Diploma in Graphic Design

4.7( 24 REVIEWS )


Are you interested in graphic designing but not sure whether it is for you or not? The road to becoming a graphic designer generally requires a few essential skills, proper knowledge on desktop publishing software like Adobe InDesign and a working knowledge of typography and printing.

This Diploma in Graphic Design course explains everything about graphic designing, and how to get started. Learn the principles and elements of design, basic techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustration and In-design to create vector graphics, animation, games, and rich Internet applications. Besides, learn to design logos, marketing collateral, fliers that a company needs to market or advertise their products.

Diploma in Graphic Design is suitable for anyone interested in or already working in this field or simply want to learn in-depth about creative design. You will be able to add this qualification to your CV by downloading your certificate instantly without any cost.

To make this course easily accessible to you, we have designed it for both part-time and full-time students. This course is packed into bite-size modules for your convenience. You can study at your own pace or become accredited within hours!

If you require support, our experienced tutors are always available to help you throughout the comprehensive syllabus of this course and answer all your queries via email.

Who is the course for?

  • Anyone that has an interest in learning more about the graphic design process.
  • A career in graphic design is open to graduates of any design-related discipline, for example 3D design, communication design, photography, illustration or visual art, but a specific graphic design degree will be the most useful.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Career path

This course opens a new door for you to enter the relevant job market and also gives you the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge along with required skills to become successful. You will be able to add our qualification to your CV/resume which will help you to stand out in the competitive job industry.

Course Curriculum

Basics of Graphic Design 00:56:00
Foundation in Design 01:00:00
Adobe Photoshop Basics 01:02:00
Designers go to Software 01:03:00
Adobe Illustrator Introduction and Typography 01:01:00
Creating Logos with Illustrator 01:02:00
Logo Design Basics 00:51:00
Adobe in Design and Print Work Introduction 01:02:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Diploma in Graphic Design 00:20:00

Course Reviews


24 ratings
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  1. Jeffrey Wilde


    This course is very user-oriented. I would like to thank for discussing the essential software. Recommended!

  2. Paulette Elsea


    Very convenient with practical handouts! I mean I really appreciate the course and the handouts seem very informative to me. Thank you for the course.

  3. Gina Smith


    Lovely course! Thanks for explaining the typography and basics of web page designing. I love the effort it takes to help the learners and definitely would like to recommend this!

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  5. Sally Lindsey


    This is a good course containing almost all the crucial facts. I love it when there is a test included, could distinguish my progress very well, and I’m glad to have this. Thanks.

  6. Linda Wilcox


    I like it. I am a designer, helped me a lot to experience the drills.

  7. Gloria Snider


    course is laid out very well. It is easy to follow and learning a lot in such a short period….. merci

  8. Andrea Timms


    Provides thorough information about graphic designing, would be really good for beginners and intermediates for refreshing knowledge.

  9. Dianne Metts


    enjoying this course! im about to finish it in few days and already feeling so much confident. Thanks fr offering a whole bunch of knowledge..

  10. Harmony Ewing


    found it full of great information.it really helped to understand the adobe photoshop,typography and creating amazing logos with illustrator.

  11. Informative, Great for complete beginners


    IN A NUTSHELL – It’s a great course to do if you’re not aware of the subject or would like to retouch on it after a few years of the mental dust piling up on certain topics. The value of the course is reflected best when it’s discounted at a fairer price – Current £175 is extremely steep, I paid £10 as part of a black friday promotion which was an enticing bargain and the information gained was valuable enough for me to consider it a worthwhile investment of time.

  12. Happy with information & value of money


    I paid £10 as part of a cyber monday promotion, it was great luck for me to purchased this course, I am happy to learn from coursegate, Learned a lot, Recommended!

  13. diploma in Graphic Design


    good course although the description on the Reed site where i purchased this course said we would learn far more than we did. not much of Indesign and nothing about web page design. so very disappointed . There are 3 semesters and you only get 1 for the price if you want the others you have to pay for each one which was not explained in the description. Also some of the video was out of sync. the speaking was behind the video which didnt help when trying to follow the way she did things.

  14. Best instructor!


    I enrolled couple of courses before but couldn’t find a brilliant instructor like this one.

  15. Satisfied!


    Professional course, indeed!

  16. Easy and Fun!


    For many years I was planning to learn photoshop but couldn’t manage time. With this course it was easy and fun learning photoshop with some other designing tools and techniques. Recommending to others.

  17. Amazing course


    Finally found some time during this lockdown to learn graphics designing with this amazing course. Thanks Coursegate!

  18. Good Content!


    Learned so much from the course. Thanks!!

  19. Just loved it!!


    Brilliant presentation and teaching materials.

  20. Clear explanation


    At the beginning I was worried, but afterwards I found the course easy and everything was clear.

  21. Organized and precise content


    Modules were very organized but I expected more details like the rest of your courses.

  22. Comprehensive course


    Recommended for beginners as well as who want some updated tips and tricks.

  23. Great course!


    Perfect course for everyone! Highly recommended!!

  24. More about using Photoshop etc than design.


    Don’t get me wrong, it’s good for the amount I paid. Considering I got it on a deal, it wasn’t much. But I’d be rather annoyed had I paid the full course price. It starts off promising but then delves more into how to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign etc than actual graphic design. It is also worth noting that this is on a Mac, rather than a PC, so some commands will not be the same. And web design, mentioned in the course description, is not mentioned at all. Given that this course was recorded in 2017 as a live class, it could do with re-recording, being better prepared and updating for the current time. While I did learn some stuff from it, I wouldn’t be recommending it to anyone else.




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