This program is perfect for...
- Those who want to pursue a career in visual communications and graphic design
- Creative individuals who want to cultivate their talent as visual artists, while learning how to think like a designer
- Self-taught designers who want to build upon their skills while earning a professional certificate
- Individuals who want to learn to collaborate with clients, printers, designers, writers, programmers, and anyone else involved in the design process
What you can learn.
- An understanding of fundamental design principles, tools and techniques for graphic designers, and how to put your ideas into action
- How to utilize critical thinking, research, and your unique perspective to conceptualize and execute visual communications
- How to position yourself for the competitive job market, including how to build a strong portfolio that shows off your creative abilities
- Skills needed to be successful in a professional atmosphere, including strong conceptual and problem-solving skills and how to effectively collaborate with clients and other creative professionals
What our certificates have done for our students.
feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers
1 in 4
received a salary increase after starting a certificate program
switched careers after completing a certificate program
recommend a certificate program to others
Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.
This 8-unit intensive bootcamp course can be taken in lieu of taking these 3 required courses:
- DESMA X 481.11 Photoshop I
- DESMA X 481.47 Illustrator I
- DESMA X 481.99Z InDesign
Estimated Cost Breakdown
All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.
Application & Candidacy Fee
Estimated Program Tuition
Estimated program textbook/materials
*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.
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