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Graphic Design: Essential Building Blocks

Graphic Design: Essential Building Blocks

London College of Communication
Taught by
A respected industry expert


This course will introduce you to graphic design through the development of professional processes and skills. Taught through tutor presentations and hands on studio time, you will learn the building blocks of design so that you can create work you can be proud of.

You will engage with projects and learn the subtleties of design in order to expand your creativity and challenge the often disjointed nature of mainstream design.

As part of the course you will be asked to come up with hypothetical design proposals for three major brands- redesigning their advertisements, typography and aesthetics.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to design elements­
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Mass
  • Texture
  • Colour
  • Scale
  • Position
  • Typography

Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand and effectively use the elements of design
  • Convey your enthusiasm, creativity, intellect, and practical skillsthrough an engaging portfolio of design work
  • Understand the importance of wit, creativity, and elegance in design

For the majority of the course the work will be practical and hands on but a small percentage will be computer based.
Who Should Attend
Students, professionals and enthusiasts looking to acquire basic design skills

Beginner: Some familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to increase your digital skills with Adobe InDesign: Beginners or try your hand at the analogue process with Letterpress.

Tailor Made Training
We also offer bespoke graphic design courses for groups and businesses. To find out what we can offer, please complete a Tailor Made Training Enquiry form.

Online short courses

Did you know we offer a similar course online? UAL online short courses are designed to help creative people master new challenges, develop their skills, get inspired by new ideas and access the UAL learning experience without having to travel to a campus for class.

Digital Graphic Design (Online Short Course)

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Tutor Description

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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