Diploma in Graphic Design Course at African Digital Media Institute (ADMI) Kenya

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According to the Ibis World 2016 report, the Graphic Design industry will generate global revenues of over US $57 billion in the next 5 years.

ADMI’s Graphic Design course teaches you the latest graphic design techniques and software. Through a project-based curriculum  that leverages Adobe Education learning resources, you will learn to
communicate ideas across a range of visual mediums.

The course begins with an introduction to the history of design and design principles before progressing to branding, digital artwork, and motion graphics. Over the course of two years, you will complete briefs for real clients using a variety of software from Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and After Effects.

You will graduate with impressive portfolios that include digital artwork, web designs, and original brand concepts along with an added Adobe Certified Associate credential recognized by employers around the world.

COURSE DURATION: The course will course will run for 2 academic years (4 semesters).

CREDITS: 24 contact hours per unit and an average of 7 units per semester.


KCSE C- or above in KCSE OR A-levels with 2 principle passes.

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.


Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.

Application Process
Necessary Documents
  1. Photocopy of your ID or Passport
  2. A copy of your KCSE Certificate or Results Slip
  3. 2 Passport Photos
  4. Bank Slip
Application Forms

Download or fill the application form online here

Application Fees

A non refundable application fee of KES 2,000 will be paid via MPESA or Bank.

Term 1
  1. History of Graphic Design
  2. Fundamentals of Design
  3. Fundamentals of Drawing
  4. Introduction to Photography
  5. Adobe Illustrator
  6. Design & Visual Presentation
Term 2
  1. HCD – UI & UX
  2. Typography
  3. Adobe Photoshop
  4. Digital Illustration
  5. 3D Modelling
  6. Fundamentals of Motion Graphics
  7. Career Launchpad
Term 3
  1. Web Design
  2. Design Storytelling
  3. Adobe Indesign
  4. Advanced Motion Graphics
  5. Packaging & Printing
  6. Data Visualization
  7. Graphic Artwork
Term 4
  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. HCD -Ergonomics
  3. Branding
  4. Design for Social Impact
  5. Client & Team Projects
  6. Advanced Photoshop
  7. Professional Portfolio
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Successfully understand and utilize digital media as a design tool
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a Macintosh-based operating system
  • Effectively utilize digital design as a communication device
  • Understand the use of symbolic devices such as color, fonts, and other design elements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of digital imaging and design software
  • Create visual digitally designed solutions that effectively meet project goals
Earn Credentials Recognized By Employers Worldwide

As an ADMI student, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers by earning Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications in:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop®
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign®
  • Web Communications using Adobe Dreamweaver®

ADMI instructors will prepare you to successfully pass these exams through a curriculum that leverages Adobe Education learning resources and real-world applications.

To learn more about the certification exam visit:


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