Bachelor Programs in Design Studies

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Design Studies

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 Studies?

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 studies 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 BAs in design studies are such popular degrees. 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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Top degree in product design, level official university degree

IED Grados España
Campus 4 years October 2019 Spain Madrid

This course teaches you the tools needed to design objects, services and business models. [+]

Cate & Nelson, Senior Design Course Designers from IED Madrid on Vimeo.

The Senior Title in Product Design, Level Official College Degree (4 years - 240 ECTS), how you all needed to design objects of any kind, services and business models tools.

The product designer anticipates the demands and needs of the market and society, developing projects responsibly, working in research and application of new methods, materials and manufacturing processes. Proposes and design services and new product concepts such as appliances, toys, sporting goods, furniture, packaging, etc.

Career Outlook: There are many career opportunities for product designer, many more than those known. Both Designer in multidisciplinary studies, for a company or as a freelancer. But it can also be designer objects for the home: furniture, lamps, textiles, cutlery, etc, and as appliances Product designer, urban furniture, jewelry, toys, packaging, etc. But they can also choose to manage their own business and industrial, craft or self-production production and Designer of strategies, systems or services.... [-]


Bachelor in Graphic Design

North Central College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Naperville

In our graphic design track, part of the interactive media studies major, you’ll dedicate yourself to digital multimedia design. Between projects in and out of the classroom and internships, you’ll learn to communicate visually through digital media, ect., and you’ll produce a portfolio you'll be proud to show employers, graduate school recruiters and freelance clients. [+]

Why choose graphic design at North Central College?

In our graphic design track, part of the interactive media studies major, you’ll dedicate yourself to digital multimedia design. Between projects in and out of the classroom and internships, you’ll learn to communicate visually through digital media, ect., and you’ll produce a portfolio you'll be proud to show employers, graduate school recruiters and freelance clients.

You can also:

Use a full-scale lab equipped with the cutting-edge, industry-standard hardware and software required for high-intensity graphic creation. Access Mac and PC graphics labs dedicated exclusively to declared interactive media studies majors. Enroll in cross-disciplinary and team-taught courses with art, computer science, English and communications faculty. Compete for graphic arts scholarships. Gain hands-on experience by submitting work to the online magazine, Viewfinder. Internships and Jobs ... [-]

Bachelor of Design

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The ground-breaking (BDes) program offers students a unique opportunity to participate in cross disciplinary coursework across all four years of the degree. [+]

The ground-breaking (BDes) program offers students a unique opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary coursework across all four years of the degree. Based on the studio concept of learning by doing, the coursework focuses on visual literacy and technological fluency. Students are given the freedom to design their own degree by choosing their cross-disciplinary program, by combining a choice of two concentrations from a total of four: Product Design, Strategic Design Management, Multimedia Design and Fashion Design. Students work across two disciplines the entirety of their educational journey, culminating with their final thesis.

The degree program is based on visualization, creative problem solving, design-thinking, and fabrication with sustainability and cross-disciplinary work embedded throughout. Project-based methodology through core studio classes are firmly grounded in design and problem solving, and the concept that we can design a better future – design as a means of change, not just to create the next aesthetically pleasing object. Students learn how to ideate, iterate and conceive, to analyze, represent and communicate, as well as to form, craft and create empathic and sustainable solutions to today’s problems.... [-]


Bachelor in Digital Art and Animation

Cogswell College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA San Jose

If your passion is animation, concept art for video games, or 3D modeling for blockbuster films, this is the program for you! Bring vivid characters, worlds, and creatures to life in our digital art and animation college programs. You’ll work from start to finish on animation projects that are ready to hit the big and small screens — and kick off your career in computer animation. [+]

If your passion is animation, concept art for video games, or 3D modeling for blockbuster films, this is the program for you!

Bring vivid characters, worlds, and creatures to life in our digital art and animation college programs. You’ll work from start to finish on animation projects that are ready to hit the big and small screens — and kick off your career in computer animation.

Your first three terms begin by building a strong foundation in the traditional art which enables you to create realistic pieces when transitioning into the digital environment. Upper-level production opportunities equip graduates with an extensive portfolio of work, an ingrained instinct to collaborate with a team, and the creative and technical skills required to work in a wide variety of digital art careers. Students have access to top-of-the-line facilities unlike anything else at other digital art and animation schools, including access to virtual reality and augmented reality equipment and a rendering manager built just for Cogswell.... [-]


BA (Hons) in Interior Design

Hong Kong Raffles School Of Continuing Education
Campus Full time 1 year April 2019 Hong Kong

If you’re looking to become an interior decorator or designer, it takes more than just a good eye for colour to succeed. Raffles can help you get the skills you need to become an expert in the industry. [+]

Bachelors in Design Studies.

