Intermediate Graphic Design Course

Intermediate Graphic Design Course

Course Description

The internet is proliferated with digital and graphical communications in today’s era. Therefore, to get ahead of the design game, in your current career or new career you will need solid graphic design skills to be able to grow as a designer in this competitive and growing field – this Graphic Design Course will furnish you with that knowledge.

Digital School of Marketing intermediate Graphic Design course will equip you with the knowledge and skill you need to understand the fundamental principles of visual communication, understand the business of the graphic design industry, and give you the knowledge that you need to be able to start designing and working on Adobe illustrator and a layout artist on Adobe InDesign. With these two skills at hand, you will be able to comfortably fill the role of a professional graphic designer, either as a solopreneur, in an organisation or in an agency environment.

Upon completion of the Intermediate Graphic Design course, you will be able to create illustrations from scratch, create eye-catching logos, and know how to lay out designs for a brochure, flyers, social media graphics and websites. Additionally, you will have the knowledge of how to navigate your way around and work with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

All business organisations will require the skill of a professional graphic designer at some point and time, and after you complete the Intermediate Graphic Course, this could be you! Graphic Design Professionals in this field play an important role in the world of digital media and visual communication. This career is highly sought after and in demand.

The Digital School of Marketing Intermediate Graphic Design course will furnish you with the skills you will need to make Graphic Design a profession.

You will learn how to create digital images, digital and printed layouts, and typography and create compelling graphic design pieces that will grab your customer’s attention. You will gain a solid understanding of the graphic design industry and how to comprise a professional graphic design portfolio.

What makes us different?

  • The Intermediate Graphic Design Course is a step-by-step, highly practical course, ensuring that you are never lost on the adobe illustrator and InDesign platforms.
  • Detailed video library with step-by-step, practical instructions.
  • Graduate with practical skills and cutting-edge knowledge.
  • Acquire usable skills you can apply to your existing profession or new job role.
  • The Graphic Design Course is accredited with MICT SETA.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Individuals that want to upskill themselves in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign skills.
  • Individuals looking to start a new and lucrative profession in the field of graphic design.
  • Entrepreneurs who want to understand digital design and gain a competitive edge over their peers.

Course Requirments:

  • Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Stable Internet

Included with the course

  • 90 in-depth video lectures on Adobe Illustrator software
  • 40 detailed video lectures on the Adobe InDesign software
  • Videos outlining all the features of the Illustrator software
  • Lifelong access to all video lecture content on the DSM learning platform

Course Duration

  • 7th to 30th November
  • 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

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


R18150total payment
  • Deposit R3200
  • R2990 (5 months)

R18150total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1525 (10 months)

R21450total payment
  • Deposit R3200
  • R3650 (5 months)

R21450total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1546 (12 months)


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

How to Study

This intermediate Graphic Design Course is delivered on a bespoke online learning platform. It is designed to give you theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in Graphic Design.

Digital school of marketing has adopted a personalised approach to your learning experience – this allows you to start when you are ready, and study at your own pace whilst getting the benefit of full-time student support with subject matter experts.

This is how you will study intermediate Graphic 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 Intermediate Graphic Design Course accredited?

    The Intermediate 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 Intermediate Graphic Design Course?

    On average students take 3 to 6 months to complete this Intermediate graphic design course. However, if you need longer to complete your intermediate graphic design studies – you will be able to.

    When can I start the Intermediate Graphic Design Course?

    This Intermediate Graphic Design Course, which gives a thorough grounding in graphic design theory, visual communications, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign skills. You can start the course at any time during the year. – The Intermediate graphic design course is offered throughout the year.

    Where can I work with the Intermediate Graphic Design Course?

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

    Why are graphic design skills needed in the workplace?

    Graphic design is far more technical than just the design — it’s a type of communication between your business and your ideal customer. Organisations utilise graphics in every stage of the marketing funnel to inform, engage, and ultimately persuade prospective clients and customers in to make a purchase or take the desired action.

    It is, therefore, critical that all organisations upskill their staff in relevant graphic design skills to capitalise on this growing trend. If you would like a quote for your company for the Intermediate graphic design course, please get in touch and we will gladly prepare one for you.

    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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