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Certificate in Graphic Design Using Canva

Detailed Course Curriculum
The Introduction to Canva module aims to familiarize learners with the Canva platform, a popular graphic design tool used to create a wide range of visual content such as social media posts, presentations, posters, and flyers. This module covers the basics of what Canva is and how it can be used to create effective designs, including the available design templates, elements, and features. In addition, students will also explore the importance of design skills in today’s digital world and how improving them can benefit their personal and professional lives.
The Canva Fundamentals module is designed to provide an introduction to the Canva platform and its features. This module covers the basics of navigating the Canva homepage, accessing templates, and using the Canva editor to create designs. Students will also learn how to work with design elements such as text, photos, and colors, as well as how to align and layer elements in their designs. Additionally, the module covers the difference between premium and free elements, as well as how to download, share, and publish designs created on Canva.
In the Canva PRO vs Canva Free module, students will be introduced to the differences between the free and paid versions of Canva. The module will cover the features and functionalities available in Canva PRO, such as access to a wider range of templates, the ability to upload custom fonts and create brand kits, and the ability to collaborate with team members. Students will also learn about the pricing options for Canva PRO and how to determine if it is worth the investment based on their needs and usage.
In the Branding: Creating a Brand Identity module, students will learn how to create a strong brand identity by understanding the key components that go into it. The module will cover the importance of having a clear mission, vision, and target audience, as well as defining a brand personality and core values. Additionally, students will learn how to use these components to create effective visual designs that represent the brand’s values and vision. The module will also provide tips on how to maintain consistency across all aspects of the brand, from messaging to design.
The Branding: Designing Your Brand module is designed to help students apply their knowledge of branding and create a visual representation of their brand using Canva. This module covers the essential steps in designing a brand, including selecting the right template, setting up a style guide, adding content, styling the document, and downloading and publishing the final design. Students will learn how to create a cohesive and effective visual representation of their brand identity using Canva’s tools and features.
The Designing for Social Media module is designed to help students create effective designs for various social media platforms using Canva. This module covers the essential steps in designing for social media, including editing photos, creating profile pictures, posts, covers, ads, and thumbnails for Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and creating infographics. Students will learn how to create designs that are visually appealing, informative, and optimized for social media platforms.
The Creating Videos & Animations module is designed to help students create engaging video content and animations using Canva. This module covers the essential steps in creating videos and animations, including editing videos, recording audio, creating TikToks, Reels, and Shorts, creating tutorials and educational videos, designing animated social media posts, and creating animated GIFs. Students will learn how to create videos and animations that are visually appealing, informative, and engaging for their audience.
The Creating Presentations module is designed to help students create engaging and visually appealing presentations using Canva. This module covers the essential steps in creating presentations, including why Canva is the new PowerPoint, design mistakes to avoid, creating slides, adding charts and graphs, embedding interactive media, delivering presentations, and sharing presentations with teams and audiences. Students will learn how to create presentations that are visually appealing, informative, and engaging for their audience.
The Designing a Website Using Canva module is designed to help students design and build simple websites using Canva. This module covers the essential steps in designing a website, including getting started with Canva website builder, building the homepage, creating product or service pages, and publishing the website. Students will learn how to design websites that are visually appealing, informative, and effective in communicating their message to their audience.
In the Conclusion module of the Certificate in Graphic Design Using Canva course, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their learning journey and plan their next steps. This module will cover the various options available for students after completing the course, including potential career paths and further education opportunities. Additionally, students will be able to revisit key concepts and skills covered throughout the course, and receive final guidance on how to continue developing their graphic design skills using Canva. The module will also provide a summary of the course content and the achievement of the course certificate, followed by final thoughts and encouragement to apply the newly acquired knowledge in their personal and professional lives.

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Meet Your Expert Graphic Design & Video Editing Tutors

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Candice L.

Candice, also known as Candy, is an engaging and charismatic tutor with a passion for graphic design. Currently studying Visual Communication at RMIT University in Melbourne, her teaching approach focuses on instilling the necessary skills and creativity in her students to succeed in this dynamic field. Candy's warm and welcoming personality creates an inviting learning environment, where students are encouraged to express themselves creatively. Beyond design, she enjoys soccer and visiting local Irish pubs.

Sarah P.

Sarah, a talented UX designer, plays a pivotal role at the Online Business Academy by focusing on website design and sharing her expertise as a UX design tutor. With a solid background in graphic design, she seamlessly incorporates aesthetics and user-centered principles into her work. Sarah's skill set encompasses user research, wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing, resulting in visually appealing and highly functional design solutions. Her dedication to user satisfaction and empathetic approach ensure the creation of engaging and user-friendly digital experiences.

Patricia C.

Patricia, a seasoned video editing professional, brings her passion for storytelling to her role as a tutor at the Online Business Academy. With a focus on motion graphics and video editing, she excels in captivating audiences through the power of visual storytelling. Patricia's extensive experience in the field provides her with technical expertise and practical insights into the art of video editing. She is proficient in using a variety of editing software and tools to transform ideas into visually compelling narratives.

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