Centreofexcellence – Symbology Diploma Course
Learn how to decipher the meaning of modern and ancient symbols, the mechanics of good symbol design, and how to go about setting up your own symbology practice, including guidance on the client sessions you can provide and how to grow your practice.
By taking the Symbology Diploma Course you’ll learn to become more perceptive of the symbols and codes that are all around us in our day-to-day lives, including how symbology can be found in body language, and how to uncover the messages behind them. This knowledge and wisdom is passed on through exploring how and why symbols have been used throughout history, the hidden meanings behind numbers and codes, and the meanings of common shapes that make up symbols and how differing combinations affect meaning.
The course examines the meaning of animal symbols and why animals are chosen to represent countries. The meaning of various flowers and how different colour combinations symbolise different things is also explained, along with why countries choose to be represented by certain flowers.
You’ll learn how current symbols are used and become widely-recognised, and the ways in which ancient symbols are incorporated into modern life, in buildings and bank notes. You’ll also see how symbols have a lifespan, with some that are used for a very short duration, while others reappear, sometimes with a different meaning.
The shapes, styles, and colours of symbols have great meaning that can change depending on your location, beliefs, and culture. The effects of these are discussed in the course, along with the symbols associated with various celebrations, events, and festivals across the globe.
Along with imbuing you with a greater knowledge of the subject, the course also explains how you can use this information to create your own symbology practice and the types of consultations and session work you can provide to clients. The course also runs through the practical aspects of building a business, such as the legal and insurance considerations, and what you need to set up your work and consultation space.
To give a greater understanding of the work of a Symbology Practitioner and what a good consultation looks like, you will be guided, step-by-step, through a real symbology session and an average day of someone working within the role.
You’ll explore methods of providing your services, the type of work opportunities available to a modern-day symbologist, how to grow your symbology practice, and how to gain and retain clients.
The Symbology Diploma Course will be of interest to anyone who would like to understand the symbols that we find all around us, and would like to be able to uncover their meanings. Those who are fascinated by cryptology and graphic designers/illustrators looking for inspiration for their work, especially in logo design, will also benefit from taking this course.
Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to go on to become a Symbologist/Symbology Practitioner and the course itself guides you through the process of setting up your own business and the types of work that you can offer to your clients.
What will I learn on the course?
Module 1: How to Spot Symbols and Types of Codes
Part 1: Symbol and Signs
Part 2: Landscapes
Part 3: Spotting Codes
Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Cultural History of Symbols
Part 1: Cave Paintings
Part 2: Body Language
Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Basic Symbol Shapes and Their Meaning
Part 1: Planes of Existence
Part 2: Dot, Line & Circle
Part 3: Ovals, Arcs & Spirals
Part 4: Types of shapes
Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Imagery in Symbols and How Sound and Music Connect
Part 1: Advanced Shape Symbols
Part 2: Items as Symbols
Part 3: The Elements
Part 4: Religious and Belief Symbols
Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Animal and Nature Symbology
Part 1: Animal Symbols
Part 2: Reptiles, Insects & Arachnids
Part 3: Birds, Mammal Symbols & Mythical Creatures
Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Ancient World Signs, Symbols and their Meanings
Part 1: Ancient World Symbology
Part 2: Celtic Symbols
Part 3: Tree Symbology
Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: 20th Century Signs and Symbols
Part 1: War Symbols & Flags of the World
Part 2: Tourism Symbols, Sigils & Led Zeppelin
Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Modern Symbols and Animal Power Symbols
Part 1: Bank Notes & Power Symbols of a Country
Part 2: Currency Symbols & Computer Symbols
Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Your Symbology Practice and Work Opportunities
Part 1: Setting up a Symbology Practice
Part 2: Your Workspace
Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Stylised Colour Use and Year Symbols
Part 1: Symbol Shapes Matter
Part 2: Symbols of Celebrations in the Year
Module 10 Assessment
Module 11: The Symbology of Flowers
Part 1: Flowers as Symbols
Part 2: Flowers
Module 11 Assessment
Module 12: Growing Your Symbology Practice with Design
Part 1: Growing Your Symbology Practice
Part 2: What to Offer your Clients
Module 12 Assessment
Module 13: Client Work, Activities for Symbol Sessions
Part 1: Symbol Activities
Part 2: Couples Symbols Work
Module 13 Assessment
Module 14: Your Symbology Business, Dream Symbols
Part 1: Designing Symbols for a Living
Part 2: Dream Symbols
Module 14 Assessment
Module 15: Example Symbology Client Sessions
Part 1: Client Sessions
Part 2: Session 3: Group work – Embracing Symbols
Module 15 Assessment
Module 16: Recap of What You Need to Know
Part 1: A Day in the Life of a Symbology Practitioner
Part 2: Where Symbols are Used
Module 16 Assessment