Course Description

Diploma in Graphic Design

Learn the skills to create industry standard graphics, for print and online. This course will take you through the popular Adobe tools used in the industry, so you can get up and running.

You will learn essential techniques Desktop Publishers use for print media such as brochures and books, designing logos, creating PDF documents and more. This part-time course concentrates on the fundamentals of the Adobe platforms essential for the desktop industry and people in marketing and communications roles.

On completion of this programme, you will be competent in the use of digital mediums, the basic creative and technical aspects of image editing, and the manipulation and design professional looking material using industry-leading software.

On completion of the Diploma in Web Design graduates will be able to:

  • Establish competence in creating artwork for digital mediums
  • Establish competence in the basic creative and technical aspects of image editing and manipulation
  • Design professional looking material using industry leading software

The course consists of four modules which cover the four main applications:

  1. Adobe InDesign – used to design and layout publications such as brochures, magazines and posters.
  2. Adobe Illustrator – a vector graphics editor and is used for illustration design for logos, graphics and simple layouts.
  3. Adobe Photoshop – a graphics editing programme that is used to edit, retouch and prepare images for publishing on the Web and in print.
  4. Adobe Acrobat – a PDF editor that can view, create and manipulate Portable Document Formats (PDF).

These are the industry standard programmes used for Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design.

Throughout the programme, there is a significant focus on gaining a thorough understanding of the print industry. This ensures graduates are proficient not only in using applications but also in effectively preparing files for printing. Additionally, the course covers the design, colour, and layout aspects of documents and images intended for print.

Enjoy flexible learning

Unlock your potential with our Graphic Design Diploma, providing unparalleled flexibility. Whether you thrive in online learning or prefer the inspiring atmosphere of our Temple Bar campus, our programme is tailored to accommodate your preferences. Don’t miss this opportunity to refine your skills and excel in the dynamic field of graphic design

CollegeIBAT College, Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryGraphic Design, IT & Computers
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma in Graphic Design
Course Start Date25th September 2024
Course End Date19th December 2024
Course Duration11 weeks
Course Time6.30pm-9.30pm
Course FeeOnline: €918 On-Campus: €1194
Entry RequirementsThis course has been developed for those with little or no prior publishing experience, but a desire to understand computational approaches to solution provision. You will learn the fundamental concepts and terminology of the software utilised, and develop skills in designing materials for publication. The course assumes that you do not have a publishing background but a basic computing ability is required.
Carear PathUpon completing this programme, you will be well-prepared to pursue a career as a Desktop Publisher in the media, advertising, and communications sectors. The skills acquired are also valuable for roles involving marketing and the preparation of marketing materials. This course will bolster your aspirations to work in a graphic design studio, printing company, or in a supportive capacity within a marketing department. Potential job opportunities include roles such as Graduate Graphic Designer, Desktop Publisher, Freelance Designer, and positions in Marketing and Communications.
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16-19 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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