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Diploma in Graphic Design
According to the Ibis World 2016 report, the Graphic Design industry will generate global revenues of over US $57 billion in the next 5 years.
ADMI’s Graphic Design course teaches you the latest graphic design techniques and software. Through a project-based curriculum that leverages Adobe Education learning resources, you will learn to
communicate ideas across a range of visual mediums.
The course begins with an introduction to the history of design and design principles before progressing to branding, digital artwork, and motion graphics. Over the course of two years, you will complete briefs for real clients using a variety of software from Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and After Effects.
You will graduate with impressive portfolios that include digital artwork, web designs, and original brand concepts along with an added Adobe Certified Associate credential recognized by employers around the world.
COURSE DURATION: The course will course will run for 2 academic years (4 semesters).
CREDITS: 24 contact hours per unit and an average of 7 units per semester.
- History of Graphic Design
- Fundamentals of Design
- Fundamentals of Drawing
- Introduction to Photography
- Adobe Illustrator
- Design & Visual Presentation
- HCD – UI & UX
- Adobe Photoshop
- Digital Illustration
- 3D Modelling
- Fundamentals of Motion Graphics
- Career Launchpad
- Web Design
- Design Storytelling
- Adobe Indesign
- Advanced Motion Graphics
- Packaging & Printing
- Data Visualization
- Graphic Artwork
- HCD -Ergonomics
- Design for Social Impact
- Client & Team Projects
- Advanced Photoshop
- Professional Portfolio
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Successfully understand and utilize digital media as a design tool
- Demonstrate knowledge of a Macintosh-based operating system
- Effectively utilize digital design as a communication device
- Understand the use of symbolic devices such as color, fonts, and other design elements
- Demonstrate an understanding of digital imaging and design software
- Create visual digitally designed solutions that effectively meet project goals
Earn Credentials Recognized By Employers Worldwide
As an ADMI student, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers by earning Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications in:
- Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop®
- Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
- Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®
- Web Communications using Adobe Dreamweaver®
ADMI instructors will prepare you to successfully pass these exams through a curriculum that leverages Adobe Education learning resources and real-world applications.
To learn more about the certification exam visit:
A digital graphic art designer, or graphic designer, creates and modifies digital images or ads. These images are most often used to promote sales and marketing campaigns for businesses. For example, a digital graphic art designer for a movie studio may create digital images to increase the marketability of a particular film. Digital graphic art designers work within strict production timelines.
There are numerous opportunities in a number of industries, including advertising, publishing and specialized design services, as well as in the growing field of website design, particularly Internet advertising.
From working for a design consultancy to setting up your own studio, the diploma in graphic design opens the door to a wide range of creative careers.
As a graduate from this program, you will dive into well-paying jobs such as:
- Graphic Editors
- Art Directors
- Graphic Designers
- Visual Information Specialists
- Production Assistants
- Design Assistants
- Marketing specialists
- Creative Directors
Paul Rand was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and NeXT. He was one of the first American commercial artists to embrace and practice the Swiss Style of graphic design.
Rand was a professor emeritus of graphic design at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut from 1956 to 1969, and from 1974 to 1985. He was inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1972.
KCSE C- or above in KCSE OR A-levels with 2 principle passes.
Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.
Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.
Nzilani Simu is a designer and illustrator from Nairobi, Kenya. She specializes in infographics, branding, hand lettering, illustration and is passionate about design for social impact.
Nzilani has over ten years of experience working as a freelancer and for creative agencies, including Scangroup and Ark Africa. Previous clients include Equity Group Foundation, iHub, Nendo, Heva Fund, Hivos, Morendat and Java House Africa. She has a BA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and BA in Graphic Design from Curtin University in Malaysia.
Brian Omolo is a Graphic Artist and Illustrator who combines hand drawn illustrations with computer-aided colour effects to create art. He attained a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design from the Academy of Graphic Technology in Kenya and earned a BA in Illustration Graphics from Coventry University in 2011.
Brian has worked for various advertising agencies, such as TAC agency and On Cue Digital, as a Graphic Designer and later as an Art Director. He has exhibited his work both locally and internationally with two solo exhibitions in Nairobi, as well as group exhibitions in Kampala, Lagos, Joburg, London, and Paris. Brian has been teaching Graphic Design at ADMI since June 2016.
Geoffrey Otieno Is a Graphics, 3D Modelling and animation Instructor with over 17 years of experience in the web and graphics industry.
He has worked for NairoBits Trust organization and helped to set up Info centers in Zanzibar, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Somaliland, Pakistan, and Tanzania. He is passionate about design-education, branding, and marketing.