Certified Visual Designer

Gain the vocabulary and tools to tackle diverse design challenges on the job. Kickstart your portfolio and create beautiful, responsive designs for the web.

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About this course

Over half of jobs in tech and IT now require digital design skills — as well as 815,000 open roles in other industries.



500+ Students


  • Design plays a critical role in the success of any endeavour, whether it’s launching a new product, building a personal brand, or delivering a presentation.
  • At the end of this course, you’ll be able to use design tools, design principles, and practical design techniques to visually communicate your ideas in meaningful and compelling ways.


Ideal For

  • Aspiring designers who wish to gain a foundational knowledge of design and kick off their design portfolio.
  • UX Designers who want to create high-fidelity mockups instead of just wireframes or sketches so they can more clearly articulate their design solutions.
  • Print Designers by providing them with the ability to make the switch to digital and giving valuable access to experienced practitioners to help hone their digital design skills.
  • Some of the students that can benefit from this course are digital marketers, developers, product managers, etc.



  • This is a beginner-friendly programme with no prerequisites, although many students have used software such as Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, or Adobe XD previously and may be familiar with basic visual and graphic design principles.
  • Beginners will have access to optional tutorials to practice using software and boost their confidence ahead of class.



  • Take on challenging design problems, come up with creative solutions, and mock them up in production-ready detail.
  • Apply the fundamentals of layout, typography, and colour theory to create a landing page that you can use as a portfolio piece.
  • Use industry-standard tools such as Photoshop to design high-fidelity compositions.
  • Use the technical vocabulary required to communicate with Visual Designers and User Interface Designers.




What you'll learn

Complete hands-on exercises that call for versatility in design frameworks
Create a portfolio project demonstrating complex design elements
Explore varieties of design tools, principles and techniques to advance your visual communication

Check out our elite team of instructors

Elaine Ho

Visual Design Instructor

Elaine Ho

Visual Design Instructor

Harjinthar Singh

UX Design Instructor

Harjinthar Singh

UX Design Instructor

Jeremy Luisier

UX Design Instructor

Jeremy Luisier

UX Design Instructor

These experts bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job.

GA instructors* are committed to providing personalised feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools.

*GA instructors are subject to their availability

19K+ Premier Hiring Partners From Around the World

Course Outline

• Meet instructors and classmates.
• Get acquainted with the course and expectations.
• Discuss the discipline of visual design and the design process.

• Explain common approaches to competitive research.
• Conduct a comparative analysis to make a design recommendation.
• Practice interpreting and creating moodboards for different brands.

• Describe the main components of content strategy.
• Explain why content strategy is important and relevant to visual designers.
• Create an inventory to identify and prioritize brand content.

• Identify the anatomy of a webpage.
• Apply navigation and visual hierarchy to a layout.
• Practice sketching low-fidelity wireframes on paper.
• Analyze the contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity of a web layout.
• Practice designing on a responsive grid.
• Identify UI design patterns on mobile and desktop screens.

• Discuss the importance of typography in visual design.
• Define key terms related to typography.
• Practice selecting and pairing typefaces for a design project.
• Analyze key characteristics of effective typefaces.
• Apply best practices for arranging and styling text.
• Create high-fidelity wireframes.

• Describe the impact of imagery in any design.
• Identify how to use photography, illustrations, and icons most effectively.
• Identify key considerations for adding imagery to wireframes.
• Practice sourcing and exporting images.
• Fix common image issues.

• Explain color theory and its related vocabulary.
• Make appropriate color choices for a brand or product.
• Select a color palette to bring a composition to life.
• Apply color to a composition or user interface using the 60-30-10 approach.
• Explain accessibility considerations for selecting and applying colors.
• Participate in a design critique for the final project.

• Flexible sessions are designed to allow your instructor to tailor the topic based on the needs of your class. Possible topics include motion design, interaction design, and design ethics.
• Present the decision-making process of your design work.
• Provide and receive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Pricing & Payment Plans


from as low as

RM -/month

Full Tuition

RM 7,500

excluding admin fees and 6% SST

Employer Sponsorship

The Certified Visual Designer course is 100% claimable course, under the HRD Corp Signature Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

More than pushing pixels, design is the superpower behind the success of many companies. According to InVision, 92% of mature design organisations can draw a straight line from the efforts of their design team to their company’s revenue.

Design knowledge is also a boon to individual careers. Burning Glass reports that more than a half of tech and IT jobs now require some form of digital design, as well as 815,000 open roles in other industries. Whether you’re creating a digital product, an ad campaign, or a presentation, strong visual communication is critical to convey ideas in meaningful and compelling ways.

Visual design skills are a powerful extension to a variety of professional backgrounds. You’ll find a diverse range of students in the classroom, including:

  • Product designers and UX practitioners who are striving for higher-fidelity mockups to more clearly communicate design solutions. InVision reports that 66% of UX designer job postings require UI skills.

  • Digital marketers who are aiming to independently create assets for digital marketing campaigns on for email, social media, and the web.

  • Web developers who are looking to pair visual and graphic design experience with programming skills to build products that are both functional and beautiful.

  • Print or graphic designers who want to switch to digital.

Ultimately, this programme attracts students that are interested in gaining a foundation in digital design and kicking off their portfolios.

Yes! Upon passing this course, you will receive a signed certificate of completion. Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their LinkedIn networks. GA’s Visual Design course is well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and use our design programmes to train their own teams.

This is a beginner-friendly programme with no prerequisites, although many students have used software such as Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, or Adobe XD* previously and may be familiar with basic visual and graphic design principles. Beginners will have access to optional tutorials to practice using software and boost their confidence ahead of class.

Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this course is a good fit for you.

*The design software used in this course varies by market.

Our instructors represent the best and brightest visual design professionals who have designed for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Nike, and Redbull. They combine in-depth knowledge as practitioners with a passion for nurturing the next generation of talent.

We work with a large pool of experienced instructors around the world.

Yes! All of our part-time courses are designed for busy professionals with full-time work commitments.

You will be expected to spend time working on homework and projects outside of class hours each week, but the workload is designed to be manageable with a full-time job.

If you need to miss a session or two, we offer resources to help you catch up. We recommend you discuss any planned absences with your instructor.

Throughout the course, you’ll complete a number of smaller projects designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit, all of which culminate in a final portfolio piece you can show off to stakeholders and future employers. Apply the concepts and tools you’ve learned to create a high-fidelity mockup for a responsive webpage. You’ll also build a process presentation deck to accompany your design that demonstrates how your work evolved from idea, to rough sketch, to polished piece. 

We encourage you to tackle a design challenge that’s related to your work or a passion project you’ve been meaning to carve out time for.