close

Filters

See Results

Preparatory Year Programs in Design Studies

Those who are unsure about gaining more education past high school may want to consider enrolling in a preparatory year. This type of program can help to individuals to know if they are truly ready to commit to college level course. A typical preparatory year course lasts for two semesters. Some may ask, what is a preparatory year in design studies? This course of education may be just the thing f… Read more

Those who are unsure about gaining more education past high school may want to consider enrolling in a preparatory year. This type of program can help to individuals to know if they are truly ready to commit to college level course. A typical preparatory year course lasts for two semesters.

Some may ask, what is a preparatory year in design studies? This course of education may be just the thing for individuals who would like to learn more about color theory, drawing, illustration, visual identity, and design strategies. Many enroll in this type of program so that they will be more ready for entry into an undergraduate degree program in design.

There are a number of benefits for those who complete a preparatory year in design. Enhanced critical thinking skills and the ability to participate in critical thinking exercises may leave students more fully equipped for the opportunities of higher education. Creative skills gained during this preparatory year often add to a student’s ability to complete projects in a wide variety of ways. 

Depending on the type of college, university or school that is hosting the preparatory year, the tuition may vary widely. Other items that may factor into tuition costs include the course type, and length of the course. Some educations of higher education offer financial aid packages as well, which must be factored in to the tuition costs.

Students who complete a preparatory year in design may obtain positions such as graphic designer, industrial designer, interior designer or fashion designer. This type of course could also allow students to pursue a career as an art or teacher. For some, the knowledge gained upon completion of this course may help determine what part of design they will focus on for a career.

To pare down your design interests, a preparatory program may be just the right option.  Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

Read less
format_list_bulleted Filters
Syracuse Academy
Syracuse , Italy

International students who are interested in applying for an Arts, Fashion, Design or Architecture degree in Italy have the opportunity to build and improve their skills, crea ... +

International students who are interested in applying for an Arts, Fashion, Design or Architecture degree in Italy have the opportunity to build and improve their skills, create their personal portfolio and to learn the Italian language from beginner to advanced level. The ideal pathway to enrolment into Italian universities or fine arts and design schools. The program is fully recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and also grants direct admission (with no entry test) to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy. The Foundation Year is an internationally recognized program awarding Italian Ministry of Education academic credits and granting direct admission to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy, and preparing for admission to any university and design school in Italy. -
Foundation Year Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
7 - 10 months
English, Italian
Jan 2021
30 Dec 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

If you are an international student who has completed an Art & Design degree outside of the UK and are looking to come to the UK to study a Master’s in the same or related ... +

If you are an international student who has completed an Art & Design degree outside of the UK and are looking to come to the UK to study a Master’s in the same or related art and design discipline, the Pre-Master’s programme will prepare you for this transition. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
English
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth , United Kingdom

The pathway in Architecture and Design will enable you to develop practical skills as well as your creative potential. From architecture to graphic design, these degrees will ... +

The pathway in Architecture and Design will enable you to develop practical skills as well as your creative potential. From architecture to graphic design, these degrees will give you the confidence to create the places and spaces of the future whilst developing your creative potential. You will also have the opportunity to work on real-life projects, undertake commissions, enter your work into competitions, and take part in festivals and exhibitions in the UK and internationally. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 

Earn a scholarship worth up to $10,000

Discover the options our scholarship can give you
École Intuit.Lab
Paris , France +1 More

The preparatory class year is the founder of the creative process of the student for all his future professional life. By approaching all the plastic apprenticeships - drawing ... +

The preparatory class year is the founder of the creative process of the student for all his future professional life. By approaching all the plastic apprenticeships - drawing, colors, volume, space - she opens to the technical knowledge of the first arts and to the discovery of the world of design. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
9 months
French
Campus
 
University for the Creative Arts
Farnham , United Kingdom

Dedicated to preparing international students for an undergraduate degree in the UK, this course celebrates the culture of each student whilst providing vital insight into Hig ... +

Dedicated to preparing international students for an undergraduate degree in the UK, this course celebrates the culture of each student whilst providing vital insight into Higher Education in the UK. You will emerge from the course with the confidence and practical skills to study a creative subject at a more advanced level. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
CANVAS
Lausanne , Switzerland

