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Earning a diploma in design studies is a practical first step to pursuing a career in the visual arts and as a creative professional. A diploma can take one to two years to achieve, and certifies that an individual has completed a specific course of study in design.  What is a Diploma in Design? A diploma in design can focus on a particular medium of visual communication. Individuals can earn… Read more

Earning a diploma in design studies is a practical first step to pursuing a career in the visual arts and as a creative professional. A diploma can take one to two years to achieve, and certifies that an individual has completed a specific course of study in design. 

What is a Diploma in Design? A diploma in design can focus on a particular medium of visual communication. Individuals can earn diplomas in specialties such as fashion, interior or graphic design. Some may even pursue a more general diploma in art and design. A more general design program will likely require students to choose a pathway focusing on design, fine art, or fashion. In most design programs, students will take foundational courses in visual design as they acquire practical skills, use appropriate tools, and gain necessary experience to work in a chosen design medium.

While gaining a diploma in design, students will build a portfolio of work and will often participate in exhibitions. These are tangible benefits that help prepare students to become working professionals in the design world. Upon earning a diploma, students may seek careers in design immediately upon graduation, or they may transfer credits earned towards earning a longer-term degree.

The cost of earning a diploma will vary depending upon the technical school, community college, or university offering the design program. The duration of the program will affect the cost also. Prospective students should research a school’s design program to ensure that it fits with their higher education and long-term career goals.

Graduates with a diploma in design studies will have professional training in a specific design field. They will acquire tailored skills, knowledge, and practical experience that is key to working in a particular design profession. Recent graduates will also be trained in the most up-to-date techniques and design methods. These field experience attributes make hiring designers with higher education diplomas attractive. Graduates often become successful graphic designers, interior designers, or fashion designers, and may rise to the top of their respective industries. 

Diplomas in design can be earned at a wide variety of higher education institutions around the world. Some programs offer classes online. To learn more, 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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Campus Caraïbéen des Arts
Fort-de-France Bay , Martinique (Fr.)

The design option offers students the opportunity to understand the world and the environment, interpret them and design proposals for objects or object systems in line with c ... +

The design option offers students the opportunity to understand the world and the environment, interpret them and design proposals for objects or object systems in line with changing needs. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
French
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported ... +

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported by Life drawing and Visual studies. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Emeritus Institute of Management
Singapore

In a world that grows more complex and intensely connected each day, strategy and design thinking are no longer just the playground of design-focused companies. Organizations ... +

In a world that grows more complex and intensely connected each day, strategy and design thinking are no longer just the playground of design-focused companies. Organizations of every type and industry can (and must) use core design principles and applied creativity to develop innovative strategies that better connect them with their end-users. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
9 months
English
Online
 

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Toronto Film School
Toronto , Canada

The Graphic Design and Interactive Media Diploma program will prepare you to think critically and execute visual solutions across print, digital platforms and motion graphics, ... +

The Graphic Design and Interactive Media Diploma program will prepare you to think critically and execute visual solutions across print, digital platforms and motion graphics, including communications, marketing, and branding, as well as layout, art direction and editorial. You will explore multiple perspectives on the design process from your teachers and other creative professionals. At the end of 12 months, you will leave with a well-rounded portfolio and the creative and technical skills to launch your career in design. -
Diploma
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
Masters Design Lab
London , United Kingdom

This 18-course programme is for aspiring graphic designers who want to dive deep into the world of branding, identity, and design. In this one year certification, you will lea ... +

This 18-course programme is for aspiring graphic designers who want to dive deep into the world of branding, identity, and design. In this one year certification, you will learn all the basic and advanced concepts of design, storytelling, copywriting, and even website building with WordPress. In this programme, you will create a branding project from A-Z including market research, creating corporate identity, and production. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
English
07 Apr 2021
31 Mar 2021
Online
 
École Intuit.Lab
Mumbai , India

Students will learn the basics of visual arts and various artistic techniques while developing their creativity. They will also build their portfolio and undergo a year-long p ... +

Students will learn the basics of visual arts and various artistic techniques while developing their creativity. They will also build their portfolio and undergo a year-long personal project. -
Diploma
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
UNITAR
Selangor , Malaysia

The Diploma in Interior Design is designed to provide skills of designing the interior of a space that can be functional as well as driving out the aesthetic values of the spa ... +

