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This short online graphic design course gives you an intensive and practical introduction to 20 key graphic design principles.
Each week you will gain experience applying these principles, by completing practical and realistic projects. Through this project work you will become familiar with techniques for working with images and fonts, designing layouts, and crafting logos and visual identities. The four projects can be tailored to your needs and can be related to current professional projects if required.
The course is also suitable for those wishing to discover and practice the fundamental principles of communication via the combination of text and image, perhaps as a first step into a new area of study, or simply to exercise an enquiring mind in a two-dimensional arena. The course does not cover the use of graphic design software, but you are welcome to complete projects using any software you wish, or none, as all projects can be completed working with hand tools (pens, pencils, paper, scissors, glue etc.).
Who is Graphic Design for Beginners for? (Online Short Course) for?
This course is designed for individuals interested in exploring the endless possibilities of how words and images interact. Perfect for small business owners, creative individuals working in a corporate world and those keen to craft a graphic identity online. This is an opportunity to expand your portfolio and become familiar with the 20 key graphic design principles. Each of the four projects can be tailored to your needs and could be used for professional endeavours if you wish. Perfect for those wishing to study the subject at a high level or for those who eager to widen their skills and exercise an enquiring mind.
Please note that on the six weeks course students will work on two more projects (6 in total) and learn more graphic design terms to apply to them.
By the end of the course you will have;
All our Online Short Courses include:
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.
Online Short Course Materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:
Course Specific Materials
Please ensure that you have the following materials to hand:
For those who wish to work by hand (not computer) it is also necessary to have:
To neatly trim printed out work, and for more precise cutting when creating compositions, the following is useful:
NB The course does not cover the use of graphic design software, but of course you are welcome to complete projects using any software you wish, or none, as all projects can be completed working with hand tools (pens, pencils, paper, scissors, glue etc.).
In this online short course on graphic design, you will gain hands-on experience by working on various projects, from logos to magazine spreads. You will gain practical knowledge that can be applied to any visual communication project.