Who should attend
Those who want to improve their design judgement and make more effective use of graphic design work produced by themselves and others.
About the course
Graphic design is a constantly evolving discipline and is a dynamic and rewarding subject to study. This beginners short course will give you an understanding of fundamental design elements and principles. It includes an introduction to the components of any design project: typography, colour, form, grids and structure. Practical exercises will enable you to produce your own work, resulting in a small 'portfolio' by the end of the course. While the course will cover basic features of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, which will be used for some of the exercises, Students should have a prior basic understanding of these programs to get the most out of the course.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Deconstruct/analyse examples of visual design
- Understand what makes a piece of design work
- Create your own designs
- Use basic functions of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
- Fundamental principles of graphic design
- Design vocabulary
- How space and shape convey meaning
- Layout and grids
- Collage using Adobe Photoshop
- Analysis of visual design
- Use of colour
All our Online Short Courses include:
- Live online lessons with the same tutors
- The same course content and learning outcomes
- Lesson recordings, for review
- Access to VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- 2 weeks online access
- Certificate upon completion
Dominic Dyson originally studied Painting at Chelsea School of Art, and Film and Video at St. Martins School of Art. After several years working in the music industry he returned to study Digital Design at The London College of Printing and an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins S...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.