Virtual Desktop Publishing Package_

Evening Short Course

Next Course Begins: 16 November 2020 (InDesign)

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.

Meet your lecturers_
Adobe Suite Lecturer
Lodi Ingha

Upon completing a degree in graphic design, Lodi spent many years working on multidisciplinary projects that integrate music, storytelling and animation.

Sketch and UI Design Lecturer
Dimitri Broad

Dimitris completed his studies in Marketing, Visual Design and Digital Design. He is currently a part time lecturer and UI/UX designer for a app development agency.

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.

Learn the software used globally in the branding, marketing and advertising worlds.

Our 3 month Desktop Publishing Course combines all of our print-related short courses, and focuses on hands-on software training to aid you in creating compelling and professional visual communications – think logos, brochures, flyers, posters, packaging and more! Dynamic, experienced trainers will walk you through the concepts and techniques used in crafting these items, and instruct you in the foundation skills needed to explore graphic designs for any field. Alternatively, you are welcome to complete individual short courses, as needed.

Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.

In this course you will learn the following skills:

4 Weeks | Adobe Photoshop

4 Weeks | Adobe InDesign

4 Weeks | Adobe Illustrator

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: Basic Computer Skills and stable internet connection.

You’ll need to have a computer and know how to use it. In addition you need a stable internet connection. 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.

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.


Whenever you’re ready to get started, simply select the course module you’d like to begin with, and jump on board. From there, you’ll complete the courses consecutively, and finish off with the free online finishing art course.

2020 Course Start Options

16 November (InDesign)

2021 Course Start Options

18 January (Illustrator)
15 February (InDesign)
15 March (Photoshop)
12 April (Illustrator)
10 May (InDesign)
7 June (Photoshop)
5 July (Illustrator)
2 August (InDesign)
30 August (Photoshop)
27 September (Illustrator)
25 October (InDesign)
22 November (Photoshop)

Monday – Wednesday, 18h00 – 20h30

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

Full upfront payment: R17 820 (incl 10% discount)

3 Installments: R18 810 (incl 5% discount)

Monthly payments: R6 270

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Academy of Digital Arts Short Courses