Make content stand out from the crowd!

Learn about graphic design and how to put the theories you'll learn in this Graphic Design course into practice.

Learn how to make great choices when it comes to your selection of fonts, images, colours and layout, and how to ensure that your design meets the purpose of the design brief you're working from. This is all covered within this exciting course.


Is Graphic design for me?

To be a good graphic designer, you need knowledge, skills and a certain degree of imagination and flair. This course can provide the foundation of that knowledge, and give you a start toward developing skills that only come over time with experience. If you are lucky enough to be born with an amount of artistic talent, experience and learning will give you the confidence to bring your talent to life - and make a great career along the way! 

Study on your terms! 

Online Learning that caters for your needs and time schedule

Learn how to make online and print media stand out.

Tips and tricks to create better graphics


10 lessons filled with easy to understand instructions

Screenshots of working examples

100 hours total study with up to 12 months to complete

No classes, submission dates or schedules!

Graphic Designers and Graphic Artists are in Demand

  • The expansion of the internet has created an unprecedented demand for graphic design skills
  • Graphic designers work with both print and electronic media
  • They take words and images given to them by clients and compose what we see on web pages, advertising materials, in books and magazines.



There are ten lessons in this course as follows:

1. Scope and Nature of Graphic Design
What does a Graphic Designer do? What kind of skills does a Graphic Designer need? What kind of roles would a Graphic Designer have? Historical background of Graphic Design; Common Graphic Design terms; Applications that Graphic Designers use

2. Design Fundamentals
Design Elements and Criteria; Theories on Composition; Practical Devices of Composition
Gestalt Principles of Perception: Selecting the correct Pictures and Images; Using Files

3. Colour Theory and Applications
CMYK, RGB, PMS Colour, Hex Colours, Coloured and White Light and Emotional Responses to colour

4. Typography
Why selecting the right typography for your work is so important? Selecting Fonts and using them in your work

5. Illustration
History of pictures; Illustrations used in modern designs; Using images in your own design; Sketching out your ideas; Digital Illustrations; Raster and Vector Graphics

6. Logotype Design

Using Logos; Colours and Emotions; Shapes of Logos; Designing Business Cards, Letterheads and Banners

7. Layout Design

How to get your message across; Design a well organised piece of work; Attracting your audiences attention; Layout principles; The Design Process; Style Sheets; Sending you artwork for printing; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); Types of Software

8. Design Systems and the Design Industry

Visual Communication; Manufacturing; Built Environment; Industrial Design; Interior Design; Graphic Design; Designing for different purposes; Design Briefs; Web Pages

9. Comparative Design -Lessons From Other Designers
Learning about the work of other designers to diversify your work; Influential People in history in the Graphic Design Industry

10. Design Project
Problem Based Learning; Interacting with people that you work with

Duration: 100 hours


Where Do Graphic Designers Work?

There are a number of possible employment areas which utilize the skills of graphic designers.

  • Some are self-employed, working out of home or a small office; taking on contract work for clients who might routinely need design work (e.g. website developers, printers, etc.)
  • Some are employed for marketing firms, working as part of a team to provide marketing services to clients.
  • Media organisations (e.g. publishers) - some may be involved in design and layout of printed material, illustrations, book covers, etc. for print or electronic media.
  • Marketing departments in medium to large organisations - producing in-house publications, company logos, advertisements, brochures, etc.
  • Some may end up working in more specialised areas such as in film animations, television graphics, plays and television set design, web design.
  • Some may take on the role of creative director or art director.

General Roles of a Graphic Designer

Designers may be involved in team work e.g. in advertising agencies, or mainly work alone e.g. as a consultant.

Whilst actual job roles may vary across employers, and daily activities might differ in accordance with current projects, the following general roles are typically part of a graphic designer's repertoire:
  • Liaising with clients in order to discern what they require in terms of visual communications. The designer will discuss the client's needs at length and may also produce a series of rough sketches often referred to as design 'roughs' to aid in arriving at a decision.
  • Preparing detailed design layouts by employing a variety of techniques including illustrations, photographs and computer-generated images.
  • Showing and explaining the design proposals to the client for their approval.
  • Making adjustments or scrapping the proposals at the client's discretion and starting again if necessary.
  • Developing and preparing designs for signage, advertising, print or electronic publications.
  • Overseeing all stages in the production of designs. This includes arranging printing and supervising this process.
  • Designing and setting up exhibitions for a variety of purposes such as education or advertising


Imagine yourself creating something seen by millions!

Graphic designers sit in the background of some of the biggest marketing and multimedia slogans, they are artists and creators who have learned the same things as in this course.

What works with graphics and how to get the best out of them, size color, shape are all relevant and important choices for the graphic designer. You will be able to make something that could potentially be seen by millions of people all over the world.

If you have a creative flare or artistic background then this course is right for you. If not, there is always time to learn and this course can take you from the basics to the advanced and beyond.

The sky is the limit and your creativeness will gain tools to express yourself in ways you may not have thought possible. Enroll today and start to draw your future..


Study online at your own pace

Using our modern online portal for study is a simple and effective way of learning.

Once enrolled, you will receive your online account to our system that will give you all the lessons assignments and self-assessment tests so you can start studying straight away.


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