School of Graphic Design

Graphic Design:
Diploma Course Level 2

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

Right from the start of this Diploma Course you will become totally awed and involved in what you have been dreaming to do. Each step of the way we will address everything you need to know and become. We will work on building on your weak areas and extending your strong areas by introducing you to a number of real life projects and assignments which will not only build your skills, knowledge and creativity, but will also provide you with a unique portfolio to help you to win that job, contract or further career development.

Take that step to changing your career!

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are 6 modules in this course to be completed, plus a final exam which is carried online through our eCampus..

MODULE ONE: Introduction to Graphic Design
Here we will look at the Graphic Design Industry, the technology and its environment so that you have a clear understanding of what you will need to address ahead.

MODULE TWO: The Design Process
This is one of the most important modules of this course. Here you will learn and develop a design process to help you to come up with inspiration and effective solutions for your Projects.

MODULE THREE: Page Layout & Design
Designing a layout for magazines, brochures etc requires a good understanding of Grids, Elements and Visual Hierarchy, so in this module you will be presented with Projects and Assignments to help you to tackle these areas.

MODULE FOUR: Working with clients
Whoever you are designing for, there will always be a need to understand them and what it is they wish to achieve. Even if you are designing for yourself. This module will provide you with real life projects and assignments in which you will use what you have covered and developed from Modules 2 & 3.

MODULE FIVE: Corporate Identity
A favourite for many designers, but how do you get it right! This module goes through all of the stages required to design and produce effective Logo and Corporate ID design. You will have exciting challenges in this module by carrying out some Projects and Assignments for logo designs.

MODULE SIX: Branding
Understanding branding can and will provide you with a very useful tool which is applied to you own design process. Different from Corporate ID and Logo Design, Branding Design involves elements of packaging design and visual communication – you will really enjoy this module and the projects that come with it!

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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 Graphic Design Level 2.

Progression Options:
Once you have completed this course successfully, you will be able to progress onto the Advanced Graphic Design Diploma 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 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.