Visual Design Part Time

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  • Qualification:
    Short Course
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    8 Week Part-Time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    General Assembly
  • Location:
    VIC | NSW
  • Career Outcomes:
    Web Designer | Graphic Design Assistant | Digital Marketing and Communications Officer | Junior Web Designer | Graphic Artist | View All

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Course Rundown

Gain the vocabulary and tools to tackle diverse design challenges on the job. Kickstart your portfolio and create beautiful, responsive designs for the web.

A part-time, 8-week course designed to teach beginners the science behind why digital products look the way they do and provide the skills necessary to evaluate design.

Created With a Focus on Real-World Relevance

>Gain fluency in the fundamental tools of visual communication design — typography, colour, and layout. GA’s visual design advisory board curates the innovative teaching approaches of our entire expert network to meet evolving employer demands. From Gestalt, to UX, to responsive design, students graduate ready to tackle the challenges they’ll face on the job.

Learn the Keys to Production-Ready Design

Balancing principles, practise, feedback, and critique, this course dives deep into in-demand tools and techniques that are relevant across a variety of careers. Learn valuable UI design skills, then apply them, kickstarting your portfolio with responsive web designs.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Photoshop and Design Discover Process

Use the tools and process of visual design to create a simple landing page and mood boards

  • Photoshop for web design
  • Design Research
  • Design Ideation

Composition Principles and Color Theory for the Web

Use design principles, grid theory and colour theory to create low fidelity mockups and colour schemes.

  • Contrast and Similarity
  • Gestalt Principles in Web Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Colour for the WebPersonas; User Goals; User Flows

Web Typography

Use typography best practices to make effective type decisions

  • Fonts and Typefaces
  • Composition with Type

Designing interfaces and interaction

Apply UI patterns to create responsive designs

  • UX Fundamentals
  • Designing for Interaction
  • Responsive Design

Final Presentation

Capstone the course with a final presentation of the designs.

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:

  1. Award-winning curriculum and expert instructors, on-campus and online.
  2. A global, professional community of 40,000-plus full- and part-time alumni.
  3. 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.

Courses can be taken on campus at locations in Sydney and Melbourne or 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.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Sydney
Victoria: Melbourne

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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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.

Students will learn the fundamentals of visual communication ー typography, color and layout ー to design beautiful digital products in Photoshop (or Sketch). Additionally, students will be well versed in visual communication techniques, like font pairing and style tiles. By the end of the course, students will not only have a formalized education, but will complete a portfolio of attention-grabbing work to highlight their design acumen.

Curious about where a career in web design could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

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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