Professional Certificate in Digital Graphic Design & 3D Animation - Level 1


This professional course will provide candidates with the idea of concepts, ideas and thoughts, an understanding of visual relationships in the digital world with industry-leading tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, and Adobe Premiere. The course will emphasise topics such as photo editing, reconstructing, and retouching, logo design, banner, brochure, poster and background design, 3D props design, vehicle modelling, structure modelling, polygons and NURBS, particle simulation, dynamic simulation and nClothing, video editing and retouching, audio mixing, audio enhancement, audio VFX, while providing insights on fulfilling the industry requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select and Apply graphical concepts and designing abstract artworks to suit a given scenario 

  • Select and Apply the best practices to digitally reconstruct and retouch damaged photographs.

  • Select and Apply the concepts of 3D modelling and animation to create digitally sound 3D animated scenes.

  • Compiling sounds, video effects and encoding ques to incorporate with 3D scenes.

Course Outline

• Raster Graphics

Introduction to Raster Graphics, pixels & pixel manipulation, colour depth, resolution, Learning Design Steps: Thumbnail Sketches, Rough Layout, Finished Layout, and Final Layout,

Tool: Adobe Photoshop

Colour modes and Resolution, Selection techniques, Layers, Painting, Photo Retouching, Masks and channels, Special Effects, Text Editing, Optimizing images for web.

• Vector Graphics

Introduction to Vector Graphics, Raster vs Vector, Scaling with vector, Vector manipulation, Making Poster Design, Digital Painting, Matte Painting, Compositing and Layouting

Tool: Adobe Illustrator

Examples of Illustrator created work, Overview of program tools and layout, creating a logo, Fill and stroke, Colours, Pen tool, Modifying paths, Layers, Advanced type tool options, Artboard management, Abstract art design, Compression.

• 3D Modeling & Animation

3D concepts, polygons and nurbs, Representing objects in 3D, Viewports, 11 Animation Principles,

Tool: Autodesk Maya

Introduction to the Maya interface, coordinate systems, Pivot point, Polygonal modelling, NURBS modelling, Subdivision surfaces, Shading and textures, Lighting, Camera models, Rendering, Dynamics, nClothing, Arnold shading, Fluids.

• Audio & Video editing

Introduction to Audio & video, Bit Rates, file formats, technical jargon, Signals & noise, Encoding

Tools: Adobe Premiere & Adobe Audition

Introduction, Bit Rates, Common Tasks and Functions, Special Effects, Audio Mixing Methods, Noise Reduction, Voice Adding, Chanel Mixing, Multi-Band Effects, Video Resolution, Importing & Exporting, Video & Audio Effects.

Target Group

  • The course is target towards beginners for digital graphics and 3D animation

    • Marketing Executives, SEO Engineers, Web Designers, UI designers
    • Students who have completed GCE O/L, A/L examinations waiting for results
    • Photographers and editors
    • Individuals who want to gain entry into graphic design and animation.

Method of Delivery

  •  On-campus / Online (Lab Practical with Hands-on Experience)

Duration & Schedule

  • 4 Months | 16 Weeks
  • Saturdays  1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Commencement: Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct Intakes

Course Fee & Payment Terms

All-inclusive per participant fee: LKR 40,000/- (Local Students)
Please make the payment to the following bank account and email the receipt to before the commencement of the programme.
Account Name: Informatics Institute of Technology Limited
Account Number: 0036 1000 3876
Bank: Sampath Bank
Branch: Wellawatte Super
Bank Code: 7278
Branch Code: 36
Your Reference: Invoice No or NIC Number

For further details, please contact

IIT Professional Development Unit

076 149 0876 |

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