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A certificate program is an excellent choice for people who want to get documented experience in a technical or professional field in a short period. Most certificate programs take a year or less to complete and teach a number of practical skills.

What is a certificate in publishing? It can mean one of two basic things: documentation of learning about either traditional, print-based publishing or of web-based, virtual publishing. Either way, the skills you will learn include conceptualization, layout, basic principles of design, certain visual technologies and marketing. Whichever focus you choose, you will probably learn to use software applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Print design projects usually include product packaging development in addition to the creation of brochures and other printed media, whereas web publishing centers around website creation and online advertising.

Taking a certificate course in publishing will help you perfect your image creation and manipulation techniques as well as prepare you to design from scratch. The skills you practice during the program will be useful in any business or industry.

Program costs for publishing certification vary based on the location of the school you choose, the duration and scope of the instruction, whether or not job placement is included and the availability of financial aid in the form of loans, grants or scholarships. Contact schools directly to get accurate price estimates.

After completing a certificate course in publishing, either web-focused or print-focused, you should be qualified to work as a freelance web designer or graphic artist, or to work with a firm that needs visual design services. This could include major corporations, small businesses, government or regulatory agencies, book publishers, arts organizations and nonprofits. You may benefit from further education after receiving your certificate, but you may not need it.

Online publishing certificate programs that meet your needs for flexibility may be available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts

Our accredited one-year, practical Print Design and Publishing course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the print media environment. You will learn to m ... [+]

Print Design & Publishing

Our accredited one-year, practical Print Design and Publishing course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the print media environment. You will learn to master the tools, practices and terminology required to produce professional print media. You will emerge confident enough to apply your skills from pre-press to post-press: receiving a brief, conceptualizing a visual solution; presenting the ideas professionally; executing a concept digitally through the use of a wide range of industry standard application programs such as Adobe InDesign®, Illustrator® and Photoshop®, and applying finishing art techniques to take your documents to press, and, finally, presenting the final body of work in a professional manner.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
Full-time
1 year
Campus