Summer course in Design Studies

Top Summer Courses in Design Studies

Design Studies

Many different people can find the value in taking summer courses. These courses can help individuals gain basic knowledge in a subject or expand their understanding of certain concepts. Summer courses typically impart the same amount of core knowledge that courses offered during the regular school year provide, but they do it in less time.

What is a summer course in design studies? It is a program that was created to give individuals background knowledge required to complete a design degree or certification program. In these courses, participants learn the basics of design that are applicable to disciplines ranging from graphic design to fashion. Each comes with its own set of criteria and offerings, and upon completion students are prepared with a proper foundation to dig deeper into the design specialty of their choice.

This summer course provides a foundation that allows students to focus on sharpening their skills when they get into more advanced coursework, rather than having to learn the concepts as they go. This can help them to advance more quickly in their studies.

There are a few different factors that must be considered when establishing the price for this program. The location of the school, average cost of attendance and whether students study in person or online are all different factors that contribute to the price. As such, it can vary from person to person.

The summer course in design prepares students to pursue degrees and certifications in a variety of fields. Each concentration provides a path into a particular career. For example, a graphic design program can prepare individuals for careers in the IT field or business and marketing, while a fashion design program could help students in the arts and fashion. The foundational skills developed through this education have no limits as far as their possible applications.

A summer course in design can be very beneficial to your pursuit of a career in design, no matter what avenue you choose. 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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Art, Architecture and Urban Design courses during Venice Biennale

European Cultural Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks Open Enrollment Italy Venice

You love art, architecture and urban design. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Come for one, two or three weeks to enjoy Venice as an insider and have an exciting practical experience abroad. [+]

NEXT COURSE: VENICE BIENNALE REVEALED - BEHIND THE SCENE EXPERIENCE

Dates: May 7-12 or November 18-23, 2019

Classes:

The course connects you with experts of the art market and allows you to experience the reality behind the Venice Biennale and its parallel events.

You will discover the exhibition in conversations with artists, curators, gallerists and, of course, the Biennale team. It is a structured and inspiring experience.

The May programme takes place during the Opening week. The November programme is scheduled during the final week, making it a special experience at the Biennale. Next to the sessions we will visit the Biennale at Giardini and Arsenale, Personal Structures exhibition and the Peggy Guggenheim collection.... [-]


Summer School in Toulon

Kedge Business School
Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2019 France Toulon

Our Summer Programme at the KEDGE DESIGN SCHOOL in Toulon offers international students the chance to study Design Thinking and Managing Creativity at the gateway to the French Riviera. [+]

ABOUT TOULON:

Toulon, 1 hour’s drive east from neighboring Marseille, is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and a gateway to the famous French Riviera, less than one hour from celebrated seaside hotspots like Cannes, Antibes, Nice, and Saint Tropez. Capital of the Var department, it is a major French naval base and home of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and her battle group. The city is an important center for naval construction, fishing, winemaking, and the manufacture of aeronautical and electronic equipment.

The location of Kedge’s Design School, Toulon is home to a thriving community of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs. The annual Toulon-Hyeres International Design Parade brings together creative minds from across the globe to exchange ideas and push the boundaries on conventional thinking and approaches. Join us next summer to see for yourself!... [-]


Summer Programs - Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time August 2019 USA San Diego

Two-week integrative design program that explores design in California. Students will explore how California design is defined by studying their cultures, lifestyle, and industries (such as surfing, snowboarding, entertainment industry and startups). [+]

California by Design (August 14th - 24th, 2017) is an integrative design studio where students are exposed to the West Coast region as a very specific context for design innovation. California is more than a place— it’s a lifestyle and worldwide it is known as the epicenter of innovation for action sports and hi-tech products and services. This studio will uncover what it means to be Californian by exploring its cultures, lifestyles, and industries (such a surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, entertainment, and start-ups) and then examining their unique influences on fashion, behaviors, and imaginations. Students will learn how the design of artifacts relates to built environments. They will also explore how design is influenced by California’s history, culture, environment, and economic trends.... [-]


Summer Program Cosmetics Product Development at Sup’Biotech: 2019

SupBiotech Paris
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 France Villejuif

Sup'Biotech is a private engineering school located in the Paris metropolitan area, that is specialized in various emerging biotechnology-related fields. Sup'Biotech is part of the IONIS Institute of Technology cluster. [+]

Introduction

Sup'Biotech is a private engineering school located in the Paris metropolitan area, that is specialized in various emerging biotechnology-related fields. Sup'Biotech is part of the IONIS Institute of Technology cluster.

