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You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

With the growth of digital media, design jobs are in high demand. If you are good with technology and have an eye for designs, masters program in design could be for you.

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Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå University

Industrial Design Intensive is a one-year course package that runs over a whole study year, from autumn to spring term. The autumn term is dedicated to basic methods in i ... [+]

Course Package - Industrial Design Intensive (Undergraduate)

Industrial Design Intensive is a one-year course package that runs over a whole study year, from autumn to spring term. The autumn term is dedicated to basic methods in industrial design with focus on the product design process, while the spring term includes basics in interaction design, service design and design management.

The goal of the course is that the student should acquire basic knowledge about, and understanding of, the methods and proceedings that are used within industrial design. Special attention is given to the product development process but other areas of industrial design are also integrated in the course, such as interaction design, service design and design management. The course is mainly focused on methods for analysing problems, methods for ideation and creativity and methods for visualisation, presentation and communication.... [-]

Sweden Umeå
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas

The program is designed for students interested in investing in high-quality training and developing knowledge in the field of graphic design and visual communication. ... [+]

AboutNEXT TURKS WITH BEGINNING IN AUGUST 2018.

The program is designed for students interested in investing in high-quality training and developing knowledge in the field of graphic design and visual communication.

The objective of the course is to prepare professionals capable of performing visual programming of different genres and formats, to develop and employ aesthetic elements of the visual communication process, to create illustrations, to apply typefaces and to reproduce other elements of visual identity, managing the whole process of visual communication, and proposing practical solutions to real problems.

Expected resultsComprehensive understanding of major historical and contemporary developments in graphic design, including social, technical and professional contexts.Self-knowledge, ability to communicate with varied audiences, develop teamwork, discussion and negotiation skills.Develop personal and business skills to respond to current and future career challenges.Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to work as a graphic designer (and future art director) in design studios, advertising agencies, marketing consultants, publishers and graphic designers. He will also have enough knowledge to undertake and open his own design company.Structure of the courseMODULE I: FUNDAMENTALS OF VISUAL LANGUAGEMeans of Expression and Visual RepresentationCGHistory of Visual CultureMODULE II: THE DESIGNER AS AN EDITORDigital DesignCreating images in different mediaEditorial Graphic DesignMODULE III: CONSTRUCTION OF MEANINGSContemporary Graphic DesignVisual identityStudies of visual communication codesMODULE IV: PREPARATION FOR THE MARKETBusinessGraphic productionPersonal project... [-]
Brazil Pinheiros
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Portuguese (Brazil),English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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London School Of Design And Marketing

Design thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex and uncertain problems with the design. It is focused on findi ... [+]

Design thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex and uncertain problems with the design. It is focused on finding unique solutions everyday challenges.

Vacancies: 20

Duration: 5 Days (35h) with a practical component

Classroom course in London, Madrid and Porto

Dates to be announced shortly - visit our LSDM website

Overview

Designed and created for creatives, artists, managers, entrepreneurs, and people interested in a practical education, with real-world applicability in the Design Thinking field.

Our Design Thinking course program will present definitions and concepts related to creativity and design. It will allow participants to explore what creativity in design is and it will also allow them to relate creativity methods to different concepts, namely people’s needs, consumer needs and user interface. Throughout the course, participants will carry out group work and implement creative processes using several techniques related to the development of creative skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Spain Madrid Portugal Porto  + 2 More
August 2019
English,Spanish,Portuguese
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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London School of Design and Marketing (ES)

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that attempts to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on findin ... [+]

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that attempts to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding unique solutions in the challenges of everyday life.

Square: 20

Duration: 5 Days (35h) with practical component

Face-to-face course in London, Madrid and Oporto

Dates to be announced briefly - be attentive to the LSDM website

Course summary

Designed and created for creatives, artists, administrators, entrepreneurs and people interested in practical training, with real applicability in the field of Design Thinking.

