Diploma in Arts

Top Diploma Programs in Arts

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What is a Diploma in Arts? This type of diploma is ideal for students who want to take their knowledge of fine art, whether it is photography, music, the French language, interior design, or illustration, to the next level.

This diploma allows students to focus on a specific area of art that they are most interested in and prepares them to later acquire a bachelor’s or master’s degree in this precise field. For example, if a student were to pursue a diploma in illustration, they would take courses such as basic illustration techniques, drawing, advanced art, and others.

By acquiring this diploma, students will have the necessary skills and knowledge they need to either thrive in their artistic career field of choice or go on to gain more education to refine their skills even further. Since these diplomas are targeted to a specific aspect of the arts, students will not only become experts in their craft, but also have an advantage in the same field in comparison to others who have not specialized by receiving a diploma.

How much it costs to obtain a Diploma in Arts is dependent on where the courses are taken and the institution’s specific rates. Additionally, how long it takes to complete the program also plays a large role in how much it costs. For instance, a student will likely pay more to complete a diploma program that lasts for two years in comparison to a student who enrolls in a one-year program.

With this type of diploma, students can expect to acquire a profession in the field of art they studied. For example, if the student studied photography, they would have the skills they need to pursue a career as a professional photographer.

Interested students should take several steps now to further enhance their education and artistic skills. For more information, 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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HND in Computer Game Animation

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

The HND in Computer Game Animation at LCCA is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It also provides career development opportunities within the film industry. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Arts 2017. HND in Computer Game Animation The HND in Computer Game Animation at LCCA is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It also provides career development opportunities within the film industry. On successful completion of the course, you can progress into or within employment and/or continue your study in the same vocational area. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years old Minimum qualifications: UK applicants: four GCSEs (C or above) and two A levels (D or above) any NARIC recognised equivalence Language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 in each component) PTE 51 (min. 51 in each component) Mature students: (over 21) are accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement Intake February, June, October 2017 [-]

Applications Developer Diploma

triOS College
Campus Full time 50 - 58 weeks September 2017 Canada Mississauga Windsor Toronto Scarborough Oshawa London Kitchener Hamilton Brampton + 8 more

All of today’s software applications from games played on mobile devices to online banking web pages, were created by application developers. [+]

All of today’s software applications from games played on mobile devices to online banking web pages, were created by application developers. The need for mobile application developers is at an all-time high and will continue to grow as technologies advance. Students can complete this program in one of the following four specialties: 1. Applications Developer (Mobile Web Specialist) - 4 certifications 2. Applications Developer (Mobile Specialist) - 5 certifications 3. Applications Developer (Enterprise Mobile Specialist) - 9 certifications 4. Applications Developer (Enterprise Web Specialist) - 8 certifications Students receive: Training on SQL, Java, C#, Linux, PHP programming and Android, Mobile Flash and iPhone development (depending on the specialty chosen). Real-world work experience with an 8 week Internship! Adobe Creative Suite Design Software. Free certification exam vouchers including designations from Adobe ACA (see details below). Free Microsoft Office Professional Plus and DreamSpark Premium CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This industry-leading program qualifies graduates for careers such as Web Programmer, Application Programmer, Internet Site Designer, iPhone Programmer, Android Programmer / Developer – to name a few. EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE Adobe Ad Films Challenger Motor Freight Inc. Cyberteks Design Department of National Defence – Atlantic FPM3 Marketing National Research Council Philip & Henry Productions Stream International Canada LNC TNP Group And more! CERTIFICATIONS Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to write certification exams leading to the following designations: 1 Microsoft MCTS designation, 1 Microsoft MCPD designation, and 3 Adobe ACA designations. Students are provided with 5 certification exam vouchers to write the certifications... [-]

Advanced Audio Engineering & Studio Production Diploma

Nimbus School of Recording & Media
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Canada Vancouver

