Visual Communication Specialist Course

Visual Communication:
Diploma Course Level 4

Visual Communication is something every serious Graphic Designer should venture into if they want to become creative and unique with their designs.

This Visual Communication Course has been designed to give the ultimate and dynamic graphic design and creative development tools to our students. Like all of our courses, this is a flexible or Timetabled course, whichever suits each student

COURSE STRUCTURE

You will be given an assessment at the start of this course to establish your abilities and skill levels.

Visual Communications covers everything you will ever need in graphic design. This course will provide the essential and most useful tools in the industry. You will not just learn the extensive attributes of graphic design, but you will also learn many techniques, how to develop your creative thinking skills and obtain the ability to come up with unique design.

A very serious course and one of our most popular courses.

There are 7 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 for Communication
In this first module you are going to look at and understand all about what visual communication is and how it works before putting everything into practice. You will also learn about additional elements which will extend the skills you already have as a graphic designer.

MODULE TWO: Creative Thinking and the Design Process Level 4
One of the most important modules in thisDiploma Course. Being able to develop your own design process that works will become very valuable to you. In this module you will work very closely with your Design & Training Coach on a number of projects and shown how to develop this unique design process and what you will need to include so that it works for you.

MODULE THREE: Page Layout & Design
As a graphic designer you should already know about the basics of page layout, but here you will take this to another level by breaking some of the rules. You will be encouraged to experiment with other techniques to create impact and creative styles which will become your very own.

MODULE FOUR: Common Design Jobs
Taking what you have leant in Module 1, 2 and 3, you are now going to approach some of the common design jobs designers are faced with on a day to day basis, but this time you are going to look at these from the visual communication spectrum. Now your skills and imagination will be stretched to its limits.

MODULE FIVE: Corporate Identity
You have more than likely worked on a number of Corporate ID project in the past. But here we will work on a number of projects which will provide more meaning and reason into designing an effective Corporate ID design which will stand out alongside your clients completion.

MODULE SIX: Branding
What is Branding Design? This module is a complete course in itself and will build your confidence in understanding, designing, developing and delivering branding designs. Throughout this module you will work with your Design & Training Coach on research techniques and live projects.

MODULE SEVEN: Digital Photography & Design
Now we are going to extend your skills even further. Taking control of the photography within your design projects will build your creative techniques extensively. You will not only be able to capture your visual messages with the use of the camera, but also extend your presentation skills.

 

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 Visual Communication 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.