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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 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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17 Results in Design

ITECOM Art Design NICE

The Foundation Course (Upgrade Applied Arts) is one year: it is a fundamental shift towards of applied arts and design studies. ... [+]

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Duration of training: 1 year The Foundation Course (Upgrade Applied Arts) is one year: it is a fundamental shift towards of applied arts and design studies.

It has two objectives:

upgrade your artistic skills and give you the basics of design and applied arts; allow you to mature your choice of orientation towards design and applied arts, and choose your career guidance. contents

The Foundation Course offers a complete education, formal and practical in design and applied arts: graphics, visual culture, design and visual expression, storyboard, technical drawing, computer graphics.

The MANAA issue further general education (French, mathematics, English, etc.). It directs students to the BTS and professional training.... [-]

France Nice
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Inscape Education Group Dubai

Autodesk Revit is building information modeling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors developed by ... [+]

Autodesk Revit is building information modeling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors developed by Autodesk. It allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building model's database. Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building's lifecycle, from concept to construction and later maintenance and/or demolition. Purpose-built for building information modeling (BIM), Revit Building mirrors the real world of architecture by letting you work on buildings holistically, rather than in terms of separate floor plans, sections, and elevations.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Inscape Education Group Dubai

When applying for a position or a project in the design sector, there are three key elements that should be considered: A curriculum vitae (CV), a design portfolio and yo ... [+]

When applying for a position or a project in the design sector, there are three key elements that should be considered: A curriculum vitae (CV), a design portfolio and your personal brand. It is imperative that these elements represent the individual in the best way possible. This course aims to assist you in developing a consistent quality representation of you and your ability. Course contents include; curating your work, creating a look and feel, creating physical and digital portfolios, business cards, letterheads and building a website to showcase your work.

Course Details

Starting Dates

23rd & 30th August 2018

Part Time Face to Face Learning:

2 x full days... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
August 2019
Part-time
2 days
Campus
John Academy

You will be able to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed in this sector. You will be able to stand out in the crowd by adding our Design qualificat ... [+]

Why Should You Choose one of our Design Courses? Lifetime access to our Design courses No hidden fees or exam charges Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials Full Tutor support Efficient exam system, assessment, and instant results Improve your chance of gaining professional skills Who is this Course for?

As there is no experience and qualification required for our Design courses, they are available for all students from any academic backgrounds.

Requirements

Our Design courses are fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the courses with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Kensington and Chelsea College

This 5 week course is for learners wanting to further develop their 2D Vectorworks skills. You should have successfully completed the course in Intermediate Vectorworks a ... [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study.

Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff.... [-]

United Kingdom London
November 2019
Part-time
5 weeks
Campus
Bau Design College of Barcelona

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 ... [+]

Postgraduate Degree in Innovation and Design Thinking

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.

The design of experiences requires multi-skilled professionals with strategic and tactical proficiency when moving the customer / user to the centre of the design process and the business strategy.

Design Thinking has enabled the designer to become the agent of change in organizations and to act as a lever of transformation in this new way of working, enabling innovation in processes, products, services, communication and business strategy.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
iStudy

You will be able to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed in this sector. You will be able to stand out in the crowd by adding our Design qualificat ... [+]

Why Should You Choose one of our Design Courses? Lifetime access to our Design courses No hidden fees or exam charges Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials Full Tutor support Efficient exam system, assessment, and instant results Improve your chance of gaining professional skills Who is this Course for?

As there is no experience and qualification required for our Design courses, they are available for all students from any academic backgrounds.

Requirements

Our Design courses are fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the courses with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
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 o ... [+]

What is the University of Fashion?

The University of Fashion works very differently than most fashion design schools. We don’t charge a separate tuition fee for each individual class you take. Instead, we give you 24/7, on-demand access to all of our many hundreds of full-length video lessons for a low yearly subscription fee.

UoF’s lessons are taught exclusively by fashion school professors and industry professionals, never by amateurs. You’ll see the exact same lectures and "how-to" demonstrations taught by the best fashion schools, but without rigid class times at inconvenient locations. Instead, you decide what, when and where you want to learn.

