8 Week Certificate in Adobe Software for Beginners
This course provides an introduction to the popular Adobe Creative Suite including; Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. During the course you will learn how to create illustrations and vector art in Adobe Illustrator, import and manipulate photographs in Adobe Photoshop and create compositions and editorial layouts in Adobe InDesign.
This 8-week course is suitable for anyone who wishes to explore a personal interest or a career in digital media, e.g. professionals who need to learn how to use the software for work, and students who need to create visuals for their projects.
Under the guidance of our highly experienced lecturers, the course will take you through the fundamentals of each piece of software over eight Saturdays in workshop-style classes. You will build up your skills through a series of challenging creative tasks in a supportive learning environment. Our class sizes are limited, ensuring that you receive high levels of direct feedback, engagement and interaction with our lecturers.
You will also be tasked with completing a design project, in which you will create both digital files and print-ready files for output to print.
Exploring the world of raster image-creation you will be shown how to develop your skills of composition and manipulation through a series of instructor-led tutorials. You will build up a portfolio of work that allows you determine the most appropriate software for any given task.
You will develop proficiencies in using tools such as the pen, shape and type tools to allow you to freely explore the possibilities of vector image creation. As part of the course you will work on a design project and portfolio of work and you will be able to combine your skills between both vector and raster outcomes.
You will combine your image creation skills (from Illustrator and Photoshop) into creative compositions, editorial spreads and cover art gaining an understanding of output for both print and digital projects.
The main entry requirement for this course is that applicants must have basic computer skills. It is also recommended that students have access to the software outside of class time.
We welcome international students to our courses. If English is not your first language, we recommend a certain level of proficiency in order to succeed and get the most out of this course. Our guideline would be an IELTS or TOEFL language test result: Level 5.5 in the IELTS Test or a score of 70 on the TOEFL ibT test.
This course has been structured to create and support progression pathways for you in your studies. Upon successful completion of this course, there are many options for you to progress. You could consider an array of courses with us across Fashion, Graphic and Interior Design as well as a diverse range of study and delivery modes part-time, full-time, online and in-class.
We encourage our students to look at short courses as stepping stone options to other courses including nationally accredited, internationally recognised degree programmes. You can continue your studies with us through;
BA in Graphic Design or Interior Design
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This 8-week course allows you to get to grips with Adobe software, providing you with insights and practical skills to apply to your projects. This course is intended to help you up-skill or add an additional skillset to your CV.
Once you have registered for a course, additional information will be provided to you in our ‘Enrolled Student Information Packs’. This pack includes reading lists, materials lists and any other course specific information or equipment that may be required.
For courses taking place online, please make sure you have access to a computer or laptop, Wi-Fi and that you can access Microsoft Teams.