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    5-12 months

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    In Person

$1,236 - $2,033



Print Design and Graphic Design students build proficiency in the core design software tools used in the commercial printing and graphic design industry. New skills are practiced and perfected in a project-based learning environment where you build a portfolio of work as you learn.

Instructors bring years of professional experience to the classroom. Not only are they experts on the technical side, they can also give you valuable insight into project management, client relations, and the graphic design industry.

This Program is Perfect For

A first introduction to Adobe's industry-leading graphic design software. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator for print or digital design projects.

What You Will Learn

By the end of the Graphic Design Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Create a multi-layered photo composition with text elements, masking, and adjustment layers.
  • Create a one page layout flyer, ad, and/or business card to form a unique and unified brand for a real/fictitious company.
  • Communicate ideas in a printed format with clarity and graphic uniformity across multiple media types and printed pieces.

By the end of the Print Design Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Make basic corrections to photos including tonal and color adjustments, removal of unwanted areas, and merging multiple photos.
  • Create a multi-layered illustration using the pen tool at a basic level with simple strokes, fills, and effects.
  • Create basic digital illustrations in both vector and raster formats and understand which parts of the illustration are best to use each of those formats.
  • Create correctly-sized photo, illustration, and layout files that can be sent to a commercial printer.

Program Details

Graphic Design Certificate: To earn the Graphic Design Certificate you must successfully complete six core courses plus and additional 0.6 CEUs of electives.

Print Design Certificate: To earn the Print Design Certificate you must successfully complete four core courses.

Once you fulfill all certificate program requirements as outlined in the Academic Plan, you may request your certificate.