11 BA Programs in Design

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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Raffles Singapore
Singapore

Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching ... +

Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching is informed by staff research, practice and expertise. Students are actively encouraged to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful to face the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding, globally-competitive and technologically-driven world. -
BA
Full-time
English
August 2020
Campus
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki , Greece

This dynamic, challenging course produces professional advertising creators to go into the creative side of the advertising business, in all over the world advertising agencie ... +

This dynamic, challenging course produces professional advertising creators to go into the creative side of the advertising business, in all over the world advertising agencies -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
27 Jan 2020
20 Dec 2019
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome , Italy

If you were looking for the perfect excuse to live in Italy, where there is a good one for you: the new and red-hot RUFA three-year Bachelor of Arts in Design, fully customize ... +

If you were looking for the perfect excuse to live in Italy, where there is a good one for you: the new and red-hot RUFA three-year Bachelor of Arts in Design, fully customized for international students. Entirely taught in English, this international Design course is the one you were absolutely waiting for. Come to Rome and you can live and study in the most beautiful city in the world. Here design found its birthplace, here history gave shape to civilization, empires, objects, ideas, tools. It is in Rome where technological and digital design and applications have always had a home. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
02 Oct 2020
Campus
 
AMD Akademie Mode & Design
Hamburg , Germany + 3 More

Bachelor of Arts, 210 Credits (7 semesters with internship), 180 credits (6 semesters without internship).

Bachelor of Arts, 210 Credits (7 semesters with internship), 180 credits (6 semesters without internship). -
BA
Full-time
7 semesters
German
September 2020
Campus
 
The Florence Institute of Design International
Florence , Italy

The Bachelor program begins by teaching the fundamentals of interior design. These topics include colour theory, spatial planning, and software necessary to building realistic ... +

The Bachelor program begins by teaching the fundamentals of interior design. These topics include colour theory, spatial planning, and software necessary to building realistic models of the designs. Projects include both residential and commercial spaces that help students learn how to approach various project types. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
October 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Design prepares students for research-based postgraduate study and entry into a design career by enabling students to produce creative solution ... +

The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Design prepares students for research-based postgraduate study and entry into a design career by enabling students to produce creative solutions to complex problems within a specialist area of design and to conduct and report research under supervision. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
English
January 2020
Campus
 
VIAMODA
Warsaw , Poland

During Fashion Communications & Brand Design programme, students develop and achieve skills of creating and managing a fashion brand, building it’s identity and recognitio ... +

During Fashion Communications & Brand Design programme, students develop and achieve skills of creating and managing a fashion brand, building it’s identity and recognition by potential customers on the market. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
7 semesters
Polish
October 2020
Campus
 
Zurich University of the Arts
Zürich , Switzerland

The study in the Bachelor's degree in Scientific Visualization conveys the conceptual, creative and methodological foundations for the contemporary communication of scientific ... +

The study in the Bachelor's degree in Scientific Visualization conveys the conceptual, creative and methodological foundations for the contemporary communication of scientific content: the appropriation of realistic-illusionistic presentation techniques, the use of different media such as interaction, e-learning, 3D animation and virtual reality and cooperation with science. -
BA
Full-time
6 semesters
German
September 2020
04 Feb 2019
Campus
 
Raffles Singapore
Singapore

Illustration & Animation is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic wri ... +

Illustration & Animation is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching is informed by staff research, practice and expertise. -
BA
Full-time
English
August 2020
Campus
 
Raffles Singapore
Singapore

The BA (Hons) Product Design courses aim specifically to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding, as well as the contacts and networking experience, to es ... +

The BA (Hons) Product Design courses aim specifically to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding, as well as the contacts and networking experience, to establish themselves as design professionals. -
BA
Full-time
English
August 2020
Campus
 
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
01 Oct 2020
Campus