It is one of the top biotech schools in France and is part of IONIS, France’s leading higher private education group. Its students go on into top positions in an array of industries including the health, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries, green industries, and agribusiness.

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Presentation

Sup’Biotech’s unique curriculum combines science and engineering coursework with management skills and industry-specific technical knowledge, preparing students for dynamic careers in research, management, and communication roles. Our graduates possess not only the expertise needed in STEM-based careers but the interpersonal and management skills to effectively deliver their message.... [-]


Summer School - Agile Innovation: Product Design meets Engineering

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Germany Stolberg (Rhineland)

Developing product innovations in a systematic way, is an essential process for every company and business. This Summer School provides insight into the complex processes of developing a production innovation and by performing a case study. [+]

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to established and cutting-edge methods and processes of product innovation and development design methodology and product lifecycle management.Theory taught in the lecture will be applied in hands-on workshops featuring the analysis and improvement of a real life product. Students will learn how to carry out market research, identify and evaluate requirements, set up functions and their structures and to derive and vary concepts for product innovations. These concepts will be transferred into a suitable embodiment design using conventional and agile methods including rapid prototyping technologies.

The "Agile Innovation: Product Design meets Engineering" Summer School is conceptualized and conducted by the Institute for Engineering Design (ikt) of the RWTH Aachen University. Within this intense two-week program students not only get insight to established and cutting-edge methods and processes of product innovation and development but also gain relevant experience in hands-on workshops featuring the analysis and improvement of a real life product. Students learn to carry out market research, identify and evaluate requirements, set up functions and their structures and to derive and vary concepts for product innovations. These concepts will be transferred into a suitable embodiment design using conventional and agile methods including rapid prototyping technologies.... [-]


Summer Course - Transverse Design

DMAD Escuela De Diseño De Interiores Y Arquitectura
Campus Full time 75 hours July 2019 Spain Madrid

This intensive summer course performs a transversal review, linking the areas of graphic expression, product design, decoration and interior styling. Students will learn in a dynamic way how each of these areas works, from the conception of an idea to the execution of the project, obtaining professional images to add to their portfolio. [+]

This intensive summer course performs a transversal review, linking the areas of graphic expression, product design, decoration and interior styling. Students will learn in a dynamic way how each of these areas works, from the conception of an idea to the execution of the project, obtaining professional images to add to their portfolio. A constant that we have detected in design students, is their interest in learning to draw and know how to use updated techniques and methods that serve them in the short term and that are specifically designed for them, facilitating the communication of their projects and saving time in the development of them. The importance of poetics and how a creative proposal is constructed by establishing associations between different ideas and functionality that apparently have no relation. Address how a creative mind works by referring to various authors and techniques.... [-]


Summer program: Design Immersion Days

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 USA Los Angeles

Design Immersion Days (DID) is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to design and architecture. It is intended to inspire curiosity about the world of design, introduce basic design knowledge and critical thinking skills, and familiarize students with the expansive architecture and design culture of Los Angeles. [+]

