Course Title: Professional Graphic Design Diploma

Course Duration: 12 months

Course Fee: £3650 (This can be paid in full or with 12 monthly instalments – full information on request)

Start Dates: April 2024 or October 2024

Course Overview:

This comprehensive Professional Graphic Design Diploma Course is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the field of graphic design. Whether you are a beginner looking to start a career in graphic design or an experienced designer aiming to enhance your skills, this course will cover a wide range of topics to help you succeed in the industry.

Course Objectives:

• Develop a deep understanding of graphic design principles, techniques, and software tools.
• Create visually stunning and effective designs for various media.
• Build a professional portfolio showcasing your design work.
• Learn how to work effectively with clients and teams in a professional design environment.
• Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices.

Course Materials:

• Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, After Effects)
• Course textbook access online (recommended)
• Access to online design resources and tutorials


• Weekly assignments and quizzes
• Mid-term and final design projects
• Portfolio assessment and presentation
• Class participation and engagement

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Professional Graphic Design Diploma certificate, showcasing their proficiency in graphic design principles, software, and practical skills.


• Basic computer literacy in English
• Access to design software and hardware
• Passion for creativity and design

This Professional Graphic Design Association Diploma Course aims to provide participants with a strong foundation in graphic design, enabling them to pursue careers as graphic designers, UI/UX designers, art directors, and more. It also caters to those looking to enhance their existing skills and stay current with industry trends.

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Course Outline:

Introduction to Graphic Design
• History and evolution of graphic design
• Overview of graphic design elements and principles
• Understanding design terminology
• Exploring graphic design software (Adobe Creative Cloud)

• Fundamentals of typography
• Font selection and pairing
• Typography in print and digital media
• Typography in branding and logo design

Colour Theory and Application
• Colour psychology and symbolism
• Creating colour schemes and palettes
• Using colour effectively in design
• Colour for web and print

Layout and Composition
• Grid systems and layout principles
• Designing for various media (print, web, mobile)
• Visual hierarchy and composition techniques
• Magazine and editorial design

Image Editing and Manipulation
• Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
• Image retouching and manipulation
• Creating digital illustrations
• Working with masks and layers

Vector Graphics and Illustration
• Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
• Creating vector artwork and logos
• Icon design and infographics
• Designing for branding and packaging

Web and Interactive Design
• Introduction to Adobe XD
• Designing responsive websites and mobile apps
• User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design
• Prototyping and user testing

Print Design and Production
• Preparing designs for print
• Understanding print processes and formats
• Designing for brochures, posters, and packaging
• Working with printers and production teams

Branding and Corporate Identity
• Creating brand guidelines
• Logo design and brand identity systems
• Building a strong visual brand
• Case studies of successful branding projects

Portfolio Development
• Building a professional design portfolio
• Showcasing your best work
• Crafting a compelling design resume and cover letter
• Online portfolio platforms and personal branding

Client Collaboration and Freelancing
• Working with clients and understanding their needs
• Freelancing in the design industry
• Pricing and contracts
• Managing client feedback and revisions

Design Ethics and Trends
• Ethical considerations in graphic design
• Sustainability in design
• Keeping up with design trends
• Future directions in graphic design

Final Projects and Critiques
• In-class design project(s)
• Peer and instructor critiques
• Refining your design skills
• Finalising your portfolio