Bachelor Programs in Digital Design

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Digital Design

Students who want to pair their artistic disposition with their computer skills should investigate a Bachelor in Digital Design. With a degree in digital design, students can hone their design skills and learn the tricks of the trade to create a successful career in the creative industry.

 

One questions that most students ask is, what is a Bachelor in Digital Design? It is a course of study that enables students to navigate the complex world of technology and design. Most degrees focus on the communication of information and ideas in print and digital media. It is not uncommon for programs to integrate old and new technology, blending traditional design principles with innovative applications. During their time in the program, students are encouraged to explore context and form, typography, image making, photography and interactive digital media. Within their programs, students have the option of specializing and developing their skills and ambitions.

 

Participating in a digital design program has several benefits. In addition to preparing students to succeed in the digital media field, it enables students to be more competitive by placing them in situations that let them use and test their newfound skills. A Bachelor in Digital Design also teaches students how to succinctly communicate ideas and present them professionally.

 

The cost to students varies between institutions and programs, but the number of years required to complete the program is usually the same. Most digital design programs are three to four years long.

 

The number of career options available to students with a Bachelor in Digital Design is impressive. Students can opt for a career in the motion picture and video field and work as animators, or they can choose to enter the business world and work with companies. Most digital design professionals in the business field work with marketing and advertising departments to meet companies' needs. They also work with software publishers and public relations firms.

 

Many institutions around the world offer a Bachelor in Digital Design. 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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BEng Digital Media Technology

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

Media technologies are changing our world. Digital photography and video, music and virtual reality are just some of the technologies which you will learn about on this programme. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design. Overview Media technologies are changing our world. Programming, signal and image processing, international networks, computer graphics and game design, and multimedia system management are just some of the technologies which you will learn about on the BEng Digital Media Technology programme. Students of digital media technology will become engineers with an understanding of hardware and software systems and how this knowledge can be applied creatively in the media and the arts. Studying this programme will give you: • a fundamental understanding of electronic engineering and computer science with emphasis on digital media technology • great potential to aid society and improve people's quality of life. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, will earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Unique selling points of the programme An MSc multimedia communication programme leading to a University of Liverpool degree is available as an extension course for the BEng Digital Media Technology programme. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate, you will: • have a broad understanding of the hardware and software that support the digital media industries • appreciate the way hardware and software can be used creatively within the media industries • be able to use your knowledge and skills in the development of new and imaginative digital media projects. Modules: Year One UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree. Modules: Year Two • C and Java programming • Digital electronics • Electronic circuits, transistors and amplifiers • Electrical circuits • Data structures • Visual literacy and videography • Algorithmic foundations and problem solving • Human centric computing. Modules: Year Three • Electronic circuits and systems • Digital electronics • Continuous and discrete time signals and systems • Internet principles • Computer graphics • Analogue and digital communications • Microprocessor systems • Industrial awareness and group project • Advanced object-orientated programming • Artificial intelligence. Modules: Year Four • Mobile computing • Multimedia information retrieval and technology • Multimedia security systems< • Principles of computer games design • Embedded computer systems • Image processing • Final year project. Choose one from the following: • E-commerse technologies • Signal processing and digital filtering. Career prospects The digital media industries are growing rapidly so there is enormous demand for creative and skilled engineers in internet development, the games industry and information systems management. [-]

Advanced Degree In Graphic Design

FDModa - LCI Barcelona
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Would you like to work in multimedia design, digital and motion graphics applications? Want to develop your potential to generate your own language and creative solutions to [+]

