How to learn graphic design
There are a number of ways to learn graphic design and work in a rewarding career. Graphic design is a skill that requires some formal training to improve your expertise and understand foundational concepts. American Graphics Institute (AGI) offers graphic design courses and graphic design certificate programs to help you get started.
In-Person or Online Graphic Design Courses
Standalone graphic design are a great way to dip your toes into the field and learn a thing or two along the way. You can attend live courses and workshops in a variety of graphic design topics, including:
- Graphic Design Principles
- Design Thinking
- UX Design
With more than 100 regularly scheduled courses available at AGI, you can find the graphic design class that best suits your interests. These courses are available in-person or online, with all classes being led by a live instructor.
Graphic Design Certificate Programs
You can learn online or in-person in the graphic design certificate program to help start or transition to a graphic design career. This 112-hour program can be taken either part- or full-time to accommodate your schedule, with full-time programs taking as little as four weeks to complete. The graphic design certificate program also provides access to a dedicated career counselor to help you find or advance your career once you finish your education, so you can enter the field with confidence.
Graphic Design College Degrees
You can obtain a college degree in graphic design, with programs that take between two and four years to complete. Associate's degrees typically take two years to finish if you're enrolled full-time, whereas you can expect a Bachelor's program to run at least four years. A formal Associate's or Bachelor's degree in graphic design can provide you with a comprehensive education—though the field is so dynamic that your education should always be ongoing as a graphic designer, and you can continue to advance your career with ongoing professional development classes.