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Creativity and Design Thinking Program
Stanford School of Engineering
Program Enrollment: $3,495
Let’s make creativity and innovation part of your standard operating procedures. With our design thinking courses, you can bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to your team, your department, or your entire company. We’ll show you how design thinking can (and will) unlock your creativity so that you can repeatedly come up with innovative ideas and solutions to problems (big and small) that you face in your life and your work. Through online content, hands-on assignments, ongoing coaching, and proven frameworks, you'll learn how to practice and champion design thinking in any role you're in.
- Continuously produce breakthrough ideas
- Catalyze design thinking in your company
- Unlock the innovative capacity of your team
- Build a lifelong practice of creative problem-solving
Introduction to Design Thinking
Jeremy Utley and Justin Ferrell will introduce you to design thinking, as they teach it every day here at the Stanford d.School. Get started in your design thinking journey and prepare for further, more hands-on courses.
Achieving Innovation through Inspiration
Inspiration isn’t something you wait for. It’s something you work for. Gain the critical tools you need to seek the inspiration that will turn unknowns into radically new products and services.
Empathize and Prototype: A Hands on Dive into the Key Tools of Design Thinking
Master techniques for gaining empathy with customers and immediately put them to use in a series of hands-on exercises that guide you from synthesis to prototyping and testing.
Innovation at Work
Follow along with hands-on exercises that lead you from ideation to prototyping and presentation. You'll learn how to lead innovation and brainstorming sessions in your company.
Live Interaction with Faculty and Peers
Participate in monthly “Activation Hours” where you’ll join our program instructors live, as they walk you through new, supplemental creativity and design thinking content. In the discussion sessions, you will meet and collaborate with your fellow learners.
Dr. Kathryn Segovia of the Stanford d.school will guide you through a series of coaching lessons between each course that will help you build your daily creative practice and form a lifelong routine that fosters innovation.
Chats with David Kelley
Throughout the program, David Kelley invites you into his personal design studio for a series of chats on different aspects of creativity and design thinking, from the origins of design thinking to strengthening your creative muscles and building creative confidence.
Program Courses (Included)
- Online, self-paced
Flexible Enrollment Options
$3,495 1 year to complete
View and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments, and exams, at your own pace. You also get 1 year of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.
Small Groups and Teams
Enroll as a group and learn together. By participating together, your group will develop a shared knowledge, language, and mindset to tackle challenges ahead. We can advise you on the best options to meet your organization’s training and development goals.
What You'll Earn
Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a verified digital Stanford Certificate of Achievement in Creativity and Design Thinking.
Add it to your profiles to prove content mastery.
What Our Learners Are Saying
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Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO •
- • Rating 4.09 out of 5 1,523 reviews
Alum: I am thankful for my undergraduate experience at Washington University in St. Louis. The college has great connections for post-grad opportunities in multiple fields - business, medicine, research, engineering. I was easily able to switch between the Arts & Sciences program and the Business School at the end of my sophomore year. There is a huge focus on medicine, so even for other career paths there are healthcare adjacent offerings (e.g. Healthcare Management, Bio Medical Engineering, Global Health, Psychology/Neuroscience/Philosophy). The brand name and resources do carry for other non-health related professions too. The classwork can be tough so it's best you find out which paths are a good fit for you in terms of academic rigor, class size, and teaching style. Your counselors can help with this. Good size of the school - not too big to get lost, but not too small to know everyone and the campus is very very beautiful! I suggest visiting and talking to alum to learn more! ... Read 1,523 reviews
- grade A+ Overall Niche Grade
Acceptance rate 16%
Net price $27,233
SAT range 1480-1560
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SAINT LOUIS, MO ,
1523 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.
Featured Review: Alum says I am thankful for my undergraduate experience at Washington University in St. Louis. The college has great connections for post-grad opportunities in multiple fields - business, medicine, research,... Good size of the school - not too big to get lost, but not too small to know everyone and the campus is very very beautiful! I suggest visiting and talking to alum to learn more! .
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Overall Niche Grade : A+ ,
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University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA •
- • Rating 3.97 out of 5 3,917 reviews
Sophomore: For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines -Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good -Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities (ex: Greek life) But when you get through the superficial aspect you can meet some really awesome, interesting friends! -facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dorms Overall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit a certain mold. ... Read 3,917 reviews
Net price $39,759
SAT range 1340-1530
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LOS ANGELES, CA ,
3917 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines -Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good -Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities... -facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dorms Overall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit... .
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Net Price : $39,759 ,
SAT Range : 1340-1530 ,
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA •
- • Rating 3.69 out of 5 1,440 reviews
Alum: I am alumni of Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture. Many people don't understand the ethos of the school, but it's a consortium of conservatories for aspiring writers,architects, engineers, painters, industrial designers, computer programmers, etc. Unlike other schools, there's an explicit professional focus. The workload is intense, but the culture is collaborative. If this environment suits your temperament and aspirations, the benefit is tremendous! Our professors used to say, "If you can handle the work here, you'll find your professional life easy." The school motto says it all, "My Heart is in the Work." ... Read 1,440 reviews
Acceptance rate 17%
Net price $36,983
SAT range 1460-1560
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PITTSBURGH, PA ,
1440 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Alum says I am alumni of Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture. Many people don't understand the ethos of the school, but it's a consortium of conservatories for aspiring writers,architects, engineers,... .
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Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Piscataway, NJ •
- • Rating 3.63 out of 5 5,924 reviews
Freshman: I absolutely love Rutgers University- New Brunswick. The classes are on the more challenging side, but the professors are very good as well and in my experience, try to help you as much as possible! There are a lot of opportunities for all students and a place for everyone to fit in and make friends! There is a great balance between academics and the social scene. Rutgers also provides students with countless quiet areas to study and get work done. If you are looking for a school where you can get a great education, while still having the fun college experience than Rutgers is very good choice and I would recommend it to anyone. I am very happy with making my decision to attend Rutgers, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! ... Read 5,924 reviews
- grade A Overall Niche Grade
Acceptance rate 67%
Net price $17,835
SAT range 1180-1410
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PISCATAWAY, NJ ,
5924 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says I absolutely love Rutgers University- New Brunswick. The classes are on the more challenging side, but the professors are very good as well and in my experience, try to help you as much as possible!... .
