Design Theory Training Courses



Design Theory Training Courses

  131 reviews


Our Design Theory courses explore the building blocks of design providing you with the skills you need when working with different aspects of design including type, colour and the secret to good design. You will leave any one of our Design Theory courses with the confidence to make good design decisions and the ability to resolve common design problems.

If you are working in a design-centric environment with no formal design training then our Design Theory courses are for you. All of our Design Theory trainers are experts in their field and passionate about delivering inspiring Design Theory courses, so you know you're in safe hands.

Browse through our courses below and start your learning journey.



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   Design and Production Overview
   Design for Print Master Class
   Graphic Design Introduction

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Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed 20087
  Trainer Knowledge 9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials 9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation 9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score 9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch 9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff 9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score 9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience 9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us 99.7%

  Most Recent Comments




"Small class sizes were great, and it was helpful to be able to discuss points as a group as we went along. Also good that the course materials are available electronically rather than taking notes. "



"Adrian was an excellent trainer. He was so knowledgable about the topic but made sure to keep the session open to all levels. Excellent presentation and fun, interactive exercises which kept the afternoon engaging."



"Enjoyed the way it was pitched. Interesting, great presentation slides. Just the right level of attention."



"Very good environment, very knowledgeable teacher."



"professional environment"



"Trainer was excellent!"



"- Food amazing -Environment great -Great range of courses - Good amount of breaks - Great facilities/ macs and room set up"



"Clear, helpful"



"great organisation and a very knowledgable tutor. theory of graphic design was very interesting and I feel that my skills had a good refresher which will help me approach graphic design projects betetr."



"I was extremely happy that the course did not focus on a specific software package. Every staff member was really helpful and the breaks were regular and really well stocked which was great. It was also very easy to follow the directions and find the location."



"Course structure, useful and practical information that I can apply tomorrow, trainer had a really nice manner."



"course was the right pace, trainer knowledgeable and personable"



"I thought the training was very informative and the knowledge gained will definitely benefit me in my career. "



"Explaining the principles Lunch!"



"Good set up, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. "



"I loved all the content of the course and have built on my knowledge"



"Clear and organised presentation. Trainer was very approachable and the breaks were well timed and provided great refreshments. "



"Lots of examples and industry advice plus signposting to free tools - thank you"



"Good facilities, friendly staff, I like the table set up so I could chat to people on my course. The presentation and computers are also great. The trainer's website suggestions are amazing!"



"Flexible, good amounts of learning, listening and discussion, breaks at appropriate times. Inspired to get stuck in designing now and confident in working with designers. Facilities here were great too."



"Lovely trainer and staff, great food, lovely building"



"Explaining the concepts in detail and stripping back to a layman's language in order to be able to carry out projects at work."



"Adrian was friendly and tailored his content to people's specific needs."



"Great trainer with great knowledge."



"Everything else - spot on. really like the signs on the tables with how things work and decoration, room set-up and general design really nice. Adrian was a great trainer - very expert, went at our pace and showed loads of inspiring examples. Feel I have a very good overview of lots of aspects - much food for thought!"



"The offer itself (learning about the fundamental principles of design in a short course) is really unique. This was exactly what i needed to feel more confident in my role. It was great to learn about design tools, rules, tricks and approaches that i will be able to apply to any creative project - without being specific to particular software or formats (print, digital, social etc.)."



"Information was clear and well-structured, providing a wide overview of many of the principles and tips for graphic design."



"Thorough explanations in all as aspects of the course! Great!"



"very knowledgeable trainer"



"Very relaxed environment and small group. Trainer made it really personal as well."



"I am a complete beginner and have found this really informative and helpful! Thank you for a lovely day. I would like to attend more courses. "



"Tutor was fantastic, lunch was great and the environment was perfect for concentration yet, relaxed "



"Friendly and relaxed environment. Very good course content and with a good class size. "



"Very interesting!"



"Good training resources, nice environment, and friendly people."