Starting from the basics of wrapping cables and placing mics, this course will take you in depth into all aspects of audio engineering and studio-based music production. With 24/7 studio access and mentorship from industry pros, you will have the opportunity to grow your technical and interpersonal skills through practical learning in real studios, working with real artists and bands. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Arts 2017. Starting from the basics of wrapping cables and placing mics, this course will take you in depth into all aspects of audio engineering and studio-based music production. With 24/7 studio access and mentorship from industry pros, you will have the opportunity to grow your technical and interpersonal skills through practical learning in real studios, working with real artists and bands. This is our most comprehensive program in studio music production and engineering. On completion of the program you will be confident working in any studio, anywhere in the world – or even starting your own studio! Potential Careers: Music Producer, Recording Engineer, Studio Assistant Engineer, Audio Editor, Studio Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Arranger. Program Highlights Utilize Avid’s Pro Tools, Autotune, Melodyne with proficiency and ease Learn to implement MIDI with Logic and Native Instruments Komplete 10 Develop your own creative style as a music producer Learn communication and interpersonal techniques that allow you to inspire the best performances out of artists and bands Work with real artists/bands to create and engineer multiple EPs Record, edit, mix and master music using both analog and digital workflows to create radio-ready songs Assist on a professional studio recording session with confidence Evaluate performances, songs, and artists with a keen ear Co-write and collaborate with other songwriters Plan and execute a project proficiently Perform acoustic alterations to any space Maintain and repair audio equipment Learn to use a variety of analog, digital, and analog-digital hybrid consoles Employ mastering techniques... [-]

Scenic And Visual Production

LCI Bogotá
Campus Full time 2 years May 2017 Colombia Bogotá

Our program is a pioneer in the formation of the International Network of Schools of scenery, a platform to meet and implement European and other international standards trends in the academic year. [+]

SNIES 91392 BOGOTA LCI Min. Education Build your future today! Would you like to be behind the creation of sets of theater, film and television, to be part of a creative team and be able to contribute your ideas in musical, artistic and dramaturgical events? Meet our advantages Build magical worlds and create wonderful to keep them alive in a play characters, a movie or a TV series. What are you waiting for join our community? Make it Happen! ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING WITH US Our program is a pioneer in the formation of the International Network of Schools of scenery, a platform to meet and implement European and other international standards trends in the academic year. We are the only institution in Colombia that is people in scenic and visual production and the third in Latin America. OUR GRADUATES PROFILE Lets you work as a set designer, illuminator, costumer, designer and producer for theatrical, musical and dance performances shows; You can also do film and television art director, as well as advertising and commercial environment in the design and organization of events, fairs, parades and exhibitions. Admission Requirements Prérequis High school diploma or high school | School [-]

Diploma of Graphic Design

Karl Von Busse Institute of Design
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years June 2017 Australia Sydney

A graphic designer is a visual communicator. Through inspirational, informative and captivating design concepts they present an organisation’s ideas and messages in a memorable way. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Arts 2017. 1 YEAR DIPLOMA OF GRAPHIC DESIGN CRICOS CUA50715 A graphic designer is a visual communicator. Through inspirational, informative and captivating design concepts they present an organisation’s ideas and messages in a memorable way. Using a variety of visual mediums, both traditional and digital, they interpret the needs of their clients in ways that have high visual impact. Our graphic design courses will give you the skills and experience needed to successfully launch your career in today’s evolving graphic design industry. Taught by an international faculty made up of current industry professionals, our hands-on courses focus on both traditional and modern graphic design principles and practices, resulting in a complete design education for you. Through creative collaboration you will be actively encouraged to apply your newfound skills in image manipulation, typography, multimedia and digital media design, production design and branding to assignments that mirror real-world projects, and in the process develop a strong professional portfolio that showcases your best work. SUBJETCS Image manipulation Layout Design Drawing for Design Typography Computer Graphics Web Design Design for Production Advance Typography Brand Identity Portfolio Design Digital Media Design Multimedia LOCAL DELIVERY DIPLOMA TUITION FEES PER YEAR Tuition fees per year $24.560 $8,000 Bursaries available for the first 20 successful international students Tuition fees per year minus the $8,000 Bursary $16.560 JOB OPPORTUNITIES Advertising Art Director Editorial Designer Illustrator Corporate Identity Designer Package Designer Digital Designer THERE ARE THREE ENROLLMENT DATES EACH YEAR First enrollment date: 13th February Second... [-]

Diploma in Experience Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan

Experience design is built on many dimensions. It is a way of thinking and a particular design approach with a rigorous attitude to qualify the experience of a potential user. The growth of experience design has mirrored the increased use of digital technologies and is today applying technology to life-scenarios by designing new futures. [+]

