Acquiring a degree is a lofty endeavor for many students, but summer courses can make the experience a bit easier. These courses take place outside of the normal year’s semester or trimester schedule. Instead, scholars complete course work during the traditional summer vacation period.
What is a summer course in digital design? These classes generally follow the standard curriculum for the students’ degree program but simply take place in the summer months. Digital design curriculums usually focus on two important elements: drawing physical media and completing projects. Scholars will complete portfolio-ready work for fashion, children’s books, publishing, etc. Depending on the program, students may work with computer software that is also used in the professional workplace.
Taking summer courses serves to lighten the workload during the traditional semester, because scholars can afford to sign up for fewer hours. Conversely, students can get ahead and graduate in shorter periods of time. Older students are often freer in the summer and may find these courses more accessible.
The cost of the summer course will vary depending on the institution, type of instruction and overall length of the course. Longer and in-person classes typically require more monetary investment, while online classes can be more cost-effective.
After taking summer courses in digital design, you’ll be well on your way to completing your degree. Graduates can find work in a wealth of market and design niches, particularly in advertising, graphic design, art directing, web developing and multimedia artistry, which are in high demand. Advertising institutions hire degree holders as marketing managers, commercial designers and public relations specialists. Scholars can make a career within agencies and firms or branch out into a more freelance trajectory.
Many institutions offer a full gambit of online digital design courses both domestically and internationally. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This two-week introductory course examines the digital aspect of pattern making and grading using Gerber AccuMark Pattern Design software (V10). [+]
Looking to learn the basics of the captivating world of fashion? The Cut offers you a variety of two-week intensive workshops designed to maximize your industry knowledge within a minimum time frame. In these hands-on workshops, students will be immersed in all facets of the fashion business.
In readings, lectures and class discussions, students are taught by industry professionals in small group settings, receiving first-class learning in a real-life business environment, using state of the art digital platforms as well as hands-on hard skill applications. Each class comprises of two levels at 16 hours per week, for a total of 32 hours.
Pre-requisites for each class are outlined in each specific course. Acquire the skills you need to reach your academic and professional goals or complement your current full-time diploma or degree program, or simply build a competitive portfolio for graduate program applications to prepare for advanced study.... [-]
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. [+]
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). [-]
The course will teach how to create interesting paperless illustrations by using software applications. It will be divided into two parts: PART 1: digital as a faithful reproduction of hand painting instruments PART 2: digital as an independent expressive language. The course will not focus on Photoshop or Illustrator but on the expressive use of the digital tools. The illustrations will concern publishing (magazines and book covers), animation (inspirational drawings) and new media (tablets, apps, etc.). [+]
NABA Summer School proposes a wide and updated synthesis of NABA know-how, giving a view of the most significant trends of the market, of industrial creation processes, of artistic and social expression together with the opportunity to experiment with a topical project theme.
NABA Summer courses are 2-week intensive research and project experiences in 4 thematic areas (Fashion Design, Design, Visual & Digital Arts, Italian Culture, and Lifestyle) distributed along 3 summer sessions.
FIRST SESSION: JUNE 26 - JULY 6
SECOND SESSION: JULY 10 - JULY 20
THIRD SESSION: JULY 24 - AUGUST 3
Cost and Fee:1,595 EUR tuition fee for a 2-week session (45 hours of lesson over 9 days) 2,795 EUR tuition fee for a 4-week session (90 hours of lesson over 18 days) 3,995 EUR tuition fee for a 6-week session (135 hours of lesson over 27 days) ... [-]
The summer course Architecture of Soundscape Berlin is inspired by Berlin’s rich and stimulating urban milieu. It provides an aesthetic and technical appreciation of urban soundscape and aims to teach highly effective design tools, techniques and processes. [+]
The studio focuses on the design of spatial objects through sound. It explores the intimate connection between two predominant human senses, seeing and hearing, and how they augment each other. 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points The studio addresses three major areas of exploration:How to perceive, sample and represent an urban place through sound as spatial qualities. How to translate one medium into another through drawings, models and construction in an analogical process. Construction and installation of “performative” objects that promote innovative design tools, techniques and processes. Target group
Students of architecture, design, and media who are interested in design processes, techniques using multimedia digital tools and coding. Academics and professionals of architecture, design and media who are interested in experimental design tools, techniques and processes... [-]
The course is made up of three parts and aims at interdisciplinary experiences of design principles like balance, tension, contrast, proportion, variation and so on. [+]
»MOVING TRACES: DESIGN ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES«
DISCOVER, FIND OUT AND DESIGN!
The course is made up of three parts and aims at interdisciplinary experiences of design principles like balance, tension, contrast, proportion, variation and so on.
In the first section we work two- and three-dimensional, black&white, with paper, cutter, pen, light and the elements dot and line. It is about simple abstract exercises for the perception of the effects of design principles. In the second part you will learn to create visual movement and interaction with computer. In analogy to a Bauhaus teaching method we integrate short-time body movements. Works of Bauhaus artists from media or stage will inspire you for the last section: designing an own visual moving story about elements and principles as a picture, object, a series, animation, performance or similar.... [-]
Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers an introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum).[+]
3D Scanning and PrintingTarget group
Students with an interest in 3D printing, 3D scanning and who want to gain insight into work with professional 3D printing technologies. As this technology covers numerous application areas, this course could be interesting for students from scientific disciplines, engineering, design, fine art or art history.Short Description
Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum).... [-]