Helping you to make better infographics, visual abstracts and posters (not to mention figures, logos, presentations, social media, reports, policy cards…)
The programme lasts for 6 months (the start date is up to you), and you can join online workshops, complete assignments and challenges, and get professional support and feedback on your work.
£150 per student for a 6-month programme
+ individual licence for Affinity Designer (for you to keep after the programme has ended)
We also offer SHORT COURSES for organisations looking for bespoke courses or seeking to produce a specific output.
Design principles for visual communication (90 mins)
This workshop introduces key design principles: colour, images, type and composition and explores their use in digital and print formats.
We also begin to think about tools and approaches to visual communication and how these will be explored through the programme.
Essential Affinity Designer training (3 hrs)
Introduction to Affinity Designer, our key software for the online programme.
Affinity skills for designing posters (2 hrs)
This session will provide you with the core skills you need to design a poster – either in your own time or during a ‘Workshop: design your own poster’ session
Workshop: design your own poster (3 hrs)
Affinity skills for designing infographics and visual abstracts (2 hrs)
This session will provide you with the core skills you need to design an infographic or visual abstract – either in your own time or during a ‘Workshop: design your own infographic or visual abstract’ session
Workshop: design your own infographic or visual abstract (3 hrs)
Advanced Affinity Designer training and practice: Pens, pencils and brushes (2hrs)
Advanced Affinity Designer training and practice: Figures, tables and equations (2hrs)
Focus on….. webinar
60-minute session looking at a particular subject or skill in detail, eg. logo design, creating an animated gif.
You can ‘drop in’ via Zoom at anytime during this 3-hour session to ask advice, gain feedback or help with a particular challenge.
In this 3-hour session you work in small teams to address a design challenge. A great opportunity to practice design skills and collaborative working.
We always welcome suggestions for new programme content.
Cycle repeated every 4 weeks which means you can start anytime. Please note this outline is given as a guide and actual dates will vary.
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|Design principles||Skills for posters||Design principles (repeat)||Skills for infographics & abstracts|
|Essential Affinity Designer training||Workshop: posters||Essential Affinity Designer training (repeat)||Workshop: infographics & abstracts|
|Advanced: figures, tables & equations||Webinar||Advanced: pens, pencils & brushes||Challenge session|
|Open session||Open session|
You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you wish (note that some sessions have maximum attendance). You may find it useful to repeat a session at a later stage to refresh their skills.
To join, just send us an email, or fill out the form below. We’ll contact you to take your payment and then register you for the programme.