Summer course in Digital Design

Top Summer Courses in Digital Design

Digital Design

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.

 

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Summer School 3D Design and Digital Fabrication

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 3 weeks August 2018 Russia St. 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). [-]

Architecture of Soundscape Berlin

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Part time 4 weeks July 2018 Germany Berlin

The summer course Architecture of Soundscape Berlin is inspired by Berlin’s rich and stimulating urban milieu. It provides aesthetic and technical appreciation of urban soundscape and aims to teach highly effective design tools, techniques and processes. [+]

Topic 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 Learning Goal/Output From the course, students will gain working knowledge and skills of understanding urban conditions based on sonic and visual elements of real-world environment. The participants will learn how to interchange, adapt and translate between one type of medium and another using graphic, tectonic and algorithmic tools and techniques, and physical construction. Course Components Week 1-2: Lectures& discussions, field work, sound sampling & montage This phase of the studio consists of lectures, a workshop, tours and activities to identify, collect and compose the elements of Berlin’s soundscape. The students will start working with handheld digital sound recorders provided by the instructor. We will conduct a field investigation of specific places in Berlin in regard to their... [-]

Moving Traces: Design Elements & Principles

Summer School at Bauhaus University Weimar
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2018 Germany Weimar

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. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Digital Design 2018. »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. Aims of the course are learning and exercising design skills, interdisciplinary work with design elements and principles, limitation, broadening of creative thinking and experience of experimental work in the context of Bauhaus. The course language is English. Certificate & Credit Points After successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate of participation. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics. Participants will earn 3 credit points (ECTS). The course takes place all day from Monday until Friday. It is necessary to attend at least 80% of the course lessons... [-]

Introduction to 3D-Scanning and Printing

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2018 Germany Berlin

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). [+]

Summer University block 1: June 12th - July 6th, 2017 Course price: 2200 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic: 3D Scanning and Printing Target 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). The course provides an introduction to manufacturing 3D printed objects with the laser sintering system and the powder printer of the 3D Lab, as well as data generation and data preparation for it. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the use of two professional 3D printing technologies, structured light scanners and related software. The course starts with an introduction to the technologies used at the 3D Lab and selected projects from its portfolio, to give participants an impression of the various possible uses of 3D technologies. Ongoing course lectures will be accompanied by detailed practical units focusing on the use of the machines and the preparation of printable objects. Specifically, the practical training will develop student’s skills in the use of structured light scanners, 3D printing technologies, and in meeting the... [-]