UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Graphic Design online short course

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Course information

Registration Closes:
26 September 2017
Course Starts:
2 October 2017
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7-10 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R12,900Options Available
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
26 September 2017
Course Starts:
2 October 2017
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7-10 hours per week
Price:
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Introduction

What is graphic design? Developing a big idea with creative communication solutions to ensure a message is received.

Whether you're looking to freelance, work for an agency, or move into the corporate space, this online graphic design course will equip you with the technical and creative skills you need to become a successful graphic designer.

Learn how to produce captivating content for print and digital, as well as how to make use of graphic design programmes, with a specific focus on Adobe Illustrator.

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What will set you apart

In just 10 weeks, this online course introduces you to both the theoretical and practical aspects of graphic design:

  • Receive the best knowledge advantage when it comes to visual communication and aesthetic principles
  • Execute design projects on the course using Adobe Illustrator
  • Produce work for both print and digital formats
  • Develop a sense for the business side of this field

Course curriculum

Become a confident graphic designer with this online graphic design course from UCT. This short course will help you to have the most impact on both consulting and personal projects, and give you up-to-date design skills. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll receive graphic design training in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: What is Graphic Design?
  • Course Module 2: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
  • Course Module 3: Understanding digital images
  • Course Module 4: Visual communication
  • Course Module 5: Layout and composition
  • Course Module 6: Idea generation and research
  • Course Module 7: Working with text (typography)
  • Course Module 8: Designing for print
  • Course Module 9: Creating designs for the web
  • Course Module 10: The business of Graphic Design

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

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Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts in 7 days. (Still accepting late registrations)
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 6 November 2017

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