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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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3D Studio Max Basics

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Part time 10 weeks May 2017 United Kingdom London

The 3D Studio Max Basics course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of this industry standard software. This course also provides a strong understanding of the principals of visual language, boosting the learner confidence in decision making and helping to develop their eye for design. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. 3D Studio Max Basics The 3D Studio Max Basics course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of this industry standard software. This course also provides a strong understanding of the principals of visual language, boosting the learner confidence in decision making and helping to develop their eye for design. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age, English proficiency: intermediate and eligible to study in the UK. Intake January, March, May 2017 [-]

Future of Branding Week

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

This course is for people who want to learn more about the world of typography and learn about best practices of using type in various areas of design; for those who want to meet in person legendary typographers and creative directors, who were responsible for the great masterpieces. [+]

What is British Typography and why is it different from Dutch or German? Why does every piece of British Design have a very distinct style with typography as the main element? Was it always there or did it only appear in the 60s? Did it get to the end in the 90s? Can a non-british designer become a British typographer? Where can we find examples of British Typography and how can we use them? All of these questions and many others will be answered during our programme. This course is for people who want to learn more about the world of typography and learn about best practices of using type in various areas of design; for those who want to meet in person legendary typographers and creative directors, who were responsible for the great masterpieces. This programme will help you to build a skeleton of typographic wisdom, that you will be able to build on in future. Programme includes lectures, workshops, visits to exhibitions, self-study work and professional discussions. You will also have a unique opportunity to get behind the closed doors of the most influential agencies in London. Structure of the programme: Every day you will discover typography through different lenses: Monday: environmental and space design
 Tuesday: type creation 
Wednesday: magazine and book design 
Thursday: digital design
 Friday: branding and packaging Who is this programme for: graphic, digital and packaging designers
 art and creative directors
 branding and typography specialists MA students and graduates of design programmes
 everyone who is... [-]

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... [-]


Landscape and Environmental Photography in Greece

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a unique course run on the Greek island of Syros in the Cyclades group. It combines landscape and environmental photography with the chance of a full time week of photographic projects with others who have a passion for photography. [+]

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 This is a unique course run on the Greek island of Syros in the Cyclades group. It combines landscape and environmental photography with the chance of a full time week of photographic projects with others who have a passion for photography. The course includes, but is not limited to, camera skills, location and editorial photography techniques, story telling, using flash... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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 [-]

The Colorist & Color Grading - Module 8

HandsOn International School of Filmmakers
Campus Part time 81 hours August 2017 Malta Sliema

Ideal for all filmmakers who are looking to improve their color skills this course examines the conventions of color grading by analyzing different genre film clips. Through practical exercises, participants develop skills in navigating the software interface, performing color grading and texturing tasks. [+]

Course Overview Color grading is an umbrella term used to describe the finishing stage of film to look its best from the format used. It is during this stage that a colorist works the magic to create visual continuity from shot to shot, fix or adjust exposure and shape the overall look and mood of the film (which is often done in collaboration with the Cinematographer). Ideal for all filmmakers who are looking to improve their color skills this course examines the conventions of color grading by analyzing different genre film clips. Through practical exercises, participants develop skills in navigating the software interface, performing color grading and texturing tasks. The Colorist & Color Grading – 3 Weeks Introduction to the Color Grading Color Grading History Color Science & Theory Color Management & Calibration Create Projects & Compositions Cinematic use of Color & Contrast Primary & Secondary Color Correction Creating Looks & Styles Creating Emotions through colors Popular Iconic Looks & Styles Black & White, Day for Night & Color Isolation Final Render Courseware is a mix of classroom lessons, coloring work, assignments & a final course project. The Colorist & Color Grading – Course Hours Breakdown: School Hours: 10 Hrs. Contact (Theoretical – with Tutor) 26 Hrs. HandsOn (Practical – with Tutor) Extra Hours: 15 Hrs. Self Study (Assignments) 30 Hrs. Assessment (Course Project) 81 Hrs. Total Course Hours Classes: 4 Days/Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Time: 10:00-13:00 Entry Requirements Open to anyone 18yrs + and courses are... [-]

