Diploma in Graphic Design

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

This program equips you with the essential tools for a career as a graphic artist producing corporate and marketing communication materials for print and Web. Besides beginner and advanced classes in leading graphics software, namely Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and CorelDRAW, the program covers the elements and theories of good design as applied to brochures, magazines, books, posters, packaging, branding, corporate identity and Web pages. Also included are classes in basic photography, portrait photography and product photography.

At the end of the program, participant should be able to do the following:

  • Utilize other design building blocks, including typography, graphics, and color.
  • Describe the typical workflow of a design project, including how to get ideas and write a design brief.
  • Describe the differences between images prepared for print, multimedia, and web use.
  • Complete design projects including logos and promotional materials.
  • Number of training days: 78 days including portfolio building (more than 600 hours)

    Core Courses Instructors # of Days Schedule Choices

    Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 1)

    Digital Imaging and Color Management Fundamentals
    • Ed Yap
    • 1 day
    • Apr 17 (Mon)
    • May 14 (Sun)
    • Jun 8 (Thu)
    Adobe Photoshop Beginner to Intermediate
    • Mario Ramirez
    • 3 days
    • Mar 3–5 (Fri to Sun)
    • Apr 18–20 (Tue to Thu)
    • May 15–17 (Mon to Wed)
    • Jun 9–11 (Fri to Sun)
    Adobe InDesign Beginner to Intermediate
    • Mike Martinez
    • 3 days
    • Feb 17–19 (Fri to Sun)
    • Apr 21–23 (Fri to Sun)
    • Jul 7–8 (Fri to Sun)
    Adobe Illustrator Beginner to Intermediate
    • Tony Bucu
    • 3 days
    • Feb 13–15 (Mon to Wed)
    • Mar 31–Apr 2 (Fri to Sun)
    • May 19–21 (Fri to Sun)
    CorelDRAW Basics
    • Sonny Leon
    • 2 days
    • May 8–9 (Mon to Tue)

    Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 2)

    Adobe Photoshop Advanced Tools and Techniques
    • Mario Ramirez & Ed Yap
    • 3 days
    • Feb 20–22 (Mon to Wed)
    • Apr 24–26 (Mon to Wed)
    • Jul 28–30 (Fri to Sun)
    Adobe InDesign Advanced Tools and Techniques
    • Mike Martinez
    • 2 days
    • Mar 4–5 (Sat to Sun)
    • May 6–7 (Sat to Sun)
    • Jul 22–23 (Sat to Sun)
    Adobe Illustrator Advanced Tools and Techniques
    • Tony Bucu
    • 2 days
    • Feb 25–26 (Sat to Sun)
    • Jun 12–13 (Mon to Tue)

    Image Editing and Compositing

    Portrait Retouching with Adobe Photoshop
    • Jun Miranda
    • 1 day
    • Mar 6 (Mon)
    • Jun 23 (Fri)
    Creative Compositing Techniques in Photoshop
    • Stanley Coloma
    • 2 days
    • Mar 28–29 (Tue to Wed)
    • Jun 24–25 (Sat to Sun)
    Photo Editing & Management with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    • Jun Miranda
    • 3 days
    • Mar 20–22 (Mon to Wed)
    • May 29–31 (Mon to Wed)
    Digital Fine Art
    • Stanley Coloma
    • 2 days
    • Mar 21 –22 (Tue to Wed)
    • Jul 1–2 (Sat to Sun)

