What are online one-to-one lessons?
Does remote learning work?
Learning graphic design from home (online one-to-one lessons or remote learning), the office, a friend’s place, the pub or wherever else it may be are just a few of reasons why learning online is not only practical and convenient but also easier on the pocket too. Not only can students themselves participate from anywhere in the world, but our expert tutors (some in various parts of the country) can be brought to you in via one to one virtual classroom. Blue Sky Graphics has been going for over 10 years and our tried and tested model works! Read about us here.
Nowadays, thanks to the internet, online environments are dynamic learning is open to everyone and here at Blue Sky Graphics, we have had over 35 (and still counting) different nationality students take advantage of our comfortable online courses.
Speaking of comfort, online courses help to avoid long classes and uncomfortable classrooms. The sofa or garden table tend to be more comfortable. Moreover, you can save time and cut the cost of commuting from home to college or school. We found that a lot of our students are time poor and have either full time or part time jobs and so for them studying online has practical advantages juggling work, personal lives and study.
Distance learning is one of the best ways to learn graphic design skills, and many other skills at the same time. When you have children, families, jobs and friends it can make it very hard to attend a standard university and online courses really make it easier to further your career. Whether you have a busy job, children or even everything combined you can still take courses in graphic design on your own time. Plus, there are literally dozens of different careers you can do with these skills. So what are you waiting for?
In the United Kingdom we are proud to be the biggest online one to one graphic design course provider and our student’s success rate is 98% – check out our video here (a bit of our magic). When it comes to distance learning, Blue Sky Graphics brings all of the skills you need to learn in order to be a successful graphic artist to you. The problem with most of the generic graphic design courses is that they are not designed to make the designer successful and often teach unneeded information. When it comes to graphic arts, Adobe programs are the most common. These include Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
How long does it take?
Each course lasts 10 months and 90 minutes each week with your tutor through distance learning, but every single lesson takes place remotely in your own time and space-even from the comfort of your sofa or home office. Within a 10 months you will have built a industry standard portfolio and certificate in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
How much does it cost?
With all our online one-to-one courses you do not have to worry about being scammed because each course is actually taught by a real graphic design artist who teaches in their area of expertise. All teaching staff have been subject to enhanced DBS checks.
Within a few months you can gain very valuable skills in graphic design with distance learning done from your own home or office. Most importantly, it is done in your own free time at your convenience.
Another advantage of remote learning is the ability to take a multi-modal approach, learning step by step operations on the computer and then repeating these steps, writing them down until your tutor instils into you everything needed. This will be fun, challenging and once you master Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign you won’t want to stop all the creative and quirky images you would have created.
WHAT ARE YOUR 3 TOP TIPS FOR LEARNING GRAPHIC DESIGN ONLINE?
We have surveyed fifty of our recent students studying our Graphic Design courses and this is what they have had to say to anyone new to online learning:
- Interact and familiarise yourself with the virtual classroom, test your tech: internet and audio and speak to the tutor since their knowledge is what you want and need. Do not be afraid to ask lots of questions or an overview of the subject in the course introduction. Particularly if this is your first time learning online, email and build a relationship with your teacher as you’ll be with him or her for 10 months. Tutors are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
- Designing is creative and therefore do not be afraid of making mistakes! Have fun with your own work and make mistakes since in context it is all part of the learning. Test what you are learning at in the classroom and during homework time. Do your homework each week and show your work to family, peers and colleagues and ask their opinion. Show your work. Finally, accept criticism. Improve based on that criticism. Surround yourself with ideas and inspiration.
- Make time for your homework. There is a point why you are given it in the first place and the school ultimately rely on your success which makes them in turn successful. They want you to be the best and the most successful students are those who are constantly doing their homework, asking questions and not being afraid. That goes for any form of study but is particularly important for online learning.
When you decide to enrol in an online course with us, you have a few options. An online course system really focuses on the skills you absolutely need in order to succeed in graphic design. The courses you can take are:
- Graphic Design course for industry Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign
- Web Design Course
- UX Design Course (UXUI)
Now you may not think these are a lot of courses, but when it comes to graphic design, these are the only ones you need. Many graphic design artists work as freelancers doing their own jobs and taking on projects along the way. However, you can also end up working for huge corporations or even helping designing websites for small business or family friends. You can learn and be able to do all of this with distance learning at an affordable price.
When you are ready to further your graphic design career all you have to do is enrol and you can do so by contacting us here.
If you think that distance learning can really jump start your graphic design career as a freelancer or hobby, or In-House Designer, then you should sign up today. Our courses are very affordable and within 10 months you will be a pro using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Start your distance learning online course now and see a dramatic difference in your creative journey.
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