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Graphic Design

This course gives students an insight into the art of graphic design, exploring digital and analogue equipment and techniques.

Course Details

This new course has been specially developed for young designers and those taking their first steps in graphic design to spark their curiosity and introduce them to the fundamentals of the topic. This course is aimed at students aged 12-15 years, to help them harness their creativity and learn how to apply that to a brief while gaining confidence in creating and sharing their work.

Each week students will learn new skills in graphic design, using digital and analogue equipment and techniques that are vital in the creative industry! Students don’t need to already be an expert in Adobe Software or any design techniques, all we ask is that students come with enthusiasm, ideas and a keen interest in the topic.

We at AUB understand how important young creative artists are in having so much potential and with so much ability and enthusiasm, students will have support and guidance from their dedicated tutor, Emily Melling, and course assistant to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a Graphic Designer.

  • An understanding of what Graphic Design is, the different areas of the industry and potential opportunities
  • Idea generation & exploration through research, mood boarding
  • Understanding of the Design Process from initial idea to final result
  • Lessons in industry leading software like Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Working with Logo Design, experimenting with Typography & Poster Design
  • Understanding of design theory basics

  • Gain confidence creating and sharing work with other students
  • Improve creative skills in relation to Graphic Design
  • Understand the process behind design projects
  • Experiment with different topics which fall under the topic of Graphic Design
  • Boost confidence and creativity!
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance

Term Dates Time

Autumn term

23, 30 October | 6, 13, 20, 27 November | 4, 11 December 2021

09.30-12.30

Spring term

22, 29 January | 5, 12, 19, 26 February | 5, 12 March 2022

09.30-12.30

Meet your tutor

Emily Melling is a very passionate Freelance Designer and AUB Alumni. She works with independent businesses to develop brand identities which engage their target audience and help to grow the business reach and customer base. Alongside working on Brand Identity projects, Emily loves working with Typography, creating posters, packaging and websites for clients and believes that marketing materials can be exciting and engaging over stuffy and corporate and that it’s essential to create work that people want to pick up and take home or share with their friends!

Entry requirements and fees

Ideally students should be aged between 12-15 years and be prepared to bring lots of energy and enthusiasm!

This course costs £199 and all course materials are provided by AUB.

Funded places

As part of our commitment to equal access in creative education and careers, we provide a limited number of funded places on our Saturday Art School. To be eligible for consideration, your child must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The young person is currently eligible for Free School Meals.
  • Your current home postcode shows that you live in an area with low levels of progression to Higher Education. Check your eligibility for the POLAR4 measure – postcodes in the lowest 2 POLAR4 quintiles qualify.
  • Your current home postcode shows that you live in area that falls within the lowest 20 per cent of the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). Check you eligibility for the IMD measure – postcodes in the lowest 2 deciles qualify.
  • The young person has been in local authority care or looked after for three months or more.
  • The young person has caring responsibility for an immediate family member.
  • The young person has a disability.
  • A parent or carer of the young person is a serving member of the armed forces.

Contact the team

If you have any questions, get in touch with the Saturday Art School team on 01202 363222 or at saturdayartschool@aub.ac.uk.