Computer Graphics Design & Editing

Computer Graphic Design Program

You have an eye for design and a knack for working with technology. It’s time to tap into that potential and take the first step toward the career you’ve always wanted as a digital artist. 

About the Programme

The profession of graphic design utilizes creativity and technology to communicate ideas or messages. The outcomes of this communication can be in the form of printed materials, architectural signage and graphics, exhibition environments, packaging and electronic media. While primarily concerned with the visual communication of information, graphic designers are also interested in the persuasive nature of the message.

The scope of Graphic Design has expanded in recent years and advances in communication technology have offered a host of new possibilities to the designer. The course aims to develop analytical skills and critical judgement enabling the student for technological and/or aesthetic innovations in the subject of Communication Design.

The Certificate in Graphics Design & Editing begins with the study of design history, theory and traditional design skills, then progresses to current graphic design practices and technology.

This course prepares a student for a wide range of careers in the industry. The program seeks to develop designers with strong aesthetic and analytic skills capable of solving real-world communication design problems, integrating a command of visual language with imagination, theory and technology.


  • Communicate ideas through artworks by selecting and applying media techniques and processes, subject matter and themes.
  • Demonstrate a verbal-working use of the art vocabulary relating to the arts.
  • Develop an understanding of the properties and the preparation of graphic design.
  • Communicate ideas through artworks by selecting and applying the elements of art and principles of design.
  • Respond aesthetically to artworks based upon their personal experience and cultural values.
  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate the quality of artwork through art criticism.
  • Understand the role and functions of art in history and culture.
  • Students will produce a portfolio of art using a variety of graphic design techniques, styles and media.
Computer graphic designers work at advertising agencies, design studios, publishing houses, newspapers, public relations, manufacturing, or travel agencies. Whatever you choose to pursue
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Getting Started With Graphics Design & Editing

This course teaches you the art of graphic design from the ground up and suits novices and those looking to polish their creative skills. We explore the history of graphic design and examine its theory, practices and principles. We then show you how text and images can be effectively used to create an impact and convey a message to a specific audience. These tools can make you a successful graphic designer so sign up to gain a valuable new skill.
You Will Learn How To
  • Recognize common examples of graphic design in use
  • Explain the design process as a problem-solving activity
  • Discuss design elements such as space, colour and type
  • Describe the influence of the Industrial Revolution on design practices
  • Summarize the main features of graphic design in the modern and postmodern periods
  • Outline the key content and partners involved in the design process
  • Explain ‘AIDA’ and the use of other graphic design techniques
  • Indicate the process involved in designing drafts
  • Discuss the use of graphic design elements such as point, line, plane, colour, space and figure/ground
  • State the use of compositional techniques such as contrast, emphasis, movement, symmetry and visual hierarchy
  • Describe how constraints, alignment, grids and organizational systems enhance design

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