Bachelor Programs in Design

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The Bachelor of Arts degree is one of the most popular higher education choices worldwide. Many students who are pursuing a career in design might find a BA degree to be very useful—but exactly what is a Bachelor in Design?

A bachelor’s in design degree is meant to give students the opportunity to learn about the principles of design in a wide variety of fields. These might include architecture, fine arts, graphic design, fashion design, industrial design, game design, multimedia design, textile design, jewelry design, or product design. Students might study the principles of aesthetics, the basics of art, and the practical aspects that need to be considered in a design project.

Students who graduate with a BA in design will find that their odds of earning employment have been enhanced. A bachelor’s in design will also help to prepare them for that future career by giving them the skills and tools necessary to design in all sorts of industries.

Finances are often a major concern for future and current students, which is why it’s important for students to carefully research any school that they are considering. The cost of a design degree can vary greatly from one school, program, or even country to another, and students need to consider their options carefully in order to ensure financial compatibility.

Those with a degree in design have the option of pursuing many different careers. These might include multimedia designer, architect, industrial designer, fashion designer, web developer, graphic designer, illustrator, product designer, photographer, or jewelry designer. They might even be able to become an independent artist or art teacher.

With so many options, it’s no surprise that a BA in design is such a popular degree. If you are interested in applying for a bachelors in design program, then you can begin your search today. 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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BEng Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

The BEng Industrial Design is a recently established programme that seeks to educate a new generation of designers with a balance of creative and technical knowledge and competences. In doing this it takes a studio-centred and interdisciplinary approach. Our programme also has a cross-cultural and international perspective leads to our graduates having a truly global perspective. [+]

Bachelors in Design. Overview The BEng Industrial Design programme seeks to educate a new generation of industrial and product designers with a balance of synthetic and analytic knowledge and competencies, from both engineering and humanities. It takes a studio-centred and interdisciplinary approach and has an international perspective in which students are educated to bridge cultural differences between China and the rest of the world. Unique selling points of the programme • Design is presented as a coherent academic discipline, and career choice, that provides a foundation for students to map, from clearly articulated user needs to well-justified and well-developed solutions • Students have the opportunity to participate in collaborative projects and/or internship opportunities at a wide variety of national and multinational companies that use industrial design • XJTLU is located in one of China’s most multicultural cities, which provides a unique perspective on industrial design and its intercultural flexibility • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Knowledge and skills By studying BEng Industrial Design you will gain a strong understanding of: • technological methods and creative skills in the development and production of products, consumer goods, interactive products and services • social, cultural and historical aspects that influence the design of products and services • cross-cultural aspects of designing for Chinese and other contexts. Skills you will acquire include: • creative, innovative and rational thinking • user research, visualisation and model-making • designing material products and interactive services • presenting and documenting design development processes. Modules: Year One UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides students with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree. In Year One, BEng Industrial Design students take modules including calculus (MTH013), multivariable calculus (MTH008), physics (PHY004) and design expressions (2D) I and II (IND001 and IND002). Modules: Year Two • Computer aided design and modelling (3D) (IND112) • History of industrial design (IND114) • Design communication (IND116) • Engineering mathematics I (MTH101) • Statics and solids (IND109) • Introduction to materials (IND108) • Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics (IND106) • English language and study skills III for humanities and social sciences (EAP113) • Studio I: human needs - scales and proportions (IND101) • Introduction to human-computer interaction (IND118). Modules: Year Three • Ergonomics (IND213) • User-focused research (IND210) • Engineering mechanics and design (IND211) • Design for manufacturability (IND212) • Product semantics and aesthetics (IND208) • Creativity, methods, and theory (IND207) • Studio II: concept generation and interaction (IND209) • Studio III: industry collaboration (IND206). Modules: Year Four • Robust design (IND313) • Professional practice (IND311) • Sustainable design (IND302) • Service design (IND310) • Design strategy and ethics (IND08) • Culture and theory (IND305) • Final year project (IND307). Career prospects BEng Industrial Design graduates have excellent career opportunities. The Chinese economy is rapidly transforming from 'made in China' to 'created in China', which means there is a growing demand for industrial designers working in design and research and development departments of multinational enterprises or as design consultants and freelance designers. Suzhou and the surrounding cities are home to many international and Chinese companies, some of which you will get to know during your studies. Because of the cross-cultural focus of the programme, our graduates are well-positioned to work internationally. Many graduates also pursue further postgraduate education or other professional careers that emphasise conceptual thinking, excellent communication skills and the cross-cultural appreciation of creativity, innovation processes, user needs and behaviours, and consumer markets. [-]

