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Bachelor in Interior Design

University of Central Missouri
Campus September 2017 USA Warrensburg

As a student in UCM's Interior Design program, you will study aesthetic and technical experiences in order to solve problems related to the function of interior environments and to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the public. [+]

Best Part time Bachelors in Visual Design 2017. As a student in UCM's Interior Design program, you will study aesthetic and technical experiences in order to solve problems related to the function of interior environments and to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the public. Why Choose Interior Design at UCM? The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The UCM Interior Design B.F.A. degree has achieved national accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. You will have 24-hour access to a computer lab where computers are stocked with professional software. The Department of Art and Design awards incoming student portfolio scholarships to freshman and new transfer students. What will I study? Through a series of projects, the Interior Design program will help you sharpen your visual, oral and written skills. Courses include: Art Theory and Criticism Construction Documentation for Interior Design Interior Design Environmental Systems Interior Detailing and Furniture Design What can I do with a degree in Interior Design? Architect Drafter Art Director Civil Drafter Computer-Aided Design Technician Cost Estimator How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. In Interior Design, students have an opportunity to be involved in: The UCM Interior Design Student Association [-]

Bachelor in Interior Design

Ajman University
Campus September 2017 United Arab Emirates Ajman

The program is designed to develop and enhance students’ artistic abilities, knowledge and skills to be able to design, supervise, and implement interior design projects. [+]

Overview The program is designed to develop and enhance students’ artistic abilities, knowledge and skills to be able to design, supervise, and implement interior design projects. Program Educational Objectives The Interior Design program aims to produce graduates who have: A foundation in basic skills and the ability to apply those skills in their design process and presentation skills and abilities required for data collection, analysis, design and evaluation of interior design projects including technical details The ability to utilize up-to-date technology in the field of interior design, for example computer-aided design and other software applications, and working drawings and presentations The ability to work as an efficient team member in multi-professional groups The ability to recognize environmental factors and cultural, traditional and heritage aspects ability of critical thinking and life-long learning gained basic information about interior environment, with the application of lighting, acoustics and human factors. Career Opportunities As a creative, imaginative and artistic professional, the interior designer can expect to be working with clients, design and architectural firms or other professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, functional and attractive, and also meet the needs of the people who will use the space. To succeed, hard work prevails. Excellence will the result of being energetic, technically proficient, visionary and dedicated to the profession. Curriculum 200 101 Introduction to Design 200 102 Perspective, Shades & Shadow 270 234 CAAD I 270 335 CAAD II 290 103 Freehand Drawing I 290 104 Freehand Drawing II 290 105 Color in Interior Design 290 111 Interior Design I 290 211 Workshop 290 212 Interior Design II 290 213 Interior Design III 290 214 HISTORY of Interior Design I 290 215 History of Interior Design II 290 216 Interior Construction I 290 217 Furniture Design 290 222 Lighting & Acoustics for Interior Design 290 257 Psychology of Design 290 314 Interior Design IV 290 315 Interior Design V 290 316 Textile & Accessories 290 317 Interior Construction II 290480 Islamic interiors 290 484 Selected Topics in Interior Design 290 318 Interiors in THE UAE 290 319 Working Drawings I 290 321 Interior Landscape 290 323 Practice in Interior Design 290 420 Working Drawings II 298490 Graduation Project I 298495 Graduation Project II 290 481 Interior Photography 290 482 Advanced CAAD Application 290 483 Theory of Interior Design 290 326 Selected Topics in Furniture Design 290 320 Interior Design Practical Training 290 485 Sustainability for Interior Design 290484 Selected topics in interior design Graduation Requirements The Bachelor in Interior Design will be awarded upon the fulfillment of the following: Successful completion of all courses in the program curriculum (130 Credit Hours) Successful completion of four Credit Hours of Engineering Training A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 Admission Requirements Admission to the Interior Design program requires a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or its equivalent, with a minimum acceptable grade of 60 percent. For more information please refer to the university admissions policy. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication

Northern Arizona University
Campus 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

The <strong>Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Commuication</strong> is designed to produce graduates who are skilled in using art, design and technology to creatively communicate ideas and transform messages into visual communication. [+]