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Overall Niche Grade : A ,
Acceptance Rate : 67% ,
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Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI •
- • Rating 3.76 out of 5 338 reviews
Sophomore: RISD’s best attribute is its students and faculty; everyone there thinks about the world in a different way and shows that in their art and design projects. The students have a collaborative and creative spirit, to the point where you can say the most crazy or random idea for a project and they’ll probably take you seriously! They’re night owls too, regularly staying up late to perfect whatever they’re working on. Professors come from all over and are devoted to making you the best artist and student you can be. The campus is small but easy to get around, and all the resources are at your fingertips. Combining a Victorian and Edwardian architecture with a modern, streamlined one, even the campus itself reflects RISD’s initiative of utilizing both old and new to create new artistic dynamics (in any major). Another little side note: the food’s incredible, like Michelin star-worthy. If you come here and don’t like it, you can at least give credit to our great chefs! ... Read 338 reviews
- grade A minus Overall Niche Grade
Acceptance rate 27%
Net price $40,048
SAT range 1250-1470
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PROVIDENCE, RI ,
338 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says RISD’s best attribute is its students and faculty; everyone there thinks about the world in a different way and shows that in their art and design projects. The students have a collaborative and... Another little side note: the food’s incredible, like Michelin star-worthy. If you come here and don’t like it, you can at least give credit to our great chefs! .
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Overall Niche Grade : A minus ,
Acceptance Rate : 27% ,
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SAT Range : 1250-1470 ,
University of California - Los Angeles
- • Rating 3.96 out of 5 5,405 reviews
Senior: If you can attend in-person classes, UCLA is a great school! The student dorms are on the expensive side, but well worth the price. There are several dining halls right next to the dorms that each cater to a different style (ie dine-in, to-go, vegan specialties), as well as a few restaurants on campus and the nearby Westwood Village. The campus itself is gorgeous (I love taking evening walks around sunset), and you can learn about the history of it from guided tours if you want. If you're looking for a rad party scene, just cross the street into frat row, and you'll find parties every week. In terms of academics, I will simply say that UCLA is a top school. You will have to work your butt off, sometimes in less-than-ideal circumstances, but the returns will be more than worth it. Most professors are great, but some are only there to do research and are forced to grudgingly teach a class or two, so look them up on Bruinwalk before enrolling in their classes. All-in-all, a great school! ... Read 5,405 reviews
Acceptance rate 14%
Net price $16,474
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#5 Best Colleges for Design in America .
5405 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.
Featured Review: Senior says If you can attend in-person classes, UCLA is a great school! The student dorms are on the expensive side, but well worth the price. There are several dining halls right next to the dorms that each... .
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Acceptance Rate : 14% ,
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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL •
- • Rating 3.9 out of 5 7,848 reviews
Graduate Student: I am a remote graduate student, studying Arts in Medicine. My experience with UF has been loaded with skill building, networking and the confidence to push my new knowledge into my local community; strengthening my opportunities post-graduation. The online courses and engagement have been optimal for completing my MA, while having the flexibility to work full-time. I feel supported and encouraged from my instructors and peers. Meeting face to face at graduation will be extra special! I am confident that my remote relationships will continue to build and become strong references when advancing into my field. ... Read 7,848 reviews
Acceptance rate 31%
Net price $10,075
SAT range 1290-1460
#6 Best Colleges for Design in America .
GAINESVILLE, FL ,
7848 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Graduate Student says I am a remote graduate student, studying Arts in Medicine. My experience with UF has been loaded with skill building, networking and the confidence to push my new knowledge into my local community;... .
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Acceptance Rate : 31% ,
Net Price : $10,075 ,
SAT Range : 1290-1460 ,
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Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA •
- • Rating 3.81 out of 5 2,132 reviews
Freshman: Georgia Tech is a fairly nice school, with lots to offer! There are MANY opportunities and resources everywhere, ranging from career building to maker spaces to research opportunities to student-run events. Classes so far are manageable as long as you have a study group. The teachers are good at engaging students in class, inspiring us to do a good job on our work. The student life here on campus is also pleasant. Despite being a tech school with a seemingly competitive culture, everyone here is friendly and willing to make new friends, share their interests and experiences; and help each other. I cannot number how many times I was able to just walk somewhere and join awesome activities, like a Smash Tournament, serious talks about race and sociology, or an old horror movie from the 1960s. Tech even has programs for minority students such as OMED, which help students of color to excel in college and careers through events like tutoring, outings, parties, and corporate events. ... Read 2,132 reviews
Acceptance rate 21%
Net price $17,410
SAT range 1370-1530
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ATLANTA, GA ,
2132 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says Georgia Tech is a fairly nice school, with lots to offer! There are MANY opportunities and resources everywhere, ranging from career building to maker spaces to research opportunities to student-run... .
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Acceptance Rate : 21% ,
Net Price : $17,410 ,
SAT Range : 1370-1530 ,
Boston, MA •
- • Rating 3.67 out of 5 3,519 reviews
Senior: Boston University is one of the best universities in the nation! The students welcome you with open arms and are eager to meet new people from different year levels, so it is very easy for people to get involved in the BU community. As for the faculty, specifically the CS and Mathematics professors, they are the absolute best! They are so helpful inside and outside of the classroom, trying their best to make sure that their lectures are engaging, and putting aside a lot of time outside of their class for office hours. And if a student can't meet during office hours, they always try to find a way to help you out by setting up a different time to meet to thoroughly explain concepts discussed in class, answer questions that a student had, talk about possible research projects, or just have a good one-on-one conversation to talk about anything. I absolutely love Boston University and its community, and I'm so proud to call myself a Terrier! ... Read 3,519 reviews
Acceptance rate 20%
Net price $29,154
SAT range 1310-1500
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BOSTON, MA ,
3519 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Senior says Boston University is one of the best universities in the nation! The students welcome you with open arms and are eager to meet new people from different year levels, so it is very easy for people to... .
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- • Rating 3.73 out of 5 3,615 reviews
Junior: As someone who initially bypassed college to enter the workforce, I found it hard to really want to return back to school. Especially now that I have bills. Northeastern took my technology background and found a degree that works best with my career life while still making sure I’m engaged with other students on campus. It has been overall an incredible experience. I have met a ton of inspiring people and many people who have taken a detour from school like myself. This school is a hockey school! The men and women just recently won the Beanpot tournament and the crowd was electric for both. Supportive staff, innovative students and great alumni network. This school is challenging at times as some of the brightest kids have decided to make Northeastern their home. The teachers know this and they are always seeking out new ways to drive the potential in all of us. ... Read 3,615 reviews
Net price $37,738
SAT range 1410-1540
#9 Best Colleges for Design in America .
