Design Preparation Course

Join our comprehensive Design Preparation Course to explore and master the essential principles and techniques across various design disciplines. This course will give you the fundamental skills you need in order to apply to any design degree program around the world.

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The course lessons are chosen to build your understanding of the Design process and the perspectives you can take on design projects. After the course you have a better understanding of how to start and carry a creative process and how you get to the result you desire.
1. Design

Design is not only how things look, but how they work. This lesson takes a look at the different focus areas in the design field, showing you the wide scope of possible futures. We will also walk through the design process and observe how it can be used to to solve different kinds of problems and challenges in the world.

2. Concept Design

Design visualizations should always have a background idea: a product/marketing/design concept. A strong concept helps you to communicate your idea with a clear focus. In this lesson you will learn how to create interesting and coherent concepts that have layers and great attention value which is supported with the chosen visual style.

3. Sketching and Ideation

Designers' work happens before the final product is realized. Ideation processes and ability to sketch, organize and visualize one's ideas is important. This lesson will open up why, when and how you should sketch and how it helps you to develop your design concepts forward.

4. Visual Concept and Identity

A great visual identity draws ideas from the design concept. Final visuality must communicate the ideas and support the message behind the concept. This lesson will walk you through the visual design process and give you tools to create outstanding and coherent visual presentations.

5. Designing a 3D form

The shape of an object communicates its function and use. All the things we use are three-dimensional. This lesson takes a look at how to design and draw three-dimensionality and how the shape of an object is realised.

6. Prototyping

This lesson takes a look at different prototyping and scale modeling techniques through examples, providing tips and tricks for different materials and mediums. Creating great models adds valuable information to your designs and makes you stand out from your fellow applicants!

7. Creative exploration

How to show your creativity? The finished items often hide the process behind them and the process is actually where the designer’s work happens. To show your potential one should learn to explore the design process. In this lesson we talk more about how and why you should do that.

8. Composition

Composition is in the core of visual communication. How to place the elements in your design/presentation so that your idea is in the focus and the visual choices in the image support that focus. This lesson will help you understand and choose the best methods for different compositional purposes.

9. Surface design

How to design patterns & surfaces in any scale from architecture to textile design. Surface design is its own field amongst design. How to create 2d continuous patterns and how to scale and variate your design for different purposes?

10. Layout

Layout choices are an integral part of your final presentations. Layout tells the reader in which order and hierarchy you have intended your presentation to be read. Great layout is visual, but doesn’t override the content you are presenting. In this lesson you will learn the tricks to make great layout choices!

Design Preparation Course

This is an independent course where you study at your own pace with personal tutoring meetings and support of our teacher.

850 €

Design Preparation Course

850 €


Attending the course was the best decision I ever made. I got more self-confident and learned a lot about myself. If you want a solid base for both the entrance exams and your future studies, I recommend that you sign up. I got into every school I applied to.

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