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  • Introduction to Animation for Content Generation, Social Media and Vlogging

    Level: Intermediate

    Duration: 4 sessions

    Cost: R4 950

    Deposit: R2 475

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    06 – 27 September 2018

    Thursday evenings 17h30 – 20h00

     

    why this course?

    This course is for anyone who needs to produce short animated content for social media, Facebook, Instagram YouTube Vimeo etc. This course will explore a range of animation techniques from stop frame, still frame ,time lapse to hand drawn and digital animation.

     

    how to get in:

    This course is taught around Adobe After Effects with one session in Adobe Premier. Applicants should have an understanding of Adobe creative suite, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator as the course will also use aspects of these applications. This course does not teach drawing or illustrations skills, but does cover forms of animation where advanced drawing & animation skills are not necessary.

    course outcomes:

    Upon completion of the course you will understand how produce simple short animations for social media. You will produced a

    +/-1 min animation in the medium of your choice. You will also understand the principles of Adobe After Effects.

     

    career possibilities:

    You will be able to project manage, conceptualize and produce short animation projects for social media platforms and beyond. This skill set is useful for graphic designers art directors, PR marketing and brand communication jobs where production of animated content is a prerequisite.

  • Principles of UI & UX Design

    Level: Advanced

    Duration: 10 sessions

    Cost: R6 170

    Deposit: R3 085

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    23 July - 27 August 2018

    Monday and Thursday evenings 17h30 - 20h30

     

    why this course?

    This course is ideal for anyone in the world of graphic design, art direction or brand communication that is required to conceptualise and design apps websites or interfaces of digital systems.

     

    how to get in:

    You require an advanced knowledge of Adobe creative suite or similar graphic design applications in order to participate in this short course.

     

    course outcomes:

    Upon completion of this course you will understand how to conceptualize wire frame and prototype typical app designs, web designs & digital design projects that involve user interface and require a logical and resolved user experience.

     

    career possibilities

    Suitable for existing graphic designers or art directors that need a UX and UI skill set in order to design and deliver app designs, web design and other digital design projects in the work place.

     

  • The Art of Fiction Creative Writing

    Level: Introductory

    Duration: 7 sessions

    Cost: R2 950 per semester

    Deposit: R1 475

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    06 August - 17 September 2018

    Monday evenings 17h30 - 20h30

     

    why this course?

    Books don’t write themselves. You have to sit down and do it.

    This course will show you how to tell the story you want to tell; it doesn’t matter if it is a novel, short stories or creative non-fiction. This course is for those who have always wanted to tell their story.

     

    course outcomes:

    Upon completion of this course, you will:

    • have learned a basic set of rules and acquired fundamental tools and skills that will enable you to tell your story effectively.
    • appreciate the importance of structure in creative writing, know what it takes to make your reader continue reading and understand which elements contribute to the telling of  a good story.

     

    career possibilities:

    Publishing is one of the few growth areas in the creative industries. This course will point you in the right direction and introduce you to opportunities in both traditional and online publishing.

  • Visual Communication for a Digital World

    Level: Advanced

    Duration: 10 sessions

    Cost: R6 170 per semester

    Deposit: R3 085

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    23 July - 27 August 2018

    Monday and Thursday evenings 17h30 - 20h00

     

    why this course?

    This course is intermediate level and would suit those with a basic understanding of graphic design. The focus of the course would be on practical application of visual communication for branding, from concept to execution, across a range of different online media platforms..

     

    how to get in:

    Basic graphic design diploma/certificate or a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator

     

    course outcomes:

    After the course, the student will be familiar with:

    • The role of research in developing a brand solution

    • The creative process and conceptual thinking

    • Visual communication for digital media:

    • App design, Website design, Social Media

    • Online video, Banner advertising, Ambient

    • The application of integrated thinking

     

    career possibilities:

    Suitable for graphic designers or art directors that need to develop brand communication projects across a range of digital media platforms.

  • Adobe InDesign CC

    Level: Introductory

    Duration: 8 sessions

    Cost: R4 450 per semester

    Deposit: R2 225

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    25 September – 24 October 2018

    Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 17h30 – 20h30

     

    why this course?

    InDesign is a page layout programme that can be used for ads, brochures, stationery and books. This introductory module covers the essentials of using the Adobe Creative Cloud. New features like Liquid Layouts, Content Collector Tool and Digital Publishing in InDesign are covered.

