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Computer graphics offers opportunities for you to develop an understanding of design software
and graphic design to create computer-based art, manipulate photographic imagery, create digital illustrations and work with more traditional graphic design processes. You will develop technical skills that incorporate a range of digital technologies which you can link with other art techniques to create laser cut products, large format prints, illustrations and images ready for use in printmaking classes.

The Learning Connexion offers beginner classes for artists wanting to develop portfolios and explore marketing. For those wanting to specialise in graphic design and explore how to shape concepts using computer-based technology and industry standard software, The Learning Connexion offers more advanced classes.

* If you are a distance delivery student you must have you own equipment and be able to use your software to select this option.

Creative applications

Including (but not limited to) -

  • Digital painting, illustration and collage
  • Photo retouching and manipulation
  • Typographical layout
  • Promotional material (including posters, flyers and business cards)
  • Interface design
  • Character design
  • Creating source material for animation
  • Creating visual material for video

Technical and practical skills

Including (but not limited to) -

  • Use of industry–standard software: For design, illustration, photograph retouching,
  • painting and animation/video
  • Image sourcing: Scanning, photographing and sourcing images
  • Image manipulation: Including photo retouching, collage and manipulating pixel based images
  • Creating vector-based images: For illustration, production of artwork and other design purposes
  • Design principles: including typography, layout, hierarchy of information and using images and colour
  • Production: Understanding print processes to complete finished work


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