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Calligraphy Diploma Course

10 Modules

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  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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Calligraphy Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

In our tech-overloaded lives, more and more people are realising the benefit of picking up a pen again and creating something beautiful from the trained movement of their hand and how special it feels to create stylish, sometimes majestic, letters using the art form known as calligraphy. The Calligraphy Diploma Course will guide you, step-by-step, through the tools to use, the strokes to practice, and the scripts to produce to give you a well-rounded proficiency in this beautiful art form.

The Calligraphy Diploma Course begins by stepping into the past – looking at the roots of calligraphy and its purpose across the globe. This introduction includes a definition of calligraphy, specifically in terms of how it is used in the West, and the differences between...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: What is Calligraphy?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Definition of Calligraphy
  • Part 2: Calligraphy Across the World
  • Part 3: Classical Calligraphy vs ‘Modern Calligraphy’
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Tools and Materials
  • Part 1: Important Items in Your Tool Kit
  • Part 2: Different Types of Pens
  • Part 3: A Number of Nibs
  • Part 4: Basic Inks
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Getting Started
  • Part 1: Lights, Pen, Action!
  • Part 2: Practice Strokes
  • Part 3: Stock Your Library
  • Part 4: Tips for Left-Handed Calligraphers
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Modern Calligraphy
  • Part 1: Faux Calligraphy
  • Part 2: Brush Lettering
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Foundational Hand
  • Part 1: An Overview of Foundational Hand
  • Part 2: Ascending and Descending Letters
  • Part 3: Letters with Diagonal Lines
  • Part 4: The Most Difficult Letters
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Roman Script
  • Part 1: An Overview of Roman Script
  • Part 2: Writing the Roman Alphabet
  • Part 3: Constructing the Letters
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Italic Script
  • Part 1: An Overview of Italic Script
  • Part 2: Creating Italic Lettering
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Gothic Script
  • Part 1: Overview of Gothic Script
  • Part 2: Letters Using Vertical Lines
  • Part 3: Curved Letters
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Flourishes
  • Part 1: Getting Started with Flourishing
  • Part 2: Techniques and Tips
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Turning Your Calligraphy Skills into a Business
  • Part 1: Business Considerations
  • Part 2: Creating Your Work
  • Part 3: How Much to Charge
  • Part 4: Finding Clients
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Calligraphy Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Designed for the complete beginner and those whose wish to learn more about this art form, the Calligraphy Diploma Course is accessible to everyone. You will particularly enjoy the course if you find yourself wishing to cast off your tech-driven life (if just for a little while) and fall in love with handcrafted, personalised artwork that may even become your next profession. Get away from the digital screen and get lost in the moment with calligraphy.


The Calligraphy Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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