Bachelor Programs in Design

Compare 18 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. 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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Bachelor of Design specialising in Ideation Design

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

An idea generator understands global issues and wants to debate them. They are curiously intellectual, highly collaborative and good at communicating. A design researcher works as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify needs and requirements, define strategy and solve problems for clients. [+]

An idea generator understands global issues and wants to debate them. They are curiously intellectual, highly collaborative and good at communicating. A design researcher works as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify needs and requirements, define strategy and solve problems for clients.

Responsibilities would include; innovative planning, designing and conducting research activities including ethnographic interviews, competitive analysis, organizational research and usability testing, analyzing results and synthesizing research findings into design requirements and goals and communicating insights from research to clients to ensure potential design solutions are provided for identified businesses and individual users alike.... [-]


Bachelor of Design

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 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 Spatial Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

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. [+]

Spatial design is a discipline that creatively combines cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical insight.

Cities, buildings, interiors: all of these have a huge impact on how we experience the world. In spatial design, we consider the urban environment as well as indoor and outdoor spaces on a small and large scale. It is a discipline that creatively combines cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical insight.

You will learn to deal with the complex tasks and situations facing contemporary society. You will learn to develop a personal vision and to concretely implement this vision within a design practice. The teaching method focuses on projects that address contemporary themes such as sustainability, identity and the repurposing of buildings. Projects in previous years included an ‘instant museum’, a flagship store for a new brand, a long-stay hotel in an industrial area of Rotterdam, a multicultural theatre in a church in Rotterdam’s Zuidwijk district, and creative use of empty spaces in the city centre of Rotterdam.... [-]


Degree In Graphic Design And Animation

Universidad Tecmilenio
Campus Full time 8 semesters July 2018 Mexico Chihuahua San Luis Potosi Culiacan Mazatlán Guadalajara Cancún Veracruz Puebla Merida Hermosillo Queretaro Durango Campus Cuernavaca Mexico State Mexico City Monterrey Torreon Ciudad Juárez Villahermosa Nuevo Laredo + 19 more

Create innovative design proposals to communicate great ideas. [+]

Graduate Profile

By graduating from the Graphic Design and Animation career, you are able to:

To innovate in the techniques of production of animation and multimedia design applicable in the marketing and advertising. Determine the visual communication goals of any company. Conceptualize, develop and produce designs and animations according to the needs of any organization. Integrate designs of style, image and brand creation for different projects, publishing or digital. Create scenarios, elements, simple characters and interactive 3D animated sequences for cinema, television, video games and the internet. Labor Field

As a graphic design and animation professional, you can apply your knowledge and develop yourself in:... [-]


Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)

University of Canberra
Campus Full time 6 - 20 semesters January 2019 Australia Canberra

Study a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) and set yourself on the path to a successful design career. [+]

Visualise a career in design

Study a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) and set yourself on the path to a successful design career. You’ll explore how, as humans, we communicate and organize information in visually accessible ways, and develop a well-rounded understanding of the theory and practice of communication design. The course investigates both a traditional print-based design perspective and one which covers web-based applications and new technologies.

The degree has a strong focus on visual communication in the global marketplace and how to design for both business and consumer audiences across different cultural contexts. You’ll graduate with a thorough knowledge of typography, logotype design, layout, publication design, environmental graphics, packaging and digital design.... [-]


Degree In Design

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Évora

integrated training dedicated to the career opportunities in the areas of Communication Design and Industrial Design, taking as its starting point a strong architectural design preparation, artistic, technical and methodological. [+]

PRESENTATION

integrated training dedicated to the career opportunities in the areas of Communication Design and Industrial Design, taking as its starting point a strong architectural design preparation, artistic, technical and methodological. It also includes a high technological component and the Cinal fi: plastics and resins, ceramics, metal, stone, wood, engraving or serigra fi. Priority is given to the student's contact with reality briefings pro fi ssionais counting up with distinguished projects in national and international competitions and over twenty traineeship protocols in companies.