Design Immersion Days (DID) is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to design and architecture. It is intended to inspire curiosity about the world of design, introduce basic design knowledge and critical thinking skills, and familiarize students with the expansive architecture and design culture of Los Angeles. Students get to know the city’s visual, structural, and cultural context through the lens of those most deeply engaged with shaping the cityscape: prominent architects who call Los Angeles their home. Students and teachers enjoy collegial interactions in the studio, in the field on day trips, and in one-on-one mentoring. Students also have private tours of museums, design firms, and galleries. By the end of the course they will have a clear idea of what college-level architectural study is like. Students are exposed to examples of design and modes of production at all scales, from sophisticated 3D modeling techniques to hand-modeling. In the classroom and in the city they explore ways of seeing, thinking, and doing that are essential for anyone interested in pursuing a career in architecture or design. Students learn about a range of basic skills essential to exploring, discovering, and describing design work: freehand sketching, mechanical drafting, computer drawing, physical model making, and computer-based 3D modeling, as well as processes that enable fluid movement between the physical and the virtual realms.... [-]


Summer School in 3D Design and Digital Fabrication

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 3 weeks August 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

The summer school “3D design and Digital fabrication” was launched in 2014. It is based on a wide experience the teaching staff has acquired from previous international educational programs development and practice. [+]

Program Description

The summer school “3D design and Digital fabrication” was launched in 2014. It is based on a wide experience the teaching staff has acquired from previous international educational programs development and practice.

We welcome students to come to a wonderful city of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is the cultural heart of Russia as well as a major trade gateway, financial and industrial center. Studying in Saint-Petersburg is a great experience which will contribute significantly to the student’s future success.

The cultural program includes:

Boat city tour for students to get acquainted with the beauty of the city Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art. Visit to the “Baltika” Brewery where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant. Picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland where students can enjoy Russian style barbecue Excursion to Pushkin, former tzar summer residence, famous for its palace and park ensemble. Students will visit one of the most beautiful palaces — Palace of Russian Empress Catherine the Great. The peak of this excursion will be a visit to the Amber Room reconstructed in 2003 (Optional, for extra price). [-]

Summer Course in Interior and Showroom Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Milan

The course introduces the Italian design industry and current trends in interior design to enable students to develop the skills necessary to produce layouts for high-level showrooms and shops with an essential expressive value. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The course introduces the Italian design industry and current trends in interior design to enable students to develop the skills necessary to produce layouts for high-level showrooms and shops with an essential expressive value.

Target - The course is designed for qualified applicants, such as students who are attending the final years of University studies in Architecture, Interior Design and Industrial Design, or newly graduated, and young professionals interested in enriching their personal knowledge and understanding of the field. Applicants need to have mastered representation technique skills such as drawing, sketching and rendering visual communication skills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication skills. Applicants need to show strong motivation and the ability to work in groups.... [-]


Summer Course in Product Design

Accademia Riaci
Campus Full time 2 - 12 weeks Open Enrollment Italy Florence

In Product Design course, students learn Italian creativity which produces various good designs, product concepts implied by techniques and shapes, product functions, product redesigning, product usage, and so on. [+]

In Product Design course, students learn Italian creativity which produces various good designs, product concepts implied by techniques and shapes, product functions, product redesigning, product usage, and so on. With a specific theme and an already existing product, students analyze its functions, shape and structure. And based on such analysis, students learn to practically realize, improve and/or correct their ideas. Depending on each student’s needs (level of knowledge, personal requests, class period, etc.), we can offer students learning experiences of various kinds of Italian designs from furniture design to other product design.

Fees and Schedule Tuition Fee + Accommodation, etc: Number of Lessons (1 lesson = 45 min): Credits Check-in - Check - out 2 weeks €2,600 22 lessons/week with instructors + 22 Independent Study/week (without instructor) 3 ... [-]