Language of instruction: Spanish Would you like to work in multimedia design, digital and motion graphics applications? Want to develop your potential to generate your own language and creative solutions for advertising and corporate communication? Study a Degree in Graphic Design at Degree equivalent internationally recognized University. - Receive academic training structured in four years with an option to Mention Specialty. - Our pedagogical approach is based on experiential learning and always adapted to market needs. The training focuses specifically on digital graphic design. - Project methodology: Learn how to deliver real solutions in the global context, and takes an entrepreneurial culture. - Enjoy fully equipped with the latest software classrooms. - Small groups and personal attention from professors with professional experience in the field of graphic design to help you develop your potential and achieve your goals. GOALS Superior Design Art Education with a specialization in Graphic Design general aim of training qualified designers capable of addressing current and future challenges, given the evolution of graphic design to language and digital technologies (websites, blogs, digital applications, tablets, multiplatform). Learning of visual culture is encouraged, providing the student with a solid foundation in narrative techniques and audiovisual technology for digital environments: picture, movie, audio, 3D animation. Thanks to the acquisition of a project methodology, students learn to deliver real solutions in the global and competitive environment and to acquire an entrepreneurial culture. Graphic Designer Profile corresponds to a professional mastered various techniques and communication strategies that allow them to develop their own language, develop and realize ideas, concepts and images for complex communication programs and creative solutions for advertising and communication corporate. Know to analyze and verify the feasibility of productive projects, from criteria of formal innovation, business management and market demands, always possessing the ability to adapt to changing technological and industrial developments, own industry. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Media Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time October 2017 USA San Diego

Use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in graphic design, advertising, web production, film, animation, television or gaming, this could be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and begin to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design. Use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in graphic design, advertising, web production, film, animation, television or gaming, this could be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and begin to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices. [-]

Game Design and Development (Professional Higher Education)

Estonian Entrepreneurship University Of Applied Sciences (EUAS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both starting up a mobile or PC indie games company as well as working as a gamification specialist in various fields. Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design. [+]

Game Design and Development Focus on user experience design, player psychology and games as a business Three-year program, professional higher education degree Game-building and portfolio from Year One Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both starting up a mobile or PC indie games company as well as working as a gamification specialist in various fields. Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design. Our partners in both curriculum development and student instruction are games companies from around the world, both well-established veterans such as Creative Mobile or Pyrodactyl Games as well as agile fast-growers like Interactive Fate or Reval Entertainment. Graduates will be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education in Applied Sciences. Graduates are eligible to begin master's studies at EUAS or other universities in the European Union. [-]

Bachelor of Interaction Design

Harbour.Space
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Bachelor Program provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. The program aims to explore new roles, contexts and approaches for interaction design and trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and design concepts in business, social, and cultural contexts within existing and emerging technologies. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design. This program is taught in ENGLISH. The Harbour Space Interaction Design Bachelor Program provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. The program aims to explore new roles, contexts and approaches for interaction design and trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and design concepts in business, social, and cultural contexts within existing and emerging technologies. The program blends technical know-how, interdisciplinary research and a creative artistic-scientific approach. This enables the development of creative interfaces that generate progressive and innovative applications for media design, media research, media art, and communication. Courses are a mixture of lectures and hands-on experimentation Regular opportunities for industry collaborations with companies Access to a network of world-leading experts working in computer science Teachers who are leading practitioners in their field Frequent guest lecturers across a variety of topics in Design and Technology Practical business courses preparing students for real-life situations Multi-disciplinary collaboration in group and applied year-end projects PROGRAM STRUCTURE 1 Year The first year foundational courses offer an intellectual framework within which students can begin to establish a coherent relationship between theory and practice. Course specific projects are designed to expose students to different roles, contexts and approaches in relation to design and technology. Course specific projects are designed to expose students to different roles, contexts and approaches in relation to design and technology. Modules Art History History of Design Introduction to Interaction Design Sketching Design Ideas & Creating Concepts Empathetic Design Introduction to Programming for Designers Leadership & Group Dynamics Design as a Job English for the Industry Personal Project 2 Year In the second year, students are expected to become progressively independent and will learn not only the practical application of different types of interaction design methods, but also how design impacts people, environments, businesses and organizations. The courses offered in the second year aim to give the students a deeper understanding of how to approach problem solving through design. Modules Introduction to User Experience Design Schematics Content Strategy Research Methods Designing Interactive Layouts Interactive Art Direction Creating And Applying Brand Guidelines Photography And Photo Manipulation Introduction to 3d Introduction to Motion Graphics Introduction to Audio & Video Creating and Applying Interactivity Rapid Prototyping Programming I Client Project Personal Project 3 Year During the third year emphasis is placed exploring different design approaches, contexts and roles in relation to emerging technologies. Students will also have the ability to work closely with students across different majors within Harbour.Space and gain a deeper understanding of the correlation between design and technology. Lectures and courses in the third year will prepare the students for a practical career in design. During the third year emphasis is placed exploring different design approaches, contexts and roles in relation to emerging technologies. Students will also have the ability to work closely with students across different majors within Harbour.Space and gain a deeper understanding of the correlation between design and technology. Lectures and courses in the third year will prepare the students for a practical career in design. Modules Physical Computing Data Visualisation Working with Data Designing for Mobile Emerging Technologies Design Management Selling & Presenting Design Business, Entrepreneurship & Self Promotion Patent Law & Strategy Seminars & Workshops Client Project Personal Project Programme Leadership Anton RepponenCo-Founder Anton & Irene Irene PereyraCo-founder Anton & Irene Career Path Junior Designer Mid-Weight Designer Senior Designer Art Director Creative Director LIVING IN BARCELONA Studying in Barcelona has the following advantages: Barcelona is #1 in Europe for quality of life and clearness of environment (2012 Quality of Life City Rankings – Mercer Survey) Barcelona is #1 in the world for the level of infrastructure and urban development (2011, Ernst & Young). The region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, contributes significantly to the Spanish GDP. The growth of Catalonia’s GDP is currently 3.3%, much higher than in Europe on average. Catalonia’s exports are €42.2 billion, higher than in any other region of Spain. 7,000+ innovation and technological companies during the last 10 years. Barcelona is 6th in Europe for attractiveness and comfort for doing business (European Attractiveness Survey 2011, Ernst & Young), Barcelona is 2nd in Europe (after London) for being promoted as a business center (European Cities Monitor 2011); Barcelona is 2nd in the world for hosting different international conferences and congresses (City and Country World Report 2011, ICCA ). Barcelona is the host of the annual World Mobile Congress, which attracts thousands of international companies that work in the mobile industry. 7,000,000 + millions of tourists / year 20° C - average temperature during the day 2437 hours of sunshine/ year Cost of living 550 euro / month [-]

