Strohacker Design School

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General Questions

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There are a total of 9 Modules/Projects on the course. Students complete each module by producing a finished product or design.

The final module brings together all the completed projects and results in a professional portfolio. This means students can #BeJobReady for interviews or able to present a high-standard portfolio when applying for freelance work within the design industry.

Below is the list of modules that we teach:

> Self-Branding

> Book Cover design

> Advertising

> Print & Pattern design

> Apparel Brand design

> Magazine/Editorial design

> UX/UI mobile interface design

This is then all brought together with:

> A Printed Portfolio/Book design

> A Portfolio Website design

Our course is run with similar modules to our competitors, but each of the briefs has been written and curated by leading Industry Professionals such as:

> Nick Williams (Ex-Head of Graphic Design @ Levi’s Jeans)

> John McFaul (Creative Director @ New Balance Trainers)

The briefs are specifically targeted to help students create an industry-ready portfolio which showcases their graphic design capabilities to the fullest potential.

Significantly, our class sizes are often a lot smaller than other graphic design schools; we have, on average, 6 to 8 students in the studio each term, and this allows us to work closely with each one, enabling them to achieve the best result possible.

We also assist students after the course has ended as they search for employment and if they need advice on their portfolio for specific roles. We can also help with ‘networking’, to help students achieve their dream job.

On completion of the course, students receive a Certificate in Professional Graphic Design. It’s not a University degree but it is becoming more and more recognised in the industry as a Certificate of Excellence.  Significantly, Strohacker students also gain more experience than when studying in a University environment and typically, more support. All of this results in high-quality, professionally-made portfolios.

There are no final exams! The only requirements are for students to complete the modules they are set and meet the required deadlines. Students are free to explore their creative mind-set as much as they want as long as the briefs are completed.

This course is purely practical. Students are not required to submit any written essays. We believe practical work is more beneficial to a designer than academic work.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Students should have basic computer skills, but the rest will be taught while at the school. What we need from our students most of all is that they are passionate, enthusiastic, and have a willingness to learn.

Our enrolment process is very simple.

Once you have completed the application form, all you need to do is take a photo/scan the form and send it back to us via Email.

It will take a few business days for your payment to be processed, and once it has cleared you will be sent an official enrolment email with confirmation of your place, your start date, and a warm welcome to the course.

This will depend on which start date you are interested in, but class sizes are limited to a maximum of 8 students for the full-time and part-time courses. We recommend applying as soon as possible to secure your place.


During the course students make rough sketches to develop their ideas and technical drawing ability will not affect performance on the course. Strohacker students are never judged on their drawing ability and as long as they can ‘mark-make’ they will be fine. We are dedicated to helping students develop their ideas and build confidence as designers.

Our hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:00pm (GMT), but we are more than happy to assist students out of these hours on discussion.