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Graphic Design for 13 to 16 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

Graphic Design for 13 to 16 year olds will explore the world of visual communication as you unravel the possibilities of graphic design. You'll leave with a body of design work and new-found skills that can be put towards building a design portfolio.

Through a series of fun and engaging workshops, you will experiment with a range of hands on materials and processes.

You will develop your drawing, push your printmaking, tinker with your typography and focus on your photography. With this array of materials, you will let your imagination run free and find new ways of expressing and communicating your ideas.

We'll encourage you to develop your ideas through brainstorming and visual research, to feed your inspiration.

Course outcomes
You'll leave with a small body of work and a broader understanding of the possibilities offered by working in the area of graphic design. You will have gained skills that can be used in building a future portfolio.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

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Topics covered

  • Identity; collage
  • Letter form generation
  • Magazine layout, editorial
  • Poster design, editing
  • Redesign, rebranding, marketing
  • Reconceptualisation, advertising; mixed media
  • Guerrilla advertising / viral campaigns


Online short course materials:

  • A big pile of old magazines or newspapers that are not precious and can be cut up!
  • A sheet of A3 paper
  • Some coloured A4 paper (if you have it)
  • Scissors or a craft knife (with cutting mat)
  • Some coloured pens / pencils (you can also use paint or charcoal if you like)
  • A glue stick.

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

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