Graphic Design Course

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic Design Course

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Ever wondered if you could really learn graphic design online? Of course, you can. Because design is more than what meets the eye. Everything about Shaw Academy’ graphic design courses prepares you for a career as a professional graphic designer. It offers access to this exciting world of design where you learn of current trends and fundamental skills you need to pursue a career. In spite of being an online graphic design student, you work with the best creative minds in the industry. With hand-on training and real-world design experience, you quickly become a part of a vibrant creative community. Let your busy schedule not get in the way of earning graphic design certificate. Learn in your own time and convenience, in the classroom of your choice. With such dynamic and engaging content, it will not take you long to immerse yourself in the curriculum. With Shaw Academy’s online graphic design courses, get ready to be inspired. Sign up now!

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8 Interactive Lessons

4 Weeks Long

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Module I - Introduction

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8 Interactive Lessons

Weekly Assignments + Fun Quizzes

If you miss a lesson, you can always view the recordings later.

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  • Lesson 1 - Overview of Graphic Design

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    Kickstart your course with getting an overview of the graphic design space. Get familiar with the idea of concepts, ideas and thoughts, an understanding of visual relationships that can help you communicate a direct and coherent message. Work your way through the holy trinity of graphic design applications - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign. Sign up now!

  • Lesson 2 - Learning the Elements and Principles of Design

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    In your second graphic design class, you will get the opportunity to get acquainted with developing a ‘Designer’s Eye’. The key is to understand the building blocks of design. You know more about the principles and elements of design including composition, organic and geometric form, colour, craft usage to create visual impact with clarity whilst adding structure to your designs. Sign up now!

  • Lesson 3 - Introduction to Colour Theory & Photoshop

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    Photoshop is an Adobe product that has made immense contribution to the creative community. It initiated the concept of affordable editing at a professional standard for designers and photographers, minus the use of additional equipment. In this graphic design course, you will learn to work on this software, building a solid foundation for a progressive design career. Sign up now!

  • Lesson 4 - Advance Photoshop for Designers

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    Designers worldwide you Adobe Photoshop as the standard design image manipulation tool. As someone who wants to pursue a professional design career, it is essential that you know the ins and outs of using advanced Photoshop tools to give a lease of life to your creative concepts. Sign up now!

  • Lesson 5 - Start Working on Typography & Adobe Illustrator

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    Typography is the central element of any design that piques interest in the visual and highlights the communication. Through a series of visual exercises, you learn how hierarchy, composition, image, motion and sound can communicate a message. Know more on how to use Typography with Adobe Illustrator to add more depth to your designs. Sign up now!

  • Lesson 6 - Create Logos with Adobe Illustrator

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    As you move on to lesson six of your online graphic design courses you learn the basics of creating a logo design – the very element that encapsulates the essence of a brand. Get familiar with industry best practices of logo design and know more of the roadblocks of integrating client’s ideologies with your creative nectar into a single graphic. All of you need to do is to master Adobe Illustrator. Sign up now!

  • Lesson 7 - Designing for the Web

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    Web page design is a different game altogether. User behaviour is the key that drives designs incorporating basic patterns of visitor – website interactions. Lesson seven will largely deliver on the principles of web design to create site layouts that are professional, productive and effective. Sign up now!

  • Lesson 8 - Summary of Print & Pre-Press Basics and InDesign

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    As you learn graphic design and are near completion, you finish off with getting introduced to the fundamentals areas of design is print work. Get to know the terminology and how to create a print design in Adobe InDesign software from scratch. Sign up now!

Module II - Advanced Theory Module

  • Week 1: Advanced Colour Theory

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    Colour in design is very subjective. What evokes one reaction in a person may evoke a very different reaction in someone else. Colour theory is a science and learning concepts like Chroma, Value and Saturation is key to creating your own colour schemes, which we will be creating from scratch. This is essential for your personal design projects. Sign up now!

  • Week 2: Photoshop Essentials

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    Photoshop is one part of the ‘Holy Trinity’ of design, the others being Illustrator and InDesign. During this lesson you will discover the shear amount of power Photoshop contains. This tour of Photoshop will touch on the many tools of Photoshop and the sub-categories within each tool choice. Sign up now!

