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Visual Design Part Time

  • Qualification:

    Short Course

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    8 weeks of 1 day a weekend sessions

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    General Assembly

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Web Designer | Graphic Design Assistant | Junior Web Designer | Digital Marketing and Communications Officer | View all

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Course Rundown

About this course

Build key skills for the modern workplace with this practical online Visual Design course from General Assembly.

In a competitive online world, the ability to communicate clearly and meaningfully is key. With this course, you'll build in-demand graphic and visual design skills to help business and individuals cut thought the noise and connect with their audiences.

In this course you'll explore the elements of good design and apply design theories to your own practical work. You'll gain proficiency in industry software, including Photoshop, and put your skills into practise with project mood board, mock-ups and presentations.

Online communication is key in a digital world, and the skills built in this flexible online course will enable you to rapidly grow your skillset and enhance your career opportunities. Taught by industry leaders, this course is a relevant and dynamic introduction to the fundamentals of visual design.

If you're a creative thinker who likes solving problems, this course could help you grow your skillset and thrive in the digital world.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Areas of study

In this web design course, the subjects you may study include:

Week 1: Photoshop for web design

  • Orientation & Photoshop for the web part 1
  • Photoshop for the web part 2

Week 2: The design discovery process

  • Research
  • Ideation

Week 3: Composition principles for the web

  • Contrast & similarity
  • Gestalt principles in web design

Week 4: Colour theory for web design

  • Colour theory
  • Colour for the web

Week 5: Web typography

  • Fonts & typefaces
  • Composition with type

Week 6: Designing interfaces & interactions

  • UX fundamentals
  • Designing for interaction

Week 7: Responsive design

  • Responsive design
  • Flexible session

Week 8: Final presentations

  • Final presentations
General Assembly Grow and develop your skills in web development, user experience design, digital marketing, data science and more with the expert guidance of General Assembly.

With over 50,000 course graduates under their belt, General Assembly is a trusted quality education provider, offering students an innovative learning experience with courses specifically designed to meet employer needs and market demands.
Be part of a supportive community during every step of your learning journey and beyond!

General Assembly cares about your future and wants to help drive your career forward, which is why they developed an Immersive program to help you grow the right tools and strategies when it comes time to head into the workforce. You’ll also have access to GA’s huge network of over 50,000 alumni as well as the opportunity to attend exclusive events.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will obtain a certificate of completion of the Visual Design Part-Time course from General Assembly.

This qualification will enable you to demonstrate skills, abilities and experience in the in-demand field of web design, and may enable you to pursue new employment in a role relating to web design, web development and digital media development.

After completing this course, you may choose to seek employment as a web designer or take on additional responsibilities in your current role relating to digital strategy and decision-making or online content development.

Where could a career in Web Design take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The fee for this course is $3,000.

General Assembly offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner:

  • Make repayments through Study Loans
  • Or, pay your course fees upfront via credit card
  • Make repayments through zipMoney

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