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Graphic Design Diploma Course

10 Modules

  • Certified Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What will you learn?

Requiring no prerequisite knowledge, the Graphic Design Diploma Course provides you with all the information you need to get started in this creative industry. You’ll gain an understanding of the history, theories, practices and principles of the topic, and even be guided through taking on paid work as a freelancer or through your own business.

To understand where graphic design is now, you first need to take a step back to appreciate where it has been. You will be guided through the history of graphic and industrial design, learning about key personalities and moments, and how they helped to form the modern...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – History of Modern Graphics and Industrial Design
  • Part 1: History of Graphic Design
  • Part 2: Key Moments in Modern Design History
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 - Theory & Elements of Graphic Design
  • Part 1: Rudiments & Theory of Graphic design
  • Part 2: Elements of Design
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Sketching & Drawing
  • Part 1: Sketching & Drawing
  • Part 2: Drawing Basics: Simplifying Shape and Form
  • Part 3: The Role of Sketching/ Drawing in the Design Process
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Calligraphy & Typography
  • Part 1: Calligraphy & Typography
  • Part 2: Typography
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Basics of Design
  • Part 1: Basics of Design
  • Part 2: Graphic Design Principles
  • Part 3: Graphic Design Composition
  • Part 4: An In-depth Look at the Elements of Graphic Design
  • Part 5: Why Graphic Design?
  • Part 6: Difference between Print and Web Design
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Introduction to the Computer/ Modern vs. Traditional Design Tools
  • Part 1: What is a Computer?
  • Part 2: Classification of Computers
  • Part 3: Software: Telling the Machine What to Do
  • Part 4: Traditional VS Modern Graphic Design Tools
  • Part 5: 14 Modern Graphic Designing Tools That Every Designer Must Know
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Problem Solving In Graphic Design, Image Editing and Conceptualization
  • Part 1: 10 Steps to Problem Solving
  • Part 2: Image Editing
  • Part 3: Conceptualisation
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Freelance versus Paid Employment/ How to Start Your Graphic Design Business
  • Part 1: Understanding the Basics of the Graphic Design Business
  • Part 2: Freelancing Vs. Paid Employment
  • Part 3: The First Step to Becoming a Design Entrepreneur
  • Part 4: Creating an Identity
  • Part 5: Office Location
  • Part 6: Marketing Your Company
  • Part 7: Creating Your Marketing Plan
  • Part 8: Online Marketing
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: How to Create a Portfolio
  • Part 1: Your Portfolio
  • Part 2: Your Capabilities Kit
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Pricing Your Work
  • Part 1: Pricing
  • Part 2: Quick Methods for Selecting Your Fees
  • Part 3: Value Factor
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who would benefit from the course?

This is a specialised course, designed for those who may have little or no knowledge of the subject but wish to pursue graphic design as a career.

If you play with graphic design but don’t understand the decisions you make during the creative process and would like to concretise your understanding of the subject and of particular elements of the design process, this course will get you there.

Existing graphic designers wishing to go it alone will learn how to set themselves up as a freelancer or start a business, including how to understand and set pricing and create a tailored portfolio that shows you can meet the needs of specific clients.

Accreditations

The Graphic Design Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home, you also receive your own tutor for full tutor support when completing the course. 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.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence.

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