Duration: 6 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Name: Graphic Design for (Skill Development)

Course Duration: 6 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

1)     To introduce students to the fundamental principles and concepts of graphic designing.

2)     To develop the students' skills in shaping, designing, and illustrating visual content.

3)     To familiarize students with different typography techniques and their creative application.

4)     To provide hands-on training in various graphic designing software and tools commonly used in the industry.

5)     To enable students to create visually appealing image layouts and apply effects using Adobe Photoshop.

6)     To develop proficiency in using Corel Draw for vector-based graphic design projects.

7)     To empower students with the necessary skills and knowledge for self-employment in the field of graphic design.

Course Overview:

The Graphic Design for Self-Employment course is designed to equip students with essential graphic designing skills to pursue self-employment opportunities. Through a combination of theoretical concepts and practical exercises, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of graphic design principles, tools, and software. The course will focus on developing creative and technical expertise, ensuring students can confidently take up graphic design projects for self-employment.

Course Teaching Methodology:

1)     Interactive Lectures: In-depth discussions on fundamental concepts, design principles, and industry trends.

2)     Hands-on Projects: Practical assignments and real-world projects to apply learned skills.

3)     Workshops: Practical workshops using graphic designing software and tools.

4)     Guest Lectures: Industry experts will share their experiences and insights.

5)     Portfolio Building: Assistance in creating a professional portfolio to showcase their work.

6)     Group Discussions: Encouraging collaboration and feedback among students.

7)     Case Studies: Analyzing successful graphic design projects for inspiration and learning.

8)     Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment:


9)     Graphic design is a rapidly growing industry with a high demand for skilled designers in various sectors.

10) Learning graphic design will provide learners with a versatile skill set, making them employable across industries.

11) The course will enable learners to work as freelancers or start their graphic design business for self-employment.

12) Creative skills and visual communication are essential for career advancement in marketing, advertising, and media fields.

13) Self-employment opportunities allow learners to have flexible working hours and financial independence.



Module 1: Introduction to Graphic Designing

·         Understanding the role of graphic design in various industries

·         Elements and principles of graphic design

·         Importance of visual communication

·         Historical overview of graphic design

Module 2: Shaping, Design & Illustration

·         Sketching techniques and ideation

·         Color theory and color psychology

·         Design composition and layout principles

·         Creating illustrations using digital tools

Module 3: Typography

·         Introduction to typography and type anatomy

·         Typeface classifications and font pairing

·         Creating visually engaging typography designs

·         Typography in logo design and branding

Module 4: Graphic Designing Software's & Tools

·         Overview of popular graphic designing software

·         Understanding the user interface and workspace

·         Using shortcuts and tools effectively

Module 5: Image Layout, Effects & Photoshop

·         Image cropping, resizing, and resolution

·         Applying filters and effects to images

·         Photo retouching and manipulation

·         Designing posters, banners, and social media graphics


Module 6: Corel Draw

·         Introduction to vector graphics

·         Creating logos and icons in Corel Draw

·         Designing brochures and business cards

·         Exporting and printing vector designs


Note: The course contents can be modified based on the specific requirements of learners or the location. Additionally, periodic assessments and a final project will be conducted to evaluate students' progress and understanding of the course materials.

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