33 Bachelor Programs in Design

Bachelor degrees, like other degrees, can specialize by type and discipline. The most common types are the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. What is a Bachelor in Design Studies? Encompassing several fields such as fashion design, visual design, and product design, design studies is an interdisciplinary applied-arts type of program that offers students many potential specialization avenues… Read more

Bachelor degrees, like other degrees, can specialize by type and discipline. The most common types are the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.

What is a Bachelor in Design Studies? Encompassing several fields such as fashion design, visual design, and product design, design studies is an interdisciplinary applied-arts type of program that offers students many potential specialization avenues. Within their chosen area of focus, students typically devote half or more of their course load to learning techniques, gaining the practical skills and experiences needed to enter one of the many industry-specific design disciplines. Theoretical courses such as the history and analysis of design may make up another part of a student’s academic focus, with the remainder typically devoted to project-based work.

Design studies require students to develop a multitude of skills that can make their resumes stand out against the competition. Typical skillsets include superior detail-oriented thinking, the ability to analyze and address design weaknesses, and industry-relevant software skills.

Costs and curriculum will vary between different universities and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as university location and total credit hours. Prospective students are encouraged to contact universities for financial information prior to application.

Common professional positions for degree-holders include graphic designers, industrial designers, product designers, fashion designers, and more. Students specializing in a single field can find work directly within their industries while those with more generalized backgrounds can enter positions as art educators, art coordinators, and managerial-level marketing specialists. Design firms, software companies, and online retailers are a common career destination for students with heavier technical skills, while museums, educational institutions, and studios tend to be favored by more artistically oriented graduates. 

Equipped with a solid internet connection and work ethic to match, many students can complete their Bachelor in Design Studies online and at their own pace. 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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Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) is a private, non-profit university, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in the UAE.

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) is a private, non-profit university, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in the UAE. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Willem de Kooning Academy
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cities, buildings, interiors. These have major influences on how we experience our world. In spatial design, we look at the urban environment and at indoor and outdoor spaces ... +

Cities, buildings, interiors. These have major influences on how we experience our world. In spatial design, we look at the urban environment and at indoor and outdoor spaces at small and large scale. It is a discipline in which cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical affinity come together creatively. -
Bachelor
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

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
Campus
 
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

From the first semester of our Bachelor of Design degree, be immersed in a hands-on creative environment. You’ll have opportunities for internships, field trips to design proj ... +

From the first semester of our Bachelor of Design degree, be immersed in a hands-on creative environment. You’ll have opportunities for internships, field trips to design projects and international study tours. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
24 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Escuela Superior de Diseño ESDi
Sabadell, Spain

Our double title Official Degree in Design + Bachelor in Smart Design, with a duration of four years, allows the students to acquire knowledge specific to the designer’s work ... +

Our double title Official Degree in Design + Bachelor in Smart Design, with a duration of four years, allows the students to acquire knowledge specific to the designer’s work that is furthermore complemented with the new competencies that the digital environment demands. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English, Spanish
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, Portuguese, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish, Spanish
Online
 
L’École De Design Nantes Atlantique
Nantes, France

The International Class welcomes French students and international students of various nationalities who wish to join an MDes program through the third (which is the last) yea ... +

The International Class welcomes French students and international students of various nationalities who wish to join an MDes program through the third (which is the last) year of Bachelor level studies. Its purpose is also to welcome students from our partner schools for an academic exchange semester. -
Bachelor
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand +1 More

Bachelor of Design (BDes) graduates are trained to use a variety of skills to operate in a wide range of social contexts using a diverse array of media. During your studies, y ... +

Bachelor of Design (BDes) graduates are trained to use a variety of skills to operate in a wide range of social contexts using a diverse array of media. During your studies, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of Design and its role in the process of innovation. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
Mar 2020
Campus
 
Massey University
Wellington, New Zealand

You'll graduate prepared to work in a fast-paced and changing global market.

You'll graduate prepared to work in a fast-paced and changing global market. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Mar 2020
Campus
 
London School of Design and Marketing (PT)
London, United Kingdom

Design was never as important as it is now. It is a part of our days because we can find design in each product that we use, in all the sites that we visit or in all the appli ... +

Design was never as important as it is now. It is a part of our days because we can find design in each product that we use, in all the sites that we visit or in all the applications that we install in our smartphone. Learn how you can combine different things like words and images, unleash your creative side, and create powerful projects that inspire and influence people. -
Bachelor's
Full-time
30 months
Portuguese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese
Online
 
London School Of Design And Marketing
London, United Kingdom

The 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 ... +

The 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
30 months
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Online
 
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
Aug 2020
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
Campus
 
Raffles University Iskandar
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

The Bachelor of Multimedia Design programme covers both theoretical and practical aspects of this exciting career. Students will follow a comprehensive digital media syllabus ... +

The Bachelor of Multimedia Design programme covers both theoretical and practical aspects of this exciting career. Students will follow a comprehensive digital media syllabus in graphic design, art history, animation, programming, sound, and video production. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Aalto University
Espoo, Finland

The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious design schools in the world and the leading design school in Northern Europe. The Bachelor’s P ... +

The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious design schools in the world and the leading design school in Northern Europe. The Bachelor’s Programme in Design prepares students for designing future products, services and systems in a creative and critical manner. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus