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Visual Design

Students who are enrolled in higher education commonly take courses, which are specialized classes that usually last for a specific period of time (i.e. semester, year, etc.). A teacher is in charge of the course, and a group of students attends the lectures and workshops relating to the subject that is being taught. After the course is finished, each student usually earns credit towards graduation and receives a grade.

 

What is a course in visual design? This is a class that many students take to acquire advanced artistic and design skills. A lot of subject matter covered relates to web and computers. The class also covers the history and cultural impacts of images. In addition, it provides training to help students advance their artistic skills and become more visually talented. While furthering their education, students will be able to participate in workshops and lectures to help them learn.

 

There are many benefits to taking a course in visual design. This allows students to gain the knowledge they need for future courses. The knowledge acquired in this class serves as helpful building blocks for future study and career success.

 

The cost of enrolling in a course varies depending on the school and the length of the class. Students who are concerned about the cost should speak with the admissions office, which can provide more detailed information, since each school’s costs and course requirements are unique.

 

Most students who take artistic classes want to pursue future careers as designers and artists. Many of them become graphic artists. The skills acquired during this course also help many students broaden their knowledge and further their creativity. As a result, they are well rounded and qualified for additional jobs.

 

If you want to take a course in visual design, you can find one online that is right for you. 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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Diploma/ Advanced Diploma/ BA (Honours) in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) (Top up)

Raffles College of Higher Education
Campus Full time 9 - 15 months January 2018 Singapore

The Visual Communication Design Diploma course offers a fundamental training platform, which encompasses a broad range of design fields in graphic design. [+]

Diploma in   Visual Communication  (Graphic Design) Awarded by: Raffles Singapore Intakes: January, April, July, and October Duration: 9 Months (Full-time) Advanced Diploma in   Visual Communication  (Graphic Design) Awarded by: Raffles Singapore Intakes: January, April, July, and October Duration: 1 Year and 3 Months (Full-time) Bachelor of Arts  (Honours) in  Graphic Design  (Top Up) Awarded by: Coventry University, UK Intakes: January, April, July, and October Duration: 1 Year (Full-time) Course Overview and Minimum Entry Requirements 

Diploma

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One Year Course in Visual Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

The OneYear course aims at consolidating the basics of visual design thereby allowing a critical approach to the design stage. The study plan includes lessons on Basic Design alongside general training. The first of these provide an historical, cultural and scientific background to visual design focusing in particular on visual processes, also studied from a theoretical and physiological point of... [+]

The One Year course aims at consolidating the basics of visual design thereby allowing a critical approach to the design stage. The study plan includes lessons on Basic Design alongside general training. The first of these provide an historical, cultural and scientific background to visual design focusing in particular on visual processes, also studied from a theoretical and physiological point of view. The coherence between the subjects covered helps in constructing a design methodology, a designer’s most vital possession. The general training, on the other hand, provides the necessary creative, technical and methodological skills for the further study of visual communication and design during the Master’s year. There is in fact a continuous learning process that starts from the OneYear Course and leads to the specialist Master’s course. DURATION The One Year Course lasts for one academic year from October to July. Attendance is compulsory and full-time commitment is required including the participation to lessons, class exercises, visits and the individual study. [-]

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Visual Design 2017/2018. 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. Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday, full time Target: This course is intended for motivated students and professionals interested in understanding the Italian design system and the trends research methods. A basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator commands is requested. The first part of the course will allow participants to understand the Italian design system, focusing mainly on furniture design. At the same time students will acquire the instruments and the methods to be used to analyze a specific collection of a specific brand; the analysis will be related with formal language, use of colors, materials and finishings. Thanks to the basic knowledge acquired at the beginning of the course, students will be able to do an analytical experience on field during the Milano Design week and individuate the main trends in the furniture design filed. This will be the starting point to work on a proposal for a new... [-]

One Year Course In Graphic Design And Computer Graphics

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 200 hours March 2018 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