Best Part time Bachelors in Visual Design 2017. Available Emphasis Areas: Motion Design - Emphasis Graphic Design - Emphasis The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Commuication is designed to produce graduates who are skilled in using art, design and technology to creatively communicate ideas and transform messages into visual communication. Through the rigorous coursework, students will develop skills in using aesthetic and conceptual judgment, color, type, symbols, digital images, multi-media, interactivity, motion graphics, photography, and project management to produce messages that clearly inform, effectively communicate brand experience, and persuade viewers. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication? Do you like to solve problems, sketch, and create? Do you have an eye for detail? If images and visual technology delight and inspire you, then careers in the expanding universe of media are calling. The Visual Communication program can teach you to think critically and convey ideas with precision and impact. You will sharpen your creative thinking and analytical skills in the School of Communication's core studies while you boost your tech-savvy in cutting-edge laboratory and studio courses. Learn to use color, form, type, and symbols to craft powerful messages. You'll develop your personal voice while seeking a universal message in your work. By harnessing aesthetic judgment with project management skills, you'll learn to persuade viewers and forcefully communicate your client's message. Our alumni have started successful independent design practices and work for some of the country's leading firms, including Body Glove, Yahoo! Games, Teva, and Nike. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Advertising design Graphic design Illustration Experience / Interface design Interaction design Corporate media design Print production design With further education, one of these paths is possible: Museum curator Art director Design manager Mobile designer Motion graphics designer Academic professional Content developer Web producer University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

Bachelor - Game Design & Development

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The international Game Design & Development Major (GDD) revolves around game design, game development and how games are implemented to reach a specific purpose. You will work on game concepts, 2D and 3D artwork, game development and game evaluation, adjusted in line with current developments in the curriculum. While working in a team, you learn how you can turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development of the product. There is extra emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, you will work on developing specific professional skills needed as a game designer, game artist, game developer or game evaluator. [+]

Game Design & Development: www.hanzegroningen.eu/gdd Games can be seen all around us, from popular mainstream games on consoles and PCs, to mobile and tablet-based games that are played for entertainment. Moreover, they are increasingly used as learning tools, in the form of so-called serious games. You may like playing games, but you’re particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work: its looks, its mechanics, and its internal technical system. This four year international major in Game Design & Development prepares you for an international career in the field of game design and development. Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, creating 2D and 3D artwork, as well as developing the code for gameplay. After completing this programme, you will be able to work in the international game industry as a game designer, game artist, or game developer. Programme overview Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, creating 2D and 3D artwork, as well as developing the code for gameplay. Every student receives basic training in these elements throughout the first year, while specialising in one of them during the rest of the programme. While working in a team, you learn how to turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development cycle. With an emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication, and entrepreneurship, it is both a generalist and a specialist training programme for the creative industry. During the Hanze UAS Open Days, a presentation was given about Game Design & Development. First year In the first year of Game Design & Development, you will develop your portfolio by working on an entertainment game and an educational game. Throughout these design and development projects, you will learn the basics of game design, game art, and game development. Moreover, you will learn how to combine research and intercultural cooperation with succesful project proposals and productions. Graduation period You will complete the programme once you have done a graduation assignment, in which you will address a complex case and design a game based solution by using design research in combination with gathered skills and knowledge. By the end of your programme, you will have professional experience, a great set of personal skills, a diploma as well as a great portfolio, hence all the requirements to enter the games industry with. Career prospects After completing this programme, you will be able to work in the international game industry as a game designer, game artist, or game developer. Alternatively, you will also be able to work as a multimedia designer or multimedia developer in the creative industry. [-]

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

University of Bridgeport
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Bachelors in Visual Design 2017. 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 of Design specialising in Graphic Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town Durban Midrand Pretoria + 2 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 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 in Multimedia and Visual Communication

RIT Kosovo™
Campus 2 - 4 years September 2017 Kosovo Prishtina

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. [+]

Best Part time Bachelors in Visual Design 2017. 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. Required courses: TCOM – 270 Effective Web Design 1 TCOM – 271 Effective Web Design 2 Electives: ISTE – 140 Web I ISTE – 141 Web II ISTE – 260 Designing the User Experience* TCOM – 380 Design for Print and Web TCOM – 383 Designing Vector Graphics TCOM – 365 Video Productions *These courses have prerequisites or co-requisites as noted in parentheses. [-]

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Western Sydney University
Campus Part time 4 years January 2017 Australia Sydney

The Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge to communicate ideas and information across a wide range of visual media. [+]

The Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge to communicate ideas and information across a wide range of visual media. With an emphasis on studio-based practice, you will study areas such as image design, typography, layout design, branding, design history, research methods, and web-based design. From year two, there are opportunities to engage with live community or industry projects, and you will choose two practical specialisations from the following pairs: motion design and data visualisation; game and app design; illustration; and photography. You may also choose electives from outside of design such as advertising and media production. Throughout the program you will engage with individual and team-based projects, develop your conceptual thinking skills, use a variety of traditional and emerging technologies, and expand your creative practice. In year four you will take a position in our award-winning teaching design studio where you will gain experience in a professional learning environment, preparing you for work in an exciting and evolving industry. Students may exit with 1624 Bachelor of Design Studies after successful completion of the first three years of the program. Details The rapid changes brought about by globalisation and new developments in information and media technology are reshaping visual communication design, and raising exciting challenges and opportunities for those playing a creative role in this design area. The Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree gives you fundamental skills and knowledge in the exciting and constantly changing area of visual communication. Underpinned by a foundation of graphic design, the program is delivered through a mix of creative and professional design approaches. Through a series of practice-based and theoretical units you will develop a range of creative, intellectual and technical skills and an understanding of the historical and cultural influences that continue to develop and inform the wide-reaching discipline of visual communication. Throughout the course of the program you will engage with both individual and team-based projects, develop your conceptual thinking skills gain experience and understanding of studio practice, and use an extensive range of digital technologies. There are also opportunities to engage with live community and industry projects. The core units you may study in this degree include Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles, Image Design, Design Histories & Futures, Graphic Design: Process & Practice, Visual Storytelling, Web & Time Based Design, Graphic Design: Interactive Digital Media, Researching the Visual, Graphic Design: The Professional Context, Australian Design, Social Design: Research & Practice, Contextual Design Studies, Graphic Design: Developing a Personal Portfolio, Design Research Project, Major Design Project, Professional Design Experience: The Studio, and Professional Design Experience: The Individual Practitioner. You will also take two specialisation unit pairings that include those from Illustration, Photomedia, Interactive Design (Games & Apps) and Graphic Design (Data Visualisation & Motion Design). Practical Experience Throughout your degree you will engage with design briefs that enable you to develop an understanding of professional practice and how your developing areas of interest sit within the contemporary visual communication landscape. In fourth-year, the professional program is linked to an in-house design studio where you will gain experience in a professional environment. You will also develop a major design project and industry-standard portfolio in your chosen design specialisation. An elective internship unit* is available to level three and four students and provides an opportunity to experience a work placement in a design company. A Career in Visual Communication As a Visual Communication graduate, you'll enjoy a broad and exciting range of career options. You may work as a: graphic designer photographer illustrator art director games designer information designer interactive designer web designer design educator The scope and market potential for a specialist visual communication designer is expanding rapidly as new areas of digital and traditional media converge and emerge. If you are interested in becoming a secondary teacher you can study the Bachelor of Design Studies (three-year exit point), followed by our secondary teacher education course. [-]

Bachelor in Design Arts

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Green Bay

The <strong>Design Arts major</strong> is geared towards students who are interested in Graphic Design, Environmental Design and the broadening field of Visual Communications. The program provides a formal education in design with an emphasis on promoting the development of problem solving and design skills that are practical, portable and enduring in rapidly changing, technologically driven, creative fields. [+]

Best Part time Bachelors in Visual Design 2017. The Design Arts major is geared towards students who are interested in Graphic Design, Environmental Design and the broadening field of Visual Communications. The program provides a formal education in design with an emphasis on promoting the development of problem solving and design skills that are practical, portable and enduring in rapidly changing, technologically driven, creative fields. The Design Arts major consists of Studio Art, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Communications and English Composition courses. The breadth of the curriculum reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the program and is structured to promote intellectual and esthetic understanding of visual communications, environmental design and promote the development of problem solving skills. Students enrolled in upper-level courses will learn how to apply design principles to a variety of media including graphic design for print and publishing and web design. Studio courses integrate technology use and skills development in a problem-based learning environment. Students learn to use standard professional design software as tools of the design process. The environmental design studios develop design skills through the exploration of human scale problems. The studio courses have typically been centered on a variety of real-world projects that have included the design of business and living spaces, the redesign of industrial river frontage into green space and urban renewal projects to name a few. The studio projects typically have actual clients, with students responding to important community issues that require creativity based in design and problem solving methodologies. The ultimate goal of the program is to equip students with the knowledge, problem-solving ability and design skills that will enable them to make significant contributions as design professionals. [-]