3615 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says As someone who initially bypassed college to enter the workforce, I found it hard to really want to return back to school. Especially now that I have bills. Northeastern took my technology background... This school is a hockey school! The men and women just recently won the Beanpot tournament and the crowd was electric for both. Supportive staff, innovative students and great alumni network. This... .
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Net Price : $37,738 ,
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University of Texas - Austin
Austin, TX •
- • Rating 3.97 out of 5 6,520 reviews
Sophomore: I think a lot of the campus resources are great, and I love my classes so far. A lot of the student organizations that you can join have long waitlists, so it’s good to plan early on the type of extracurricular environment you’d like to be a part of. The buildings on campus range from stellar architectural masterpieces to modern works of art. There are very few things lacking, but part of the package deal of living in Austin is the construction. The whole city, including a lot of campus as of now, is hard to navigate with all of the work being done. It’s very important to do the absolute utmost asap, as the course load and competitive environment encourage daily task building. Doing work as soon as possible is practically the only way to be able to experience social events. If you’ve studies in a smaller environment, especially for intro classes, you’ll run into some kinks trying to adapt to the larger class sizes. What starts here changes the world! ... Read 6,520 reviews
Acceptance rate 32%
Net price $16,892
SAT range 1210-1470
#10 Best Colleges for Design in America .
AUSTIN, TX ,
6520 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says I think a lot of the campus resources are great, and I love my classes so far. A lot of the student organizations that you can join have long waitlists, so it’s good to plan early on the type of... .
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Acceptance Rate : 32% ,
Net Price : $16,892 ,
SAT Range : 1210-1470 ,
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA •
- • Rating 3.84 out of 5 275 reviews
Sophomore: As an art school there is no athletics, we don't have sports or even a mascot. There's also no Greek life, but that's preferred. There are a lot of other student events, a pool, and every Thursday night is Gallery night to enjoy student's work as well as performances. Everyone is very open and accepting and I would say there is a good amount of diversity with the international students. Teachers are very exceptional in their fields and are kind, open to giving us opportunities most of the time. You put in what you get out. The more work you volunteer or audition for the more recognition you get and can build your connections. For theater, there are so many shows to participate in, it's great to learn on the job. Work study is very helpful. The campus is very small with only one main building for classes, however being on a big hill I would say that it isn't fully navigable for those with disabilities. ... Read 275 reviews
- grade B Overall Niche Grade
Net price $59,367
#11 Best Colleges for Design in America .
VALENCIA, CA ,
275 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says As an art school there is no athletics, we don't have sports or even a mascot. There's also no Greek life, but that's preferred. There are a lot of other student events, a pool, and every Thursday... .
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Overall Niche Grade : B ,
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University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN •
- • Rating 3.95 out of 5 1,386 reviews
Freshman: Notre Dame has a great school spirit and campus life. In addition to a top-tier, rigorous education you can also enjoy your time at college. Everyone is super collaborative, friendly, and extremely accepting regardless of differences. The faculty is super acceptable and want to speak to you or help you with coursework when needed. People have close-knit friendships with their dorms and all partake in signature traditions. Plus the campus is awesome! ... Read 1,386 reviews
Acceptance rate 19%
Net price $29,981
SAT range 1400-1550
#12 Best Colleges for Design in America .
NOTRE DAME, IN ,
1386 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says Notre Dame has a great school spirit and campus life. In addition to a top-tier, rigorous education you can also enjoy your time at college. Everyone is super collaborative, friendly, and extremely... .
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Acceptance Rate : 19% ,
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SAT Range : 1400-1550 ,
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New York School of Interior Design
New York, NY •
- • Rating 3.06 out of 5 64 reviews
Junior: Great professors and students! The professors are very knowledgeable and really want yup to succeed. The students are very nice and friendly and all help each other and cheer you on. The classes are small which allows for individual attention. They also have online classes for some lecture classes which is great! ... Read 64 reviews
Net price $40,271
SAT range 1050-1300
#13 Best Colleges for Design in America .
NEW YORK, NY ,
64 Niche users give it an average review of 3.1 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says Great professors and students! The professors are very knowledgeable and really want yup to succeed. The students are very nice and friendly and all help each other and cheer you on. The classes are... .
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Net Price : $40,271 ,
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University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL •
- • Rating 3.85 out of 5 2,980 reviews
Senior: Miami has been a great place the past few years for me. As a transfer student, coming in not knowing anyone, I have met many types of different students from hard working backgrounds. The professors are very much committed to getting to know everyone in their class, and not just going through the motions as a mundane robot you see at some larger schools. In my experience the average class size outside of your one or two 100 level class is between 5-30 students. The campus is beautiful. Everywhere you look is palm trees and clear skies (with the exception of your occasional rain shower) the university does a nice job maintaining the buildings and surrounding vegetation. Food wise the options aren’t the greatest. In the past few years there has been an attempt to bring in healthier options, but for the most part the dinning hall and food court include your average Starbucks, subway, panda, so on and forth. Safety campus is very safe Never had any issues. Overall a great school! ... Read 2,980 reviews
Acceptance rate 33%
Net price $31,726
SAT range 1250-1420
#14 Best Colleges for Design in America .
CORAL GABLES, FL ,
2980 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Senior says Miami has been a great place the past few years for me. As a transfer student, coming in not knowing anyone, I have met many types of different students from hard working backgrounds. The professors... The campus is beautiful. Everywhere you look is palm trees and clear skies (with the exception of your occasional rain shower) the university does a nice job maintaining the buildings and surrounding... Food wise the options aren’t the greatest. In the past few years there has been an attempt to bring in healthier options, but for the most part the dinning hall and food court include your average... Safety campus is very safe Never had any issues. Overall a great school! .
