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Top Diploma Programs in Digital Design

Diplomas can give graduates the chance to increase their skill set, to help bridge any educational gaps, and to prepare students for real-world career experiences. By earning a diploma, students can enter the workplace with the skills and knowledge needed to excel and enjoy their career. 

So what is a diploma in digital design? This diploma gives graduates the chance to work in the field of digital art, design, and animation, and it can be earned in as little as one year of full-time schooling. Courses are offered which cover computer animation software, digital design programs, web design and web-based layouts, and 3D and CGI-enhanced modeling, as well as digital marketing and design.

Students with a diploma in digital design are able to enter the workplace with hands-on experience, a wealth of subject knowledge, and professional skills such as color theory, typography, design and layout, aesthetics, and digital and illustration principles. All of these skills make a desirable employee that companies want to hire.

Diplomas in digital design cost differently depending on the school, the length of the program, and any additional fees that students may incur. It is best for students to contact any potential schools directly in order to receive current information about the cost of earning their diploma. 

Graduates with a digital design diploma are prepared to enter the workforce as web designers, multimedia specialists, software designers, commercial artists, or as computer animators with digital design studios or game development companies, designing 3D models and CGI-based animation. Individuals could also choose to work with special effects studios or even software producers.

If you are interested in a fulfilling career driven by art and creativity, then a diploma in digital design may be right for you. To get started, 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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15 Results in Digital Design

The Open Design School

All communication, now 360, uses the image 2d / 3d. Not an advertisement on television or on the Internet that is not accompanied by special effects, animated graphics in ... [+]

OBJECTIVES

All communication, now 360, uses the image 2d / 3d. Not an advertisement on television or on the Internet that is not accompanied by special effects, animated graphics in 3D.

This new profession of expert designers digital tools provides opportunities with great potential in the fields of industrial design and architecture and interior design. The design of objects or vehicles, and architectural design using these creations made and put into 3d scene to prototype their concept or express innovation and potential of their product by presenting it from different angles, so sublime realistic detail, its contents, and the effects of light.

Strong demand is exercised today on these skills in still or moving digital modeling, which extends to the international market by many companies who have a vital need to use these new technologies to their communication or of their innovations.... [-]

France Paris
Open Enrollment
Part-time
24 months
Online & Campus Combined
First Media Design School

Graphic Design & Digital Design are 2 most sought after skill sets in this new technology age economy. FMDS is a 'second chance’ school operated by Mark Phooi who has ... [+]

Double Diploma in Visual Communication & Digital Design Work and Pursue Your Dream

FMDS cultivates a supportive studying environment for working adults who are set to pursue their dream in the field of design. The classes are designed with your work schedule in mind, allowing you to work and pursue your dreams at the same time.


Practical Design Teaching

FMDS offers an industry-based curriculum with integrated classroom lessons and practical studio knowledge conducted by industry practitioners. Students gain industry exposure through insightful sharing by successful guest speakers and regular outdoor learning activities.


Whole Brain & Design Thinking Teaching Pedagogy ... [-]
Singapore
June 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Yoobee School of Design

The Diploma in Creative digital Design will teach you how to combine creative and digital skills to create work that is compelling, persuasive and powerful. You'll learn ... [+]

Overview

The Diploma in Creative digital Design will teach you how to combine creative and digital skills to create work that is compelling, persuasive and powerful. You'll learn all about typography and layout, as well as how to capture and manipulate images. You'll gain an understanding of the conventional design process and how to use it to create great work including digital packaging, posters, magazines, brochures, ads and more.

The graphic design industry is constantly changing and evolving but with Yoobee's industry-led approach and expert tutors, you get the practical software, creative and pre-press design skills employers are looking for.

Our graduates are highly prized for their technical abilities. They find employment in a diverse range of areas including design agencies, print and pre-press, packaging, finished art, typesetting, magazine and newspaper publications, advertising and image retouching.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Wellington Christchurch
July 2019
Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
Yoobee School of Design

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of ... [+]

Overview

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer. With this programme you’ll take your first steps towards becoming one, learning how to use graphic design to produce websites, software, and user interfaces.

The Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design gives you a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development. Plus, you’ll cut your teeth on some insanely cool projects that will not only build your skills but also begin your portfolio.

