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Find the best Graphic Design certificates near you with a wide range of learning options available for all skill levels. Whether you are starting out and looking for an introductory Graphic Design class, advanced training, a certificate program, or a bootcamp, you’ll find conveniently located certificates near you. Choose from in-person certificates, or live online learning you can attend from anywhere. All American Graphics Institute Graphic Design certificates are led by live instructors.
American Graphics Institute (AGI) offers local Graphic Design certificates in select locations, as well as live online training you can attend from anywhere, and private Graphic Design training for groups and individuals. This includes in-person Graphic Design classes and workshops available at your office, or live on-line you can attend from any location - making it the ultimate Graphic Design certificate near you.
Graphic Design certificates: short-term and long-term options
You can choose from short-term Graphic Design workshops that are completed in a single day, multi-day Graphic Design classes, week-long bootcamps, or multi-week Graphic Design certificate programs. Choose a learning path based upon your goals, the skills you need to learn and your career objective. If you are uncertain as to which Graphic Design program is best for you, contact the experienced educational representatives at AGI for personalized guidance in selecting the right program. Call 781-376-6044 or use the chat option or contact form on this page.
Local Graphic Design certificates Near You
American Graphics Institute offers Graphic Design certificates to residents of all 50 states and internationally. You can attend certificates online, or travel to AGI’s locations in Boston or Philadelphia for in-person certificates.
Graphic Design Certificate Program
The Graphic Design Certificate program provides an opportunity to gain in-depth skills that go beyond a single class. Benefit from one-on-one advising, work on additional Graphic Design projects, and build a portfolio with guidance from AGI’s professional staff. You can also work with an experienced career counselor, who can assist you whether you are looking for a promotion with your current employer, or are looking for a new Graphic Design role. In the Graphic Design bootcamp program you can take many of the same courses as the Graphic Design certificate program, without career assistance and without the application requirements.
Graphic Design certificates near you for individuals
These live Graphic Design certificates provide a cost effective way to learn Graphic Design in small-group workshops and receive personalized attention. In these live classes you see the instructors screen, hear their voice, and are able to ask questions. Course materials and a headset with microphone are provided with your enrollment. If you prefer to be in the same classroom as an instructor, there are regularly scheduled live, in-person Graphic Design course dates and locations available in Boston or Philadelphia.
Graphic Design certificates near you for groups
For groups of three or more, private in-person Graphic Design courses are available locally. Graphic Design classes can be held on-site at your location, or training can be held off-site at a dedicated classroom space at one of our training centers.
Course Details for Classes Nearby
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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 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.
Photoshop Training Class - 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 for graphic design, marketing, or digital imaging, this class is a great starting point. This Photoshop course is led by a live instructor, as are all classes at American Graphics Institute.
Photoshop Class - Intermediate
This intermediate Photoshop class covers more advanced use of Photoshop's tools, filters, and layers used 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 automation features, such as 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, marketing sheets that can be shared in print or as PDF. In this InDesign course you'll discover how to efficiently create documents 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, 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.
Adobe Illustrator Class - Introduction
In this introduction to Adobe Illustrator class, you discover the tools that help you create professional quality artwork and illustrations. This Illustrator course 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.
Adobe Illustrator 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 design 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.
Digital Imaging 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.
About AGI's Graphic Design certificates Nearby
For more than 25 years, American Graphics Institute has been providing local Graphic Design classes, certificates, and bootcamps. AGI offers live courses at client sites near you, as well as live online training accessible from anywhere. The expert instructors are highly skilled Graphic Design professionals and are also experienced educators, helping others to learn new skills.
Choosing the right Graphic Design certificate
Although there are many options for learning Graphic Design, there’s a reason that American Graphics Institute is considered the top provider of Graphic Design certificates when looking for local Graphic Design training. This includes AGI’s expert instructors with many years of practical Graphic Design experience, as well as extensive skills and background in teaching Graphic Design.
There are Graphic Design training options of various durations, with shorter one-day and two-day courses and workshops, along with options for day and night courses. Longer-term bootcamp and certificate programs are also available for those wanting a more intensive, in-depth approach to learning new skills. This provides you with several options of different duration and cost beyond Graphic Design certificates.
If you are new to Graphic Design, you can benefit from the foundational, introductory Graphic Design course, which you can attend individually, or as part of a bootcamp or certificate program. Even if you have previous experience, but lack formal training in Graphic Design, the introductory class serves as a useful cornerstone. From there, you can move on to learn more advanced Graphic Design skills and concepts.
