Graphic Design | Professional Development Course

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Assessment: Ongoing practical assessments and projects. Qualification: MET Certificate in Graphic Design Professional Development Fees (September 2022): £1399.00

Why this course?

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This in-depth, year-long course explores graphic design through idea generation, design theory and practical workshops to help you develop a high-quality professional portfolio to help enhance career potential.

The course covers a range of graphic design applications and principles including: typography; logo design and branding; illustration; page layout; advertising; packaging design, web graphics and much more.

Some experience in visual arts is preferable. You will need access to Adobe Photoshop and InDesign out of class in order to be able to complete assignments.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
CM0010-1C 29 Sep 2022 Central Brighton Thursday 2pm - 7pm 28 weeks £1399.00 Apply
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Entry requirements

Some experience in visual arts is preferable.

You will need access to Adobe Photoshop and InDesign out of class in order to be able to complete assignments.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Ideas generation
  • Image manipulation
  • Typographic skills - experimental type
  • Typographic Skills - magazine design
  • Type - poster
  • Visual communication - meanings & messages
  • Working in the digital environment - digital images
  • Website portfolio
  • Freelancing

Why the MET?

The MET's vibrant Visual Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in Brighton’s buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Course projects

Project 1: LOGOS, SIGNS & SYMBOLS
(Module: Graphic Image Making)

  • Research and ideas generation
  • Logo creation
  • Branding

Project 2: DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
(Module: Graphic Image Making)

  • Illustration - digital (Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator) and analog
  • How to research and idea generation
  • Book cover and LP design and layout
  • Typography and illustration

Project 3: EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY
(Module: Typographic and Layout Design)

  • Type forms and type terminology
  • Researching type history
  • Type production processes - create handmade type: construct/design/create/fabricate letterforms

Project 4: MAGAZINE AND DESIGN LAYOUT
(Module: Typographic and Layout Design)

  • Magazine design and layout in Adobe Indesign
  • History of typographic styles and movements
  • Layout and composition theory
  • How to get a design ready for print

Project 5: TYPE POSTER
(Module: Typographic and Layout Design)

  • Create an illustrative poster using type
  • Illustrative type techniques
  • Digital type techniques (Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator)

Project 6: ADVERTISING DESIGN
(Module: Information Graphics)

  • History of advertising
  • Semiotics: Meaning and messages in advertising
  • Designing an advertising campaign

Project 7: PACKAGING DESIGN
(Module: Information Graphics)

  • Researching the work of digital artists
  • Packaging formats
  • Nets and creation of packages

Project 8: WEBSITE GRAPHICS/CV LAYOUT
(Module: Information Graphics)

  • Typography on the web
  • Web graphics for social media
  • Designing your CV

(Please note course content can be subject to change or alteration as required)

Course fees

Please note that there are no applicable discounts for this course.

Facilities

  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • High quality learning resource centres providing library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

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