In a nutshell
With communication with consumers shifting into the digital space, demand for people skilled in visual communication is at an all time high across almost all industry sectors. If you are looking to start a lucrative career in design, or up-skill to unlock new career opportunities, then this part-time Visual Design course from General Assembly could be exactly what you are looking for.
Skills you gain through this course will enable to tackle any design challenge, while also teaching you how to effectively communicate your design ideas to various business stakeholders and team members. You will learn all about design fundamentals such as typography, color, and layout, while at the same time learning all the industry-relevant techniques such as Gestalt, UX design and responsive web design. You will gain practical knowledge in use of current set of design tools in use by the industry – from Photoshop, to Sketch and Figma and more.
This course is career focused, so you will gain practical skills through a capstone project that will involve use of all your newly acquired skills that will also allow you to create your portfolio, ready to show potential employers.
What you’ll need
There are no formal prerequisites for this course, anyone can enrol.
While completing the Visual Design course from General assembly, you will learn all design fundamentals as well as how to use contemporary design tools to bring your designs to life. Field you may study include:
- Design fundamentals - planning, layout, colours, typography, imagery, polish.
- Design tools - Photoshop, Sketch, Figma.
- Design techniques - Gestalt, UX design, responsive design.
- Capstone project - a real world design problem solving project that you will create from start to finish, enabling you to create your own portfolio.
Why General Assembly?
Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. When you learn web development, data, design, business, and more with GA, you get:
- Award-winning curriculum and expert instructors, on campus and online.
- A global, professional community of 40,000-plus full- and part-time alumni.
- Career results from leading-edge courses, with mentorship each step of the way.
Today’s complex, global economy requires a skilled workforce that can leverage technology to fuel success. General Assembly’s robust suite of courses includes all the fundamental pillars of innovation to give individuals and teams several options for growth and development. We offer programs in web development, data science and analysis, user experience design, digital marketing, product management, and more. Students can choose from a range of formats and modalities to help them best achieve their goals, including full-time, part-time, and short-form options — on campus, and online.
Some courses can be taken on campus at locations in Sydney and Melbourne or all can be taken virtually via a Live Online Remote Format.
Be part of a supportive community during every step of your learning journey and beyond!
At GA, you will have a dedicated student success producer, to guide you through the course and ensure you are supported throughout your journey. You will also have the opportunity to attend regular social events, to mingle with other students and alumni.