Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design

SAQA ID: 97808 | NQF Level: 6 | Credits: 125 | Course Duration: 1 Years

The Graphic Design Certificate builds on the Higher Certificate in Desktop Publishing and Computer Art. This programme’s design facets will give you the leading-edge when entering the industry. You will develop the skills and techniques to step into the shoes of a brand, advertising, packaging or typography designer.

Through the use of software and design packages you will become familiar with design aspects including digital graphics, print, pre-press, packaging, drawing, technical, commercial illustration and typography.

Business marketing divisions, publishing houses and the advertising design industry, require qualified e-print designers who have design knowledge, especially in the field of translating cultural diversity in tailor-made information design. This programme has been designed for you to gain a thorough understanding of the e-print design environment.

Curriculum For The Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design 

First Year
  • Applied Advertising & Promotions
  • Advanced e-Page Layout and Typography (Adobe In-Design)
  • Interactive Media Design (In-Design Interactive)
  • Graphic Design & Illustration (Adobe Illustrator)
  • e-PDF Editing (Adobe Acrobat)
  • Advanced Image Creation and Composition (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Work-based Learning


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Future Careers – What will you become?

Graphic Artist
Layout Artist
Brand Manager
Visual Artist
Print Layout Specialist
Packaging ot Typography Designer
Desktop Publisher
Corporate Identity Designer
Digital Publisher


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