School of Graphic Design

Advanced Graphic Design:
Diploma Course Level 3

Here’s your opportunity to achieve that passion you have to become a Unique and Creative Graphic Designer.

You have all the basic skills in Graphic Design, but want to be able to take your skills and knowledge to the next level. Well, this is your chance to not only extend your skills, but to become a unique graphic designer to make you stand out in this over crowded industry. From day one of this course, you will hit the ground running, ignite the inspiration in your thinking and creative ideas.Don’t forget, it is not all about the qualification, it is about the most important attributes, portfolio, your ability to demonstrate your skills and your ability to do the work – creatively and professionally

So what are you waiting for!

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are 9 modules in this course to be completed, plus a final exam which is carried online through our eCampus.

MODULE ONE: History of Graphic Design & its Influences
The best way to be able to develop your graphic design of the future is by understanding graphic design in the past. Module one will cover the history of this subject area so that you fully understand how it started and has developed over the years.

MODULE TWO: The Creative Design Process – Level 3
This is the most important module of this course. Developing and using an effective creative process is valuable to your career as a Graphic Designer, plus mould you into coming up with unique and effective designs.

MODULE THREE: Typography, Colour & Images
Being creative with typography and colour will extend the visual effectiveness and uniqueness of your designs. Here we will work with you to develop a complete understanding and use of these attributes by carrying out a number of exciting projects.

MODULE FOUR: Design for Print
Getting it right when printing is not only essential, but also valuable to the finished results. In this module we will look at a variety of techniques and rules which will extend your skills and tools.

MODULE FIVE: Common Design Jobs
Putting into practice what you have learnt and covered in the previous modules, you will now look at the common design jobs a graphic designer does. The subject areas we will cover in this module will be Advertising, Exhibitions, Printed Material, Packaging and Signage, plus other areas.

MODULE SIX: Digital Design & Image Creation
Extending on what you may already know, we will take your digital design and image design to another level. You will cover digital production and the creation and manipulation of image development.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

Software:
The industry standard software for this course is the Adobe Creative Suite. Any version will be acceptable for this course, but Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will be required. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud as a Student which will entitle you to a very good discount in which you can pay monthly. This way you will have access to all of the latest software and all the updates. Other software is acceptable for this course.

Time:
Dedication to this course depends on the time you have available. There are 2 option available for studying this course; Fixed Term Course in which you would complete your course in 6 months, or Flexible Study in which you can study at your own pace.

Study Material:
Study material will be supplied, but we will also list a variety of additional study books etc which you can purchase if you wish.

Communication:
It is important that you have access to the Internet so you can access your course through our eCampus, plus Skype would also be an advantage for live lessons.

Knowledge & Skills:
This course can be for beginners and no prior knowledge or experience required to study this course.

Your Attributes:
An ability to be self motivated, an eye for design and open to new ideas.

Entry Qualifications:
None required for this course, but you must be able to communicate, read and write in English.

Qualification Awarded:
On successful completion of this course plus completing the final exam, you will be awarded a Diploma Certificate in Advanced Graphic Design Level 3.

Progression Options:
Once you have completed this course successfully, you will be able to progress onto one of our Specialist, Professional Courses or a Degree Course in Graphic Design depending on your final results.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
You will also be giving full support and individual training on using the related Adobe Creative Suite software throughout this course. Every module in this course has a live project to carry out, and we will use these projects to help develop and improve your software skills. Live training is provided on a one to one basis using Skype, plus individual video support.

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