    Desktop Publishing

    Introduction to Typography
    • Ted Padova
    • 1 day
    • Feb 27 (Mon)
    • May 25 (Thu)
    Introduction to Graphic Design
    • Ted Padova
    • 1 day
    • Feb 28 (Tue)
    • May 26 (Fri)
    Advanced Graphic Design
    • Ted Padova
    • 2 days
    • Mar 1–2 (Wed to Thu)
    • May 27–28 (Sat to Sun)
    Adobe Acrobat: PDF Essentials
    • Hanz Dy
    • 2 days
    • Mar 25–26 (Sat to Sun)
    • Jun 26–27 (Mon to Tue)
    Prepress Essentials: Understanding the Digital Production Workflow
    • Ed Yap
    • 1 day
    • Mar 27 (Mon)
    • May 10 (Wed)
    • Jul 24 (Mon)
    Prepress Survival Guide Step-by-Step
    • Ed Yap
    • 2 days
    • Mar 30–31 (Thu to Fri)
    • May 11–12 (Thu to Fri)
    • Jul 25–26 (Tue to Wed)
    Editorial Design (Magazine, Newsletters, Books)
    • Ige Ramos
    • 3 days
    • May 22–24 (Mon to Wed)
    • Jul 17–19 (Mon to Wed)

    Corporate Identity Design

    Effective Logo Design
    • Stanley Coloma
    • 2 days
    • Mar 7–8 (Tue to Wed)
    • Jun 19–20 (Mon to Tue)
    Designing Letterheads & Business Cards: From Layout to Print
    • Stanley Coloma
    • 1 day
    • Mar 10 (Fri)
    • May 27 (Sat)
    Branding, Labels and Product Packaging
    • Tony Bucu
    • 2 days
    • Apr 29–30 (Sat to Sun)
    • Jun 5–6 (Mon to Tue)

    Marketing and Corporate Collaterals Design

    Poster and Banner Making with Photoshop : From Layout to Print
    • Jun Miranda
    • 1 day
    • Mar 9 (Thu)
    • Jun 1 (Thu)
    Designing Flyers and Brochures : From Layout to Print
    • Tony Bucu
    • 2 days
    • Apr 10–11 (Mon to Tue)
    • Jun 3–4 (Sat to Sun)
    Infographics Design
    • Sonny Leon
    • 2 days
    • Mar 23–24 (Thu to Fri)
    • Jun 14–15 (Wed to Thu)

    Photography Essentials for Graphic Designers

    Digital Camera Fundamentals
    • Jun Miranda
    • 1 day
    • Mar 1 (Wed)
    • Apr 4 (Tue)
    • Jun 6 (Tue)
    • Jul 11 (Tue)
    Basic Photography
    • Jun Miranda / Tino Ley / Dail Deri
    • 3 days
    • Mar 2–4 (Thu to Sat)
    • Apr 5–7 (Wed to Fri)
    • May 3–5 (Wed to Fri)
    • Jun 7–9 (Wed to Fri)
    • Jul 12–14 (Wed to Fri)
    Studio Portrait 101
    • Dail Deri
    • 3 days
    • Apr 21–23 (Fri to Sun)
    • Jun 19–21 (Mon to Wed)
    The Secrets of Product Photography
    • Ibarra Deri
    • 2 days
    • Mar 11–12 (Sat to Sun)
    • May 24–25 (Wed to Thu)
    • Jul 3–4 (Mon to Tue)

    Web Design Essentials for Graphic Designers

    Web Design Fundamentals
    • Stanley Coloma
    • 1 day
    • Mar 11 (Sat)
    • Jun 2 (Fri)
    Website Creation with Adobe Muse
    • Stanley Coloma
    • 2 days
    • Mar 14–15 (Tue to We d)
    • Jun 6–7 (Tue to Wed)
    General Courses      
    Introduction to Computers & Applications
    • Mark Miranda
    • 1 day
    • Mar 30 (Thu)
    • Jun 17 (Sat)
    Business Ethics, Organization and Communication
    • Jun Miranda
    • 1 day
    • Apr 27 (Thu)
    • Jul 3 (Mon)
    Intellectual Property Rights
    • Lawyer from IPO
    • 1 day
    • To be announced
    Developing Printed Portfolio
    • Program Director
    • 1 week
     
    Developing a Portfolio Website
    • Program Director
    • 1 week
     
    TESDA Assessment for National Certificate
    • Assessor
    • 1 day