The University of Fashion offers lessons in all the major fashion disciplines: draping, pattern making, CAD pattern making, accessories, sewing, fashion art, knits, business, product development, lectures, CAD fashion art, childrenswear and more.... [-]

USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
FutureLearn

Climate change, technology, and regulation are changing modern building design, and the professional practices of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) ind ... [+]

Climate change, technology, and regulation are changing modern building design, and the professional practices of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. This online course explores these trends, highlighting how higher education and the construction sector can address them. It’s been developed by the University of Bath’s highly rated Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering and draws on its new, interdisciplinary MSc programme in Modern Building Design.

What topics will you cover? The links between Higher Education and the Modern Building Design industry The emerging role of the design manager The importance of information modeling for enhanced design New sustainable construction materials and techniques Water-sensitive design for increased resilience Buildings and their impact on health and wellbeing What will you achieve? Develop an awareness of the various aspects that influence modern building design in current times Identify the various areas where professionals within AEC can work (from the traditional office and site positions to lab-based ones) Describe how design management, digital modeling, nanotechnology, resilience, wellbeing, and sustainability are driving the AEC curriculum Discuss the need for increased integration between HE and practice as the way forward to the formation of AEC professionals Who is the course for? ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

The Total Design One Year Course takes a tour of the main disciplines of design and communication. It is a foundation that is aimed at people who want to start their stud ... [+]

The Total Design One Year Course takes a tour of the main disciplines of design and communication. It is a foundation that is aimed at people who want to start their studies in the areas of product design, interior design, graphic design and fashion design. Through the year, all artistic, visual, conceptual, technical and projectual facets are covered through workshops, dealing with all the core subjects needed for the professional practice of design and project culture.

The course has a theoretical and practical structure, so that, around a projectual core, revolve the other key subjects for creative work. This methodology allows for applied learning and learning by designing, the DNA of our Total Designers.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
AMD Akademie Mode & Design

Are you creative and are you interested in a design degree program? A creative folder is required for the application - but which work samples do you want to show? What i ... [+]

Are you creative and are you interested in a design degree program? A creative folder is required for the application - but which work samples do you want to show? What is artistically convincing, what is not? How do you prepare the folder in the best case?

Come to the AMD and bring along your portfolio or work. These can be drawings, collages, photos, designs with writing (flyers, school papers, birthday announcements, etc.) or websites - everything that expresses your creativity.

We will give you feedback on your portfolio and will be pleased to advise you. Which works have potential? Which aspects can be improved? How can you optimize the folder as such? We take our time and offer both group and individual talks.... [-]

Germany Hamburg Düsseldorf Munich Berlin  + 1 More
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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, gr ... [+]

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 of 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 mixt process of the fields of application of creativity. This hybrid education welcomes students to an open study plan with clear intentions: piquing their curiosity, developing creativity and discovering several expressions of design.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Future London Academy

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

Best Courses in Design 2019. Every day will consist of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and the future of technologies. You will learn about the latest innovation methodologies, and best tools for product and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration and tools for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. During the week you will experience: ... [-]
United Kingdom London
March 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
London School of Design and Marketing (PT)

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding u ... [+]

Why the Intensive Course in Design Thinking?

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding unique solutions to the challenges of everyday life.

Places: 20

Duration: 5 days (35h) with practical component

Course Overview

Created and aimed at creatives, artists, managers, entrepreneurs and people interested in practical training with real applicability in the area of ​​Design Thinking.

The Thinking Design Course program introduces definitions and concepts of creativity and design. It allows exploring what creativity is in design and relate methods of creativity with concepts of people's needs, consumer needs and user interface. Throughout the course, participants will develop group work and implement creative processes using a variety of techniques related to the development of creative skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Spain Madrid Portugal Porto  + 2 More
June 2019
Full-time
5 days
Campus
London School Of Design And Marketing

Design thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex and uncertain problems with the design. It is focused on findi ... [+]

Design thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex and uncertain problems with the design. It is focused on finding unique solutions everyday challenges.

Vacancies: 20

Duration: 5 Days (35h) with a practical component

Overview

Designed and created for creatives, artists, managers, entrepreneurs, and people interested in a practical education, with real-world applicability in the Design Thinking field.

Our Design Thinking course program will present definitions and concepts related to creativity and design. It will allow participants to explore what creativity in design is and it will also allow them to relate creativity methods to different concepts, namely people’s needs, consumer needs and user interface. Throughout the course, participants will carry out group work and implement creative processes using several techniques related to the development of creative skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Spain Madrid Portugal Porto  + 2 More
June 2019
Full-time
5 days
Campus