Do you stop to stare at shop logos? Are you interested in typography? Do you eat a certain food because you love the packaging? If you find yourself entranced with art, design, creative ideas, photography, colours and graphics, then graphic design may be the right course for you.
Do you have the design package?
Whether you’re just dabbling with graphic design as a hobby, studying it as one of your A Levels, intending to make a career out of it or looking to improve your creative skills, we have a range of graphic design courses suitable for all your needs. Depending on your level and what you’re looking for, find out which category you fall into and browse some of our courses.
Graphic design courses at GCSE and A Level allow students to develop skills in diverse and exciting ways through a range of design methods such as drawing, print, painting, collage, photomontage and mixed media. You’ll get a recognised qualification at the end as well as an understanding of the historical development of graphic design within society and demonstrate this in your coursework.
A ‘brief’ taste
Whilst most professional graphic designers will be given briefs, outlining the requirements needed for them to complete the work, amateur designers who have just discovered their inkling towards this creative field, don’t have that. So how about a brief experience working with graphic design? Beginner courses are great to let you experiment and produce an inventive portfolio. You’ll learn observational drawing processes, design concepts using colour, typography and layout. You’ll be taught the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Of course, if you’re keen to progress further, there are intermediate, advanced and diploma courses available.