINE YOUR IDEAS

DATES: July 15 -27, 2019

About the course

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

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

Italy Venice
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Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of Fashion - Online Fashion Design School

Whether you are interested designing your own collection or working for a company, our Product Development lessons will teach you how to manage the business development o ... [+]

What is the University of Fashion?

The University of Fashion works very differently than most fashion design schools. We don’t charge a separate tuition fee for each individual class you take. Instead, we give you 24/7, on-demand access to all of our many hundreds of full-length video lessons for a low yearly subscription fee.

UoF’s lessons are taught exclusively by fashion school professors and industry professionals, never by amateurs. You’ll see the exact same lectures and "how-to" demonstrations taught by the best fashion schools, but without rigid class times at inconvenient locations. Instead, you decide what, when and where you want to learn.

The University of Fashion offers lessons in all the major fashion disciplines: draping, pattern making, CAD pattern making, accessories, sewing, fashion art, knits, business, product development, lectures, CAD fashion art, childrenswear and more.... [-]

USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

The Total Design One Year Course takes a tour of the main disciplines of design and communication. It is a foundation that is aimed at people who want to start their stud ... [+]

THIS COURSE IS HELD BOTH IN ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH

The Total Design One Year Course takes a tour of the main disciplines of design and communication. It is a foundation that is aimed at people who want to start their studies in the areas of product design, interior design, graphic design and fashion design. Through the year, all artistic, visual, conceptual, technical and projectual facets are covered through workshops, dealing with all the core subjects needed for the professional practice of design and project culture.

The course has a theoretical and practical structure, so that, around a projectual core, revolve the other key subjects for creative work. This methodology allows for applied learning and learning by designing, the DNA of our Total Designers.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro

Learn to design physical stores from the first contact with the brand, its values, concept to concepts of Visual Merchandising, which takes care of the final details of t ... [+]

Because?

Learn to design physical stores from the first contact with the brand, its values, concept to concepts of Visual Merchandising, which takes care of the final details of the physical store

For whom?

Creative and curious people who study or work in the areas of Fashion, Marketing, Visual Arts, Communication, Design and Architecture.

How is it?

The Retail Design course offers students the opportunity to put into practice the ambiance strategies of different styles of point of sale stimulating new experiences for the users.

Marketplace

At a time of crisis, with different markets shaken, draws attention to the intensity with which digital commerce grows, a reality that, consequently, affects the retail market. Brands, on the other hand, look for alternatives that make their physical stores more attractive, creating affective appeals even for an audience more and more related virtually.... [-]

Brazil Rio de Janeiro
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Portuguese
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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, gr ... [+]

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 mixt 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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Universitat de Vic

For international students who wish to spend one or two semesters in Barcelona, the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia offers elective courses in the fie ... [+]

Best Courses in Design 2019/2020.

For international students who wish to spend one or two semesters in Barcelona, the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia offers elective courses in the fields of business, design, and innovation. On completion, students receive a UVic-UCC certificate with academic credits that their home university may recognize. These courses are strongly oriented towards practice but they also cover the basic theory needed to work on real case studies. Professionals from the world of business and design are invited to some of the course sessions.

The program includes a variety of courses (a minimum of four) from which students can choose to design their own pathway.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
January 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus