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Learn graphic design in 4 weeks

At Toast Academy we teach everything from the basics of graphic design to the more advanced level of creative thinking. Whether your goal is to change careers, reinvent existing skill sets, work for a multinational corporation, or become a design freelancer, this is the perfect place to build the foundation for your creative career.

Our innovative approach to design education means our students are able to achieve amazing results in a short span, while our course offerings are industry-relevant, immersive, intensive, and above all engaging and fun.

The 4-week program is packed with in-depth practical training complete with relevant tools and resources that equip you with the required technical, business, and personal skills to land a future-proof career.

Everything is designed.
Few things are designed well

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Our curriculum at Toast Academy is designed (pun intended) to help our students build a strong practical core as well as master high-level tools and resources in graphic design. You’ll learn by doing—no tests, no textbooks. You’ll be mentored by experienced graphic design professionals (see our work here) and be placed in real-world situations.

Introduction to Design

Introduction to design offers an overview of what graphic design is and the immense professional opportunities it provides. Students will be taken on a journey through the great works of past and present designers and introduced to popular design sites featuring work within the various industries that they could work in. The other topics of interest here include:

  • UGLY DESIGN IS NOT (NECESSARILY) BAD DESIGN
  • HOW TO BE CREATIVE
  • WHAT IS MY DESIGN STYLE
  • CAREERS IN DESIGN
Design Theory

Here, students will begin familiarizing themselves with the vocabulary of visual communication design as well as start putting design elements and principles into practice. Main topics to cover here include:

  • PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
  • TYPOGRAPHY
  • COLOR
Adobe Creative Suite for Design

This is where the students start to learn the essentials for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign techniques to produce professional graphic materials:

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP™

Uses and Functions

Photo Retouching

Compositing

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR™

Uses and Functions

Logo Design

Vector Illustration

ADOBE INDESIGN™

Uses and Functions

Layout Design

Publication Design

The business of design

This part of the curriculum focuses on why it is important for them to market themselves and their work. Students will begin to refine their professional portfolio; design a personal identity system, learn basic professional practices as well as how to further their design education. Finally, they will produce a resume & portfolio using a personal design system based on their identity. Specific topics they will learn here include:

  • HOW TO VALUE CREATIVE WORK
  • FREELANCE VS. AGENCY
  • PREPARING YOUR PORTFOLIO
  • HANDLING A REAL LIFE PROJECT
  • PITCHING AND SHOWCASE STRATEGY

What our students say...

Mr Taiwo Adeyemi

Taiwo Adeyemi

Brand and Marketing Head, BoxxCulture

“If you are looking to learn how to design, Toast Academy is one of the best options I can think of. Mainly because I am a proud alumnus and have worked with a lot of very talented people from this school. They go beyond theory and engage the students with real projects, portfolios, and internships. It’s a wonderful place to learn”

Ibukun2017-

Ibukun Adelekan

Founder, Art of Ibukun

“Attending Toast Academy is one of the best career decisions I’ve ever made. Not only did they teach me the software skills required for graphic design, but they also made sure I was properly grounded in the theoretical aspects of good design – something that has enabled me to easily adapt to different career paths within the design industry. From Graphic Design in general to more niche roles such as Communication Design, Brand Identity Design & UI/UX Design.”

Some of the companies that hire our graduates

FAQ's

These are the questions we get asked often. If we missed anyone you have, please email us at academy@toast.com.ng

How much does the course cost?

Our Creative Design Course costs a one-time fee of NGN 50,000 only. This fee covers course material, application licensing, and service fees.

How long does the course run for?

Our Graphic Design Course runs for a period of one month consisting of 4-hour lectures, three days a week.

I literally have no design experience. Will I feel lost?

On the contrary, you’ll fit right in. Our innovative teaching methods make it easy for even newbies to grasp what may seem like the most complex concepts.

What are the requirements?

Laptop – See minimum required specifications below

  • CPU: Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB or larger.
  • Video Card:
    • Good: – built-in video with shared RAM in most models will be adequate
    • Better: built-in Intel HD 6000 included with newer Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs
    • Best: A discrete video card with dedicated RAM 
  • Storage: 250GB minimum; consider 500GB

Pen and Pad will be provided for you

Do I get a certificate?

Upon the course completion, you will receive a certificate of completion that stands as proof that you completed our training.

Where is Toast Academy located?

Our courses are held at No 2, Honorable Justice Timothy Adebayo Ayorinde Close, Bibilari, Ibadan.

How do I apply?

Easy as A, B, C… Start the process by clicking the button below

Our courses run monthly.
October diet starts soon, sign up now!

5th October - 30th October 2020 | Only 10 slots available