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 # of Days Schedule To Choose From

    Graphic Design Tools - Level 1

       
    Digital Imaging and Color Management Fundamentals
    • 1 day
    • Jul 3 (Mon)
    • Aug 1 (Tue)
    • Sep 4 (Mon)
    • Oct 3 (Tue)
    • Nov 6 (Mon)
    • Dec 11 (Mon)
    Adobe Photoshop Beginner to Intermediate
    • 3 days
    • Jul 4–6 (Tue to Thu)
    • Aug 2–4 (Wed to Fri)
    • Sep 5–7 (Tue to Thu)
    • Oct 4–6 (Wed to Fri)
    • Nov 7–9 (Tue to Thu)
    • Dec 12–14 (Tue to Thu)
    Adobe InDesign Beginner to Intermediate
    • 3 days
    • Jul 7–9 (Fri to Sun)
    • Aug 18–20 (Fri to Sun)
    • Oct 13–15 (Fri to Sun)
    • Dec 1–3 (Fri to Sun)
    Adobe Illustrator Beginner to Intermediate
    • 3 days
    • Jul 17–19 (Mon to Wed)
    • Aug 7–9 (Mon to Wed)
    • Sep 1–3 (Fri to Sun)
    • Nov 13–15 (Mon to Wed)

    Intermediate & Advanced Application Courses

       
    Introduction to Graphic Design
    • 1 day
    • Aug 28 (Thu)
    Introduction to Typography
    • 1 day
    • Aug 29 (Fri)
    Advanced Graphic Design
    • 2 days
    • Aug 30–31 (Wed to Thu)
    Poster and Banner Making with Photoshop : From Layout to Print
    • 1 day
    • Sept 18 (Mon)
    • Nov 30 (Thu)
    Adobe Illustrator Advanced Tools and Techniques
    • 2 days
    • Aug 5–6 (Sat to Sun)
    • Oct 28–29 (Sat to Sun)
    • Dec 12–13 (Tue to Wed)
    Portrait Retouching with Adobe Photoshop
    • 1 day
    • Sept 11 (Mon)
    • Dec 15 (Fri)
    Adobe Photoshop Advanced Tools and Techniques
    • 3 days
    • Aug 23–25 (Wed to Fri)
    • Oct 25–27 (Wed to Fri)
    Creative Compositing Techniques in Photoshop
    • 2 days
    • Sept 16–17 (Sat to Sun)
    • Nov 25–26 (Sat to Sun)
    Designing Flyers and Brochures : From Layout to Print
    • 2 days
    • Sept 19–20 (Tue to Wed)
    • Dec 4–5 (Mon to Tue)
    Digital Fine Art
    • 2 days
    • Oct 21–22 (Mon to Tue)
    Branding, Labels and Product Packaging
    • 2 days
    • Oct 23–24 (Mon to Tue)
    Designing Letterheads & Business Cards: From Layout to Print
    • 1 day
    • Oct 9 (Mon)
    Effective Logo Design
    • 2 days
    • Nov 11–12 (Sat to Sun)
    Prepress Essentials: Understanding the Digital Production Workflow
    • 1 day
    • Sept 13 (Wed)
    • Nov 27 (Mon)
    Prepress Survival Guide Step-by-Step
    • 2 days
    • Sept 14–15 (Thu to Fri)
    • Nov 28–29 (Mon to Tue)
    Adobe InDesign Advanced Tools and Techniques
    • 2 days
    • Jul 29–30 (Sat to Sun)
    • Oct 7–8 (Sat to Sun)
    Editorial Design (Magazine, Newsletters, Books)
    • 3 days
    • Aug 23–25 (Wed to Fri)
    • Dec 6–8 (Wed to Fri)
    Infographics Design
    • 2 days
    • Aug 21–22 (Mon to Tue)
    • Oct 19–20 (Thu to Fri)
    • Nov 23–24 (Thu to Fri)

    Photography Essentials for Graphic Designers

       
    Digital Camera Fundamentals
    • 1 day
    • Jul 11 (Tue)
    • Aug 10 (Thu)
    • Sep 5 (Tue)
    • Oct 10 (Tue)
    • Nov 7 (Tue)
    Basic Photography
    • 3 days
    • Jul 12–14 (Wed to Fri)
    • Aug 11–13 (Fri to Sun)
    • Sept 6–8 (Wed to Fri)
    • Oct 11–13 (Wed to Fri)
    • Nov 8–9 (Wed to Thu)
    • Dec 6–8 (Wed to Fri)
    The Secrets of Product Photography
    • 2 days
    • Jul 20–21 (Thu to Fri)
    • Sept 21–22 (Thu to Fri)
    • Dec 11–12 (Mon-Tue)
    Studio Portrait 101
    • 3 days
    • Aug 23–25 (Wed to Fri)
    • Sept 13–15 (Wed to Fri)
    • Dec 1–3 (Fri to Sun)
    Photo Editing & Management with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    • 3 days
    • Aug 14–16 (Mon to Wed)
    • Oct 16–18 (Mon to Wed)

    Web Design Essentials for Graphic Designers

       
    Web Design Fundamentals
    • 1 day
    • Aug 4 (Fri)
    • Nov 3 (Fri)
    • Dec 9 (Sat)
    Website Creation with Adobe Muse
    • 2 days
    • Aug 5–6 (Sat to Sun)
    • Nov 4–5 (Sat to Sun)
    General Courses    
    Start A Side Business: Doing Something You Love
    • 2 days
    • Jul 19 & 21 (Wed and Fri)
    DIY Wordpress Website: The Easy Way Using Divi Visual Page Builder (Developing a Portfolio Website)
    • 2 days
    • Aug 16 & 18 (Wed and Fri)
    Intellectual Property Rights
    • 1 day
    • To be announced
    TESDA Assessment for National Certificate
    • 1 day