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Graphic Design – The Essentials

This Graphic Design course introduces you to all the core principles and practices currently used in design today. You will be shown the fundamentals of colour, composition, typography, layout, prepress and digital prep techniques. This course is for those who are considering a career in Design.

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Time 18:15-20:45
Days Running Thursday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £179
Spaces 11
Course Code L93GDE1-BEL1B2021

What topics are covered?

What is communication design?; Colour theory; Design process & development; Typography; Logos & corporate identities; Composition & layout; Layout & grid systems; Pre-press & types of design: print & digital; Final project presentation

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone considering a career in Graphic Design.

Who will be my tutor?

Maria Antoniadi is an alumni of Goldsmiths College and a Senior Visual Designer with 15 years of professional experience in Graphic Design and Visual Communication. She has worked with a number of companies and the bigest broadcaster in media in Greece, Antenna TV Channel, a selection of high profile retailers of companies she has designed for is as follows: Moet, Peugeot, Swarovski, Tefal, Delonghi and Xbox. While working as a Freelancer she has also 4 years experience of teaching adults Graphic Design and helping them build their portfolio. She specializes on Visual Communication and Corporate Identity Design, along with freehand techniques and Advertising Collateral, and she continues to release her work through both Advertising and Art Exhibitions around Europe.

How will I learn?

Group discussions, creative exercises, design projects, paired work, real life client examples. For completion of any of the assignments the following methods may be used: Collage, photography, potato printing, linoleum printing, freehand drawing, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Powerpoint. You will be working on Apple Macs only.

NB: The College provides access to the Adobe creative suite for students when studying in College. Access to the Adobe suite is not provided for use outside of the College.

What can I do after this course?

Graphic Design- Advanced

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

The College provides access to the Adobe creative suite for students when studying in College. It does not provide access for use outside of the College.

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment


If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

4 reviews for Graphic Design – The Essentials

  1. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Very good course which I have enjoyed thoroughly. I have learned a lot more than I thought.

  2. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Maria is very knowledgeable and has a lot to give on this course. She manages to pack a lot in, at times making it hard to follow, however if you want to learn to do the exercises then there is a lot to take away from it.

  3. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Excellent introduction to Graphic Design. Quite a face paced course, and useful to have access to Adobe Suite outside of the lesson for practice and homework.

  4. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Excellent course! Maria was a great tutor and tailored the course to my existing knowledge of the subject.

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