Graphic Design Fundamentals College Certificate





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About the course

This 8 Week programme is an introduction to the basic fundamentals of Graphic Design and  Visual Communication. You will explore the concept of creative thinking, the core principles of design & the elements used, the basics of Typography and also be familiarised with the essential design software using the Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements or any need to purchase anything to complete the programme. You need to have an interest in exploring Graphic Design and a willingness to experiment and explore the subject.

What will I do on this course?

The 8-week programme consists of 8 topics, which are:

  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Core Design principles
  • Typography
  • Colour Theory
  • Creating with Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop for Designers
  • Desktop Publishing Design and using Adobe InDesign
  • Design for Web and Applications


Who is it for?

This course is particularly appropriate for anyone who has an interest or is looking to explore a career or make a move into the graphic design. You may already work in a creative role, but are looking to develop skills in graphic design. It will also be useful for those involved with aspects of marketing, advertising, print production and printing.  


How to apply

There is no need to apply, you can enrol directly by calling 0117 312 5000 or emailing 

How Is this course assessed?

There is no formal assessment, but you will complete tasks and compile a portfolio of work on the course.


What could I do next?

Full-time or part-time Foundation Degree in Graphic Design with Interactive Multimedia or another Bitesize course such as Information Design


Additional cost

Students will need memory sticks and hard-drives to back up and submit work. It is desirable to have a small sketchbook/notebook to be able to visualise ideas.




How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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