The Diploma in Interior Design is designed to provide skills of designing the interior of a space that can be functional as well as driving out the aesthetic values of the space. In the studio, students use digital and manual means to research and recommend design alterations and renovations that give existing buildings new life. -
Diploma
Full-time
7 semesters
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design
Kraków , Poland

Our 2-and-half-year full-time inspiring program in English introduces students into different fields of fashion, design and various area of art including: fashion design, jewe ... +

Our 2-and-half-year full-time inspiring program in English introduces students into different fields of fashion, design and various area of art including: fashion design, jewelry design, fabric design, fashion illustration, sewing and pattern making, sales techniques, visual identification, painting, composition, conceptual design, history of art, fashion photography, computer programmes. -
Diploma
Full-time
5 semesters
English, Polish
Campus
 
Cambrian College
Sudbury , Canada

Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and become a ... +

Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and become a professional visual communication designer. The Graphic Design curriculum is career-focused and rigorous, with attention given to both traditional skills and new technologies. In addition, you will develop skills in critical thinking, creativity and concept driven work, allowing you to be agile in the evolving and demanding industry of professional communication. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London , Canada

The places we live and work affect us deeply. They can influence our moods and create harmony. These days, the designs of the spaces we inhabit are reflections of ourselves. I ... +

The places we live and work affect us deeply. They can influence our moods and create harmony. These days, the designs of the spaces we inhabit are reflections of ourselves. If you're interested in leaving your personal and creative mark on the physical spaces of the world, the Interior Decorating program will help you design a career that matches your passions. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Hong Kong Design Institute
Hong Kong

The Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design runs a one-semester spatial and environmental based curriculum common to all first-year Higher Diploma students stu ... +

The Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design runs a one-semester spatial and environmental based curriculum common to all first-year Higher Diploma students studying in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design. The programme aims primarily at students who have completed their secondary school education and expect to take up specialist spatial and environmental design studies. It is designed to reflect the context of basic design and creative knowledge and skills which serve as an introduction to, and preparation for, the year one students for the next four to five-semester study in their respective professional design programmes. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
15 Jul 2021
Campus
 
UC Berkeley Global: Study-Abroad Opportunities
Berkeley , USA +1 More

Take both UX Design and UI Design certificates, add a Capstone Portfolio course and three specialization electives, and you'll be eligible for an internship and Optional Pract ... +

Take both UX Design and UI Design certificates, add a Capstone Portfolio course and three specialization electives, and you'll be eligible for an internship and Optional Practical Training with the two-semester Professional Diploma Program in UX/UI Design! You've mastered the skills, now it's time to put them to work. Combine two certificates and focused electives to be eligible for an internship and OPT. Gain real-world experience and launch your career. Receive a diploma upon completion and be eligible for an internship and OPT. -
Diploma Diploma
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
ESPM – Brasil
São Paulo , Brazil

The Postgraduate course in Communication and Digital Design aims to train participants to meet the demands of the 21st century, in the areas of communication and digital desig ... +

The Postgraduate course in Communication and Digital Design aims to train participants to meet the demands of the 21st century, in the areas of communication and digital design. The taught content allows the student to master the concepts involved in the theme and its use as an important tool for companies. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
3 semesters
Portuguese
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki , Greece

By studying Interior Design at AAS College graduates will be with knowledge and understanding along with skill sets, attributes and behaviours that provide them with the poten ... +

By studying Interior Design at AAS College graduates will be with knowledge and understanding along with skill sets, attributes and behaviours that provide them with the potential to be an effective contributor in the global community of Interior Design including event design, set design and consultancy practices. To achieve this the course embraces a distinctive focussed study upon human needs and desires in a consumerist society. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to build upon the understanding of the importance of being socially and culturally aware as a designer, becoming conscious of their potential influence and need to embrace ethically considered practices and apply considered personal as well as professional codes. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
24 months
English
Campus
 
SAIT - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Calgary , Canada

If you’ve ever picked up a print publication, visited a website, admired a logo or looked at an advertisement, then you are already familiar with some of the end products of t ... +

If you’ve ever picked up a print publication, visited a website, admired a logo or looked at an advertisement, then you are already familiar with some of the end products of the digital graphics industry. The Graphic Communications and Print Technology program is designed to prepare you for a career in these exciting fields. You acquire industry-specific skills in electronic file management, print management, and production, print administration, estimating, printing service coordination that ensure your success in the industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
08 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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