What is the course about?
Gain a great introduction to graphic design or just brush up on your software and design skills by studying on our popular introduction to Graphic Design. Learn how to work with design concepts using colour, typography and layout. Explore your creativity_x000D_
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
Level 1. This is a Level 1 course so you do not need any design experience but you should have good basic computer skills. We use MACS at WAES so PC users may find the course more difficult. Entry Level 3 English & Maths plus good IT skills.
What topics does the course cover?
You will be introduced to Graphic Design through materials and processes as well as software techniques. Explore colour, texture, surfaces and marks to create unique work and use software to explore layout, typography and presentation. _x000D_
How will I be taught and assessed?
The course will be blended Learning, with a combination of face to face studio practical skills, online learning, plus directed study time. The tutor will guide you through class exercises and a set project. There is no formal examination. You will be assessed on the work you produce for your project and your coursework which you must hand in at the end. Please note, you will be able to collect your work after the course.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need to purchase a sketchbook and drawing tools which you will need for sketching, a USB stick or portable hard drive for you to take your digital work home. You will need access to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign at home to complete the online part of the course and to practice your skills.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will be able to create and work on designs produced in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and you will understand the basics of using this software. You will understand how to work to a project brief and take creative decisions.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Learners can move onto a Level 2 qualification in Graphic Design or to a Level 1 Web Design course or Level 1 Award in Parametric Modelling