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Graphic Design Fundamentals  


Graphic Design Fundamentals course explores the underlying principles and elements that are the  foundation of design. Students gain an understanding of the driving principles in regard to design. This is an introductory course and is ideal for those without a lot of design experience.

This is a course designed for people who wish to learn more about design principles and elements, or for those who work in an area where design terminology and awareness may be a useful additional skill.




R5200 Incl VAT (Per Person, Includes Manual, Dataset USB)

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

1. Graphic Design in General

  • Graphic design history
  • Graphic design timeline
  • Logo design history
  • Corporate identity and logo design
  • Brainstorming alone
  • Brand training glossary

2. The Graphic Design Process

  • The design elements
  • The 8 design principles
  • Design problems to avoid
  • Getting started

3. Printing / Paper / File Formats / Resolution

  • Print vs Web file formats and colour
  • Different paper
  • Fundamentals of folding
  • DTP and REPRO glossary

4. Colour in Graphic Design

  • Colour basics
  • Working with colour
  • The colour wheel
  • The psychology of colour

5. Layout and Fonts

  • Different typefaces
  • Typeface do's and don'ts
  • Typography / Typesetting
  • Type and colour
  • Layout in general

6. Design

  • Designing a Business card
  • Designing a Letterhead
  • Designing a Poster
  • Designing a Full-colour brochure
  • Designing a Full-colour Menu
  • Designing of a flyer
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