Advanced Graphic Design Course

Advanced Graphic Design Course

Course Description

The web as we know it is proliferated with digital designs and media. It is therefore imperative for anyone who is serious about upping their game and growing their career in today’s competitive industry to have comprehensive and all-encompassing knowledge in Digital Graphic Design – if this is you, then this Advanced Graphic Design course is just for you!

The Digital School of Marketing Advanced Graphic Design Course will furnish you with the comprehensive knowledge you will need to work as a professional graphic designer. This includes all background and theoretic knowledge of design principles, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. This course is as comprehensive as they come within the graphic design field. With this trio of knowledge, you will be able to fulfil the role of a professional Graphic Designer in any organisation, agency or even as a freelancer. After this course, you will have carte blanche of where you would like to work – putting the power back in your hands.

When you have graduated from the Advanced Graphic Design course, you will have the ability to create eye-catching illustrations, and incredible logos, how to design a brochure, flyer, and social media graphics and the ability to edit, blend and manipulate photos for editorial use. Additionally, you will have the cutting-edge knowledge of how to work Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop in detail with precision like a pro!

Every business and organisation needs the skills of a Graphic Designer in today’s day and age, and after you graduate from this course, this could be you! Graphic Designers play an integral role in the world of digital media and visual communication. This career path is highly sought after and in demand.

This Advanced Graphics Design Ccourse will furnish you with the practical skills and knowledge you will need to make Graphic Design a profession.

You will learn how to create digital printed layouts, eye-catching illustrations, and logos and understand the art of typography. You will be able to create illustrations and layouts that will sell any product or service.

What makes us different?

  • The Advanced Graphic Design Course is a highly practical course, ensuring that you are never lost on the Adobe design platforms.
  • Comprehensive video library with step-by-step, practical instructions.
  • Graduate with cutting-edge knowledge and needed skills.
  • The Online Graphic Design Course is accredited through MICT SETA.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Individuals that want to upskill themselves in the full Adobe design suite.
  • Individuals looking to excel in a new profession in Graphic Design.
  • Entrepreneurs who want to understand Graphic design and gain a competitive edge over their peers.
  • Individuals wanting a comprehensive and complete Graphic Design course to study.

Course Requirments:

  • Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Stable Internet

Included with the course

  • 200 in-depth video lectures on Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop software.
  • Lectured videos outlining all the features of the Adobe design software.
  • Lifelong access to all video lecture content on the DSM learning platform

Included with the course

  • 7th November to 14th December
  • Monday and Wednesday
  • 6pm – 8pm

*All lecture videos will be available, even if you miss a night.


Below is an exhaustive compilation of the course modules you will cover

Module 1 – Introduction Tutorial
Module 2 – What is graphic design
Module 3 – Idea generation
Module 4 – The design process
Module 5 – Visual language
Module 6 – Typography
Module 7 – Design elements
Module 8 – Understanding digital elements
Module 9 – Gestalt principles
Module 10 – Designing for print
Module 11 – Designing for the web
Module 12 – The business of graphic design

Module 13 – Present Advertising Ideas
Module 14 – Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Module 15 – Object Transformation and Arranging
Module 16 – Typography and Colour
Module 17 – Introduction to InDesign
Module 18 – Assets, Links and Typography
Module 19 – Grid Designs and Styles
Module 20 – Setting up for Exporting in InDesign
Module 21 – Adobe Photoshop Interface and Layers
Module 22 – Key tools, transforming and arranging
Module 23 – Image editing and manipulation
Module 24 – Conclusions

We offer an additional 10% upfront discount to students that are paying for themselves


R20350total payment
  • Deposit R3200
  • R3430 (5 months)

R20350total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1454 (12 months)

R24300total payment
  • Deposit R3200
  • R3517 (6 months)

R24300total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1529 (14 months)


The Advanced Graphic Design Course is accredited through MICT SETA, internationally endorsed by the CPD UK services body.

How to Study

The Advanced Graphic Design Course is delivered on a cutting-edge online learning platform. It is designed to give you in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in Graphic Design.

Digital school of marketing has adopted a personalised approach to your learning journey – this enables you to start when you are ready, and study at your own pace whilst enjoying the benefit of our full-time student support.

This is how you will study advanced graphics design course:

  • Slides with information pertaining to each module and subject
  • Infographics designed specifically for learning outcomes
  • Videos designed specifically for the learning programme
  • Downloadable eBooks of every lesson
  • Earn while you learn certificates – after successful completion of each module you will be awarded a certificate
  • Formative assessments, multiple choice questions and summative assessments

As a student you receive:

  • Login details for the course
  • Student Support throughout
  • Certificates for each successfully completed module (Digital copies)
  • a final certificate for the course (Hard copy and Digital copy)

Virtual Sessions

Get the most out of your Graphic design course experience and join our live and on-demand virtual class community.

