PDC73058 - Graphic Design for the Non-Designer: Design Principles

Duration3 hours
Study modeOnline
Course codePDC73058


Do you want to gain an introductory understanding of the foundations of graphic design? Keen to know more? Look no further than this online micro-credential. You will explore design principles of alignment, proximity, contrast and repetition within design and develop an understanding of how to apply these design principles to create an effective design. As a micro-credential, this course gives you a certificate of completion and a digital badge to display in your profile or share on social media. 

This online micro-credential will provide an introduction to the foundations of graphic design - design principles. It explores the design principles of alignment, proximity, contrast and repetition within your design.



Career Opportunities

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion. 

Structure & Availability

Standard Micro-credential Structure


3 hours

  1. Understand how to apply design principles to create effective designs
  2. Identify appropriate use of the following design principles: alignment, proximity, contrast and repetition.


Online Quiz


There are no entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, it is recommended for people interested in design.

How to apply

For direct access to this micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different.

Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.