The course One Year Graphic Design and Infographics addresses the knowledge of graphic design and practice, highlighting the infographics as exercise and formalization of an architectural design thinking. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught Start Date: March Lessons: Monday and Wednesday - 19h30 to 22h30 + some Saturdays from 10h to 14h Hours: 200 hours Portuguese language DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES The course One Year Graphic Design and Infographics addresses the knowledge of graphic design and practice, highlighting the infographics as exercise and formalization of an architectural design thinking. Search in theory and history contextualization necessary for the development of a conscious and consistent practice. The course aims, quickly, to promote the transition of students and professionals in the graphic design area, presenting tools and methods for creating and analyzing, developing drafting skills and creating projects. The course begins with a historical overview of graphic design as a practice and method. It presents the fundamentals of graphic design, typography and composition from the construction of knowledge collaboratively and learning through practice, laboratories, workshops and projects. Shows different approaches to research, survey and analysis of data and information to address information design, infographics and data visualization. The course lectures, practical exercises, presentation and analysis of cases. TARGET AUDIENCE Students and professionals of diverse backgrounds who wish to migrate to the graphic design area. The course also serves professionals who want to learn more about the techniques and methods of computer graphics or recycle and improve their design practice. Prerequisites Basic knowledge of photoshop and illustrator. COURSE TOPICS 1. Graphic design - Presentation of graphic design fundamentals, its practice, history and theory. The design ideas as registration tools and criaçã graphical... [-]

Oneyear Course In Retail Design & Visual Merchandising

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 184 hours October 2017 Brazil São Paulo

The course explores Retail Design and VM, their differences and complementarities, areas of activity and importance for strategies in retail and for the creation of strong visual identity, which will stand out in the market, loyal customers and converting sales. [+]

Best Course Studies in Visual Design 2017/2018. BECAUSE? The course explores Retail Design and VM, their differences and complementarities, areas of activity and importance for strategies in retail and for the creation of strong visual identity, which will stand out in the market, loyal customers and converting sales. FOR WHOM? The course was designed primarily for professionals in the retail area who seek improvement, giving technical, artistic and intellectual support to architects, interior designers, product designers, fashion designers, advertising decorators and other interested parties. HOW IS IT? The course is guided by three fundamental principles: creativity, strategy and dynamism. The content addresses disciplines that deal with themes such as: Retail Design, VM, Consumer Behavior, Branding, Showcase, Product Exhibition, among others. ONE YEAR CREATIVE COURSE IN RETAIL DESIGN & VISUAL MERCHANDISING WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN SPAIN ABOUT THE COURSE The One Year Creative Course in Retail Design & Visual Merchandising (VM) at the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo, in partnership with IED Barcelona, ​​offers a broad understanding of this profession, which the market has requested due to the development of the Distribution, change of consumer habits and segmentation / specification of retail. The course is guided by three fundamental principles: creativity, strategy and dynamism. The curriculum will address subjects ranging talk about retail design, visual merchandising, consumer behavior, branding, showcase, product exhibition and others. The student will develop the project of a store, taking into account the product, branding, consumer profiles, technology, and specific exercises to create thematic,... [-]

One Year Course in Photography and Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year January 2018 Spain Madrid

In the One Year Course in Photography and Design, directed by the DEAR projects studio, students will learn how to understand and create photography and design projects from a common foundation, complementing one discipline with the other and constituting an indivisible whole, from which to work, look and build. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH In the One Year Course in Photography and Design, directed by the DEAR projects studio, students will learn how to understand and create photography and design projects from a common foundation, complementing one discipline with the other and constituting an indivisible whole, from which to work, look and build. During the year, through an intensive online/attendance-based format, the student will acquire the necessary theoretical-practical knowledge for the generation and expression of ideas and concepts through photography and design, understanding the way these disciplines can be used to develop a solid visual communication project. Job opportunities: Art management, creative management, graphic editing, photography, publishing, advertising photography, creative brand strategy, curating. Design and photography are part and parcel of current reality. In the One Year Photography and Design Course the student learns how to create projects from a conceptual and practical base common to both disciplines; a question of choice, position, destination and importance. The course in Photography and Design, will have an open, contemporary and dynamic structure. At the end of the course, the student will know about the main techniques, processes and styles of photography and contemporary design, as well as their application in different spheres of visual communication. The One Year semi-attendance based courses are aimed towards the rapid professionalization of the student. A team of active professionals, leading experts in this field today, will provide students with a clear view of the industry and will help them discover the best ways to... [-]

