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Digital Design for 13 to 16 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

Join design studio work-form and explore the potential of digital design. Through a series of fun and engaging projects, learn how adobe can open up new and exciting creative opportunities.

Using Adobe design packages (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) you will make use of illustration, pattern, image editing, colour, typography and more to learn a number of key principles related to the fields of illustration and graphic design.

We will help you to develop your ideas using digital formats, whether it be designing a set of posters, a logo, or drawing digitally. We'll encourage you to develop your ideas through visual research and how professional creative software can be used to realise the potential of any project.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at anyone aged 13 to 16 years with an interest in art and design, keen to explore the possibilities of working with digital design. Whether you considering pursuing further education in art or are just looking for a fun holiday experience!

Level: Beginners

Course outcomes

You'll leave with a body of work and a broader understanding of the possibilities offered by using digital design within the context of graphic design and illustration. You will have gained skills that can be used in building a future portfolio. The intention is to have an online presence for all work created during the week.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons
  • The same course content and learning outcomes as our face to face courses
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

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Topics covered

  • Vector illustration
  • Colouring
  • Image Manipulation
  • Image editing
  • Layers
  • Editorial design
  • Layout
  • Typography


Online short course materials:

Please source the following materials:

  • A4 Sketch book
  • pencils
  • a pencil sharpener
  • fine black felt tip markers
  • coloured pencils

Please be advised that this course will be taught using the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Students will need to sign up for a 7 day free version of Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

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