  • Week 3: Photoshop Filters & Blend Modes

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    Filters are a great tool for any graphic designer. Photoshop has a large range of filters to fit every genre and to help create amazing pieces of work. During this lesson we will delve in these filters, to fully grasp the creative power they have. Sign up now!

  • Week 4: Logo Design Principles

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    During this lesson you will discover the best principles of logo design, and the “what not to do”, to make sure you avoid those easily made mistakes. This Lesson will then discuss what makes a logo work before moving on to the principals contained in Gestalt theory. Sign up now!

Module III - Professional Creation Module

  • Week 1: Infographics

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    Infographics are visual representations of data and information. They are intended to help convey information faster, as the mind processes images faster than words. We will be discussing the best practices when designing infographics before approaching our own infographic creation in Adobe Illustrator. Sign up now!

  • Week 2: Grid Theory

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    Whether you work in digital or print, you need to understand grid theory. Grids are like the invisible glue that holds a design together. So whatever area of design you are interested in, we’ll help you gain a solid understanding of the terminology, practice and purpose of the grid. Sign up now!

  • Week 3: Portfolio Creation

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    During this lesson, we will discuss tips for portfolio creation that will help guide you towards that next step in your career. During our hands on practical webinar, we will try a variety of different layout types so you, as a creative individual, can tweak them to your own standards, inviting your own creative portfolio. Sign up now!

  • Week 4: Creative Resume

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    A creative CV/Résumé will help you stand out, get you the interview and secure the job, along with the portfolio of course. We will look at the best practices for creative résumés and will touch on some of the best creative techniques used during the design. Sign up now!

Module IV - Career Module

  • Week 1: Branding & Packaging

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    Branding and packaging is an important tool to any business. This lesson will teach all the knowledge you need to get ahead in the branding and packaging side of graphic design. Using the Adobe packages, we will create some stunning artwork to be used for a variety of different branding and packaging. Sign up now!

  • Week 2: Advanced Typography

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    Typography is an art form of its own. Understanding typography and its power is a great asset to any designer. Creating your own custom fonts is an advantage every graphic designer should possess. We will look at custom fonts and how to edit already existing fonts to help your designs pop. Sign up now!

  • Week 3: Idea Generation & Development

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    This lesson will solely focus on the process of idea generation and how to go from a simple brief to a masterpiece of work. We will go through all the steps of idea generation in depth, allowing for creativity even in the non-creative parts of graphic design. Sign up now!

  • Week 4: Career Advice

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    These lessons will be based on career advice to help you ease into the possibility of designing for either a client or for yourself. We will discuss on a step by step basis what you need to know and what you need to do to become a freelance graphic designer. Sign up now!

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Kerryann Collier

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I have just completed Kevins Graphic Design course and highly recommend it to anyone interested in this field. It was packed with a wealth of info that he crammed into 10 excellent lessons.

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Sùmőñ

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Doing graphics designing course, it's really amazing, interactive and professional and I recommend Shaw academy to everyone who are willing to take online courses and also want full support about their courses throughout the session. It's really fun guys give it a try.

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Dawn Burns

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Thanks to Kevin for the amazing graphic design courses I'm thoroughly enjoying it and learning new things each lesson

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Sama Z Sha'ar

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I found the course of Graphic Design to be extremely helpful.I have never found the staff at any other learning institution as supportive as the staff at Shaw Academy.

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Dania Alabsi

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Graphic Design awesome . Really helpful .

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Marly Essam

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It's my first time to try and online course..

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Qais ALkhider

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I have started with Shaw academy graphic design course , I am enjoying the course It is really interesting ,,Thank you Shaw academy #shawgraphic

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Stacey StJohn

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I am taking the Graphic Design Class and I was a bit worried because I had no experience but I am thrilled with the experience!!! I have learned so very much! I thought I would be overwhelmed but I am not, the class it face-paced but not too much so that I cant keep up. I am definitely taking another class as soon as this one wraps up.

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Imran Motala

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I am taking the graphics design class all the way from zambia lusaka. I was very worried of how it will be .