Diploma in Graphic Design

Mode of study:   Full time
Intakes:                 July, December
Campus:               Off George W Bush Hwy, Accra, Akweteyman.

According to the Ibis World 2016 report, the Graphic Design industry will generate global revenues of over US $57 billion in the next 5 years.

AIM’s Graphic Design course teaches you the latest graphic design techniques and software. Through a project-based curriculum  that leverages Adobe Education learning resources, you will learn to
communicate ideas across a range of visual mediums.

The course begins with an introduction to the history of design and design principles before progressing to branding, digital artwork, and motion graphics. Over the course of two years, you will complete briefs for real clients using a variety of software from Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and After Effects.

You will graduate with impressive portfolios that include digital artwork, web designs, and original brand concepts along with an added Adobe Certified Associate credential recognized by employers around the world.



COURSE SCHEDULE: Students will receive up to 120 Hours of Classroom theoretical and hands-on practical instruction. 6 hours per week for 20 weeks. Another 4 weeks will be given for student to produce a final project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Successfully understand and utilize digital media as a design tool
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a Macintosh-based operating system
  • Effectively utilize digital design as a communication device
  • Understand the use of symbolic devices such as color, fonts, and other design elements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of digital imaging and design software
  • Create visual digitally designed solutions that effectively meet project goals
Earn Credentials Recognized By Employers Worldwide

As an AIM student, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers by earning Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications in:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop®
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®
  • Web Communications using Adobe Dreamweaver®

Our labs are fully equipped with three computer labs with high spec PCs.

In order to ensure that you have access to the best software in the world, AIM has invested in the following industry standard software:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Fontlab studio

A digital graphic art designer, or graphic designer, creates and modifies digital images or ads. These images are most often used to promote sales and marketing campaigns for businesses. For example, a digital graphic art designer for a movie studio may create digital images to increase the marketability of a particular film. Digital graphic art designers work within strict production timelines.

There are numerous opportunities in a number of industries, including advertising, publishing and specialized design services, as well as in the growing field of website design, particularly Internet advertising.

From working for a design consultancy to setting up your own studio, the diploma in graphic design opens the door to a wide range of creative careers.

As a graduate from this program, you will dive into well-paying jobs such as:

  • Graphic Editors
  • Art Directors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Visual Information Specialists
  • Production Assistants
  • Design Assistants
  • Marketing specialists
  • Creative Directors

Applicant Must have the WASSCE/SSSCE certificate or working experience for not less than one year.Applicant must have a proof of their working experience.

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.


Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.