Design skills to boost your career

Fresh, unique and innovative ideas are the driving force behind all great designs. Venturing into any modern day career requires a level of creativity, out of the box thinking and well trained design skills. Taking practical skills and pairing them with daily visual concepts could be the difference between getting noticed and falling behind. For example being perceived professionally involves a wide variety of marketing collateral such as letterheads, logos, social media designs, business cards and more.

  Learn valuable design skills to boost your career and diversify your skill set with one of the following University of Cape Town online short courses, presented by online education company GetSmarter. All courses are presented part-time and entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to balance both personal and work commitments while boosting your career.   Choose from:  

  1. 1.       University of Cape Town Foundations of Graphic Design short course
  • Receive a comprehensive overview of the field of graphic design and learn to execute basic design skills using Adobe Illustrator
  • Develop the practical design skills in visual literacy, typography, layout and composition that can be applied to both print and web media
  • Course starts: 28 October 2013
  • Course duration: 10 weeks online
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  1. 2.       University of Cape Tow Foundations of Web Design short course
  • Learn basic skills in HTML, Javascript and CSS to optimally design for the web
  • Understand the key principles behind great web design and practically apply them in creating your own 4-page website
  • Course starts: 16 September 2013
  • Course duration: 10 weeks online
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  1. 3.       University of Cape Town Photoshop short course
  • Understand the theory and practice of creating and editing your images professionally with Adobe Photoshop
  • Apply these skills to a variety of creative contexts, including web design, print design and post-production in photography
  • Course starts: 23 September 2013
  • Course duration: 10 weeks online
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  Visit www.getsmarter.co.za for more information or to view the full portfolio of over 40 online short courses.

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