Certificate I in Graphic Design

    This course will be taking applications from September 2017.
It is all about Visual Communication and the use of text and images to convey a message. The curriculum focuses on providing you with the practical and theoretical knowledge with the aim of assisting you to better develop your creative strengths and use industry standard practices.
Certificate: Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Level II
Awarding Body: National Training Agency (NTA)
Duration and Delivery
  • November 2017 - April 2018
  • 9.00am - 2.00pm
Entry Requirements
    A student is sixteen (16) years and over and have

  • Computer Literacy
  • Able to develop ideas/concepts
  • Able to use creative software

Additional Requirements
You should show signs of creativity and imagination and have an ability to find practical solutions to problems. You would like a career in the creative industry.

Applications will be open in September for November 2017 start

Successful completion of this course can lead to studying the Foundation Graphic Design programme.

Course Outline

On the programme you will be taught how to apply basic design theory to the stages of the design and development process with an introduction to creative software.


24 Mandatory units are used to cover design areas and projects as shown in the topics of study section below.

Students will demonstrate their ability to conceptualise a vision and use design theories and creative software.
Areas of Study
  • Idea Generation and Development
  • Corporate Identity in Graphic Design
  • Editorial Design and Layout
  • Business Practice in Art and Design
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
Topics of Study
  • Colour Theory
  • Design Process
  • Principles and Elements of Design
  • Typography
  • Page Layout
  • Vector Illustration
  • Photo Editing
  • Health & Safety