Short Programme

About

This programme offers a structured approach to combine creativity and the formal characteristics of art to create visually attractive communication for a specific target audience.

Centurion Academy's programmes are developed to improve critical thinking skills and as such incorporate a variety of instructional techniques that are used to assist in learning and to assess our student's progress.

The short programmes offered by Centurion Academy have been developed to enhance the skills of those already in the workplace and are non-credit bearing.

Ideal for...

Individuals who wants to learn the basics of graphic and web page design using the following programmes:

  • CorelDraw
  • Photoshop
  • Animate
  • Dreamweaver
Admission Requirements
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Fully computer literate
Curriculum

Module 1: Corel Draw

  • Creating graphical objects
  • Formatting objects
  • Manipulating text
  • Enhancing the drawing
  • Creating a technical drawing using advanced tools
  • Working with layers
  • Managing styles, templates and symbols
  • Working with advanced printing options
  • Using advanced techniques for text manipulation
  • Working with vector and bitmap graphics
  • Simplifying tasks using VBA macros
  • Using advanced output options
  • Working with photos
  • Finalizing the brochure for the web page

 

Module 2: Adobe Photoshop CS5

  • Sizing images
  • Selecting image areas
  • Blending composite images
  • Image modes
  • Colour and painting
  • Creating image composites
  • Enhancing images with text and special effects
  • Adjusting images
  • Saving completed images
  • Masking with vector paths
  • Filling image areas
  • Creating special effects
  • Masking and clipping layers
  • Web image preparation
  • Optimizing images
  • Preparing for cross - platform viewing
  • Exporting a web page
  • Animation
  • Creating web page layouts

 

Module 3: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

  • Creating web pages
  • Inserting objects
  • Layers and frames

 

Module 4: Adobe Flash CS5

  • Exploring Adobe Flash CS4
  • Working with graphics
  • Managing text in a Flash document
  • Adding animations to a Flash document
  • Adding interactivity to buttons
  • Working with movie clips
  • Adding audio to a movie
  • Adding video to a Movie
  • Publishing Flash documents
Certification
Upon successful completion of this programme, the student will receive a Short Programme Certificate in Fundamentals of Graphic Design (non-credit bearing) form Centurion Academy.
Assessment
The assessments will be done on an ongoing basis including practical assignments and two final examinations.

Fundamentals of Graphic Design is offered at:

Centurion, Klerksdorp, Rustenburg, Witbank