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Shillington College

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The Ultimate Game Changer

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'Shillington is a design college with a difference. 3 Months Full-time or 9 months Part-time.'

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Study graphic design for 3 months full-time or 9 months part-time at Shillington.

The main focus of the Graphic Design Course at Shillington is the design portfolio; everything we teach technically is immediately put into practise with a commercially relevant brief, which then forms part of your portfolio. It's this final body of work that gives you the best possible chance of securing a position in the graphic design industry.
 
Starting with Adobe InDesign, the industry-standard publishing tool, we instil the basics of the graphic design process. Each brief is structured to teach you something new, push the program you are exploring and to contribute to your final folio. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are introduced next, enabling you to integrate all three programs to produce more complex design solutions.
 
The design process includes lateral thinking, creating rough visuals, brainstorming, considering design principles, colour and typography. The production process is also covered, including pre-press and printing methods.
 
As part of the college curriculum we invite leading specialist designers to give presentations of their work, and to provide insight into various areas of the design industry.
 
You will leave Shillington with a final portfolio package that will give you the confidence to apply for graphic design roles immediately after graduation.

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The Ultimate Game Changer
by Stephanie - March 2015

After graduating from my degree I was struggling to find a profession I wanted to go into, despite studying a creative subject, I was clueless on how to use the Creative Suite - often needed for most jobs in the creative field. After months of job searching in the midst of a quarter life crisis, I decided enough was enough and signed up to Shillington at the last minute. Without wanting to seem gushing, it was the best decision I've ever made. The staff, the students and the atmosphere of the college are electric. Every day was hard but every day was worth it. Don't be afraid, embrace not knowing anything and starting from scratch - you may be surprised by your own creativity and if you're open and willing you will learn all you need to get you started. After graduating from Shilington, we celebrated our success and felt hopeful for our new creative paths. Internships and job offers soon arose for lots of students, a welcome surprise after months on the job hunt! Some worked out, some didn't but the ball was definitely rolling. With enough persistence, determination and the support of staff from Shillington I kept going and again, without seeming cliched, I am writing this on my lunch break of my dream job. Do yourself a favour and sign up, you won't regret it.

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Graphic Design Course (Full-Time)
by Robert - March 2015

I considered going back to university to study Graphic Design, but after hearing countless people tell me that the courses you can enroll on at most universities are bloated and teach you a lot of unnecessary information, I looked for something more succinct. I wouldn't take my time at Shillington college back for a thing. If anything, I wish I could be back there again! The course is jam-packed full of useful content, and by the end, not only do you have a full portfolio to go job hunting with, but a design bible of handouts reminding you of everything you were taught in your time. I would recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about design and determined to make a career of it. You get out what you put in, so if you're willing to work for it during your 3 months, it will pay off! I now work full time as a Junior Designer, and I couldn't be happier.

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Graphic Design Course (Full-Time)
by Robert - March 2015

I considered going back to university to study Graphic Design, but after hearing countless people tell me that the courses you can enroll on at most universities are bloated and teach you a lot of unnecessary information, I looked for something more succinct. I wouldn't take my time at Shillington college back for a thing. If anything, I wish I could be back there again! The course is jam-packed full of useful content, and by the end, not only do you have a full portfolio to go job hunting with, but a design bible of handouts reminding you of everything you were taught in your time. I would recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about design and determined to make a career of it. You get out what you put in, so if you're willing to work for it during your 3 months, it will pay off! I now work full time as a Junior Designer, and I couldn't be happier.

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Shillington helped me land my dream job as a designer!
by holly - February 2015

In April last year I decided to take the plunge and leave the comfort of my mundane 9-5 job and do something creative with my life. I came across a Shillington College advert in a magazine and was shocked that after 3 months you would be able to land a job as a designer. I ended up going along to an info session where I met some recent graduates and saw the amazing work they had produced, I was totally sold. The 3 months flew by and I can hand on heart say it was the best decision I have ever made, I had no previous design experience and had never used any of the Adobe programmes before, and now I have landed my dream job as a junior designer in book publishing. If you are still unsure about the course, I would really encourage you to go to one of the open events and you will be able to see for yourself the high standard of work, great lecturers and amazing studio! Go for it!

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Graphic Design Course (Full-Time)
by Andrew - February 2015

I started Shillington knowing absolutely nothing about graphic design and now I'm the Creative Assistant at CLMA. The course is intensive but easy to digest and really gives you an idea of real timescales and expectations that you'll be faced in the workplace. You pretty much get what you put into it. If you work hard for it then you'll see the results. Oh and the teachers at Shillington are really good too!!! :)

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