Advanced Degree In Graphic Design

FDModa - LCI Barcelona
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Would you like to work in multimedia design, digital and motion graphics applications? Want to develop your potential to generate your own language and creative solutions to [+]

Language of instruction: Spanish Would you like to work in multimedia design, digital and motion graphics applications? Want to develop your potential to generate your own language and creative solutions for advertising and corporate communication? Study a Degree in Graphic Design at Degree equivalent internationally recognized University. - Receive academic training structured in four years with an option to Mention Specialty. - Our pedagogical approach is based on experiential learning and always adapted to market needs. The training focuses specifically on digital graphic design. - Project methodology: Learn how to deliver real solutions in the global context, and takes an entrepreneurial culture. - Enjoy fully equipped with the latest software classrooms. - Small groups and personal attention from professors with professional experience in the field of graphic design to help you develop your potential and achieve your goals. GOALS Superior Design Art Education with a specialization in Graphic Design general aim of training qualified designers capable of addressing current and future challenges, given the evolution of graphic design to language and digital technologies (websites, blogs, digital applications, tablets, multiplatform). Learning of visual culture is encouraged, providing the student with a solid foundation in narrative techniques and audiovisual technology for digital environments: picture, movie, audio, 3D animation. Thanks to the acquisition of a project methodology, students learn to deliver real solutions in the global and competitive environment and to acquire an entrepreneurial culture. Graphic Designer Profile corresponds to a professional mastered various techniques and communication strategies that allow them to develop their own language, develop and realize ideas, concepts and images for complex communication programs and creative solutions for advertising and communication corporate. Know to analyze and verify the feasibility of productive projects, from criteria of formal innovation, business management and market demands, always possessing the ability to adapt to changing technological and industrial developments, own industry. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years July 2017 USA San Diego

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree is designed for students interested in learning about design from a technical and aesthetic perspective in preparation for either a Master of Architecture [+]

Bachelors in Design. The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree is designed for students interested in learning about design from a technical and aesthetic perspective in preparation for either a Master of Architecture degree program or the pursuit of another professional degree. With curriculum focused on familiarizing you with the innovations, products, and forms of building, this program equips you to meet the professional challenges of many emerging architectural endeavors. If you’ve always wanted to understand the foundation of design from a technical and aesthetic perspective, NewSchool’s Bachelor of Arts in Architecture program is ideal for you. The traditional track takes four years to complete but dedicated students can choose to take an accelerated track which will allow them to complete their degree in three years. [-]

Bachelor in Writing

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [+]

Even in the increasingly technological and often mechanized workplace, employers continue to identify mastery of language as the skill most lacking in recent college graduates. A 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that “written and oral communication skills” was identified by more than 700 employers as the leading skill deficit among graduates. The Writing major combines a focus on close reading and argument with a contemporary application of such skills to digital media to prepare WPU graduates for careers in emerging fields that demand linguistic precision in technological contexts. The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) in Graphic Design

Brooks Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ventura

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Program provides an intensive learning environment that challenges students to be globally aware, creative, collaborative and adaptive. Students combine traditional design strategies and emerging technology to problem solve with creative solutions for a broad range of media applications. [+]