Experience design is built on many dimensions. It is a way of thinking and a particular design approach with a rigorous attitude to qualify the experience of a potential user. The growth of experience design has mirrored the increased use of digital technologies and is today applying technology to life-scenarios by designing new futures. Audience This Undergraduate program is addressed to candidates with a recognized high school diploma and a strong interest in a future career in the creative industries. Art & Design Foundation and relevant working experience are a plus. Outcome The Undergraduate Program in Experience Design prepares students to envision future scenarios, use state-of-the-art technologies, and design services, products and software. Program The Undergraduate Program in Experience Design (XD) includes an array of different disciplines and skills, such as interaction design, service design, UX, information architecture, graphic and visual design, prototyping, physical computing, creative coding, scenario building and storytelling. XD is essentially the process of designing both digital and physical systems and products which are enabled to function in this omni-channel world where customer experience is an increasing challenge and designers must engage in technological as well as social problems. Learning Focus Research and Design Methodologies Tools and technical skills for digital systems Communication Design User Experience and Service Design Interaction Design and innovative Technologies Prototyping and material experimentation Innovative processes Business design and marketing strategies Curriculum First Year FIRST SEMESTER (all course based) International and Italian Design culture Research and Design methodologies I Integrated Design Seminar Digital... [-]

Diploma of Building Design

TAFE Western Australia
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 Australia Perth Bentley Geraldton Broome Bunbury Albany + 5 more

This course develops the skills you need to convert an idea into a clear, dimensioned drawing to prepare the builder with the necessary information for construction. [+]

Diploma of Building Design

This course develops the skills you need to convert an idea into a clear, dimensioned drawing to prepare the builder with the necessary information for construction.Your work will be mostly office-based but also involves spending time on building sites. You will learn the social and environmental aspects of construction projects and the practical skills required to prepare drawings, estimates and plans using 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques. The Diploma fine tunes your skills for the construction of Class 2 to 9 commercial and industrial building projects.

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Students must complete a total number of 17 units which comprise of 7 core units plus 10 elective units. Electives are determined by the Institute you are enrolled at. Core units are :... [-]


BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – 3D Interior Design

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 35 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom London

An intensive one year course, where you will learn interior spatial design and styling to give you the skills and experience to develop as a creative Interior Designer. Through practical projects, [+]

Course Overview An intensive one year course, where you will learn interior spatial design and styling to give you the skills and experience to develop as a creative Interior Designer. Through practical projects, you will learn how to develop and create a concept for an interior from designing the space to styling it with colour, pattern and texture, visualizing your ideas using computer aided design and model-making. We will introduce you to design methods and technical skills, leading to 3-dimensional thinking and analysis. Projects will range from domestic, to commercial interiors in the local area. At the end of this course, many students progress onto the Higher National Certificate in Interior Architecture at KCC, a degree course in Architecture /Interior Design or employment. What background and qualifications do you need to join? If you are 16–18 on year of entry: You must have a BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design with at least M grade (predicted or achieved) or an AS level qualification in Art and Design with a C or above grade. English and Maths at Grade C or above is preferred but if you do not have these you will be studying them alongside your Interior Design course. You should bring to interview a portfolio of work and sketchbooks showing development of your ideas. If you are age 19 and above: You will need to bring examples of art and design work you have produced on previous art and design courses or independently. If you fall into... [-]

Diploma of Landscape design

TAFE Queensland
Campus Full time 18  January 2018 Australia Brisbane

Learn to research, survey, assess, plan, design, cost and manage landscapes projects. This course is industry focused and the assessment is ‘real-world’ design and development of client based residential, commercial and industrial site projects. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Arts 2017. Learn to research, survey, assess, plan, design, cost and manage landscapes projects. This course is industry focused and the assessment is ‘real-world’ design and development of client based residential, commercial and industrial site projects. You will learn the underlying principles of design, the design process, standard industry procedure, plant selection and placement, permaculture principles and practices and produce computer aided drawings. Your studies will be supported by new digital technologies and well-equipped design studios. Our teaching staff are industry professionals with up to date knowledge of current industry trends and members of AILDM. Job Prospects Landscape Designer Landscape Manager Landscaper Landscaping Entry requirements English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12. Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare... [-]

Music Business Diploma

SAE Institute USA
Campus Full time 12 months May 2017 USA Chicago Nashville + 1 more

The Music Business Program (MBP) is an intensive course of study that prepares students for careers in the music business and entertainment industry. [+]

The Music Business Program (MBP) is an intensive course of study that prepares students for careers in the music business and entertainment industry. This course will help artists, producers, and performers understand how business partners with creativity. Classes explore the way projects are pitched, sold, copyrighted, produced, marketed, and delivered. Students will receive training in promotion, marketing, management, graphic and web design, video and audio production, and publishing. It will prepare students for a diverse variety of career possibilities, from working with established record, publishing, and production companies to branching out and creating their own production and record companies. Over the course of three semesters, this program covers: Semester 1: Introduction to Copyright and Music Publishing, Industry Perspectives, and Audio in Media Semester 2: The Record Business, Entertainment Media Distribution, and Video Production Semester 3: Business and Legal Foundations, Contemporary Entertainment Marketing, and Multimedia and Web Development QUALIFICATION Diploma in Music Business [-]

