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Graphic Design Portfolio - 12 Months

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that meet specific objectives. They produce design pieces for various applications such as magazines, brochures, corporate reports and advertisements. This programme will give you the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to compete in the creative industries as professional graphic designer.

What you will learn:

  • Drawing and illustration
  • conceptual creative thinking skills
  • Principles and elements of design
  • Typography
  • Idea generation
  • Creative communication
  • Art direction
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Design software skills
  • Publication design
  • Brand identity design
  • Package design

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the creative process and how it impacts on effective ways of coming up with ideas.
  • Apply Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign software skills to create professional design pieces or works that meet specific objectives.
  • Demonstrate ability to originate creative ideas through the creation of design pieces and explain the communication dynamics behind the design pieces created.
  • Produce a publication to demonstrate clear understanding of the subject.
  • Develop an understanding of the different components of a corporate identity and the designer's role in developing it.
  • Design a logo for a given brand and apply the logo across a variety of platforms and applications.
  • Design a visually appealing and functional packaging for a given product.

 Learning and Assessment
You will learn through a wide variety of teaching and learning methods including practical workshops, lectures, collaborative work, peer group critiques and internships,  . Your assessment is a submission of a portfolio illustrating a spectrum of creative solutions for diverse brands and that also demonstrate excellence and professionalism as recognized by industry standards.

Equipment and Software Required

All the students must have a Windows laptop or an Apple Macintosh Airport-equipped notebook computer with CD-R loaded with Adobe Creative Cloud. Particular programmes required include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Additional to the laptop computer, you will also be required to bring the following materials for your drawing and illustration classes:

  • 2 Good Sketchbooks
  • Paper - Manila, Egg Shell and Card Board – 10 sheets each
  • 2B to 6B Pencils
  • A set of Fable Brushes
  • A set of Poster Colours and extra white and yellow colours
  • Ruler, French Curves and Drawing tools
  • Rotring Pen and Ink
  • Palettes
  • Apron
  • A cap

Entry Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old, at least.
  • Should have successfully completed Senior High School, at least.
  • Should have basic IT skills or must be computer literate.
  • Must have a solid grasp of the English language.
  • Must be of sound mind.

Tuition Fee:
GHS10,000 for Ghanaian students to be paid in four installments. USD5,100 for non-Ghanaian students to be paid in 3 installments