Bachelors in Design. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Program provides an intensive learning environment that challenges students to be globally aware, creative, collaborative and adaptive. Students combine traditional design strategies and emerging technology to problem solve with creative solutions for a broad range of media applications. The Graphic Design Program uses hands-on, project-based learning to help students gain a strong understanding of individual course goals while demonstrating tangible, measurable outcomes. Projects are specifically designed to reflect ‘real-world’ scenarios and build on the student’s level of knowledge while fostering an understanding of the material and professional expectations. The 120 semester credit bachelor of fine arts in graphic design prepares students for a broad range of career paths within the field of design including both traditional design and new media. The program consists of 63 semester credits of core coursework which includes internships opportunities, developing both technical skills and the creative problem-solving methodologies required for the industry and 12 semester credits in business courses designed to cover business practices within the industry and to foster a strong commitment to creativity, professionalism, ethics and enterprise. Students are exposed to photography, visual journalism, film and video in cross platform curriculum. In addition, students take 45 semester credits in general education. Core Courses Core courses include: History of Design Drawing for Designers Fundamentals of Digital Design Visual Design Fundamentals of Typography Design and Illustration 1 Design and Illustration 2 Web Design 1 Typography and Publication Design Brand & Identity Design Photography and Video for Designers Packaging and 3D Design 1 Advanced Publication Design Advertising Design Design Lab 1 Portfolio and Senior Seminar Design for New Media Elective Options Among these elective course options are: Advanced Digital Illustration Digital Prepress Web Design II Packaging and 3D Design II Publication Lab Web Design III Brand and Identity Design II Design Lab II Advertising Lab Industry Internships Program Objectives Upon completion of the Graphic Design Program, students will be able to: Explore, identify, research and analyze a variety of diverse communication problems. (Adept) Understand fundamental design elements, principles and theories to complete an effective outcome. (Adept, Visual Literacy) Use critical thinking to achieve creative typography and communication. (Problem Solver, communication) Demonstrate technical proficiency. (Adept) Problem-solve and create complex web projects that include a variety of technologies and imaging solutions. (Problem Solver) Communicate both verbally and in writing to present creative and effective business communication. (Communicate) Demonstrate skills for collaboration with both colleagues and clients. (Collaboration) Demonstrate Ethics and Integrity. (Ethics) Exhibit time and financial management skills to meet project parameters. (Ethics, Adept) [-]

Bachelor In Graphic Design And Multimedia Animation

LCI Monterrey
Campus Full time 3 years May 2017 Mexico Monterrey

The new graphic design focuses on the development of effective communication through the study and practice of design. LCI we focus on educating our students in creative ways [+]

9 tetramestres (3 years) SEP RVOE: AL-VI198 / 2010 The new graphic design focuses on the development of effective communication through the study and practice of design. LCI we focus on educating our students in creative design methods with technology to meet the social and commercial needs of the future. Our students work for design firms; starting their own businesses or continue their studies for additional titles. Our graphic design students fail to reach the second year, the ability to actively work in the real world, taking his time in the study 50% and 50% working actively applying their knowledge, thus achieving the third year professional work experience. Curriculum Typography Professional Photography Creativity and innovation Digital retouching Video Digital illustration Packaging Design 3D animation 2D animation Multimedia Sound editing and production Design company Web Applications Prérequis High school diploma or high school | School Sign (s) rentrée September | January | May [-]

Game Design and Development (Professional Higher Education)

Estonian Entrepreneurship University Of Applied Sciences (EUAS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both starting up a mobile or PC indie games company as well as working as a gamification specialist in various fields. Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design. [+]

Bachelors in Design. Game Design and Development Focus on user experience design, player psychology and games as a business Three-year program, professional higher education degree Game-building and portfolio from Year One Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both starting up a mobile or PC indie games company as well as working as a gamification specialist in various fields. Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design. Our partners in both curriculum development and student instruction are games companies from around the world, both well-established veterans such as Creative Mobile or Pyrodactyl Games as well as agile fast-growers like Interactive Fate or Reval Entertainment. Graduates will be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education in Applied Sciences. Graduates are eligible to begin master's studies at EUAS or other universities in the European Union. [-]

