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14 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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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 2020
Campus
 
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 is part of our everyday life as we can stumble upon it in every product we use, the websites we browse or the apps we install on our sma ... +

Design has never been so important. It is part of our everyday life as we can stumble upon it 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 and maybe the boost you need 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
 
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
Campus
 
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth , United Kingdom

Our diverse 3D Design Crafts programme allows you to develop a close understanding and relationship with a range of craft media including ceramics, clay, hot and cold glass, m ... +

Our diverse 3D Design Crafts programme allows you to develop a close understanding and relationship with a range of craft media including ceramics, clay, hot and cold glass, metals, jewellery, jesmonite, wood and plastics. You will have the chance to explore both the functional and the expressive potential of these rich, tactile materials and to take them in innovative and unexpected directions. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
15 Jan 2021
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
Oct 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
Campus
 
National Design Academy
Dubai , United Arab Emirates

CHOOSE YOUR OWN START DATE! 100 POINTS. UK’S ONLY ONLINE DESIGN FOR OUTDOOR LIVING DEGREE. 26 YEARS EXPERIENCE, NO UCAS. Design for Outdoor Living is a final year BA (Hons) ‘t ... +

CHOOSE YOUR OWN START DATE! 100 POINTS. UK’S ONLY ONLINE DESIGN FOR OUTDOOR LIVING DEGREE. 26 YEARS EXPERIENCE, NO UCAS. Design for Outdoor Living is a final year BA (Hons) ‘top-up’ degree. Students normally study the Foundation Degree in Interior Design first and then have a guaranteed progression route onto the BA (Hons) Design for Outdoor Living. -
BA
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
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
Oct 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
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
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth , United Kingdom

If you want to pursue a creative degree at Plymouth College of Art but feel you have yet to acquire the experience and range of skills necessary, our Extended BA programme wil ... +

If you want to pursue a creative degree at Plymouth College of Art but feel you have yet to acquire the experience and range of skills necessary, our Extended BA programme will prepare you for entry to one of our BA (Hons) undergraduate courses. This four-year route offers an exploratory year, developing your insight into a range of art, design and media skills and approaches, before progressing onto a specialist degree of your choice. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Raffles Singapore
Singapore

The course is distinguished by an emphasis on experimentation, versatility and technical expertise. Students are supported by access to industry-standard software, workshops a ... +

The course is distinguished by an emphasis on experimentation, versatility and technical expertise. Students are supported by access to industry-standard software, workshops and studio environments. Typical graduate portfolios might include branding, publicity, info-graphics, animations, publishing or web and app design in a range of technology and media. Students have the opportunity to work on a mix of in-house assignments, self-initiated tasks, Singaporean, Asian, and international competition opportunities and live project briefs. The course is well established and prides itself on its ability to adapt and thrive in changing intellectual, professional and technical environments. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Raffles Singapore
Singapore

The course is distinguished by an emphasis on story-telling, character-creation and the development of a professional ethos. Students are supported by access to industry-stand ... +

The course is distinguished by an emphasis on story-telling, character-creation and the development of a professional ethos. Students are supported by access to industry-standard software, workshops and studio environments. Typical graduate portfolios might include complete books, comics, animations and films in a range of technologies and media from a mix of in-house assignments, self-initiated tasks, national / international competition opportunities, and live project briefs. Students are allowed to define their own trajectory, subject to staff approval and may decide to specialize in either print or moving image based projects, so are not limited to a single medium. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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