The Computer Graphics Program teaches students to master the core graphic programs; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Photoshop is used for image manipulation, Adobe Illustrator for drawing and Indesign for layout. Students have the option of learning any of the programs individually.
The Computer Graphics course consists of the following 3 courses:
CG AI 01: Digital Illustration (Adobe Illustrator)
CG PS 01: Digital Imaging (Adobe Photoshop)
CG ID 01: Digital Layout (Adobe InDesign)
Clear step-by-step instruction and demonstration is followed up by regular homework assignments, quizzes, and tests and final projects ensure all students have grasped the material sufficiently. Students will learn to harness the power of these programs to produce cutting-edge documents and graphics.
The comprehensive knowledge of our graduates is due to the immense amount of instruction they received. Students will spend almost 30 hours learning Photoshop alone, and the same amount of hours will be devoted to Adobe Illustrator. This ensures that students have covered each and every aspect of the program which gives them the confidence to work in the field.
As with all our courses, Design Alive also offers the opportunity to email teachers your questions or requests for project feedback or a little extra help. This course is geared to the complete beginner, and for those who have some graphic design skills. We also offer Computer Graphics as a Self-Paced Course that can be started at any time and a Fastrack option for the student with previous background in the software.
Adina Cahn (Israel course)
Adina trained at a Jerusalem school of computing gaining a diploma in Graphic Design. She has a freelance graphic design practice for the past few years. In her experience teaching the Adobe Creative Suite, she has become well-known for her clear, easy-to-understand, structured teaching methods.
This course is geared to the complete beginner, as well as those who have some previous experience in using the software. Students must have a good level of computer competence before joining the course.
Computer Graphics Fastrack
The computer graphics fastrack course is taught at a faster pace, has less hours and is less comprehensive than the full courses. It is ideal for those with previous background in using the Adobe software yet could benefit from a refresher course, or is suitable for the independent learner who will feel confident exploring the software further on his/her own.
Often students will continue to the Graphic Design Fastrack course which covers theory of design (in a less thorough manner) and produces a confident but smaller portfolio or the 1-year Graphic Design & Portfolio course.
Which course is right for me?
Feeling confused? Check this page for an explanation of which courses should be combined.