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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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Art Direction (art Direction) High Creative Performance Program

Barcelona School of Creativity
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Advertising enters the eye. Images, brands or posters are the first assault the consumer to get their attention and capture their interest, even before the message itself. And they are in the hands of the art director. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Advertising enters the eye. Images, brands or posters are the first assault the consumer to get their attention and capture their interest, even before the message itself. And they are in the hands of the art director. Bernbach said that advertising is not a science but an art. And you're going to be the director. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The art director is as responsible for creativity as the copy. Therefore, in addition to learn creativity, learn aesthetic, graphic design, editorial design, illustration, world of print, photography, film, fashion, creative trends, new technologies ... and will elaborate a portfolio to show that you have learned. The duration of the program is one academic year: three quarters, four hours a day Monday through Thursday, but surely, your training, your book and your future will require greater dedication of hours. THE AGENDA OF THE PROGRAM GRAPHIC DESIGN In the foundations of the art direction is graphic design. Line, shape, color, balance, rhythm, typography and calligraphy, image, brand ... they are the basis on which any communication action is constructed. Be prepared to work editorial design, signage, branding, corporate identity and packaging until you get to master them ... and enjoy them. SOME CONTENTS: Design Elements - Phases of a graphic project - Branding - Link between image and text - Design Typographic - Packaging - Color Theory - Signs and stands - Design of large formats - Composition and layout of brochures - How to choose the best... [-]

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... [-]


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... [-]

Pottery Workshop

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Wed 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 5 days August 2017 Ireland Dublin

This course is also suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge. The areas covered in this course will reflect the key subjects covered in the Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at The Lir including [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Overview This course is also suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge. The areas covered in this course will reflect the key subjects covered in the Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at The Lir including Managing the Stage This one day workshop will introduce participants to the roles of the Stage & Production Manager and will identify how the team of CSM, DSM and ASM are divided into roles and responsibilities. It will detail the basics of running a rehearsal room, of blocking, prompting and reporting and participants will also create a prompt copy. Technology and the Stage Exploring stage technologies, lighting and sound. A one day workshop covering the principles and practices in lighting a small theatre production including rigging and focusing theatre lanterns and programming the operating desk. The course will include practical sessions as well as presentations from the tutor. There will also be a focus on sound design covering what sound is and how it can be managed, systems and equipment and how to use them and the basics involved in setting up the sound for a theatre production. Making the Stage This two day workshop is broken down into Designing the Stage and Constructing the Stage. Designing the stage looks at the considerations to be taken into account when starting out the design process including access, resources, size of the space etc., creating design... [-]

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 [-]

Italian contemporary design and trends - Spring Semester

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 15 weeks February 2018 Italy Milan

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. Throughout the semester, students will be engaged in developing technical and critical skills in the classroom and inside the main trade fairs that highlight the Italian design experience. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The initial focus of the program is to prepare students for these events, so that they can perceive the aspects of design, expressive languages, trends, materials and colors, and company brand values. During the trade fair visits students gather information, images, perceptions and materials in order to produce and present an in-depth analysis of design trends. The objective of the “trend” semester is to deepen the students’ understanding of the “Italian design system” from the management and design methodology perspective. Course content and site visits focus on building a solid analytical and theoretical base, in order to interpret and understand trends. Students enrolling in semester programs at the IED have the option to extend to a full Academic Year program by adding an additional semester either in the same field or different discipline or they can opt for the Two City Option by enrolling in an additional semester at another location offering semester programs. Currently only Florence and Milan offer this option. This semester program is open to current students, graduates and professionals seeking to define or acquire new skills and perspectives. IED is able to provide further information regarding course content, facilities and faculty upon request. IED facilitates students spending a semester or academic year abroad by assisting credit transfer in collaboration with the student’s home institution. [-]

Course: Interior Design

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Interior Design Program at LaSalle College will give you the skills to pursue a career as an interior designer! [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. Course: Interior Design Are you passionate about interior design? Do you have plenty of design concepts in mind when you look at a space? If so, the Interior Design Program at LaSalle College will give you the skills to pursue a career as an interior designer! This program will take you from the basic principles and elements of design to full renderings in Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD. During your studies, you will work with different shapes, colours, textures, materials and lighting to design interiors. These interior design courses will also develop your skills to incorporate design theory and material & furniture specifications to create 2D and 3D plans. Graduates may choose to follow one of three career path options: residential, commercial or institutional design. COURSE OBJECTIVES Create beautiful aesthetic spaces and designs; Respect the residential and/or commercial needs of the client; Learn how to select the right materials that meet the industry standard; Develop visual & vocal presentation techniques to help you express your ideas; Master the technical skills required to draw out technical plans on a drafting table or computer; Organize your wild and creative ideas and put them on paper. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Artistically driven and talented; Great communication skills; Passionate about design and ability to think outside-the-box; Attention to detail and ability to work quickly and efficiently. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission to a program leading to a diploma, you must meet one of the following criteria: Be 19... [-]

