Graphic Design Fundamentals Online Certificate Course

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Study Graphic Design Fundamentals Course; Learn to Understand how to forge a career path as a graphic designer

The Graphic Design Fundamentals Course will help you start a career as a graphic designer. Graphic design has always been a popular profession, but with more and more technology being introduced into our lives it's becoming an ever more important one too. All kinds of people use all kinds of technology every day. Making that technology as user-friendly as possible is vital, and graphic design is one of the most important elements of this.

What you will learn with our Graphic Design Fundamentals Course

  • Master the most widely used software in graphic designing
  • Learn the principles of graphics design and visual communication
  • Gain an insight into the current graphic design industry
  • Understand how to forge a career path as a graphic designer

Who will benefit from the Graphic Design Fundamentals Online Course?

This course is aimed at aspiring graphic designers, web designers and digital artists who wish to develop a skill set needed to become a professional graphic designer. Suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the industry; this course will prepare you for a career as a graphics designer through familiarizing you with the concepts, principles and – most importantly – the software you'll need to know.

You'll learn everything from working with layers and selections in Photoshop, to formatting text and menus in Dreamweaver, to using pathfinders and special effects in Illustrator.

As well as equipping you with a valuable skill set, you will also learn how to get your foot in the door of the graphic design world, from how to land your first job, to finding continued inspiration, to the ins and outs of joining the graphics design community.

On completion of this course, you will have the strong foundation needed to get started in the world of graphic design, along with the skills needed to start working professionally straight away. 

Graphic Design Fundamentals Course - Requirements

The Graphic Design Fundamentals Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 4 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Graphic Design Fundamentals Online Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion and will be issued a certificate via email.

Introduction to Graphic Design

  • Hello And Welcome 
  • What Is Graphic Design? 
  • Can Only Skilled Artists Be Good Graphic Designers? 
  • Areas Of Graphic Design To Explore 

Visual Communication Fundamentals

  • What Makes A Design Visually Pleasing
  • Organizing Information In Your Layouts 
  • Using Alignment To Your Advantage 
  • Setting The Design's Rhythm 
  • Letting A Design Breathe With Whitespace 
  • Creating Visual Interest With Contrast 
  • Designs That Work And Don't Work 

Building Successful Layouts

  • Determining The Design's Message 
  • The Terminology Of Type 
  • Typeface Styles & Resources 
  • Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy 
  • Understanding Colour's Psychological Impact
  • Building Your Design's Colour Palette
  • Understanding Colour Spaces 
  • Sourcing Imagery For Your Layouts 
  • Raster vs Vector Graphics 

The Tools To Put It All Together

  • An Overview Of The Tools Of The Trade 
  • Alternatives To Standard Industry Tools 
  • Web Design Tools & Software 
  • HTML & CSS: Is It Really Rocket Science? 

Starting A Career As a Graphic Designer

  • Getting A Job As A Graphic Designer vs Going Freelance 
  • Getting Started And How To Land Work
  • Joining The Design Community 
  • Finding Continued Inspiration 

Becoming a Graphic Designer | Conclusion

  • Wrapping Up 

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Study Graphic Design Fundamentals Course; Learn to Understand how to forge a career path as a graphic designer

The Graphic Design Fundamentals Course will help you start a career as a graphic designer. Graphic design has always been a popular profession, but with more and more technology being introduced into our lives it's becoming an ever more important one too. All kinds of people use all kinds of technology every day. Making that technology as user-friendly as possible is vital, and graphic design is one of the most important elements of this.

What you will learn with our Graphic Design Fundamentals Course

  • Master the most widely used software in graphic designing
  • Learn the principles of graphics design and visual communication
  • Gain an insight into the current graphic design industry
  • Understand how to forge a career path as a graphic designer

Who will benefit from the Graphic Design Fundamentals Online Course?

This course is aimed at aspiring graphic designers, web designers and digital artists who wish to develop a skill set needed to become a professional graphic designer. Suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the industry; this course will prepare you for a career as a graphics designer through familiarizing you with the concepts, principles and – most importantly – the software you'll need to know.

You'll learn everything from working with layers and selections in Photoshop, to formatting text and menus in Dreamweaver, to using pathfinders and special effects in Illustrator.

As well as equipping you with a valuable skill set, you will also learn how to get your foot in the door of the graphic design world, from how to land your first job, to finding continued inspiration, to the ins and outs of joining the graphics design community.

On completion of this course, you will have the strong foundation needed to get started in the world of graphic design, along with the skills needed to start working professionally straight away. 

Graphic Design Fundamentals Course - Requirements

The Graphic Design Fundamentals Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 4 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Graphic Design Fundamentals Online Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion and will be issued a certificate via email.

Introduction to Graphic Design

  • Hello And Welcome 
  • What Is Graphic Design? 
  • Can Only Skilled Artists Be Good Graphic Designers? 
  • Areas Of Graphic Design To Explore 

Visual Communication Fundamentals

  • What Makes A Design Visually Pleasing
  • Organizing Information In Your Layouts 
  • Using Alignment To Your Advantage 
  • Setting The Design's Rhythm 
  • Letting A Design Breathe With Whitespace 
  • Creating Visual Interest With Contrast 
  • Designs That Work And Don't Work 

Building Successful Layouts

  • Determining The Design's Message 
  • The Terminology Of Type 
  • Typeface Styles & Resources 
  • Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy 
  • Understanding Colour's Psychological Impact
  • Building Your Design's Colour Palette
  • Understanding Colour Spaces 
  • Sourcing Imagery For Your Layouts 
  • Raster vs Vector Graphics 

The Tools To Put It All Together

  • An Overview Of The Tools Of The Trade 
  • Alternatives To Standard Industry Tools 
  • Web Design Tools & Software 
  • HTML & CSS: Is It Really Rocket Science? 

Starting A Career As a Graphic Designer

  • Getting A Job As A Graphic Designer vs Going Freelance 
  • Getting Started And How To Land Work
  • Joining The Design Community 
  • Finding Continued Inspiration 

Becoming a Graphic Designer | Conclusion

  • Wrapping Up 

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID: 009SRGDF
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Unlimited lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time: Study at your own pace
Duration: 4 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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