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Certificate in Graphic Design

Certificate in Graphic Design Course in Kenya

The Certificate in Graphic Design program is a comprehensive training program designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of graphic design. This program focuses on teaching the fundamental principles of design, software proficiency, and creative problem-solving to create visually compelling and effective designs.

ToolDurationCost (Ksh)
Photoshop4 weeks5000
Illustrator4 weeks5000
CorelDRAW4 weeks5000

Program Objectives:

  • Develop a strong foundation in graphic design principles and techniques.
  • Acquire hands-on experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and CorelDRAW.
  • Create a professional portfolio showcasing your diverse design skills.
  • Gain insight into industry best practices and design trends.
certificate in graphic design

Certificate in Graphic Design Course Units

Here’s an overview of what to expect in a Certificate in our Certificate Graphic Design program:

1. Fundamentals of Design:

  • Elements and Principles: Understanding the basic elements of design such as line, shape, color, texture, and the principles of design like balance, contrast, and harmony.

2. Graphic Design Software:

  • Adobe Photoshop:

    1. Image Editing:
      • Tools: Photoshop is renowned for its powerful image editing tools, encompassing features for cropping, resizing, retouching, and enhancing photographs.
      • Filters and Effects: It offers a wide array of filters and effects to manipulate the appearance of images.
    2. Digital Painting:
      • Brushes and Drawing Tools: Photoshop provides a versatile set of brushes and drawing tools for digital painting and illustration.
    3. Web Design:
      • Slicing and Optimization: Designers often use Photoshop for web design tasks, including slicing images and optimizing them for the web.
  • Adobe Illustrator:

    1. Vector Graphics:
      • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG): Illustrator is primarily used for creating vector graphics, which are infinitely scalable without loss of quality.
      • Pen Tool: The pen tool allows precise creation of paths and shapes.
    2. Logo Design:
      • Versatility: Illustrator is a top choice for logo design due to its ability to create clean, scalable, and versatile vector logos.
    3. Typography:
      • Text Handling: It offers powerful text-handling capabilities, making it suitable for creating custom typography and text-based designs.
  • CorelDRAW:

    1. Vector Illustration:
      • Similar to Illustrator: CorelDRAW is another vector graphics editor similar to Illustrator, offering tools for creating scalable designs.
    2. Layout Design:
      • Page Layout: CorelDRAW is often used for layout design, including creating designs for brochures, posters, and other print materials.
    3. Web Graphics:
      • Web Graphics Optimization: Similar to Photoshop, CorelDRAW can be used for optimizing graphics for web use.
    4. Multimedia Graphics:
      • Versatility: It’s used for a variety of multimedia graphics, including illustrations, diagrams, and charts.

3. Typography:

  • Type Design and Layout: Learning about fonts, typefaces, and how to effectively use typography in design layouts.

4. Color Theory:

  • Understanding the psychology of colors, color combinations, and how to use color effectively in design for conveying messages and creating visual impact.

5. Logo Design:

  • Techniques for creating memorable and effective logos. This might involve conceptualization, sketching, and translating ideas into digital formats.

6. Layout and Composition:

  • Understanding how to arrange elements on a page or screen for optimal visual appeal and communication.

7. Digital Imaging:

  • Manipulating and enhancing digital images for use in various design projects.

8. Web Design Basics:

  • Introduction to the basics of web design, including creating visuals for websites and understanding user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) principles.

9. Portfolio Development:

  • Guidance on assembling a portfolio that showcases the skills and projects completed during the course. This is crucial for job applications or freelance opportunities.

10. Industry Trends and Professional Practices: – Staying current with trends in the graphic design industry, understanding client needs, and learning about professional ethics and practices.

Examination

NIE

Duration

3 Months

Certificate in Graphic Design Course in Kenya

Who Should Enroll:

  • Aspiring graphic designers
  • Marketing and advertising professionals
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to enhance their branding skills
  • Anyone passionate about visual communication and design

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Join NIE Technical College’s Certificate in Graphic Design Course and unlock your potential in the dynamic world of graphic design. Enroll now and embark on a rewarding journey towards a fulfilling career in visual communication!

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