Graphic Design Xpress course still open

POSTED: 03/29/12 2:30 PM

Start date moved to April

St. Maarten – People interested in Graphic Design Xpress course being offered by the University of St. Martin in conjunction with KGraphix, have just one week to left to apply for the course. The tertiary institution has set up a payment plan for people who want to take the course.

“A significant amount of people have indicated their interest in the course and these people are urged to come in to the University to complete the necessary formalities. Once all formalities are completed by the students, the course is expected to now begin in April and not this week. It is only logical for the course to run with sufficient enrollment,” a release states.

Graphic Design Xpress is new accelerated program and a two-level course, designed by KGraphix and is facilitated by USM. Level one will meet six hours a week for a period of three months. Level two will begin subsequently for the same period of time. In the first level of the course, participants will learn the basics of graphic design, color and fonts, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, Adobe Illustrator for beginners, Logo Design 1 and Web Design Xpress). The second level of the course will include the following classes: Logo Design II, Advertising and collateral Design, Adobe Photoshop-Advanced, Adobe Illustrator- Advanced, Adobe InDesign Basics, portfolio preparation, Print production workshop and Build your Freelance Business.

One of the main aims of the program is to provide participants with basic computer skills and creative talent which are necessary tools and skills to launch a lucrative freelance design business or to be employed as a qualified graphic designer. The course will be taught by Kevin Baly, who is the owner of KGraphix and designer.

Upon completion of this course, students will benefit from having real-time experience working on one real project during the Level II course. Each student will receive a certificate of completion after meeting all the requirements for the classes and course.

People interested in the Graphic Design Xpress course can visit the University of St. Martin Student Service Center to complete an application form. They can also call 542-5171 extension 1000.

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