Bachelor (BFA) in Professional Photography

Brooks Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ventura

The mission of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography Program is to prepare students for careers in the field of professional photography through a philosophy of “learning by doing.” [+]

The mission of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography Program is to prepare students for careers in the field of professional photography through a philosophy of “learning by doing.” The program is designed to educate all students in basic and intermediate photographic skills through a shared Lower Division. Students develop a creative style and visual problem-solving skills while engaging in specialized market areas and techniques in the Upper Division. The program integrates liberal arts, professional business practices and ethics with a core photography and media production curriculum that prepares students for the creative, business, and technical challenges of a professional photography career. The 120 semester credit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography prepares students for careers in the field of professional photography. The cross-platform philosophy combined with the experiential learning provided by professional photographers/ instructors provides a unique and innovative technical education that develops graduates with a creative style and unique visual problem-solving skills. The program combines 75 semester credits of core photography classes, including business course work, and 45 semester credits of general education studies. Core Courses Core courses include: History of Photography Video for Photographers Photography Capstone Creative Digital Imaging Photography Foundation Visual Design Digital Imaging I: Digital Asset Management Lighting Theory Digital Imaging II: Workflow Digital Workflow Lighting Studio Digital Imaging III: Processing Fundamentals Lighting People Creative Applications Elective Options Among the elective course options are: Fashion Photography I Art Director’s Point of View Advertising Photo Concepts Advanced Advertising Photography Fashion Photo Industry Automotive Photography Beauty/Glamour Photography Advanced People Photography Food Photography Advanced Tabletop Photography Advertising Industry In-Water Photography Natural History Photography Travel Photography Stock Photography Scientific Photography Light Spaces Action Sports Lifestyle Photography Architectural Photography Stop Action Photography Imaging Time Video 2.0 Layout & Design Website Development HDRI/CGI Methods Digital retouching Digital Composting Media and Marketing Advanced Web Design Zone Intermediate Portrait Methods Power of the Portrait Wedding/Event Photography Beyond Portraiture Celebrity Portraiture Portraiture Industry Industry Internships Program Objectives Upon Completion of the Professional Photography Program, students should be able to: Effectively use contemporary photographic tools. (Visual Literacy, Adept) Effectively use photographic media and asset management software. (Adept) Effectively collaborate to accomplish professional goals. (Collaboration) Develop and implement an effective marketing program. (Problem Solver) Understand professional business and ethics standards. (Ethics). Apply creative and sophisticated visual solutions to the challenges of producing visual media. (Problem Solver, Visual Literacy) Apply effective professional communication skills. (Communication) Develop a lifelong learning pattern. (Adept) Understand the principals of business management. (Problem Solver, Adept) [-]

