Evening Short Course
Next Course Begins: 12 April 2021
Length of Course: 4 Weeks
Meet your lecturers_
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.
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
This module has been great fun and very interesting with regards to capabilities.
Good learning environment with a friendly lecturer
The lecturer is great! Very knowledgable and had good insight and experience to share with us.
All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent.
Facts, Figures and FAQ.
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.
Adobe Creative Suite All apps licence for the duration of the course, with the option to buy a 1-year licence at 70% discount.
An ADA email address and 1 terabyte of storage.
2021 Course Schedule
12 April – 5 May
5 July – 28 July
27 September – 20 October
Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30
Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.