Bachelor of 3D Animation and Visual Effects

University of Lower Silesia
Campus Full time October 2017 Poland Wrocław

The programme is devoted to three steps of a process of a movie production: pre-production, production and post-production. Curriculum includes full range detailed courses like: 3D modelling, character animation, particles effects, matte painting or motion design. [+]

Study the B.A. Program: 3D Animation and Visual Effects for Film and Games (Undergraduate Level) Join the creative team of our students! Practically oriented curriculum Internships under the wings of developers of worldwide recognizable games and animations (Techland, Thunderbull Ent., DashDot Creations, Ten Square Games, Juice, Picadillla) Up to date equipment and software Vibrant community of professionals and researchers Rapidly developing Wroclaw with tones of working opportunities in creative industries Start-up culture, professional events, international atmosphere Erasmus semester programmes and up to one year internships in the animation, VFX and game design oriented Universities and studios from all over European countries. We offer a unique 3 years B.A. Programme in 3d Animation and Visual Effects for Film and Games (over 2000 academic hours).The curriculum reflects 3 stages of game and movie production pipelines: preproduction, production and postproduction. It also takes into account the specificity of animation and VFX for games and for movies. The core 3d graphics, animation and digital postproduction courses are enriched by attractive programming, art and interactive communication classes that provide fundamentals of graphic and interactive design, game engines, history of visual media, games and animation, etc. The programme prepares for following occupations: 3D Character Animator Concept artist Modeler 3d generalist Matte Painter 3D Tracking Artist Rotoscope Artist Lighting/Rendering Artist Effect Animator Compositor Mocap specialist Example courses 3D Character Animator Introduction to artificial intelligence Concept Arts and Storyboards Motion capture workshop VFX for film VFX for games Aerial photography and cinematography Admissions: Admission starts March 15th and ends July 10th. Tuition: 2000 Euro per academic year Click here for more information about University of Lower Silesia and enrolment. [-]

Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design

Seminole State College of Florida
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Sanford

Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments [+]

Bachelors in Design. The Profession Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments and collaborates with architects, engineers, general contractors and other professionals. The Program As the demand for interior designers continues to grow, students with baccalaureate degrees are also increasingly in demand. Seminole State's Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design puts students on the path to licensure and a professional career in interior design. Interior designers work closely with architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of settings. Employment opportunities span from the familiar private practice role to corporations across many industry sectors, ranging from retail and restaurant establishments, healthcare and government facilities, commercial and residential real estate development to the many furniture and decor supply chain companies. These firms hire interior designers to create environments that not only enhance sales and customer experience, but also create a more productive and pleasing work environment. This program has an art-based curriculum that combines the concepts and philosophies of the social sciences with the technical skills required to communicate within this design profession. Students will learn design theory, architectural design, space planning, aesthetics, sustainable "green" design, materials and methods of construction, life safety and building codes, professional ethics and practices, interior finish products and materials, and both oral and visual communication. The comprehensive curriculum provides a complete educational foundation for this profession. Upon completion of the B.A.S. Interior Design degree and two years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination for state licensure. As the practice of interior design becomes ever more complex and technical, it is increasingly important for designers to have a solid educational base with a pathway to licensure. Having obtained skills critical to the industry, graduates of this program will be able to work in a wide variety of design occupations. Why Seminole State? Path to licensure: The bachelor’s degree is state approved for our graduates to sit for the state licensing exam. Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum reflect current client needs and trends, such as sustainable design practices, ergonomics, universal design and aging in place. Industry-focused faculty: All full-time interior design faculty are Florida-licensed professionals who are actively involved in the industry. Award-winning facilities: Classes are taught at the College's award-winning Heathrow Campus, which is also the base for other design-related degrees. Award-winning students: The program is nationally recognized, and students have consistently won national and regional industry awards. Community involvement: You can participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and design centers, and join the student chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association and the Emerging Green Builders. Career Opportunities Interior design is among the fastest-growing occupations in the region, with projected growth of 20 percent over the next decade. Students with a bachelor's degree in interior design can pursue careers in: "Aging-in-Place" Design Barrier-Free/Universal Design Commercial Interior Design Facilities/Project Management Government/Institutional Design Healthcare/Assisted Living Facilities Design Hospitality/Entertainment Design Kitchen/Bath Design Residential Interior Design Retail Design/Visual Merchandising/Exhibit Design Sales/Manufacturer Representative Space Planning/Specification Sustainable/Environmental Design Program Admission Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Interior Design that meets the following requirements: The program must be a Florida Board of Achitecture Interior Design-approved program, and The degree must be from a regionally accredited Florida institution. All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis to make the final admission determination. Students entering with an A.S. degree from a college other than Seminole State may need additional courses to provide appropriate background for the baccalaureate program. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. [-]

