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Pan Degree in Practical Graphic Design Course

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Welcome to the Pan Degree in Practical Graphic Design Course!

This course is designed to give you a solid foundation in the principles of graphic design, as well as the practical skills and experience needed to create stunning designs. Whether your goal is to work as a freelance designer or as part of an in-house design team, this course will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed.

Practical Graphic Design

Learn graphic design from practising experts. Our lecturers and tutors are people who are active in the graphic design space. The course is focused on showing participants how things are done using the industry standard tools in the Adobe Creative Suite. To make it very practical, all participants are required to carry out a design project.

Professional Graphic Design Course

While there is nothing wrong with being self-taught, the challenge is one cannot prove their skills with a recognised certificate. The Pan Degree in Practical Graphic Design is a great step to get your skills recognised using a powerful certificate issued by Afrodigital Pan University and CPD UK. Employability becomes easier when you have the right certifications.

Learning Options: Graphic Design Online and Face-to-face Classes

This practical graphic design course offers both online and face-to-face options, providing flexibility for learners. Face-to-face classes are available in Harare, Zimbabwe and take place on Saturdays only, allowing students to balance their other commitments. For those who prefer the convenience of online learning, the course can be accessed from anywhere. Online classes are priced at $50 per month, while face-to-face classes are available at $80 per month. Choose the graphic design class format that suits your needs and embark on a transformative creative design journey today. Graphic design in Harare.

Professional Graphic Design Course Details

  • 10 modules and 60 hours of online video content.
  • Information-packed training covering theory and practical design aspects.
  • Suitable for beginners in graphic design.
  • Course content is designed with consideration of current graphic design technology and the job market.
  • Practical assignments at the end of each module.
  • Live project work and examples for a hands-on learning experience.

Course Prerequisites or Requirements

To enrol in the graphic design school, you need:

  • Access to a good working laptop.
  • Internet connection. Stable internet is necessary to complete the course and have the best experience.
  • Basic knowledge and experience using the internet. This course assumes you already have these skills.
  • Weekly time allocation of 5 to 8 hours.
  • No academic requirements to enrol, but some tertiary education prior to the course increases understanding and appreciation of the shared principles.

Graphic Design Practical Training

In addition to the standard course modules, we offer the flexibility to customize the modules to provide graphic design practical training for groups or creative teams who may have limited time and budgets. This tailored approach allows organizations to focus on specific areas of graphic design practical training that are most relevant to their needs. We can create a customized training program to address your requirements. Contact us to explore the possibilities and arrange custom graphic design practical training that meets your team’s unique needs.  Graphic Design Courses in Zimbabwe and beyond.

The course modules

  1. Introduction to graphic design. The Introduction to Graphic Design course module provides students with a broad understanding of the fundamentals of graphic design. The module covers the essential elements of design, including colour theory, typography, layout, and composition.
  2. Design Principles. The design principles course module is focused on teaching students the basic principles of graphic design. Students will learn about the importance of balance, contrast, unity, hierarchy, and proportion in design.
  3. Brand Design. The brand design course module is designed to equip students with the skills needed to create compelling and effective brand identities. Students will learn about the importance of brand strategy and how to develop a brand identity that effectively communicates a company’s values and message.
  4. Photo editing with Photoshop. The photo editing module in our graphic design course is all about mastering the art of image manipulation with the industry-standard software, Photoshop. Learn Photoshop from the experts.

  5. Design for advertising. The design for the advertising course module is all about creating visually stunning and effective advertisements. Students will learn about the principles of advertising and how to create designs that effectively communicate a brand’s message to its target audience.
  6. Design for Print. The design for the print module in our graphic design course is all about creating stunning visual designs for print materials such as brochures, flyers, posters, and packaging.
  7. Saving for print. In the saving files for print module of our graphic design course, students learn about the essential steps involved in preparing digital files for print production.
  8. Using mockups and templates. In the Using Mockups and Templates module of our graphic design course, students will learn how to use mockups and templates to create professional-looking designs quickly and efficiently.
  9. Design presentation. The design presentation module in our graphic design course teaches students the art of presenting their designs effectively.
  10. Building a portfolio. This module of our graphic design course teaches students how to create a professional-quality design portfolio that showcases their skills and experience

Pan Degree in Practical Graphic Design Certification Process

To determine the final grades for the course, a specific formula is used, taking into account various components of the learning process. The final grade is calculated using the following formula: Assignments, which make up 50% of the final grade, provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding and application of the course material. The final multiple-choice questionnaire (MCQ), contributing 50% to the final grade, assesses students’ comprehensive understanding of the course content. By combining these factors, the final grades are determined. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that students’ performance across various aspects of the course is taken into account, providing a fair and accurate measure of their mastery of practical digital marketing techniques.

Course Tools List

Graphic Design Software:

  1. Adobe Photoshop. You will learn Photoshop, you will be provided with installation files.
  2. Adobe Illustrator. You will learn Photoshop, you will be provided with installation files.

Other Tools

  1. Project assets. You will be given access to the design assets used in the course for practice purposes.

Enrol now and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career in graphic design!

What’s is a pan degree?

The Pan-Degree is a qualification developed by Afrodigital Pan-University. The Pan-degrees are practical professional qualifications which are awarded to individuals who have proven practical experience and expertise in the chosen fields. The Pan-degrees are developed and maintained by industry experts.

Who accredits Pan Afrodigital courses?

Pan Afrodigital is an up-and-coming African institute that offers skills-based courses accredited by the CPD UK and local universities. The institute is unique in that it hires professional and experienced instructors, so students can rest assured they are receiving a top-notch education. The courses are also designed by domain leaders in respective areas, so students can graduate with the confidence that they have the skills and qualifications the industry demands.

Has anyone benefitted from these courses?

The students who have taken the Pan Afrodigital course have benefited greatly. They have found jobs, been promoted, became confident to grow their own businesses and more. You can read real student testimonials here.

How does Afrodigital choose facilitators?

We at Pan Afrodigital carefully select facilitators who have professional experience and expertise to impart skills to students. We do not work with theoretical people but rather, those born of practical experience in the industry.

Which platform are online courses on?

Our online classes offer a flexible learning experience, allowing students to watch pre-recorded lectures or read text-based materials at their own pace. This combination of video and text helps students learn in the way that best suits their needs and preferences.

“Afrodigital offers practical and relevant modules that are imperative for those starting in Digital Marketing and even for those who are already in this dynamic field. I highly recommend these engaging, well-structured and informative courses. 5 stars for providing solid online modules during this Covid-19 pandemic.”

Gamuchirai Maposah – Steward Bank Digital Marketing Manager

“I was one of the first people to take this course and I can honestly say it’s absolutely worth it! I have used everything I learnt from here in my career, and the added knowledge has been advantageous during job hunts. The course is highly practical and adapts digital marketing principles for the African context, which you won’t find easily with other similar offerings.”

Tapiwanashe Manhombo – Digital Storyteller

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