Careers

Development and project management in companies, studios, museums, municipalities or freelancer in the areas of Design: Product Design, Equipment, Interiors, Corporate Identity, Advertising, packaging or Web Design. Quali fi cation for access to other branches of postgraduate training or functions that require a degree in Design.... [-]


Bachelor in Design

Georgian Technical University
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

This programme provides students with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career in the design specializations of interior and furniture design, product design, transportation design, or visual communication design, and other allied design-related specializations. The programme gives students a broad education in the social, cultural, economic and political contexts of design. [+]

This programme provides students with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career in the design specializations of interior and furniture design, product design, transportation design, or visual communication design, and other allied design-related specializations. The programme gives students a broad education in the social, cultural, economic and political contexts of design.

The programme provides specialized training and experience in the specific design fields: in design practice, processes, and methodology in ergonomic design and sustainable design; knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes; in professional design presentations using a variety of techniques to an international standard; in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Students elect courses that extend their knowledge in their discipline in computer programming, web design and mobile app development, animation and game design; environmental psychology and furniture making; automotive engineering, amongst others.... [-]


Bachelor of Design

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 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, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of Design and its role in the process of innovation. [+]

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.

The Bachelor of Design offers three majors: Communication Design, Interface Design, and Media Design.

As a BDes graduate you will have the capability to articulate effective design solutions in the contemporary technological context. You will have a solid understanding of design methods and theories together with advanced technical skills.

Training in Design is suitable for both school leavers as well as mature learners wishing to enhance their skills. Students within the programme develop knowledge in a broad range of industry standard software, while using the latest digital technology. Contact with the Design industry is encouraged, and students will have opportunities to interact with Design professionals during their study.... [-]


Degree In Design

London School of Design and Marketing (PT)
Online Full time 30 months June 2018 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

We are an online teaching institution available in 3 languages ​​(English, Spanish and Portuguese) based in London but with online courses accessible worldwide.

Why the Bachelor of Design?

Design was never as important as it is now. It is part of our daily lives because we can find the design in every product we use, in the websites we visit or in all the applications that we install on smartphones.

The London School of Design and Marketing Design Degree will help you build a career in the creative world and can be the impetus you need to reach new goals, unleash your creative side, and create powerful projects that inspire and influence people. The Degree in Design rests on three key points:... [-]


Degree In Design

IADE
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

This degree aims to develop a solid formation and the promotion of a wide range of competences for a professional, innovative and socially valid professional practice in the creative areas. [+]

This degree aims to develop a solid formation and the promotion of a wide range of competences for a professional, innovative and socially valid professional practice in the creative areas.

Throughout the course, the realization of projects with real application, aims to bring the students closer to the job market, preparing them to perform a function in the area of ​​design. This simulation of professional activity also gains another dimension through the facilities and laboratories that IADE provides to its students.

This training, built from the multidisciplinary and integrative dialogue, has a generalist character thought for the continuation of specialized studies at the masters level.... [-]


Bachelor of Art and Design

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2019 Australia Lismore + 2 more

The Bachelor of Art and Design provides the opportunity to develop your artistic range and skills base, while also building your understanding of art theory. [+]

Bachelors in Design. Develop a career as an artist, curator, or designer with this internationally-recognized course, lead and taught by artists and art experts from the thriving Northern Rivers arts community.The Bachelor of Art and Design provides the opportunity to develop your artistic range and skills base, while also building your understanding of art theory.Southern Cross visual arts graduates have been recognized with some of Australia’s most prestigious art awards and their work is held in galleries and exhibitions around the world.You will be able to enjoy rich and diverse studio experiences, developing and exploring your capabilities and potential as an artist, while immersed in an atmosphere that nurtures and inspires creativity.Southern Cross offers purpose-built studios which provide students with the opportunity to use a wide range of media, including painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing. Career Opportunities Graduates typically become practicing artists and fine art researchers within the context of contemporary practice. Students exhibit in the Graduate Exhibition and can undertake research projects. Professional Placement ... [-]

Bachelor of Design

School of Form at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities - SWPS
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2018 Poland Poznań

If you wish to make a difference in this world, to improve people’s quality of life, to understand and satisfy the needs of today’s society, the School of Form is for you and you've made a right decision. [+]

The School of Form offers 4 areas of specialization: Industrial Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design Domestic Design.

