Certificate in Computer Graphics Design & Editing

Course Code: CCGD

Level: Certificate

Duration: 2 Years


About the Programme

The profession of graphic design utilizes creativity and technology to communicate ideas or messages. The outcomes of this communication can be in the form of printed materials, architectural signage and graphics, exhibition environments, packaging and electronic media. While primarily concerned with the visual communication of information, graphic designers are also interested in the persuasive nature of the message.

The scope of Graphic Design has expanded in recent years and advances in communication technology have offered a host of new possibilities to the designer. The course aims to develop analytical skills and critical judgement enabling the student for technological and/or aesthetic innovations in the subject of Communication Design.

The Certificate in Graphics Design & Editing begins with the study of design history, theory and traditional design skills, then progresses to current graphic design practices and technology.

This course prepares a student for a wide range of careers in the industry. The program seeks to develop designers with strong aesthetic and analytic skills capable of solving real-world communication design problems, integrating a command of visual language with imagination, theory and technology.


  • Communicate ideas through artworks by selecting and applying media techniques and processes, subject matter and themes.
  • Demonstrate a verbal-working use of the art vocabulary relating to the arts.
  • Develop an understanding of the properties and the preparation of graphic design.
  • Communicate ideas through artworks by selecting and applying the elements of art and principles of design.
  • Respond aesthetically to artworks based upon their personal experience and cultural values.
  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate the quality of artwork through art criticism.
  • Understand the role and functions of art in history and culture.
  • Students will produce a portfolio of art using a variety of graphic design techniques, styles and media.


Year One Semester One

  • CCS111 Introduction to Computing & IT
  • CCG112 Introduction to Visual Language
  • CCG113 Introduction to Art Theory
  • CCG114 Introduction to Digital Design
  • CJM115 Communication Skills

Year One Semester Two

  • CCG121 Digital Publishing & Typography
  • CCG122 Interactive Design
  • CCG123 Introduction to Computer Animation & Motion Design
  • CCG124 Basis of 2D and 3D Animation
  • CCG125 Introduction of Promotional Designs

Year Two Semester One

  • CCG211 Publication & Package Design
  • CCG212 Programming for Designers
  • CCG213 UI Designing
  • CCG214 Advertising Design and Branding
  • CBA214 Research Methodology

Year Two Semester Two

  • CCG221 Web and Interactive Media
  • CCG222 Environmental Graphics
  • CCS221 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Technology
  • CEI221 Entrepreneurship Skills
  • CCG225 Final Year Project/Thesis

Industrial training

  • CCG226 Industrial Attachment (8 weeks)


There are many profiles for which Graphic Designers are hired and some of them are along the lines. They are as follows

  • Multimedia Artist/Animator
  • Art Director
  • Industrial/Product Designer
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Drafter (Architecture and Engineering)
  • Marketing Manager
  • Web Designer
  • Photo Editor
  • Creative Director

You can also establish a career as an entrepreneur or private Graphic Design Consultant.


Option A

The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at the same sitting, or it’s equivalent..

Option B

A Certificate from a recognized institution of learning within the same, or in a related field.


Semester I

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)425,000/=$265
Functional Fees (Payable once a year)280,000/=$125

Semester II

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)425,000/=$265
Functional FeesN/AN/A