Our Design Thinking course program will present definitions and concepts related to creativity and design. It will allow participants to explore what creativity is in design and will also allow them to relate creativity methods to different concepts, namely, the needs of the people, the needs of the consumer and the user interface. Throughout the course, participants will carry out group work and implement creative processes using various techniques related to the development of creative skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Spain Madrid Portugal Porto  + 2 More
August 2019
Spanish,English,Portuguese
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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Roma Film Academy

In general, we think of the costume department as a technical one, linked more to the sartorial than to the authorial aspect. Instead, it is one of the most important art ... [+]

In general, we think of the costume department as a technical one, linked more to the sartorial than to the authorial aspect. Instead, it is one of the most important artistic departments, because a good costume is often what gives shape to the character. Good costume designers must know how to read and analyze a script and use their art to dress the protagonists of the story of a personality, thus helping the actor to better embody the character. And we are not just speaking of historical costumes, those that most affect the attention of the general audience, but also the modern and urban ones, which are often not noticed but that give the characters their own identity.

Course characteristics ... [-]
Italy Rome
October 2019
Italian
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence

Through the Spring Semester Introduction to Design, you experience the design methodology, learning to design interior spaces for residential use, starting from the analy ... [+]

Interior design is the practice of space planning and designing interior spaces in homes and buildings. It involves creating floor plans, furniture layouts, and designing the look and feel of a space. The interior design also includes the specification of furniture, fixtures, and finishes, and coordinating their installation.

Through the Spring Semester Introduction to Design, you experience the design methodology, learning to design interior spaces for residential use, starting from the analysis of domestic spaces and development of the initial concept, to the 2D view and up to the realization of models so to define the idea and check its validity.

Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday morning and/or afternoon.... [-]

Italy Florence
March 2020
English
Full-time
4 months
Campus
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UC Berkeley Extension

Develop your user-interface (UI) design skills by creating innovative experiences; structuring, organizing and managing content; identifying user needs, and developing so ... [+]

Gain practical knowledge with our full-time studies in UX and UI and put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. International students qualify for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Through our immersive, which can lead to a full diploma, you'll master the UX and UI skills that employers are seeking. Start studying today for an exciting and demanding career in UX and UI.

"My internship was my first time working at a startup, and I liked the culture where my ideas and expertise were easily seen and valued."

—Jolin Wu, Taiwan

UI (User-Interface) Design Immersive

Develop your user-interface (UI) design skills by creating innovative experiences; structuring, organizing and managing content; identifying user needs, and developing social innovations. Through various hands-on projects, you'll develop a portfolio that will impress a future hiring manager.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona

The Lighting for Retail and Commercial Spaces study program teaches how to use light as a powerful tool for design and expression in commercial spaces, an increasingly co ... [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

The Lighting for Retail and Commercial Spaces study program teaches how to use light as a powerful tool for design and expression in commercial spaces, an increasingly competitive and changing sector. Artificial lighting technology is nowadays in constant evolution, requiring specific knowledge and expertise in order to fully master its potential.

Whether natural or artificial, light has a strong connection with people and the way they experience the space around them: acting on perception and sensations and influencing people’s comfort, activity and the choices they make.

Lighting design is, therefore, a crucial part of the design of any space and experience. In Commercial Spaces, it is especially essential, as it determines the overall look and feel of the environment and the well-being and behavior of the actual users of that space. In hospitality, retail and offices, lighting are closely linked to the brand image, making it a key element to design a complete and consistent user experience, meeting all the commercial requirements.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
January 2020
English
Part-time
3 months
Campus
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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

The Italian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring semester focuses on the cultural aspects of design and offers participants a practical study of the Italian design syste ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Italian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring semester focuses on the cultural aspects of design and offers participants a practical study of the Italian design system from the management and the design methodology perspective. The course explores contemporary design trends and design languages, through lectures and visits to showrooms and fairs. New trends in furniture, various types of houses, different lifestyles and people's needs and desires will be analyzed from a practical and emotional point of view.

The course is structured around the major international trade shows including the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows, the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo.... [-]

Italy Milan
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English
Full-time
4 months
Campus
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In Florence Academy

The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior spaces, the methodologie ... [+]

The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior spaces, the methodologies of elaborating the concept of a project and its appropriate representation. The approach is not only technical but creative, artistic and intuitive. The fundamentals of the course are aimed at providing knowledge of various interior styles, the study of solutions in furnishing, the materials used and the various possibilities in fabrics; patterns, colors, and shades.

