Directory of Design Schools & Programs
Speak and design unique: take a step above and make your design career paramount with a degree in design.
Free Your Mind: What's Life Like in Design?
Talented and inspired designers can't stand clichés. Do you feel this way? Design itself means to overcome the status quo and make art, message, and meaning unique. Designers also consider aesthetic, function, economic, and socio-political dimensions of design. While there are many different approaches to design, the imaginative and trained designer is ready to expand ideas and communicate through craft. Are you ready to take your design to the next level?
Design Schools: So Much More than Basic
Curriculum at a design school is premised on inspiration, blended with technical knowledge and computer-assisted skill development. Core studies address a broad range of design studies, including: color and spatial design, computer-aided design technology and design development, hands-on design experience, art history and philosophy as well as construction components.
Because careers and specialized training vary, additional educational development and upper-level coursework depend largely on your preferred area of study.
Design Careers: Virtually Anything is Possible
With a career in design, your own creativity and willingness to pursue your dream of design are the only limits. Many design students follow their passions in the following careers: art, graphic design, industrial and commercial design, interior design, floral design as well as fashion design.
Many design experts (think an average of 60 percent) opt to be self-employed. Job prospects for others, however, are expected to be favorable, but be prepared for a very competitive environment, as there are many talented and artistic individuals in and entering design occupations.
Destroy the clichés and make your inspiration part of society.
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Top Online Design Schools
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
A.A. in Information Technology/Web Design
DeVry University provides quality education that employers respect, and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org), the same organization that accredits many other well-known public and private schools.
Bachelor's - Multimedia Design and Development , Associate - Web Graphic Design
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online) , Computer Animation, Bachelor of Science (Online) , Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online) , more...
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Students may search Design programs by location, subject area, and even degree type. Our interface makes it easy to research Design schools and compare different programs side by side.
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This Design School Directory will help you find schools, colleges and universities in the USA and get the degree programs & training you need.
We make it easy to request free information and catalogs from Design Schools. Simply contact the school through the "request information" links available.
Design course curricula vary, and we suggest requesting more information from all institutions, or at least a reasonable number of them. This will allow you to compare their curricula and make the best choice for yourself.
Many of the Design universities that you can find in this school directory offer flexible online or on-campus degree programs that adapt to the most current trends and technologies in the fast-paced business world. The institutions listed in the directory offer world-class instructors that provide high quality training. Further, these schools provide unsurpassed career counseling and opportunities for both students and learning professionals.