1st Competency-Based Educational Institution in Malaysia

Industry Certificate in Graphic Design

  • Course Level Beginner
  • Course Type Virtual
  • Course Duration 60 Days/240 Hours
  • Course Language English
  • Upcoming Intakes July, September, November
  • Job Guaranteed Yes

Program Overview

I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” – Lindon Leader

Graphic design has existed around us in various forms regardless of on the digital screen or printed format. Graphic design consists of images and words in creating content for communication purpose in our daily lives.

The goal of our course is to equip our students with a set of skills and techniques for creating and communicating information to the public with graphic designs. Our course also prepares our students with a strong foundation for the design industry career and learning pathway. 

In the School of Careers, our certificate course in Graphic Design will be conducted by our adjunct mentor from a professional background in the design indsutry. Join us and explore the skils.

Prerequisites

  • 16 years and above
  • Basic digital literacy with or without programming experience

Course Objectives

  • Become a master of content making on social media and website
  • Create event flyer designs to understand strong type hierarchy, balance and overall design layout
  • Earn knowledge of typography, color theory, photos, layout, blocking and other design theory and skills
  • Enhance the user experience of a user interface with design thinking
  • Help students become a professional graphic designer
  • Learn how to create logos and branding packages for potential clients

Learning Activities

  • Classroom Lecturing
  • Quiz & Test
  • Practical Exercise Case Studies Learning Activities
  • Group or Individual Work
  • Self-evaluation Training
  • Contest

Career Options

  • Art director
  • Creative director
  • Freelance Designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Marketing specialist
  • Multimedia Animator
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Product developer
  • Production artist
  • User experience (UX) designer
  • User interface (UI) designer

Technology Requirements

  • PC Desktop / Laptop
  • Stable Internet Connection

Why Study Graphic Design

Better Employability

To enable the development of new skills and earn a better employment opportunity

Be a Master

Understanding the definition, structure, and principles of graphic design, UX design and UI design

Enhance your creativity

Create and express your creativity in the form of content design and challenge yourself with the content strategy on communicating with users

Offer value

Increase the consumer’s attention in the public for your business operation with the publicity content 

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction of Graphics Design

– History of design
– Understanding various graphic design specialties
– Online design resources

Module 2: Fundamentals of Design

– Design elements and principles
– Concepts and vocabulary of design
– Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Module 3: Introduction to Typography

– Evolution of the alphabet & letter-forms
– History of typographic design
– Typographic vocabulary
– Classifications of typography

Module 4: Use of Colours

– Different types of color perception
– Understanding of the color vocabulary
– Color theories
– Manipulating color

Module 5: Advanced Typography

– Type anatomy, tools, and vocabulary
– Elements, principles, and theories of design applied to typography
– Creating letterforms, lines of type and body copy

Module 6: Photography

– Tools for photography
– Vocabulary, resolution and file formats
– Creating photographic compositions
– Cropping and manipulating photographs

Module 7: Designing Logotype

– Understanding of the creative process
– Generating, analyzing, editing, and refining concepts
– Developing a dynamic unified mark
– Developing a typographic logotype

Module 8: Designing System Part 1

– Creating, identifying, and refining advanced design systems
– Evaluating design decisions
– Developing dynamic, unified organic forms
– Developing a unified series of icons
– Advanced use of Adobe Illustrator

Module 9: Layout Design

– Understanding proportion and its application in layout
– >Creating unified systems out of dissimilar elements
– Manipulating typographic tools
– Developing type and image project
– Multi-page layout planning, design, and software
– Developing advanced typographic layout
– Developing multi-page magazine layout

Module 10: Designing System Part 2

– Creating a complex working design brief
– Analyzing and developing professional-quality design
– Developing Corporate Identity systems, packaging, and design campaign

Module 11: UX Design

– Fundamentals of UX Design
– Three Aspects of Product Experience
– Emotion and Experience
– Design Thinking
– UX Portfolio

Module 12: UI Design

– Fundamentals of UI Design
– Page Structure
– Content Organization
– Fluid Navigation
– Data Entries
– Social Aspects of UI Design
– Design Patterns
– Dark Patterns

Apply now or speak with our Career Advisors

Find out more on how to apply for our courses or perhaps inquire about our scholarships by booking a slot with our Career Advisors.