Course prices and duration:

ELEMENTARY COURSE

Enrollment fee: 150 €

Tuition fee:

one month: 590 €

two months: 1100 €... [-]

Italy Florence
Open Enrollment
English,Italian
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 8 months
Campus
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Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD

The One Year course in Product Design is taught following a single theme approach with cycles of lessons on theory integrated with workshop exercises and subjects. In thi ... [+]

The One Year course in Product Design is taught following a single theme approach with cycles of lessons on theory integrated with workshop exercises and subjects. In this way students can acquire the solid cultural, methodological and operative foundations and can opt to pursue their education further by applying for following a Master’s course in Industrial Design or Interior Design.

CHARACTERISTICS AND AIMS

The One Year Course is aimed at providing basic training for product and interior designers. This aim is achieved through a well balanced teaching programme that solidifies the necessary methodological tools for approaching a project. Topics covered in the course are included in the study plan so as to consolidate historical and cultural backgrounds and provide a conceptual framework to refer to. This includes portrayal techniques, theory and the physiology of perceived phenomena. General training, on the other hand, aims to provide the mastery of technical and technological instruments, the understanding of operative supports, and the vocabulary of product design and product systems design. Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and skills needed for the Master’s year, which is the ideal continuation of this course.... [-]

Italy Milan
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English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Accademia del Lusso

The Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to manage the entire production chain o ... [+]

The Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to manage the entire production chain of a fashion product, from the original sketch design to the final creation of a garment.

The course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the advanced creative skills and practical techniques necessary to work in the fields of design (artistic representation, textile technology, colouring techniques, fabric technology, and the graphic development of sketches), pattern making (paper pattern making techniques directed mainly at womenswear) and tailoring (garment assembly using industrial machinery).

Career prospects ... [-]
Italy Milan
October 2019
English,Italian
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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London School of Design and Marketing (PT)

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding u ... [+]

Why the Intensive Course in Design Thinking?

Design Thinking is an innovative methodology based on a human-centered approach that tries to solve complex problems with design. It is a methodology focused on finding unique solutions to the challenges of everyday life.

Places: 20

Duration: 5 days (35h) with practical component

Classroom course taught in London, Madrid and Porto

Dates to be announced shortly - stay tuned to the LSDM website

Course Overview

Created and aimed at creatives, artists, managers, entrepreneurs and people interested in practical training with real applicability in the area of ​​Design Thinking.

The Thinking Design Course program introduces definitions and concepts of creativity and design. It allows exploring what creativity is in design and relate methods of creativity with concepts of people's needs, consumer needs and user interface. Throughout the course, participants will develop group work and implement creative processes using a variety of techniques related to the development of creative skills.... [-]

United Kingdom London Spain Madrid Portugal Porto  + 2 More
August 2019
Portuguese,English,Spanish
Full-time
5 days
Campus
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TU Delft Open & Online Education

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-produc ... [+]

Cultural sensitivity and understanding can stimulate the potential for innovation in new product and service design. This course will show you how!

Could a valuable (and healthy) innovative idea, such as the use of hot air technology to fry food be adopted worldwide? Can indigenous patterns and other forms of native art be used to decorate products regardless of their context and meaning? Can the way we look at and compare cultural differences and practices be a source of inspiration in product and service design?

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-product environment into the cultural context. Cultural sensitivity will help, not only to avoid mismatches between designs and intended users, but it will also prove a great source of inspiration and opportunities for new product design.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
English
Part-time
7 weeks
Online
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Universitat de Vic

For international students who wish to spend one or two semesters in Barcelona, the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia offers Spanish courses that can be ... [+]

For international students who wish to spend one or two semesters in Barcelona, the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia offers Spanish courses that can be combined with other elective courses in English in the fields of business, design, and innovation. On completion, students receive a UVic-UCC certificate with academic credits that their home university may recognize. These courses are strongly oriented towards practice but they also cover the basic theory needed to work on real case studies. Professionals from the world of business and design are invited to some of the course sessions.

The program includes a variety of courses from which students can choose (a minimum of two) to design their own pathway.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
September 2019
English,Spanish
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
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