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Acceptance Rate : 33% ,
Net Price : $31,726 ,
SAT Range : 1250-1420 ,
Brooklyn, NY •
- • Rating 3.55 out of 5 838 reviews
Niche User: What I remember about Pratt the most were the encouraging professors and helpful faculty. Architecture students were by guided skilled, professional instructors. They empower their students and are always available for extra help. Counselors are also super helpful with anything regarding courses and financial aid. The curriculum was well paced. Writing assignments helped boost design thinking. Each semester developed our design creativity. Design studios can be tough at first. More importantly, studios were a collaborative environment where we learned to work with professors. In each class, everyone's input is valued. Follow your creative intuitions first, be open to advice from professors and you will make beautiful creations! The work is intensive, as expected of the field of study. each section struggles together. Tuition is very high for out-of-state. Some instructors went over the alotted time but that's as far as the complaints go. Valued education.. ... Read 838 reviews
Acceptance rate 66%
Net price $47,516
SAT range 1120-1340
#15 Best Colleges for Design in America .
BROOKLYN, NY ,
838 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.
Featured Review: Niche User says What I remember about Pratt the most were the encouraging professors and helpful faculty. Architecture students were by guided skilled, professional instructors. They empower their students and are... The work is intensive, as expected of the field of study. each section struggles together. Tuition is very high for out-of-state. Some instructors went over the alotted time but that's as far as the... .
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Acceptance Rate : 66% ,
Net Price : $47,516 ,
SAT Range : 1120-1340 ,
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Lancaster, PA •
- • Rating 3.7 out of 5 135 reviews
Senior: PCA&D as a school is a very unique experience. It has also changed so much since my Freshman year that I feel like I am in a unique position to showcase how things have improved. Housing does continue to be a problem for the school. Due to the size, it would be a poor investment to make dorms for students, as we only have around 300-400 students total at the school. But there is now a considerable amount more housing options than when I first attended. (though I would still recommend renting outside the school.) The true key to what makes the school great is the professors. They genuinely care so much about making sure you get what you're paying for. It also helps that they actually know who you are, due to the small class sizes. There is only so much I can fit in 1000 characters, so I'll just say this. PCA&D is a school that has changed a lot, but I would say it's for the better! I'm so glad I chose this school. I really feel like I'm ready for the real world after this last year. ... Read 135 reviews
- grade B minus Overall Niche Grade
Acceptance rate 47%
Net price $28,321
#16 Best Colleges for Design in America .
LANCASTER, PA ,
135 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Senior says PCA&D as a school is a very unique experience. It has also changed so much since my Freshman year that I feel like I am in a unique position to showcase how things have improved. Housing does... .
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Overall Niche Grade : B minus ,
Acceptance Rate : 47% ,
Net Price : $28,321 ,
Laguna College of Art & Design
Laguna Beach, CA •
- • Rating 4.02 out of 5 208 reviews
Freshman: I have really enjoyed my time so far with LCAD! The professors are awesome and very knowledgeable about the topics they teach, as well as being very understanding during this turbulent time in regards to due dates and being mindful of class workloads while still providing students with a challenge. I feel as though I have learned quite a bit even over just one semester, and the opportunities for clubs and connections to job markets are vast. While I do receive a decent scholarship to attend, I find that the administration is not super helpful in working out payment options for students who receive no parental financial assistance with tuition and are not very understanding of such circumstances, though I am used to falling through the cracks in this way, unfortunately. Still, I hope to continue to be able to attend this school, as I have so far very much enjoyed my classmates, work, and professors. ... Read 208 reviews
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Fashion Institute of Technology
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Junior: As a fine arts major, I enjoy many classes topics and skills we are learning. The price of FIT compared to many Art schools in NY is a bargain, with many of the same professors and methods as in more expensive schools. FIT is a well known name and popular for fashion but much of the public does not know about majors at FIT such as Fine Arts, art history, graphic, advertising, Makeup, toy, and jewelry design, Photo, business, and others I can’t fit! FIT is a confident and popular school both in culture, reputation, business, as well as within the student body, and incredibly diverse, I have met so many different people going different directions in life and coming from different backgrounds, in the US and from other countries which is remarkable! It’s amazing that my path towards creating art and curation is in the same school as people in Fashion week! I can’t emphasize enough how this great SUNY school is affordable for low income people like me and valuable in education and careers! ... Read 1,617 reviews
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University of California - San Diego
La Jolla, CA •
- • Rating 3.6 out of 5 3,810 reviews
Alum: Overall, my experience at UCSD was very positive. The academics can be intense at times, however I never felt helpless in my courses. There are many opportunities to seek guidance, but it is up to the students to find them. Even though my experience at UCSD was a great one, I have a lot of friends who had completely different experiences simply because they were in a different major or a different college within UCSD. The difference between the GE requirements per college is insane! Getting admitted into Revelle or ERC means you must be prepared for a rigorous writing series regardless of your major. I believe the UCSD experience is what you make of it. You can find your niche, but you have to be willing to put yourself out there to find it. Location wise you have easy access to the beach, a great selection of food and shopping, with reasonable housing prices, so in that regard UCSD has a lot going for it. ... Read 3,810 reviews
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Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA •
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Graduate Student: I am currently 1 year into a two MS program for UX Design. Moving across the country to attend school is not a new thing, but doing it with a family was daunting to say the least. Jefferson has been an incredible school and my program has been worth every penny. I am currently a full-time employee, student, and dad. My professors and cohort members have been amazing to work with. Their knowledge and backgrounds are diverse which has helped me learn and grow in my current career as a Product Manager, as well as prepare for my future career as a UX Designer. My professors come from incredible backgrounds and are able to provide daily examples/experiences that apply to the courses I am taking. It has made me better in my current job and helped me hone in on skills that I know I can improve on for the future. I would highly recommend TJU to any student looking to further their education! ... Read 1,055 reviews
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Featured Review: Graduate Student says I am currently 1 year into a two MS program for UX Design. Moving across the country to attend school is not a new thing, but doing it with a family was daunting to say the least. Jefferson has been... I am currently a full-time employee, student, and dad. My professors and cohort members have been amazing to work with. Their knowledge and backgrounds are diverse which has helped me learn and grow... My professors come from incredible backgrounds and are able to provide daily examples/experiences that apply to the courses I am taking. It has made me better in my current job and helped me hone in... I would highly recommend TJU to any student looking to further their education! .