Graphic Design

Duoc UC
Campus Full time 4 years February 2017 Chile Santiago

Graphic Designers are trained professionals that can work freelance, as part of consulting and development services for visual communication projects, participating in multidisciplinary teams of diverse public and private companies in the communications sector and related industries, and/or directly contributing to the development of graphic communication solutions. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design. School of Design Design can be found everywhere: in the products we use, the containers that protect food, in the spaces we inhabit, in the languages of communication with which we interact, and even in the services that we use on a daily basis. Today, design is transversely part of everything, and there are many industries and economic sectors that generate value through working with design professionals. The School of Design trains design specialists, who through strong international links and a vision of social innovation can achieve their full development. Graphic Design Graphic Designers are trained professionals that can work freelance, as part of consulting and development services for visual communication projects, participating in multidisciplinary teams of diverse public and private companies in the communications sector and related industries, and/or directly contributing to the development of graphic communication solutions. In turn, they can also form part of internal communication departments of various types of companies, which require an area responsible for developing and formalizing processes associated to the corporate image and identity of those companies. The main areas in which the Graphic Designer generally work are related to the area of communications such as design agencies, advertising agencies and media, publishing houses, magazines, newspapers, television and audiovisual producer companies. Together, designers also work within companies related to the production processes which utilize graphic elements in printed or digital formats, printing, services associated with printed and digital graphics. Furthermore, they can generate their own innovation projects and/or become entrepreneurs in their area, which respond to potential niche markets, developing new development channels and promoting employment. Professional Title: Graphic Designer. Technical Title: Graphic Production Technician. How to apply First, check that your home university or polytechnic institute has an ongoing exchange agreement with Duoc UC. Thoroughly research your prospective courses. Most of our programs are in Spanish; therefore make sure you have sufficient proficiency in this language for your classes. We do offer a free 44 hour Spanish course for all non-native Spanish speakers, but in order to successfully complete your courses we advise at least an intermediate Spanish level. For non-Spanish speakers, Duoc UC also offers the Tourism and Hospitality Program, fully taught in English Required documents Download and fill in the application form Transcripts Letter of motivation Copy of your passport Enrollment certificate Nomination letter from home institution Once you have all the documentation, please have the coordinator of international relations at your home institution send a digital version to Maria Jimenez mjimenezt@duoc.cl Please bear in mind that after receiving your documentation it can take up to a month for us to process it and send you an answer, due the large amount of documentation we receive during the admission periods. Application deadlines 15 August– 15 October*: application for the first semester, March – July term 15 February – 15 April*: application for the second semester, August – December term *We advise students with Chinese nationality to apply as soon as the application period begins since the visa procedure can take up to six months. Acceptance letter A month after the application period ends, students will be informed via e-mail whether they have been accepted or not. In the case of being accepted, a hard copy of the acceptance letter will be sent to the International Student Officer of the student’s home institution. [-]

BA in Digital Communication

Link Campus University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

A good technical knowledge is the basis for successfully deal with planning and creativity. Digital media and the speed of evolution of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in fact challenge continuously new professionals [+]

