Portfolio Building Virtual Class_

Evening Short Course
Next Course Begins: 24 August 2020
Length of Course: 4 Weeks
Adobe Suite Graphic Design Portfolio Builder Course
The same professional training, now online.

Our live, instructor-led, virtual classes are capped at 20 students to guarantee the same level of personal attention you’d get in a traditional lecture room, with the same accountability for attendance and participation. This, combined with the convenience and accessibility of online training makes for a powerful and unique learning experience that offers the best of both worlds.

Interactive and personal.
Forget pre-recorded classes and one-size-fits-all assignments – our virtual classrooms combine the best of remote learning with live lectures and an interactive group of peers for a unique learning experience, every time.

A professional portfolio speaks volumes about a creative’s talent. Learnhow to make yours sing.

The Academy of Digital Arts’ Portfolio Building course will teach you to use your existing skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create a professional portfolio that stands out of the crowd.

Refresh your design theory knowledge, explore the foundations of branding, and create fun, sample projects from print to packaging. You’ll walk away with all the skills you need to create a PDF portfolio that astounds potential employers, and truly reflects your style, creative viewpoint and technical expertise.

In this course you will learn the following skills:

The Basics | Housekeeping – how and where to save files and organise folder structure | Time management for projects

Design Processes | Project workflows | Resources to create new ideas

Theory | Principles of design | Elements of brand identity design | Design psychology | Production & finishes | Curating a portfolio

Tools | Using the right Adobe apps for the right purposes | Alternatives to Adobe | Digital portfolio platforms

Practical | Portfolio creation | Sample projects

Meet your lecturers_
Adobe Suite Lecturer and Instructor
Marcus van der Westhuizen

Freelance lecturer and designer with 22 years in the industry and still loving it.

Please note all our lecturers work as a team, and are booked based on their independent schedules. As such, course allocations are subject to change.

This module has been great fun and very interesting with regards to capabilities.

Roxanne Fowler
Course attendee

Good learning environment with a friendly lecturer

Ricky Okhiria
Course attendee

The lecturer is great! Very knowledgable and had good insight and experience to share with us.

Andrea Morgan
Course Attendee

All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent.

Karien Tolmie
Course Attendee
Facts, Figures and FAQ.

Course Requirements: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

You’ll need to have a computer and know how to use it. The course includes a licence for the Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of the Course. You can also opt to buy a 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps licence at a 70% discount.


What do you receive at the end of the course?

You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.

Bonus! Get 70% off an Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps 1-year license with the purchase of this course! Now only R3000 for the year (excluding course fees)

2020 Course Schedule

24 August – 16 September

16 November – 9 December


Monday – Wednesday, 18h00 – 20h30

Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.


Cost: R5 800

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