How long does it take to learn graphic design
Ready to learn graphic design and embark on a rewarding, creative career? If so, you may be wondering how long it will take you to learn the basics so you can get started in the field. The good news: You can acquire significant design skills in as little as one day with a workshop. Depending on the level of education you want to achieve, month-long certificate programs and multiple-year degrees are also available. We explain options to help you identify the best path for you:
Graphic Design Courses and Certificates
American Graphics Institute (AGI) offers both standalone graphic design courses and graphic design certificate programs to help you learn the basics and kickstart your career. Our courses are available both online (with a live instructor) and in-person at any of our campuses.
Many classes and workshops can be completed in a single day or two full days. A graphic design certificate program is longer and provides students with a more robust education on topics like illustration, editing, and design practices. This certificate is available both in-person or online with part-time and full-time options available. With full-time enrollment, a certificate can be completed in as little as four weeks.
Graphic Design Degree Options
Many colleges and universities also offer Associate's degrees and Bachelor's degrees in graphic design. With full-time enrollment, you can typically expect an Associate's degree to take about two years to complete—and a Bachelor's degree to take about four years.
Even once you've completed your formal graphic design education, it's important to understand that this is a dynamic field that changes frequently. With this in mind, the most successful graphic designers are always looking for new opportunities to learn!