Want to design beautiful graphics? Do you have a range of social media accounts, your own blog or a workplace presentation that you need to design images for?


Canva is a free, online graphic design platform that makes creating beautiful images a breeze! Design effective social media posts, blog graphics, presentations, posters, flyers or create your own custom dimension design.

This course will teach foundational graphic design principles (fonts, colors, images, backgrounds, and layouts) and how to apply them to your own Canva designs.

By the end of this course, you will have the skills you need to create stunning graphics that stand out from the crowd!

N.B. The start date of the course has been changed to February 2nd so that the course team can prepare an even more awesome course for you! 

The Team

Canva Design School       41 kudos

The Canva Design School is Canva's educational platform, blog, interactive workshop series, and teacher resource hub, aimed at increasing the world's visual lit...

The Community

11511 Students           12701 Comments

More Information

Course Overview:

Go through this 4 module course at your own pace (self-paced!), with loads of support and fun along the way.

Module 1: The Introduction to Canva

Welcome to Canva! Take a tour


Module 2: Fonts, Colors, and Images

Type terminology; creating a font palette; typographic techniques

Introduction to the color wheel; creating a color palette

How to use grids; transparency; photo filters


Module 3: Backgrounds, Layouts, and Shapes

How to create beautiful backgrounds; using images as backgrounds

White space; using transparency; presentation design

How to use shapes in your design to create infographics or add visual interest


Module 4: Wrap Up

Tying it all together!

Introduction to Graphic Design on Canva

Status: On now

Students: 11511