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Graphic Design - Intermediate

  • Level(s) of Study: Short course
  • Start Date(s): 11 April 2024
  • Duration: Thursdays 6 - 8:30 pm, ten weeks
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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This course is aimed at those with an understanding of graphic design, ideally through professional experience or by having attended a beginner’s course at NTU or elsewhere.

The course is suitable for those wishing to hone and expand their creative skills with a focus on ideas, creative thinking and visual problem-solving, promoting their creativity at a professional, commercial audience.

Workshop and project-based sessions will combine theoretical discussions with practical applications.

Ideally, you should have some prior experience of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator at beginners’ level or above, though an introduction will be given if required.

And please note that this is not a software training course – the computer will only be used as a tool to realise some of your project work.

The course can help build a portfolio, or act as a subject refresher or expander for those considering degree level study or a change of career.

This intermediate course is intended to lead on from the beginner’s short course, although both can be taken independently.

  • You’ll be part of a design community in our creative studio culture; one that promotes discussion and collaboration, and encourages experimentation and the constant swapping of ideas.
  • With a limited class size you'll have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue developing your designs at home or work.
  • Benefit from learning with an experienced tutor who has established links to the profession and significant experience working in varied practices.
  • On successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Here’s what our previous attendees said:

"Really like the workspace. Enjoyed most the critique where you share ideas and bounce off others. Appreciated Antony’s attention and efforts." EL

"Just what I was hoping for. I felt like I achieved more than I expected. Antony is a great tutor and very approachable and supportive." TB

"I enjoyed the short topics and the 1-2-1 teaching with constructive design-based critiques." ZP

"The course was perfect." DH

What you’ll study

On this course, you will:

  • learn how to develop ideas
  • create compositions using words, pictures and colour
  • explore layout design in posters, brochures and magazines
  • create new logos and identity designs and understand the principles of design for print.

Further information on what you'll study

By the end of the course, you will have developed your visual problem-solving and idea generation skills to then apply to your profession.

How you’re taught

This course will be delivered in person on Nottingham Trent University City Campus.

Tutor Profile:

Antony Radcliffe is a practicing graphic designer who also teaches on the degree programme at NTU.

He has extensive experience in the design industry having worked with renowned international consultancies such as Ogilvy and Mather and BMP.

His creative work has been commissioned by a range of blue-chip clients including IBM, Land Securities PLC, ICI and Amec.

With specialisms in branding and identity, information graphics, b2b and b2c print marketing, he has also worked in retail and FMCG.

Please bring with you to the first session:

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • a layout pad
  • drawing materials (pencils, felt-tips, gel pens etc)
  • notepad and pens
  • a memory stick

Campus and facilities

Entry requirements

Level: Intermediate

Entry requirement: You must have completed the beginner’s course at NTU to progress.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £495.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

How to apply