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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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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
Oct 2020
Campus
 
IADE
Lisbon, Portugal

Access to the labor market can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Even after we are working we do not always perform the functions that we would like, proving to be of ... +

Access to the labor market can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Even after we are working we do not always perform the functions that we would like, proving to be often complicated to evolve and progress in the career. With this present difficulty, this Postgraduate course in Design for Creative Industries was created with the intention of facilitating entry into the labor market in an academic context. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
10 months
Portugisian
Campus
 
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
Sep 2020
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 2020
Campus
 
Curtin College
Perth, Australia

Culminating with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) from Curtin University, the Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries is your pathway into the Creative Ar ... +

Culminating with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) from Curtin University, the Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries is your pathway into the Creative Arts, Social Sciences and Communications. The Bachelor of Arts encourages creativity, versatility and strong visual presentation and communication. It is a flexible, dynamic degree that allows you to tailor your studies to suit your personal interests and goals, be that in the rapidly expanding world of media and corporate communication, the industry, commerce, education and government sector, or the creative vision of a design agency. -
Diploma
Full-time
8 - 12 months
English
29 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

Visual effects is the balanced amalgamation of the left brain and right brain thinking. Artists rely on technical skills and software knowledge to bring creative ideas to life ... +

Visual effects is the balanced amalgamation of the left brain and right brain thinking. Artists rely on technical skills and software knowledge to bring creative ideas to life and a filmmaker’s vision to the screen. -
Diploma
Full-time
24 months
English
Jul 2020
Online
 
Hong Kong Design Institute
Hong Kong

The programme will allow students to study culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, analyse ... +

The programme will allow students to study culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, analyse product and market trend, master technology and produce a concept to rejuvenate or enhance products. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts
Vancouver, Canada

Master today’s digital technology. Our Advanced 3D Animation program provides you with a comprehensive 3D animation skillset which will allow you to confidently enter producti ... +

Master today’s digital technology. Our Advanced 3D Animation program provides you with a comprehensive 3D animation skillset which will allow you to confidently enter production-ready roles in the fast-growing film and animation industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
04 May 2020
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

If you are student who wants to study an Art or Design programme at Master’s level but do not have a relevant undergraduate degree or if you are an international student who h ... +

If you are student who wants to study an Art or Design programme at Master’s level but do not have a relevant undergraduate degree or if you are an international student who has completed an Art & Design degree outside of the UK and are looking to study a Master’s in the same or related discipline with the UK, our Graduate Diploma course will help you to develop the skills needed for entry onto a Master’s degree. -
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Artidi Escuela Superior
Barcelona, Spain

The commercial, visual interior design course

The commercial, visual interior design course -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
9 months
Spanish
Campus
 
L’École De Design Nantes Atlantique
Nantes, France

This program, organized in two years, offers a specialization in the fields of industrial design. Product design is a design activity concerning consumer goods (household appl ... +

This program, organized in two years, offers a specialization in the fields of industrial design. Product design is a design activity concerning consumer goods (household appliances, cars, furniture, packaging, homeware, etc), as well as capital goods (professional equipment, tools, public transport, street furniture, etc.), whether they are manufactured on an industrial scale or by craft production. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design prepares you for Master’s study in Art and Design. We focus on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices o ... +

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design prepares you for Master’s study in Art and Design. We focus on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices of art and design, and on introducing you to the role and influence of art and design in the world today. We aim to make you better informed about the study options available to you, as well as the possible career paths that you might follow beyond graduation. -
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
30 weeks
English
Jul 2020
Campus
 
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
Jul 2020
Campus
 
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Bengaluru, India

Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology now gives undergraduate students of any discipline a unique opportunity: a year to find the time and a space to fill with idea ... +

Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology now gives undergraduate students of any discipline a unique opportunity: a year to find the time and a space to fill with ideas, with engagement, with passion and with an exploration of the possibilities of a better career and profession. -
Postgraduate Diploma
English
Jul 2020
Campus
 
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
01 Jun 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 

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