Enjoy the benefits of classroom learning from the comfort of your own home on any device.

  • 2 evening lectures per week
  • 2 hours per lecture
  • Learn new skills in our immersive virtual environment
  • Interact with industry experts
  • Join the tribe and connect with fellow students
  • Build a network of likeminded individuals

Virtual lectures Start: TBC

What makes us different?

We have long been established in the Digital Marketing and design industry

We are SETA registered

We are BEE compliant

Courses are internationally transferable

Massive video library making your understanding of these applications a breeze

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the Advanced Graphic Design Course accredited?

    The Advanced Graphic Design Course is accredited through MICT SETA, internationally endorsed by the CPD UK services body.

    How long will it take me to complete this Advanced Graphic Design Course?

    On average students take 3 – 6 months to complete the Advanced Graphic design course. However, if you need longer to complete your advanced graphic studies – you will be able to.

    When can I start the Advanced Graphic Design Course?

    You may start the course at any time during the year. – The advanced graphic design course is offered throughout the year.

    Where can I work with the Advanced Graphic Design Course?

    This Advanced Graphic design Course is designed for you to step into any graphic design position in a private or corporate institution. Additionally you will also be fully qualified to work for yourself in your own business after you’ve finished the course.

    Why are advanced graphic design skills needed in the workplace?

    Graphic design is far more about what the design looks like at first impression — it’s a type of communication between your business and your ideal customer. Businesses utilise graphics in every stage of the marketing funnel to inform, engage, and ultimately persuade their prospective clients to make a purchase or take the desired action.

    It is therefore imperative to understand the fundamentals of good graphic design and how to work the world’s most widely used graphic design software.

    Where is the Digital School of Marketing Head Office?

    Our head office is based in Randburg, Johannesburg. However, the marketing courses are available throughout South Africa and Internationally through online learning.

    Is there student support?

    There is student support available from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, at the college with trained assessors and facilitators to assist you in your marketing studies. Contact our trained digital marketing assessors to assist in your marketing learning journey.

    Why choose the Digital School of Marketing?

    The Digital School of Marketing is fully accredited through the Media Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). This means that the online digital marketing courses are specially designed for the digital industry. All industry benchmarks and standards have been met. Additionally, You can start studying the Basic Digital Marketing Course anytime during the year and the courses are available throughout South Africa.

    How old do I have to be to start a course at DSM?

    You have to be 17 years old to be eligible to start the Basic Digital Marketing Course, which provides the best digital marketing course in South Africa.

    What are the payment options available?

    There are many payment options available at the Digital School of Marketing. We offer discounts on full payments. Debit orders are available as well as structured payment plans with installments. – Studying Digital Marketing has never been this easy!

    When does the debit order run?

    The debit order runs for the Basic Digital Marketing course on the last working day of every month.

    If I choose the debit order option, will I be billed more than the monthly course instalments?

    No. You will only be billed for the monthly course instalment.

    Can I freeze my debit order?

    No. Your debit order runs automatically after the first payment is charged.

    Can My employers assist with payment for the course?

    Yes! – Please contact us for a customised quote for the basic digital marketing certification for your employers.

    Where Can I Study Digital Marketing Courses In Johannesburg?

    If you want to study digital marketing courses in Johannesburg, there are several options available. You can study in a classroom setting (such as at the University of the Witwatersrand) or – if flexibility is important to you – then going for an online option is your best bet.

    Where Can I Study Digital Marketing Courses In Pretoria?

    The digital marketing industry is skyrocketing and you need to be a part of it! If you’re on the hunt for digital marketing courses in Pretoria there are two options for you – either a classroom-based course or an online one such as the digital marketing courses on offer at the Digital School of Marketing.

    Where Can I Study Digital Marketing Courses In Durban?

    If you want to become a digital marketer or run your own business, you need digital marketing skills to promote your company. If you’re based in KwaZulu-Natal and are looking for digital marketing courses in Durban, in terms of face-to-face courses you should look at Pixel Craft Training. But if you’re looking for an online, anytime, anywhere course then the Digital School of Marketing is your best bet.

    Where Can I Study Digital Marketing Courses In Port Elizabeth?

    Marketing happens online now so marketers – who’ve been trained in traditional methodologies – need to upskill themselves with a digital marketing course. Are you looking for digital marketing courses in Port Elizabeth? If you are, you need to look into the Digital School of Marketing’s wide range of courses.

    Where Can I Study Digital Marketing Courses In Cape Town?

    When looking at digital marketing courses in Cape Town there are plenty of options to choose from. For instance, you could approach the AAA School of Advertising or Rosebank College as these institutions offer face-to-face classes. However, if you are looking for online options, try the Digital School of Marketing, we offer a wide range of courses.

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