Digital Design and Photography

We have a huge variety of Digital Design and Photography courses at PSAD. Our digital tutors have years of industry experience combined with fine art practice which gives our students a unique learning experience using Adobe software including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Adobe has been the design industry standard for creating graphics and manipulating imagery for years.

You will learn how to use the tools, palettes and menus in the various software programs to create original artwork which can be used for a range of art practice including graphic and textile design.


  • Digital Design
  • Photography
  • Specialist Courses
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Pastels and Watercolour
  • Diploma
  • Art and Design for Young People

Please contact the school if you require further details or a course description.

Creating a Website using Templates

Students will create a website, using a template that can be easily managed and updated. The class will focus on generating interest in the artist and website through social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and interaction with external art sites.

Fridays   |   2 to 4pm

Enrol 2018-2019


Digital Design Adobe Creative Cloud (Level 1)

On this course students will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign, as well as how to navigate and do quick image editing in Adobe Bridge.

Mondays   |   6.45 to 9.45pm
Tuesdays   |   10am to 1pm

Enrol 2019-2020


NEW Digital Illustration Workshop

This course will introduce you to a new set of tools and techniques from the digital realm. Whether you are a professional artist seeking for another medium to explore, or  a beginner wanting to develop your creativity, this course provides an introduction to the detail you need to get started. Please note this is not a computing course but it will introduce you to methods of combining your real world art with digital techniques.

Thursdays   |   10am to 4pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Digital Design Projects

This is a 10 week course which is suitable for students who feel confident in at least one of the following programmes: Photoshop, Illustrator or In Design. If it’s a website you are creating, a template program such as WIX or Squarespace can be supported.

Tuesdays   |   2 to 5pm

Enrol 2018-2019


NEW Digital Photography (Project Led)

This course is intended to enable the learner to develop creative approaches and develop their photographic practice through personal research and technical ability.

Thursdays | 2 to 5pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Digital Photography and Photoshop

Beginners Mondays   |   10am to 1pm

Beginners Tuesdays   |   6.45 to 9.15pm

Beginners Wednesdays   |   6.45 to 9.45pm

Beginners Thursdays   |   6.45 to 9.45pm

Beginners Fridays   |   10am to 1pm

This course is designed as a continuation from the Level 1 Digital Photography and Editing in Photoshop course, although students with a good technical working knowledge of their camera are welcome to join.

Advance Wednesdays   |   10am to 1pm

Advance Wednesday   |   2 to 5pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Out on location you will be guided on camera settings and how to improve composition with an eye to editing later on Photoshop e.g. converting to black and white.
Why landscape & Wildlife photography? Maybe you enjoy being in nature and want to share the experience through your unique vision.

Saturdays   |   10am to 1pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Learn Creative Photoshop (Beginners and Level 2)

Being able to work with Photoshop is the must-have skill for all designers and artists, so this course enables you to get to grips with the four essential skills necessary for becoming a Photoshop pro. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you will learn how to use layers to be truly in control of your image-making, and discover the art of making and using selections, from the simple to the complicated.

Beginners Thursdays   |   10am to 1pm

Level 2 Mondays   |   2 to 5pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Making your own photobook

There are many reasons why you may want to make a photobook: to advance your career, to create exposure, or because it is the natural outcome for a particular body of work (a marriage, a holiday or special event).

Thursdays   |   10am to 1pm

Enrol 2018-2019


Photography Workshop (Beginners)

If you’re a beginner and you’ve been using your camera on Auto, or trying various settings with mixed results, this workshop will give you a good foundation in photography in just 4 sessions over 4 weeks.

Our beginner photography course will help you understand the basics of light and how to set the camera for various creative effects.

Fridays   | 2 to 5pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Photoclub for advanced photographers

A club for advanced photographers to develop creative vision and build up your portfolio, which will involve directed photo shoots.

Tuesdays   |   10am to 12.30pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Photoshop for Artists, Designers, Printmakers and Illustrators

Photoshop is an incredibly useful tool for managing image creation and preparation. We will work with both drawings and photographs. For illustrators, it is a fantastic chance to see how your original images can easily be enhanced by changing and manipulating effects and colours.

Thursdays   |   10am to 1pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Portrait Photography (including one week studio hire)

How to take a good portrait is a fine art, trying to represent your subject in a photograph that communicates the desired result is a skill worth learning.

Saturdays   |   10am to 1pm

Enrol 2018-2019


NEW Street and Urban Photography

There will be an initial introduction to the practical side of things e.g. setting the camera, dealing with the public and how to be discreet. We will also look at how other photographers have interpreted these genres.

Saturdays   |   10am to 1pm

Enrol 2019-2020


Video Editing and Digital Animation

Increasingly, designers and artists are using animation to bring their work to life. This inspirational course is designed as an introduction for anyone who would like to make their own edited sequences or animations to upload online, to share with friends or clients.

Mondays   |   2 to 5pm

Enrol 2019-2020