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8 Courses Required
format
online
price
$7,800
*Tuition rates for individual courses are subject to change over the course of your program
total courses
8
time commitment (average)
18 months
effort (hours/week)
3-5
maximum class size
21 students

About This Certificate

Today’s graphic, Web, and interactive designers must constantly adapt to new technologies and changing visual culture. Our graphic design program places you ahead of the curve. Courses enhance your basic skills in concept, type, layout, and color while providing training in industry-standard software.

multimedia design graphic design typography Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign graphic design history

What You’ll Gain

  • Basic design skills including concept, type, layout, and color
  • An understanding of the relationship between photography, type, color, and other elements that yield a legible, compelling composition
  • Training in industry-standard software
  • Fluency in the process of conceptualization, design development, and execution
  • Software skills include: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud

What You’ll Earn

Certificate

After completing the certificate requirements, you will be able to download and print a copy of your certificate and share it with your network. Your personal certificate will be accessible from your Student Portal.

Who Should Enroll

  • Students interested in visual communication
  • Graphic designers who want to master current best practices and software programs
  • Other design professionals who are interested in incorporating graphic design, illustration, multimedia design, and package design into their work
  • Digital designers and Web developers who need to learn the basics of graphic design and explore print formats

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
  • The ability to review course content and complete assignments at any time

Why The New School?

The professional landscape as we've known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student's creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design—a globally top-ranked design school—our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to a new one in a constantly evolving world.

Additional Details

Enroll Now

Begin by completing one of the required courses. This certificate must be completed within two years. Have questions? Call us at 332.239.2292, email cpe.advisor@newschool.edu, or reach out to us via LiveChat.

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