Adobe Design Applications: Adobe Illustrator

Online Short Course

R8 223.00 R6 163.00

Course Fees
6 weeks


With industries continuing to grow and the rise of digital content for the web, there is a need for publication design for print and for digital. Many businesses also have the desire to rather develop their marketing and promotional material in-house as a cost saver. With magazines and publication design still a large part of the industry, converting these types of media into digital publications is a big demand in the advertising industry as well.


This course aims to equip you with the digital skills to successfully use the fundamental components of Adobe Illustrator. This course is perfect for those whose Adobe Illustrator knowledge is outdated and who want to gain current knowledge and skill in order to keep up with industry demands. This course is also ideal for those who want to start their own business and need the technical skills to develop their own marketing material. It is also ideal for those who wish to design logos, posters and custom illustrations for either artistic output or for advertising purposes. By the end of this course, you should be proficient in Adobe Illustrator. Your newfound skills will enable you to lay out artwork in a technically sound way.

Subject Expert

Mandy Roberts is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Cape Town. She learnt graphic art and printmaking techniques as a teenager and continues to be fascinated with this form of visual expression. Her playful and innovative design signature combines technical expertise with artistic flair. She has been a teacher in the field of graphic design for a number of years and continues to work as a graphic designer and illustrator in the industry.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    Adobe Illustrator Interface and Layers
  • MODULE 2
    Objects, Transforming and Arranging
  • MODULE 3
    Typography and Colour
  • MODULE 4
    Tips, Tricks and Exporting
  • MODULE 5

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