PROFESSIONAL & SPECIALIST COURSES

Creative Thinking & Process Techniques:
Diploma Course Level 4

RELEASE YOUR CREATIVITY

This Professional Level Short Course in Creative Thinking and Process Development Techniques is designed to help you achieve professional and unique results.

Focused towards those who have already studied or trained in design, this course is valuable to professionals in the creative industries and those who are studying at university or in a creative environment which is demanding.

So what are you waiting for!

COURSE STRUCTURE

It is a multi-faceted ecosystem of experiences that communicates a promise to your customer. It takes time, patience and vision to build. Building brands and corporate ID for clients is a skill in itself. This diploma course is a valuable asset on its own as it covers every area involved in planning, researching, designing and developing brand logos and corporate identities.

Partnered with the Visual Communication Diploma Course would provide skills to set you apart from other designers in the creative industries.

There are 5 modules in this course to be completed. Each module has been designed as progressive steps so that you are learning by doing. You will be presented with Projects and Assignments in each module in which you will be assessed, plus a final exam which is carried online through our eCampus.

MODULE ONE: Introduction
We will start by looking at why creative thinking and having a process is so that you can get focused for the duration of this course, plus cover the basic areas we are going to cover in the following modules

MODULE TWO: How to Define Problems
Understanding what it is you are wanting to solve is the first part of your creative thinking journey. Here we will look at a variety of techniques to help you get off that blank page and the empty thoughts in your head.

MODULE THREE: How to Get Ideas
Ideas that work don’t just appear in front of us or just pop into our heads. You need a way of finding ideas, and that is what this module is all about. Clever and useful techniques to help you build your effective process.

MODULE FOUR: How to Create Form
We are going to show you how to build key resources for this part of the course. During this part of the course you will build up valuable tools to help you achieve the creativity and structure needed to complete your process.

MODULE FIVE: How Designers Think
Creating the right environment and evaluating what you have done as a designer is just as important as coming up with the solutions and ideas themselves.

This course also includes Projects and Case Studies which will help you to focus on getting results.

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 Creative Thinking & Process Techniques Level 4.

Progression Options:
Once you have completed this course successfully, you will be able to progress onto the one of our other Specialist Courses or a Degree Course 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 n 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.