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Texas Christian University
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Senior: TCU is an incredible school! I transferred here from my community college and knew immediately it was the right choice. It's big enough that you don't feel that you know every single person walking campus, but you still see friends daily. The class sizes are average to small giving wonderful opportunity for creating friendships in class. Further, the small class sizes allow for a good relationship with professors who truly are here to see you succeed. It also works over time to bring in guest speakers and create wonderful connections for students through job fairs, guest speakers, and strong student to professor relationships. I would like to see more diversity at TCU as well as more engagement with the greater Fort Worth community. ... Read 1,680 reviews
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Raleigh, NC •
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Freshman: As a current undecided student, I think that NC State creates a very cohesive community amongst their students and staff. My current advisor truly cares about her students and wants to assist them in finding a major whilst providing them with opportunities to speak with professionals in their intended career. The professors are all very passionate about what they are teaching and are understanding of possible setbacks that a student can endure throughout their education. While the size of the university can be initially daunting, the campus is beautiful and the tight knit feeling makes the big campus feel like home very quickly. Of course with a large university like NC State, having resources for the students is very important. With a number of tragic student deaths this past semester, I think there needs to be a reevaluation on the importance of mental health with the implementation of more counseling resources and mental health days. However, I am so happy to be a part of the pack! ... Read 3,342 reviews
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Junior: I love UC Davis! The teachers are mostly amazing, teach all of their own classes and are very approachable. Although students are highly motivated, no one is out to get you; it’s a very supportive environment. Moreover, I chose it over UC Berkeley because of the college town vibes and the welcoming atmosphere of the student body. It is a very peaceful, yet intelligent community, in which I feel safe. The campus is beautiful, and nice to bike on (you will find that the entire town which UC Davis basically rules is obsessed with biking…in a healthy way). UC Davis is also very diverse—-I can always count on hearing multiple different languages being spoken on campus, and I always have the opportunity to get to know someone with a completely different background than mine. Because people are so open, it’s actually pretty easy to make friends too! Furthermore, UC Davis will set you up with lots of internship and work opportunities (both prior and post graduation). ... Read 4,959 reviews
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Moore College of Art & Design
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Sophomore: I'm finishing up my sophomore year at MCAD right now. It has been a VERY rigorous 2 years- the illustration program is super intense as far as workload goes, but I chose this school because I wanted my art to improve dramatically in a short time period, and I can definitely say it's working! It's really gratifying to see my progress from when I was accepted to now. It's also really easy to get involved in the student community because it's pretty small and tight knit. Within the first month of being here freshman year, I already had a steady friend group, 2 campus jobs, and was in the Visionary Honors program. It's one of those places where if you're meant to be here, you get that feeling in your gut that tells you you're in the right place. Obviously, MCAD isn't perfect, but what college is? The issues I've run into have all been fixable or just minor inconveniences. ... Read 225 reviews
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225 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
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Detroit, MI •
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Freshman: I'm a freshman at CCS studying Crafts and Material Studies. The education is super individualized in my experience, probably because of the great student-teacher ratio. I've learned so many new techniques since I've been here. The social life is subpar, but it is present and it's amazing to be surrounded by so many creatives! It's really clear that everyone here is incredibly dedicated and that the alumni are super successful. It's a really rigorous school and you have to work super hard, but it's worth every bit and it's very rewarding. I've produced so much art in the past year and so have all my classmates, it's a really unique and impressive experience. ... Read 581 reviews
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SAT range 960-1190
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581 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
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San Francisco, CA •
- • Rating 4.55 out of 5 62 reviews
Alum: Minerva challenges its students to push the frontiers of innovation in their different fields. The curriculum is rigorous and the classes are vibrant and discussion based. Professors neither lecture nor teach basics so you have to spend quite some time outside of classes preparing for the sessions. I learned a lot through this system and also got to strengthen my communication and interaction skills. We got to live with students from 50+ countries and work with companies and government agencies in 7 countries. This helped me understand how people from different places approach business, community and problem solving. We also had incredible staff and faculty who helped us navigate different aspects of our lives and cultivated relationships with us. Students from low-income families need to be proactive with their financial management and work closely with the financial aid office to understand how to best finance their Minerva education; otherwise, attending will turn into a burden. ... Read 62 reviews
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Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL •
- • Rating 4.05 out of 5 1,178 reviews
Freshman: I don’t think there is anything I would change. Keiser University is a very attentive school that really cares for each student. They make sure your attending classes and also take away the hassle of getting ready for the next semester. Some of the counselors will call and check on students just to catch up and see how they’re doing. I don’t know any university that shows that kind of compassion towards students. Most believe you pay, you get your education, you leave, but Keiser University is gonna make sure you see a degree! ... Read 1,178 reviews
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1178 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.
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Top Art & Design Schools in 2020
Released today, the QS World University Rankings by Subject features 200 of the best schools for art and design across the globe.
The QS Rankings by Subject are based on four indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and the H-index (a way of measuring the productivity and published work of a scientist or scholar). You can find more details about the methodology behind the subject rankings here . The weightings of certain indicators vary by subject, with art and design assessed based solely on academic reputation and employer reputation.
Read on to learn more about the best art and design schools in each region. Alternatively, if you would like to explore the top art and design schools further, click here to view the full table.
Top universities for art and design in the US & Canada
An impressive 39 schools in the US feature in the art and design rankings, as well as eight schools in Canada . The top ten is comprised of five US Art & Design schools, three British ones, and Italy’s Politecnico di Milano and Finland’s Aalto University - the highest position achieved by any Finnish institution across the 48 subject tables.
Outside of the top 10, other highly ranked US schools include California’s Art Center College of Design (12 th place), Stanford University (16 th ) and Carnegie Mellon University (17 th ).
Heading north, Canada has one entrant in the top 50 this year, the Emily Carr University of Art and Design , who climb up the rankings from 51-100 to rank joint 40 th . Other notable art and design schools in Canada include Concordia University and University of British Columbia (both ranked 51-100).
Top universities for art and design in Europe
There are 81 top European art schools featured in the ranking, including 18 in the global top 50. The United Kingdom is the most well-represented country in Europe, with 27 programs in the rankings. Outside of the top 10, notable institutions in the UK include Goldsmiths, University of London (in 14 th place), Loughborough University (24 th ), University of Oxford (joint 30 th ) and University College London (UCL, joint 46 th ).
Outside of the UK, Spain is the most well-represented country in Europe, with 8 schools in the rankings. However, no Spanish schools make it into the top 50 – the country’s highest ranked institutions are Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya , both ranked at 51-100. This marks a leap in the rankings for UB, however, who were ranked at 101-150 last year.
