Graphic Design 100 Hours Certificate Course
Hi I have software CS4 would this be OK? and do you offer any higher level graphic design courses e.g. HND course for distance learning?
Hello Jenifer and thank you for getting in touch.
You do not need any specific software for this course. It is a fairly comprehensive program, covering what you need to know in the lessons that it teaches and there isn't a higher course available in it. Students quite often combine this course with other courses to gain a higher qualification. For example:
We hope that this helps and please come back to us if you need any more information.
Hello, I know the certificate in graphic design you offer is worth level 4 alvel standars, but does this equate to any UCAS points?
This course is not under the UCAS points system, but has a weight of 10 credits once completed.
hi,is this certificate equivalent to a GCSE level 4 or 5?
This course is a level 4 course under the EQF (A-level standard). I hope this helps!
Is the certificate received a certificate of higher education? Thanks
Hello Rachel, The Certificate received is issued by ADL and the course itself is at a level 4 standard on the EQF.
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Graphic Design 100 Hours Certificate Course
Graphic Design course online. Want to learn more about Graphic design -then this course will help you develop your skills, awareness and understanding of this subject area and how it is applied commercially across a range of disciplines, ranging from marketing to publishing and beyond.
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Lesson Structure: Graphic Design BIT205
There are 10 lessons:
- Scope and Nature of Graphic Design
- Design Fundamentals (line, tone, colour etc)
- Colour Theory and Applications
- Illustration -methods & techniques
- Logotype Design
- Layout Design
- Design Systems and the Design Industry (design briefs, how to bid for jobs, etc)
- Comparative Design -Lessons From Other Designers (lots of research)
- Design Project - A practical project applying everything prior to this.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the academy for marking by your tutor and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Design Tips When Putting together a Layout
- Length of a line of text needs to be balanced according to size of the text. (Long lines are inappropriate for tiny lettering, but may be very appropriate for very large letters).
- Don’t clutter (increasing white space will make words and images more noticeable)
- Do not use borders, boxes, clip art excessively or inappropriately. These things can cause clutter and detract from the message of the artwork.
- Use less rather than more fonts.
- Use caps with the correct fonts (Some fonts are caps only!)
- Use one space between sentences rather than two (mostly)
- Do not over use centering, particularly with text
- Use ragged right or full justification (mostly)
- Avoid double hard returns after a paragraph
- Use proper punctuation
- Reset software defaults (usually default settings are inappropriate when creating a design)
- Use rules of third and the golden mean to help with layouts
- Fonts have different weights light, normal, semi bold, bold, italic use these rather than a different font.
What do you know about Typography?
- Typography involves the choosing and using of letters in the words you produce in your graphic design.
- Typeface selection can be a very subjective and personal decision, that is easily affected by bias of a designer. A good designer needs to be able to adopt a perspective that is as far away from any sort of prejudice as possible; and choose typefaces that are most suited to the job at hand, and suitable for the client and the reader.
Consider the criteria you are applying?
- Must be Legible (ie. The way individual letters look will determine how legible they are)
- Must be Readable (ie. The way different letters are arranged together will determine how readable they are)
- Must have appropriate impact (Letters can be legible and readable, and still not get noticed, dor example, bold, contrasting letters have more impact)
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