Diploma in Graphic Design

This course enables the students to learn and apply the fundamentals of design softwares such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC 2018.

This course aims to give students and professionals the broad-based and specializations required for establishing and developing a successful career path in the graphic design industry. Areas such as the design elements and principles, editorial design, branding, and advertising, are taught to students in order to equip them for more advance courses or career opportunities.

What is Diploma graphic design?

It is a program that offers students the necessary technical skills and training that they will need to begin successful careers in the ever-changing field of graphic design.Typical subjects covered by the program include three software with hands on practical training:

  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign

course objective

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Be familiarized with the basic concepts, terminologies, elements, and principles in Graphic Design.
  • Create computer-based projects using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Develop a strong design portfolio.
  • Be equipped with the technical knowledge required for a diploma course.

Your Creative Career choices

Graphic Designer, UX Designer, UI Designer, Illustrator, Digital Illustrator, Digital Painter, Web Designer, Art Director, Creative Director, Editorial Designer, Concept Artist, Creative Director, Graphic Artist


Students should get hands-on experience to get the best out of the course. For this reason, students shall be involved in:

Lectures (Attendance: 30%)

This course is delivered in three months with two lectures per week. Each lecture spans for three consecutive hours. Lectures shall be dedicated in addressing students’ concerns and clarifications to ensure full understanding of the lessons.

Labs (45%)

Following a set of lectures, Lab practices are given in order to ensure that complete understanding of each lesson is delivered and applied by the students. Students are assigned sketchbook-related tasks or simple design projects that would be submitted on the next lecture. These tasks are then compiled for portfolio purposes.

Engagement (5%)

Student’s participation in lectures, discussions, and group activities is encouraged in this course. This develops the students’ confidence, communication skills, and teamwork.

Assignments (20%)


Students are given sets of questionnaires with regards to the lesson. These questions are related to the theoretical aspect of the course and will ensure that the students understand the fundamentals of the lessons being taught.


Students are assigned creative scenarios that would require them to produce design outcomes. These practices will enable the students to analyze the given situation and apply suitable methods or techniques of creative problem solving.



This course is designed for students who come from a non-technical background and has no further experience in the field of graphic design. This course covers the basic knowledge required in becoming a graphic designer and serves as an excellent foundation for more advanced courses.


Course total duration is 2 months. Lectures will take place twice a week, 3 consecutive hours each. In addition, there will be lecture hours (at least 2 hours per week) dedicated to lab practice and clarification of student’s concerns.


Students will be certified as per the below criteria. Students who attain 75% or higher pass the course.

  • Engagement 5%
  • Assignments 20%
  • Labs 45%
  • Attendance 30%


The instructor will provide and share relevant references, study materials, and lecture presentations to the students via email or other online platforms if requested.

Duration: 52 Hours ( 2  Months)
Fee: 6,000 QAR and £150 for Examination & Certification 
Certification: After successful completion, students will be awarded  international diploma in Graphic Design ( Level 4 ) from OTHM(UK) & Excellence Training Centre.

For Admission: Call/Whatsapp +974 7745 2105 or email : anaas@excellence.qa

Note:  students are expected to bring their own laptop. After successful completion, student will be eligible to sit for "Adobe Certified Associate - ACA" certified examination. This examination will be arranged separately.