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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 th… Read more

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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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Barcelona , Spain

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 ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
13 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Future London Academy
London , United Kingdom

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

A unique programme for service designers, creative entrepreneurs and business owners –introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking. -
Courses
Full-time
4 days
English
01 Jun 2021
Campus
 
Universitat de Vic
Barcelona , Spain

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 o ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
English
18 Jan 2021
21 Dec 2020
Campus
 

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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 of you ... +

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 of your product. These are the skills fashion professionals need to be successful. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
San José , Costa Rica

Learn how to integrate a mindset and practice of inclusion into your design process. Inclusive design is the process of designing for the diversity of people’s needs and exper ... +

Learn how to integrate a mindset and practice of inclusion into your design process. Inclusive design is the process of designing for the diversity of people’s needs and experiences. It starts by understanding multiple dimensions of diversity—such as gender, ethnicity, physical ability, socio-economic background, and beyond—in order to consider different perspectives throughout the design process. -
Courses
Full-time
5 days
English
Online
 
Bau Design College of Barcelona
Barcelona , Spain

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 para ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
BAU International Academy of Rome
Venice , Italy

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 ... +

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”. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
San José , Costa Rica

This workshop focuses on the value of prototyping fast and often, regardless of previous design experience, and introduces different prototype fidelities, tips and tricks, and ... +

This workshop focuses on the value of prototyping fast and often, regardless of previous design experience, and introduces different prototype fidelities, tips and tricks, and processes for planning and measuring the success of a prototype. We will demonstrate how to prototype at different scales, from interfaces to products, to entire services. -
Courses
Full-time
5 days
English
Online
 

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