Portfolio Building_

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Length of Course: 4 weeks
Next Campus Class Starts: 20 May
Next Virtual Starts: 13 May
Course Price: R6 600

Virtual and On-Campus
Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30

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.

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Course Requirements: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

You’ll need to be familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite, and comfortable using these tools to create and manipulate designs, images and layouts.

 

What do you receive at the end of the course?

You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion.

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

Course Schedule

Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30

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

What are people saying?

See what previous short course attendees have to say

I would suggest these classes to anyone – the lecturer can teach novices to extremely experienced learners. He has good classroom management skills and maintains open communication with all learners. This was an excellent learning experience for me.

Lester Vermeulen
Designer, Zando

Fantastic lecturers who have shown a lot of patience and understanding towards their students.

Nineve Van Zyl
Course Attendee

Great pace and clarity of teaching.

Gary Kramer
Course Attendee

The lecturers supported me in the way I think, and gave me inputs to improve my website.

Sabrina Bruehwiler
Course Attendee

Good paced course. I had fun learning and participating in this course.

Jan Binder
Course Attendee

The lecturer had a great sense of humour, passion for his subject, knowledge and interesting inclusion of discussion of other forms of design.

Kelly Dorrington
Course Attendee

Interactive, fun and confident. The course was loaded with information and ideas.

Elizabeth von Hollstein
Course Attendee

I greatly enjoyed that the lecturer offered ‘industry secrets and tricks’.

Kelly Dorrington
Course Attendee

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

Busy doing After Effects with Lodi Paul, what a powerhouse of information and inspirational lecturer. True quality education, knowledge and experience it’s opened my world to another dimension in what’s available in the world of advertising, motion graphics, animation and the like. Thanks Lodi

Grant Cyan Williams

The course and lecturer was great. When I didn’t understand something I could always ask without feeling bad. The way in which the course was conducted was great. My overall experience was good and I will definitely come back.

Stacey Okkers
Group Graphic Designer, Vineyard Hotel

Lovely experience, was patiently and thoroughly taught the essentials of After Effects. The course schedule worked perfectly with my work schedule. Everything was easy to understand and helping assistance was always available.

Diandra Mcpherson
Learning and Development, Old Mutual Finance

I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at the Academy of Digital Arts was infinitely better. The lecturer was great, very informative and always willing to help. Even though I had a very good understanding and a lot of experience in After Effects before the course I found that I learnt a lot regardless and got and even better understanding of the program which is what I wanted to achieve. I actually wish the course had been a week or two longer just to gain more knowledge but I think I’ll have to come back to the Academy of Digital Arts for a different course.

Morgana Marengo
Sneaker Lab

I greatly enjoyed studying with the Academy of Digital Arts. Great lecturers and atmosphere, I would definitely come back!

Rebecca Miller
Course Attendee

Shot Academy of Digital Arts for an awesome course. I thought I knew everything when my company signed me up, but you opened my eyes to some great tricks of the trade and work processes.

James van Rensburg
Course Attendee

Was impressed by the material and lecturing style. The trainer was engaging and knowledgeable, and took us step by step through the process. Well structured and polished.

Carla Kloen
Course Attendee

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has been such a significant experience for me because I have never been surrounded with so many people as excited about Concept Art as I am. I’d recommend this course to as many people as I can.

Kalynne Forster
Course Attendee

Great start to begin concept art, really opened my eyes to how objects are created using different values of grey. 10/10. Would recommend to others.

Wesley du Preez
Graphic Designer

A++ for Andrew being the most enthusiastic teacher and knowing his stuff.

Kira Ihlein
Course Attendee

Most focused drawing/painting course I’ve been to, could feel myself improve. Loved it, you’re a brilliant lecturer.

Tessa Wessels
Course Attendee

I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at Friends of Design was infinitely better. The lecturer was great, very informative and always willing to help. Even though I had a very good understanding and a lot of experience in After Effects before the course I found that I learnt a lot regardless and got and even better understanding of the program which is what I wanted to achieve. I actually wish the course had been a week or two longer just to gain more knowledge but I think I’ll have to come back to Friends of Design for a different course.

Morgana Marengo
Sneaker Lab

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