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Graphic Design Bootcamp
The Graphic Design Bootcamp at American Graphics Institute provides hands-on experience with the modern digital design tools used by graphic designers. Learn the graphic design process and new skills with tools such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Apply techniques through hands-on work in small group classes with a live instructor. The graphic design bootcamp is limited to 10 students per class, allowing you to receive personalized attention and to work collaboratively with instructors. Individual courses are also available. For this, see the available graphic design courses.
The Graphic Design Bootcamp provides a foundation in graphic design tools and processes. Learn to create illustrations, retouch images, and create layouts. Discover how to build designs for digital and print formats. You can attend the Graphic Design Bootcamp online or in person in Boston. Both formats provide classes led by live instructors. You can start your Graphic Design Bootcamp at any time.
What you learn in the Graphic Design Bootcamp
- Discover graphic design principles that apply to all creative work
- Gain expert-level skills with professional design tools
- Learn to edit and retouch images using Photoshop
- Create compositions that assemble many images into one
- Build images and illustrations for use online, in social media, or in print
- Assemble flyers, brochures, and newsletters with InDesign
- Create logos, illustrations, and charts using Illustrator
What’s included with the Graphic Design Bootcamp
- 86 hours of live instruction
- All books and lesson files, including AGI’s proprietary curriculum
- Retake any course for a full year at no cost
Ways to attend the Graphic Design Bootcamp
- Live online from your home or office from any location
- Live in person at AGI’s classroom in Boston
- Hybrid, attending some classes online and others in person
Difference between Graphic Design Bootcamp and Graphic Design Certificate
The Graphic Design Bootcamp is focused on teaching tactical skills, while the Graphic Design Certificate is designed for those wanting to learn graphic design skills and take advantage of job placement assistance included with the certificate program. The Graphic Design Certificate is a better choice for those wanting to receive assistance with job placement, while the Graphic Design Bootcamp includes many of the same classes without job placement assistance and mentoring.
Graphic Design Bootcamp - Full-time or part-time
Clock Hours: 100
Weeks: 4 (full-time)
Course Days: Monday through Friday.
Format: Live online or in-person.
Next Start date: Rolling admission, with new sections starting monthly.
Location: Live online or in-person at American Graphics Institute's Boston, MA location.
Part-time option: Schedule more or fewer classes each month, depending upon your schedule. Complete within 12 months.
Enrollment and tuition for Graphic Design Bootcamp - Online or in-person
Admission for the Graphic Design Bootcamp is rolling, with registrations accepted at any time. You can start your registration online by clicking the Register option on this page or calling an admissions representative at 781-376-6044.
Tuition for the Graphic Design Bootcamp program is $3,484. Payment plans are available; call or submit an inquiry for details.
Graphic Design Bootcamp discount
The tuition for the graphic design bootcamp includes a discount of more than $1,800 compared to registering for the same courses individually. This discount is reflected in the tuition price.
Courses in this Graphic Design Bootcamp
Course information for the Graphic Design Bootcamp
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 in this intensive graphic design course. 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.
Illustrator Course - Introduction
In this introduction to Adobe Illustrator course, you discover the tools that help you create professional quality artwork and illustrations. This Illustrator class introduces you to the workspace, methods for drawings using the pen and shape tools, and additional options for working with color and text. You also discover how to use layers so that you can maximize your productivity right away. This Illustrator course is for beginners who are new to the application or for those who have experience but have received no formal Illustrator training. Whether using Illustrator for graphic design, creating logos, icons, or user interfaces, this Adobe Illustrator training is a good starting point.
Illustrator Course - Advanced
In this advanced Adobe Illustrator course, discover how to take advantage of symbols, effects, styles, and transparencies, along with advanced drawing and blending techniques. This Illustrator course covers advanced design techniques for creating artwork while using the tools to work more efficiently, including new AI (artificial intelligence) features. 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.
Photoshop course - Introduction
This introductory Photoshop class teaches foundation skills for working effectively and creatively. Learn to be more productive and to create higher quality images efficiently. Gain skills for editing, retouching, and enhancing images. Learn how to make selective changes, color correct, and retouch your images using Photoshop. Whether learning Photoshop as a beginner for graphic design, marketing, or digital imaging, or an experienced user with no formal training, this class is a great starting point for learning Photoshop. This Photoshop course is led by a live instructor, as are all classes at American Graphics Institute.
