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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 October 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. Duration 10 weeks (Part-time) 3 weeks (Full time) Intake Part-time (October 2017) Full-time (June 2017, July 2017, August 2017) [-]

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. [+]

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 choose the best system print - Learning... [-]

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. [+]

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

Video Games Course

Inter-Dec College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Montreal

The Video Games program at Inter-Dec College develop the skills needed to follow every step required to produce a fully functional video game. From story conception to character design and controller [+]

Video Games Course

Learn to create your own video games with cutting edge animation technology!

The Video Games program at Inter-Dec College develop the skills needed to follow every step required to produce a fully functional video game. From story conception to character design and controller functions, students will master the latest software such as 3ds Max, Combustion, Zbrush, Photoshop, UDK and Nuke.

As a graduate, you will find work with organizations that specialize in creating, managing and producing high-tech projects. From feasibility studies to visual and audio elements of a project, the video games graduate can even use interactive script-writing techniques to enhance his work.... [-]


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. [+]

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

Digital: Creative Photography Skills

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 5 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom London

If you have completed our Basic Digital Photography Skills course, or feel you have already picked up a good working knowledge of digital cameras on your own, then this course is for you. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, this course is the perfect progression from our Basic Course [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview If you have completed our Basic Digital Photography Skills course, or feel you have already picked up a good working knowledge of digital cameras on your own, then this course is for you. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, this course is the perfect progression from our Basic Course and focuses on developing the ability to take... [-]

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 2017. 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 19:00... [-]

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... [-]


Motion Design

ITECOM Art Design NICE
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Nice

The Motion Graphic Design and Motion Design, is animated graphical elements like pictures, pictograms, or typography, synchronized sound. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Duration of training: 1 year. The Motion Design is one of the new professions of the XXI century. "This is the art of giving life to graphic animation. "At the crossroads of new technologies that cover the entire visual arts, this discipline helps design and implement tailored communications to mobile devices, incorporating the concept of motion with the combination of video, special effects, of 2D and 3D animation, typography and graphics. The Motion Graphic Design and Motion DesignIs the animation of graphic elements like pictures, pictograms, or typography, synchronized sound. Motion design is a relatively new discipline: the pioneers of this type of videos were the creators of film credits 60s but the technique has become widespread in the last 5 years with the advent of digital and software called "compositing "as After Effects, which could be defined simply as photoshop video. Motion design covers a broad stylistic panel that there are motion designers, and constantly changing: what is modern already a month can not be six months later, and it is not uncommon revolutionary technology is exceeded in less than a year. Today, motion design is everywhere, on television of course (generic JT or various TV games, titled headbands screen below) but also on the internet (corporate videos, web pages, animations, banners) and even the menus of our smartphones. • His role : The motion-designer is an artist who expresses himself through the art form according to customer demand. It is capable of... [-]

Interior Design & Placemaking Mini-Master

BAU International Academy of Rome
Campus Full time 12 - 14 weeks

This Mini-Master program will give participants - under the supervision of the BAU IAR team of dedicated experts of visual storytelling, branding strategies and viral marketing - the opportunity to conduct an experimental application of all the latest key trends and discoveries in Made in Italy interior design and placemaking. [+]

This Mini-Master program will give participants - under the supervision of the BAU IAR team of dedicated experts of visual storytelling, branding strategies and viral marketing - the opportunity to conduct an experimental application of all the latest key trends and discoveries in Made in Italy interior design and placemaking. What will I learn? Participant will learn how to IDEATE, PROTOTYPE AND TEST A SPACE, with a studio design module of 90 hours under the supervision of our staff of dedicated designers and strategists. Work on design projects gathering people from different backgrounds Think, discuss and design requirements related to functionality, esthetics and sustainability with three different applications: retail, hospitality and wellness Learn how to design structures and spaces with a distinctive personality, able to ensure the best possible interaction between final user and infrastructure with an awareness of the most recent trends in colours, materials, finishing and lighting technologies Also, in the 10-week program, they will have the opportunity to study Italian language and culture and complete 4 out of the following electives: ART, FASHION & DESIGN (42hrs). From the idea to the product, the impact of art, the culture of the renaissance workshop, the multiple layers of Rome and its eternity upon Italian design style and technique ITALIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION (42hrs). The critical success factors of the Made in Italy brand in the production process of products, materials, lighting and technologies, the experience of the clusters and micro-multinational brands COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR DESIGN PROJECTS (42hrs). The essentials... [-]

