1Course Overview

Introduction to Graphic Design

Course code: LE036

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Kick-start your career in Graphic Design, from home! 

This online course uncovers the creative and professional aspects required in order to succeed as a Graphic Designer.

  • Learn which interpersonal skills are needed to succeed
  • Understand the different career prospects and outcomes within this industry
  • Discover the essential skills, tools and applications involved 
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home 

Join over 75,000 students and study with an award-winning college to boost your CV and improve your career prospects!

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2Course Content
Lesson 1: Should I be a Designer?
  • What do I need to become a Designer? 
  • What is it like to be a Designer? 
  • How much can I earn as a Designer?
  • Costs of being a Designer 
  • Freelancing vs Full time job
  • Where should I work? 
  • Lifelong learning
Lesson 2: Workspace
  • Chair
  • Desk
  • Bookshelf
  • Pinboard
  • Desktop
Lesson 3: Tools
  • Computer and screen
  • Storage and backup
  • Wacom tablet or Pen display
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone and tablet
Lesson 4: Applications
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat
  • Lightroom
  • Bridge
Lesson 5: Essential Skills
  • Introduction
  • Composition & Layout
  • Digital Image Theory
  • File Management
  • Layers
  • Colors
  • Selections
  • Masking
  • Pen Tool
  • Adjustments
  • Image Editing & Filters
  • Brush Tool
  • Typography
  • Images in InDesign
  • Tracing Images
  • Camera RAW
Lesson 6: Specialisation
  • Introduction
  • Print design
  • Web, Tablet & Mobile design
  • Photo Retouch
  • Digital Art
Lesson 7: Getting Recognised
  • Introduction
  • Getting inspired
  • Keep track of your tasks
  • Crowdsourcing and contests
  • Sharing your work
  • Screencasting and Blogging
  • Portfolio
  • Internships
  • Certifications
  • Creative CV
  • Applying for jobs and attending Interviews
Lesson 8: What’s next
  • Conclusion
3Other Information

Course Duration

With this flexible home learning course you can fast-forward, rewind or repeat all the online classes, so you can go at your own pace with no strict deadlines. Two weeks or twelve months, it's completely up to you. 

Study Method

This blended learning solution offers a highly engaging video tutorial guide. This course is developed to be studied through distance learning, so you can study at your own pace and in your own time - no schedules or deadlines, it is completely up to you. 

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Learning 247 Certification of Completion. 


Your Questions Answered

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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