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Graphic Design Certificate

The Graphic Design Certificate provides a foundation in graphic design skills using digital tools. The graphic design certificate prepares you for creating illustrations, retouching images, and creating layouts for digital and print. You can start your graphic design certificate program at any time with the rolling-admission program, with new classes starting monthly. The graphic design certificate is available either online or in-person. All certificate courses in both formats are led by live instructors with personalized attention from our instructors and staff.

The Graphic Design Certificate at American Graphics Institute is a hands-on program that teaches both strategic design principles along with practical skills using modern digital design tools. Participants learn design process and apply these through significant hands-on work in small group classes. With each course section limited to 10, students receive individualized attention and work collaboratively with their instructors through the program.

Graphic Design Certificate Online or Boston

Attend the Graphic Design Certificate online or in Boston. Both formats include live graphic design courses with the ability to repeat any course for a full year if technology changes or you need to refresh your skills. You can elect to attend some classes online and others in-person, or attend all classes in either format.

Graphic Design Certificate Program - Full Time

Clock Hours: 90
Weeks: 4
Course Days: Monday through Friday
Format: Live online or in-person
Next Start date: November 9, 2020
Live online or in-person at American Graphics Institute's Boston, MA location

Part Time Graphic Design Certificate Program

Clock Hours: 90
Course Days: Flexible with a minimum of two days per month
Format: Live online or in-person; weekday, evening, or weekend
Next Start date: November 9, 2020
Live online or at American Graphics Institute's Boston, MA location.

Application and Tuition for Graphic Design Certificate

Admission for the Graphic Design Certificate program is rolling. Applications are accepted at any time. You can start your application online by clicking the Apply Now option on this page. Prior to applying we encourage you to speak to an admissions representative. Complete the form on this page to inquire, or call 781-376-6044 to contact our admissions team.

Tuition for the Graphic Design Certificate program is $3,600. Payment plans are available; call or submit an inquiry for details.

Using VA Education Benefits for the Graphic Design Certificate

American Graphics Institute and the Graphic Design Certificate have been approved for GI Bill benefits. Eligible participants can use their Veterans Affairs (VA) funds for the Graphic Design Certificate program. This program varies slightly in NY.

Course information for the Graphic Design Certificate

Fundamentals of Graphic Design Course

Learn design concepts and principles to increase your confidence in designs that you create while making certain they follow best practices and principles. Discover how guidelines and theories impact layout, type and color in this one-day graphic design course that teaches fundamental skills that are practical for users across various roles and functions.

Photoshop Bootcamp

This four-day comprehensive Photoshop bootcamp provides introductory through intermediate photo editing skills. This bootcamp combines our introductory through intermediate Photoshop classes into four consecutive days, providing you with an intensive workshop. The material covered is identical to the introductory and intermediate Photoshop courses, but is delivered in a single week. You start by learning essential Photoshop skills and end the week with a full set of experience creating images for use across a variety of platforms and uses.

Illustrator Bootcamp

This four-day comprehensive Illustrator bootcamp training provides you with comprehensive illustrator skills. This Illustrator bootcamp combines our introductory through advanced Illustrator classes into four consecutive days, providing you with an intensive workshop. The material covered is identical to the introductory and advanced Illustrator courses but is delivered in a single week. Start by learning essential Illustrator skills and end the week with a full set of experience creating designs, logos, layouts, using graphic styles, the blend tool, understanding gradients, and much more.

InDesign Bootcamp

This four-day comprehensive InDesign bootcamp training provides introductory through advanced digital publishing skills using Adobe InDesign. This InDesign bootcamp combines our introductory through intermediate InDesign classes into four consecutive days, providing you with a comprehensive workshop. The material covered is identical to the introductory and intermediate InDesign courses, but is delivered in a single week. You start by learning essential InDesign skills and end the week with a full set of experience using styles, adding interactivity, creating digital documents and much more.

Graphic Design Project

This course consists of a practical graphic design project in which students apply the design skills they have learned into a project that is selected by the student and reviewed by their instructor. The graphic design project starts with planning, meeting with the client, creating a creative brief, developing the product, client review and feedback, final delivery, and project review by their peers and instructor. This graphic design course is available as part of the Graphic Design Certificate program.

Graphic Design Portfolio

In this portfolio course, graphic design certificate program participants work with their instructor to select projects to showcase, create a portfolio showcasing their talents, and discuss which works to show and how to present them. This class involved developing an online portfolio to show and share work that has been developed both as part of the program and independently. This workshop is designed to help you both create your online portfolio and to showcase skills and capabilities.

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