Whilst there are no French schools in the top 10, two make it into the top 50, with École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, ENSCI Les Ateliers taking 22 nd place and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD) in 27 th . Also, with two entrants in the top 50 is Sweden , with Umeå University in 26 th and Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design rising to 33 rd place this year.
Other notable European institutions in the global top 50 for art and design include the Netherlands’ Design Academy Eindhoven (18 th place), The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design (21 st ), Universität der Knste Berlin (joint 40 th ), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK, 45 th ) and Italy’s Politecnico di Torino in 50 th .
Top universities for art and design in Australia & New Zealand
In total, 13 Australian art and design schools are featured in the rankings, plus four schools in New Zealand . New Zealand’s highest ranked program is at Massey University , which comes in at 51-100.
Australia has an impressive five schools in the global top 50, with RMIT University the highest ranked in 11 th place. Also featured in the top 50 are the University of Technology Sydney (UTS, 23 rd place); Swinburne University of Technology (43 rd ); The University of New South Wales (UNSW, 48 th ) and The University of Melbourne (49 th ).
Top universities for art and design in Asia
Asian universities performed well in the art and design rankings – out of 42 ranked universities in the region, seven made it into the global top 50. Mainland China takes the crown for the highest ranked Asian institution, with Tongji University taking 13 th place. Two other Chinese universities are in the top 50 - Tsinghua University (19 th ) and China Central Academy of Fine Arts in joint 28 th .
Elsewhere in the global top 50, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ ersity came in 15 th place globally, the only art school in Hong Kong to make it into the top 50. Singapore had two entrants into the rankings, and, impressively, both made it into the global top 50, with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in joint 30 th and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 37 th .
After Mainland China, South Korea is the most well-represented Asian region in the art and design rankings, with 10 schools in total. However, only one of these makes it into the global top 50 – Seoul National University (SNU) in 38 th place.
Top universities for art and design in Latin America
Latin America performs well in this years’ art and design rankings, with 16 schools in the region ranked globally, including three in the global top 50. The highest ranked school in Latin America is Argentina’s Universidad de Buenos Aires , which rises five places this year to take joint 30 th place.
Mexico has four schools in the rankings, with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) its highest ranked program in joint 40 th . Argentina’s other entrant into the rankings can also be found in the top 50: Universidad de Palermo in joint 46 th . Elsewhere in the region, Brazil , Chile and Colombia each have three schools ranked and Peru has one.
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Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisites: ART 264, 275 & 375 or ART 264, 274 & 385 Offered in spring semester
Exploration of form, content, function, strategy, and problem solving by integrating digital media, art production, and interdisciplinary visual design methodologies. Students will engage in various intermediate and advanced level studio projects using industry standard software to create and prepare final work for screen, print, and digital fabrication. Topics may include both practical and conceptual applications of data visualization, visual identity, product development, publication design, user experience, motion design, and interactive projects.
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ART 274 - ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS
Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisites: ART 104, 110, 120, or 131 Offered in fall semester
Introduction to traditional animation techniques as used in fine art animation and experimental film/video. Basics of locomotion, timing, lighting, camera moves, exposure, sound design and audio an visual editing.
ART 275 - DIGITAL IMAGING
Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisites: ART 104, 110, 120, or 131 Offered fall and spring semester
This course explores the creative possibilities of digital image creation and manipulation using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Through demonstrations, creative technical assignments, students explore the digital workflow in independent projects involving sustained inquiry into self selected theme.
ART 385 - MEDIA AND MOTION GRAPHICS
Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisites: ART 274 Offered spring semester
Experimental and narrative film titles and interactive art are studied and used as a catalyst for creation of experimental and applied motion graphics. Previous sound and visual editing experience helpful.
ART 345 - DIGITAL MEDIA: PRINTMAKING
Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisites: ART 104, 110, 120, or 131
This course explores, through demonstrations and technical assignments, the creative possiblities of digital image creation and manipulation using primarily Photoshop, and the printmaking technique of Photopolymer Gravure processes.
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For artists, musicians, and writers, creativity is an absolutely essential tool of the trade. Whether you’re seeking to share your unique vision of the world or simply come up with an impactful branding campaign as a copywriter, the ability to translate imagination into creative reality is invaluable if you want to pursue a career in these fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , writers and authors earn a median annual salary of $63,200 and typically have a degree in English, communications, or journalism in addition to their creative mindset.
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Absolutely! Whether you want to discover innovative business solutions or prepare for a career in the arts, you can learn valuable techniques and practice your creative thinking skills through a wide range of courses and Specializations on Coursera. You can learn remotely from top-ranked schools like Imperial College London, State University of New York, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Wesleyan University while paying a much lower tuition than on-campus students. And, because you can view and complete course materials on a flexible schedule, online courses about creativity on Coursera lets you learn whenever inspiration strikes - or, whenever your existing work and family life allows!
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People who enjoy envisioning things and then turning those visions into reality are typically best suited for roles in creativity. People who enjoy creating beautiful, flavorful meals, new garment styles, or unique home decor items can also be well suited for creative roles. Creative roles can be suitable for people who want to build architectural structures or develop new business structures. Both introverts and extroverts can explore creativity, with curiosity and willingness to explore new ideas typically being central factors. Creativity is important in many careers for both laborers and managers who work together to solve problems.
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Some common career paths for people who enjoy exploring creativity include writing and fine arts. Additionally, creative people who enjoy interacting with others may enjoy careers as hairdressers, nail technicians, or makeup artists. Landscapers and florists are creative career paths for people who enjoy plants or spending time outdoors. Graphic design and game design are career paths for creatives who enjoy spending a lot of time on the computer. For people who enjoy being behind the lens of a camera, photography and videography are options to consider that allow for creative expression. Marketing and advertising are two more professions that are heavily based on creativity.
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Introduction to ucas conservatoires.
145,330 students were studying this subject in 2014/15.
77.2% of graduates went directly into employment.
Top five graduate destinations :
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- Accommodation and food service
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Universities, colleges, and conservatoires are offering courses in the following subject areas:
- design studies
- cinematics and photography
- creative/imaginative writing
The field has a strong vocational link with many courses designed to provide a route to a related career.
You can study music, dance, drama, musical theatre, film, and production courses at both universities and conservatoires. Conservatoire courses are more performance-based, whereas university courses focus more on academic study.
