Certificate II in Graphic Design

Do you show signs of creativity and imagination? Do you have the ability to find practical solutions to problems? Would like a career in the creative industry?

If yes, this course aims to give you the basic theory and practical knowledge needed for your development in graphic design. You will learn about and use the Design Process, Principles and Elements of Design, Typography and Colour Theory in order to develop designs in Corporate Identity, Editorial Layout, Digital Illustration, etc.
Certificate: Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Level II
Awarding Body: National Training Agency (NTA)
Duration and Delivery
  • One year
  • Part-time
Entry Requirements
    A student is seventeen (17) years and over and have

  • Completed YTEPP Graphic Design Level I or
  • Have relevant work experience within the industry
  • Have a portfolio showing evidence of design

Additional Requirements
You should have a common knowledge or an understanding of basic techniques and concepts gained in a classroom and/or experimental scenarios or as a trainee on-the-job.

  • $16 500.00 - Tuition Fee (GATE Funded)
  • $10 500.00 - Non-tuition Fee
Paying by installments
It is now possible to pay course tuition fees in installments. Call us to find out about our plans.
Applications are current open for classes starting in September.

The Foundation in Graphic Design is an ideal route for students who are looking to further their education onto a Diploma or Degree in Graphic Design or another design related subject. The programme also prepares students for a junior position in the creative industry.

Course Outline

During a cycle, students will be expected to successfully complete eight (8) design projects covering seventeen (40) mandatory modules using hands-on exercises, tutorials and creative software.


40 Mandatory Units
05 Electives Units

Mandatory units along with a group or stand alone Elective units are used to cover design areas and projects as shown in the topics of study section below.

Students will be asked to demonstrate their ability to conceptualise a vision and use design theories and creative software to produce different products.
Areas of Study
  • Graphics in Design and Communication
  • Idea Generation and Development
  • Corporate Identity in Graphic Design
  • Editorial Design and Layout
  • Business Practice in Art and Design
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
  • Packaging in Graphic Design
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
  • Research Project
  • Entrepreneurship Report
  • Informational Illustration
  • Interactive Media (Website Authoring)
  • Motion Graphic (2D Animation)
  • Interactive Documents (PDF)
Topics of Study
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Colours
  • Composition
  • Digital Imaging
  • Design Process
  • Drawing Techniques
  • Health & Safety
  • Package Design
  • Page Layout
  • Photography
  • Principles and Elements of Design
  • Typography
  • Vector Illustration