Photoshop course - Intermediate
This intermediate Photoshop class covers more advanced use of Photoshop's tools, filters, and layers to create complex graphic designs and digital images. Discover how to take advantage of a comprehensive range of creative effects. Learn to improve efficiency through the use of automation features and new AI tools that include generative fill and selection tools, actions, buttons, smart objects, and Photoshop's artificial intelligence capabilities.
InDesign course - Introduction
In this introductory InDesign course, learn to create professional designs such as flyers, brochures, and marketing sheets that can be shared in print or PDF. In this InDesign course, you'll discover how to create documents efficiently using advanced typographic controls and intuitive graphic features. You will also discover techniques that will help to make your InDesign publications look polished and professional. This course is suitable for those working in marketing, communication, graphic design, publishing, and other roles where there is a need to create professional publications.
InDesign course - Intermediate
This intermediate InDesign course helps you to work more efficiently and build more complex documents. Learn to work with longer documents, create books, and discover advanced typography, color controls, snippets and libraries in this intermediate InDesign class. Become an expert at using styles to efficiently apply consistent formatting to text and images across documents, automating repetitive work while keeping documents looking professional and consistent. This class also teaches advanced methods for working with tables along with efficient ways to import, format and manage graphics with skills that help graphic designers, publishers, and digital marketers to efficiently create documents and publications.
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.
Earn a Graphic Design Bootcamp from a licensed school
After successfully completing the program, you will receive a Graphic Design Bootcamp from American Graphics Institute, a private licensed school in Massachusetts. You’ll have access to both a printed certificate suitable for framing and a digital certificate that you can share. You can also share your achievement on LinkedIn.
Career services included with the Graphic Design Bootcamp
Work with a dedicated career counselor whose full time role is to find you a job. There are no time limits or hour limits on our career counselor, as we assist you until you find a job. Your career counselor has more than two decades of experience in helping find professionals jobs in creative, design, video, UX, UI, and marketing roles. Receive assistance with interview preparation, how to best present your experience, locating opportunities, interview preparation, salary negotiations, and presenting your portfolio.
Your career counselor:
- Calls companies on your behalf.
- Seeks out job openings appropriate for you and your interests
- Provides interview preparation for each specific job interview
- Gives resume guidance aligned to what hiring managers are seeking.
- Reviews your LinkedIn profile and provides a strategy for online job outreach.
- Offers advice on the job application process, and how to tailor applications for specific roles.
- Helps you to define career goals and planning
- Provides assistance with salary expectations and salary negotiations.
One-on-one mentoring from Graphic Design Bootcamp instructors
In addition to career counseling, you’ll also benefit from one-on-one mentoring with our instructors as they help you:
- Complete projects that showcase your skills
- Build your portfolio
- Review technical questions
- Provide guidance on technology, marketing, and design trends
Small class sizes with personal attention
Each class in the Graphic Design Bootcamp program is limited to 10 students, and as you move beyond classes into working on projects, you’ll work in even smaller groups and one-on-one with instructors as you showcase your skills.
Develop a portfolio as part of the Graphic Design Bootcamp
After the classroom training is complete, you will work one-on-one with an instructor mentor and in small groups with a cohort of fellow Graphic Design Bootcamp certificate students to complete designs that can be showcased in your portfolio. You’ll receive guidance as to what to include in the portfolio, and how to best showcase your work to prospective employers.
Why attend the Graphic Design Bootcamp at AGI
- Hands-on learning: Learn in the Graphic Design Bootcamp by doing, using our proven method of explanations, demonstrations, and exercises help you quickly gain skills.
- Proven curriculum: We have delivered courses from the Graphic Design Bootcamp program to thousands over 25 years.
- Expert instructors: Our instructors in the Graphic Design Bootcamp are the best-in-class who are skilled technically and are also exceptional educators.
- Small class sizes: Receive personalized attention with 10 or fewer participants per class.
- Repeat for Free: If you need a refresher or miss a class day, retake the class at no cost.
- Discounted classes: The Graphic Design Bootcamp tuition includes more than a 20% discount compared to individual class fees.
