UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Graphic Design online short course
Why this course?
The importance placed on design and visual thinking, as well as design software proficiency, as a skill for success in the 21st century workplace, makes graphic design a universally applicable skill. Every business that strives to make a good first impression requires a consistent, unique, and memorable brand design that captures the audience and sets them apart from the competition.
This highly practical 10-week short course provides you with a comprehensive overview of the field of graphic design, and equips you with the core skills needed to execute basic design work in Adobe Illustrator. Develop practical design skills in visual literacy, typography, layout and composition, as well as a number of other skills that can be applied to both print and web media.
Is this course for you?
This graphic design course is for you if you’d like to add graphic design skills to your repertoire to make yourself more valuable in your current role, to take on added responsibility and advance your career. If you already work in a graphic design capacity, but would like to gain a strong theoretical background, and update and formalise your skills with a well-respected qualification, this course is perfect for you. The course will also be highly beneficial if you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, and want to learn how to design powerful images to strengthen your brand image and marketing efforts.
What you will learn
- Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 What is Graphic Design?
- Module 2 Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
- Module 3 Understanding digital images
- Module 4 Visual communication
- Module 5 Layout and composition
- Module 6 Idea generation and research
- Module 7 Working with text (typography)
- Module 8 Designing for print
- Module 9 Creating designs for the web
- Module 10 The business of Graphic Design
Your success team
MASHA DU TOIT
Masha du Toit qualified in Fine Art, specialising in Bronze Casting, and later on, Information Technology. She has since written, illustrated and published two novels, and a collection of short stories. Currently, she shares her passion for the creative use of technology and applied design through teaching.
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