Our Diploma in Graphic Design introduces students to the basic concepts of Graphic Design and to the world of Visual Communication. Students will explore the concept of Visual Thinking, Elements & Principles of Design and the basics of Typography. The course also familiarises students with the essential software, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and builds skills in this area with hands-on lessons.
904,789 Successful Graduates
8 Live Interactive Lessons
4 Weeks Long
8 hours +
Annual Salary Prospective
Semester I - Introduction
Mondays & Wednesdays
Along with weekly assignments and fun quizzes to keep learning!
Introduction to Graphic Design
Monday, 28 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
We begin with the “What Is” of Graphic Design and how Graphic Design is all about visually communicating an idea, thought, message or meaning by combining symbols, images and/or words. We also give an overview of the “Holy Trinity” of Graphic Design applications - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign and how designers best use these tools.
Elements & Principles of Design
Wednesday, 30 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
In this lesson you will learn to develop a “Designer’s Eye”, by understanding the building blocks of Graphic Design. You will understand how to use Line, Shape, Colour, Texture, Mass and Space to communicate your message and use Principles to bring order and structure to your designs.
Colour Theory & Photoshop Introduction
Monday, 04 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
One of the most important factors of any design is colour. Colour theory creates a logical structure and is vital to understand as part of your design education. Colour can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. It can be your most powerful design element and here you will learn how to understand and use it effectively.
Photoshop for Designers
Wednesday, 06 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard application for digital image manipulation. In this lesson, you will learn how to use some of Photoshop’s most advanced tools to bring your creative ideas to life and boost your productivity at the same time, by learning simple tips and tricks.
Introduction to Typography & Adobe Illustrator Overview
Monday, 11 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Typography plays a critical role in strengthening your brand, creating interest in your product, and highlighting your central message. Here you will gain a solid understanding of the basics and learn how it’s an essential area of skill and knowledge for all graphic designers.
Logo Creation with Adobe Illustrator
Wednesday, 13 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Logo design is all around us. They serve as instant reminders and points of recognition of products or brands. Here we examine best practices associated with creating logos and the challenge of incorporating a client’s ideologies into a single graphic, all while utilising the power of Adobe Illustrator for logo creation.
Designing for the Web
Monday, 18 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Understanding how users interact with websites and basic patterns of user behaviour is a crucial skill when implementing web page design. In this lesson you will gain that understanding and how to apply correct principles to your design, and produce effective, professional layouts.
Print & Pre-Press Basics and InDesign Introduction
Wednesday, 20 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
One of the most fundamental areas of design is print work, and a solid understanding of how to correctly set your files up for printing is vital. Here you will learn the correct terminology, how to apply it, and create and setup a document for print in Adobe InDesign.
How Advanced Semesters Work
Learn New Skills
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and are often student led. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for them indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to share your work with fellow students and have your photographs critiqued live by our experts.
Semester II -
Logo Design Principals
Semester III -
Branding & Packaging
Semester IV -
Idea Generation & Development
I have just completed Kevin's Graphic Design course and highly recommend it to anyone interested in this field. It was packed with a wealth of info that he crammed into 10 excellent lessons.
Doing graphics designing course, it's really amazing, interactive and professional and I recommend Shaw academy to everyone who are willing to take online courses and also want full support about their courses throughout the session. It's really fun guys give it a try.
Thanks to Kevin for the amazing graphic design courses I'm thoroughly enjoying it and learning new things each lesson
I love the interactive approach and the time the teachers take to contact us all personally as well. I enjoyed my graphic design course very much and would recommend Shaw Academy to anyone that likes studying in their own pace and time.
I found the course of Graphic Design to be extremely helpful.I have never found the staff at any other learning institution as supportive as the staff at Shaw Academy.
I have started with Shaw academy graphic design course , I am enjoying the course It is really interesting ,,Thank you Shaw academy #shawgraphic
Graphic Design awesome . Really helpful .
It's my first time to try and online course..
I am taking the Graphic Design Class and I was a bit worried because I had no experience but I am thrilled with the experience!!! I have learned so very much! I thought I would be overwhelmed but I am not, the class it face-paced but not too much so that I cant keep up. I am definitely taking another class as soon as this one wraps up.
I am taking the graphics design class all the way from zambia lusaka. I was very worried of how it will be .