BA in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Venice

The Interior Designer works on design projects in different environments: first and foremost is the domestic household area, private and collective living spaces, public spaces (airports, ports, stations), public service areas (banks, post offices, hospitals, schools, museums and exhibition spaces); places for consumers (shops, bars, hotels) and lastly open spaces (squares, courtyards, and playgrounds). [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN The three-year course in Interior Design is carried out as a “network” program: the first year takes place in our location in Venice, while the following years are taught in other locations belonging to IED group. The ”network” program offers the opportunity to enrich the student’s learning experience according to the individual characteristics of each location where the learning process takes place. Having completed the first year, the student can apply to the Academic committee to be admitted to the second year in another IED location. Interior design is a complex system where the design of spaces, lights, materials, color and furnishings all interact. The interior designer must tackle the aspects of the design of hospitality, wellness, and retail places as well as the design of furniture and lighting. Such market segments are receiving more attention because of behavioral changes and environmental issues. During the first year, the student acquires the necessary tools to perceive the shape of the objects, and to create a project: from blueprints, to testing through pc, to the 3-D check through the prototype. In addition, the student acquires the historical knowledge about design, tackling the various fields of art, fashion, communication, product design, and architecture. He’s exposed to different materials, both natural and artificial, and familiarizes with their properties and various work processes. The second year is aimed at deepening the instrumental, cultural, and technical topics acquired during the first year. Additional fields of investigation and of knowledge are introduced to complete the individual education. The student applies the methodology gained through the design of projects on topics related to industrial production, to space and service systems for houses and offices, while experimenting in all project areas relevant to a designer. In the third year the student deals with topics unfolding new cultural complexity, and acquires the final tools for processing and communicating a project. Designing itself plays a paramount role. The student is encouraged to become independent, developing skills to make coherent and sound choices, and to establish relationships with potential clients. [-]

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Tauranga

Blending graphic design, visual art and fashion in an interdisciplinary setting, the Bachelor of Creative Industries is all about allowing you to learn the diverse range of skills required by creative industries. [+]

