Graphic Design

Graphic Design Certificate Program

Next class begins March 20

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Duration: 9 months
Format: In Person
Date: March 20, 2018 – December 4, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Priority Rate (two weeks before start date): $3,745

Standard Rate: $3,995

In a competitive marketplace, brand recognition and design ingenuity are crucial. Businesses turn to graphic designers to create and maintain their brand identity and to support their marketing and online presence. Learn to plan, manage and deliver professional graphic design projects.

Who Should Attend

  • Aspiring graphic design professionals seeking a strong foundation in the latest Adobe software
  • Seasoned graphic design professionals looking to learn best practices and gain a professional certificate
  • Graphic design or administrative professionals seeking to enhance their design skills and training

Key Benefits

  • Learn new skills utilizing the latest industry techniques and Adobe software.
  • Hone your new skill set as you work on assigned design projects between class sessions.
  • Create a robust, final graphic design project to serve as the foundation for your professional portfolio.
  • Build relationships as you learn alongside your peers.

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Average annual salary for visual designers


Ad and marketing executives who express difficulty in finding highly skilled creative professionals

Top job titles include visual designer, user experience (UX) designer, art director, interaction designer

“SMU’s reputation was a deciding factor in choosing the CAPE program. With my Baylor undergraduate degree, and my master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, choosing SMU rounds out my résumé nicely.” — Paige Yaney

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Questions? Talk to a Program Advisor at or 214-768-1184.