Graphic Design Certificate

Develop your creative and technical skills while learning industry-standard design software

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: September 6, 2022
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Online
  • 9 months
  • 3,745 Priority Tuition
    (expires 8/23/22)
    $3,995 Standard Tuition


Graphic design is the visual expression of ideas. A graphic designer’s role is to translate, communicate — and sometimes advocate — by giving form to ideas. With more and more digital communication, graphic design is thriving since graphic designers are now needed for both print (flyers, brochures, etc.) and digital (web templates, digital billboards, banner ads, and so on) design.

The Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) is the industry standard for exchanging electronic documents. Acrobat® can maintain your page layout and prevent changes to documents, even when they are shared with others.

Adobe® Illustrator® is the industry’s leading tool used to create professional vector graphics for print and web designs. Used by design professionals worldwide, Illustrator® provides precise and powerful drawing tools and a host of time-savers for busy professionals.

Adobe® InDesign® takes desktop publishing and design to another level. In this course, you'll learn to use the extraordinary power of InDesign® to create multi-page documents and prepare them for print or export as a PDF.

Adobe® Photoshop® is the industry standard for producing professional graphics and an essential tool for most design professionals, whether they work on digital or print images. In this course, you'll learn to retouch digital photos by cropping, sizing and perfecting contrast, color balance and many other tools.

In this course, you'll experience the process used by professional freelancers and design firms to create professional-quality design. You'll come to understand, in theory and practice, what makes good design — in form and space, in color fundamentals, in translating key messages into design and in utilizing typography and images effectively.