Bachelors in Design. Blending graphic design, visual art and fashion in an interdisciplinary setting, the Bachelor of Creative Industries is all about allowing you to learn the diverse range of skills required by creative industries. Taught in connected learning spaces supporting creativity and collaboration, you’ll learn by doing using unique learning tools and taught by some of New Zealand’s most talented artists, fashion designers and leading industry experts. Real-world outcomes ensure our graduates are what industry demands – people who are able to communicate and collaborate and to provide amazing possibilities across a wide range of creative industries. Key points: Collaborative creativity across graphic design, visual art and fashion Creative thinking and problem solving techniques Real world projects Business skills for creatives Practical skills in graphic design, visual art and fashion technologies Artistic authenticity, integrity and independence Content Details Available Majors Visual Art (VA) Explore a range of 2D technologies in painting, drawing, printmaking and process image. Experiment with 3D construction techniques and technologies utilising a range of media. Move onto digital technologies and installation practice to test unique exhibition presentation methods. Graphic Design (GD) Gain a solid foundation in design. Work collaboratively in teams to create client briefs and develop unique solutions to a range of real world problems including branding, illustration, packaging or photography. Advance your software skills and then extend them in the second and third year to encompass new fields such as digital illustration, moving image, animation and studio practice. Fashion Design (FD) Create, design, innovate. See your ideas come to fruition on the runway, in wardrobe and costume. Learn techniques associated with your designs. Dates/Times/Locations Three years of academic study; each year is 34 weeks with up to 20 direct teaching hours per week between 8:00am and 4:30pm. The other working weekdays you’ll be required to undertake self-directed study at Polytechnic. Indicative Fees Domestic students per year $6,208.00 International students per year $19,944.00 Qualifications Gained On successful completion of the programme you will receive: Bachelor of Creative Industries (Level 7) with the relevant major Entry Criteria To gain entry into this programme, you must meet the following criteria: A portfolio containing 10 pieces of work University Entrance or successful completion of the Certificate in Art and Design Level 4 Students are expected to have the literacy skills required to meet the academic needs of the degree. Evidence of this may be required. Portfolio BCI applicants are required to submit a portfolio when they apply for the programme. The portfolio will show applicants’ creative ideas, originality, curiosity and imagination, and how they can use this within creative visual work. Special Admission The Polytechnic will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who in the opinion of the Programme Co-ordinator are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 7 certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. Career Opportunities Gain employment in the creative industries as an individual practitioner, sole trader, contractor, or as an employee within the following industries: Visual Art - multimedia, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, exhibition, performance, design, arts manager, art dealing/hiring, arts consultancy, marketing, tourism, arts events and festivals Graphic Design - advertising, web design and development, traditional and digital illustration, publication design, photography, branding and identity work, marketing and promotions, packaging, film editing and post production Fashion and Textiles - designer, technical garment engineer, specialist sample machinist, pattern maker, production manager, product development manager, buyer, retail, wardrobe/ costume designer, stylist, merchandiser, textile artist and fashion illustrator Media - film, television, video, radio, theatre, internet, mobile and social media Potential Employers Design Firms Games Designers Fashion Houses Multi-media, TV / Film Post-graduate Study Publishers Self-employment Teaching – Primary or Secondary [-]

Bachelor in Visual Communication

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Visual Communication provides design programmes that encourage the development of creativity, as well as technological, and intellectual skills to enable students to become future designers and visionaries. [+]

Bachelor in Visual Communication

Visual Communication provides design programmes that encourage the development of creativity, as well as technological, and intellectual skills to enable students to become future designers and visionaries. Students may choose to specialize in illustration, graphic design or digital design

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. Visual Arts at the CXC/ G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is advantageous to applicants. PORTFOLIO: Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of original work for evaluation. The portfolio should consist of not less than fifteen (15) pieces of recent artwork, i.e., drawings done from observation, including landscape, still life, self-portrait or figure drawing. Slides or photographs are accepted from overseas applicants. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The philosophy of the design program is to create leaders in the design community who can originate, develop and produce a wide range of messages in any media. [+]

