I want a career in Graphic Design:
Students interested in a graphic design career can best get started with simultaneous enrollment in both Computer Graphics (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign). and Graphic Design & Portfolio (Design Theory with multiple graphic projects). One can also learn the Adobe programs for the first year (live or self-paced) and continue to Graphic Design & Portfolio the following year.
Design Alive’s Fastrack courses, (Computer Graphics Fastrack and Graphic Design Fastrack) offers the opportunity to gain a good familiarity with the programs used by graphic designers and to become acquainted with the main concepts of graphic design, without the need to commit to a full year’s worth of study.
I just want to learn the Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign)
I already know the Adobe programs, but I would like to learn design theory:
Students with previous experience with the Adobe software can either join the Graphic Design and Portfolio course (live or self paced), or if they need a less thorough learning route, they can join the Fastrack course (Self paced).
I am interested in learning Web Design:
The Web Design course is suited for students with background in Photoshop as a minimum, although a design background is advised. For those with no background, the winning combination of the Fastrack courses followed by the Web Design course has proved very successful.
The Design Alive Web Design course trains students from the basics (HTML/CSS) to the advanced (WordPress), enabling them to independently design complete dynamic websites, create responsive websites, understand email marketing, social media, analytics, J Query and much more. This is a demanding course which requires alot of practice outside class time
I want a career in Interior Design:
The Interior Design is an intensive full-year course that provides the models, the practical application, and the tools needed to become professional interior designers.
The course consists of 3 classes per week, 2 focusing on Interior Design and Construction, and 1 teaching AutoCad (followed by Revit). The course includes Interior Decorating although it is not solely an Interior Decorating course.
It is necessary to enroll in all 3 classes simultaneously, although it is possible to learn AutoCad in the first year and continue to the other 2 classes the following year. One can also choose to join AutoCad as a standalone course for those interested in learning drafting and how to create construction documents.
What is the difference between the Fastrack course and the full courses?
The Fastrack courses are taught at a faster pace, have less hours and are less comprehensive than the full courses. The computer graphics fastrack course, for example, is is perfect for people who have had 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.
The Fastrack Graphic Design course covers the complete theory of design, but in a less thorough manner and produces a much smaller portfolio than the full course.
What can you do after completing the Motion Graphics course?
You can edit and produce videos, create web banners and animations, product demos, audio visual presentations for fund raising events and advertising, 3d animation and more.