Creative Digital Design – Self-guided

Graphic Design

Build a unique media portfolio with Adobe Creative Cloud! Learn basic photography, videography, and audio processing so that you can create stunning visual media.

  • Ages:

    13-17

  • Equipment:
    Laptop required
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    Included in membership

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).

Creative Digital Design – Self-guided

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).

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Course highlights

Use professional-level design tools

Use professional-level design tools

This is a crash course on the Adobe Creative Cloud - the pro software used by the creative industry as they use graphic design and video tools to create the messages all around us.

A portfolio to share

A portfolio to share

You will create your own movie posters with Photoshop, learn vector-based art with Illustrator, edit videos with Adobe Clip and Premiere Pro, and produce sound clips (or podcasts!) with Adobe Audition. Wrap up the week with a portfolio that you can be proud of and keep working on after the course is done!

Supercharge your creativity

Supercharge your creativity

You'll be amazed at how you can bring your ideas to life and make slick original projects with the Adobe Creative Cloud. Creativity powered by tech can be your superpower!

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Course Overview

Learn how to take your graphic design skills from average to awesome and create an envy-worthy portfolio, with Adobe Creative Cloud.

This course is designed for students interested in graphic design, digital publishing and online media creation. During this course, students will learn how to use the Adobe Suite, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Clip, Premiere Pro, and Audition.

Students will attain core skills within creative digital design that will be highly adaptable and applied across personal, academic and professional contexts, and learn how to create different digital media using professional level Graphic Design tools.

This is an independent learning course, with a focus on project work. Students will work independently at their own pace through learning materials and assignments, and also have weekly live onscreen tutorials for sharing progress and problem-solving.

There are 5 weekly tutorials, lasting 1 hour each. These tutorials are led by an expert, fully DBS-checked instructor, and you will join a small group of other young learners online, working together in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.

PLEASE NOTE: students will need an iPhone or Android smartphone to use for filming and for editing with Clip. This course requires you have an active Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Details on how to access the service at the discounted student rate are here. A PC/Mac computer with at least 8GB of RAM is recommended.

What your child will learn

  • Image editing and compositing within video editors and photography management and editing applications
  • Bring life into art using digital animation tools 
  • Create amazing graphics, video stories and web pages 
  • Design your own website without needing any coding knowledge
  • Ability to design, edit and create various images, graphics, web pages and more!
  • The confidence and skills to continue to grow their personal portfolio and apply this knowledge to other projects

"This week has brightened up my holiday. The tutors are fantastic and the quality of the course is amazing. I made loads of friends."

Oscar, Young Games Maker