Determining the best graphic design course
If you are just starting out with graphic design, the graphic design workshop is a good starting point. If you intend to focus on designing websites or apps, consider the UX design principles course. For help deciding which graphic design class to take or how to best learn graphic design, contact us for guidance in selecting the best graphic design course for your needs.
What you'll learn with graphic design courses
Graphic design courses start by teaching foundational principles of design, aesthetics, and communication. Participants in graphic design classes then learn skills for designing layouts, flyers, brochures, magazines, newsletters, books, catalogs and newspapers using both digital and print, with an emphasis on clear and clean design that provides effective communication.
Beginner Graphic Design Courses
In beginner graphic design courses participants learn design principles, form, space and typography for creating layouts for online and print. Learn to effectively use type, graphics, and color.
Intermediate Graphic Design Courses
In the intermediate graphic design classes, attendees learn to use common graphic design tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. These courses teach the use of color, type, page layout. These course also teach the best ways to create high quality print and digital files. Applying design techniques to projects are also emphasized while using Creative Cloud applications to work with type, images, color, and artwork.
Advanced Graphic Design Courses
The advanced graphic design classes teach advanced techniques for creating layouts, illustrations, and images. These courses teach skills for working with color and type that keeps designs consistent across layouts and documents using styles, brushes, master pages, and colors for creating documents and designs that can be shared in print and online.
Corporate Graphic Design Training
If your company, group, or organization are looking to learn graphic design, AGI offers custom classes that can be tailored for your group or organization. The course content and curriculum are tailored specifically to the needs of your organization, and can include content from any of the graphic design courses, or training materials can be developed specifically for your group.
Private Graphic Design Training
If you are looking for a private graphic design class for your group or yourself, any graphic design course can be delivered as a workshop. Complete the contact form for private graphic design training or call 781-376-6044 to schedule a private course for you or your group.
You can learn more about the best graphic design classes to meet your learning objectives and budget.
Night and weekend graphic design courses
In addition to the many weekday classes, American Graphics Institute also offers weekend and night graphic design courses. There are options listed within the course schedules, or contact AGI for upcoming night and weekend dates.
Graphic design courses near me
You can find graphic design classes near you with live graphic design courses nearby, as well as live online graphic design classes you can join from your home or office. AGI also offers instructors that come to your location, making it easy to schedule graphic design training near you. With graphic design training available in many cities, there are many options for training, classes, and workshops, AGI helps you to choose the best options for learning graphic design that meet your location, schedule, learning preference, and budget while allowing you to obtain graphic design training near you.
Why learn graphic design
Graphic design is a useful skill to learn because it prepares you for a role as a graphic designer or one of the many fields that use and benefit from design, including marketing communications and design roles. The skills from learning graphic design can be applied when creating visual communications such as flyers, brochures, and magazines along with layouts for print or online use. You should learn graphic design if you need to create professional communications including:
Learn graphic design for a new career
Learning graphic design can serve as a starting point for a design career, although design skills are only one part of what is needed for a graphic design career. Design careers require a well-rounded set of skills including an understanding of graphic design principles, along with related skills with tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Marketing and communications roles that use graphic design also require skills in communications and analytics.
Careers that use graphic design
After learning design skills, you will find many jobs and careers that use graphic design including:
Because graphic design skills are used for creating such a wide variety of projects, you may wish to read more regarding how to become a graphic designer.
Become a designer by learning graphic design
Learning graphic design is one of the skills needed to become a professional in most design fields. A graphic designer uses their skills to produce posters, flyers, advertisements, window displays, menus, advertisements, and a range of content that visually shares meaning and ideas. These skills can be learned by attending graphic design courses.
Graphic designers also have the responsibility of preparing ideas and refining them through collaboration with clients. The graphic design process is iterative and requires collaboration, and as such graphic designers must have strong communication skills and work well with teams and clients.
Graphic designers must be able to assist clients achieve objectives, such as communicate a specific message, present a brand identity, or sell a concept or product. Successful graphic designers translate a client’s vision into visual presentations to meet their objectives.
Graphic designers have an average salary between $45,000 and $49,000 annually, or wages of $24.05 per hour. Information about graphic design salaries in specific markets is available from indeed.com and glassdoor.com.
Along with a graphic design certificate, AGI also offers a graphic design fundamentals course which teaches foundational graphic design skills to non-designers and designers. This course helps make designs such as presentations, signs, and documents look great and clearly communicate the intended message. You can also learn more about becoming a graphic designer.
Graphic design for high school students
Graphic design is a great skill for high school students to learn, especially for those interested in pursuing studies or a career in a design related field. The graphic design programs for high school students offers the opportunity to learn graphic design concepts and gain skills with common graphic design tools.
Graphic design classes FAQ
Because there are many options for learning graphic design you may have questions. We have assembled a list of graphic design course FAQ here along with answers:
Can you teach yourself graphic design
While you can teach yourself graphic design using graphic design tutorials and graphic design books, the fastest way to learn graphic design is through graphic design classes. For more details, learn more about the best graphic design courses.
How do I become certified in graphic design
You can obtain a graphic design certificate by successfully completing the 112 hour certificate program offered by American Graphics Institute. This independent certification program is available in-person or online. You can find more details about the graphic design certificate.
How long does it take to learn graphic design
You can learn the basic principles of graphic design in a single day course, although more in-depth training is required to work in the field of graphic design. A professional graphic designer will need more than 100 hours of training in a certificate or bootcamp program, and may benefit from an associate's or bachelor’s degree. Graphic designers need to continue learning and gain new skills to design for emerging mediums and formats.
Are online graphic design classes better than in-person graphic design classes
The live online graphic design classes are led by the same instructors that lead in-person courses. The online class format allows participants to join into a live class that they might not be able to otherwise attend due to distance or travel time and cost.
If I’ve work in the graphic design field previously, do I still need an introductory class?
For those with no formal training, the introductory graphic design fundamentals course is the best place to start learning. The introduction class provides a foundation in core design skills and principles for creating effective designs.
When can I take graphic design classes
You can attend graphic design classes any month, with new classes offered every 30 to 45 days, with both live online and live in-person courses available.
Will learning graphic design help me get a job
Graphic design is an important skill for gaining work in a design, communications, or marketing role. Although other skills are also required, a strong foundation of graphic design principles along with skills using graphic design tools are required for most roles. These skills should be learned as part of the coordinated learning needed to obtain a graphic design job or work in a visual design or communications role.
How much do graphic design courses cost
Individual graphic design courses costs between $495 and $695, while graphic design certificate programs are $3,600. These fees are for courses led by a live instructor at a credible school such as American Graphics Institute.