Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop and InDesign for Beginners), Level 1

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Learn specific skills in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for the purpose of graphic design.

You will explore the principals of graphic design, learn how it has evolved, and discover what the future holds for one of the fastest growing careers in the world.  The course is taught using Adobe Software on Apple Mac computers.

On completion, students will acheive a Level 1 Award in Graphic Design.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will learn specific skills in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign for the purpose of graphic design.

The course will cover:

- To develop effective design ideas through creative thinking and problem solving. 

- To identify the four basic design elements namely composition, colour, type, and imagery and how they communicate a message.

- Brainstorm words and images to develop a creative design concept for a client.

- Develop effective design concepts for specific types of print media.

- Identify the use of humour, drama, or realism to attract attention and associate a product with an emotion.

- Choose appropriate equipment and software for a design project.

- Provide thoughtful commentary on existing design pieces demonstrating understanding of design elements, communication, audience, and tone.

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal examination element to this course. You will be assessed via a blog portfolio of work produced throughout the course.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

After completing this course, you may wish to progress onto:

Part-Time Courses:
- Introduction to Film Making
- Create a Website for your Business
- Graphic Design, Level 2 or 3
- Photography, Level 1, 2 or 3

Full-Time Courses (3 days a week):
- Art & Design, Level 2
- Art & Design, Level 3
- Art & Design, Foundation Diploma
- HNC/ D Film & Photography

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No previous experience needed, but reasonable IT skills are required.

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on for details. More about Student Finance.

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