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.

Format: Online

Total Courses: 5 required courses plus a minimum of 3 electives

Price: $6,760
Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.

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

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • In-person and 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

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

Additional Details

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Elevate your graphic design skills with Parsons. Begin by completing the required courses. We recommend following the suggested sequence below.

The Graphic Design Basic Core class, taken on campus in the past, counts as three required courses toward the Graphic and Digital Design certificate.

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