UX/UI Design Bootcamp

Ironhack Barcelona & Madrid
Campus Full time 8 weeks January 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid + 1 more

Learn UX Design in 8 weeks. Learn UX design from experienced instructors who do it for a living. Learn by building projects every week. No more boring lectures. Network & connect with other professionals in the community. Launch your new career in UX Design through Ironhack career services. [+]

Best Course Studies in Visual Design 2017/2018. Who is it for? Career changers Architecture, marketing, communication, community managers... professionals that want to make a switch into one of the hottest and most upcoming careers. Professional development People in traditional design roles that want to learn the latest technologies and the working methodologies of innovative design & product companies. Entrepreneurs Design and gather valuable user feedback through high fidelity prototypes for your idea before building an MVP. Front-End Developers Compliment your programming skills. Learn to design captivating user experiences before jumping into code. Course Syllabus User Research Students will be introduced to Design Thinking and User-Centered Design (UCD) framework. The first module of the course will focus on the importance of market/design research and the process of organizing the information into logical user flows. Rapid Prototyping In this module, Students will learn to articulate design ideas through sketches, wireframes and interactive prototypes using industry standard design principles. Students will gain hands-on experience using tools including Sketch, Balsamiq and InVision. User Testing & Refining In the final module of the course, students will learn to use modern testing frameworks and continually refine designs based on user data. The module will end with final considerations for the development phase of the designs with developers and other stakeholders. Front-End Web Development In this module, students will learn to take their designs a step further through rapid prototyping using HTML, CSS & JavaScript. Students will also be introduced to front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap, and... [-]

V-ray Course For Infoarquitectura And Virtual Interior

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Part time 1 month July 2018 Spain Barcelona

The student creates photorealistic renderings to infoarquitectura high quality. Students will learn to use the engine in getting a stranglehold depth workflow (camera, lights, materials) of V-Ray for 3dStudio Max. [+]

Next call: July 2016 - OPEN ENROLLMENT Duration: 1 month, 6 hours daily from Monday to Thursday + 3 months of final project Places: 10 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose The student creates photorealistic renderings to infoarquitectura high quality. Students will learn to use the engine in getting a stranglehold depth workflow (camera, lights, materials) of V-Ray for 3dStudio Max. This course is addressed to architects, engineers and interior designers, like any other professional who has command of 3ds Max and want to get a photorealistic rendering with professional standards. Requirements  Demonstrable knowledge of 3ds Max. [-]

Masterclass – Colour Viscosity Printing for Etching

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 1 week March 2018 United Kingdom London

If you enjoy using colour in your printmaking or painting why not try this exciting multi-colour printing technique which allows you to print several colours from a single plate or image. [+]

Best Course Studies in Visual Design 2017/2018. We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview If you enjoy using colour in your printmaking or painting why not try this exciting multi-colour printing technique which allows you to print several colours from a single plate or image. By rolling different viscosities of ink across the surfaces of the plate, the process combines the principles of relief and intaglio printing achieving exciting, unexpected colour blends and effects. It was pioneered by British printmaker Stanley William Hayter in the 1960’s. You will work on two small images simultaneously learing to deep etch an image into zinc plates to achieve different levels in the surface. You will then learn to mix... [-]

Course: Introduction to Stage Management and Technical Theatre

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 5 days April 2018 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 [+]

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 concepts and the importance of model... [-]

Course: Visual Storytelling Minimaster

BAU International Academy of Rome
Campus Full time 12 weeks October 2017 Italy Rome

This Minimaster program aims therefore to explore how to convey social, cultural, personal and commercial information through the language of visuals, by using multilayered narrative structures inspired by truly Made in Italy stories and characters. [+]

Best Course Studies in Visual Design 2017/2018. This Minimaster program aims therefore to explore how to convey social, cultural, personal and commercial information through the language of visuals, by using multilayered narrative structures inspired by truly Made in Italy stories and characters. [-]

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 and skills required... [-]