Bachelor of Design (Communication)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin

Want to learn how to present concepts and information creatively and effectively? Keen to gain the skills to craft ideas and tell stories through image, text, sound, moving image and interactive media? [+]

Want to learn how to present concepts and information creatively and effectively? Keen to gain the skills to craft ideas and tell stories through image, text, sound, moving image and interactive media? Communication Design encompasses a wide range of media and processes and in a rapidly expanding global media environment a design qualification will open the doors to an endless array of opportunities. Work in a broad range of creative areas and for a variety of companies, use your vision to challenge the status quo and communicate original and exciting ideas to others. With your passion for design, you could consider a career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Character Designer, Art Director, Design Project Manager, Design Researcher, Film-Maker, Web Designer or Animator, to name but a few. Study at one of New Zealand's most innovative and progressive communication and graphic design schools and learn about key areas of Communication Design including storytelling, graphic design, photography, branding and advertising, moving image, illustration, web design, interactive media and interaction design. Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the design process, both individually and in groups, while gaining valuable practical experience with a variety of hands-on and community-based projects. Gain over 100 weeks in a design studio environment and benefit from the individual guidance and support offered by highly skilled tutors in our boutique Design School environment. International fee: $22,550 (first year) Awards and Collaborations Otago Polytechnic's School of Design is frequently invited to collaborate on projects with industry. Students have the opportunity to gain practice in real industry settings and network with potential employers. In 2016, Bachelor of Design (Product) student, Jeremy Metherell, designed a hammock in his final year. After 12 prototypes, Jeremy perfected the design – his hammock is now being manufactured and sold by Cactus Outdoor equipment company. Otago Polytechnic students and graduates are often mentioned in the press for winning national and international awards and competitions. Bachelor of Design (Product) graduate, Adam Gorrie, combined his love of mountain biking with product design to create a car-mounted bike-rack / maintenance stand.  He gained distinction for his degree, and won Gold in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards. Design Communications students Charlotte Boyce, Gabrielle Devereux and Craig Quested won Silver in the Student Graphics section of the Best Design Awards for their ‘International Food Conference Newspaper’.  George Chalmers, also a Design Communications student, won Silver for his “Sugar Coated” newspaper in the same category.  While lecturer, Matt Galloway, won Silver for his “Blue Oyster Poster Series” in the Design Craft Category of the awards. 2016 was also a successful year for our Design Fashion students.  Ivy Jackson-May was chosen for the inaugural paid internship at WORLD fashion brand. Fashion graduate, Anna Ross has seen great success with her skincare and nail polish line, Kester Black.  She was named the 2016 Young Australian Businesswoman of the Year. Skills required Creativity and vision. The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality. Practical ability and good communication skills. An interest in people and the world around you. An enjoyment of working with others. Entry Requirements NCEA Level 3 Three subjects - at  Level 3 or above , made up of: 14 credits each, in three approved subjects,  and Literacy - 10 credits at  Level 2 or above , made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing,  and Numeracy - 10 credits at  Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects  OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627-  all  three required). If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants with work and life experience are encouraged to apply. You must submit a portfolio and may have to undertake an interview. International students  will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening.   Portfolio note Your portfolio should: Be a comprehensive review of your current design achievements, potential and commitment. We are looking for evidence that you are able to be original, versatile and enterprising and that you are committed to creative study in your chosen design field. Within the portfolio: Your portfolio should include work that you feel best represents your creativity and demonstrates your knowledge of and passion for your chosen field of study. It may contain photographs, small original works, sketches, and whatever you feel is visually informative about you and your abilities as a potential fashion/communication/interiors/product designer. Please include process work for some pieces (2-3 approximately). This could include drawings, sources of inspiration, comments etc which demonstrate the development of an idea, i.e. that you are able to develop and research an idea through to a finished design. e.g. painting, graphic work, garment, photograph, a creative textile work or 3-dimensional design, appropriate to your chosen field of study. For secondary school students this work can be anything completed over the last year and may be work that you are developing for NCEA Level 3 portfolios. We do not require finished NCEA boards but you may wish to include development work for these. We would like to see work that has been done as part of class or group projects, but also work which has been self-initiated, and demonstrates interest in your chosen field of study. Portfolio format The portfolio should be in a format appropriate to the work you are showing, i.e. digital (CD) or physical. As a guide, we expect at least 10 X A4 or A3 sheets – a clear binder is a good way to protect your work unless, of course, your portfolio is on CD or being sent by email. If you wish to include garments/samples in your portfolio, please consider providing photographs of your work instead. We have limited storage space and do not wish to risk damage to your work. Please note there is a file size limit of 15MB for the portfolio if you are applying online. Cover letter Explain why you have chosen to apply for the selected programme. This letter should communicate your interest in the discipline and discuss what steps you have already taken to increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme. Please include Curriculum Vitae and your career goals in this letter and any other relevant information. Delivery of your portfolio Please courier or hand-deliver your portfolio to the address below (enclosing a self-addressed, postage-paid courier package in order for your work to be returned after consideration): Customer Services Otago Polytechnic F Block, Forth Street Dunedin 9016 Attn: Student Administrator for Design We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Applications are preferred by 30 November (late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme). Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae. You must also include a short letter, explaining your motivations and why you think you would be a good candidate for this degree. Selection procedure Selected applicants may be asked to attend an interview, where they will be invited to discuss their portfolio. Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Provisional Entry: A school leaver or an adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria may be given provisional entry to year 1 at the discretion of the Head of School. Those who successfully complete and pass year 1 will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The interview panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the course, along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants will be selected on merit using professional judgement on the basis of their portfolio of work, evidence of creativity and ability to take a concept through to a model stage and demonstration of the ability to undertake design study at degree level. Successful applicants are all informed before the end of the year and are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Additional costs A list of equipment, textbooks and resources which must be purchased for this programme are available from the School of Design. Further study options Advance your design skills with our graduate or postgraduate qualifications in Design or Art, or expand your career prospects with a graduate teacher training programme. Programme specific risks Prior to enrolment, you are advised of the programme specific risks in workshops and CAD rooms. This information is provided by way of discussion at interview and written notification with acceptance and you will be required to undertake training before independent use of many types of equipment in workshops and studios. Risks include wood, metal, plastics, textiles, painting plant and equipment. Studying at the school of design Offering small class sizes in immersive studio environments, the School of Design provides you with numerous opportunities to develop and showcase your creative talent. You will be frequently involved in professional presentations, talks, exhibitions, and events, with the year culminating in the 'Excite' exhibition, a highlight on the OP calendar. The School of Design also enjoys strong and frequent links to the local, national and international design community. You will benefit from ongoing networks and opportunities through these associations which will allow you to form contacts within the industry, while at the same time earning credits towards your degree. No matter what your discipline, we offer you the chance to work with 'real' clients, creating design-based solutions and services. Workspace workSpace is a dedicated resource to deliver practical research that solves real world problems. Our staff and student researchers cover diverse disciplines including art, design, information technology and engineering. This represents a new focus for workSpace, with the emphasis on education. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Arts & Design

Groupe ESC Troyes in Champagne
Campus 3 years September 2017 France Troyes

The bachelor program offers several internships and pedagogical projects with companies for general design careers through three options: Communication Design, Product Design, or Space Design. [+]

Best Part time Bachelors in Visual Design 2017. Groupe ESC Troyes School of Design trains students for design careers. The bachelor program offers several internships and pedagogical projects with companies for general design careers through three options: Communication Design, Product Design, or Space Design. Accessible after a high school diploma, the School of Design provides three-year training in creative and design careers. The training is based on simple, solid principles of creative openness and the mastery of technical tools connected with the business world. Teaching is based on the acquisition of essential basics and new materials in design in order to develop students’ creativity and its concrete application. This Bachelor requires a sufficient grounding in French and in English. 3 YEARS TO DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL Year 1 Year 1 is dedicated to waken curiosity and develop imagination; Students conclude their first year with a 1-month internship. Courses examples: Design Culture, Fundamentals Tools of Design, Economic Culture, Individual and team projects, History of Art and Architecture, History of Applied Arts, Semiology, Expressive design, Drawing live models, Designing space, Calligraphy, Typography, Theory of color, Page layout, Visual Identity, Volume, General Economics, Business Economics, Basics in Marketing, Marketing Design, I.T. Environment, Word processing, Photoshop©, Illustrator©, Acrobat©, In Design©, … Year 2 Year 2 is based on acquiring deeper professional knowledge in design and choosing a major between : Communication Design, Product Design and Space Design. Students are entitled to experience professional internship in France or abroad (5 months minimum - between the end of year 2 and the beginning of year 3). Year 3 The last year of the Bachelor aims at reinforcing skills and prepares students for either professional life or continuing at Master’s level in Global Design. Note: Students applying directly into year 3 have a specific curriculum. [-]

