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Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Take the first step towards becoming a graphic designer or web designer at WAES.

Graphic design has a profound impact on all our lives. Whether it is a magazine layout, editorial illustration, product packaging, billboards, logos or public information signs, they all involve design.

Our courses enable you to learn new skills, develop your graphic skills or simply explore your creativity. You’ll receive practical instruction from industry professionals who can help you build your knowledge and expertise through assignments, design and software instruction while keeping you up-to-date with current trends, developments and further studies.

You will learn with up-to-date industry hardware and software while working with professional Adobe Design software on the latest Apple Mac computers in our bespoke design suites plus, you will learn studio and research skills essential for the modern designer.

Our Facilities

At WAES were have several fully equipped Mac suites in a range of prime Westminster locations. Whether you’re looking to branch out into a completely new area or want to build upon your existing skills, you’re bound to find the perfect course for you. 

The WAES Mac Suites are kept up to date with industry software to ensure that you have the latest technology and learning equipment at your fingertips. Mac software includes:

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • Fireworks

Browse our courses below or contact us for more information.

Accredited Courses
Level 1 NCFE Award in Graphic Design
Day(s): Friday
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Weeks: 10
Start Date: 17/01/2025
Other Dates Available: 1
Venue: Pimlico Centre
Full Fee: £813
Level: Level 1
Concessions: Yes

This Level 1 NCFE award is a 10 week course that will introduce you to the basic graphic design skills and an understanding of the main principles of graphic design, giving a strong foundation for progression into further study.

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Level 1 UAL Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)
Day(s): Monday
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Weeks: 31
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Venue: Pimlico Centre
Full Fee: £3,688
Level: Level 1
Concessions: Yes

This UAL accredited course is designed to introduce you to the creative and practical skills required to study at a higher level in graphic design with the intent to work in the graphic design or related industries.

On this year long course, you will learn how to become a creative designer and produce a unique portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills though graphic communication.

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Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)
Day(s): Tuesday and Wednesday
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Weeks: 33
Start Date: 10/09/2024
Other Dates Available: 1
Venue: Pimlico Centre
Full Fee: £4,029
Level: Level 2
Concessions: Yes

This UAL accredited course is designed to develop your creative and practical skills required to study at a higher level in graphic design with the intent to work in the graphic design or related industries.

Explore graphic design through a range of assignments from typography and layout to packaging and marketing materials using design techniques and software applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. During this course you will be able to explore basic elements of design such as typography, layouts, composition, 2D and 3D designs. With a variety of project brief assignments, you will gain a good foundation of the understanding of the design theory and process with the development of ideas and mock ups through to the final product.

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Level 3 UAL Diploma in Creative Practice (Graphic Design)
Day(s): Thursday and Friday
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Weeks: 34
Start Date: 12/09/2024
Venue: Lisson Grove Centre
Full Fee: £4,721
Level: Level 3
Concessions: Yes

This UAL accredited course is designed to progress further your creative and practical graphic design skills.

Explore graphic design through inspiring challenges and project briefs and learn how to communicate information and visuals through the power of graphic design. You are encouraged to contextualise your creativity through guided research activities. You will develop your individual creative practice and experiment with a range of materials and techniques, learning professional skills and creating original design solutions.

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WAES Courses
Introduction to Graphic Design

Develop new skills and explore the basic design principles you need for professional graphic design practice using Adobe Creative Cloud. Discover the fundamentals of typography with Illustrator, the relationship between type and image in layout using Indesign and how to manipulation images in 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.

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Why study at WAES?
  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Accessible Central London centres with bespoke facilities and great transport connections
  • A wide range of in-person, online, distance learning and community-based courses
  • Unique work experience opportunities through partnerships
  • Guest speakers offer introductions to career pathways in a variety of sectors
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or further learning including university
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