CONTEXT A good technical knowledge is the basis to deal successfully with the design and creativity. Digital media and the development speed of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), launch a continuing challenges to new professionals and within this context of the Bachelor and the Master of Arts courses Program intend to provide the necessary tools to address them. Through continued research and study, therefore, you can master the digital world to use it as a tool for creation of avant-garde products and draw new and more engaging user services. CHARATERISTTICS OF THE COURSE The training programs are characterized by a marked experimental component, this is a result of the different laboratory activities designed to "make it real", in collaboration with internal research centers at the university and with other realities related to it, mainly the theoretical aspects of the lessons in the classroom. Another unique feature of the course is the presence of highly specialized teaching staff, represented by leaders in the world of ICT and interaction design, that have a significant experience both on national and international level and this can ensure the transfer of experience, expertise and knowledge accumulated during their career to enrolled students. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

The four-year B.F.A. Graphic Design program consists of an integrated, inter-disciplinary sequence that is designed to strengthen communication skills, promote teamwork and individuality, stimulate creativity, and provide both traditional and technological skills for the career-oriented student. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design. The four-year B.F.A. Graphic Design program consists of an integrated, inter-disciplinary sequence that is designed to strengthen communication skills, promote teamwork and individuality, stimulate creativity, and provide both traditional and technological skills for the career-oriented student. Graphic Design students learn techniques and processes to build their portfolios with works prepared for both traditional print and new media including typography, branding and identity, promotional campaigns, publications, motion, and interactive. Typefaces, logos, and websites, drawing, painting, and video: all part of the SASD Graphic Design Program. The program emphasizes process, real-world community projects, and skill-building toward a final self-directed project in the senior year. SASD is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the governing body of undergraduate and graduate art and design schools. Graphic Design Learning Outcomes Demonstrate ability to identify, analyze, and solve graphic design problems. Assessment: Portfolio projects appropriately respond to project briefs, and are clear, focused, expressive, and communicative solutions to the stated problems. Demonstrate mastery of design tools, techniques, and concepts in graphic design. Assessment: Projects and portfolios that evidence craftsmanship, adherence to project parameters, and appropriate selection of typefaces, images, composition, and implementation. Demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetics of form development and of the history and current state of design. Assessment: Projects, papers, and presentations for art and design history courses; in studio courses, projects that appropriately reference historical precedents and stylistic movements in graphic design. Demonstrate proficiency in selection and use of relevant technologies in design. Abilities to use available technical and industrial processes to produce a design product, and to design and implement such a process. Assessment: Project and portfolio materials are made with the appropriate technology or software for the final application. Projects are planned to be feasibly reproducible by industrial/commercial means rather than by one-off or by hand. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and societal connections linking graphic design trends and processes as well as a knowledge of business practices and of the market place. Assessment: Projects and portfolio solutions that are culturally- and audience-appropriate for the problem as posed by the brief for the project Demonstrate proficiency in presenting their own work as well as discussing and constructively critiquing the work of others. Assessment: Active participation in class critiques; clear, thoughtful presentation of students’ own projects, ability to give, accept, and incorporate feedback. [-]

Bachelor in Digital Arts

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fairfield

The concentration in Digital Arts combines graphic design, web design, and photography to give you a 21st century edge. [+]

DIGITAL ARTS The concentration in Digital Arts combines graphic design, web design, and photography to give you a 21st century edge. Investigate the core principles of design and how design can be used to transform business, the environment, and community. Communicate via image, sound, and words. Combine image and typography to represent ideas, convey moods, and emotions. Empower your community and amplify the presence of nonprofits and citizen groups. Learn the fundamentals of digital photography through project-based work. Explore photography from a commercial and/or fine arts perspective. And create a powerful portfolio of work to launch a successful career in this ever-growing, ever-changing career area. GRAPHIC DESIGN Choose an area that grows with you, by studying the latest design trends and tools. In this area of the concentration you will be able to choose your own projects, develop your portfolio and gain expertise in areas including: Interactive design Branding campaigns Package design Image manipulation Digital publishing Typography Color palettes WEB DESIGN Nearly all forms of media are converging into digital formats, opening new career opportunities for designers. In this area of the concentration you will be able to choose your own projects, develop your portfolio and gain expertise in areas including: HTML5 & CSS Graphic design for web Web animation & video Layout design & templates Digital imaging PHOTOGRAPHY Learn to translate your vision into a final image using traditional and digital tools, from camera obscura to high dynamic range photography. You can choose a commercial or fine arts direction, or investigate both. You will have access to: Digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR’s) Professional strobes & seamless paper A green-screen studio Professional lighting equipment Adobe Creative Cloud Digital & darkroom processing Nine-color printer You will study with award winning instructors, such as Ken West, who specializes in high dynamic range (HDR) landscape photography. Internships in photography are also available. Earn while you learn. [-]

