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The Complete Adobe Designers Course

This extended 15-week course covers all the essentials of working with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, focusing on output specifically for designers.

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

This course runs in two blocks, with a break in the middle for the Christmas holidays.

Tuesday 3 October – 5 December 2023


Tuesday 16 January – 13 February 2024

How long is the course?

15 Tuesday evenings

What time will your classes be?


Classes will take place on AUB's campus.

You'll be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course suitable for?

This course has been developed for creatives and aspiring designers aged 18+.

Perfect for anyone who has a passion to learn and develop their design skills.

It's suitable if you're a beginner or if you've some previous experience and wish to develop your skills further.

Do you need previous experience or qualifications?

You'll be required to have a basic understanding of how Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop work and be able to use their core tools. You must be familiar with Mac and iOS operating systems. It’s also beneficial if you have basic knowledge of digital graphic design.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

All course materials and resources.

Are there any additional costs?

No, all course materials and resources are included in your course fee.

Please note, you may find it beneficial to practice your skills in between sessions. To do this, you’ll need to have access to a computer with Adobe Creative Suite installed. You can get a 7-day free trial from Adobe after which you can purchase the software starting at £51.98 per month.

What should you bring to class?

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to take notes

Why should you choose this course?

  • Master all the essential tools, features and functions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Gain hands-on experience experimenting with different techniques
  • Experiment with a range of different tools to enable you to edit and create designs with ease
  • Gain an understanding of the principles of design and leave with a strong portfolio of work that shows off your newly developed skills
  • Develop your technical skills and unique creative voice
  • Receive expert support and guidance from your industry professional tutor at every turn
  • Leave with increased confidence and the skills to continue acting beyond the course
  • Study in an encouraging and friendly setting alongside 14 like-minded creatives

About this course

Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop are powerful and industry-standard tools used by designers to develop projects efficiently and successfully. Mastering this software will enable you to develop your knowledge and elevate your design capabilities.

Throughout the course you'll explore Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop applications individually and discover how they work seamlessly together to develop projects efficiently and successfully.

This course is perfect if you wish to create digital design outcomes for commercial or personal use or if you’re currently using the applications but are looking to expand your knowledge through a more structured course of learning.

A strong all-round understanding of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop is essential for graphic and digital designers as these applications are the tools at the core of the creative industry. Due to the fast-paced and challenging nature of this course, you'll be expected to possess a fundamental understanding of the tools and features of all three Adobe applications.

This course will see you use the software to create editorial design, poster campaigns, icon designs, business cards, social media graphics and discover all the essentials about and exporting your work for both print and web output. The course is taught using Mac computers and iOS operating systems and you'll be expected to have basic knowledge of image and file management. 

If you want to work on a series of creative projects designed to teach you the fundamentals of the three most popular Adobe applications which could help you take a step towards changing careers, working on freelance projects, launching a personal project or just out of personal interest this course is ideal for you.

  • Essentials skills and techniques of working in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Introduction to graphic design
  • Poster/editorial design
  • Creating icons
  • Creating businesses cards ready to print
  • Social media graphics
  • Basic design skills, including using shapes, hierarchy and balance
  • Understanding of how Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop work together in creative projects

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, and be able to navigate them with ease and utilise the tools efficiently
  • Understand the fundamental elements of design
  • Have a strong portfolio of work that showcases your newly developed skills
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore your ideas, remembering that there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate contact the short courses team: or call 01202 363222.

After this course, you could:

  • You'll study at a leading specialist university – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, so you'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding you back
  • You'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • You'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included and supported
  • Benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash your creativity
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Book your place today

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Meet your tutor

Eleni Dimitriou

Eleni Dimitriou is a Graphic Designer based in Bournemouth. She has studied Graphic Arts at UWCN and she has a MA in Interactive Media.

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How to Enrol

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Short Courses Booking Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking onto our Evening and Weekend courses.