Interior design - Academic year - Fall intake

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2017 Italy Milan

The Interior Design - Academic Year program enables students to experiment and master the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, visits to firms, trade fairs and industrial events and seminars with industry professionals, portfolio building and project work. The program emphasizes “Made in Italy” innovation, tradition and systems. The Academic Year is for the student considering entering the field, one who want to experience a year abroad, or a professional looking to acquire new skills or make a career change. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Interior Design - Academic Year program is composed of two semesters, Spring (February to June) and Fall (September to December). Students wishing to do so may also enroll in an IED summer course in any of the IED locations in Italy or Spain. The courses offered are as follows. The Spring Italian Contemporary Design and Trends semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo. The Fall Interior and Spatial Design semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone della Nautica (Genoa Boat Show); and the two most important building fairs, the MADE (Architecture and Building Show) in Milan and the SAIE (International Building Exhibition) in Bologna. [-]

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... [-]

Course in Fashion Styling

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

This Fashion Stylist Course will allow students to develop the sense of stylizing fashion not only with great taste. Fashion stylists must always keep in mind that they have too consider a number of factors: how to match clothes to flatter all types of size and shapes of body, how to wear appropriate clothes suiting time, place and situation, or how to be trend conscious to make an eye catching campaign. [+]

Course in Fashion Styling

 

This Fashion Stylist Course will allow students to develop the sense of stylizing fashion not only with great taste. Fashion stylists must always keep in mind that they have too consider a number of factors: how to match clothes to flatter all types of size and shapes of body, how to wear appropriate clothes suiting time, place and situation, or how to be trend conscious to make an eye catching campaign. Whether you want to be a stylist for persional shopper or photoshootin stylist, this course will allow you to expand knowledge about styling how to dress in each situation.

The course includes exercises on mixing and matching for new ways to dress yourself, analyzing the street fashion, coordinating an outfit under budget and more. You will have to discover all sorts of shops in Milan, becoming a stylist while enjoying the fashion capital.... [-]


Shop Stop Motion Animation

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Part time 3 months March 2017 Spain Barcelona

This is a fundamental course, which covers all processes involved in production of stop motion animation, with special emphasis on the most important and difficult: character animation. [+]

GOALS This is a fundamental course, which covers all processes involved in production of stop motion animation, with special emphasis on the most important and difficult: character animation. very complete a course that enables you to gain a solid foundation from which to continue improving as an animator / a, or prepare for postularte in our Master in Stop Motion Animation and Realization. Methodology This course offers a lot of technical and artistic information about animation, design and construction of characters and sets, staging, lighting and organization, entering the field of art direction, the cinematography and production. But most importantly, they are animated exercises that allow you to implement everything I learned. At all times you will be individually addressed and corrected by your teacher, who will guide and help you improve quickly, in the difficult art of giving life to your characters, pose after pose. Agenda Software Dragonframe. Basic Animation: Trajectories. Inertia. Timing. Anticipation and overaction. Creating stop motion characters: Styles and materials. Characters paper (cut-out). Plasticine characters. Skeletons for animation. Staging: Modular scenarios. Photography. Camera control. Lighting. Character animation. body animation. facial animation. Lip-sync. Basic information Duration: 60 hours Start Date: March 3, 2017 Calendar: March to June Hours: Fridays from 16:00 to 20:00 h. Language: Castilian Price: 630 € [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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 until 22:00 from Monday to Thursday... [-]

Introduction to 3D-Scanning and Printing

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2017 Germany Berlin

Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum). [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Summer University block 1: June 12th - July 6th, 2017 Course price: 2200 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic: 3D Scanning and Printing Target group Students with an interest in 3D printing, 3D scanning and who want to gain insight into work with professional 3D printing technologies. As this technology covers numerous application areas, this course could be interesting for students from scientific disciplines, engineering, design, fine art or art history. Short Description Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum). The course provides an introduction to manufacturing 3D printed objects with the laser sintering system and the powder printer of the 3D Lab, as well as data generation and data preparation for it. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the use of two professional 3D printing technologies, structured light scanners and related software. The course starts with an introduction to the technologies used at the 3D Lab and selected projects from its portfolio, to give participants an impression of the various possible uses of 3D technologies. Ongoing course lectures will be accompanied by detailed practical units focusing on the use of the machines and the preparation of printable objects. Specifically, the practical training will develop student’s skills in the use of structured light scanners, 3D... [-]