Graphic Design Courses

Graphic Design Courses from the experts

Graphic design courses at American Graphics Institute help you to gain an understanding of design concepts, principles, and guidelines as impact layout, type and color. Discover how to apply graphic design principles through the structure of a visual hierarchy, using both space and type, to create effective designs. Our graphic design classes are useful for those responsible for designs, regardless of the medium. Whether your work appears online, as part of an app interface, in marketing campaigns, as part of print designs or collateral, you'll find these design courses to have immediate, practical benefits.

These gaphic design classes do not require any previous design experience, and serve as a foundation for future courses, such as UX design, or web design. Our many graphic design courses and workshops are listed below. We also offer graphic design programs for high school students in the summer.

Graphic Design Training Delivery Options

We have Graphic Design Courses for every schedule and budget, led by expert instructors who help you to quickly and easily achieve professional results with your work.

Regularly Scheduled Graphic Design Courses

Our regularly scheduled, public Graphic Design Courses include introductory through advanced training. Most courses are offered monthly. See the list of classes below. We offer live classes led by an instructor in the same classroom with you.

On-site Graphic Design Courses

All Graphic Design courses can be delivered on-site at your location. Call or complete the form on the above link to receive information about classes at your location. We deliver on-site classes across the U.S. and globally.

Online Graphic Design Courses

Live online Graphic Design courses provide you with a small group course that you can take from anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection. You can ask questions, hear and talk with the instructor, even share your screen as part of these interactive classes.

Course Details and Outlines for Graphic Design Courses

Choose any of our Graphic Design Courses below to see outlines, pricing and dates:

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.

Typography Training Class

Every creative professional regardless of specialty can learn to communicate more effectively with type. Fill in the gaps in your typographic know-how and learn how to “see” type like you’ve never seen it before. AGI offers in-person Typography classes in our training centers, as well as online typography training, and private typography training for groups or teams.

UX Class: UX Design Principles

In this UX class participants learn the core principles of user experience design and gain an understanding of the user experience design process. Learn all stages of UX design, from determining a UX strategy, developing user scenarios, creating UX personas, UX research strategies, prioritizing content, developing an information architecture (IA), testing user interface (UI), and incorporating feedback. This UX training provides a strong foundation for creating user-centered designs.

UX Class: Rapid prototyping training

Learn Rapid Prototyping skills in this UX training course. Participants discover how to efficiently create, share and test concepts, designs and structure for websites and apps. Learn best practices for UX prototyping and testing before investing in final user experience designs. Gain an understanding of the process for rapid iteration of UX designs and creating mockups. Find out ways to improve the efficiency of the design and development process in this Rapid Prototyping UX workshop.

InDesign Training Class - Introduction

In this introductory InDesign training class you learn to create designs for print, tablets, and PDF presentations. In this InDesign course you'll discover how you can efficiently create documents by taking advantage of a superior design environment that includes advanced typographic controls and intuitive graphic features. You will also find techniques that will help to make your InDesign publications look polished and professional.

InDesign Training Class - Intermediate

This intermediate InDesign class helps you to work more efficiently and create better designs. Learn advanced typography, color controls, styles, libraries, and prepress controls in this intermediate InDesign course.

InDesign Training Class - Advanced

Move from proficiency to mastery with this advanced InDesign course, created for designers ready to explore the depths of InDesign's capabilities. Learn templates, advanced color features, interactive documents, and digital publishing options in this InDesign class.

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.

Photoshop Training Class - Introduction

This Photoshop course helps you to be more productive and to create higher quality images more efficiently. You receive an introduction to editing, retouching, and enhancing images. Learn essential skills including how to make selective changes, color correct, and retouch your images.

Photoshop Training Class - Intermediate

This intermediate Photoshop training class covers the intermediate use of tools, filters, and layers, that allow you to take advantage of creative effects. You also discover how to use automation features, such as actions and buttons, as well as smart objects.

Photoshop Training Class - Advanced

This advanced Photoshop class is for users who have already accomplished basic masking and retouching tasks in Photoshop. In this course attendees learn how to create complex composites, work at an advanced level with color correction, and build incredible masks.

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 Training Class - Introduction

In this introduction to Adobe Illustrator class, you discover the tools that help you create professional quality artwork. This Illustrator course introduces you to the workspace, tools for creating shapes, and additional options for adding color and text. You also discover how to use layers so that you can maximize your productivity right away.This course is for those who have had no formal Illustrator training or are new to the application.