The delivery format for Graphic Design certificates should also be considered as you decide which course to attend. Both in-person and online courses are led by live instructors when taking a class with American Graphics Institute. AGI offers regularly scheduled live online certificates in which you can see the instructor’s screen, ask questions, and share your screen if you need assistance. You can also retake the Graphic Design courses at no cost if you need additional practice or if you don't end up using your new skills right away. These Graphic Design certificates are offered at regularly scheduled dates. If you prefer in-person learning, you can request an instructor to come on-site to your business or organization, or you can travel to one of AGI’s in-person training centers for your certificate
If you need guidance in selecting the best Graphic Design Graphic Design for you, or have questions about the program, our expert training consultants are available to help. Call us at 800-851-9237, reach us on chat, or use the contact form on this page.
In-Person Graphic Design certificates nearby
There are several options for in-person Graphic Design certificates near you. For those looking to provide certificates to the employees of corporations and organizations, AGI can have an instructor come on-site and deliver Graphic Design training at your location. This can be more cost effective than having a group travel to a classroom. Training can be delivered in a conference room or meeting space, and laptop computers can be supplied if needed. AGI also has access to nearby locations for off-site training that can be arranged for Graphic Design certificates for a group of employees.
Graphic Design certificates Online
If you want the ultimate nearby Graphic Design certificates, you can attend at home or from your office, without needing to travel. Your next live course is as close as your living room or office.
Live online Graphic Design certificates from AGI are interactive, with a live instructor and small group sessions, making it possible to get your questions answered in real-time, share your screen and projects for questions and feedback, and receive immediate input on your progress.
The American Graphics Institute sets the standard for live online classes. With more than a decade of experience in offering live online Graphic Design certificates, AGI has developed the process, infrastructure, and methods for effective online learning that is engaging, interesting and effective. Learn through explanations, demonstrations, and class projects you complete as well as through the ability to ask questions during the live class.
Graphic Design certificates are available for introductory through advanced topics. Those new to Graphic Design can attend foundation-level courses which provide the essential skills along with an on-ramp for additional learning, with advanced courses available as you progress, or for those with existing skills and experience.
With courses for beginners who need to learn the fundamentals of Graphic Design as well as advanced courses, bootcamps, and certificate programs, American Graphics Institute provides options for learners at all points in their careers. From those looking to start learning Graphic Design, to experienced professionals, AGI is a trusted resource for professional development.
Graphic Design certificates for All Ages and Skills
While most Graphic Design certificates are professional development training for adults, there are some separate Graphic Design programs for high school students. These programs provide career exploration while learning the tools used by professionals that work in design, marketing, and development roles. These programs are primarily offered during the summer, with some available after school hours during the academic year.
About Graphic Design certificates and Training
The regularly scheduled public Graphic Design certificates, courses, workshops, and seminars provide hands-on learning from expert instructors. Small classes with practical exercises and projects help you to quickly learn Graphic Design as it relates to your specific needs. Our instructors have extensive experience with the concepts, applications, and tools related to Graphic Design, and are experienced teachers. Instructors are reviewed after each course, and undergo continual professional development training and testing. Our full-time instructors pass the rigorous Certified Technical Trainer exam, and Adobe Certified Expert exams. Our instructors have been hired by Adobe to write their certification exams, and have developed official training courseware for both Adobe and Microsoft. In short, your local Graphic Design certificate is delivered by an expert.
Prerequisites for Graphic Design certificates enrollment
The introductory Graphic Design course requires no previous experience, and is available separately or as part of a bootcamp or certificate. The intermediate and advanced Graphic Design classes require that you have all skills covered in the introductory Graphic Design course. You can gain that Graphic Design experience through the introductory course, or through past work experience. We also recommend that you have the software applications used for projects and exercises as part of the Graphic Design courses. If attending Graphic Design classes online, no-cost, limited-time versions of apps are generally available and can be used for the class. At AGI’s training centers, all Graphic Design software and computers are provided.
Graphic Design certificate materials
When attending a Graphic Design course, you will receive an in-depth curriculum. Our instructors have authored more than 50 books on digital design, and you will receive a copy of one of our books or carefully selected course materials for you to have as reference following the class.
Locations For Graphic Design Certificate Programs Near You
Determining the best class to start learning Graphic Design
If you are just starting out with design and learning 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 design class to take, or how to best learn design skills, contact us for guidance in selecting the best course for your needs.