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

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

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. [+]

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

Amsterdam Direct Enrollment - Gerrit Rietveld Academie

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

As an Art student, you’ll flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit. [+]

Overview As an Art student, you’ll flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit. The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a progressive, innovative art and design school that values the productive interplay between theory and practice, between research and experimentation. With a philosophy that stresses independence and creativity through a highly-individualized curriculum, the GRA wants you to be self reliant and highly motivated—qualities you’ll need to be a successful professional artist. Within the GRA’s unstructured group studio environment, you are not given assignments or syllabi, but receive individual coaching from Academie tutors. The GRA’s population is diverse, with more than 50 nationalities represented in its student body. Most of the Academie’s 200 tutors are independent artists or designers who bring real-world, professional experience to the classroom. Amsterdam will also be your classroom. Study the Dutch Golden Age in art at the famous Rijksmuseum or the famous works at the Van Gogh Museum. And be sure to enjoy one of the many concerts that take place at the prestigious Amsterdam Concertgebouw. We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life abroad. Our goal is to give you every resource you need to make the most of living and learning in Amsterdam. Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Amsterdam City: Amsterdam Country: Netherlands Program Credits: 15-17 credits Language of Instruction: English, Dutch Language Prerequisites: None Program Dates After you... [-]

Course in Graphic Design Essentials (Adobe Photoshop)

First Media Design School
Campus Full time 30 hours August 2017 Singapore

This course aims to teach learners the fundamental application steps in communication design through the use of Photoshop. Learners will acquire design appreciation and design conceptual skills to develop a series of collaterals for campaign launch. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Course in Graphic Design Essentials (Adobe Photoshop) This course aims to teach learners the fundamental application steps in communication design through the use of Photoshop. Learners will acquire design appreciation and design conceptual skills to develop a series of collaterals for campaign launch. 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 Develop 2D Visuals Using Computer Software [-]

Rigging Course

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Part time 4 months March 2018 Spain Barcelona

Rigging is meant by the creation of the skeleton of a 3D model (joints, muscles and bones) needed for the animator can move and position their characters correctly. It is a fundamental for the character or 3D object can act realistically in the animated work before the animation step. The "rigging" is one of the specialties most valuable in the complex process of 3D animation. [+]

It is understood by Rigging the creation of the skeleton of a 3D model (joints, muscles and bones) needed for the animator can move and position their characters correctly. It is a fundamental for the character or 3D object can act realistically in the animated work before the animation step. The "rigging" is one of the specialties most valuable in the complex process of 3D animation. To whom it is addressed To all those students, technicians or animation professionals with basic knowledge of Autodesk Maya program who wish to specialize in the office of Rigger through learning the tools necessary for creating a Rig. Course Objective To provide students with the necessary for the creation of rigs that provide optimal usability tools animator. For this, the student must assimilate specific techniques "Rigging" as: facial rigging, creating joints, blendshapes and controls generation tools, IKs and FKS learn the basics of skinning and deformation of expressions. Methodology Completely practical computer work individually and in a small group. Agenda Creating a Rig Creating a Rig, facial Rigging Joints and other deformers Differences between different deformers and profits Creating joints and other deformers as Blend shapes, wraps, etc. Creating controls How to create controls How to connect the controls with deformers Script generation Generation tools, Bases to create a autorig Creating IK / FK Difference between different IKs and FK How to make a switch from one to the other Skinning Bases of skinning, Weights: Painting, Export, Import, and Copy information Professor: Joan Buhigas... [-]

Course in Bridal Wedding Design

Milan Fashion Campus
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 weeks October 2017 Italy Milan + 1 more

The Bridal Wedding Design Course is not only dedicated for those who want to learn how to design modern Italian Style Wedding Dresses, but also for those who wants to improve his professional skills. [+]

Course in Bridal Wedding Design

The Bridal Wedding Design Course is not only dedicated for those who want to learn how to design modern Italian Style Wedding Dresses, but also for those who wants to improve his professional skills.

During the course the student will acquire the ability to draw the human body - to prepare themselves the basics of anatomical sketches – included in the course you will find also VIDEO TUTORIALS how to use Photoshop – you will also have to create your own Mood Board –You will not only draw wedding dresses, but also Bags, Shoes, Gloves, Necklaces, Sunglasses, even the Lingerie that a bride would wear on her wedding.

The highly specialized program to study going into the smallest details.... [-]