Bachelor's Degree in Digital Design in North America

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A bachelor’s degree is a post-secondary degree awarded after completed 120 credits. It usually takes eight semesters to complete a Bachelor’s degree. While completing an undergraduate course, candidates have to study general courses and chose a major specific subject. A Bachelor’s degree can also be called a baccalaureate in certain countries.

Digital design professionals make use of programs, algorithms and data as well as traditional design skills to tool tailored objects and processes for a wide variety of applications. The corporate sector, educational institutions, governmental bodies and charity organizations call upon their talents to visualize and create unique products and concepts.

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Bachelor of Applied Design in Graphic Design

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design degree program focuses on the increasingly vital relationship between design and sustainable principles. As environmental demands escalate and take centre focus in educational and political discourse, there is a growing need for designers who can provide solutions while creating sustainable, eco-conscious designs. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design in North America 2017. The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design degree program focuses on the increasingly vital relationship between design and sustainable principles. As environmental demands escalate and take centre focus in educational and political discourse, there is a growing need for designers who can provide solutions while creating sustainable, eco-conscious designs. This academic program aims to produce designers who combine technical aptitude, critical thinking skills and ethical awareness. Program graduates will possess knowledge of design and sustainable fundamentals, as well as an understanding of core values, emerging trends and discipline challenges. They will demonstrate professional excellence in the application of environmentally conscious principles to any design project or milieu. Program objectives Our specific objectives are to provide students the following: Competencies in a program emphasizing strong theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for graduates to seek entry-level employment; A hands-on, learning-centred educational environment that supports and enhances students’ professional and academic development as designers; Targeted preparation and training for entry-level employment opportunities within the design field; Access to appropriately credentialed faculty with extensive industry experience. Course List Drawing Fundamentals of Design Colour Theory Digital Imaging Fundamentals of Sustainable Design Graphic Stylization and Symbols Concept Development Digital Illustration Typography Advanced Typography Digital Imaging II Electronic Design Principles of Sustainable Design Sustainable Design Standards Green Campaign Production Procedures Corporate Identity Experimental Typography Design and Technology Advertising Sustainable Design Leadership Art Direction Conceptual Illustration Foundations of Electronic Production Copywriting for Electronic Media Digital Photography... [-]

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... [-]

Bachelor of Graphic Design

Lane Community College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Eugene

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

Bachelors in Digital Design in North America 2017. If you like to work with computers to solve visual and spatial problems and create exciting designs for publication in print or on the web, a career in graphic design can be yours. When you complete our two-year program you will have the foundational skills to join our other graduates in exciting fields like advertising, graphic design, publications, commercial printing and the internet. You will learn new technology, strong communication and organizational skills and will round out your design study with Cooperative Education internships that provide training in the field and often lead to new and fulfilling job opportunities. Do you spend hours in front of your computer and can't wait to get your hands on the latest design software... Why not turn your hobby into a career? The Lane Graphic Design program will teach you the skills to design your destiny. About the Graphic Design Program Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated. Graphic Design can refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines which focus on visual communication and presentation. Various methods are used to create and combine symbols, images and/or words to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. Common uses of graphic design include magazines, advertisements, product packaging and web design. With Lane's Graphic Design program, you get a solid grounding in graphic design fundamentals and print work, but you also... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Game Design

