frequently asked questions

Since the start of the corona crisis in March 2020, Art and the City has changed tactics in order to offer its courses digitally with the same quality as the physical courses. This has pleased both teachers and students beyond expectations. Therefore, all group lessons will remain digital. Missed something? No problem! The lesson is recorded and you can watch it back in your own time. Would you prefer lessons on location? Then choose a private course! Email for a quotation.
The laptops we use are Lenovo, Asus or Apple but the purchase of a laptop is of course very personal. Which laptop you will need during a course also depends on your budget. We do recommend a laptop with SSD drive, unless you have an Apple Macbook Pro. Memory, processor speed and Windows or Apple is a matter of budget and preference, as is, for example, an external hard drive (very useful for backups and storing all those large, graphic files!).
Example of minimum requirements (Windows):
13-inch screen
3200 x 1800 pixels
storage 512 GB
i7 processor, 2.7 Ghz
working memory 16 GB
Example of minimum requirements (Mac):
Screen 13.3 inch
2560 x 1600 pixels
256 GB storage
2 Ghz iCore processor

Sure! First of all, you can use the free version for 7 days. Then you can get a student subscription by indicating that you are a student at Art and the City! You then pay 19.66 instead of 60.49! You will receive extra information about this before the start of your course.

The basic courses are suitable for beginning designers. No experience = no problem!

If you missed a class there are several options. You can join another group, or choose to make up the lesson privately. Are you following a digital course? Then you will always receive a recording of the lesson to look back at.

Please email as soon as possible and include your name, the course and the date of the class.

The diploma is a quality mark which gives you proof that you can handle the three main Adobe programs. Art and the City and the diploma are recognized by the NRTO and CRKBO. An unambiguous, coherent portfolio is also very important for a beginning graphic designer. The better this is – and the more time you are prepared to put into it – the greater the chance of success.

The feedback you get in class from the teacher and your fellow students will help you develop further. Doing a lot of flying hours, looking closely, copying and analyzing things are of great importance. In this way you develop your taste and preferences. In addition, it is important to work in an orderly fashion so that you do not lose any files. Finally, it helps if you practice giving constructive feedback. This way, you learn to look at details and can apply this to your own work.

In the basic courses you will not yet create work that is sufficient for a portfolio. That only comes in the follow-up course and any specialization you may choose, such as making Infographics or Photoshop for Social Media. However, it also depends on the time and effort you put in! The more you practice at home, the faster you can make what you want. 

The prices listed on the website do not include VAT. There are no other costs involved. You do need to purchase the Adobe software. The certificate that you can request afterwards is also included in the price.


Interested in enrolling in the Graphic Design course? You're in luck! Use code RYT7KRT4 for a 40 euro discount and start this Thursday!

* This code only applies to the full course, not the short design courses.

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