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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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Interior Design in Fashion and Luxury Retail

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 10 weeks March 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This short course offers you the opportunity to discover Interior Design and visual communication techniques with the aim of giving you the necessary tools to maximise the profitability of the point of sale, and to study the essential aspects of the consumer’s behaviour, a key element to create a unique and emotional shopping experience and transform the consumer into a loyal customer. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Interior Design in Fashion and Luxury Retail This short course offers you the opportunity to discover Interior Design and visual communication techniques with the aim of giving you the necessary tools to maximise the profitability of the point of sale, and to study the essential aspects of the consumer’s behaviour, a key element to create a unique and emotional shopping experience and transform the consumer into a loyal customer. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age, English proficiency: intermediate and eligible to study in the UK. Intake Part-time (January 2017, March 2017, May 2017) Full-time (June 2017, July 2017, August 2017) [-]

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 2017. 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. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 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 choose the best... [-]

UX and Digital Design Week

Future London Academy
Campus Full time 1 week August 2017 United Kingdom London

During a whole week you’ll immerse yourself into London's technology industry exploring hottest trends and latest inventions. You’ll get firsthand knowledge about modern digital product and service design with lectures and workshops from world’s best design studios and product companies. [+]

During a whole week, you’ll immerse yourself into London's technology industry exploring hottest trends and latest inventions. You’ll get firsthand knowledge about modern digital product and service design with lectures and workshops from world’s best design studios and product companies. You will learn best practices and methods, design strategy and management, design for modern platforms (the web, mobile, internet of things, wearables, service design), tools. Experienced professionals will deepen their knowledge and will get a fresh perspective — you’ll feel yourself more confident by the end of the programme, knowing you’re working on a world-class level of competence. Younger designers and product managers will learn modern digital product design practices firsthand. And of course, it’s a fantastic networking opportunity. UK is one of the most advanced countries in UX and interface design. It has a vast number of design studios who create groundbreaking products. It developed a strong start-up scene with lots of young and successful companies that create a competitive product market. Also due to an early development of a service-based economy many of the classical businesses invest in design as a part of their strategy. And of course many of the technological giants have offices in London. As a result, London has accumulated a great number of brilliant world-renowned designers. Plus UK was always known for its systematic approach, so it is definitely a place to learn how to deal with projects big and small. This course is a mix of lectures and workshops, all conducted at designers’... [-]

Course Strobist

GrisArt Escuela Superior de Fotografía
Campus Part time 15 hours May 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Strobist Course meets the need of professional photographers or advanced students to create powerful images with basic technical solutions. [+]

The Strobist Course meets the need of professional photographers or advanced students to create powerful images with basic technical solutions. Lighting is the resource that most interest usually provides a good image, so its control is crucial. Its content addresses these two needs: - a subject creatively Lighting indoor and outdoor, without depending on the ambient light or combining it with her, by limited technical resources. - Acquire skills with small portable flashes and reflectors, and increase their creative abilities. The course provides a body of knowledge applicable from the first moment and suggests avenues for further research and independent learning. Participants will discover the endless combinations provided by this system and creative possibilities applicable in multiple contexts.... [-]


One Year Course in Visual Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

The OneYear course aims at consolidating the basics of visual design thereby allowing a critical approach to the design stage. The study plan includes lessons on Basic Design alongside general training. The first of these provide an historical, cultural and scientific background to visual design focusing in particular on visual processes, also studied from a theoretical and physiological point of... [+]

The One Year course aims at consolidating the basics of visual design thereby allowing a critical approach to the design stage. The study plan includes lessons on Basic Design alongside general training. The first of these provide an historical, cultural and scientific background to visual design focusing in particular on visual processes, also studied from a theoretical and physiological point of view. The coherence between the subjects covered helps in constructing a design methodology, a designer’s most vital possession. The general training, on the other hand, provides the necessary creative, technical and methodological skills for the further study of visual communication and design during the Master’s year. There is in fact a continuous learning process that starts from the OneYear Course and leads to the specialist Master’s course. 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. [-]

One Year Intensive Interior Design Course

NAD - Nuova Accademia del Design
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Verona

The Annual Interior Design Course aims to create professionals who are ready to enter the profession. Never before has this figure turned out to be strategic for the creation of new jobs while focusing on the design skills which are typical of an interior designer and their knowledge of creating expert and highly-realistic 3D views. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. The Annual Interior Design Course aims to create professionals who are ready to enter the profession. Never before has this figure turned out to be strategic for the creation of new jobs while focusing on the design skills which are typical of an interior designer and their knowledge of creating expert and highly-realistic 3D views. The end customer buys what he sees and the interior designer must interpret these needs and transform them into final works that most closely match the wishes of the client. Requirements The course is open to anyone in possession of a degree levev Education Diploma. It is preferable to have a minimum knowledge of using PC with Windows or Mac operating system. Professional outcomes The specialization obtained during the course allows you to work in companies in the furniture and furnishing sector, in design and design studies, in estate agencies, furniture stores and work as an Industrial Designer, Project Designer or freelance consultant for specific projects . The skills learned in the rendering industry, thanks to the use of the software Cinema 4D, will allow to also assess prospects for cooperation with studies or technical departments of graphic companies for the realization of catalogs and brochures or other furniture. Program of the course During the course we will be provided all the educational tools to complete the career and obtain the qualification in interior credited AIPI (Italian Association of Interior Designers). It will be provided free of a specific... [-]

INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 5 days April 2017 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... [-]

Course in Graphic Illustrations & Design Fundamentals (Adobe Illustrator)

First Media Design School
Campus Full time 65 hours August 2017 Singapore

This course is specially designed to teach learners a holistic approach to appreciate and apply design basics, brand building and product packaging in 2D and 3D formats. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Course in Graphic Illustrations & Design Fundamentals (Adobe Illustrator) This course is specially designed to teach learners a holistic approach to appreciate and apply design basics, brand building and product packaging in 2D and 3D formats. Learners will be taught how to develop a brand/visual identity system using illustrator software as a rendering tool. 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 Produce Basic Illustrations and Graphics [-]

12 Month Full Time - Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design course

Think Tank Training Centre
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Canada Vancouver North Vancouver + 1 more

The Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Program at Think Tank Training Centre in Toronto Canada is an intensive one-year program that specializes in the latest software, techniques and technologies to cater to the needs of the current film, television and gaming industries. The program consists of respected industry professionals as instructors teaching current curriculum, a mentorship program, and small class sizes offering extensive hands-on training. The program is divided into three 15 week semesters, with course integration to allow assignments to overlap and support one another. Upon successful completion of the program and demo reel the students will be awarded a diploma in Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design. [+]

The Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design program at Think Tank Training Centre in North Vancouver, Canada is an intensive one-year course that specializes in the latest software, techniques and technologies, and caters to the needs of the film, television and gaming industries. It consists of respected industry professionals as instructors teaching a current curriculum, a mentorship program, and small class sizes with extensive hands-on training. The program is divided into three 15 week semesters, with course integration to allow assignments to overlap and support one another. A diploma in Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design will be awarded upon successful completion of the program requirements and demo reel. Student Testimonials “Think Tank is a special school. I was hired by Bioware after they saw my demo reel, and I ended up beating out a few other senior guys for the position." Shawn Kassian, Bioware (Environment Artist) “Being a student at Think Tank made me feel like I was in an exclusive school for artists seeking to achieve the highest of standards in CG creation.” Adar Bronstein, ICON Creative Studio (Senior 3D Modeling & Texturing Artist) “It was really more of a family than a school. Great, supportive people who were always there to help out if I was having trouble with anything, and were also dedicated to seeing me succeed.” Liam Jones, MPC (Technical Animator) “The school not only cared about my success, but also did everything in their power to make sure I had the tools... [-]

Vocational Art and Design Course

Chichester College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Chichester

Art and Design will develop your artistic skills and techniques, personality and motivations for success in higher education or employment. Art and Design is an exciting and challenging course which encourages you to explore and evaluate a wide range of art and design practices. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Art and Design will develop your artistic skills and techniques, personality and motivations for success in higher education or employment. Art and Design is an exciting and challenging course which encourages you to explore and evaluate a wide range of art and design practices. Five highlights Personal & professional development Developing materials, processes and techniques in own work Art and design contemporary and historical understanding Being able to relate to art work and understand contexts Transferable skills such as communication, team working & organisation ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 16 (+) years old, 5 A*-C GCSE in English, Maths and relevant subjects, or equivalent. Successful interview with course leader or Chichester College designated officer IELTS 5 from an approved SELT test centre, no element below 5(Government changes might be applicable) Compulsory supplements and other entry requirements may be applicable as per study area. Note: It is highly advised to check the entry requirements of your university of choice to ensure progression. To apply for any of the Art, Design & Media diplomas, you will need a suitable portfolio of artwork to demonstrate relevant artistic and creative skills or abilities. RELATED COURSES Animation & Computer Illustration Vocational (International) Architecture & Interior Vocational (International) Fashion & Textiles Vocational (International) Media (Creative Media Production) Vocational (International) [-]

One Year Course in Global Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. [+]

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 on 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 mixture process of the fields of application of cretivity. This hybrid education welcomes students to an open study plan with clear intentions: piquing their curiosity, developing creativity and discovering several expressions of design. WHY STUDY THE ONE-YEAR DESIGN COURSE IN BARCELONA? The yearly course in Global Design introduces students to disciplines of product design, interior design, fashion design, graphic design, advertising and marketing, and delves in the expression of cretivity and development of versatility and flexibility. This course takes places within the multicultural context of IED Barcelona, whose aim is to provide knowledge beyond the limits of specific fields, encouraging and providing the natural skills, common to all students, while learning about other disciplines and the links between them all. Furthermore, IED Barcelona regularly schedules conferences, seminars, presentations and activities involving outstanding professionals from all fields of design that help students to get involved with dynamics of multidisciplinarity Objetives The objective of the one-year course in Global Design is the... [-]

