Graphic Design Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Graphic design is the heartbeat of effective communication in today's digital landscape. Delve into the history and significance of graphic design and grasp industry practices. This graphic design online course will help you succeed in developing your technical skills and cultivating your creative vision to become a successful visual storyteller.

The significance of graphic design lies in its power to convey messages, evoke emotions, and leave a lasting impression. In a world inundated with information, eye-catching design is the key to standing out, whether you're promoting a brand, product, or idea. This online graphic design training is your gateway to unlocking this transformative skill. 

Learn graphic design principles, such as the fundamental elements and principles of design, allowing you to create visually compelling compositions. Understand the power of colour, its psychological impact and how to craft harmonious palettes that resonate with your audience.

Hone the skill of branding and logo creation, which is essential for establishing strong identities. Study graphic design nuances in print and digital media, ensuring your creations shine across all platforms. Familiarise yourself with the industry's leading design software and develop time-saving skills.

Master the art of composition, balance, and hierarchy to create engaging and organised print and digital media designs. Unlock the world of image editing by understanding how to use industry-standard software, from basic enhancements to complex manipulations. This graphic design online diploma also dives into the world of typography, teaching you how to use type effectively to convey messages. 

Step into a comprehensive learning experience encompassing topics such as:

  • Graphic design elements and principles.
  • The psychological impacts of different colours. 
  • Branding and logo creation. 
  • The differences between print and digital media. 
  • Design software and industry best practices. 
  • The art of composition, balance, and image editing.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Fundamental Concepts of Graphic Design
  • Part 2: Historical and Cultural Significance
  • Part 3: Key Graphic Design Figures and Movements
  • Part 4: Essential Design Terminology
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: Analysing and Applying the Elements of Design
  • Part 2: Applying the Principles of Design
  • Part 3: Design Theory and Visual Communication
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: Typefaces
  • Part 2: Principles of Typography
  • Part 3: Conveying Specific Messages
  • Part 4: Typesetting and Layout
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Psychology and Impact of Colour
  • Part 2: Colour Models
  • Part 3: Harmony Schemes and Their Application
  • Part 4: Creating and Managing Colour Palettes
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: Principles of Hierarchy and Composition
  • Part 2: Visual Hierarchy: Guiding the Viewer's Eye
  • Part 3: Composition: Crafting Visual Harmony
  • Part 4: Creating Layouts
  • Part 5: Layout Case Studies
  • Part 6: Grid Systems
  • Part 7: Design Principles for Digital Media
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: Essential Image Editing Techniques
  • Part 2: Resolution, File Formats and Colour Modes
  • Part 3: Image Retouching and Enhancement
  • Part 4: Image Compositing and Manipulation
  • Part 5: Applying Image Editing Skills to Graphic Design
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Role of Branding in Graphic Design
  • Part 2: Creating Memorable Logos and Brand Identities
  • Part 3: Principles of Effective Logo Design
  • Part 4: Practical Application
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: Differentiating Between Print and Digital Design Requirements
  • Part 2: Designing for Print Media
  • Part 3: Responsive Web Design and Interactive Digital Media
  • Part 4: Preparing Files for Print and Web Publication
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: Design Software
  • Part 2: Graphic Design Tools
  • Part 3: Timesaving Techniques and Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Part 4: Keeping Up with Software Trends and Updates
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: Ethical and Legal Considerations
  • Part 2: Project Management
  • Part 3: Building a Professional Portfolio
  • Part 4: Preparing for Employment Opportunities
  • Recommended Videos for Additional Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Whether you are a budding designer or an amateur enthusiast eager to delve into this captivating field, this graphic design online course offers a structured pathway to your goals.  This course is also suitable for entrepreneurs looking to create eye-catching branding and marketing materials, saving on outsourcing costs. Whether you're a marketer, writer, or any other creative professional, this graphic design diploma can complement your existing expertise and help diversify your work.

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Accreditations

The Graphic Design Diploma Course will take 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 certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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 £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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