What will you learn in this Desktop Publishing Short Course course?

This short course is suitable for anyone who is considering working in the publishing sector or commercial printing sector and wants to find out what desktop publishing involves. You will learn how to use a computer and various design suites to create reports, advertising material, magazines etc. 

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.

Course Cost and Duration


At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:

ENROL
ONLINE!

  • STUDY DURATION (8 MONTHS)
  • STUDY MATERIAL COURIERED TO YOU
  • MONTHLY DEBIT ORDER
    OPTIONS AVAILABLE
  • Total Price
    R9,320
    *A once-off R950.00 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee

Course Start Dates

With College SA you can start studying whenever you want, there are no specific course start dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Assessments Information

You will need to submit a Portfolio of Evidence or assignments which will be used to determine your competency. Once you have successfully completed the Portfolio of Evidence or assignments you will be awarded a College SA Short Course Certificate. 

Accreditation Info

Status: Non-accredited course
Type & reward: College SA Provider Programme - Short Course certificate
Provided by: College SA
Minimum credits: N/A

College SA has put together a range of courses that address the need for affordable skills development. These courses, made up from a range of providers as well as some of our own proprietary material, have been developed specifically for distance learners to help them gain skills. Although these courses are non-accredited, they are extremely valuable for many students since the information is relevant, up to date and will help you improve your job performance in your chosen field. These courses are typically more affordable than accredited courses, do not require formal exams to pass and are often structured in such a way that you can level up your skills as you go along. They are perfect for self-development and demonstrate to employers/potential employers your willingness to learn and improve yourself thereby increasing your ability to find a job or get a better job.

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Entry Requirements

  • Grade 10
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age
  • The ability to read and write English
  • Creative Cloud Software Membership
  • We do not provide you with the software. It is your responsibility to sign up and pay for your Creative Cloud Membership (payable via credit card) Visit: http://www.adobe.com/africa/creativecloud.html

What subjects make up this course:

What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

This is the study material you will receive when you enrol for the Desktop Publishing Short Course. Your study material for this course includes disks, study guides, textbooks and assessment guides.

Adobe InDesign CC (Part 1)

This module is aimed at students who want to learn how to use the basic tools and features of Adobe InDesign for creating professional page layouts and designs.

Adobe Photoshop CC (Part 1)

Part 1 of Adobe Photoshop CC will introduce you to Photoshop. You will learn how to use various design (Photoshop) tools to create and/or edit existing designs. You will learn to work with photos and other design media. What's more, this module will prepare for Part 2 of the Adobe Photoshop CC course, which involves using advanced design tools to create professional designs.

Adobe Illustrator CC (Part 1)

This module is suitable for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Adobe InDesign CC (Part 2)

This module is aimed at students who want to expand their basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign by using advanced features and collaboration tools to create professional page layouts and designs.