Diploma Programs in Design

Diploma programs can give students in-depth experiences to help them discover which topic of study would be most interesting as an area for further education. Some students use the skills gained to enter the workforce immediately with an advantage over those with less experience. What is a diploma in design? Students entering the program are often introduced to a blend of technical and practical s… Read more

Diploma programs can give students in-depth experiences to help them discover which topic of study would be most interesting as an area for further education. Some students use the skills gained to enter the workforce immediately with an advantage over those with less experience.

What is a diploma in design? Students entering the program are often introduced to a blend of technical and practical skills as they study the tactile and digital fields of design. Students can learn principles of engineering alongside the elements of design as they explore the art of visual communication. Design studies through various diploma programs include business strategies, entrepreneurial skills, fashion design, architecture or retail marketing, while others explore the digital realm of graphic design.

Students who complete a diploma in design often become skilled in project and time management through the many assignments they complete as they work on prototypes of their designs. Others gain strong visual skills that can help them create eye-catching designs.

Though earning a diploma may cost slightly more than earning a certificate, the benefits might make it worthwhile. There may also be government aid programs available to assist students working toward this goal. Students should inquire at the university or online program of their choice, as costs vary.

Diploma programs are a great way for students to decide if they are interested enough in a particular area to continue with a career that requires higher education, such as brand designer or animator. Those with diplomas can seek entry-level graphic designer or art director jobs or apply as a retail merchandiser with confidence that the hands-on skills acquired through earning a diploma sets them above the average applicant.

Opportunities for a diploma in design are worldwide. Students can learn the history of art in a country surrounded by centuries of art masters or study with the convenience of online learning. To begin, 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

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (Poland, Europe) offers a two-and-half-year full-time program for international students. Our staff, all specialists in different areas ... +

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (Poland, Europe) offers a two-and-half-year full-time program for international students. Our staff, all specialists in different areas of art and design, provide a program of study that enables a student to release his full potential. -
Diploma
Full-time
5 semesters
English, Polish
Oct 2020
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
Mar 2020
Campus
 
CSVPA
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Have you always been interested in how products are designed, or do you like playing with space and moving things around to improve your environment? Then this course is perfe ... +

Have you always been interested in how products are designed, or do you like playing with space and moving things around to improve your environment? Then this course is perfect for you. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
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
18 Mar 2020
Online
 
École Intuit.Lab
Mumbai, India

This course is a premium programme which provides students with an in-depth understanding of Advertising, Branding, Design, Digital and Communication Strategies.

This course is a premium programme which provides students with an in-depth understanding of Advertising, Branding, Design, Digital and Communication Strategies. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
18 months
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
 
Sida Group Management Academy
Ancona, Italy +5 More

Become a Designer, learn to design products, indoor and outdoor spaces, to create 3D models and prototypes. The idea is in your creativity.

Become a Designer, learn to design products, indoor and outdoor spaces, to create 3D models and prototypes. The idea is in your creativity. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 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 months
English
24 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Kensington and Chelsea College
London, United Kingdom

This exciting and challenging one-year course will prepare you for applying to highly competitive degree courses. The course is structured in three parts, each building upon y ... +

This exciting and challenging one-year course will prepare you for applying to highly competitive degree courses. The course is structured in three parts, each building upon your learning and experience: art and design practice, fashion and textiles practice, and then your personal pathway development in a final fashion or textiles project. -
Diploma
Full-time
35 weeks
English
Campus
 
LABA Firenze - Liberal Academy Of Fine Art
Florence, Italy

The LABA Design orientation is structured on the new ministerial order (3 +2). At the end of the first three years of training, the Postgraduate Diploma of 1st level (bachelor ... +

The LABA Design orientation is structured on the new ministerial order (3 +2). At the end of the first three years of training, the Postgraduate Diploma of 1st level (bachelor’s degree) is achieved, with the following two years the 2nd level Diploma (degree) is accomplished. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
CSVPA
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
 
CSVPA
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
Jan 2020
Campus