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the NZ Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5). This little piece of paper tells the design world that you have the latest industry skills, some hands-on experience, and a headful of brilliant ideas. When it comes to launching your design career, there’s no better rocket platform.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Wellington
April 2019
Full-time
41 weeks
Campus
Yoobee School of Design

Yoobee’s Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production is your ticket into the amazing world of film and animation. This trailblazing qualification is fun, pr ... [+]

Overview

You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

Yoobee’s Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production is your ticket into the amazing world of film and animation. This trailblazing qualification is fun, practical, and packed with skills that you’ll use for the rest of your professional life. You’ll gain the ultimate foundation for a career in animation and film, your door to higher-level study or an entry-level job. Go on. Open it!

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the NZ Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5). You’ll be skilled. You’ll be inspired. Quite frankly, you’ll be unstoppable.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Wellington Christchurch
July 2019
Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
Yoobee School of Design

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of ... [+]

Overview

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really just a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer. With this programme you’ll take your first steps towards becoming one, learning how to use graphic design to produce websites, software, and user interfaces.

The Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design gives you a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development. Plus, you’ll cut your teeth on some insanely cool projects that will not only build your skills but also begin your portfolio.

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the NZ Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5). This little piece of paper tells the design world that you have the latest industry skills, some hands-on experience, and a headful of brilliant ideas. When it comes to launching your design career, there’s no better rocket platform.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland Wellington Christchurch
July 2019
Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
ALISON

ALISON’s free online Diploma in Web Design is ideal for anyone interested in developing their own website but lacked the skills or knowledge to do so. Aimed at both the n ... [+]

About The Course

ALISON’s free online Diploma in Web Design is ideal for anyone interested in developing their own website but lacked the skills or knowledge to do so. Aimed at both the novice and intermediate web designer, this comprehensive, easy-to-understand course will enhance your understanding of web development tools and techniques. Topics covered include HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Adobe Dreamweaver. It also examines the practical steps to building a website such as registering a domain name and choosing a hosting account.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the following:

How to create an HTML page and add content, images, links, tables, and lists What is meant by inheritance, cascade, pseudo, classes, pseudo elements and selectors How to use fonts, background styles, and style sheets How to use Dreamweaver to create a webpage with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Flash Naming conventions, index files, welcome screens, graphical user interface (GUI) Course Format ... [-]
Ireland Galway
Part-time
10 - 12 hours
Online
Anibrain School Of Media Design

This program will teach students to digitally paint Scenes, Character, layouts hence increasing their aesthetic knowledge and skills needed to become a digital matte pain ... [+]

Diploma in Digital Art Overview

This program will teach students to digitally paint Scenes, Character, layouts hence increasing their aesthetic knowledge and skills needed to become a digital matte painter. The strong & rigorous assigned oriented skill development sessions will make you sought after in the industry.

Objective

The course will not just teach you the aesthetic sense of digital and matte painting but will also make you understand how to approach a digital or a matte paint assignment, by studying various challenging projects from the day to day studio working.You will learn not just the tool but also learn what goes in the making of a digital or a matte paint artist, their role and the brilliance they contribute in the making of any graphic art work or a feature film.... [-]

India Pune
July 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Media Design School

Looking to get started in the creative industries but not sure where to begin? That's where our diploma comes in. During the year, you will get a taste of graphic and int ... [+]

Looking to get started in the creative industries but not sure where to begin? That's where our diploma comes in. During the year, you will get a taste of graphic and interactive design, motion graphics, and 3D modelling. Every journey has to start somewhere, and if you're not sure which degree suits you, then this is a great way to discover which creative path you want to venture down.

Careers & Industry

This course will give you a taste of what it will be like working in the fields of creative and digital technologies. You'll be working in a studio-like environment and will become accustomed to deadlines, managing and collaborating on projects, and presenting your ideas.

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New Zealand Auckland Thailand Bangkok USA San Diego Italy Milan Australia Adelaide  + 6 More
February 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Kingston College

This two year, full-time course in Interactive Media and Digital Design covers a wide range of media and creative disciplines. ... [+]

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media and Digital Design

This two year, full-time course in Interactive Media and Digital Design covers a wide range of media and creative disciplines and includes video production, web authoring, art and design, photography, illustration, games design, information architecture, and animation. The course will also give students the opportunity to appreciate the work of other artists and designers and to learn about associated professional practice.

