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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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Full-time
Italian
Oct 2022
Campus
 
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. -
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Full-time
English
Sep 2022
20 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Universitat de Vic
Barcelona, Spain +1 More

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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Full-time
English
10 Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Future London Academy
London, United Kingdom

A practical course for business leaders, innovation professionals and business owners that shows how you can work with trends and futures in a strategic way. Learn how you can ... +

A practical course for business leaders, innovation professionals and business owners that shows how you can work with trends and futures in a strategic way. Learn how you can stay well ahead of your competition and win in your business category using trends and foresight. -
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Full-time
Part-time
5 hours
English
Online
 
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
Mikkeli, Finland +3 More

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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Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 hours
English
Aug 2022
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. -
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Full-time
5 days
English
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 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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Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
htk academy
Hamburg, Germany +1 More

Communication design with its various disciplines is the perfect way to express yourself creatively and creatively. In such a diverse and unique way: brand design creates bran ... +

Communication design with its various disciplines is the perfect way to express yourself creatively and creatively. In such a diverse and unique way: brand design creates brands, motion design & film bring stories to life, editorial design combines typography and images into magazines & books, no app or web application works without UI / UX design. -
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Full-time
3 years
German
Mar 2022
Campus
Online
 
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”. -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
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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English
 
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Whitewater, USA

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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English
 
Istituto Marangoni Shanghai Fashion Training Centre
Shanghai, China

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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English, Chinese, Italian
Campus
 
Институт экономики и культуры
Moscow, Russia

In recent decades, the most dynamically developing and demanded specialty is the profession of a designer. Modern design is steadily expanding the range of its professional ta ... +

In recent decades, the most dynamically developing and demanded specialty is the profession of a designer. Modern design is steadily expanding the range of its professional tasks and therefore the level of requirements for a specialist designer in the labor market rises significantly. The key to competitiveness is the ability to create a universal design concept capable of solving a wide range of socio-economic problems. -
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Russian
 
Portsmouth Highbury College
Cosham, United Kingdom

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 y ... +

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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English
Campus
 
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, USA

Fundamental design skills; use of precedents for understanding principles of design and natural and formal ordering systems; design development using both iterative and altern ... +

Fundamental design skills; use of precedents for understanding principles of design and natural and formal ordering systems; design development using both iterative and alternative methods of exploration in both 2-dimensions and 3-dimensions using analog and digital tools; continued development of visual and verbal communication skills. -
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English