What you'll learn with Graphic Design classes
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 integration between Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. These courses teach the use of color, type, page layout. These courses 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 certificates
If your company, group, or organization are looking to learn Graphic Design, AGI offers custom certificates 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 certificates
If you are looking for a private Graphic Design certificate for your group or yourself, any Graphic Design course can be delivered as a private workshop. Complete the contact form on this page for private Graphic Design training or call 781-376-6044 to schedule a private course for you or your group, or to learn more about the best Graphic Design certificates to meet your learning objectives and budget.
Night and weekend Graphic Design certificates
In addition to the weekday classes, American Graphics Institute also offers weekend and night Graphic Design courses. There are certificate options listed within the course schedules, or contact AGI for upcoming night and weekend dates.
Graphic Design certificates near me
You can find Graphic Design certificates 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 certificates available from anywhere, there are many options for training, classes, workshops, certificates, and bootcamps. AGI can help you to choose the best options for learning Graphic Design that meet your location, schedule, learning preference, and budget while allowing you to attend Graphic Design certificates 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:
- Web pages
- Marketing Collateral
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
There are many jobs and careers that use Graphic Design including:
- Graphic Designer
- Graphic Artist
- Multimedia Designer
- Visual Designer
- Marketing Manager
- Corporate Communications Manager
- Public Relations Professional
- Book Designer
- Catalog Designer
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. 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 provides 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 training 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 worked 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.
Learn Graphic Design for a New Career
Graphic Design is the art of visual communication for sharing information, meaning, and emotion. Learning Graphic Design is an essential part of gaining Graphic Design skills. Those who learn Graphic Design and Graphic Design are able to define the aesthetics for projects using various elements including color, shape, size, form, space, and typography. Projects created by Graphic Designers range from store displays and advertisements to on-screen visuals used online, in television and broadcast.
A professional skilled in Graphic Design and Graphic Design can create media that supports a brand, build recognition, and creates an identity. Graphic Designers produce posters, bus wraps, billboards, logos, infographics, pamphlets, advertisements, window displays, menus, advertisements, and digital content.
To work on these projects, learning Graphic Design is an essential foundational skill. After learning Graphic Design, learning related tools and apps can help secure a Graphic Design job.
Why attend Graphic Design Training
Learning Graphic Design skills helps you to work more efficiently when producing design, marketing, and communication projects. Along with general design skills, learning Graphic Design helps you stand out when being considered for projects and assignments. You can put your newly learned skills to work defining the aesthetics for visual projects through the effective use of color, shape, size, form, space, and typography.
When you take Graphic Design classes you become a visual storyteller, able to execute on yours or your client’s vision to communicate their brand, identity, product or message. By learning Graphic Design you are then able to produce content including creative work displayed on posters, bus wraps, billboards, logos, pamphlets, advertisements, and even menus.
Graphic Design Related Certificate Programs
For those looking to build a set of skills that can be useful for a career, as well as creating a portfolio of completed projects, consider the Graphic Design Certificate.
The in-depth certificate program provides you with intensive coursework, in-depth projects, portfolio development, and career counseling to help build a career with Graphic Design skills. For a similarly comprehensive program without career guidance, consider these bootcamp programs: Video Editing Bootcamp, Premiere Pro Bootcamp, After Effects Bootcamp, Graphic Design Bootcamp.
Graphic Design Careers and Job Outlook
Graphic Design is used in roles across many different industries and in a variety of job roles. Creative service firms, digital agencies, and in-house marketing departments all hire skilled Graphic Design professionals. Learning Graphic Design provides a foundational skill for working in many of the careers across these organizations.
Skills with Graphic Design are easily transferable to a variety of other roles. Those with strong Graphic Design skills may consider gaining more specialized skills and working in the fields of user experience (UX) design or user interface (UI) design. Both of these are growing fields nationally, with job growth of nearly 6% expected over the next decade. With specialized skills and higher than average growth prospects, jobs in these fields command above-average compensation.
Because Graphic Design skills are used in digital agencies, advertising, marketing, and media, they are essential for anyone wanting to work in these fields. Learning Graphic Design is an important step in working in creative roles. These roles provide a solid career opportunity.
Average salaries for Graphic Design Jobs
Graphic Designer: $50,000
Creative Services Manager: $80,000
Production Artist: $60,000
Production Designer: $73,000
UI Designer: $73,000
Digital Marketing Specialist: $65,000
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