Online Graphic Design School                                 
One to One Distance Learning
Established 2000 
0208 242 1887 
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Why online learning with Solo?
 
We have been teaching students for over 12 years and our highly experienced tutors absolutely love it! Our outstanding teaching skills and personalised student experience make us one of the leading course providers of the graphic design sector. We establish a strong relationship with all our students who often return to us for more courses and recommend our services.
 
Our tutors support our students throughout the course step by step; they are professionals in the design sector and they are always on hand for extra info and tips. Our online courses offer you the flexibility to follow courses when you are free juggling them around your commitments.
 
 
Is online school the right choice for me?
 
No prior experience needed, we will help you reach your full potential. We believe you can achieve anything you set your mind to if you’re prepared to work hard.
 
 
 Why do your courses last 9 months?
 
 Our courses take about 9 months to complete because each element of the course takes time and we want to go through each step thoroughly making sure it is all fully understood. Our courses also include homework assignments that need to be completed.
 
 What is the average salary for a beginner graphic designer in the UK?
 
The average starting salary for a graphic designer in the UK is between £20,000-35,000. Becoming a graphic designer leads to many other work opportunities including freelancing, working within the media and advertising sector; or working in logo and web design field. 
 
Why is it so important to have a portfolio with my best works?
 
When applying for a job within the graphic design sector, it is important to have a strong portfolio of your best works. Employers are interested in learning about what you can do and need to see strong evidence, hence, your portfolio.
Employers want to see individual skills. Make sure you keep updating your portfolio even after the end of the course.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Who will be teaching me?
 
All our tutors are highly experienced in their field and come from different areas of the world. Your tutor will have worked as a freelance designer and will show you all the ropes of graphic design. Some of our students now work with us as professional tutors; this is something that makes us incredibly proud. Your tutor will be highly skilled, patient and understanding to your needs and goals. 
 
What is the most popular job sector once I have completed the course?
 
Once qualified, you will be able to work as a freelancer or for companies, magazines, advertising and many other media forms. Still today there’s a high demand for graphic designers. You will be able to understand a little bit more about your preferences when you will start the course. With salaries being quite high, you will embark on a fascinating and rewarding profession.
 
 
 Will Solo help me towards my employment future?
 
Yes. Our teachers have many contacts and will always encourage their students to pursue their dreams. We have a big network of contacts on Facebook and other social networking sites where we upload new work opportunities available on a regular basis.
 
 What is the difference between the graphic design course and the web design course?
 
Our web-design course takes graphic design elements and applies them on the web sphere. If you decided to follow our web-design course it could be useful to have some prior graphic design knowledge. As part of the web-design course, you will learn about HTML.
 
 Do I need to make time for homework?
 
Homework will be set each week and you will be given 3-6 tasks per week. It won’t take more than an hour of your time to complete all tasks.
 
What are the prerequisites? 
 
We require you to have basic computer knowledge, good English and a desire to work with graphic design.
 
 
Do I need to have skills in drawing if I want to follow the course?
 
There is no need to as we will be teaching you from scratch; and you will be also taught illustration when studying logo design.
 
Can anyone follow your courses?
 
Anyone can study our courses, as long as you have a computer, a reliable internet connection, reasonable English and the passion for graphic design.
 
 
 
What are the payment options?
 
You can choose to pay the course in10 monthly instalments.
 
 Are there any discounts?
 
We offer a 5% discount if you take 3 or more courses with us.
 
 When can I enrol?
 
Once you have contacted us and you are ready to start the course we will arrange a course schedule with you and start from there. You can always try a free test lesson first.
 
 What do I do if I want to enrol?
 
Give our friendly team a call. Please feel free to give us a call on the following number: 0208 242 1887. We will be needing some details regarding the course you want to follow and a contact number if we need to get in touch later. We will speak with each student individually to find out more about their experience, requirements and goals. We will assign you to the right course level and to your personal tutor.
 
For more info please do not hesitate to get in touch.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.
 
The Solo Team 
 

Why online learning with Solo?
 
We have been teaching students for over 12 years and our highly experienced tutors absolutely love it! Our outstanding teaching skills and personalised student experience make us one of the leading course providers of the graphic design sector. We establish a strong relationship with all our students who often return to us for more courses and recommend our services.

Our tutors support our students throughout the course step by step; they are professionals in the design sector and they are always on hand for extra info and tips. Our online courses offer you the flexibility to follow courses when you are free juggling them around your commitments.
 
 
Is online school the right choice for me?
 
No prior experience needed, we will help you reach your full potential. We believe you can achieve anything you set your mind to if you’re prepared to work hard.
 
 
 Why do your courses last 9 months?

 Our courses take about 9 months to complete because each element of the course takes time and we want to go through each step thoroughly making sure it is all fully understood. Our courses also include homework assignments that need to be completed.
 
 What is the average salary for a beginner graphic designer in the UK?

The average starting salary for a graphic designer in the UK is between £20,000-35,000. Becoming a graphic designer leads to many other work opportunities including freelancing, working within the media and advertising sector; or working in logo and web design field. 
 
Why is it so important to have a portfolio with my best works?
 
When applying for a job within the graphic design sector, it is important to have a strong portfolio of your best works. Employers are interested in learning about what you can do and need to see strong evidence, hence, your portfolio.
Employers want to see individual skills. Make sure you keep updating your portfolio even after the end of the course.


Who will be teaching me?
 

All our tutors are highly experienced in their field and come from different areas of the world. Your tutor will have worked as a freelance designer and will show you all the ropes of graphic design. Your tutor will be highly skilled, patient and understanding to your needs and goals. 
 
What is the most popular job sector once I have completed the course?

Once qualified, you will be able to work as a freelancer or for companies, magazines, advertising and many other media forms. Still today there’s a high demand for graphic designers. You will be able to understand a little bit more about your preferences when you will start the course. With salaries being quite high, you will embark on a fascinating and rewarding profession.

 
 Will Solo help me towards my employment future?

Yes. Our teachers have many contacts and will always encourage their students to pursue their dreams. We have a big network of contacts on Facebook and other social networking sites where we upload new work opportunities available on a regular basis.
 
 What is the difference between the graphic design course and the web design course?

Our web-design course takes graphic design elements and applies them on the web sphere. If you decided to follow our web-design course it could be useful to have some prior graphic design knowledge. As part of the web-design course, you will learn about HTML.
 
 Do I need to make time for homework?
 
Homework will be set each week and you will be given 3-6 tasks per week. It won’t take more than an hour of your time to complete all tasks.
 
What are the prerequisites? 
 
We require you to have basic computer knowledge, good English and a desire to work with graphic design.
 
 
Do I need to have skills in drawing if I want to follow the course?
 
There is no need to as we will be teaching you from scratch; and you will be also taught illustration when studying logo design.
 
Can anyone follow your courses?
 
Anyone can study our courses, as long as you have a computer, a reliable internet connection, reasonable English and the passion for graphic design.
 
 
What are the payment options?
 
You can choose to pay the course in10 monthly instalments.
 
 Are there any discounts?
 
We offer a 5% discount if you take 3 or more courses with us.
 
 When can I enrol?
 
Once you have contacted us and you are ready to start the course we will arrange a course schedule with you and start from there. You can always try a free test lesson first.
 
 What do I do if I want to enrol?
 
Give our friendly team a call. Please feel free to give us a call on the following number: 0208 242 1887. We will be needing some details regarding the course you want to follow and a contact number if we need to get in touch later. We will speak with each student individually to find out more about their experience, requirements and goals. We will assign you to the right course level and to your personal tutor.

For more info please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Solo Team