Diploma Course Level 1

The aim of this course is to provide our students with the basics of graphic design, master the basic skills to get them started and to help them to progress onto a Graphic Design related Diploma Course or other course areas.


There are 6 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: Design Basics
    Before you can fully understand what is involved in graphic design, you will need to know the basic of design. In this first module, you will be taken through 6 very important steps which will help you to understand and plan your designs from the very beginning.
  • MODULE TWO: Elements
    The elements covered in this module are Images, Files and Typography basics. You will work on a couple of projects with your Design & Training Coach to help you to understand and use these elements in effective ways.
  • MODULE THREE: Colour
    This is a very important attribute when designing, so it is very important to be able to use these effectively. You will venture into different formats of colour use in this module when you carry out a number of projects and assignments to build your confidence in this area.
  • MODULE FOUR: Pre-Press
    Now it is all about getting your designs ready for production, in which is called ‘PrePress’. There are a lot of things to consider before sending your designs to the printers for production. Here we will look into the areas included in this process to get the best possible finish and to clear any problems prior to the production process.
  • MODULE FIVE: Production
    The moment of truth, when your design is going to be printed, so again you will extend what you have learnt in module 4 by covering the main areas when it comes to printing, how it will be printed and what it is being printed on.
  • MODULE SIX: Finishing
    This is the creative side of the production of your design. You will investigate different options available to you in the finishing of your design and how it can look with different effects and materials applied – a great way to extend your creativity.

To be accepted onto this course level you should have a keen interest in Graphic Design and have a basic knowledge in the Adobe Creative Suite including ‘Illustrator & Photoshop’ although you will be trained in this software throughout the course.

DIPLOMA COURSE LEVELS 1,2 & 3 FEES: £550 each level

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