visual design



Graphic designers use their creativity to create visual concepts that communicate certain ideas and messages. These visual concepts are created by hand or by using computer software, and include a variety of media. This takes on the form of both physical and virtual art forms, and includes elements such as words, graphics, and images.

Adobe Certified Professional is the industry-recognised certification that demonstrates knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software and essential concepts for digital media careers. Course content and certification exams are designed by experts to assess in-demand, job-ready skills.  

This online short course focuses on preparing students for a career in graphic design, and aims to adequately equip them to apply their knowledge and skills prior to taking the Adobe certification exams.


As you work through your course material in your own free time, you can pace your studies and determine how quickly you want to progress. As a standard measure, you will have access to the online student portal for a period of 12 months from your date of registration.


You can start studying this course at any time of the year — there are no specific registration dates! Once you have completed your registration, you will receive your login credentials with 3-5 business days and can start your studies.


This online short course covers three applications within the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite. These include:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2020
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2020
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2020

Your knowledge and skills will be tested by means of online performance-based assessments and practice questions. These tools will help prepare you for the certification exam by testing your ability to apply your knowledge.


Once you have completed this online short course you should be adequately prepared to take the Adobe Certified Professional certification exams via Certiport.

In addition to qualifying you to perform the functions and duties of a Graphic Designer, this certification forms part of the Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) in Visual Design credential.

Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) in Visual Design is a speciality credential that is awarded to individuals who demonstrate valuable cross-product knowledge by completing a set of two certifications; in this case, either Adobe Photoshop plus Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe Photoshop plus Adobe InDesign.

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