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Graphic Design for Beginners

Call Student Services on 01539 814700 for information.
18:00 - 21:00

Learn specific skills in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for the purpose of Graphic Design. Local designer Stephanie Fulke will take you through this introduction to Graphic Design, understand design process and generating ideas for graphic design outcomes.

The course is taught using Adobe Creative Suite on Apple Mac computers. You will take part in tutor lead workshops helping you develop an understanding of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Towards the end of the course you will have the opportunity to work towards a creative brief, allowing you to generate ideas, gather feedback and put into practice the digital skills you have learnt.

On completion, students will submit a Wordpress blog of coursework to achieve a Level 1 Award in Graphic Design.

You will be taken through graphic design process to help you produce branding concepts
The course will include time spent on tutor led workshops, these will include:

- Developing skills in Photoshop
- Developing skills in Illustrator
- Developing skills in InDesign
- Explore composition, colour, type, and imagery and how they communicate a message
- Mind map words and images to develop a creative design concept for a client
- Develop effective design ideas through creative thinking and problem solving

There is no formal examination element to this course. You will be assessed via a portfolio of work produced throughout the course.
- Choose appropriate equipment and software for a design project.
- Creating and using a Wordpress blog

How will I be assessed?


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Career Opportunities

We have a range of courses to help build on your knowledge, including a Level 2 course and full-time courses in Art & Design.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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