In collaboration with the University of Derby, UK, this one year top-up degree course will enable you to design creative solutions that can inspire and communicate the purpose of a space. You’ll gain a unique insight into the connection between interior and exterior space.

The University of Derby (UoD) is an ambitious, innovative and modern university focused on real world learning. With its reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes, UoD offer you unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside your studies. It is this commitment to real world learning that will set you apart in the employment market.... [-]


Bachelor in Graphic Design

Colby-Sawyer College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA New London

Cultivate your creative passion, your desire to move people and your interest in visual communication with a degree in graphic design. [+]

Speak in Hues, Contours, Illustrations and Images

Cultivate your creative passion, your desire to move people and your interest in visual communication with a degree in graphic design.

Visually communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate by learning how to conceptualize, research, write, edit, critique, collaborate and ask questions.

Select our B.A. program for comprehensive design knowledge with the flexibility to explore professions outside the field or choose the B.F.A. program if you intend to pursue a career as a graphic designer. The minor in graphic design can be combined with any program of study to add a rich understanding of design concepts and practices.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts

Felician University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Rutherford

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. [+]

Major or Minor in Art

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. (Examples: criminal justice major and photography minor, or business major and graphic design minor.)

Felician University also offers certification programs and 18-credit minors in art.

Co-major in Art

K-6 elementary education majors may choose an art concentration as a co-major.

Areas of Concentration

You have the option of selecting one or more concentrations during your course of study, including:

Fine Art Graphic Design Painting and Drawing Photography and New Media Study Abroad Option ... [-]

Bachelor in Interior Design

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg

As an interior design student at the University of Central Missouri, you will learn and experience design from creative faculty who are attuned to contemporary issues in the field. [+]

Contemporary Practice

As an interior design student at the University of Central Missouri, you will learn and experience design from creative faculty who are attuned to contemporary issues in the field. Both aesthetic and technical experiences are studied in order to solve creative problems and to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Accredited Programs

The Interior Design program is accredited by both the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Susan Stevenson received her Ph.D. in. Human Environmental Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She teaches all levels of Interior Design courses. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning utilizing social networking (Pinterest) in the classroom environment to increase student involvement and foster critical thinking skills. She also works as a consultant for both commercial and residential interior design.... [-]


Bachelor of Graphic Design

Lane Community College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Eugene

If you like to work with computers to solve visual and spatial problems and create exciting designs for publication in print or on the web, a career in graphic design can be yours. When you complete our two-year program you will have the foundational skills to join our other graduates in exciting fields like advertising, graphic design, publications, commercial printing and the internet. [+]

If you like to work with computers to solve visual and spatial problems and create exciting designs for publication in print or on the web, a career in graphic design can be yours. When you complete our two-year program you will have the foundational skills to join our other graduates in exciting fields like advertising, graphic design, publications, commercial printing and the internet. You will learn new technology, strong communication and organizational skills and will round out your design study with Cooperative Education internships that provide training in the field and often lead to new and fulfilling job opportunities.

Do you spend hours in front of your computer and can't wait to get your hands on the latest design software? Why not turn your hobby into a career? The Lane Graphic Design program will teach you the skills to design your destiny.... [-]


Bachelor in Graphic Design for E-Commerce

University of Jamestown
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Jamestown

University of Jamestown’s Graphic Design for E-Commerce curriculum offers the theory and skills students need for a career in graphic design, as well as providing the liberal arts background that employers seek. [+]

University of Jamestown’s Graphic Design for E-Commerce curriculum offers the theory and skills students need for a career in graphic design, as well as providing the liberal arts background that employers seek.

Graphic Design for E-Commerce Major

The Graphic Design for E-Commerce major at the University of Jamestown is offered by the Department of Computer Science and Technology with assistance from the Art Department, Department of Business, and Department of Communication Arts. This unique combination of courses in the areas of visual art, communication, marketing, and computer technology skills, is greatly needed to aid current business and industry. This major is offered for students whose interests and future endeavors may involve the creation or implementation of computer developed visual communications. Degrees in Graphic Design for E-Commerce lead to jobs in commercial art, website development, and management, illustration, advertising, marketing and communications. In our unique program, you will:... [-]


Bachelor in Interior Design

Jeddah International College
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2019 Saudi Arabia Jeddah

A degree in interior design provides the students with a combination of technical, practical and theoretical aspects of this field of study in both commercial and residential sectors, such as drawing, sketching and coloring, space planning, selection of appropriate material, blueprint designing, model making, handling of sound, and principles of interior lighting. [+]

A degree in interior design provides the students with a combination of technical, practical and theoretical aspects of this field of study in both commercial and residential sectors, such as drawing, sketching and coloring, space planning, selection of appropriate material, blueprint designing, model making, handling of sound, and principles of interior lighting.

