Introduction to Graphic Design



​Course Length: 2 days, or 4 x 3 hour evening classes

Entry Requirements: None

Further information and enrolment: Contact Angie Dutton on 029 2041 6628 or

Course Content:
An Introduction to Graphic Design using Microsoft Publisher software on a Windows-PC computer (the course is not software specific).

This course has been designed by graphic-design professionals for people who have little or no graphic-design training. UWIC is aware that many people in the general office environment are now required to produce items in-house, such as newsletters, reports and leaflets. This course explains and demonstrates the essential foundational elements of Graphic Design which, when applied, enable the course candidates to
create documents using similar techniques and working methods as professional graphic designers.​

Session 1

Typeface Characteristics
Typeface Personality
Harmony and contrast

Session 2

ISO classification
Page layout
Positive and neutral content
Focus and interest

Session 3

Typographic hierarchy
Page grids
Organising space
Line length optimisation

Session 4

Printing and image formats
Printing methods
Colour modes
Pixel resolution
File formats

Course aimed at: Anyone that wants to learn more about Graphic Design, or produce print materials

Programme Leader: Neil Angove

Cost: £250

Student Feedback:

"Hands on, practical exercises and the tutor knew his stuff!"