Design Theory Training in London

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 3 Days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £515

Self-funding: £435

Online: £395

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Overview of the course
This class will give you an insight into what it takes to be a successful designer. Whether you are a student who is looking to get to grips with fundamentals of design or a seasoned designer who wishes to expand their knowledge and skills, this course can help. Our instructors play a vital role in the design industry, so you will have the opportunity to learn from the best and find out about the latest trends. You will learn all about colour, composition, style, research and inspiration.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible Design Theory training experience. That’s why we have a number of options to make the whole training process more manageable and put your mind at ease. Simply put, we want ensure that you actually learn Design Theory inside out. All you need to do is to focus on the learning part, rather than worrying about the small details. We take care of those. Here’s how:

Post-Course Support with Free Training Videos
After attending a classroom, private or online training course with Docklands Media, you will have free access to our extensive online training video library for seven days. At the end of this period, you can continue to watch the training videos at your own pace by becoming a member for a small monthly fee. All of our online training videos are produced by our instructors in partnership with

Attend in Person or Online
You can choose to attend your Design Theory training course either in person, or as an online student. If you would like to attend in person, you would physically be in the classroom where the training takes place. The training sessions are held at our centrally located Canary Wharf training studios in London. If you wish to attend the training from your home or office, you would be connected to the same classroom over the internet and follow the exact same class as you would do in person. You would be able to see and hear your instructors as well as their monitors and ask any questions, like you would if you were physically there. 

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Design Theory training course, neither are we. Let us know on the first day of the course and we will go the extra mile to make things right. If you are still not happy, we will refund 100% of your money.

Funding your Design Theory Course
We understand that it may not always be very easy to pay for your Design Theory training upfront. That’s why we offer a payment plan, which allows you to spread the payment of your training over 6 months with no interest or 12 months with only 10% interest.

24-Month Free Class Retake
Once you complete your Design Theory course, you can come back and attend the same training session(s) that you’ve completed to within 24 months to refresh your skills. 

Lifetime Support
After your Design Theory training, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any technical questions related to what you’ve learned on your Design Theory course. We aim to get back to you with an answer within one business day.

Tailored Training
If you are working on a specific project, or would like to learn a certain aspect of Design Theory, we can arrange a Tailored Training course for you. Our highly skilled advisors sit together with our Certified Design Theory instructors to create a custom course outline for you, based on your needs. We then can prepare the course, which can be run at our training studios in London or online, as well as your own premises both in the U.K. and abroad. We’ve trained individuals and companies from more than 25 countries worldwide. 

This course is for…
Anybody with an appetite to learn the fundamentals of design techniques.

In order to attend this class, you do not need any prior knowledge of design techniques. This intro course will take you from zero to a level where you can understand and appreciate great designs.

Here is What You Will Learn

  • Form and space
  • Negative space
  • Positive space
  • Principles of layout
  • Photography basics
  • Composition
  • Layout style
  • Size and format
  • Using grids
  • Contrast
  • Research
  • Organising your thoughts
  • Image Sourcing
  • Photograph or illustration
  • Colour definitions
  • Spot colours
  • Type history
  • Type decisions
  • Typographical rules
  • Tips and techniques for presenting type
  • Formatting text
  • An overview of the Adobe applications
  • Using Bridge
  • A print check

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.

Use the form below to make an enquiry about this course or to make a booking. One of our consultants will respond to your enquiry immediately during usual business hours.