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Graphic Design for Web

COURSE INFORMATION

Duration:
12 weeks

Cost
ZAR 16 500

Master the basics in this graphic design for web course

Our 12 week course is for individuals  with a graphic design background who  are looking to tailor their design skills for online platforms. The course  covers everything from the design process for web, generating content  (design & copy) for the final website, and culminates with a Wix Portfolio  Website. Photoshop Essentials with a 3 month licence is included.   

You’ll then understand the design process and how to apply it for website design. From unpacking  the brief through research to ideation and prototyping and create an animated logo gif for a  selected company with Photoshop. 

Course creators: Our incredible full-time lecturers

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years. 

Chantelle Arpesella: has lectured in Graphic Design since 2004, specializing in teaching the design process right through to award-winning campaigns.

UNIQUELY HUMAN SKILLS

The reality is that AI and robots will replace many of the jobs we know today. The likes of NASA and Google are already ahead of the game in their early recognition of the importance of ‘soft’ skills. Our courses and programmes are designed to prepare humans for this unknown world, by combining topic-specific knowledge and know-how, as well as a selection of the 10 uniquely human skills we’ve identified that will set us apart from ‘robots’:

Creative thinking, leadership, empathy, conflict resolution, critical thinking, adaptability, social intelligence, persuasion, negotiation, mindfulness

This course includes:

Creative Thinking

Critical Thinking

Empathy

Adaptability

Persuasion

 

This course is perfect for:

  • Individuals who have experience in Graphic  Design and want to create content for websites
  • Creatives who want to learn how to design for  online platforms 
  • Creatives who want to create additional work for  their portfolio 
  • Creatives who want to have a better understanding of User Experience for web
  • Creatives who want to leave the course with a  person brand identity and functioning Wix website
  • Creatives who have experience with Design  Software like /similar to Adobe Illustrator

Outline

The course is made up of 6 practical modules:

  • Module 1:Graphic Design Process for Web
  • Module 2: User Experience Design
  • Module 3: Colour and imaginary for website
  • Module 4: Typography and Copywriting for web
  • Module 5: Logo and personal branding for web
  • Module 6: Wix Website

Benefits

At the end of this course, you'll:

  • Learn Photoshop from an EBook and Adobe video tutorials
  • Learn the fundamentals of UX
  • Create animated gif logos, digital business cards and promotional collateral for online
  • Understand Typography and write copy for your own website
  • Understand Web Colour and manipulate images for your own website
  • Create your own personal brand identity
  • Create your own portfolio content to use in your final Website
  • Create your own Wix Portfolio Website from scratch

PRE-COURSE REQUIREMENTS

To qualify you need to meet the following requirements:

Most competitor courses have a sole-focus on either:
  • teaching the Adobe software - while disregarding critical elements (like colour, typography, layout, etc) that make for powerful design
Our course is different in that it provides a robust introduction to both essential elements and principles of design, based on our extensive experience of (and reputation for) producing incredible designers from our fulltime programmes. So, know that you'll be learning from the best. But also that this course isn't for everyone. Here's a quick checklist of who is best suited, and what is needed to get the maximum benefit.   Who This course is designed to test whether you have the attributes needed for this discipline - like drive, determination, and self-motivation. You’ll need:
  • The commitment to self-study (eg. the e-book guiding you on how to use Adobe Photoshop)
  • A basic understanding of computers and ability to learn new software (we know this seems obvious, but past experience has proven otherwise), along with exposure to any programme requiring simple design elements like layout, cropping images and crafting of typography (e.g. Powerpoint, Keynote, etc)
  • There are draft and final deadlines per module.
  • To make time to attend the tutorials: Attendance is highly recommended as you’ll get personal feedback, input and advice .
  • It works as follows:
    • Lecturers will provide video feedback on your submissions by Wednesday.
    • Every second Friday, you’ll have a live Zoom tutorial session with your marker, so you can ask any questions you still have.
  • A warning to perfectionists (the mark of great designers): you may end up spending longer on assignments than expected. But you’ll love every minute and be so absorbed in crafting the best outcome, it won’t matter.
What you'll need
  • A computer: essential for taking advantage of the 12-week Graphic Design for Web license (included in the price) and accessing the eBook, which teaches you how to use the software. Check out the system requirements here.
  • Able to study with Ebook and Online learning
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