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design prepares graduates to be modern game designers, capable of working in large teams, communicating and collaborating with other designers, artists, and engineers, and [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design prepares graduates to be modern game designers, capable of working in large teams, communicating and collaborating with other designers, artists, and engineers, and able to create an experience that is greater than the sum of its parts. The field of digital entertainment has moved from an era where designers were self-taught and learned on the job, to one where even entry-level designers are expected to be well-trained with proven design skills, along with an understanding of technology, art, audio, narrative, and psychology. Designing digital entertainment is ultimately about breathing life into every aspect of what would otherwise be lifeless code and static pixels on a screen. Designers must continually place themselves in the heads and hearts of their players, shaping every action, every response, the ebb-and-flow of the game's intensity, and then skillfully blend the mechanical, spatial, narrative, visual, and aural aspects of the entire experience. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Students applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Game Design program must be well-rounded and passionate about game design (both digital and non-digital), including level design, system design, and behavior design. This program is ideal for students with a strong foundation in writing, art, music, history, and psychology, but candidates will also find it useful to complete mathematics courses through pre-calculus prior to attending DigiPen. TOPICS COVERED Students in the BA in Game Design program will focus on the following subjects: - Game design and development, including game history, game analysis, game mechanics, game dynamics,... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design in North America 2017. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current tools and software, the BFA program emphasizes the development of foundational skills that remain relevant and useful regardless of the technology or medium. Students who successfully complete this program will have the skills to produce powerful, affecting imagery in a professional studio environment. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation program must have a strong foundation in drawing and art concepts and be open to constructive feedback on their work. Candidates must provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork and should have experience with drawing and other fine arts disciplines such as painting and sculpture. TOPICS COVERED Students who successfully compete the BFA program will possess the following: - Extensive production experience in both 2D and 3D animation, as well as an area of greater focus that enables students to target a specific sector of the industry according to their interests and abilities. - Excellent drawing skills, including an understanding of how to maintain and continually enhance their craft throughout their career. - Strong storytelling abilities, including visual storytelling, literary traditions, story through dialog, story through acting, and cinematic conventions. - Familiarity with modern studio processes, including the ability to use current tools and software, as well... [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Colby-Sawyer College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New London

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

Bachelors in Digital Design in North America 2017. Bachelor in Graphic Design Speak in Hues, Contours, Illustrations and Images Cultivate your creative passion, your desire to move people and your interest in visual communication with a degree in graphic design. Visually communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate by learning how to conceptualize, research, write, edit, critique, collaborate and ask questions. Select our B.A. program for comprehensive design knowledge with the flexibility to explore professions outside the field or choose the B.F.A. program if you intend to pursue a career as a graphic designer. The minor in graphic design can be combined with any program of study to add a rich understanding of design concepts and practices. Design a Successful Future The graphic design curriculum at Colby-Sawyer mixes the creative process, practice and theory with professional preparation. Opportunities to learn alongside talented faculty and guest designers, a required internship, and exhibition experience in our campus gallery enhance your learning while you develop a dynamic resume and portfolio. Visits to design studios, print production sites, major galleries and museums get you up close to the design process, while guest lectures and exhibitions bring renowned, emerging and cutting-edge national and international designers and artists right to you. Partnerships with on- and off-campus clients provide opportunities to impress prospective employers with your growing collection of logos and other visual branding designs. Your Capstone project, a culmination of your design work at Colby-Sawyer, serves as your professional portfolio when you graduate. A minor in... [-]

Bachelor in Interactive Digital Studies

University Of Northern Iowa
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. [+]

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. Most significantly, the program is a central meeting place for enabling collaboration among the many digitally oriented classes and professors at UNI. The Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) major is interdisciplinary in nature and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies. The Interactive Digital Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. The Interactive Digital Studies major does not limit the double-counting of credit hours from the Liberal Arts Core. However, no double counting of credit hours is allowed between the different emphases of the Interactive Digital Studies major. Students who are taking Interactive Digital Studies as a second major must take course emphasis areas that do not significantly overlap with the coursework of the first degree program. According to university requirements, students in a second major program must earn "not less than 32 hours of credit beyond the hours required for the degree the student chooses to declare as the first degree." Similarly, for students taking Interactive Digital Studies as a minor, we recommend that the course emphasis area for the minor does not significantly overlap with the coursework of the major... [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Graphic Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 New Zealand Auckland Australia Adelaide USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok + 8 more

