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Top Graduate Diploma Programs in Design Studies

A graduate diploma is usually pursued by students after they earn an undergraduate degree. A diploma furthers the skills and knowledge in a specific area to help improve the student’s career outlook.

What is a Graduate Diploma in Design Studies? This design program integrates industry collaboration, research, and design culture through the delivery of core and specialist subjects. Every program will vary, but focus may be placed on innovative integration of new technologies, design evolution, experimentation, and practice. The areas may include lighting design, text and image, fashion, media, space and materials, sustainable design, strategy and enterprise, and techno-textiles. Students learn to explore conceptual challenges and develop usable, useful, and resonant designs.

Along with further developing your design skills, one of the benefits of earning this diploma is that you will be able to showcase your creative talent at events and exhibitions. You also will build a strong portfolio that will help you land some of the best jobs.

The costs involved with earning a graduate diploma will vary and depend on several factors. The reputation and location of the institution, as well as the length of the program affect how much a student will pay. Students are encouraged to get in touch with their favorite schools to find out what will be expected financially.

Many career opportunities open to you with a design diploma. Depending on the focus of study, you can look for work in a number of different industries. These include fashion, communication, product development, interior design, and architecture. Specific titles may include accessory designer, graphic designer, film-maker, web developer, architect, illustrator, and industrial designer. Graduates may also choose to teach art or become an independent artist.

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5 Results in Design Studies

RUBIKA

The objective of the Bachelor Rubika cycle is to enable our students to discover all areas of digital creation, to specialize in the field of their choice (industrial des ... [+]

The objective of the Bachelor Rubika cycle is to enable our students to discover all areas of digital creation, to specialize in the field of their choice (industrial design, animation or video game), to acquire solid knowledge bases academic necessary to create, to master the technical tools and know team work by project.

It also helps control the communication around these projects.

The aim of this multidisciplinary program is to enable students to develop an approach to the creation of both systemic and global combine theoretical knowledge, technical expertise and project implementation on all types of media, like digital hardware.

It also involves developing a culture of knowledge-being, enabling our students to master teamwork skills, but also learn to express themselves and present a project in public, in French and English.... [-]

France Valenciennes
September 2020
French
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Accademia di Comunicazione

The three-year post-diploma course in Graphic Design of the Accademia di Comunicazione , one of the first in the Visual Communication sector in Italy, today boasts a long ... [+]

The three-year Graphic Design Course Accademia di Comunicazione , one of the first in the field of Visual Communication in Italy, today boasts a long tradition and a showcase of prestigious national and international prizes awarded to students for their projects. In addition, the course also has the merit of having trained several generations of Graphic Designers immediately appreciated for the quality of their preparation and their experience. Many are now owners of their own professional studios and some have succeeded in establishing themselves abroad.

In fact, the Course is aimed, almost exclusively, at acquiring a wealth of practical experiences that will allow participants to create, among other things, a final presentation portfolio. The opportunities offered by the labor market, working both as freelance professionals and as collaborators of agencies or studies, must be seized in the most effective way. In this sense, the presentation of a good portfolio is the first step towards a professional path full of satisfactions. To this end, the Course is characterized by a significant presence of practical exercises supported by a more classical teaching methodology, following the philosophy of the "bottega" as a tool for rapid professional growth, effective and rich in experiences in the field.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Italian
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Royal College of Art

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design (Product, Interiors & Spatial Design) focuses on developing proficiency in the discursive languages and independent learning met ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design (Product, Interiors & Spatial Design) prepares students for a Master’s study in Art and Design. The program focuses on developing proficiency in the discursive languages and independent learning methods and practices of art and design, and on introducing students to the role and influence of art and design in the world today.

Teaching on the Graduate Diploma in Art & Design is split over two 15-week blocks. There are two intakes per year, with students able to begin in either July or January.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
30 weeks
Campus
Royal College of Art

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design (Communication) focuses on developing proficiency in the discursive languages and independent learning methods and practices of art ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design (Communication) prepares students for Master’s study in Art and Design. The programme focuses on developing proficiency in the discursive languages and independent learning methods and practices of art and design, and on introducing students to the role and influence of art and design in the world today.

Teaching on the Graduate Diploma in Art & Design is split over two 15-week blocks. There are two intakes per year, with students able to begin in either July or January.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
30 weeks
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

Master’s programmes are short, intensive learning experiences which demand a high level of independence and a specific set of learning skills. This programme is tailored ... [+]

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Master’s programmes are short, intensive learning experiences which demand a high level of independence and a specific set of learning skills. This programme is tailored to help you develop the skills required to do well at MA.

It is designed to bridge the gap between your ability/experience and the ambition to study at postgraduate level. Emphasis is placed on encouraging you to become an independent learner and confident within the English-speaking educational culture.

The Graduate Diploma will help you to develop your spoken English in order to achieve the required level for direct entry onto a Master’s. It will also give you the experience you need an understanding of UK learning and teaching styles, to help you develop your portfolio further and build on existing skills or develop potential lines of research.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2020
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus