Graphic Design Fundamentals

learn the fundamentals of Graphic Design in the digital age while working on a live project. Examine colour theory, typography, and composition throughout the design process from brief to digital output. Explore design techniques using industry standard software (Adobe).
For the duration of the course we provide you will complimentary access to the Creative Cloud Suite and other course relevant software.
Course Overview

Work on a live project, or a brief set by your tutor. Produce a creative portfolio and learn the following:

  • Produce a Graphic Design project from brief to delivery
  • Use industry standard software to create design layouts using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Learn to deliver digital assets to various client specifications
  • Understanding composition techniques used to create engaging design
  • Learn about both digital and print designs
  • Learn about design principles, typography and colour theory.
  • Work on your own individualised project
  • Create your own portfolio to showcase your creative talents
  • Learn a range of graphic design skills to support your creative career

Course Duration: 4 weeks, 3 days per week

Courses are delivered 100% online via zoom.


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Upcoming Course Dates
  • October 2021
  • February 2022
  • April 2022
  • June 2022
Eligibility Criteria
  • 19 years old as of Aug 31st 2021
  • London resident
  • Lived in the UK/EU for at least 3 years
  • Unemployed
Progression Pathways
  • Apprenticeship Vacancies
  • 1-1 dedicated employment support with our Employment Work Coach Hether
  • Further training and professional development
Meet Your Tutor

Trevor Johnson
Teaches: Creative Apprenticeship Masterclass & Graphic Design

My name is Trevor Johnson and I have 15 years of experience in the creative industry. I started out in the music industry as a producer, based in New York. My main focus now is within video production and content creation. I work freelance as a camera operator, video editor and motion graphics designer within the digital and media space.  I’ve had the opportunity to work for companies including the BBC, Capital Radio, Universal Records, and Sony.


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy

I just finished the Digital Marketing Course. Our lecturer, Matt, was really clear when explaining the topics and very patient too. You can definitely tell that he is dedicated and passionate to the field. Great experience, suggested to whoever wants to increase his knowledge about the field. It is quite hard to find other free courses that give the same services.

Marco Mura

I have just finished digital marketing course and had Matt as a tutor. In a few months time I learned way more than at university. Matt is an amazing tutor, always ready to spend some extra time to explain you the topic once again if you did not understand it completely. I couldn't be happier that I found this course online. Thank you so much for everything!

Kotryna Smit

I have completed my 2D Animation Course with BCE this month. I adapt such a great amount of knowledge with Owen - my tutor. The information is introduced in a simple manner, and he'd generally answer my inquiry and help with any difficult that happens with my creation. I will recommend it to anybody!

Joanna Wojcik

Loved the teachers I’ve worked with and the courses are extremely accessible for new learners. A very supportive environment and there's a lot of useful tools they teach you how to use to better any aspiring professional. Special shout out to Matt on the marketing course, very helpful and supportive.

Oscar Clarke

The courses I've completed here have been more useful then University in developing practical and technical skills in regard to video and content production. The tutor are very friendly, hands on and dedicated to help out on any of the projects I've taken part in. Courses were also free which was incredible!!!

George Cole

I took a course in Content Production for Social Media, and I am so thankful to BCE and Owen for this. I always wanted to produce short films and now I have basics to do so. I learned a lot about pre production, production and post production, lighting, colour and other elements you should be mindful of... Owen was extremely supportive all the way, and the environment was friendly and safe.

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