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Graphic Design will teach you how to communicate using text, images, and form to make visual connections and craft ideas into meaningful interactions. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design in North America 2017. A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Graphic Design will teach you how to communicate using text, images, and form to make visual connections and craft ideas into meaningful interactions. By the end of your third year, you will have designed, constructed and documented a body of work in a portfolio that represents your perspective as an emerging professional designer. Careers & Industry Graphic Design teaches you how to communicate using text, image, and form to make visual connections and how to craft seeds of ideas and information into meaningful interactions. During your first year, you will be introduced to graphic design disciplines, historical influences and the theories, principles and processes of graphic design. Some of the topics covered include market research, typography and brand identity. By the end of your third year, you will have designed, constructed and documented a body of work that represents your perspective as an emerging professional designer. This work will be displayed as part of the third year student exhibition. The course is led by an accomplished team of international graphic design professionals with close connections to industry. Career pathways include: Creative director or Studio Manager Graphic Designer and Illustrator Web and mobile interface designer Brand specialist Freelancer Course Outline Year 1 An introduction to graphic design disciplines, historical influences and the theories, principles and processes of graphic design. Advanced ideation and creative problem-solving strategies are also covered. You are then immersed into a project-based environment... [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Interactive Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 New Zealand Auckland Australia Adelaide USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok + 8 more

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. [+]

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. As you move along the course, you’ll experiment with a variety of interactive and dynamic design theories and be immersed in fundamental digital design processes such as front-end web development, interactive programming, and content management systems. You'll also devise interactive design solutions in response to creative and technical briefs from industry. Careers & Industry Interactive Design will give you the fundamentals in both user-interface and user-experience design; two highly sought after specialist skills for Front-End Developers, Website Developers, and Mobile Application Designers. You'll develop the skills to learn concepts and processes relating to ideation, planning and prototyping of interactive design solutions, as well as the ability to prepare effective proposals and provide purposeful interactive experiences. A significant focus will be placed on project-based learning through the development of interactive design and technical solutions in response to creative and technical briefs. Career paths include: Web designer Front-end developer Mobile application developer User interface programmer Course Outline Year 1 You are introduced to the theories and principles of interactive design methodologies with a focus on goal-centric, platform-agnostic and user experience design. A significant focus will be placed on project-based learning through the development of interactive design and technical solutions in response to creative and technical briefs. Year 2 Through a combination lectures, group work and discussions you are introduced to interactive design from a historical viewpoint. You also develop... [-]

Bachelor Digital Media Major

Marist College - School of Communication and the arts
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Poughkeepsie

The BS in Digital Media is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore, in depth, the new exciting field of Digital Media under the guidance of recognized working artists, designers, and educators. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design in North America 2017. The BS in Digital Media is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore, in depth, the new exciting field of Digital Media under the guidance of recognized working artists, designers, and educators. It combines courses in digital media with a balanced curriculum of art studio, art history and liberal arts. The degree is flexible and can be tailored to students' interests. Students can choose to enhance their studies with courses in Communication, Information Technology, or professional internships. The Digital Media student will gain broad-based training in a wide range of new media using powerful software and equipment, as well as an understanding of Digital Media concepts, history and heritage in the traditional media. The Digital Media Studio houses two computer labs. All computers are iMacs with 27" monitors, 16 gigs of RAM, DVD-RW drives, and work station level video cards. Every computer is loaded with the latest versions of industry-standard software including the Adobe CC Master suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro), Autodesk Maya for 3D modeling and animation and Corel Painter for digital painting. Every computing station is also equipped with its own high quality Epson flatbed scanner for both transparency and reflective scanning and a Wacom digitizing tablet. In addition, there is a special scanning and printing area, with a dedicated 35mm film scanner and 11 x 17" flatbed scanner for oversize work. The networked printers include a color laser... [-]

Bachelor In Graphic Design And Multimedia Animation

LCI Monterrey
Campus Full time 3 years May 2018 Mexico Monterrey

The new graphic design focuses on the development of effective communication through the study and practice of design. LCI we focus on educating our students in creative ways [+]

9 tetramestres (3 years) SEP RVOE: AL-VI198 / 2010 The new graphic design focuses on the development of effective communication through the study and practice of design. LCI we focus on educating our students in creative design methods with technology to meet the social and commercial needs of the future. Our students work for design firms; starting their own businesses or continue their studies for additional titles. Our graphic design students fail to reach the second year, the ability to actively work in the real world, taking his time in the study 50% and 50% working actively applying their knowledge, thus achieving the third year professional work experience. Curriculum Typography Professional Photography Creativity and innovation Digital retouching Video Digital illustration Packaging Design 3D animation 2D animation Multimedia Sound editing and production Design company Web Applications Prérequis High school diploma or high school | School Sign (s) rentrée September | January | May [-]

