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Introduction to Graphic Design

Introduction to Graphic Design

21/02/2024 - 27/03/2024
18:00 - 21:00
Day of the week: Wednesday
Max. Cost: £189.00
Remaining places: Yes

Course overview

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18:00 - 21:00
Introduction to Graphic Design
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Pimlico Centre
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What is the course about?

Learn key design skills and new techniques necessary for the exciting world of Graphic Design. Explore the basic design principles using a combination of ‘hands-on’ (cut andpaste) techniques before pushing your ideas forward digitally with Adobe Creative Cloud: Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.

You will have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud Software on your own laptop while you are a student at WAES or up to 4 weeks after the course finishes.

Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?


What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?

The course is for beginners using the Adobe Creative Cloud. You will need good general computer skills to take this course.

What topics does the course cover?

Through a series of creative exercises and design briefs the course will cover:
- Design principles
- Structure in Layout
- Typography / designing with type
- Basic skills in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
- Creative thinking and visual problem solving
- Critically evaluating design work

How will I be taught and assessed?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, and by completing practical exercises. Apple Mac computers are provided for each student with all the necessary software installed. Student preparation and homework outside class is encouraged. Notes will be provided. At the end of the course learners will assess their individual progress and progression with the tutor

Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?

A memory stick (USB) to save any scanned or digital files.

By the end of the course what should I be able to do?

- Create type design in Illustrator
- Create page layouts with type and images in InDesign
- Manipulate and enhance images using Photoshop

What are the progression opportunities following this course?

You can develop your skills further on one of our specialist short courses, or take an accredited course in Graphic Design.


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