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What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of photography, illustration, and typography.

The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used synonymously

Graphic design is visual communication and the aesthetic expression of ideas using various graphic elements and tools.

Graphic design courses are for anyone wishing to turn their art skills into a career. Grapic design courses can help you direct your artistic skills toward the graphic industry and make a career in both interactive and print mediums. 

What will you learn:

  • How to combine words and images into a form that reaches an audience.
  • Transfering conceptual ideas into a digital form.
  • Basics of: typography, composition: shapes, colours, texture, space and balance etc. 
  • Vectors and Bitmaps:CMYK and RGB for print and web
  • Photo manipulation

Who are these courses aimed at:

  • Anyone with an understanding of graphic design,
  • Artists wishing to hone and expand their creative skills or promote their creativity at a professional, commercial audience.
  • Individuals who are interested in art and design.


Most graphic design courses need you to have some Adobe InDesign though in most cases, an introduction will be given if required.

Frequently asked questions

  • A graphic design course covers topics such as design theory, typography, colour theory, layout design, and software skills like Adobe Creative Suite.

  • There are no strict qualifications required to become a graphic designer, although many employers look for a degree or diploma in graphic design or a related field, along with a strong portfolio of work.

  • A graphic design course can provide you with qualifications ranging from a diploma or degree to a postgraduate qualification, which can help you develop your skills and knowledge in the field, and increase your employability.

  • The salary of a graphic designer can vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and industry, with the average salary in the UK ranging from £20,000 to £35,000 per year, although senior designers can earn up to £50,000 or more.

  • The length of a graphic design course varies depending on the level of study, with undergraduate courses typically lasting three to four years, and postgraduate courses ranging from one to two years.

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