Bachelor of Creative Technologies - Game Art

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) is New Zealand’s only degree specialising in game art. Over three years, you develop artistic style through a combination of traditional art, 3D animation and visual effects using industry-standard [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design in North America 2017. Create beautiful environments and characters and use these assets to develop immersive experiences to share with people in an industry that is bigger than the music and movie sectors put together. From 2D platformers to 3D brawlers, you'll be devising and creating your own interactive stories, digital illustrations, concept art and games that will be viewed by an international audience of game enthusiasts. Within the first sixteen weeks of your first year, you'll have created your very own 2D game and, by the time you've finished your degree, you'll have collaborated with other game artists and programmers alike to develop an industry-level game. Careers & Industry If you are serious about fast-tracking your way into this multi-million dollar global industry, you'll want to make a beeline to a dedicated course that mirrors the industry environment. You'll also want to get alongside lecturers with industry experience who can give you industry insights. Over three years, this course will help you develop your artistic style and technical skills through a combination of traditional art practices and using industry standard software. In the final year, you'll be collaborating with a group of artists and programmers on a major game project, just like in the real world. With this portfolio and experience in your back pocket, you'll have the necessary skills to enter the industry, either in a game studio or as an indie developer. Game Art career paths include: Game Artist Modeller Texture Artist Technical... [-]

Bachelor of Software Engineering - Game Programming

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) is the only degree of its kind in New Zealand and delivers a highly developed technical knowledge base and skill-set. Work across multiple game platforms including PlayStation using commercial grade [+]

When becoming a Game Programmer, you'll learn best while doing. You'll code, you'll craft and, in the end, you'll graduate with a gaming portfolio like no other. By the end of your third year at Media Design School, you'll have worked with other like-minded programmers and artists to develop an industry level game, giving you the perfect showreel to kick-start your professional career. Better yet, Media Design School is the only school in New Zealand who has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's PlayStation First Academic Development Programme, giving our students the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation platform. Careers & Industry To be a game developer you'll need both the experience and practical skills to be able to work across multiple game platforms and the ability to collaborate in a group that simulates the industry environment. In this course, you'll be learning C++ along with other coding languages that will help you succeed in the games industry. In your third year, you'll experience an end-of-year project which will be the closest experience you'll get to an industry environment at any tertiary provider in New Zealand. You'll be collaborating in a group with fellow programmers and artists to create a commercially viable game, which you can include in your portfolio and show-reel by the time you go on to work as a professional. You'll also have the opportunity to work with the PlayStation game platform. Media Design School has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to become the... [-]

Bachelor of Art & Design - 3D Animation & Visual Effects

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Bachelor of Art and Design (3D Animation and Visual Effects) delivers a comprehensive technical skillset and essential project experience [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design in North America 2017. Create the impossible. Develop stunning 3D Animation and imagery and learn how to use visual effects to blow stuff up...without accidentally blowing your computer up! Our award-winning faculty will take you on an immersive journey; teaching you the basics of modelling, rendering, lighting, and technical direction that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, industry-level short film in your final year. Careers & Industry To succeed in the film post-production industry, you'll need to be proficient and confident in using industry standard visual effects software. You'll also need experience applying creative thinking and problem solving in a collaborative and demanding environment. Employers value our graduates because this course focuses on the technical skills and soft skills you'll need in the industry. Your first year will begin with an eight week introduction to the world of computer graphics. You'll finish the year by working on an intensive yet rewarding short 3D production that will ensure you have the academic foundation and the skills you need to progress throughout your degree. During your second year, you'll be asked to pick a specialisation in visual effects, technical studies or 3D animation, which will enable you to fine-tune your particular skill set. Your final year will see you working on a number of industry level productions that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, state-of-the-art short film. You'll also finish your final year with a research project that will provide... [-]