Illustrator Training Class - Advanced

In this advanced Adobe Illustrator class discover how to take advantage of symbols, effects, styles, and transparencies along with advanced drawing and blending techniques. This Illustrator course covers advanced techniques for creating artwork with more impact, while using the tools to work more efficiently. This class is for those who have completed the introductory Illustrator training or have a complete understanding of all topics covered in the introduction to Adobe Illustrator course.

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.

Graphic Design Summer Certificate

Master the most powerful tools in graphic design in this live online summer certificate program for teens. Learn the industry-standard Adobe apps and design theory, and start creating your own portfolio projects.

Visual Design Bootcamp NYC

Master design techniques and develop your portfolio in this project-based visual design course. Work on designs for mobile, tablet, and desktop, and learn key design principles and visual design conventions in this Bootcamp. Work on projects and get feedback from classmates and the instructor so you can keep improving.

Visual Design Certificate NYC

Learn the tools and principles of visual design in this comprehensive certificate program. Design responsive websites using professional applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch. Learn graphic design fundamentals, design for web and mobile, and expand on your portfolio in this hands-on class.

InDesign in a Day NYC

Get up and running in InDesign with this 1-day InDesign course. Learn the fundamentals of InDesign including text, pictures, and pages.

Illustrator in a Day NYC

Get up and running in Illustrator with this 1-day Illustrator course. Learn the fundamentals of Illustrator to create amazing graphics. Work on projects creating logos and icons, use the Pen tool for vector drawings, and more in this 1-day Illustrator class.

Photoshop in a Day NYC

Get going in Photoshop and learn to retouch photos, make graphics, adjust contrast and color, and more in this 1-day Photoshop course in NYC. Work on real projects and comfortable in Photoshop in this 1-day Photoshop class.

Graphic Design Bootcamp NYC

Learn the fundamentals of graphic design and start building your portfolio in this hands-on, project-based course.

Illustrator Bootcamp NYC

Learn to create and edit vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator with step-by-step training in this Bootcamp. See the full power of Illustrator in this complete Bootcamp where you'll work on projects including logos, packaging, and more. Work on real projects and build your portfolio in this hands-on Illustrator Bootcamp.

InDesign Bootcamp NYC

Learn InDesign to create page layouts including brochures, flyers, magazines, newsletters and more. Use type and graphics effectively. In this InDesign class you start with fundamental skills and then move on to intermediate and advanced capabilities. This class includes many projects including books, magazines, and advertisements.

Photoshop Bootcamp NYC

Gain a solid foundation of Photoshop for retouching and color-correcting photos, combining images, and creating graphics. This class starts with the basics and then moves into more intermediate features. Learn about color/contrast, photo retouching, layers, masks, paths, filters, type, and saving files for print and web use. Through this course, you'll work on a variety of projects to hone your skills in Photoshop.

Graphic Design Certificate NYC

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the core graphic design concepts and learn the key design applications including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Work on real projects in graphic design using the industry-standard apps and build your graphic design portfolio in this comprehensive graphic design certificate program.

Graphic Design Courses - Course Dates

All classes in Boston and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you. All online classes and NYC classes are also led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Course Name Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
Fri, May 29 2020 to
Fri, Jun 19 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2020-05-19 15:19:25 $975.00
Mon, Jun 1 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Jun 19 2020 to
Fri, Jul 17 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2020-05-19 15:19:25 $975.00
Fri, Jun 26 2020
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
150 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Jun 26 2020
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Mon, Jul 6 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Sun, Jul 12 2020 to
Sun, Aug 2 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2020-05-19 15:19:25 $975.00
Wed, Jul 15 2020 to
Wed, Aug 19 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2020-05-19 15:19:25 $975.00
Fri, Jul 24 2020
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
150 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Jul 24 2020
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Mon, Aug 10 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Aug 28 2020
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
150 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Aug 28 2020
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Sep 11 2020 to
Fri, Oct 2 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2020-05-19 15:19:25 $975.00
Mon, Sep 21 2020
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Sep 25 2020
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Sep 25 2020
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
150 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Oct 23 2020
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm St.
Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA 19428
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00
Fri, Oct 23 2020
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
150 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2019-10-30 16:18:52 $495.00

Locations for Graphic Design Courses

Graphic Design Courses are offered at the following locations. Most occur monthly with a live instructor in the same classroom:

AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.