Schools that offer online designing courses include the New School University in New York City and the Academy of Art University in California. The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Massachusetts Institute of Technology through OpenCourseWare offer design courses as well.
The New School University through Parsons Education offers credit and non-credit courses in design. The credit courses include Advanced Typography and Environmental Design for undergraduate students learning graphic and interior design. The school also offers graphic design online classes in Web design and Photoshop basics for Continuing Education students.
The Academy of Art University has full and part-time classes that offer courses such as Design Drawing in Industrial Design. Students take the courses at their preferred time and interact with the faculty through the Learning Management System tool. High school students can take pre-college courses such as Fashion Construction and those interested in Continuing Education have options of studying various courses including game design.
The Fashion Institute of Technology has credit courses such as Fashion Art and Design that run on schedule with on-campus courses. The course involves pattern making and textile development. Non-credit courses include Illustrator I for creating and editing basic illustrations. Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare offers free design courses under departments such as Architecture and Comparative Media Studies/Writing. The courses include Basic Structural Design and Game Design.