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Study graphic design online: when, where and how much is it?

Online Graphic Design Course Start Dates & Costs

The Shillington Graphic Design Course is one course—the same content is delivered across all study options. You’ll learn the same comprehensive industry-focused curriculum from our talented design teachers and graduate with a commercial portfolio that will help you kick-start your creative career. Each option offers a total of 590 study hours across real time learning and independent study.

All of our online study options involve live classrooms—real teachers, in real time. Attendance to live classes is mandatory to ensure students are setting themselves up for success.

With Streams across 3 global time-zones, we cover most of the world! Check our Streams below to see which one works best for your schedule! 

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September 2024

16 September — 13 December 2024
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:30pm live class time + 3.5 hours of independent learning per day across 3 global time zones.

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January 2025

Monday 27 January—Friday 2 May 2025
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:30pm live class time + 3.5 hours of independent learning per day across 3 global time zones.

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September 2024

Monday – Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm live class time across 3 global time zones.

Term 1: Monday 16 September — Wednesday 11 December 2024
Term 2: Monday 13 January — Wednesday 26 March 2025
Term 3: Monday 14 April — Wednesday 16 July 2025

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February 2025

Monday – Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm live class time across 3 global time zones.

Term 1: Monday 3 February — Wednesday 23 April 2025
Term 2: Monday 5 May — Wednesday 6 August 2025
Term 3: Monday 15 September — Wednesday 10 December 2025

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Have questions about our graphic design courses?

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I highly recommend this course—it’s one of the best investments I’ve made with my time and finances! Clear lectures and practical exercises. Good balance. Great pace. Keeps me motivated and driven.

Anna Chan
Shillington Student

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When is the application deadline?

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When is the application deadline?

We recommend enrolling at least one month before the start date. Enrolments after the deadline will be considered based on availability.

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Do you offer scholarships?

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Do you offer scholarships?

We typically offer Full Scholarships and Mentorships and Half Scholarships as part of our Diversity in Design program. For scholarship announcements, sign up for our email list and follow us on Instagram to be the first to know!

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Are there any entry requirements to study online?

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Are there any entry requirements to study online?

There’s no prior design experience required. Basic computer skills are a must for all of our courses globally. To ensure you succeed in the course, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the tools—Zoom, Slack and Gmail (Google Drive).

Additionally, we’ll need you to confirm language proficiency since our fast-paced course is taught in English.

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I’ve already worked or trained as a designer. Is Shillington right for me?

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I’ve already worked or trained as a designer. Is Shillington right for me?

Our graphic design course is ideal for current creatives to revive software skills and enhance their understanding of the design fundamentals. If your software skills are self-taught, we’ll teach you how to work smoothly and efficiently across Adobe Creative Cloud and Figma. Or if your current portfolio isn’t up-to-scratch, we’ll help you craft a collection of your best work, showcasing an ability to work across a wide range of briefs. Meet 20 Inspiring Designers Who Studied at Shillington After Creative Degrees or Diplomas.

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