Professional Diploma in Graphic Design
Turn your creative inspiration into valuable digital and print assets with a Professional Course in Graphic Design. Learn to use Adobe’s industry-standard design tools: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Create icons, graphics, logos, documents, and more as you build out a professional portfolio.Download Brochure
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Digital Media Design
If you need to design visual assets, create videos and record audio, this course is for you. Perfect for beginners, small business owners and aspiring content creators, vloggers and podcasters. Take your first step today!
€ 1,530 € 1,700
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level! Master the tools and techniques to become a more confident and creative user, capable of taking on more advanced and larger scale projects in more efficient, pracitcal ways.
€ 1,530 € 1,700
Complete a number of UX Design projects with feedback from your mentor, which will give you hands on experience with the key stages of the UX Design process - researching, designing, and prototyping. You can add these projects to your portfolio.
€ 3,150 € 3,500
Why Study Graphic Design?
A career in graphic design can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. With knowledge of core design principles and experience with tools and techniques gained in our courses, you will be able to use your creativity to create engaging visuals that will excite and inspire your audience. In your careers, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with exciting clients to develop their brand and work on campaigns that will be seen on local, national or even international scales! Plus you may have the rewarding aspect of seeing your work live on the web or in print in the real world.
You may find roles as an in-house designer in a company, a role in a design agency or you can choose to freelance and build your own client base.
Who are these courses for?
Our Professional Academy Diploma in Digital Media Design is suitable for learners of any skill level, especially beginners, small business owners or content creators, vloggers and podcasters. Learn to manipulate images with Canva and Photopea, create graphics in Affinity Designer, edit video in Adobe Premiere Rush.
Our Professional Academy Diploma in Graphic Design is perfect for those who want to gain practical, hands-on experience with the Adobe Creative Suite - namely Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign. These are industry standard tools used by creative professionals all over the world. An Adobe Creative Cloud licence is required to use these tools and is not provided in the course fee.
Our Professional Academy Diploma in Advanced Photoshop is designed for those who have some familiarity with Photoshop (or similar tools) and are looking to step up to the next level. You will learn how to use more advanced tools and techniques, as well as how to automate and batch process common tasks for greater efficiency and time management. An Adobe Creative Cloud licence is required to use these tools and is not provided in the course fee.
What are the courses like?
These courses consist of live online lectures, delivered via Zoom. Learners are encouraged to turn on their cameras and microphones to participate in each class. You will have the opportunity to engage with your lecturer and your classmates. Each week your lecturer will teach you about the various tools and techniques you’ll need to complete your project and build your portfolio.
What tools & software will I need?
Specific tools will vary by course. We recommend the following:
Minimum requirements for Windows
Processor Recommended: Intel Core i5 or i7, or equivalent
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 with 64-bit support (Version 1903 or later)
RAM 8 GB
Hard disk space
8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; extra free space required during installation.
Monitor resolution - 1280x800 display (1920x1080 or larger recommended)
Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
Minimum requirements for macOS
Processor - Intel Core i5 or i7, or Apple Silicon processors
Operating system - macOS Catalina v10.15 or later
RAM 8 GB of RAM
Hard disk space
8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; extra free space required during installation
1280 x 800 display (1920 x 1080 or larger recommended)
Sound card compatible with Apple Core Audio
For Digital Media Design, you will learn the following applications, which can be accessed for free, or for a small fee:
Canva (free version, or €11.99 per month)
Affinity Designer (30 day free trial, once-off €54.99 fee)
Adobe Premier Rush (free)
For Graphic Design and Advanced Photoshop, you will need an Adobe Creative Cloud licence to use these tools. Licence fees are not included in the course fee. Adobe Creative Cloud licences can be purchased directly from Adobe.
Your computer should also have a microphone and webcam in order to participate in the weekly live online lectures, delivered via Zoom.