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Become a Graphic Designer Level 2 (Award)

Birmingham Adult Education Service, In Birmingham (+1 locations)
48 hours
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Course description

Become a Graphic Designer Level 2 (Award)

This exciting new course introduces you to industry standard graphics and imaging and software. In this unit you will develop an understanding of the different types of digital graphics and how they are used. You will research and plan design ideas in response to a client brief and learn how to manipulate digital graphics using photo and vector editing techniques to create bitmap and vector graphics for specific purposes. This unit also allows you to obtain feedback on your work for review and further development.

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  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who is this course for?

Adults (19+) who would like to develop their computer skills for everyday life and work and achieve a level 2 Digital Marketing qualification.

Do I need any prior knowledge, skills or qualifications?

Your English, maths and IT skills will be assessed before you join the course to make sure that the course is the right level for you.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Will I Gain Any Qualifications?

Yes, level 2 award qualification. There is no exam and the assessment is based on a portfolio of work created during the course. You will do these in the classroom as and when you are ready. You will have lots of chance to practise the skills you need in class before you do the assignments for your portfolio. All our Digital Skills courses embed development of study, English, maths and job skills to help prepare you for study at higher levels and improve work prospects.

Training Course Content

  • Understand the principles of Graphic Design
  • Describe the purpose and features of bitmap and vector digital graphics.
  • Explain the factors that influence design, layout and properties of digital graphics.
  • Describe how file format, compression, image resolution and colour depth affect file size and image quality.
  • Be able to plan design ideas for bitmap and vector digital graphics in response to a client brief.
  • Use digital/traditional drawing techniques and mark-making skills, to include: using lines in a design, inserting different shapes, form and appearance of the design.
  • Understanding of copyright and intellectual property law in relation to creative works, obtaining permission, acknowledging sources/referencing.
  • Research and produce design ideas.
  • Explore drawing techniques.
  • Describe the legal restrictions for all images and graphics whether ready-made or created.
  • Be able to develop bitmap and vector digital graphics.
  • Create and prepare assets for digital graphics.
  • Create digital graphics using photo-editing and vector-editing tools and techniques.
  • Save digital graphics in appropriate pixel dimension and resolution.
  • Be able to review and refine bitmap and vector digital graphics

Course delivery details

The course length is 48 hours. Course sessions are usually 1 x 2 hours per week or 1 x 3 hours per week.

Continuing Studies

What could this course lead to?

At the end of the course, your tutor will check your skills to see what you are ready to do next: Level 3 Graphics or other IT Qualification or the next step towards higher education such as an access course.

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Birmingham Adult Education Service
99 Whitehead Rd, Aston
B6 6EJ Birmingham

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