Bachelors in Design. The graphic design program takes a traditional Bauhaus approach to subject matter. Students begin with basic principles and historical overviews of visual art and design. As students progress, further specialization in design topics occupy upper division courses. Course subject matter includes typography, print publications, branding, logo design, digital photography, web design, motion design, animation and interactive/mobile applications. Students complete their education with client-based projects preparing them for future employment and simulating a contemporary studio environment. An internship requirement exposes students to the professional workplace. The philosophy of the design program is to create leaders in the design community who can originate, develop and produce a wide range of messages in any media. The program strives to create functional, usable and aesthetically appropriate solutions to the increasingly complex design problems encountered in society. While production skills are essential, especially for entry-level designers, the ability to manage and continually improve skill sets, regardless of the technological future, will allow individuals the best opportunity for advancement in the profession. Outcomes With a degree in Art some career paths and fields include: - Graphic Designer - Web Designer - Motion Designer - Illustrator - Photographer - Marketing - Mass Media Communications What Do You Have To Look Forward To? Graduates aspire to use the technical and intellectual skills learned at ORU to participate in the professional workplace. Students are prepared to self-motivate and self-educate as necessary to adapt to the unknown future technology or society may bring. Success Stories The highest compliment a professor and an art department can receive is a successful student, and our students are successful! - Jason Rodriquez: Addy Award recipient as a Junior Graphic Design Video Major - Shannon Garvin Moore: Graphic Design Print Major, recipient of four Addy and four Graphex Awards - Brian Pohl: Graphic Design Video Major, animator for Industrial Light and Magic - Matt Steele: Graphic Design Video Major, animator for Dreamworks - Darold Oniwa and Edward Buntario: Video Graphics at Channel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma In addition, the Art Department boasts two dozen designers working in Tulsa alone. [-]

Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design)

SAE Institute UAE
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Undertake the Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) at SAE and start your career in the limitless world of the design industry. Explore all areas of design from typography, pre-press, design for print media and digital plus more. You will focus on the creation of visual images and develop a broad understanding in all areas of the design industry with a focus on graphic design and components of web design and beyond. [+]

COURSE OVERVIEW Undertake the Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) at SAE and start your career in the limitless world of the design industry. Explore all areas of design from typography, pre-press, design for print media and digital plus more. You will focus on the creation of visual images and develop a broad understanding in all areas of the design industry with a focus on graphic design and components of web design and beyond. You will study the concepts and methodologies of drawing using a variety of media with an emphasis on drawing from life, including anatomical studies and perspective techniques for environment and character construction. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Fundamentals of drawing Principles of design Design and layout Interaction design Web design Project Management and Professional Etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies In Stage II you will be working in simulated project groups where you are working towards large scale deliverables each trimester. Within Stage II we will not only get you to apply your Stage I skills in a deeper context, but help you work within the contemporary creative media workforce. In Stage II we show you how your work contributes to and interacts with broader culture and media practice. This knowledge will enable you to work with a variety of other disciplines and artists and expand your potential on the global stage. You will complete a number of real-world projects with students not only in your own discipline, but in all other SAE disciplines. In Stage II, you will be given the opportunity to work as project specialists within the following areas. The types of projects and project roles you choose to undertake will determine what area of specialisation you fall within. Stage II has two studio modules with projects based on Graphic Design. In the Graphic Design specialisation, you will hone the skills learnt in Stage I. Students will further explore typography, design for print and media and pre-press to create professional projects relevant to your industry and further develop strong project techniques. Students will discover additional facets of the design industry including photography and working with other professional tools to develop a full sense of the design industry in its entirety. Stage III Stage III is the final part of your studies. Here you will undertake an interdisciplinary project of your choice to be the final and most ambitious portfolio project that you will undertake. You will also finalise your studies by undertaking an elective module and completing a compulsory internship. By the time you graduate, you will have; a professional portfolio that you will have begun building at the start of the program, a wide range of interdisciplinary projects present in your portfolio, and a deeper understanding of the creative media fields and real-world experience. Upon graduating, you will have a sound knowledge of many facets of the design industry, graduating with a large portfolio of work in both physical and digital media. You will have a full knowledge and understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite and through interdisciplinary projects and real-world tasks throughout your degree, you will make a seamless transition into your career. YOU WILL LEARN Practical design skills Visual thinking Design for web Digital publishing Design for print Social media campaigns Creative advertising Industry knowledge YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE Start design studio work in trimester 1. Work with a range of talented students and staff, build professional networks, and collaborate on real-world projects. Experience a course designed in collaboration with industry partners, develop the skills the creative industries want. Develop advanced skills in industry-standard software packages, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Acrobat. Build high-level visual thinking and design knowledge – learn the skills the creative industries demand. Learn how to produce advanced designs for web, digital publishing and print. Learn marketing skills relevant to the current industry such as search engine optimisation and development of social media campaigns. Become part of an exceptional creative, multi-disciplinary team: be encouraged to take creative risks, work collaboratively, and develop artistic independence. CAREER OPTIONS Graphic designer Web designer Web developer Motion graphics designer Creative director Art director Content manager Search engine optimiser Pre press operator Finished artist EMPLOYERS SAE design graduates have been involved with well-known companies in advertising, marketing and retail, including: The Printing Place Harvey Norman Berryme Frozen Yogurt World Wide Printing KEY FACTS DURATION(S): 2 Years Accelarated! 3 Years Full Time INTAKES: Jan 2017 NEXT INTAKE: Enrol By: 22 Jan 2017 Start Date: 22 Jan 2017 End Date: 31 Dec 2019 COURSE TYPE: Bachelor ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum Age Students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 17 years of age at the time of application. Academic requirements Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school) or have completed the SAE Dubai Foundation course. Applicants must meet English language requirements as outlined below. English language requirements International students need to provide additional evidence of language skills including one of the following: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of at least 6, or equivalent, OR Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent. [-]