The classes are conducted in various forms within the following frameworks:

theoretical workshop – the classes relate to specific areas of the humanities: theory of design, art history, and culture. The aim of the course is to introduce basic concepts and groups of themes, which will then be developed during the workshops design studio - classes aimed at developing and improving the practical skills associated with a particular discipline of design. The classes are taught by practicing designers integrated studio - classes are taught by two lecturers - a specialist in the field of humanities and a practicing designer. The classes are thematically inspired by humanistic knowledge, which is translated into the practical implementation of design issues workshops/studios - classes conducted in specialist, thematic workshops, moderated by practitioners, but also available after classes in case you need to complete any project supporting activities - foreign languages, physical education Industrial Design ... [-]

Bachelor of Art and Design

Green River College
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2018 USA Auburn

Students can take two years at Green River College, then transfer to a university to complete their four-year degree. [+]

You can go anywhere from here.

Green River College International Programs prides itself on the great service it offers to each and every one of our students. Our goal is to help you to achieve your dream, whether it is to transfer to a top university, better your English or experience the American college life.

Green River - A leader in university transfer

Our 2+2 transfer program offers students an opportunity to start their four-year bachelor's degree. The transfer program provides courses equivalent to the first two years of a university degree. Students can take two years at Green River College, then transfer to a university to complete their four-year degree.

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Bachelor in Design

Synergy University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Become a specialist in traditional and new graphic design: visual communications, web design, interface design, multimedia design. You will learn to understand the current trends in advertising, create stylish and handy web interfaces, master the strategy of promoting your own brand - including the field of fine and applied art. [+]

Become a specialist in traditional and new graphic design: visual communications, web design, interface design, multimedia design. You will learn to understand the current trends in advertising, create stylish and handy web interfaces, master the strategy of promoting your own brand - including the field of fine and applied art.

What’s in store for you

The design staff of the creative agency Synergy Design as your teachers An interdisciplinary approach to teaching: in addition to design, you will gain knowledge in management, digital and social communications Professional practice: in your first year you will be employed in the creative agency Synergy Design Advanced equipment: iMac classes in the creative campus of the University Participation in creative competitions for professionals By the end of training, you will have a voluminous portfolio of design projects developed for real clients Your diploma work, which is going to be your web project, and famous designers, which are going to be invited to the presentation of your project [-]

Degree (BA) Design

UNIBA Centro Universitario Internacional de Barcelona
Online Full time Part time 4 years April 2018 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

Get ready to boost your career in the field of design. Through this degree program, you will acquire the [+]

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES

Get ready to boost your career in the field of design. Thanks to this online degree program design, you will acquire the knowledge and techniques necessary to take care of the planning, development and the development of cultural and visual products, and imaging and spaces.

This curriculum will provide all the theoretical and practical training you need to enhance your creativity and work as a designer / professional in sectors as diverse as photography, audiovisual industry, decoration and interior design, creating graphics applications, the publishing, marketing, advertising and teaching.

With this curriculum:

You'll get the knowledge and skills necessary to raise, manage and carry out any design project. You master the different artistic languages, which can be applied to those areas where the creation of new products required. You will learn proper technical and technological design processes, and the most appropriate tools to work with. You will learn what are the formal procedures of graphic communication and how to implement them effectively. You will acquire knowledge of those aspects that affect the integrated management of design: economics, marketing and legal issues (patents, copyright, intellectual property, etc..). Know what has been the evolution of cultural, social, aesthetic and economic values ​​associated with art. Study the superior design degree program at the International Center of Barcelona will allow total flexibility to combine your online studies with your professional life. QUALIFICATIONS AND CURRICULUM ... [-]