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A Bachelor of Arts degree provides a balance of college basic education classes, courses focused on the student's major and a range of electives. Full-time students may take three or four years to complete the degree, depending on the country where the institution is located. What is a BA in Design Studies? Typically, a bachelor's design program is an art-centered degree that combines general desi… Read more

A Bachelor of Arts degree provides a balance of college basic education classes, courses focused on the student's major and a range of electives. Full-time students may take three or four years to complete the degree, depending on the country where the institution is located.

What is a BA in Design Studies? Typically, a bachelor's design program is an art-centered degree that combines general design courses and concepts with a specialized major field of the student's choice. Many curriculums start with basic courses like typography, color and composition, design drawing and computer aided design. Students can continue with technical courses related to their field of concentration. Design specialties may include transportation design, video design, industrial design, interior design and fashion design. Many programs require an original final project to graduate.

Individuals who complete a Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies often learn to anticipate market trends, a trait that may lead to success in any business career. They also may gain skill in taking a concept and turning it into a finished project. Design graduates tend to develop flexibility and work efficiently in different environments.

There can be surprising price differences between colleges offering a bachelor's degree in design studies. Many issues may affect the financial outlay, including the location of the university and time spent to complete the degree. Prospective students should measure tuition, fees and expenses carefully.

A bachelor's degree in design studies may lead to a number of career options depending on the area of specialization. Possible career paths include car designer, yacht designer, video designer, communication designer, product designer, system designer, research assistant, art director, interior decorator or fashion designer. Program graduates may find employment in manufacturing, textiles, home furnishings, entertainment, video games or the garment industry. Some designers also find freelance and contract work a good option.

Colleges and universities in many countries offer a Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies. Students needing flexibility may also find options with online programs. To ascertain the range of possibilities, 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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Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, United Kingdom

This course begins with a broad design curriculum that allows you to gradually develop your own individual specialist design focus. As you build your knowledge and skills, you ... +

This course begins with a broad design curriculum that allows you to gradually develop your own individual specialist design focus. As you build your knowledge and skills, you'll progress through the course by working with the wider design community at AUB in shared units. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme will provide you with the means to develop your creative abilities and design skills. You will develop an understa ... +

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme will provide you with the means to develop your creative abilities and design skills. You will develop an understanding of key design principles and visual communication standards expected of this competitive industry. Arden’s flexible study mode allows you to develop your familiarity with digital mediums alongside image creation skills - all-around your existing commitments. You will delve into traditional and contemporary technologies to produce innovative and aesthetic designs as well as form an understanding of the critical, conceptual and historical background of art, design and visual culture. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Jan 2023
Online
 
Italian Academy
Syracuse, Italy

The International Year One is a program offered jointly by Syracuse Academy and MADE Design School providing students with the unique opportunity to enroll in the 1st year of ... +

The International Year One is a program offered jointly by Syracuse Academy and MADE Design School providing students with the unique opportunity to enroll in the 1st year of the Bachelor Degree program in Design, Fashion, or Visual Arts with courses taught in English. Upon completion, international students will reach an intermediate level of Italian and will gain ECTS credits to transfer to any European university or will be offered guaranteed progression to the 2nd year of the MADE Bachelor degree programs. -
BA
Full-time
11 months
English
Campus
 

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London School of Design and Marketing (ES)
London, United Kingdom

Design has never been so important. It is part of our daily life because we can find it in all the products we use, the sites we consult or the applications that we install on ... +

Design has never been so important. It is part of our daily life because we can find it in all the products we use, the sites we consult or the applications that we install on our smartphones. -
BA
Full-time
30 months
Spanish, English, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Bolivia), Spanish (Chile), Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Spain)
Online
 
London School Of Design And Marketing
London, United Kingdom

Design has never been so important. It influences what we think, the way we feel and the decisions we make. It is in every product we use, the websites we browse or the apps w ... +

Design has never been so important. It influences what we think, the way we feel and the decisions we make. It is in every product we use, the websites we browse or the apps we install on our smartphones. London School of Design and Marketing's Bachelor in Design will help you build a career in the creative world, challenge you to reach new goals, release your creative side and create powerful projects which inspire and motivate people. -
BA
Full-time
27 months
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Online
 
Lindenwood University
Saint Charles, USA

The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design prepares students for a range of creative careers. Beginning with strong foundational principles of design, students have a well-rounded ... +

The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design prepares students for a range of creative careers. Beginning with strong foundational principles of design, students have a well-rounded course of study with photography, video, web design, and art history, and are then provided the flexibility to study in an area of their choosing. The degree is ideal for students who wish to double major or diversify their skills with additional minors and whose educational goal is a major in art and design that incorporates more substantive study in the liberal arts than the Bachelor of Fine Arts allows. Like the BFA program, the BA focuses on creativity, problem-solving, project development and teamwork, and mastery of technique and craftsmanship, while providing the interdisciplinary perspective necessary to succeed in today's art and design fields. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
21 Aug 2023
01 Jun 2023
Campus
Online
 
University of Portsmouth
Southsea, United Kingdom

Our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree course is your chance to reimagine and transform existing buildings to create inspiring spaces for people to live, play a ... +

Our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree course is your chance to reimagine and transform existing buildings to create inspiring spaces for people to live, play and work. You'll develop the essential creative and technical skills, together with materials and construction knowledge, to create stunning interiors that are sustainable, inclusive and imaginative. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki, Greece

The course prepares students for a career in creative advertising and encourages creative thinking too. Taught by a team of advertising practitioners and academic theorists, s ... +

The course prepares students for a career in creative advertising and encourages creative thinking too. Taught by a team of advertising practitioners and academic theorists, students are equipped with contemporary knowledge to be able to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of every level of the advertising industry from planning to creative output and presentation. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome, Italy

As a designer, you will design spaces, furnishings, and objects, rendering them contemporary, functional and innovative. Always a step ahead of current styles and trends, you ... +

As a designer, you will design spaces, furnishings, and objects, rendering them contemporary, functional and innovative. Always a step ahead of current styles and trends, you will learn to interpret the society in which we live, helping to attribute it with a deeper significance. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English, Italian
Oct 2023
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Turin, Italy

The Transportation Designer is a professional concerned with designing the primary means of transport and capable of designing a number of different kinds of vehicles, such as ... +

The Transportation Designer is a professional concerned with designing the primary means of transport and capable of designing a number of different kinds of vehicles, such as motorbikes, yachts, and mobility systems. The Transportation Designer is able to reconcile aspects of style, technique, aerodynamics, production feasibility, and ergonomics. This kind of designer must have a profound understanding of the product and the functions that the consumer is looking for, so as to be able to have a clear idea about the relationship between design and marketing, innovation and commercial requirements along with the social trend and the economic background in which he is operating. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2023
15 Sep 2023
Campus
 
University of Economics and Human Sciences
Warsaw, Poland

Mobile applications are increasingly used in various aspects of life and are an integral part of mobile devices: phones, tablets, smartphones, iPhones, and iPad. The applicati ... +

Mobile applications are increasingly used in various aspects of life and are an integral part of mobile devices: phones, tablets, smartphones, iPhones, and iPad. The applications are used, among others. to communicate via the Internet, perform advanced financial operations, provide information and entertainment, and make purchases. -
BA
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English, Polish
Campus
Online