Bachelor in Audiovisual Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Audiovisual media play a major role in information provision, education and entertainment. In our department you will learn to develop images and sound. You will learn about sound and camera techniques, software techniques, production methods and concept development. [+]

Audiovisual media play a major role in information provision, education and entertainment. In our department you will learn to develop images and sound. You will learn about sound and camera techniques, software techniques, production methods and concept development. These elements will bring you to the heart of the AV profession – to tell a story through narrative film. You learn, together with a crew, to develop a production. In this work, it is not only the operational side that is important, but especially the artistic content. You analyse assignments and develop original concepts for them. You will develop into an author with a personal vision of reality. Our tutors have backgrounds in both theory and professional practice. They are researchers, script-editors, AV designers, motion graphic designers, interactive designers, autonomous artists, editors, camera and sound people. We expect from you some basic knowledge on how to use imagery and of the audiovisual profession. You also have the drive to tell stories. Experimentation and risk taking are essential, and mistakes are permitted. You learn to reflect on your own work and the work of your fellow students. You will work on assignments given by clients and on assignments that you generate yourself from your own fascinations. You will explore your own imagery, and learn to work in a team. You will learn to pitch your ideas and to communicate with clients, crew and the audience. Ultimately, you will work on an end product that will be shown to audiences. In the first six terms, you will learn to develop audiovisual productions. You will make one-minute productions for release on the internet or on TV, shorts for cinemas, audiovisual installations for VJs or for projection onto buildings, internet virals or autonomous audiovisual productions, images for a video wall or a first person documentary. Halfway through your second year you will go deeper into the knowledge and storytelling techniques from the first six terms. In the third year, you will do an internship and in the last year you will do a minor in one of the three Practices: Autonomous, Social or Commercial. After graduating, you can work as an all-round audiovisual designer, an interactive audiovisual producer, director or motion graphics designer. Creating Pioneers Our successful Audiovisual Design alumni include: Willem Baptist (winner Golden Gate Award); Roeland de Bruïne (known for the TV format ‘Truman’); Michel van den Burg (listed in the HOT100); Jeroen Houben (known for the videos ‘Sef’ and ‘Yellow Claw’ and the short film ‘Sorry’); Jurjen Versteeg (Vimeo Award winner and From Form founder and partner); and Bero Beyer (known for ‘Paradise Now’). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor Of Arts And Design, Cartoon Concentration

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

This program allows and encourages openness to the visual world by interaction between the mastery of formal language and its application in the different modes of expression in the visual arts, graphic design or comics. [+]

Best Part time Bachelors in Visual Design 2017. The comic is an art both literary and graphic. Composed of a succession of pictures with text, it helps to tell a story real or imagined. To make a cartoon, the artist must establish the synopsis, specify the cutting action, write dialogues, create the characters and the environment in which they operate. He must also choose viewpoints, framing and layout of thumbnails, perform a first draft of the design, conduct inking, the color development and ultimately transcribe the dialogues and comments. Once published, the comic can be presented in various formats (eg. Headband, board, book, album). OBJECTIVES This program allows and encourages openness to the visual world by interaction between the mastery of formal language and its application in the different modes of expression in the visual arts, graphic design or comics. In addition, it facilitates, stimulates and encourages the student to the student or the discovery of modes of personal expression and promotes development in a gradual process of integration in different disciplines.Il also provides a structure which provides knowledge offers possibilities of experimentation and allows to walk in the creative process, from conceptualization and communication. Finally, it proposes an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the visual arts, graphic design and comics, either: theoretical training aimed independence of thought, aesthetic knowledge and critical articulation; practical training that covers the application of formal language and mastery of expression through different mediums; and synthesis training aimed professional autonomy, the ability to establish a practical and an ability to function within established structures. [-]

BDes (Hons) Graphic Design

Edinburgh Napier University
Campus 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Join award-winning students and gain practical work experience to shape the world around you on our accredited and industry recognised graphic design course. [+]