Bachelor of Design specialising in Graphic Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 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. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design. 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 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN 1st year – DESIGN SKILLS Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy critical thinkers. Developing foundational Drawing Skills, Basic Material and Manufacturing awareness, Digital Image Making, Communication, Software and Leadership skills to create well rounded designers fit for any design industry. Developing an awareness of the integrated nature of design, advancing the unique thinking of our students. Introducing an appreciation for Design History. Establishing fundamental building blocks for creative problem solving. Course Information Year 2 DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 2nd year – DESIGN KNOWLEDGE Discipline Specific knowledge will be developed through developing an understanding of and practical application in information design, infographics, branding and brand personality, product and packaging design, merchandise, the environment and signage, advertising, importance of publicity and public relations, alternative marketing and social awareness campaigns. Applying theory to practice through an understanding of visual hierarchy, design elements and principles, typography, composition skills, illustration and photography, building a visual language, logo design, typography as part of the visual language, advertising industry focusing on artwork and copywriting. The importance of sustainable design and systems of design thinking are emphasised topics. Advancing software skills and technical knowledge through an introduction to Adobe programmes such as advanced compositing, advanced publication and basic web design. Developing an understanding of the Business of Design through the awareness of marketing fundamentals such as the role of graphic design in marketing, the business of design, competitor strategy, consumer buyer behaviour, target markets and product positioning, building brands, social media, integrated marketing strategies. Course Information Year 3 SPECIALISATION 3rd year – DESIGN STYLE Developing a signature graphic design style by expanding on research and concept development skills focusing on design solutions and execution in the areas of contextual design in advertising through strategic thinking. Further studies in sub-cultures in design are developed via interpretive thinking. Students are encouraged to investigate sustainable design through informational and conceptual thinking. Narrative thinking skills are exercised by developing the ability to design motion graphics. Developing advance knowledge and expert skills by exposing students to the reality of time constraints in the industry by completing a real life 48hr brief. Further design practice and typography skills are established as well as the technical aspects governing infographics and motion graphics. Basic Web design aspects are also covered. Awareness of the latest design technologies and innovations through practice in software such as After effects, Digital interactive text animation and Motion graphics. Developing an understanding of the guidelines and principles involved in running a design business. Promoting business vision, mission and values give graduates the confidence and ‘know-how’ to start their own design initiatives based on a foundational knowledge of strategic development, marketing strategies, importance of branding and managing finances. More about the bachelor of design degree (B.DES) This three-year full time qualification produces professional designers equipped for a rewarding career in design. Students qualifying can practise as junior designers or study towards an Honours Degree. As this qualification is universal, it applies to a variety of design disciplines, including fashion design, interior design, graphic design, multimedia design, jewellery design, industrial design, product design, spatial design, design research, design writing and design for the environment. Traditionally, the various fields within design and design education have been separated. Public and private Higher Education schools have offered all sorts of qualifications. Our Bachelor of Design qualification aligns industry standards and educates designers following common guidelines. It also implements the long-awaited minimum standards for designers of all disciplines. Design is globally recognised as a profession. Worldwide, designers are required to have at least a three-year qualification. Inscape offers the Bachelor of Design Degree with common competencies and specialisations through elective subjects. The first year of the Bachelor of Design provides a foundation in design thinking, constructs and visual communication, photography, material studies, image making and design history, communication studies, leadership and unique thinking and software includes basics in Adobe products. We love that our students learn alongside aspiring designers of other disciplines. This kind of exposure blows a student’s design perspective wide open and teaches relevance and appropriateness in terms of design solutions within the business world. At the end of the first year, students are required to select their chosen stream as a specialisation of their future career choice. Our students love the fact that they have a full year to become fully entrenched in the world of design. They attest to the fact that when they make their final decision regarding a chosen specialisation that they do so with confidence and fully informed. Second and third year are intense. Each specialisation stream is packed with knowledge and technical skill required of the respective discipline. Our students however, are well prepared in the first year and enter into the senior years equipped with the ability to think critically and apply themselves effectively. Our success rates are a testimony to the fact that our unique approach to teaching design, works. [-]

