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Graphic Design Courses Near Me
Find the best Graphic Design courses 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 courses near you. Choose from in-person courses, or live online learning you can attend from anywhere. All American Graphics Institute Graphic Design courses are led by live instructors.
American Graphics Institute (AGI) offers local Graphic Design courses 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 course near you.
Graphic Design courses: 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 courses Near You
American Graphics Institute offers Graphic Design courses to residents of all 50 states and internationally. You can attend courses online, or travel to AGI’s locations in Boston or Philadelphia for in-person courses.
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.
Popular Graphic Design Courses Near You
Graphic Design courses near you for individuals
These live Graphic Design courses 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 courses 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 Graphic Design Classes Nearby
Choose any of the options for local Graphic Design Classes 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 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.
In this graphic design class focused on typography, learn to communicate more effectively with type. Fill in the gaps in your typographic knowledge and learn how to “see” type like you’ve never seen it before. Every creative professional regardless of specialty can benefit from understanding typography. This typography course is available as a live online class, at our training centers, or on-site. Typography classes are also available for groups or teams.
UX Design course
In this UX class, participants learn the core principles of digital product design, and through a project-focused workshop, participants learn all stages of user experience design. It starts with determining UX strategy, moving into user research, discovering user scenarios, building user personas, and developing an information architecture (IA).
Once the structure of the content has been prioritized, participants sketch and prototype their design. All along the way, iteration and testing are implemented so as to learn how to incorporate feedback from others.
This UX design class provides a strong foundation for creating user-centered designs, whether in web design, app design, interface, or product design.
UX prototyping training
Learn UX Prototyping skills in this live UX class led by an expert in the user experience design field. Participants discover how to efficiently create, share, and test concepts, designs, and structures for websites and apps through the rapid prototyping UX design process. 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 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.
InDesign course - Advanced
Move from proficiency to mastery with this advanced InDesign course. Created for graphic designers and digital marketers ready to explore the exceptional capabilities of InDesign, participants learn how to leverage templates, use advanced color features, create interactive documents, and share using digital publishing options. This two-day InDesign course teaches advanced skills and techniques to those who have an understanding of all topics covered in the introductory and intermediate InDesign training courses.
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 a comprehensive workshop that starts with introductory skills and the foundations for creating documents and progresses into working with more complex layouts and longer format publications. Whether you are looking to create documents for print or digital distribution, the InDesign bootcamp provides the skills needed to work efficiently. 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 for creating pages, importing text and graphics, and building layouts, and end the week with a full set of experience using productivity enhancing capabilities such as text and object styles, as well as adding interactivity, and creating digital documents. This InDesign course provides a solid foundation for anyone who needs to work regularly with InDesign, or is creating longer documents such as books, magazines, and catalogs, as well as anyone working with more complex layouts that require consistency. This course is also useful for graphic designers and marketing professionals who wants to make sure they are working the most efficiently with InDesign, as it emphasizes functionality that makes you more productive and automates repetitive work.
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 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 Class - 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.
About AGI's Graphic Design courses 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 course
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 courses 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 courses.
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 courses 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 courses 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 courses 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 course
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 courses nearby
There are several options for in-person Graphic Design courses near you. For those looking to provide courses 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 courses for a group of employees.
Graphic Design courses Online
If you want the ultimate nearby Graphic Design courses, 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 courses 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 courses, 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 courses 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 courses for All Ages and Skills
While most Graphic Design courses 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 courses and Training
The regularly scheduled public Graphic Design courses, 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 course is delivered by an expert.
Prerequisites for Graphic Design courses 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 course 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 Regularly Scheduled Graphic Design Classes Near Me
AGI offers live, in-person Graphic Design courses near you in these cities. These small group Graphic Design classes take place with the instructor in the same classroom with you, or attend live online.
Locations For Graphic Design Classes Near You
In addition to regularly scheduled local Graphic Design classes, AGI also offers on-site Graphic Design courses near you, available locally at your office or you can attend live online. Group off-site training is also available, we can arrange a classroom space and deliver Graphic Design classes near you. Local Graphic Design courses are available in these locations:
Graphic Design Courses GSA
American Graphics Institute offers [Graphic Design] Classes under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y. As a GSA contract holder, Graphic Design training GSA pricing for federal agencies is available for both private and public Graphic Design workshops. Contact an American Graphics Institute representative for additional information or to register with GSA pricing for Graphic Design courses.
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 courses
If your company, group, or organization are looking to learn Graphic Design, AGI offers custom courses 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 courses
If you are looking for a private Graphic Design course 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 courses to meet your learning objectives and budget.
Night and weekend Graphic Design courses
In addition to the weekday classes, American Graphics Institute also offers weekend and night Graphic Design courses. There are course options listed within the course schedules, or contact AGI for upcoming night and weekend dates.
Graphic Design courses near me
You can find Graphic Design courses 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 courses 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 courses 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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