Summer Courses in 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 progra… Read more

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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Istituto Modartech
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An intensive two-week course to develop with a creative and laboratory approach, the basic skills and sector-specific knowledge to promote fashion products through graphic des ... +

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Sup’Biotech Paris
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Our Summer Program 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 ... +

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SCI-Arc
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
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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 ... +

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. -
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St Clare's Oxford
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
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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 sh ... +

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The Florence Institute of Design International
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The Furniture Design summer course is open to anyone who is interested in Italian furniture design. Practical skills in combination with a history of furniture design are cove ... +

The Furniture Design summer course is open to anyone who is interested in Italian furniture design. Practical skills in combination with a history of furniture design are covered during the four-week course. Students learn about the process involved with taking a piece of furniture from concept to manufacturing. -
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
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The Summer Course in Graphic Design in Branding focusses on analyzing, comparing and creating visual identity strategies, resources, and methodologies to develop a corporate i ... +

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Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses
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An ideal introduction to British architecture and design, this course is based on the creative processes of ‘thinking and making’ to enhance your understanding of architectura ... +

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Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Tokyo, Japan +1 More

Explore the nature and aesthetics of interaction design. Practice creativity in a hands-on studio environment.

Explore the nature and aesthetics of interaction design. Practice creativity in a hands-on studio environment. -
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Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
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Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
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Acquire the fundamental tools and mindset of a service designer in this one-week intensive hands-on workshop.

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