DMA - Graphics Design

Graphics Design

This essential Graphic Design & Publishing course will give you the knowledge and skills and tools to design graphic creations that are beautiful and functional.


About This Course

Design eye catching graphics including logos, banners, letterheads, website layouts and images. Learn with the most advanced packages in the profession.


Course Content

The follwoing will be covered:

Course I: Graphics Designer


  • Document Fundamentals
  • Defining Colors, Tints, and Gradients
  • Object Fundamentals
  • Text Fundamentals
  • Business Document Fundamentals
  • Graphics Fundamentals
  • Output Fundamentals


  • CorelDraw Essentials
  • Getting Started with CorelDraw
  • Working with Object
  • Working with Text
  • Attributes for Objects and Lines
  • Creating the Illusion of 3D Objects


  • The Photoshop Workspace, Preferences and Tools Working with Images
  • Layers, Selections, Channels, and Curves
  • Enhancing, Correcting, and Retouching
  • Painting and Special Effects
  • Designing for the Web

Course II: Desktop Publishing


  • Creating a Basic Publication
  • Modifying a Publication Layout and Structure
  • Editing Content in a Publication
  • Formatting a Publication
  • Formatting Pictures in a Publication


  • Illustrator Basics
  • Putting Illustrator to Work
  • Mastering Illustrator
  • Getting Art Out of Illustrator

Adobe Acrobat

  • Acrobat Basics
  • Putting Acrobat to Work
  • Mastering Acrobat
  • Automating Documents Using Acrobat


Course Benefits - What do I learn?

Learning Outcomes

  • Establish competence in creating artwork for digital mediums
  • Establish competence in the basic creative and technical aspects of image editing and manipulation
  • Design professional looking material using industry leading software

What are the Career Prospects

Graphic designers and desktop publishers are imaginative and creative. They understand form and colour and are able to use their artistic abilities to draw and design. They also possess technical skills, particularly in using computers and design software. Employers also seek applicants with good communication skills, has the ability to work under pressure and are able to meet deadlines. This course builds the capability in you.

You can work in an advertising agency or in any business firm that has a need for such service. There is also an option to establish a freelance career. Plenty of jobs exist in digital design companies and in-house print companies but the freelance sector is enjoying enormous growth too. Employment opportunities in this industry are on steady increase specifically for jobs in the digital medium.

Graphics Design & Desktop Publishing offers a challenging environment for skilled hands and creative minds. Let us prepare you for a satisfying and rewarding career as a graphic designer or desktop publisher.



Target Participants

This course is ideal for individuals seeking to improve their career and skills in graphics, design and publishing. The skills acquired during this course are very useful for anyone who works in Marketing or IT and is involved in the preparation of print marketing materials and digital assets.

NOTE: In order to benefit as an organisation, we strongly recommend that at least 2 - 3 participants attend from the same organisation.

Course Assessment & Certificate

To qualify for your official P4PE DMA Certificate of Accomplishment you must study and complete all modules and successfully complete ALL course work and score 75% or more in each of the course assessments.


Code: Course: Type: Location: Fees: Start date: Duration: Register:
DMA020 Graphics Design Weekday Ikeja,Lagos N30,000 18-Apr-2018
4 weeks Register Online
DMA020 Graphics Design Weekend Ikeja,Lagos N30,000 30-Jun-2018
8 Saturdays Register Online

What do I get for my fee?

  • Full set of bound notes
  • Free Internet Access while at the P4PE DMA Lab
  • Access to your online student portal & Forum
  • Content Expert Lecturer & Coaching
  • Excellent learning and information facilities