UCT GetSmarter
If you are currently working in the creative industry, are a self-taught designer or a small business owner looking to expand your services, the UCT Foundations of Graphic Design Short Course presented by GetSmarter might be just the course you are looking for.

The course offers a foundation in graphic design theory with emphasis on teaching practical skills relating to visual literacy, typography, layout, composition and more, for both print and web media. Students will practically apply this knowledge using Adobe Illustrator – one of the industry’s most commonly used graphic design software programs.

The Foundations of Graphic Design Short Course is a 10-weeks online course, available throughout South Africa and is approved by the University of Cape Town. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a certificate issued by the university.

Course Overview:

  • 10-week part-time short course presented online throughout South Africa
  • Receive a comprehensive overview of the field of graphic design and learn to execute basic design work using Adobe Illustrator
  • Develop practical design skills in visual literacy, typography, layout and composition that can be applied to both print and web media
  • Upon successful completion of the UCT Graphic Design short course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, approved by the University of Cape Town


Kerry Goslett
Email: enrolments@getsmarter.co.za
Telephone: +27 (0)21 447 7565

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  1. I have just looked at the short courses that UCT offers and as a business owner I think I am definitely going to enroll for the Social Media Course. Thanks for this Blog Post. It was very informative.

  2. Good Day Erica,

    I have taken a look at the course and I am planning on enrolling, this is always something I have wanted to do but just didn’t have the time. I would like to find out if this course would benefit me over seas or does it just benefit one in South Africa?

    1. Hi Roxanne, this is a Short Course in Graphic Design. If you would like to have an internationally recognised qualification, you will need to do a four year Degree or at least a Diploma.

  3. Hi, I have an undergraduate degree in marketing and I am considering doing this short course in graphic design, in order to increase my competitiveness in the job market. Will this help me to achieve that?

  4. Hi.
    I am interested in the part time short -course for graphic designing.
    can you please email me the application forms and pricing please.

    Thank you in advance
    C. Opperman

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