Bachelor of Creative Technologies

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Study a range of technologies: art; graphic design; fashion; and interior design, to participate and contribute to the creative industries. [+]

Programme aim Study a range of technologies: art; graphic design; fashion; and interior design, to participate and contribute to the creative industries. The programme is delivered within an applied and collaborative creative technologies environment learners will scaffold and broaden their knowledge, skills and application. Award information To achieve the award of the Bachelor of Creative Technologies: Te Tohu Paetahi Tū Tāngata, students must pass a total of 360 credits as specified in the programme structure, including: 120 credits at Level 5; 135 credits at Level 6; and 105 credits at Level 7. Knowledge and skills you will gain Upon successful completion graduates within their creative technologies discipline will be able to: Apply creative thinking skills, theoretical knowledge and specialised skills to generate innovative creative works. Critically analyse information and apply research skills to develop and refine ideas, towards producing creative outputs. Demonstrate professional and ethical business practices and prepare for selected career. Sustain a studio practice employing principles of analytical and critical investigation and experimentation. Demonstrate intellectual independence, critical thinking and analytic rigour when evaluating own work and the work of others. Inventively apply traditional and emerging technologies to create solutions for real world design challenges. Work effectively both independently and collaboratively to manage project briefs from inception to completion. Effectively communicate to a range of audiences using a variety of strategies. Identify business opportunities, systems and strategies for small business concepts, products or services within the creative sector being cognisant of sustainability. Identify personal values and position relative to political, social, bicultural, economic and environmental frameworks that impact on creative work within Aotearoa New Zealand. Produce a range of practice‐based innovative outputs/works informed by contemporary and historic contexts. Apply technical skills utilising emergent technologies and professional competencies using project management skills. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Applicants must be 17 years of age or over. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or have the requisite visa for study purposes. Students must be able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the programme/course on which they enrol For international applicants: Must have evidence of academic achievement at least equivalent to University Entrance as approved by the International Education Department. Career opportunities Graphic designer, Museum and gallery work, Independent studio/public works artist, Artist’s assistant, Retail display designer, Printer, Photographer, Photographer’s assistant, Tertiary teaching of art and design, self‐employed practising artist or designer, Employment in the local or global creative industries, Employment in a variety of product and service based industries, particularly those that demand creative and divergent thinking [-]

Bachelor of Animation

SAE Institute Australia
Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 Australia Brisbane Melbourne Perth Sydney + 3 more

Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design. Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. Developing a solid understanding of these areas provides students with a solid foundation and context for further study before exploring in detail the specialist areas. During your time at SAE you will learn on industry standard software such as Maya, Autodesk 3D MAX and the Adobe Creative Suite. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Storytelling for contemporary media Principles of design Fundamentals of drawing Foundations of 3D graphics Principles of animation Project management and professional etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies In Stage II you will be working in simulated project groups where you are working towards large scale deliverables each trimester. Within Stage II we will not only get you to apply your Stage I skills in a deeper context, but help you work within the contemporary creative media workforce. In Stage II we show you how your work contributes to and interacts with broader culture and media practice. This knowledge will enable you to work with a variety of other disciplines and artists and expand your potential on the global stage. You will complete a number of real-world projects with students not only in your own discipline, but in all other SAE disciplines. In Stage II, you will be given the opportunity to work as project specialists within the following areas. The types of projects and project roles you choose to undertake will determine what area of specialisation you fall within. Stage II has three studio modules with projects based on the following areas; 1. 3D Modelling In 3D Modelling, students will examine modelling techniques, terminology and methods. Students will develop and implement 3D production pipelines to create such things as environments, vehicles, creatures and characters. Students will need to research industry best practices and keep up to date with current trends in CGI production. This specialisation will further explore texturing and shading, lighting and rendering. 2. Character Animation In the Character Animation specialisation, students will focus on the principles of character animation such as posing, motion studies, body mechanics, facial animation and much more. Students will also learn to develop effective and user friendly animation rigs that serves as a means to control and animate a character, similar to the controls of a puppet. 3. Visual Effects In the Visual Effects specialisation, students will explore the areas of modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing with an emphasis on incorporating assets into a range of digital media. Students can investigate topics such as matchmoving, particle systems, dynamic simulations and colour grading. By the end of the course, students will be able to composite a range of disparate elements into a cohesive final product. Stage III Stage III is the final part of your studies. Here you will undertake an interdisciplinary project of your choice to be the final and most ambitious portfolio project that you will undertake. You will also finalise your studies by undertaking an elective module and completing a compulsory internship. By the time you graduate, you will have; a professional online presence that you will have begun building at the start of the program, a wide range of interdisciplinary projects present in your portfolio, and a deeper understanding of the creative media fields and real-world experience. Upon graduating, you will be proficient in Maya, Autodesk 3D MAX and the Adobe Creative Suite and will have built a portfolio to demonstrate your skills in your chosen specialisation including the ability to produce collaborative creative films, interactive media titles and more. You will have real-world skills, having worked in a simulated environment making the transition from study to workplace seamless. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Marian University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. [+]

