LCCA - London College of Contemporary Arts

OVERVIEW


Our CPD-accredited professional development course in digital graphic design will acquire you with an understanding of the design process. You will learn how to plan and develop ideas and how to use images and text in design work for the

purpose of communication. Designed primarily for beginners, the course is composed of six modules that together will provide a good basis for a novice graphic design practitioner. The modules can be taken separately if you feel you already have skills included in previous modules, however, bear in mind that the units are set on a timeline and complement each other with knowledge and experimentation.

In each module, you will work on short tasks and one core assignment. When all the assignments are combined, you will have enough work to present a varied portfolio.

Each module will focus on a different aspect of the design process, including basic layout, composition and design, typography and advanced use of colour. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of various elements of graphic design and you will be able to produce logos, layouts and other graphic applications on a basic level.

KEY COURSE INFORMATION
Campus:

London

Awarding Body:

CPD Certified

Duration:

24 hours

Delivery mode:

Two sessions of three hours a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks each module

Intakes:

October 

Funding:

Not available

Fees:

£200 per individual module

£1200 for all 6 modules when bought as a package

 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE

Our courses provide an overview of digital graphic design through a variety of modules that complement each other. LCCA staff are experienced professional practitioners with links to the industry who can provide students with an insight into current industry practices. Our location in central London, alongside our dedicated facilities, serves as a perfect jumpstart into graphic design.

WHO ARE THESE GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSES FOR

If you have an interest in graphic design and have always aspired to a job in a creative role but have little experience in the area, this is the ideal course for you.

This course is most suitable for people looking to be acquainted with fundamental elements of graphic design including software, techniques and visual literacy.

Throughout six units you will be introduced to a variety of subjects that will form a strong basis to succeed as a professional graphic designer.

Level: Beginner, no previous skills needed.

WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE

In order to develop sufficient knowledge and understanding in a supportive environment, you will be taught in small groups with dedicated tutor.

Each module will focus on a different topic providing useful insights with a hands-on approach and creative tasks in class weekly.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course and through the different modules you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the workings of graphic design as well as the day-to-day operations of a graphic designer
  • Explored a range of the formal elements of 2D visual language such as line, tone, texture, composition, shape, form, volume, scale and visual space. You will also understand how these different structures how they interact with each other.
  • Undertaken a range of exercises designed to strengthen your visual skills
    Gained knowledge of typefaces and fonts and their application in graphic design
  • Developed professional-level presentation/communication skills through the selection and use of appropriate content and media
  • Learned how to form layouts and experimented with your own ideas
  • Evaluated the corporate identity forms in terms of how effectively they communicate a message

PROGRESSION

These modules serve an excellent basis to explore the subject of graphic design. You will become acquainted with different aspects of the subject and gain knowledge and techniques that would benefit an aspiring designer. Upon completion of the course, you will be equipped to gain more experience in employment or advance to other modules within LCCA.

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COURSE STRUCTURE & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


  • Visual Communication
  • Computer Graphic Applications
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • Web Design
  • Branding

Once core task as well as weekly assignments.

There are now prerequisites for this course apart from computer literacy which is required as students will work individually on computers.

NOTE: for progression to undergraduate level study,applicants will usually be required to have formal qualifications such as A-level and GCSEs or equivalent.

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING GRAPHIC DESIGN CPD MODULES


Our courses not only help you to broaden your range of transferable skills but also aids in gaining more advanced know-how in the subject. You have the option to choose all the 6 modules in Digital Graphic Design or select individual modules where you need to develop your professional knowledge, (enquire for more details):

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