Extension Of Ongoing Strategic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 60 hours March 2017 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

Course objective is to encourage critical thinking and creative and architectural design capabilities, using the Strategic Design as a tool. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught Encourage critical thinking and creative and architectural design capability using Strategic Design as a business tool. 4th Panel of Strategic Design Start Date: March Lessons: Monday and Wednesday - 19h30 to 22h30 Hours: 60 hours Portuguese language Description and objectives: Course objective is to encourage critical thinking and creative and architectural design capabilities, using the Strategic Design as a tool. The methodology is interactive and collaborative, giving priority to focus on research, reflection of new opportunities and concepts. Classes will be taught by professionals with expertise recognized in the market, which will bring data from the reality of agencies, clients and large cases. The idea is to give students the challenges, experiences and opportunities related to Design, Innovation and Strategic Design. Target Audience: Professional design, architecture, advertising and related fields. Prerequisites: Knowledge of design and higher education. Course topics: The Strategic Design Course follows the methodology of the innovation process through Design Thinking. Module 1: Understanding - Case Design Strategy. - Innovation. - Design, Design Thinking and Strategic Design. Module 2: Plan - Technical Research and Research. - Methodologies and Processes of Strategic Design. - Knowing a Strategic Design agency. - Sustainability in the development and practice in projects. - Branding and Strategic Design. - "Windows Strategic Design": Encounters with invited professionals working in different areas such as: Creative Economy, Policies to Encourage Design, Crowndfunding, Mobility, Education and Service Design. Module 3: Acting Guided by a multidisciplinary team,... [-]

Introduction to Visual Merchandising

Fashion Retail Academy (FRA)
Campus Full time 3 days August 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is designed as an introduction to the topic of Visual Merchandising providing practical information about how effective Visual Merchandising will increase sales and improve the overall image of a store. [+]

This course is designed as an introduction to the topic of Visual Merchandising providing practical information about how effective Visual Merchandising will increase sales and improve the overall image of a store. The course includes: Role of a Visual Merchandiser Understanding the importance of brand identity and the theory of Interior Visual Merchandising Dressing, understanding and styling for mannequins Up selling via window display Creating and installing small window schemes Practical workshop to design and create own window The following aspects of Visual Merchandising are covered: In-store Visual Merchandising - examines the different components that contribute to creating high quality window displays and the factors to be considered when creating a professional window Role of the Visual Merchandiser - responsibilities of the Visual Merchandiser within the retail organisation, key skills required, a day in the life of a VM and department hierarchy Technical terminology and the mock shop - symmetrical and asymmetrical accessories display in the mock shop; assessment and evaluation of mock shop relating to window size, merchandise, lighting, scheme, mannequin grouping, colour, focal points, styles and sight lines Mannequins in Visual Merchandising - different styles of mannequins, ways of dressing, securing and mannequin grouping Planning and designing a window - effective planning of windows including different styling techniques, themes, colour, budgets, equipment, materials, production of a window plan and installing a window display Preparation and practical installation of planned window - selecting coverings, props and merchandise, dressing mannequins and final evaluation. Suitable for: Over 18 years of age,... [-]

Advanced Training Course In Lighting Design - Design Light

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 7 months April 2017 Italy Florence

The Advanced Training Course in Lighting Design - Designing the light provides the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to enter the profession of Lighting Designer. Integrates design skills with elements of lighting design, understood as an added value in terms of aesthetics, functionality and expression of the architectural project and / or visual communication. Able to look at light sources as an expressive tool of great plasticity, the Lighting Designer is able to cure the lighting director of residential interiors and service, exhibition and entertainment, public and commercial spaces spaces, outdoor environments, roads, architectural facades , parks and gardens. The course is sponsored by IED and the Targetti Foundation, an international reference point for the lighting training. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Who should attend: The course is aimed at graduates or graduates in Architecture, Interior Designers, Engineers, Product Designer, or specialize in related fields, professionals in the architecture and interiors sector, specialists in Visual brand communication, museum conservators with computer skills major design programs and design and who has experience in the field. addresses of specialization: Lighting Designer, a key figure in the design of interiors and exteriors, which is a professional architectural firms, large companies, public administrations and the conservatives of the artistic heritage refer to secure a fair and efficient lighting director, sustainable and capable of highlighting the features of any context. Structure and methodology: The Advanced Training Course in Lighting Design - Designing the light is intended to deepen the theoretical point of view, practical and aesthetic, all the specific topics for proper lighting design. The course is structured in five modules, one theoretical and four theoretical and design through project work aimed to address all the areas of interest of Lighting Designers (interior architecture, urban exteriors, entertainment, museum exhibition). Each module focuses on a specific application environment in order to provide the knowledge to make correct and effective projects. Starting from the physical and technical-scientific light, the Base module explains the lighting language, with specific focus on light sources, luminaires and design fundamentals. A particular attention is given to the LEDs, the digital management of the light and energy sustainability. The first module addresses the light... [-]