Get a degree in an industry that NEVER gets affected by lock-down!

One thing that is becoming increasingly clear, especially with the current crisis created by the global #lockdown, is that most industries are easily affected by physical catastrophes.

If you are still looking to start a new career right now, why not choose an industry that never gets affected by physical disasters?

The digital era has brought along numerous such opportunities, all you need is to choose one and be secure, come what may. Lucky for you, online study with institutions like Botho University allows you access to such opportunities even in these hard times.

For example an industry like graphic design. This the process visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography, iconography, and illustration. Quite an exciting and creative field, it is considered part of visual communication and communication design.

While graphic design is very much alive and its practitioners getting well-remunerated more than in the past, the profession has seen a huge demand for compelling and emotional visual design.

People who work as graphic designers create visual ideas, by hand or using computer software, to interconnect ideas that stimulate, enlighten, or charm consumers. They are responsible for the development of the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Graphic design can be seen or is applicable in many places such as businesses and organizations. One of the biggest advantages of the profession is it can be done out of office / remotely since it’s digitally based. What that advantage means is that a graphic designer can work from anywhere and earn a good income.

There are many types of graphic design with the following being among the common ones:
– Visual identity graphic design.
– Marketing & advertising graphic design.
– User interface graphic design.
– Publication graphic design.
– Packaging graphic design.
– Motion graphic design.
– Environmental graphic design.
– Art and illustration for graphic design.

Career opportunities in graphic design include popular options like:
– Graphic designer
– Creative director.
– User experience (UX) designer.
– User interface (UI) designer.
– Production artist.
– Product developer.
– Art director.
– Marketing specialist.

If you want to get a career in graphic design, here are 8 professional tips:
– Pursue formal study. A design degree remains the standard way in to the profession.
– Work on your software skills.
– Start freelancing now.
– Work for charity.
– Get an internship.
– Nurture a network of peers.
– Contact your heroes.
– Create an online presence.

Across Africa, colleges and universities offer online education and campus-based courses in graphic design, while some advertising companies will provide in-house training. There are also exclusive graphic design schools.

At Botho University you will find the Certificate Level 3 in Graphic Design and Animation ideal for your plans.

The course is a six months programme offered in one semester at Botho University.

The students enrolled in this programme will study graphics design fundamentals and Photoshop, and Animation Using Flash. They shall apply appropriate technological (Adobe Photoshop) platforms, trends, and language to create visually exciting designs in the creative industry. Also, the training will involve creating web-based content (Adobe Flash) suitable for a range of applications, such as advertising, information, news, retail, and others.

The programme will expose the students to the technical skills and creative thinking needed to develop and design graphics and animation for the multimedia industry. The students who graduate will be able to work in the various fields of multimedia industry as an advertising designer, graphic designer, Flash designer, multimedia artist and so on.

Enroll for Botho University’s Certificate (Level 3) in Graphic Design and Animation NOW and you never have to worry about not being able to work even during global crisis-es such as this COVID 19 lockdown.

Apply Now.

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About Martin Chemhere

A Zimbabwean born journalist and public relations consultant who, for the past 10 years, has been a resident of South Africa. He writes on arts, entertainment, media, lifestyle, aviation, travel and tourism. Martin is a PR Manager and blog writer for CreativeMagic Group.

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