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Digital Art Diploma Course

online certified and accredited course

Centre of Excellence


£49 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
150 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Whether you’re from a traditional art background and wish to transition to digital or you are a beginner who wants to learn the foundations and use them in the digital medium, this course has you covered. From principles and theories to tools and techniques, this is your guide to digital creativity.

The Digital Art Diploma Course looks at what art is and the ways it is expressed. It dives into art theory (with a focus on a few subgenres including formalism, imitational, and emotionalism), and the creative process, with an exploration of the psychology behind creativity and how to portray this in your digital art. We’ll also guide you through the software you can use to make digital art and what to consider when choosing a drawing tablet.

We’ll explore the elements of art including colour, space, form, value, and texture, the eight principles of art, including emphasis, movement, proportion, and contrast, and colour theory, including colour vocabulary and models, and the different primaries.

The Digital Art Diploma Course will also walk you through digital techniques for drawing figures, landscapes, and still life drawing. You'll be guided in studying the human body and proportions, sketching on location and drawing landscapes, and how to use composition, observe objects, and drawing what you see.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of what art is, art theories, and the creative process
  • Become familiar with the tools used to make digital art
  • Improve your knowledge of the elements and principles of art and colour theory
  • Practice digital techniques for drawing figures, landscapes, and still life drawings

Who is this course for?

New to art or looking to move into the digital medium? Aspiring professional digital artist or eager hobbyist? Whichever applies, the Digital Art Diploma Course will help you get to grips with the theories and foundations of art and applying them to the digital medium.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.