Bachelor in Graphic Design Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into either graduate school or a position in the profession. For qualified students, internships are arranged during the senior year. Graphic design students work in a stat-of-the-art computer design studio dedicated solely to the department. Requirements Major for Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Visual Creative Arts: Graphic Design All Visual and Creative Arts majors experience a set of core courses that provide the foundations of visual understanding and the creative impulse. The core courses include: ARH 240, ART 110, ART 120, and ART 255. VCA majors can then choose from four programs within the Department of Visual and Creative Arts. These four programs include art history, documentary studies, graphic design, and studio art (with or without a concentration in art therapy). The graphic design program requires 33 credits including ART 206, ART 226, ART 229, ART 326, ART 327, ART 426, ART 427, ART 490, ART 491, and three credits of a studio arts course. The program is completed with six hours of 300-level ARH courses. Students enter the department as B.A. visual and creative arts majors. There is a portfolio review after the completion of 110, 120, 206, and two graphic design courses. The average GPA for the above listed courses must be a “B” or better along with a favorable review rating in order to be accepted into the graphic design program. Only students accepted into the program are eligible for the ART 460 Art Internship. Minor in Graphic Design 22 credits minimum in art and art history including ART 110, 120, 206, 229, ARH 240, and two additional art courses from 226, 255, 326, 327, 329, or 380 on a graphic design topic. Accredited Off-Campus Courses Marian University Visual and Creative Arts majors may take up to 12 credits of pre-approved activities courses at the Indianapolis Art Center for application to their degree at Marian University. These are courses not normally offered at Marian University. [-]

Bachelor in Arts

Claflin University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design. All students entering Claflin University's Department of Art will be placed in the foundation art sequence. After completing the first semester of their freshman year, students will declare a major in one of the following disciplines: Art Education Studio Art Digital Design The Department of Art provides a career guide to all art majors, which provides information regarding art scholarships, internships and art-related websites. Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. With an art degree, you can enjoy a career as an art teacher, illustrator, arts fundraiser, webpage designer, gallery owner/operator, director, greeting card artist, grants specialist, layout artist, printmaker, mural artist, scenic artist, textile designer, photographer, art critic/reporter, museum education coordinator, police/courtroom artist, artist-in-residence, sign painter, book/CD cover designer, arts council director, visual merchandiser, medical illustrator, corporate art consultant, art appraiser, community arts center coordinator, art therapist, picture framer, art librarian, historical preservation coordinator, greeting card artist or cartoonist. All graduating Studio Art and Digital Design majors must complete a Senior Project, install a Senior Project Exhibition, and successfully pass a Senior Exit Examination. Art Education majors must complete a Professional Clinical Practice Exhibition in addition to successfully passing all exams required by the School of Education. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate and organize these activities. Students must work closely with the Art faculty so that these events can proceed according to schedule. [-]