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Subject combinations and available course options include:
- single, joint, and multiple subject combinations
- full-time, part-time, and flexible study options as well as a few courses with a placement (sandwich courses)
- qualifications ranging from BA (Hons) degrees, through to HND, HNC, and Foundation Certificates
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A levels – To get on to a related degree, you will usually need a minimum of two A levels. Entry requirements range from CDD to ABB, with providers most commonly asking for BBC. In addition, you normally require five GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and English. However, many courses do not have specific A level requirements:
- Performing arts – English, performing arts, or another essay-based humanities subject is useful. Applicants taking a performance music course will often be expected to have achieved a minimum of grade 7 ABRSM (or equivalent) in their main instrument or voice.
- Design, fine art, and photography – many courses require, or prefer, an art and design A level or Scottish Higher. It can also advantageous to have a foundation diploma in art and design.
- Creative writing – English or a related A level or Scottish Higher is required for many courses.
Scottish Highers – Entry requirements for Highers (the most common qualification) range from CCCC to BBBBC, with universities or colleges most frequently requiring ABBB. Occasionally, universities ask for Advanced Highers to supplement Highers. If Advanced Highers are requested, universities or colleges typically ask for BB.
Vocational courses – Other Level 3/Level 6 qualifications (e.g. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Performing Arts, SVQ Creative and Cultural Skills (SCQF Level 6)) may be accepted as an alternative to A levels/Highers by some providers. It’s essential that you check alternative entry requirements with providers.
Competition for some courses can be intense, and different selection methods are used to ensure applicants have the appropriate talent and aptitude.
Fine art, art and design, and photography – prospective students are required to present a portfolio of their work and will often be asked to talk this through at interview. Entry requirements may be relaxed based on the strength of the art portfolio offered.
Performing arts – applicants will be invited to take part in an audition, which may include individual and group performances. Again, previous experience and a strong audition may mean entry requirements are relaxed for some courses.
Creative writing – applicants may be asked to submit a written piece of work that demonstrates their skills.
Personal statements form an essential part of the selection process and in general, admissions tutors are looking for:
- a sense of what drives your interest and passion for the subject
- relevant work experience/shadowing or voluntary work
- additional reading, research, training, and qualifications
- membership of related societies/clubs
- a well written statement that shows you have something to contribute to the university or college
- the ability to work collaboratively and share ideas with others
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Let's talk about... creative and design apprenticeships
If you want to combine work and study while earning a salary, you could consider an apprenticeship. Which apprenticeships are available, and how you apply, depends on where you live.
Find out more about apprenticeships across the UK .
Each apprenticeship sets out occupational standards for specific job roles, designed by employers. The standards outline the skills, knowledge, and behaviours required to demonstrate that an apprentice is fully competent in the job role.
Higher apprenticeships (Level 4)
- Assistant technical director (visual effects)
- Cultural heritage conservation technician
- Historic environment advice assistant
- Junior 2D artist (visual effects)
- Post-production technical operator
Degree apprenticeships (Levels 5 – 7)
- Archaeological specialist
- Bespoke tailor and cutter
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- Creative industries production manager (degree)
- Cultural heritage conservator
- Outside broadcasting engineer (degree)
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Key areas of employment
This subject area has a strong vocational link, with the key areas of employment being:
- art and design
- local government
- leisure, travel and tourism
- media and public relations
- performing arts
- voluntary organisations
Examples of related careers include the following job titles:
- art administrator
- classical musician
- community arts worker
- dance teacher
- drama therapist
- graphic designer
- music therapist
- theatre director
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User Experience and Web Design
"when you focus on the foundation, learning all the aspects of the user-centered design cycle and understanding usability issues, you will be prepared to wear the many hats that industry is asking of its ui/ux designers.", — min wu, ph.d., chair, user experience and web design certificate program, designing for your users.
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension's newly revised User Experience and Web Design certificate program teaches you to anticipate user needs and design the look and feel of new products that are intuitive and easy to use. Learn customer analytics and behavior by working with a design team of peers. Explore different areas of focus to integrate your creativity with the most effective, best practices in the industry.
Areas of focus
- User experience design
- Visual design
- Design implementation
User Experience and Web Design certificate program objectives
- Understand the iterative and user-centered design process with the spiral model.
- Use the user-centered design strategies and methods to create highly effective, pleasurable, and usable products while meeting business goals and objectives.
- Understand and apply the design principles to create effective user interfaces for mobile devices and products that incorporate wearable technology.
- Be able to implement a design prototype using various prototyping tools.
- Be able to evaluate the user interface through user research and heuristic evaluation.
- Learn and apply the visual design principles to create engaging user interfaces.
Future of Product Development, Virtual Reality & Wearable Technology
Eric Dorf, B.F.A., D.M.B.A., senior UX designer at Google and instructor, discuss designing for new surfaces and experiences—the evolution of the product designer, designing for new surfaces/experiences, how to be aware of new trends, and skill sets and design for integrated experiences. (Oct. 7, 2021)
Estimated cost: starting at $5,550. (you pay only for courses you enroll in.) | international tuition cost, program requirements: 6–7 courses (minimum 17 quarter units). take 5 core courses (13 quarter units) and 2–3 elective courses (minimum 4 quarter units). end with a certificate of completion review., minimum hours of instruction: minimum 170 hours of instruction., estimated duration: a full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months..
1. Core Course(s): Part A - All Required
Designing with Cascading Style Sheets: Advanced
2. Core Course(s): Part B - One Required or Take Both & Other Part B Course Will Count as an Elective)
Mobile Interface Design
User experience design fundamentals, alp tiritoglu.
Adobe Creative Suite
4. Capstone Course: Required
Capstone User Experience Project
5. Completion Review:
User Experience and Web Design Certificate Completion Fee
Meet our instructors.
Samuel S Ting
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Call (408) 861-3860
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Recommended Course Sequence
Flexible course sequence.
- If you are familiar with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop products, most courses may be taken in any order if you have the prerequisites for each course.
- Note that while you must take all three courses in Core Courses A , you just need one from Core Courses B — Mobile Interface Design or User Experience Design Fundamentals . Y ou are welcome to take the other Core B course as an elective toward your certificate.
- Your final course should be the Capstone User Experience Project .
You may take one elective outside the certificate curriculum, if you receive prior approval from the Academic Services Department.
New students should attend the Information Session to receive course sequence information
To receive your certificate
Upon completion of the course sequence you may request your User Experience and Web Design Certificate Completion Review.
Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education. Before you begin the program, it’s recommended that you take Adobe Illustrator, Introduction and Adobe Photoshop or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Certificate Program Chair
MIN WU , PhD, senior staff software engineer at ServiceNow, has over 15 years of research and practical experience in the areas of human-computer interaction, user interface design, web security, collaboration and privacy, web application and automation, and social networking.
Certificate Program Advisory Committee
ARIN BHOWMICK , MA-Human-Computer Interaction Chief Design Officer IBM Products
REJ SIDHARTHAN , MA-DES, Interaction CEO & UX Strategist Freshdesign
WILLY LAI , BA Chief Design Officer Haggleland
Establish candidacy in a certificate or specialization
Once you create your student account, you can establish candidacy in a certificate or specialization program any time during your studies.
The benefits of enrolling early
- Lock in your certificate requirements.This means that even if program requirements change, the requirements to complete your certificate will remain the same for you
- Receive program updates
- Set your intention
To complete a program, you must enroll in the certificate program before enrolling in the Certificate Completion Review.
You have five years to complete all necessary courses in a certificate program or three years to finish up a specialization program.
All the necessary units in a certificate must be completed within this window.* The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2017, you would have to complete all of the required units in this certificate by Sept. 4, 2022.
Enrolling in a certificate program does not trigger the beginning of the five-year window. It begins the first day of the first course that applies to a certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the five-year timeframe.
For more information: How do I get my certificate or specialization?
* Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, Personal Financial Planning, or curriculum partner programs (such as GreenFig or CLS by Barbri) may have a shorter completion requirement.
Please note that only letter grades of C or higher may be applied to a certificate, and in some programs, students may have more stringent requirements. Students in most employer- and government-sponsored payment programs, such as workforce development, as well as international students on F-1 visas, need to maintain a B average to meet their requirements. Personal Financial Planning students have additional grade requirements for individual courses to attain a certificate.
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The Creative School
O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U English. Notes:
- ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
- A grade of 70 percent or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English.
- Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
Core courses develop your competencies in communication, digital technology, critical thinking, research design, collaboration and teamwork while informing you about the economic, legal, political and technological environment in which Canadian and international creative enterprises function.
As you proceed through the program you select two Creative-Content Modules from Table II to focus your studies. These modules of six courses offer students exposure to creative fields, including film, television, live performance, music, publishing, news media and fashion. You’ll learn about the historical, artistic and production aspects of these fields while examining how they function as businesses, both domestically and globally. At the same time, you undertake a business specialization that provides you with the business, management and entrepreneurial skills vital to your future career. The interdisciplinary design of the program and the broad range of elective choice give you the flexibility to shape your studies to fit your personal interests and aspirations. You may also elect to combine your program with a minor in another discipline. The University’s downtown location in Canada’s media, artistic and financial capital provides an ideal setting for the study of the Creative Industries and for your work placement in fourth year.
Students must take three lower level liberal studies courses and three upper level liberal studies courses to graduate. Students must not choose courses that are restricted for their program or major.
Please refer to the liberal studies chapter of this calendar for more information on the Liberal Studies Policy. Further information on liberal studies can also be found at the Faculty of Arts' Liberal Studies website , opens in new window .
Students may pursue any Minor offered by Toronto Met (with some exceptions). Please refer to the Minors chapter of this calendar for further information on individual Minor requirements and exclusions.
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Certificates
Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible program exclusions. Please refer to the Certificate Registration section of the Curriculum Advising website , opens in new window for complete details.
5th & 6th Semester
Last offered 2023-2024 for students admitted Fall 2021. Students admitted Fall 2022 and after see revised curriculum below.
- CRI 460 Financial Management for Creatives
- BSM 600 The Mature Business
- CMN 313 Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing
- CRI 600 The Creative Process
CORE ELECTIVE/OPEN ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table I * or Two Open Electives .
CORE ELECTIVE : Four courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).
LIBERAL STUDIES: Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.
*At least two Table I courses must be taken before graduation.
7th & 8th Semester
Last offered 2024-2025 for students admitted Fall 2021. Students admitted Fall 2022 and after see revised curriculum below.
- CRI 700 Human Resources in Creative Industries
- CRI 710 Creative Industries Research Methodology
- CRI 810 Studies in Creative Collaboration
- CRI 800 Managing Creative Enterprises
CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).
CORE ELECTIVE/OPEN ELECTIVE: Four Open Electives or courses from Table I *
1st & 2nd Semester
- BSM 100 The New Business: From Idea to Reality
- CRI 100 Creative Industries Overview
- PLX 111 Imagining the Creative City
LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies .
CORE ELECTIVE: One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules)
- BSM 200 The Growing Business: Breaking Even
- CMN 210 Text, Image and Sound
- CRI 200 IP Issues in the Digital Age
3rd & 4th Semester
Revised curriculum begins 2023-2024 for students admitted Fall 2022.
- CRI 300 Digital Design Studio
- CRI 400 Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries
- CRI 600 Your Creative Self
- MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) .
LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies .
Revised curriculum begins 2024-2025 for students admitted Fall 2022.
- CRI 700 HR in Creative Industries
- CRI 710 C.I. Research Methodology
- CMN 313 Organizational Problem Solving
CORE ELECTIVE: Three courses from Table II (Creative-Content Modules) .
OPEN ELECTIVE: One Open Elective
Revised curriculum begins 2025-2026 for students admitted Fall 2022.
- CRI 500 Project Management
CORE ELECTIVE: One course from Table II (Creative-Content Modules).
CORE ELECTIVE: Two courses from Table I
OPEN ELECTIVE: Three Open Electives
A Program Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program related matters such as curriculum, program review, technology and trends in the industry, discipline or profession. For more information, see PDF file Senate Policy #158 (Program Advisory Councils) .
Tamara Horowitz V.P. and Executive Producer In-house Creative Agency
Michael Levine Chairman Westwood Creative Artists
Diane Mahoney Managing Director Bruce Mau Design (PAC Chair)
Konrad Skorupa Cultural Development Officer Cultural Partnerships City of Toronto - Economic Development and Culture
John Schoales Senior Economic Policy Advisor - Creative Cluster Policy Unit Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
Jeffrey Remedios President Universal Music Canada
Ted Riley Consultant Media Industries/ Advisor at the Cleantech Practice at MaRS
Antoine Vimal du Monteil Producer Ubisoft Montreal
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