distance learning graphic design certificate

Course Dates

9 months
Working at your own pace.

The idea is that people can work around their day-to-day
commitments and at their own pace!

The course will run once a year across 9 months.

September 2019/20
Monday 16th September – Friday 19th June 2020

Once returned to us by email and deposit paid we will then process and confirm your place on the requested course date (note class sizes are very small) so, early applications are advised.


Cost: £1,999

(50% deposit of £999.50 required to secure a place on the course)

Balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to the first day of the course. 

The schedule will be 1 brief per project/module per month,
the project has to be completed/critiqued and passed
before you move to the next module.

Monday Sep 16th _1. Brand/Identity
Monday Oct 14th_ 2. Print & Pattern Design
Monday Nov 11th_ 3. Apparel Brand and Packaging design

Monday Jan 6th_ 4. Magazine/Editorial design
Monday Feb 3rd_ 5. Book Cover Design
Monday Mar 2nd_ 6. Advertising
Monday Mar 30th_ 7. Portfolio/Book design
Monday Apr 27th_ 8. UX design (User experience)
Monday May 25th_ 9. Website and Mobile design

Completion of course modules
by Friday 19th June

Our aim…
We would like to try and get you to complete the course over 9 months… but, understand that everyone’s circumstances are different so, we do have some flexibility?

The course has 9 modules (1 per month)
with live briefs set by leading industry experts in their field.

for example:
Nick Williams: ex Levis & Puma, European Graphics Director

Sophie Palmerwww.sophiedarling.com

John McFaul: New Balance Trainers & Pepsi / Creative Director

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What we do…
The strohacker design school distance learning certificate in graphic design is a course that has been tailored to meet the practical and creative needs of a constantly changing industry.

On completion of the course students will have a printed portfolio book, plus a digtial online version which will showcase their best projects.

You will have a scheduled Skype call once a week to discuss each project.

+ if you haven’t already purchased Adobe CC you can access a 65% discount student
through the Strohacker Design School.

Course content
During the 9 months students will work on intensive design briefs which are relevant to the industry and produce a portfolio which will prove a vital tool for showcasing your strongest work at interviews.

Modules covered
• Fundamentals
• Introduction to typography
• Basic principles of layout
• Ideas and concepts
• Adobe creative suite: Indesign, Illustrator & Photoshop
• Professional briefs