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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Maria Ribeiro
  • Course Code W21DPAA05B

What you will learn

Exciting new Online Course! There’s never been a better time to boost your skills in professional-level design software. Make the most of two industry standard design software programmes in one intensive course - for people who mean business! The Morley College ‘Adobe Pack’ courses are designed to help you get a foot on the industry ladder; aimed at beginners or those wishing to improve their skills for new career opportunities. Working on a series of real-world design projects, taught by industry professionals, using the very latest software, this course will quickly propel your skills to the next level! Integrate photographic image-editing and compositing with Adobe Photoshop. Combine vector graphics and illustration with Adobe Illustrator. Develop the skills necessary to creatively integrate these programmes; learning when and how to use the tools and functions of each to build a portfolio of quality work and skills to be proud of. The course provides a solid introduction to the essential aspects of these two digital design programmes. After completing this course, why not consider further honing your Adobe Software skills through our 'Adobe Pack' courses in Publishing, Video, Animation, Photography and Web Design. If you are not entitled to a reduced fee but are finding it difficult to pay for your course in one go, we can offer a Staged Payment Agreement to split the costs into three payments if your course(s) costs £200 or more.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Work confidently with Apple Mac computers and specific software tools to achieve defined goals.
  • Be able to read, understand and respond to professional briefs.
  • Be able to differentiate between different software solutions to briefs, and select effective strategies.
  • Understand how to plan software skills to generate a range of outcomes against a brief
  • Work on a number of projects to produce digital artwork, illustrations and a variety of communication products.
  • Understand the principles of and strategies for communicating your project to others
  • Work confidently in an online learning environment


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free
  • Class format and activities

    The class will be taught online at a specific course time each week. You will learn via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, assignments, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. One-to-one tuition will be given to help develop ideas and skills. Manageable project work will be assigned between and during classes to help you progress. The classes are informal and allow for question and answer sessions, technical advice and support depending on your needs. You will receive assessment and feedback on your progress. You will work as a class, in small break out groups, in pairs and one to one with your tutor. All course material will be instantly accessible via the learning platform and the sessions will be recorded so that you may return to them later. Leaners will be encouraged to use the class forums to engage with each other during the class and to support each other with project work.

    Entry requirements

    A keen interest in the subject is key to your success and the ability to attend the sessions regularly in order to get the most out of the course. As part of the course you will be asked to read material, take notes, listen to instructions and discuss related topics, therefore students should have a reasonable level of skill in speaking, reading and writing in English. This course can be taken alongside with any of our online digital design, film and photography courses and will help you to gain the confidence you need when working with digital tools for design and publication.
    If you are interested in getting a discount?(£16.24 per month - a saving of 66%) on the whole suite of Adobe?CC software packages please visit Adobe Creative Cloud for Students You will need to prove you are a student at Morley College London and the simplest way to do that is use your Morley e-mail address, which is your student number followed by e.g. Students who provide us with their personal e-mail address are sent details of their Morley e-mail address and how to access it, but this can be re-sent if needed. Alternatively students can call Adobe at 0800 028 0148 and discuss alternative methods of proving they are eligible. Please see here for useful information on systems requirements for running Adobe CC products Creative Cloud System Requirements

    What you need to know before you enrol

    It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh and/or PC computers and know how to use standard menus and commands, however this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. As this is a course primarily delivered on computers; students will be encouraged to be aware of fatigue and eye strain and take breaks when necessary. Your tutor will therefore build in project assignments, reconvening as a group to share the progress of work. Information about computers and the relevant software will be provided by the tutor.

    What you need

    It would be helpful for you to have a pen and notepad, as you may wish to take notes as the class progresses. Also recommended is a storage device such as USB Memory Stick (minimum 8GB) or mini-hard drive. This is for storage of media during the course and of your work at the end. If you are learning software on your course It would be beneficial to your studies if you possess the software for use at home. As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a generous discount on Adobe CC Software. Your tutor can advise you on how to apply for this. Hardware
    • A modern Mac or PC computer no older than 7 years, with a built-in camera and microphone
    • Headphones that plug in to your computer (this is helpful for optimum sound quality in class) Software
    • Adobe CC: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat (As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software)
    • Up to Date Mac OS (2017 or later) see HERE for more information on requirements
    • Up to date PC with Windows no older than 3 years
    • Access to multiple browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc)
    • Access to a personal email address that is used and checked frequently
    • Moodle (made available when you enrol)
    • Word editing software (e.g. MS Word) Group Learning Software
    • MS Teams (Easily downloadable as part of your free Office 365 account when you enrol)

    What you can do next

    After your course ends why not continue to build your skills? We offer a wide range of courses in Adobe Software and Graphic Design Online. We also offer a wide range of other short courses at times to suit you. Browse our website or call the Digital Media, Film & Photography Department on 0207 450 1869 for more information. We offer a range of online courses in Website building and design, including new courses in Worpdress Website and Blog Design using Wordpress.Com and Wordpress.Org. Coding for the Web skills and Adobe Software classes including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are also available to help you with developing digital design skills. Courses to develop your essential Graphic Design and Illustration skills are also available. Please speak to your tutor, browse our website or call the Digital Media, Film & Photography Department on 0207 450 1869 for more information. Why not see what our students have produced by heading over to the Morley Digital Blog: where you can read success stories and catch up on new course information, news and events.