Postgraduate Degree in Visual Merchandising

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

In the context of commercial space, Visual Merchandising has become an essential discipline for those who are responsible for the commercial management of the product at the point of sale. [+]

Best Course Studies in Visual Design 2017/2018. Postgraduate Degree in Visual Merchandising In the context of commercial space, Visual Merchandising has become an essential discipline for those who are responsible for the commercial management of the product at the point of sale. The communication with the consumer and the building of a loyal relationship, the sectorisation of the product on the sales floor, profitability, the purchase process, staff management, logistics, etc., are all aspects related to the discipline of Visual Merchandising. This training is complemented with other resources, which are not specifically related to Visual Merchandising, like the design of commercial furniture or the presentation and communication of projects, which are helpful when one is learning how to better integrate oneself within work teams and to reinforce professionals in their ability to manage the point of sale comprehensively. Whereas the Postgraduate Degree in Commercial Space Design sets the limits of the scope of the work of the interior spaces designer in the definition of the formal and technical aspects of the space in order to adjust the commercial idea to the tangible reality, this Postgraduate Degree in Visual Merchandising does so in the sense that it defines the demands of the subsequent management of the point of sale. Therefore, this degree is an ideal complement both for the designer and for the person in charge of managing the point of sale. GENERAL AIMS OF THE TRAINING The main objective of this postgraduate course is to provide students with professional training... [-]

Course - Visual Effects

VanArts
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Canada Vancouver

You’ll be thinking like a VFX artist in no time at VanArts visual effects school. In only one year, you’ll learn and use all the current VFX production tools like 3D Stereoscopy, green screen and 2D/3D [+]

Course - Visual Effects

Part artist, part technician – be a total VFX professional at VanArts visual effects school.You’ll be thinking like a VFX artist in no time at VanArts visual effects school. In only one year, you’ll learn and use all the current VFX production tools like 3D Stereoscopy, green screen and 2D/3D content creation using Maya, Nuke and Houdini. In the words of an industry recruiter, you’ll be a production-ready grad with the broadest understanding and the best attitude – and you’ll be very hirable.Operating within a studio production paradigm, you’ll learn advanced techniques for compositing, modeling, lighting and texturing. Plus, you’ll be studying at a visual effects school in Vancouver, where the VFX industry is exploding, creating multiple job opportunities as studios open up and look to hire the best talent. You’ll also create a network of visual effects colleagues as you build a professional demo reel. Become qualified and confident, with mentoring from industry professionals.Next Start Dates... [-]


Course: Visual Effects, 3D Art & Compositing

Quasar Design University in Rome
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Italy Rome

The course runs through all the creative stages in an animation scene in the creative flow of visual effects. It examines the entire workflow starting from the conception of a story: the development of a storyboard, the creation of concept designs and clay, modeling, texturing, shading of 3D subjects, the dynamics of particles such as smoke, fire, water, building frames, rigging, to permit the successful animation of each part of element or character on stage, to arrive in depth at the final stages of compositing in Nuke and video editing till the final color correction. [+]

Best Course Studies in Visual Design 2017/2018. Visual Effects, 3D Art & Compositing The course runs through all the creative stages in an animation scene in the creative flow of visual effects. It examines the entire workflow starting from the conception of a story: the development of a storyboard, the creation of concept designs and clay, modeling, texturing, shading of 3D subjects, the dynamics of particles such as smoke, fire, water, building frames, rigging, to permit the successful animation of each part of element or character on stage, to arrive in depth at the final stages of compositing in Nuke and video editing till the final color correction. By sharing projects in the classroom and online in our dedicated forum, students will be encouraged to team-work, which is necessary in the real world of film and television companies. Who it is aimed at This university-level course is aimed at school leavers, from all types of secondary schools. Basic knowledge of computers is required. Educational Objectives The course aims to provide members a professional knowledge of the 2D and 3D film and television industry through the teaching of the working techniques used in major productions in Italy and abroad. The students will gain practical experience through thematic workshops concerning various sectors of development. Creative jobs The students will acquire the title of Computer Graphic Artist (CG Artist), which includes more specialized professionals, summarized into two main areas: the 3D Artist and Digital Compositor. Course location The course "Visual Effects, 3D Art... [-]