Diploma in Interaction Design

Orita Sinclair School of Design & Music
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Singapore

THE PRACTICE, Designing interactive digital products, environment, systems and services. Creating physical (non-digital) products, covering the ideology of how a user may interact with it. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Arts 2017. Interaction Design THE PRACTICE, Designing interactive digital products, environment, systems and services. Creating physical (non-digital) products, covering the ideology of how a user may interact with it. We aim to produce open and dynamic creative designers who are inquisitive, multi-talented and highly trained. This course will immerse you in an experimental and playful environments of hi-tech tools – ubiquitous computing, multi-touch, and new technologies – these are but few of the exciting new fields in Interaction Design that are redefining how we perceive the connected world. JOB OPPORTUNITIES Game Designer/Developer Artist at UX Design Firm Media Designer Web Designer App/Mobile Designer Link: http://www.orita-sinclair.edu.sg/interaction-design-v-2/ To find out more, please visit our website at www.orita-sinclair.edu.sg [-]

Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Culture

Hong Kong Design Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

This interdisciplinary programme offers all-rounded immersion in contemporary visual arts media and engages students actively with the cultural industries at large. Through collaboration and innovation with the arts sector, the programme creates a lively environment where interdisciplinary arts projects flourish. [+]

Programme Aims This interdisciplinary programme offers all-rounded immersion in contemporary visual arts media and engages students actively with the cultural industries at large. Through collaboration and innovation with the arts sector, the programme creates a lively environment where interdisciplinary arts projects flourish. Graduates are also nurtured to become professional arts practitioners. From the conceptual to the practical, the two-year programme provides a dynamic and vibrant environment that inspires students to experiment with ideas and develop their own artistic language so as to encourage originalities in art creation. Graduates are cultivated to steer and support their art concepts based on theoretical insights, practical skills and understanding of culture. With faculty mentoring, such concepts can be developed as professional fine art works as well as basis for entrepreneurial ideas. Integration with the arts community is promoted through collaborative work with visiting fellows or artists-in-residence, museum or gallery visits, exhibitions and internships. Such synergy not only enhances their passion for creative engagement, but also enriches their practical know-how. The latitude of experience deepens their understanding in the fields of visual arts, culture, curatorial projects and arts management. This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation. Programme Highlights Visual Arts Practice and Making Painting New Genre Media Art History and Theories of Visual Arts Community Project and Cultural Management Curriculum Semester 1: English and Communication : Workplace Interaction Whole Person Development :... [-]

Diploma in Fashion Design

Pearl Academy
Campus Full time Part time 11 months July 2017 India Mumbai Noida New Delhi + 3 more

This Program is designed for professionals who have a penchant for creativity, style and originality. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Arts 2017. Duration: 11 Months Eligibility: 10+2 Time: Regular (9am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm) Location: Delhi NCR (East & West) and Mumbai Pearl certification Course Overview This Program is designed for professionals who have a penchant for creativity, style and originality. The program helps the student to develop an understanding of Fashion environment and trains them to develop a Fashion range/product for a targeted market segment towards the end of program. The learning is divided in two semesters. Students are able to achieve detailed knowledge to develop a concept for the end product in first semester including fabric analysis, research and technical skills. It also includes tracking the evolving trends, cultural dynamics and innovations of Indian and International Fashion Industry. The second semester enables the learner to work on an individual project to display a comprehensive understanding of the initial design sketch to garment construction process for the chosen client (Men, Women or Kids). The inputs for this program are imparted through lectures, visits, market surveys, discussions, tutorials and Studio work. Career paths Assistant Designer Fashion Coordinators Sample Coordinators Fashion Consultant Fashion Entrepreneurs [-]

12 Month Full Time - Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Diploma

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 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 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... [-]

Diploma in Architecture

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The Department of Architecture offers the Diploma in Architecture, which has unconditional validation from the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association for Architecture (CAA). [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Arts 2017. Architectural professionals are involved in shaping the built environment. Their efforts are evident everywhere, from the simple construction of a low-cost housing project to the sophisticated erection of skyscrapers. Architectural professionals are employed in the design, technological resolution and management of construction projects. The Department of Architecture offers the Diploma in Architecture, which has unconditional validation from the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association for Architecture (CAA). Diploma in Architecture Brochure [-]