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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 June 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 (January 2017, March 2017, May 2017) Full-time (June 2017, July 2017, August 2017) [-]

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... [-]


Darkroom: Advanced Workshops – Printing

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 5 weeks January 2018 United Kingdom London

This is a course for more advanced photographic printers, although processing film to a high quality and using alternative developers for different effects will be covered. You will learn how to print on fibre based paper to make exhibition prints using different developers and papers. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. 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 course for more advanced photographic printers, although processing film to a high quality and using alternative developers for different effects will be covered. You will learn how to print on fibre based paper to make exhibition prints using different developers and papers. Toning, pre-flashing, split grading, lith printing and other more... [-]

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... [-]

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... [-]

Diploma in 2D Animation & Digital Art

Centre for Arts and Technology
Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 Canada Kelowna

LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY. Love to draw, paint, and create original art? Our 2D 2D Animation & Digital Art - provides 12 months of hands on training, perfect for anyone interested in turning their passion for art and illustration into an exciting career in animation. 2D Animation. [+]

LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY.

Love to draw, paint, and create original art? Our brand new 2D Animation program in Kelowna – 2D Animation & Digital Art - provides 12 months of hands on training, perfect for anyone interested in turning their passion for art and illustration into an exciting career in animation. 2D Animation professionals are in high demand across the entertainment industry, especially with the massive popularity of mobile gaming, much of which is entirely based on 2D animation.

2D ANIMATION TRAINING COLLEGE KELOWNA

Our Kelowna 2D Animation & Digital Art program gives you the opportunity to build real world studio skills – from operation methods, to production pipelines – under the guidance of our highly experienced industry professional instructors.... [-]


Fashion Design

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks October 2017 Italy Milan

The Fashion Design Summer Campus will introduce students to the fashion world while providing a basic grounding in design and development of a collection. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Fashion designers enjoy an important position in the world of fashion, representing the creative force par excellence in this eld. They must be capable designers with an aesthetic sensibility and strong creative air. Their job is designing and managing the tailoring of collections, overseeing their technical development and their style coordination as well as the selection of fabrics, developing innovative ideas and concepts. The Fashion Design Summer Campus will introduce students to the fashion world while providing a basic grounding in design and development of a collection. During the summer course, students will enjoy an in depth look at various aspects of this profession, analyse the various phases of the design process, and gain an understanding of the market’s most important trends. PROGRAMME Week 1 Analysis of fashion trends: the up-to-date picture of current trends Historical research: explore and exploit past fashion trends Creative research: learn how to nd inspiration for designs from art and nature, when travelling, in lms and literature Fashion illustration: fashion design and illustration techniques, gure, proportions, movement, rendering Week 2 The planning of a collection: preliminary layout, organisation and development of a luxury women’s prêt-à-porter collection Research and de nition of colour charts, materials, fabrics and nishing Final project: planning of the nal collection and its launch Working in a style department: creating the nal collection under the guidance of the art director, selecting the moodboard and the sketches in line with the theme, deciding on materials, fabrics and... [-]

Advanced Training Course In Lighting Design - Design Light

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 7 months April 2018 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. [+]

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 to the workplace and welcome. Visual... [-]

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. [+]

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

One Year Course in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid

The Interior Design One Year Course (taught in English) pertains to the educational offer of the Design School. It is aimed at those who want to enter the world of the design of interiors and other spaces of varying types and scales, by means of projects and workshops carried out in collaboration with designers and companies in the sector. [+]

The Interior Design One Year Course (taught in English) pertains to the educational offer of the Design School. It is aimed at those who want to enter the world of the design of interiors and other spaces of varying types and scales, by means of projects and workshops carried out in collaboration with designers and companies in the sector. During the academic year the basic foundations necessary to be able to plan and design spaces, understand the relation between user and environment, human and spatial scale, while computer and communication tools, expression and surveying techniques are taught, along with courses of a cultural nature. Outstanding are the conceptual, expressive and formal projects and exercises, applicable in the design of commercial, leisure, public and private interior spaces, as well as exhibitions, stage design and spatial interventions. The Interior Design One Year Course (taught in English) pertains to the educational offer of the Design School. It is aimed at those who want to enter the world of the design of interiors and other spaces of varying types and scales, by means of projects and workshops carried out in collaboration with designers and companies in the sector. During the academic year students acquire the basic foundation necessary to be able to plan and design spaces, understand the relation between user and environment, human and spatial scale, while computer and communication tools, expression and surveying techniques are taught, along with courses of a cultural nature. Outstanding are the conceptual, expressive and formal projects and... [-]

Interior Design & Placemaking Mini-Master

BAU International Academy of Rome
Campus Full time 4 - 10 weeks October 2017 Italy Rome

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. [+]

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

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). [+]

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 printing technologies, and in meeting the... [-]

Interior Design Course

In Florence Academy
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment Italy Florence

The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior spaces, the methodologies of elaborating the concept of a project and its appropriate representation. The approach is not only technical, but creative, artistic and intuitive. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior spaces, the methodologies of elaborating the concept of a project and its appropriate representation. The approach is not only technical, but creative, artistic and intuitive. The fundamentals of the course are aimed at providing knowledge of various interior styles, the study of solutions in furnishing, the materials used and the various possibilities in fabrics; patterns, colors and shades. [-]

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.... [-]


Summer School of Design: SUMMER MODULE 3D DESIGN AND DIGITAL FABRICATION

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus 3 weeks July 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Summer module “3D design and Digital fabrication” will be launched in 2014 based on a wide experience the teaching staff has acquired on previous international educational programmes which have been developed since 2006 and have gained popularity among participating universities. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. WHERE? St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (SPbSPU), one of the oldest and prestigious institutions of higher education in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. SPbSPU cooperates with universities, international educational organizations and companies from all over the world and has long and wide experience in providing educational programs in different areas. WHAT? Summer module “3D design and Digital fabrication” will be launched in 2014 based on a wide experience the teaching staff has acquired on previous international educational programmes which have been developed since 2006 and have gained popularity among participating universities. Summer course “3D design and Digital fabrication” aims at bridging the gap between ideas and their physical representation by introducing students to the basics of three-dimensional modeling, analytic drawing, mock-up making and rapid prototyping technologies. It gives a unique opportunity to learn about product design process and practice different approaches to develop an idea into a prototype with the help of digital and analog techniques. The module includes 4 courses: - Three-dimensional modeling; - Analytic drawing; - Mock-up making; - Digital fabrication. Upon successful program completion students will receive SPbSPU certificate. FOR WHO? We invite a diverse auditorium of creative people: product or industrial designers, computer graphics artists, fine arts or business-focused students. The module will be of interest for both experienced designers and beginners who'd like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject area. Both Russian and international students can take part in the Summer School, all teaching will be conducted in English.... [-]