You will explore a variety of artistic courses and dive into Fashion, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Illustration. Developed by the Canvas School of Arts, the European Foundat ... +

You will explore a variety of artistic courses and dive into Fashion, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Illustration. Developed by the Canvas School of Arts, the European Foundation Degree in Art & Design aims to let students create by having fun, travelling and learning a new language! -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English, French, German, Italian
Campus
 
L’École De Design Nantes Atlantique
Nantes , France

The Arts, Design, and Media foundations studies is specifically tailored for French-­speaking international students who wish to pursue their undergraduate studies in a French ... +

The Arts, Design, and Media foundations studies is specifically tailored for French-­speaking international students who wish to pursue their undergraduate studies in a French-­speaking program. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
French
Sep 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Berlin , Germany +1 More

Your bachelor’s degree might feel like a lifetime ago with new technology, theories, and research entering your field of interest. Refresh your memory with a pre-master course ... +

Your bachelor’s degree might feel like a lifetime ago with new technology, theories, and research entering your field of interest. Refresh your memory with a pre-master course at UE. The pre-master for Art & Design programs teaches the first semester of Communication Design (B.A.). The following topics are taught: Content & Design, Media Basics, Visuality, Design Foundations. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli - IED Network
Como , Italy

The Academic Foundation in Italian Creativity & Design is designed for international and national students that are interested to obtain a First Level Academic Diploma but ... +

The Academic Foundation in Italian Creativity & Design is designed for international and national students that are interested to obtain a First Level Academic Diploma but do not reach the minimum requirements, such as 12 years of schooling or previous knowledge about the creative and artistic sectors. The teaching methodology consists of practical, theoretical, and demonstrative lectures, visiting, and individual coaching/orientation meetings. The students will learn the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign, the main concepts about the history and the expressive languages of arts, design, fashion, and visual arts. Eventually, they will study the Italian language to reach the B1 level. Completing the course guarantees access to the first year of the Undergraduate courses of the Accademia Aldo Galli and of the IED Italia network. For the five years course in Restoration, an admission test is required. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Nov 2020
Campus
 
Leeds College of Art
Leeds , United Kingdom

This nationally respected intensive one year programme is designed to prepare you for the degree course of your choice: our students are very highly regarded by the most prest ... +

This nationally respected intensive one year programme is designed to prepare you for the degree course of your choice: our students are very highly regarded by the most prestigious art schools, nationally and internationally, 96% of our students go on to study at degree level and then -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Campus
 
ITECOM Art Design Paris
Paris , France

The student will acquire the essential basics of culture and the arts to best prepare for one of our specializations and especially to refine its final decision on his future ... +

The student will acquire the essential basics of culture and the arts to best prepare for one of our specializations and especially to refine its final decision on his future profession. The will of our faculty is to train you to develop your sensitivity and creativity in different artistic practices. At the end of this year, the student will be able to better determine their choice of orientation and specialization for the following year. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
French
Campus
 
City and Islington College
London , United Kingdom

The College boasts an outstanding record of achievement for A Level students. In 2013, the overall pass rate was an impressive 98% from 1,622 entries – and students achieved a ... +

The College boasts an outstanding record of achievement for A Level students. In 2013, the overall pass rate was an impressive 98% from 1,622 entries – and students achieved a 100% pass rate in 22 subjects. Our dedicated staff and exceptional partnerships with universities have helped... -
Preparatory Programs A-levels
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Online College of Art & Design
Stevenage , United Kingdom

The Online Foundation Diploma in Fashion & Textiles Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to be ... +

The Online Foundation Diploma in Fashion & Textiles Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to be fashion or textile designers, footwear designers, stylists, make-up artists, fashion photographers, buyers, journalists and managers. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Online College of Art & Design
Stevenage , United Kingdom

The Online Foundation Diploma in Interior Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the interio ... +

The Online Foundation Diploma in Interior Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the interior design professions. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Online College of Art & Design
Stevenage , United Kingdom

This transformative course has a strong practical focus so if you love branding, design, typography and the dynamic ever-changing language of visual communication, you'll love ... +

This transformative course has a strong practical focus so if you love branding, design, typography and the dynamic ever-changing language of visual communication, you'll love this course. We will introduce you to the role of the professional graphic designer / Illustrator. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 

TIP! If you represent a school and want to add your programs to our listings, contact us here