Bachelor in Interactive Digital Studies

University Of Northern Iowa
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. [+]

Bachelors in Design. A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. Most significantly, the program is a central meeting place for enabling collaboration among the many digitally oriented classes and professors at UNI. The Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) major is interdisciplinary in nature and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies. The Interactive Digital Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. The Interactive Digital Studies major does not limit the double-counting of credit hours from the Liberal Arts Core. However, no double counting of credit hours is allowed between the different emphases of the Interactive Digital Studies major. Students who are taking Interactive Digital Studies as a second major must take course emphasis areas that do not significantly overlap with the coursework of the first degree program. According to university requirements, students in a second major program must earn "not less than 32 hours of credit beyond the hours required for the degree the student chooses to declare as the first degree." Similarly, for students taking Interactive Digital Studies as a minor, we recommend that the course emphasis area for the minor does not significantly overlap with the coursework of the major degree program. The .ids Major The .ids major is a customizable program of study that can be personalized to your own interests. It consists of three foundation courses, any two digital “bundles” of your choice, and a practicum. The .ids Minor The .ids minor is a great tech-fueled addition to any specialized major program of study. It consists of three foundation courses and one “bundle” of study. The .ids Foundation First our students take foundation classes in the “3 C’s”: Communication, Context, and Culture. COMMUNICATION Interactive Digital Communication (COMM 2555) gives you a solid foundation in creative digital production skills and creative problem solving that you’ll need for all your other .ids classes. This is where you will learn Photoshop to manipulate digital images, Dreamweaver and WordPress to master the design and coding of websites, and After Effects to get a taste of motion graphics and animation. But it’s not just a skills class - You’ll also learn about visual design, writing, and graphic design history to give you powerful visual communication strategies to amplify your ability to articulate and communicate big ideas. CONTEXT Mass Communication and Society (COMM COR 1010) acknowledges that every media industry has been drastically impacted by the Internet and the digital turn. It combines discussions about the media, history and culture, and focuses on how both media industries and audiences create our shared entertainment and information culture. The core ideas of this course are that a diverse media is essential to democracy, culture is an ongoing and cyclical process, and media convergence is the future of mass communication. CULTURE Digital Culture and Communication (COMM 4544/5544) gets you to begin thinking seriously about how the Web connects us, and what kinds of digital innovations are shaping our future. You will learn about the Internet as a positive, social networked sphere with a thriving creative commons, but you will also begin to see the dark side of our hyper-connected world: a digital culture plagued with questions about copyright, government and corporate controls, and issues about privacy and unethical digital citizenship. You will also begin to consider how a life increasingly connected to digital tools is affecting our daily lives. [-]