Postgraduate Certificate Programs in Design Studies

A postgraduate certificate program develops student knowledge in a specific subject area. The programs are available to students who have earned an undergraduate degree and give them flexibility in their learning by allowing them to continue their education in a shorter time period than is required for a postgraduate degree. What is a postgraduate certificate in design studies? A postgraduate cert… Read more

A postgraduate certificate program develops student knowledge in a specific subject area. The programs are available to students who have earned an undergraduate degree and give them flexibility in their learning by allowing them to continue their education in a shorter time period than is required for a postgraduate degree.

What is a postgraduate certificate in design studies? A postgraduate certificate in design builds student knowledge in design and visual communication. Learning is balanced with theory and hands-on opportunities, targeting relevant and necessary skills for the field. Methods of delivery vary to optimize learning and include discussion panels, group work, lectures and projects. Students will learn the entire process of design, from research to presentation. They will also learn hand drawing and digital techniques to create innovative, unique and professional designs that are engaging and captivating. Some certificate courses train class members in 3D design principles and visual effects.

A postgraduate certificate in design gives a competitive advantage in the job market. Students will gain the skills to allow them to further their careers in the field and pursue highly sought-after jobs. Postgraduate certificates can also be used as the first step in pursuing a postgraduate degree.

Program costs vary depending on the institution and the specific certificate offered. Please research schools and programs to find one that suits your goals.

With a postgraduate certificate in design, professionals may become qualified for a variety of jobs throughout their field. Those focusing on graphic and visual design will receive an education that will give them the skill sets for an entry-level position in rotoscoping, film and TV production, design and painting. A focus in fashion will set learners up for an entry-level position as a fashion illustrator or digital design illustrator. Some programs are designed for professionals in other fields who want to gain expertise in design to benefit their current career.

There are many flexible certificate program options for working professionals. 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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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

The Postgraduate in Design for Innovation Strategy equips students with design-specific methodologies and tools allowing them to identify new business opportunities and come u ... +

The Postgraduate in Design for Innovation Strategy equips students with design-specific methodologies and tools allowing them to identify new business opportunities and come up with valuable solutions. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
3 months
English
Apr 2020
Campus
 
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Ghent, Belgium

The English-taught postgraduate digital storytelling is a programme aimed at the storytellers of tomorrow, creatives who wish to present their projects or themselves as makers ... +

The English-taught postgraduate digital storytelling is a programme aimed at the storytellers of tomorrow, creatives who wish to present their projects or themselves as makers using audio, video, photographs and text (or mixed media) through YouTube, Medium, Vine, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media. Everyone who already writes text, who creates audio, music, photographs, videos or art and wants to share a creative story online, is invited to come and specialise in online storytelling and create online media for social media. The programme is open to all students who are in the possession of a bachelor or master diploma. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
LCI Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Coolhunting is the discipline that deals with discovering the present needs of the consumer and anticipating those that will appear in the future, through the combination of s ... +

Coolhunting is the discipline that deals with discovering the present needs of the consumer and anticipating those that will appear in the future, through the combination of sociology, marketing, and design. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
Spanish
Mar 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Furniture design is a technical discipline that requires many skills, such as the control of materials, manufacturing processes, supplier management, stability and ergonomics ... +

Furniture design is a technical discipline that requires many skills, such as the control of materials, manufacturing processes, supplier management, stability and ergonomics calculations, 3D design, layout and production of a real prototype ... -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
3 months
Spanish, Spanish
13 Jan 2021
14 Dec 2020
Campus
 
Warsaw School of Photography & Graphic Design
Warsaw, Poland

These studies are offered only by the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design. No additional courses are required in painting, drawing and related subjects. They allow ... +

These studies are offered only by the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design. No additional courses are required in painting, drawing and related subjects. They allow the student to have more time to concentrate in their area of interest. The student is granted a Certificate or a Diploma by the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design. This Diploma is not accredited by the Polish Ministry of Research and Higher Education and is not equivalent to a B.A. However, the Diploma, the thesis and any other quality work accomplished by students during their stay at our School allows them to build a significant portfolio which opens the doors to get employment in their area of interest. A Certificate is granted after one or two years of studies. A Diploma is granted after three years of studies and the presentation of a qualified set of works. It normally lasts three years and is concentrated on the Graphic Design courses offered by the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design. Professionals and artistic students from other schools or universities who want to deepen their knowledge, develop their visual sensitivity and perfect their craftmanship may enroll in our Professional and Artistic Programme for a year or two. They may select an individual programme of studies provided the specific chosen courses are not scheduled at the same time. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Media Design School
Auckland, New Zealand +4 More

When completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Design, you'll analyse design issues, develop new design strategies, and critically examine design practice. You'll also work col ... +

When completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Design, you'll analyse design issues, develop new design strategies, and critically examine design practice. You'll also work collaboratively with students from across of range of specialisations, giving you a truly interdisciplinary design perspective. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
15 weeks
English
Campus
 
Warsaw School of Photography & Graphic Design
Warsaw, Poland

The Postgraduate in Graphic Design is taught by the faculty of the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design and the Higher School of Art.

The Postgraduate in Graphic Design is taught by the faculty of the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design and the Higher School of Art. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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