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Web Design Course

The Foundation Web Design Course will give you strong understanding of the principles of graphic design for the web/screen environment.

You will cover 4 modules during the course and be issued a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing the course.

The course is suitable for aspiring web designers. It is also suitable for graphic designers who want to expand their portfolio to include web design, self-taught designers, web developers who want to learn about web design and people with an interest in design.

The course will equip you with all the skills necessary to understand information and interface design, and the ability to plan and design a multi-page website project.

Students have 6 months to complete the course, as the course is entirely self paced students can study online and in their own time. Enrolments are taken all year round any day of the year. The approximate time to complete the course is 200 hours. This varies from student to student.

There are many job definitions within the web design discipline. A Web designer is a person who creates the visual elements of websites. Web designers design the overall look for a website and let a Webmaster/Developer do the actual coding. Most often, they are also proficient with Web graphics and images.

Web Design Course Curriculum

Module 1


  • The Internet And The Web
  • The History Of The Internet
  • Understanding Web Design
  • Graphic Design in the Web Environment
  • Colour on the Web
  • Type on the Web


  • Interaction Design
  • Interaction Design in the real world
  • Interfaces On The Web
  • Elements In Interface Design
  • Analyzing Websites
  • Determining The Canvas Size
  • Research User Statistics Calculate The Canvas Research Designing The Canvas
  • Identifying Colour Schemes
  • Colour Conversion Studies* Colour Scheme Development
  • Applying Colour Schemes To A Design
  • Testing For Accessibility Compliance
  • Colour Studies
  • Typographic Studies
  • Font Case Studies
  • Making Sense Of Text With Visual Hierarchy
  • Developing Visual Hierarchy In Design

Module 2


  • Images and Multimedia on the Web
  • Layout in Interface Design Studies
  • Definitions and Resolution
  • Understanding File Formats
  • Different Image Techniques
  • Grid Studies
  • Grid Journal Studies
  • Using a Grid For Page Design

Module 3


  • Designing Information and Navigation* Interaction Design Studies
  • Understanding information architecture design* Develop a taxonomical structure
  • Understanding users* Understanding interaction design elements

Module 4


  • Scoping a Website and Main Design Project
  • Using real world companies and design briefs, students develop a complete website including banner ad campaigns.
  • A deep analysis of working with Photoshop, Illustrator or Fireworks and which tools are best for which web design tasks.
  • Understanding Web development
  • Working with and developing real world web design briefs
  • Designing of Banner Ads in the context of a design system

Main Assignment–Complete Web Design Project

  • Assessment W4.1 :: Specification Document & Research
  • Assessment W4.2 :: Information Architecture
  • Assessment W4.3 :: Visual Design Concept
  • Assessment W4.4 :: GUI Templates
  • Assessment W4.5 :: Style Guide
  • Assessment W4.6 :: Final Design
  • Assessment W4.7 :: Banner Ad Design as part of the major web design project
  • Assessment W4.8 :: Project Analysis
  • Assessment W4.9 :: Banner Ad Design tying into an external design system

Students will need to be deemed competent in all assessments to pass and be issued their certificate

Industry Relevant Learnings

What you will learn

  • Advanced understanding of the principles of graphic design for the web/screen environment.
  • Understanding of the principles of user–centered design and it's application in web design.
  • Understanding of the principles of information design.
  • Understanding of the principles of interface design.
  • Understanding of the role of markup languages for web design and what they do.
  • Ability to plan and design a multi–page website project.
  • Ability to plan and design a multi–page website project.
  • Working with and developing real world web design briefs.
  • Designing of Banner Ads in the context of a design system.
  • Understanding which Adobe tools are right for which web design tasks.

What you will not learn

  • Back–end development (what is happening on the server). Programming with PHP. Programming with Javascript

Why don't we teach back–end development in this course?

  • Back–end web development is a profession in itself. Web designers and developers communicate with each other and blend their skills to create complete website projects. A back-end and web developer is a software engineer and not a designer.

You can be a complete beginner to undertake this course, as we teach from the ground up. You will be learning to design web layouts in a range of programmes using your Adobe Creative Suite skills in Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign.


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