Course Content

The course will give you a wide knowledge and understanding of interactive media and digital production which introduces learners to a range of conceptual and production processes, materials and technology, animation, interaction and game development, web authoring software and editing applications and techniques. The course is unit based: each unit has a credit value and assessments are made throughout the course. Additional learning and pastoral support is provided through the tutorial system.... [-]

United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Shaw Academy

While we do everything we can to get the correct exposure, composition and subject in our photographs, sometimes we need to take our images a step further through image e ... [+]

While we do everything we can to get the correct exposure, composition and subject in our photographs, sometimes we need to take our images a step further through image editing. Whether it is for personal or professional reasons, on this course you will learn the skills you need to use Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is a powerful editing program that will allow you to fulfil your creative vision and open up a whole new world of possibilities for your work. Developed by photographers for photographers Lightroom offers a range of features for managing your photographs and creating a fluid workflow. This course has everything you need to take your images from the camera to the finished product so register now and start learning.... [-]

Ireland Ireland Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
4 weeks
Online
iStudy

This quick and dirty course will help you make original, custom illustrations using Adobe Illustrator (or any similar program) in just a matter of minutes that look profe ... [+]

What Will I Learn? Create powerful custom illustrations in minutes using Adobe Illustrator or any similar free or paid program (Photoshop, GIMP, Painter, etc) using simple techniques and basic principles. Understand image creation best practices regarding copyrights and using free stock images, original photos, and royalty-free images. Develop the ability to make illustrations that can be used online, in videos, or for print, even if you CAN’T DRAW. Make unique and inexpensive illustrated gifts for friends and family. Save and make money creating your own illustrations for yourself and others. Avoid headaches if and when you lose your work by learning the proper way to save your files. Requirements This mini-course requires no special equipment aside from a computer and an appropriate software program like Illustrator. (Free 30 days trials of Illustrator are available from Adobe). Who is the target audience? This course is for newcomers to Illustrator as well as beginners interested in learning simple and basic techniques for getting started illustrating on the computer. Advanced traditional fine artists and illustrators looking for ways to take their natural drawing talents from their sketchbooks to a computer environment will appreciate this easy, step by step approach. Please note this is NOT an in-depth Adobe Illustrator course. Students looking for intermediate to advanced Illustrator training would be better off taking a longer, comprehensive course. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
LaSalle College Vancouver

The Game Art & Design diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as game designers and level designers in the video game industry. This goal is achi ... [+]

THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FUN

The Game Art & Design diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as game designers and level designers in the video game industry. This goal is achieved by building foundational skill sets in game design, level design, game scripting, written communication, as well as 2D and 3D art. Students will have the opportunity to learn to write professional design documentation, design games, game systems, game mechanics and level environments, as well as apply knowledge to create their own interactive experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to create professional quality production work to showcase in a capstone portfolio project.

From start to finish, you’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll be intense. Demanding. All-consuming. And totally worth it. ... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Centre for Arts and Technology

Our Graphic & Digital Design program gives you the skills and competitive edge needed to become a sought-after entrepreneur in this booming industry. LIMITED NUMBER O ... [+]

Centre for Arts and Technology has an articulation agreement with the University of Gloucestershire in England. Read our blog for an interview with University of Gloucestershire instructor Don Parker.

You’ve always had an eye for powerful images: an unforgettable album cover…an epic movie poster…an iconic logo recognized the world over. You’re a creative wizard and a computer nut, which makes you the go-to person when a relative needs a wedding invitation or help designing the promo materials for their new business. Now is the time. The Graphic & Digital Design program will help you turn your talents into a lucrative career in the creative industry.

As a graduate of the Graphic and Digital Design program, you’ll come away with a polished portfolio certain to impress ad agencies, website developers and more. There’s no limit to how far you can go if you work hard and use your imagination. These are just a few of the careers you could jump into:... [-]

Canada Kelowna
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
VCAD Visual College of Art and Design

Are you passionate about 3D animation? Ready to turn this passion into a fun-filled creative career? In the 3D Modeling Animation Art and Design diploma program at VCAD y ... [+]

Are you passionate about 3D animation? Ready to turn this passion into a fun-filled creative career? In the 3D Modeling Animation Art and Design diploma program at VCAD you'll learn the tools and develop the skills to succeed in the computer-generated animation industry. In this program, you'll learn the techniques used in three-dimensional animation art and design. You'll focus on the game development process, including using storyboards, staging scenes and designing game environments and levels. More importantly, you'll design 3D characters and animate them using industry-standard software. By the end of the program, your portfolio will highlight your skill set and showcase your unique animation work.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus