Adobe Career Enhancement Bootcamp

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:00pm, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:00pm, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:00pm


The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media will be offering a virtual Adobe Career Enhancement Bootcamp that will introduce you to Adobe design tools used by professionals and students alike. The course will give you the skills, strategies and confidence to take your Adobe communication abilities to the next level — from creating graphics that complement written work to building and designing websites.

About the Bootcamp

The bootcamp will be three 2-hour sessions that will take place online on July 11-13, 2022, 6 – 8 p.m. (EDT). The bootcamp will focus on foundational tools and strategies using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects to design, illustrate and animate. With thorough real-world approaches, you’ll learn how to create visual tools for business and other strategic communication needs. Registration will be limited in order to optimize instruction. Participants will need to have their own access to Adobe Creative Suite programs.

Spaces are limited, and registration closes on July 5, 2022.

Meet the instructor

The bootcamp will be taught by UNC Hussman’s Walter Spearman Distinguished Professor Terence Oliver, one of the world’s top creative instructors. A pioneer in his field, Oliver has more than 30 years of experience in visual communication, including developing the first collegiate motion graphics journalism courses in the United States. Oliver has won more than 50 awards from prestigious industry organizations for his creative work, such as the Society of News Design, Print Magazine, Creativity, Digital Health Awards and others. He also played key roles in two Pulitzer Prize-winning projects: the "A Question of Color" series at the Akron Beacon Journal, and Hurricane Andrew coverage at the Miami Herald.

What you'll learn

  • Foundations of using Adobe Illustrator and resources.
  • Foundations of using Adobe Photoshop and resources. 
  • Foundations of using Adobe After Effects and resources. 
  • Graphic design strategies. 

Course overview

  • Create illustrations and designs in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.  
  • ​Create animated GIFs for social media.
  • Create short animations. 


You do not need previous Adobe or graphic design experience for this course.

Adobe programs needed

  • Adobe Illustrator 
  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • Adobe After Effects 
  • Adobe Media Encoder 




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