How good do I become?
Mastering the design software requires many years of practice. This course gives you an introduction and challenges you with practical exercises to understand the basic functions.
When can I start?
The course is video recorded and self-paced. This means you can start when you want and progress at your own speed. It’s plug and play.
What platform do I learn on?
The course runs on Canvas, Berghs’ learning platform, where all video classes, assignments, and checklists are provided. You access the course room on Canvas directly after payment and can start the course immediately. There is no need to install any client, all you need is a browser – and the design software, of course.
Is there any technical support along the way?
The course is fully automated. Should you need any assistance, Berghs offers technical support for troubleshooting during office hours on Central European Time.
Is there any feedback on assignments?
The course is fully automated and does not include a feedback session. However, you can book a session with one instructor at the end of the course, if you wish to get feedback on your assignments or input on how to improve. Note that this is not included in the course fee, an additional fee may apply.
After the course, am I guaranteed to get into other design courses at Berghs?
It depends on the level of the course you choose. This course does qualify you for a START-level design course at Berghs. It’s a good complement to your application to a PROFESSIONAL-level course, but you also need some work experience at that level. And finally, it does not qualify you for one of Berghs’ full-time programs – where the selection process is complex – but it might give you the tools you need to work on your entry assignment.
Do I get a discount if I enroll in another course after learning the software?
That’s right. The software course is a starting point, and we encourage you to continue your design education at Berghs by offering you a fee reduction worth 1000 SEK or 2000 SEK. The discount applies if you enroll in one of the courses listed under “course progression options” within one year from the date in which you complete the software course.
Can I use free software trials for this course?
Yes, in fact, we recommend that. The software comes with different types of licenses and subscription options, you might want to learn the basics before you commit to one or the other. If you do not have any software license, just choose a free 30-day trial when you start the course and complete the training within one month.
How many hours is this course?
The course consists of 10 video-recorded classes, their length varies between approximately 25 and 45 minutes each. Each class includes assignments and some exercises are more time consuming than others. We estimate that you can complete the course in approximately 30 hours, including initial tutorials, software setup, creative work, exercise submissions, checklists, etc. Please note that the course is self-paced, you decide how much time you want to invest in the course. The more you practice, the better you get. The quality of your work will reflect your level of ambition.
How long does it take to complete an automated software course?
This is a self-paced course, you can complete it within a week or stretch it over months, as you prefer. Our recommendation is that you complete the course within 4 weeks, taking classes every few days and regularly practicing by doing assignments in between classes.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes. Upon completion of the course, Berghs School of Communication issues a course certificate with your name. In order to obtain the certificate, you need to complete at least 80% of the course and submit at least 80% of the assignments.