Join award-winning students and gain practical work experience to shape the world around you on our accredited and industry recognised graphic design course. Course introduction This course offers a broad design education, drawing on a rich theoretical and practical history and is forward thinking in the way visual language is applied to a wide spectrum of design disciplines in professional practice. As a graphic designer, you'll help shape the world around you. More and more, designers are working in diverse industries to create our visual environment, from branding and packaging to book covers, clothing and signage. You'll have the opportunity to apply your learning on an optional work placement, which may be undertaken overseas at one of our linked European universities. We also have a placement scheme with StudioLR. What you'll learn This course emphasises the importance of ideas and originality of content as key elements and the fundamental cornerstone of the graphic design process. It encourages creativity, integrity, social and ethical responsibility and a sense of challenge in the work undertaken. Sharing its first year with the Product Design and Interior Architecture courses, this course will expose you to design in its broadest sense, including media, motion and spatial applications, and you'll study and create work that transcends the 2D format. Previous students have won a number of design awards, receiving 11 commendations and one category winner at the Roses Creativity Awards in 2014. This recognition culminated in one of our student winning a Yellow Pencil at the prestigious D&AD student awards, the design industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. You’ll gain the skills you need to successfully operate as a professional graphic designer. You'll work on conceptual thinking, design sketching techniques, illustration and the use of digital media. In addition, you'll learn verbal and visual communication techniques, effective client liaison, team working skills and business and marketing principles. This is a full-time course studied over four years and is accredited by Creative Skillset. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. Entry requirements Minimum year 1 SQA Higher BBBB including English or another literary subject*, plus one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication. A Level BBC including English or another literary subject*, plus one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication. Irish Leaving Certificate Pre 2017: B1, B1, B3, B3 at HL including English or another literary subject*, plus one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication. 2017 onwards: H2, H2, H3, H3 at HL including English or another literary subject*, plus on of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication. BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3 Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. BTEC (QCF) Diploma Minimum grades D*D* (Distinction*, Distinction*) in a related subject. International Baccalaureate 28 points overall with 6,5,4 in HL subjects including English or another literary subject*, plus one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication. Minimum year 2 SQA Advanced Higher BBC to include English or another literary subject*, plus one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication. A Level AAB to include English or another literary subject*, plus one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication. HNC Pass in a relevant subject, with B in the graded unit. Typical year 3 HND Pass in a relevant subject with B in Graded Unit. *Literary subjects accepted are: Modern Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS, Theology, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Geography, Latin and Classics. Other entry requirements As part of the selection process suitably qualified applicants will normally be invited to submit a portfolio/attend an interview. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. Admissions policies We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. Tuition fees Students from 2016/17 2017/18 Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820 England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000 Overseas £13,740 £13,900 [-]

BACHELOR VISUAL EFFECTS

LISAA Paris
Campus 3 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris

This course prepares students to become experts in special effects design: cinematographic shows, computer animated characters and digital sets are some examples of the use of special effects. [+]

Best Part time Bachelors in Visual Design 2017. This course prepares students to become experts in special effects design: cinematographic shows, computer animated characters and digital sets are some examples of the use of special effects. With expert equipment at the forefront of digital technology, and ateaching staff made up of professionals in the sector, LISAA is ranked as thesecond private school in Paris by professionals in the field of animation (L’Etudiant, 2015). Many graduates findwork in the top special effects studios in France and abroad. STATE-REGISTERED QUALIFICATION The Special Effects course takes place over three years or two years following a foundation year in art and design. The qualification in Digital Design and Development – 3-D Animation option is listed on level 2 (France), 6 (EU), NSF 323m of the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP), decree published 12/08/2013 in the official journal of 27th August 2013. Students can join in at the beginning of every year (1st, 2nd or 3rd year). Advantages of the Course Courses led by industry professionals Work placements at partner companies, constituting a significant career accelerator Classes centred around real projects in order to gain technical knowledge Individual student follow-up for the creation of their portfolio,work placement report and professional project Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary relationship of different areas of expertise Careers The qualification in Digital Design and Development – Special Effects option prepares students for careers in videography (compositing, music videos, advertising) and special effects. 2-D/3-D Layout Artist 2-D FX Artist 3D Animator Background designer Character Designer / Artist Compositing artist Concept artist Lighting / Rendering artist Matte painter Compositing operator / editor Rigger Visual effects director Shader artist Motion capture technician Tracking / Match Move Artist VFX artist Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her motivation and the potential of his or her academic profile to suit the specificities of a profession in animation and VFX. Students can join in at the beginning of every year (1st, 2nd or 3rd year). [-]