Summer Course in Car Design - An introduction

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Turin

Italy is a center of excellence and innovation in the field of automotive design. IED Torino is based in the automotive capital of Italy, home to such iconic companies as Fiat, Lancia, Pininfarina and Alfa Romeo. Within such a context IED offers this summer program that introduces the fundamental elements and tools necessary to become a future car designer. The course provides students with an overview of contemporary trends and industrial challenges and focuses on car designer’s professional role. The program will will furthermore give students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and intellectual abilities to design new vehicles based on a clear understanding of proportion, volume and surface design principles. Through a program of visits to companies, meetings with professionals and practical training, students will experience the professional output of this career path. Visits may include: Pininfarina, Ferrari, Museum of the Automobile, Cecomp. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Italy is a center of excellence and innovation in the field of automotive design. IED Torino is based in the automotive capital of Italy, home to such iconic companies as Fiat, Lancia, Pininfarina and Alfa Romeo. Within such a context IED offers this summer program that introduces the fundamental elements and tools necessary to become a future car designer. The course provides students with an overview of contemporary trends and industrial challenges and focuses on car designer’s professional role.

The program will will furthermore give students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and intellectual abilities to design new vehicles based on a clear understanding of proportion, volume and surface design principles.... [-]


Summer School in Computer-Aided Drug Design

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Campus Full time 6 days September 2019 Italy Pisa

The contribution of computational methodologies to drug discovery is no longer a matter of dispute and the major world’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies use computational design tools. Computer-aided drug design comprises computational methods and resources that are used to facilitate the design and discovery of new therapeutic solutions. This summer school will cover all the main computational techniques used in drug discovery, supplying a basic level of knowledge of this research field. [+]

About

The contribution of computational methodologies to drug discovery is no longer a matter of dispute and the major world’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies use computational design tools. Computer-aided drug design comprises computational methods and resources that are used to facilitate the design and discovery of new therapeutic solutions. This summer school will cover all the main computational techniques used in drug discovery, supplying a basic level of knowledge of this research field.

Aim

This course will be divided into theoretical and practical lessons and will allow the participants to independently develop their own computational studies.... [-]


Graphic Design Summer Course

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 4 weeks Italy Florence

The four-week course is an intensive introduction held in Florence for those interested in starting their studies of graphic design. The graphic design process, theory, and application are covered. It is also a great opportunity for working professionals in the fields of marketing and advertising to expand their knowledge and skills of visual design. [+]

Overview

The four-week course is an intensive introduction held in Florence for those interested in starting their studies of graphic design. The graphic design process, theory, and application are covered. It is also a great opportunity for working professionals in the fields of marketing and advertising to expand their knowledge and skills of visual design. The course is a great tool for those interested in graphic design to get a feel for the profession.

Faculty

The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education.... [-]


Summer Course in Sketching Around Milan & Rome

NABA Summer school 2019
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

Develop your drawing skills while exploring the ancient and contemporary city of Milan—its monuments, museums, and the everyday places where Milanese people gather to enjoy life. [+]

Develop your drawing skills while exploring the ancient and contemporary city of Milan—its monuments, museums, and the everyday places where Milanese people gather to enjoy life.

As you make quick drawing and painting sketches outside and in different environments, you will practice how to capture tone, color, light, and atmosphere using a variety of drawing and painting techniques and media.

Requirements

This course is suitable for all skill levels.

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Summer Course in Advanced Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Florence

Nowadays the Graphic Designer figure needs to be particularly dynamic, being not only an expert in visual languages, but also a specialist of communication strategies. With the developing of the digital technology, graphic design has become pleasantly intricate and exciting. Every day new communication tools make the professional figure more interactive and engaging. Dynamic images, GIF, viral videos and sounds are becoming trends inside of interactive works. The Graphic Designer is capable of interacting with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility.For this reason he has to deal with new technologies and always be up-dated on latest digital tools, in order to anticipate the times and offer innovative solutions to the market. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Nowadays the Graphic Designer figure needs to be particularly dynamic, being not only an expert in visual languages, but also a specialist of communication strategies. With the developing of the digital technology, graphic design has become pleasantly intricate and exciting. Every day new communication tools make the professional figure more interactive and engaging.

Dynamic images, GIF, viral videos and sounds are becoming trends inside of interactive works. The Graphic Designer is capable of interacting with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility.For this reason he has to deal with new technologies and always be up-dated on latest digital tools, in order to anticipate the times and offer innovative solutions to the market.... [-]