Six courses and workshops for design lovers this Christmas

Course Courses: From interior design workshops to online programs that teach graphic design, we’ve organized six short courses in 2023 that can be given as thoughtful gifts this Christmas.

The selection includes self-paced courses as well as intensive in-person workshops offered at global institutions such as Carleton University in Canada, University of the Arts London in the UK and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the USA.

Ideal for anyone with an interest in design, the courses teach basic skills in a variety of design topics without any prior experience.

Here are six courses you can present to design enthusiasts featured in Dezeen Courses:


Studio First at Carleton University

The Studio First short course at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism facilitates graduate architecture studies for those without a formal background in the subject.

The course is delivered online as a five-week intensive workshop with two sessions starting in May or July 2023.

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Student work from the Interior Design Module A Short Course at the University of the Arts London

Interior Design Module A Short Course at University of the Arts London

The Interior Design Module One Short Course at the University of the Arts London equips students with the fundamentals of interior design, including lighting theory, materials and how to use CAD software.

The program is taught at the university’s Chelsea College of Arts campus in multiple sessions throughout the year 2023, the first of which will begin on January 10.

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Blue and white isometric drawing of a cultural space under the arches by a student of Theatrum Mundi

On Infrastructure Master Class at Theatrum Mundi

The Masterclass on Infrastructure at Theatrum Mundi provides students with interactive sessions exploring the cultural infrastructures that make up towns and cities.

The two-day course takes place at Theatrum Mundi’s London campus from 25-26 February 2023.

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A student working on a digital design project

Digital Design Course at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Digital Design short course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago equips students with digital design skills focused on print media, including training in Adobe software, color theory, and typography.

The course is designed for those interested in graphic design regardless of previous experience and can be taken online or in person in Chicago.

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SketchUp model of a kitchen interior at The Little Design Corner

SketchUp Course for Interior Design Beginners at The Little Design Corner

The Interior Design Beginner’s SketchUp Course at The Little Design Corner teaches students SketchUp skills that can be applied to architectural and interior design projects.

It consists of online video lessons and worksheets that you can study at your own pace, along with complementary one-on-one support.

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Graphics of colorful street posters

Branding Now at Future London Academy

The Branding Now online course at Future London Academy equips students with practical design knowledge in creating brand strategies and communicating visual identity.

The self-paced course is for people who want to learn graphic design skills that can be applied to personal and team projects.

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