Course Description

Applied Design Technologies Part I

Digital Skills Academy

This course addresses Applied Design Technologies by introducing the theory and knowledge of graphic design production for the web. Participants will learn how to design and edit graphics and imagery, examine how to devise layouts for the web, develop hands-on techniques with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and gain a comprehensive understanding of the different types of graphic formats.

The course will also cover design theory and ideation techniques to help participants generate ideas so they can articulate design decisions to others in their team.

This course is for participants looking to acquire a solid knowledge base and a set of practical skills related to Applied Design Technologies. Organisations who are looking to address or expand graphic design skills amongst their existing talent pool will significantly benefit from this course.

Firstly, organisations will gain a competitive advantage when launching new digital projects with a strong emphasis on web development. Secondly, upskilling is a vital enabler of recognition and retention for critical staff.

On completion of this course, participants will have covered:

  • How to apply ideation techniques
  • How to apply graphic production techniques
  • Key design theories – typography, colour theory, Getstalt Principles, layout and semiotics
  • How to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create and edit bitmap graphics
  • How to articulate design decisions

Dublin City South, Dublin, Ireland
College Name Digital Skills Academy
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Graphic Design
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Dublin City South, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Fee POA
Course Duration 10 weeks plus final assessment
Entry Requirements As part of our application process, participants will take a simple, online suitability assessment for their chosen course. Based on their answers, this will confirm that participants have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.
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Digital Skills Academy
Crane St,, The Digital Hub,, Dublin, Ireland