In collaboration with GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc.
10 weeks, excluding
7 –10 hours per week,
A practical understanding of Adobe Illustrator* and knowledge of the latest techniques in typography, colour, layout and composition
Insights into designing for both print and digital media.
A deeper understanding of the dynamics of a graphic design team, and how to give and receive constructive criticism.
Proof of your newly-acquired graphic design knowledge in the form of an official certificate from the University of Cape Town.
* Please note: GetSmarter won’t provide the software needed; you will be responsible for ensuring you have the necessary software to complete the course.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Learn how to use the Adobe Illustrator software you will be using to create your assignments.
Understanding Digital Images
Discover the aspects of computer literacy relevant to graphic design, and the basics of digital graphic design.
Discover specific techniques for generating meaning through visual elements.
Layout and Composition
Learn how to improve the layout and composition of your work.
Designing for Print
Discover how to adjust a design specifically for print.
Creating Designs for the Web
Learn about the specifics of designing graphics for use on the web.
The Business of Graphic Design
Learn about the dynamics of a graphic design team, and how to create a professional portfolio and online presence.
Senior Lecturer in Media Studies and Media Production, UCT
Dr Evans has a Master of Arts in creative writing and a PhD in media studies from UCT, where she now teaches journalism and media studies courses. She has worked as a writer, editor, copywriter, and mass communication strategist, and has edited the work of a number of top South African writers. Evans has written for Getaway, the Mail & Guardian, and the Cape Argus, and was the winner of the Sunday Independent travel writing competition in 2008.
In addition to teaching theory courses, Evans is also the production convenor at UCT and teaches multimedia journalism courses that cover the following topics: writing, copy-editing, proofreading, introduction to InDesign, infographic design, and designing for print.
This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:
Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time
Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step
Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones
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