The interior design field is a mix of the Decoration Design and Architecture, and seeks to discover creative aspects depending on the use and application of modern building materials, techniques, and new technologies, and works on the interaction and harmony between human beings and the spaces surrounding them.

Graduates Opportunities ... [-]

Bachelor in Visual Effects Animation

SAE Institute Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months March 2019 Germany Berlin + 1 more

As a graduate of our professional educational paths in the department of Visual FX & 3D Animation you are expected a career in compositing, 3D Animation, rendering or concept art. [+]

OVERVIEW

As a graduate of our professional educational paths in the department of Visual FX & 3D Animation you are expected a career in compositing, 3D Animation, rendering or concept art.

Combining the technical with the artistic you will graduate with a strong portfolio and the confidence to forge your own path to your dream job in the games industry.

The study programme consists of two courses, the SAE Visual FX & 3D Animation Diploma and the Bachelor level course that provides you with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised game development technique, leading to an internationally recognised BA/BSc (Hons) Visual FX & 3D Animation* degree, validated by Middlesex University, London.... [-]


Bachelor of Design specialising in Graphic Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town Durban Midrand Pretoria + 3 more

Graphic Designers create meaningful, relevant and captivating visual messages. Their ability to persuade, sell and brand for their clients, never forgetting ethical, legal and consumer needs, is crucial to the world’s economic landscape. [+]

Graphic Designers create meaningful, relevant and captivating visual messages. Their ability to persuade, sell and brand for their clients, never forgetting ethical, legal and consumer needs, is crucial to the world’s economic landscape. Graduates have sound knowledge of typography, image making, photography, latest software, foundational design skills, interactive design, motion graphics, 3D design and basic /animation. Graduates are visual storytellers. They’re ready to enter the dynamic world of graphic arts, branding, advertising, social media, information design and art direction.

3yr Full time 8 x 1.45min sessions per week 3- 5 hours per two hour session Consumables cost 1st year (+-R1000) **estimates only Continuous project based assessment Digital and/or printed based Portfolio years 2 and 3 Final years graduate in December Degree candidates can go on to apply for post graduate studies at another Institution pending they meet the application and entrance requirements of that Institution. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd year studies at another specialised Inscape campus. What is included in the course MacBook * optional Wacom tablet Software licenses (as per programme requirements) Prescribed textbooks 1st year preliminary art equipment Online library subscription Digital study guides and courseware Internet connectivity Excluded Monthly consumables Digital camera Course Information Year 1 ... [-]

Bachelor in Multimedia and Visual Communication

RIT Kosovo™
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2019 Kosovo Prishtina USA Rochester + 2 more

Multimedia and Visual Communication concentration at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) is designed with the future in mind. The course sequencing prepares students with targeted aspects of web design and development, print design and multimedia production, communication techniques and digital asset management. [+]

Multimedia and Visual Communication Concentration (24 credits)

Multimedia and Visual Communication concentration at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) is designed with the future in mind. Students are prepared with the theoretical framework and hands-on technical skills needed to organize, design and communicate ideas and information in the 21st-century global market and to meet the projected national market needs in the greater Kosovo region in the fields of IT and communication. It is also an excellent compendium to RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K)'s other concentration offerings and provides a useful skill set for private and family business operations.

The course sequencing prepares students with targeted aspects of web design and development, print design and multimedia production, communication techniques and digital asset management. A student successfully completing the Multimedia and Visual Communication concentration will have developed vital skills in the fields of IT, graphic design, media management, communications, as well as developed essential skills for the private business sector.... [-]


Bachelor (Hons) in Media Arts & Design

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 China Zhuhai

The MAD programme aims at preparing students to pursue creative excellence in a rich variety of professions, including, but not limited to, visual artists, digital artists, interactive designers, web designers, etc. Through rigorous visual arts, media and design training coupled with interdisciplinary collaborations, trans-media experimentations, and exchange activities, the MAD programme will give students a strong motive to develop beyond their comfort zones and explore the boundaries of their knowledge and abilities. [+]

Bachelor (Hons) in Media Arts & Design

The MAD programme aims at preparing students to pursue creative excellence in a rich variety of professions, including, but not limited to, visual artists, digital artists, interactive designers, web designers, etc. Through rigorous visual arts, media and design training coupled with interdisciplinary collaborations, trans-media experimentations, and exchange activities, the MAD programme will give students a strong motive to develop beyond their comfort zones and explore the boundaries of their knowledge and abilities.

The ultimate goal of the MAD programme is to train its graduates to be the “conveyer” or “communicator” of messages to fulfil the need of national policy in regards to innovation. The objectives of the programme are:... [-]