UCT Graphic Design online course

Duration: 10 weeks (excluding orientation)

Most organisations will, at some point, require the skills of a graphic designer. Professionals in this field play an integral role in enhancing a brand’s visual presence, and are highly valued for their ability to convey meaning through visual elements.

This Graphic Design online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) will provide you with the technical skills and creative knowledge needed to make a start in this profession. Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator,* work with digital images, and choose effective typefaces to create compelling content for both print and web platforms.

Alongside gaining design knowledge and proficiency in the relevant software, you’ll also learn more about the business of graphic design and how to create a professional portfolio.

Is this course for you?


This course is aimed at anyone considering graphic design as a new career opportunity. The content offers an introduction to the subject matter, and aims to equip students with a strong foundation in visual communications. Those looking to refresh existing graphic design knowledge may also find this course beneficial. There are no formal prerequisites for registration.