WHADC Specialty Courses

Architecture

Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures.

Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

Recommended Schools: Rhode Island School of Design; Architectural Association School of Architecture; Cornell University; Pratt Institute

Software Class

This course includes graphic and 3D software, only for design software lovers, including the VI design, packaging, advertising, layout, animation design etc.

Students will learn design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, After effects, 3D Max, Maya etc.

Students will have greatly improved of their skills in a short time, and also able to use the computer to express the design concept.

Recommended Schools: California Institute of the Arts; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; School of Visual Arts; Sheridan College

Interior Design

Interior design is all about how we experience spaces. It’s a powerful, essential part of our daily lives and affects how we live, work, play, and even heal. Comfortable homes, functional workplaces, beautiful public spaces—that’s interior design at work.

Recommended Schools: California College of the Arts; Pratt Institute; School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Graphic Design

Graphic design, also known as communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. The form of the communication can be physical or virtual, and may include images, words, or graphic forms. The experience can take place in an instant or over a long period of time.

The work can happen at any scale, from the design of a single postage stamp to a national postal signage system, or from a company’s digital avatar to the sprawling and interlinked digital and physical content of an international newspaper.

Recommended Schools: Parsons the New School for Design; Virginia Commonwealth University; Maryland Institute College of Art; California Institute of the Arts

Fashion Design

Fashion design is a form of art dedicated to the creation of clothing and other lifestyle accessories. Modern fashion design is divided into two basic categories: haute couture and ready-to-wear. The haute couture collection is dedicated to certain customers and is custom sized to fit these customers exactly.

Recommended Schools: Central Saint Martins; Parsons the New School for Design; SUNY-Fashion Institute of Technology; London College of Fashion

Industrial Design

Industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production.

Its key characteristic is that design is separated from manufacture: the creative act of determining and defining a product’s form and features takes place in advance of the physical act of making a product, which consists purely of repeated, often automated, replication.

Recommended: Rhode Island School of Design; Art Center; Central Saint Martins; Pratt Institute; Carnegie Mellon University

Jewelry Design

Jewelry design is the art or profession of designing and creating jewellery. This is one of civilization’s earliest forms of decoration, dating back at least seven thousand years to the oldest known human societies in Mesopotamia and Egypt.

The art has taken many forms throughout the centuries, from the simple beadwork of ancient times to the sophisticated metalworking and gem cutting known in the modern day.

Recommended Schools: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Rhode Island School of Design; State University of New York at New Paltz; Birmingham Institute of Art and Design; Central Saint Martins