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1 Year Higher Certificate in Print Design & Publishing 2014

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Enrol on our exciting 1 Year Full Time Print Design & Publishing course, commencing in early February 2014.

Daily, industry-compliant and focused.

Friends of Design Full Time Course


Our accredited one-year, practical Print Design and Publishing course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the print media environment. You will learn to master the tools, practices and terminology required to produce professional print media. You will emerge confident enough to apply your skills from pre-press to post-press: receiving a brief, conceptualizing a visual solution; presenting the ideas professionally; executing a concept digitally through the use of a wide range of industry standard application programs such as Adobe InDesign®, Illustrator® and Photoshop®, and applying finishing art techniques to take your documents to press, and, finally, presenting the final body of work in a professional manner.

Course Info

Go to the Enrolments & Infos page to download the Full-time Courses Information Brochure and Enrolment Forms. Friends of Design Full Time Course Above: Students in our classrooms Please visit the Enrolments & infos page or download the full time course information brochure and enrolment form.

1 Year Higher Certificate in Print Design & Publishing 2014

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You must be 18 years of age or older, you must have obtained a Matric Certificate and you must be fluent in spoken and written English. Previous Art or Design training at a school level is an advantage. Read more about Digital Design.

What to Expect from your studies

The first year is packed with theoretical & practical training that includes:

  • Freestyle Drawing Scamping and Story boarding techniques
  • History of Desktop Publishing & Typography
  • Conceptualisation Techniques
  • Raster Image Editing / Manipulation
  • Electronic Portfolio & Presentation Techniques
  • Layout Design Principles & Techniques
  • Brochure & Editorial Design
  • Vector Illustration Principles & Techniques
  • Corporate Identity Design
  • Interactive Presentation Techniques & Electronic Publishing
  • Cross Media Publishing
  • Final Printed A3 Book & Flash Portfolio Project

You will lean how to use the following Software Applications:

  • Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Adobe® InDesign®
  • Adobe® Illustrator®
  • Adobe® Acrobat®
  • Adobe® Flash®

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On Completion

You will be able to do the following on completion of the course:

  • Scamp creative ideas on paper using various mediums such as pencil, ink.
  • Render drawings with increased speed & proficiency.
  • Create professional-looking storyboards to express your conceptual ideas.
  • Apply colour confidently in a designs and layouts.
  • Apply the essentials of typography
  • Apply the principles and elements of design to your creative work
  • Hand-draw simple, original illustrations for your projects
  • Produce a variety of printed media, including brochures, editorials, CD covers, product packaging, wine labels and posters
  • Produce interactive PDF presentations, cross media campaigns, online banners and flash micro-sites, including a mini digital Flash portfolio for online display.

Semester dates for 2014


Semester 1: Tues 4th Feb – Fri 27th Jun Semester 2: Tues 29th Jul – Fri 28th Nov


Classes are daily from Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 12:30pm.

Note: Friends of Design reserves the right to alter the topics and modules of any advertised courses to meet or maintain industry standards. Friends of Design is provisionally registered as a private higher education institution in terms of section 54(3) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No 101 of 1997), and Regulation 16(4)(b) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2002, to offer the Higher Certificate in Print and Publishing course, until 31 December 2014.

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