Course Saperfare Furniture Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 240 hours March 2018 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

The furniture design course is a practical experience of creating furniture, covering all the necessary process, with occasional interventions of professionals from different areas and encouraging interaction between students. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught 2nd Panel of Furniture Design Start Date: March Lessons: Monday and Wednesday - 19h30 to 22h30 + 10 Saturday - 10h to 17h Hours: 240 hours Portuguese language Practical experience of creating furniture, covering all osprocessos production, with professional interventions in various areas, stimulating interaction between students. DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES The furniture design course is a practical experience of creating furniture, covering all the necessary process, with occasional interventions of professionals from different areas and encouraging interaction between students. The projects will be developed in collaboration with MMM (My Mobile Madeira), Company's sustainable furniture industry founded in 2006, segment hitherto unheard of in Brazil. According to an agreed briefing with the company, the student will develop a project starting from the observation of users to define the needs, frame the problem and find a solution. Following the manufacturing methods compatible with the reality and seeking to enrich them with new experiences, techniques and materials. The course provides a laboratory for manufacturing and testing of the prototypes during the development of the project and in collaboration with the MMM, a final prototype will be developed. This is an exercise in developing ideas, concepts and solutions for a new way of thinking about furniture. Along the way, students develop a product and mainly go a process for producing creative solutions applicable to more complex future challenges. TARGET AUDIENCE Students and professionals from the fields of design, architecture and related fields that plan to migrate to furniture... [-]

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.... [-]


Illustration for Fashion

Esaie Couture Design School
Campus Part time 4 weeks September 2017 USA Manhattan

This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, [+]

This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, and figure drawing through the exploration of different kinds of media such as pencils, color markers, architecture, graphics, collage and fabric. During this process, the students will learn how to apply the fundamentals to their own fashion designs and how to design a mini collection with flats and mood boards. Homework will be assigned, along with a final critique. Course Outline Pencil media - drawing basic shapes, studying light and shadow Exploration and discussion of color theory, working with markers, pencils and collage Drawing garments and details - skirts, pants, dresses, etc Rendering fabrics with markers, color pencils and other media Drawing the fashion figure (part 1) and exploring the body shape Drawing the fashion figure (part 2) adding clothing onto the fashion figure Gathering inspiration Developing an 8 piece mini collection Final presentation Course runs Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm or Wednesday Mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm or Saturday Evenings, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Course Duration: 4 weeks Tools & Supplies Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 1 Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 5 Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 7 24-Pack Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers - Khaki 209 24-Pack Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers - Pale Peach 207 Staedtler Lumograph Graphite Drawing & Sketching Pencils, Set... [-]

Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 10 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters. [+]

Best Course Studies in Design 2017. A highly regarded intensive pattern cutting course for fashion graduates and practising pattern cutters Content and Structure In response to a significant industry need, this course provides an innovative and relevant training programme for potential and practising pattern cutters and designers who need to expand their experience. It is designed to enhance creativity and provide a supportive postgraduate learning environment for personal and professional development. Emphasis is placed on exploratory and versatile approaches to this craft through practical work carried out both as a group and independently. You will build your knowledge by being encouraged to unlock the potential of your existing pattern cutting skills. You will discover the creativity of your own discipline by developing new practical, analytical and interpretative skills. The course normally features two or three 'master classes' given by highly regarded specialists who have reputations for working in particularly creative ways. Attendance is 5 days per week. Structure Innovative Pattern Cutting framework comprises a full time mode of study with a single exit point. The course has been structured to attract recent graduates and practising professionals and offers a ten-week full time mode of study. It runs during the summer months and is led by Patrick Lee Yow a respected Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College and supported by experienced designers and pattern cutters from industry. The course will develop your knowledge of the interdependence that exists between the designer and pattern cutter in translating... [-]

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. [+]

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 technical sheets. [-]

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. [+]

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