Applied Design Technologies Part II

With a comprehensive combination of theory and practice, this course builds on the knowledge gained in the Applied Design Technologies Part I course and equips you with advanced knowledge and tools to apply complex graphic design techniques and production processes for the web and mobile devices.

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7 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
10 hours
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Digital Design
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Course Introduction

This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Applied Design Technologies Part I course and addresses graphic design production for the web and mobile devices. You will learn advanced design techniques for graphics and imagery for such devices and understand how to devise layouts for responsive websites, social media and mobile applications.  
You will gain in-depth knowledge regarding graphic formats, learn advanced features of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and work with wire framing applications used to design for the web and mobile devices. As in Applied Design Technologies Part I, this course covers ideation techniques to help you generate new ideas and make informed and well-articulated design choices.

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

This course is for participants looking to gain in-depth technical skills in the field of digital graphic design. By building on the knowledge gained in the Applied Design Technologies Part I course, you will gain the right set of graphic design skills to make yourself indispensable in the development of digital projects for the web and mobile devices. 

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • How to create layouts and graphic collateral for responsive websites, social media and mobile applications
  • How to apply photo imagery manipulation and retouching
  • Branding guidelines and how to apply consistency across design elements
  • How to apply font foundries, colour schemes and other stock library resources in a practical design-driven way
  • How to work with key graphic outputs including JPG, PNG, SVC in the right context
  • Understanding effective visual design
  • Intermediate to advanced Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Knowledge of current design trends

On completion of this course, participants will have created marketing collateral and UI elements for a fictional start-up.

Essential Requirements

  • You must have successfully completed the "Applied Design Technologies Part I" Online Short Course.

As part of our application process, you will also take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

10 hours (comprising a weekly average of 5 taught hours plus 5 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

You will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. Specific assessments for this course include a weekly quiz and a site and app design assessment.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

Who Our Participants Work For
Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

“As I have been active in the UK Digital Sector, I wanted to upskill, and was interested in the digital side of business too. Doing this course was good for my work, and also good for future-proofing my career.” – Andrés Espinosa Aceves, Digital Skills Academy Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator?

While there are other, very capable graphic editing applications, the Adobe applications are cross-platform (Windows and OSX). Furthermore, there are still very much the industry standard and proficiency in them is still assumed by prospective employers.

All the step by step activities are based around Photoshop and Illustrator and all assignment deliverables are requested in these file formats.

What version of Adobe applications should I use?

It's recommended that you use the latest version of the applications.

Even though some features and menus may have changed, participants can use older versions of the software if they already have a copy.

There is a version feature comparison list for Photoshop available here and Illustrator here.

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