Study for a year, gain skills for a lifetime.

Incorporating Graphic Design, Web Design, Video Production, Photography, Interactive Media, Digital Marketing, Mobile App Design, Game Design, 3D Modelling, Animation, AI & Image Generation
1 Year – Digital Communication Design
Course Type
Full Time, Virtual
Next Course Date
10 February, 2025
Course Times
Monday to Friday – 08h30 to 12h00
Course Duration
1 Year Full-Time
Course Cost
Keyline Durban
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Can also be studied online

1 Year – Digital Communication Design at Keyline

Learning at Keyline is more than just taking a course, it’s an experience!

If you are considering a career in the design field, then look no further.

Our full-time Digital Communication Design Course comprehensively prepares learners for multiple career opportunities in the digital design and communications industry.

This course incorporates Graphic Design, Web Design, Mobile App Design, Interactive Media, Digital Marketing, Video Production, Photography, 3D Modelling, Animation, Game Design Fundamentals, and Artificial Intelligence and Image Generation.

Learners are provided with hands-on instructor-led training, to allow them to master all forms of communication design for print, electronic and web-based media.

Our commitment is to prepare and supply knowledgeable, well-trained graduates to succeed in the industry, offering them as much individual attention as possible.

Keyline has been building successful design careers for over 20 years. Learners are provided with comprehensive ‘ hands-on’ instructor-led training to allow them to fulfil industry-relevant software skill requirements.

This course offers the flexibility of online classes for added convenience.

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Digital Communication Design is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses creating and implementing visual and interactive communication strategies in the digital realm. It combines elements of graphic design, user experience (UX) design, and digital technology to convey messages effectively and engage users.

Digital Communication Design involves the use of various mediums such as websites, mobile applications, social media platforms, and interactivity to communicate information, ideas, and brand identities. Designers in this field focus on creating visually appealing and intuitive content, considering user needs and behaviours, and optimising the overall user experience. They employ techniques such as typography, colour theory, layout design, animation, and interactive elements to create compelling and impactful digital experiences that effectively communicate with the target audience.

This course begins with graphic design modules to learn about the proper generation and harmonious interaction of elements like text, pictures, illustrations, animations and interactivity that will ensure that a piece is attractive, engaging and conveys the intended message. Thereafter you will move on to electronic interactive media and learn how proper preparation will ensure that the desired result is achieved in the complex print, web or electronic environment. Conceptualise, create and edit print-based media and electronic media with video, engaging interactive presentations and animated 3D models.

If you would like to study towards a career you will be happy in whilst not wasting years of your life and loads of money then this course is for you.

Our Adobe-based Digital Communication Design course – incorporating Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Web Design, Video Production, Photography, Interactive Media, Mobile App Design, Digital Marketing, Game Design, 3D Modelling & Animation will equip you with skills you can use to generate income for the rest of your career, while also exposing you to solid business and brand communication functions. You can be employable in the industry, in under 6 months!

You will have tons of practical fun learning skills that will put any business at a distinct advantage in the competitive advertising and communications industry – after just a few months of training!

The average pass rate for the 1 Year course is 85% of students.

The Keyline learning environment is very unique compared to conventional tertiary institutions.

Our students are not just a ‘filled seat’ but are taken under our wing who we get to know well and want to see succeed in the industry.

We are sincerely driven in this quest and our commitment to our students is only limited by their commitment to themselves

The learning process is unconventional and students don’t spend hours having to listen to and absorb chapters of theory but are rather constantly stimulated by fun and real-world practical application teaching format, which ensures the course keeps their enthusiasm and interest all the way through to exams and portfolios.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, no career is a walk in the park, but it is amazing what the course can do for you with a little bit of effort and a healthy dollop of enthusiasm!

R 76 200 (Upfront) Or
R 17 800 (Deposit)  Plus R 6 850 x 9 Instalments

*Should you require an alternate payment plan, please contact us.

Note that there are also student loans available.

Graphic Designer, Web Designer, UX Designer, Animator, Video Producer, Digital Design Specialist, Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur, App Designer, Photographer, Freelancer and even a Post-production expert

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be presented with an Adobe Certified Professional certificate (international) as well as Keyline certification. Keyline is an Adobe Training Centre, an Mict Seta accredited Training Centre, and a Certiport Authorised Testing Centre. This certification attests to a professional standard of international recognition.

Every student will be assigned a dedicated mentor who will guide them throughout the course. We are with you on your academic journey and will not allow you to fall behind.

Should a student have an enquiry outside office operating hours, our support staff are available for assistance.

During breaks, learners will be provided with refreshments.

The course fee includes the supply of all stationary requirements, bags, books, printed and digital training notes.

Students are also required to take down notes during lectures, which we find helps them remember detail and enables them to record procedures in a way that’s easier for them to relate to at a later stage. There are no other mandatory costs involved.

Should you require assistance with installing and setting up the Adobe software on your PC, you can come through to our main training lab in Morningside, Durban or we can provide you with virtual assistance.

Students write & perform both theory and practical tests after each module and will also have the opportunity to compile their own personal portfolios.

Students will also participate in an examination at the end of semester 1, which consists of both Practical and Theory.

The minimum pass mark is 60% and a certificate will be awarded to each student upon completion. The required attendance has to be fulfilled upon completion. The certification indicates that the learner has been trained at an Adobe Authorised training centre, the professional standard of international recognition for Adobe training partners.

Extra lessons are held once a month on a Saturday free of charge for groups of students who feel they might be falling behind and need extra help. Dates will be scheduled at Keyline’s discretion based on the availability of the training resources.

Tours of facilities are also arranged for students during their course, enabling them to see aspects of their training put into practice.

R 76 200 (Upfront) Or
R 17 800 (Deposit)  Plus R 6 850 x 9 Instalments

*Should you require an alternate payment plan, please contact us.

Note that there are also student loans available.

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Keyline is an elite graphic design training institution operating in KZN since 2003. We have an in-depth understanding of the needs for productive design communication environments, and we are directly responsible for training and placing hundreds of designers, design workflows, software and hardware implementation strategies into various sectors of industry.

The Keyline Training centre is a specialised learning and working environment equipped with state of the art Apple Macintosh hardware and the latest versions of industry standard design software. Get in touch with one of our student advisors to arrange a consultation and visit our facilities.

Where creativity meets certification.

We are more than just a digital design school – we are a hub of innovation, inspiration, and skill-building. In a rapidly evolving employment landscape, a new combination of traditional, digital and artificial skills are becoming critically important for relevance in the modern design workplace. Let us segment and guide you through your learning journey as you skill yourself for your working future. We offer you the opportunity to validate your design skills with globally recognised certifications.

We offer substantial value and savings through our software sales and consulting.

Adobe tools empower students to think creatively and communicate expressively. Our full time students are eligible for a 70% discount on Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe Creative Cloud for teams gives you the world’s best creative apps and services in a single, integrated platform.

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Keyline’s carefully crafted training philosophy, backed by 17 years of delivering excellence in the digital design industry, has now been additionally ported into a live virtual classroom experience.

We have taken the best from our on-site training methodology and implemented a ‘blended learning’ program of live e-lectures, hands-on training and real-time interactive support. This personal interaction with our certified lecturers and staff will best prepare you with the relevant and marketable skills that you need to succeed in the industry.

Contact us for a personalised virtual or onsite meeting. We will be happy to give you advice on carving a career path for yourself in the Digital Design industry.

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