Exceptional Graphic Design Bootcamp Course Materials
All course curriculum materials are included with the program. Our proprietary curriculum has been proven effective in teaching to thousands who have attended the courses that are part of the Graphic Design Bootcamp. You’ll receive our extensive written reference along with lesson files for you to continue your practice following the class. Receive extensive curriculum written by our team of expert instructors. The instructors teaching the Graphic Design Bootcamp courses have authored more than 50 training books and use this extensive curriculum development experience to develop practical and detailed training materials and project files that are part of the program. The curriculum also serves as a reference for use after class completion, and includes detailed notes, definitions, best practices and practical advice.
Repeat for Free
If you need a refresher or miss a day of class during your certificate program, you can repeat the class at no additional cost for one year.
Interactive Graphic Design Bootcamp
Live classes in the Graphic Design Bootcamp with small class sizes
Learn from a live instructor dedicated to your class with the smallest class sizes that are limited to 10 students per class as part of the Graphic Design Bootcamp . When we reach our class size limit, we close enrollment or add another section. You receive personalized attention and can get questions answered in the small-group learning environment where our instructors make certain you are progressing appropriately through the material.
In-person, face-to-face classes with a live instructor in the same classroom with you is available in Boston. You can attend a hands-on course with your choice of a Mac or Windows computer provided for use during the course.
Live online Graphic Design Bootcamp
Learn from a dedicated instructor with our small-group, live online classes. Our live online classes are limited to 10 participants, which is less than half the size of most other online classes. You receive personalized attention, get your questions answered, and receive assistance with projects. We provide a dedicated online learning environment, with an instructor that you can see and hear clearly, talk with, ask questions, and share your screen for guidance.
Graphic Design Bootcamp Locations
You can attend the Graphic Design Bootcamp online or in-person at our Boston location. Additionally, a hybrid option is available, with some classes in-person, and others online. Graphic Design Bootcamp participants can attend from anywhere with a broadband Internet connection.
All Graphic Design Bootcamp courses are delivered by live instructors in small-group sessions, with most classes limited to 10 participants. This provides the opportunity to get questions answered, and work on projects with input and personalized attention from instructors.
The instructors teaching Graphic Design Bootcamp courses at AGI average more than a decade of experience that they bring to each class.
Graphic Design Bootcamp Prerequisites
No previous experience with the software tools is required to enroll in the Graphic Design Bootcamp. For enrollment, the admissions team evaluates existing skills that are generally necessary for a professional career. These include communications skills and general computer skills.
If attending the Graphic Design Bootcamp in-person, computers are provided at AGI’s classroom. If enrolling in the Graphic Design Bootcamp and attending courses online, a computer capable of running the Adobe Creative Cloud apps is needed.
Night and Weekend Graphic Design Bootcamp
American Graphics Institute offers some weekend and night courses within the Graphic Design Bootcamp. These options are listed within the course schedules listed above, or contact us for a schedule of upcoming night and weekend dates. While some classes are available nights and weekends, other classes require weekday class attendance.
Choosing the right Graphic Design Bootcamp
Although there are many Graphic Design Bootcamp options, there’s a reason that American Graphics Institute is considered a top school for receiving a Graphic Design Bootcamp. This includes expert instructors with many years of practical experience who have authored books, and have extensive teaching experience. Along with this, career services provided by a dedicated and experienced career counselor can help make the difference in securing an interview and landing a job. As part of the Graphic Design Bootcamp there are required courses, most of which are two days or four nights in duration.
Courses in the Graphic Design Bootcamp start with a foundational, introductory training before progressing into advanced topics. Even if you have previous experience, the introductory classes serve as a cornerstone for the future skills you learn. From there, you can move on to learn more advanced skills and concepts.
The delivery format for classes in the Graphic Design Bootcamp should also be considered as you decide which course to attend. Both in-person and online courses are led by a live instructor. AGI offers regularly scheduled live online courses which allow you to see the instructor’s screen, ask questions, and share your screen if you need assistance. You can also retake any course in the Graphic Design Bootcamp program at no cost if you need additional practice or if you don't end up using your new skills right away. All courses in the Graphic Design Bootcamp are offered at regularly scheduled dates, with most available every 30 to 45 days.
If you have questions or wish to talk with our staff regarding the Graphic Design Bootcamp, you can call us at 781-376-6044, reach us using online chat, or visit our Contact page for all options to reach AGI.