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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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Accademia del Lusso
Milan, Italy

The Intensive Course in Interior & Retail Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to invent and create a graphic design ... +

The Intensive Course in Interior & Retail Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to invent and create a graphic design for interior spaces using both manual and digital representation tools. The course aims to give students in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical abilities that mean they will be able to identify and coordinate the styles, trends, and materials... -
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Universitat de Vic – Study Abroad
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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. -
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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
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This course teaches what architectural visualization is, how it can give new ideas for constructing and marketing designs and buildings, and benefits companies. You get solid, ... +

This course teaches what architectural visualization is, how it can give new ideas for constructing and marketing designs and buildings, and benefits companies. You get solid, first-hand knowledge of up-to-date technologies and tools that are widely adopted in the industry. -
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
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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. -
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Future London Academy
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An executive programme broken down into 5 intense 2-week modules in London and California. Forget boring professors and outdated business knowledge. You will be taught by CEOs ... +

An executive programme broken down into 5 intense 2-week modules in London and California. Forget boring professors and outdated business knowledge. You will be taught by CEOs, CTOs and Heads of Design from the top businesses, startups and products companies. -
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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. -
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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. -
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Ayrshire College
Ayr, United Kingdom

This course will interest you if you are applying to art school and would like to supplement your portfolio with Life Drawing, Printmaking and Sketchbook Development Skills. Y ... +

This course will interest you if you are applying to art school and would like to supplement your portfolio with Life Drawing, Printmaking and Sketchbook Development Skills. You should be comfortable discussing your ideas with other students and lecturers and working with unclothed life models. -
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University of Wisconsin Whitewater
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The metals studio is equipped with casting equipment that includes an electrically controlled large gas kiln and centrifugal and vacuum casting machines, wax injector and mold ... +

The metals studio is equipped with casting equipment that includes an electrically controlled large gas kiln and centrifugal and vacuum casting machines, wax injector and mold making equipment, two electric enameling kilns, gas forge, electro-forming equipment, and electric-powered Bonny Doon hydraulic press, acetylene and natural gas torches, flex shafts, two large anvils, a large variety of stakes and hammers, Dumore drill press, large rolling mill, and a bench and jump shear, spray etcher and spray booth, polishing equipment and full array of hand tools. -
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Istituto Marangoni Shanghai Fashion Training Centre
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The Fashion Design Programme provides participants with the techniques to design and create menswear or womenswear while responding to changing needs in the international fash ... +

The Fashion Design Programme provides participants with the techniques to design and create menswear or womenswear while responding to changing needs in the international fashion and luxury industries. Fashion designers are the inspiration for creative ideas and new trends, not only in clothing but also in fabric development. They create collections based on an informed analysis of materials and fabrics in connection with art, design, creativity, and fashion. -
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Portsmouth Highbury College
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Are you creative? Do you have an eye for detail, plus a love of plants and flowers? If so, Highbury can help you achieve your potential if you have an interest in developing your design skills using flowers and other natural materials. -
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University of Arkansas
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Aquincum Institute of Technology
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Students will learn about the mathematical foundations of 3D modeling. Students will learn how to build a specific software product on that, such as 3D building modeling (BIM: ... +

Students will learn about the mathematical foundations of 3D modeling. Students will learn how to build a specific software product on that, such as 3D building modeling (BIM: Building Information Modeling). They will be confronted with the fact that less than 5% of such an application is dealing with 3D modeling, while the other 95% is indispensible in order to have a usable application. -
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Montserrat College Of Art
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Printmakers analyze, transform and replicate information using design, drawing, painting, book arts, letterpress, video, and often sculpture and installation.

Printmakers analyze, transform and replicate information using design, drawing, painting, book arts, letterpress, video, and often sculpture and installation. -
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Tshwana South TVET College
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In order to obtain a National Certificate a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. Three fundamental subjects and four vocational subjects.

In order to obtain a National Certificate a student is required to take a total of 7 subjects. Three fundamental subjects and four vocational subjects. -
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