Our introduction to graphic design course is designed for people who want to step into the world of graphic design through an introductory program.
Students are introduced to key graphic design concepts while also enjoying two in-depth courses in the development of graphic design and the fascinating topic of color theory.
This program includes bi-weekly live sessions, hands-on projects with professional, personal feedback, mentorship, and community support.
Courses in this program: Vector Graphics, Introduction to Graphic Design, Color Theory, Graphic Design History.
*Basic Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is a prerequisite for this program.
All courses are delivered online.
Some are self-paced courses with no live sessions (mainly theory or technical courses but not only), and some are mixed (self-paced & live sessions). Live session classes, especially studio classes, are crucial for your success. All courses feature full technical support and mentorship from our staff members. All courses are graded and consist of either a project, test, or an online quiz. Students must pass the initial courses in order to advance to the following ones. MDL has a demanding study environment and you can expect a study load of at least 20-25 hours per week.
Remote, but personal, online and professional
We fill the gap between fully self-paced video based education and in-person learning.
Elevating the best from both worlds to create an effective learning experience.
Our online study environment contains self-paced courses and engaging live sessions.
We create interpersonal connections between master designers and students. We connect students worldwide with top talent in the global design industry.
We are self-paced and affordable but yet nurturing and personal.
Full Course Catalog
Vector Graphics (All basic programs)
Adobe Illustrator is an essential tool in a designer’s repertoire. Many key visuals, such as logos, typography, icons, sketches, and other key brand visuals are designed with Adobe Illustrator. This course will teach you how to master this tool, laying the foundations for your design education. Upon completing this course, you will have a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to design basic and complex vector graphics. You’ll also learn about how to use Adobe Illustrator for different formats, such as print, web, interactive, video and mobile devices, equipping you to build the basics of a brand’s visual aspects.
Introduction to Graphic Design (All basic programs)
Graphic design is a core part of the way ideas and concepts are communicated out into the world. Every day we come into contact with something that has been graphically designed, including advertising, packaging, websites, mobile apps, and more. In this course, you will learn the basics of graphic design, from the concepts which dictate good design practices, to the key skills you’ll wield on a daily basis as a graphic designer, such as typography, color schemes, and layouts. Upon completion of this course, you’ll also have learned to use several fundamental tools of the graphic design industry. Using these tools and the concepts you’ve learned, you’ll begin to experiment and practise using your own ideas.
Color Theory (All basic programs)
Understanding the concepts of color theory is one of the key elements of being successful in design. From the psychological and emotional reactions caused by different color schemes to the practical application of the color wheel, you’ll learn about color theory and how to apply it. By the end of this course, you’ll know about the categories of color, best practices, and the terminology of color theory.
Graphic Design History (All basic programs)
This course will help you understand the rich history of graphic design, from the very start of human visual communication to the complex, technology-driven design movements of the twenty-first century. Since its introduction, graphic design has been subject to politics, the natural environment, social phenomena and human movement across the globe. Who were the most influential graphic designers? Which historic moments changed graphic design forever? In what ways has graphic design affected world events and social change? By the end of this course, you’ll have these answers and will more deeply appreciate graphic design as it stands today.
Our faculty has worked for some of the most globally recognized brands:
Andrea Turvey – British Airways, The Guardian, Tesco
Adam Cohen – NYU, Columbia University, New York Public Library
Frode Sorensen – MTV, Vodafone, Macmillan Science and Education
Carly Murphy-Merrydew – BBC, Topshop, Max and Spencer
Mamen Morillas - Converse, Clipper, Barcelona City
Tuition can be paid in installments.
Tuition does not include books, supplies or equipment.
Upon acceptance, to reserve their place, accepted students pay an advance fee. (This sum will be deducted from their tuition)
Students must arrange all payment fees at least 60 days before the term starts.
Students can cancel the contract for up to 2 days after signing it.
MDL Students get full free access to the Adobe Creative Suite (for the term of the program)
Below are our sponsorship. These prices are valid until July 7, 2021.
Space is limited. Please ensure you enroll as soon as possible.
Regular price: $1298/ £930 / €1088
Sponsorship price: $649 / £465 / €544
Up to 5 payments | Starting Jul 7, 2021
"At Masters Design Lab, my overall experience has been fantastic. The programme is comprehensive and includes online classes and live sessions with very interesting content. The interaction with professors and peers is amazing and helpful. I am thrilled to pursue my dream to become a graphic designer at Masters Design Lab. I definitely recommend it!"
"Being a part of the program has been a dream come true literally. The lessons are detailed but still concise and very interestingly laid out. The assignments have been a great way to put the theory learned into practice. I highly recommend Masters Design Lab to anyone looking for a no fluff, hands on, relevant, comprehensive, creative, interactive and fun course!"
"This course takes you through live discussions and applies best practices which really helps you garner the necessary skills for a graphic designer. When you’re not in a class, you are given assignments that are designed to empower you with your creativity. And if you need help, there is a community of like-minded individuals and mentors ready to step in and give you a hand."
Simon Matthew B. Bunyi