     

    how to get in:

    Understanding of Mac OSX and computers are essential.

     

    course outcomes:

    Upon completion of this course, you will:

    • have learnt how to format text and studied the principles of typography as used in books, magazines and ads.
    • be able to design a basic set of stationery, a food menu and print ads.

     

    career possibilities:

    All Graphic Designers and Art Directors need to be proficient in InDesign

     

  • Adobe Illustrator CC

    Level: Introductory

    Duration: 8 sessions

    Cost: R4 450 per semester

    Deposit: R2 225

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    21 August - 26 September 2018

    Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 17h30 - 20h30

     

    why this course?

    Start from scratch with Illustrator. Learn how to use it for artwork, logos, shapes and vector illustrations. Discover exciting features like the new Appearance Panel, Improved Artboards Panel, New Gradient Strokes, New Pattern creation and graphs and patterns and the iPad app Adobe Ideas that interfaces with Illustrator.

     

    how to get in:

    Understanding of Mac OSX and computers are essential.

     

    course outcomes:

    Upon completion of this course you will:

    • Know how to use illustrator for artwork, logos, shapes and vector illustrations.
    • Be able to use features like the Appearance Panel,
    • Improved Artboards Panel, Gradient Strokes, New Pattern creation and graphs.
    • Use the iPad app Adobe Ideas that interfaces with Illustrator.

     

    career opportunities:

    All Graphic Designers, Art Directors need to be proficient in this module.

     

  • Adobe Photoshop CC Extended

    Level: Introductory

    Duration: 12 sessions

    Cost: R7 200 per semester

    Deposit: R3 600

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    23 July – 08 August 2018

    Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 17h30 - 20h30

     

    why this course?

    This course is aimed at those with no experience in Photoshop and covers the essentials of Adobe Creative Cloud Sharing and collaborating your work using Behance, Adobe Cloud Storage and uploading and synching your files, using Typekit and the Creative Cloud Market.

     

    how to get in:

    Understanding of Mac OSX and computers are essential.

     

    course outcomes:

    Upon completion of this course, you will:

    • have learnt how to create or edit photographic material,

    • know how to enhance and format photos,

    • have the skill to bring out the very best in every photograph,

    • cut images out of backgrounds,

    • create collages and learn the latest Photoshop features.

     

    career possibilities:

    All Graphic Designers, Art Directors and Photographers need to be proficient in this module.

     

  • Copywriting for a Digital World

    Level: Advanced

    Duration: 10 sessions

    Cost: R6,170

    Deposit: R3,085

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    30 August - 08 November 2018

    Thursday evenings 17h30 - 20h30

     

    why this course?

    Writing for digital media requires a different approach to conventional advertising, as well as an astute understanding of the demanding online user. This course recognises these shifts in digital communication, while maintaining a focus on the fundamental principles of copywriting. It provides insights and techniques on how to write and conceptualise for a range of digital media platforms.

     

    course outcomes:

    Upon completion of this course, you will:

    • Understand the differences between traditional copywriting and digital communication
    • Understand the principles of conceptual and strategic thinking
    • Understand the techniques involved in writing copy for websites, mobile, social media, emails, integrated digital campaigns and online advertising.

     

    career possibilities:

    This course is ideal for anyone involved in the digital communications industry, including marketers, journalists, content writers or designers. It is also relevant for traditional copywriters who want to learn more about digital writing.

  • Introduction to Video for Content Generation, YouTube & Vlogging

    Level: Intermediate

    Duration: 4 sessions

    Cost: R4 950

    Deposit: R2 475

     

    CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG

    11 October – 01 November 2018

    Thursday evenings 17h30 – 20h00

     

    why this course?

    This course is for anyone in communication who needs to generate short video projects and content for social media, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo etc

     

    how to get in:

    To do this course you will need to have some knowledge of Adobe creative suite or other graphic design applications. This course will teach video editing in Adobe Premiere, Photoshop skills for making titles and the use of music in short form videos.

     

    course outcomes:

    Upon completion of the course you will have conceptualised, filmed and edited a short video project that suits typical social media platforms. The course will introduce you to typical equipment used to shoot short videos, filming and editing techniques and optimising of video for social media platforms

     

    career possibilities

    You’ll be able to conceptualise & produce short film content for social media and beyond. Ideal for graphic designers, brand communicators, PR and marketing jobs where video content generation is a prerequisite.

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