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Graphic Design & Video Editing Certificate for High School Students

Graphic Design & Video Editing Certificate for High School Students

Graphic Design & Video Editing Summer Certificate: Course Description

In this program, students will spend 2 weeks on graphic design and 2 weeks on video editing and motion graphics.

Students will gain familiarity with all the key Adobe tools used by graphic designers and video editors in this program and jumpstart their knowledge in each domain. 

In the first two weeks, students will learn to use Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop for graphic design. Students will learn the skills and tools they need to jumpstart their graphic design pursuits. 

In the following two weeks, students will learn to go beyond static design and make things move with video editing and motion graphics. Students will work on animation with After Effects and video editing with Premiere Pro, the industry-standard tools in their respective domains. 

Students will prior experience in graphic design looking to learn just video editing and motion graphics can take the 2-week video editing and motion graphics course

Schedule: Every weekday from 10 am — 1 pm for four weeks

  • Method of Delivery: Live Online. Live-streamed with the ability to ask questions and interact with instructor real-time. 
  • Prerequisites & Ages: No prior design experience is required.
  • Computer: Live online attendees should have their own Mac or PC. We will assist with any software setup prior to the course.

This course is delivered in partnership with Noble Desktop, a leading design and coding school in NYC with over three decades of experience.

Contact us for more information about this program.

More on Graphic Design, Video Editing, and Motion Graphics

Graphic Design

To get started in graphic design, you’ll want to learn the applications designers use, as well as design concepts such as typography, composition, color, etc. The core Adobe apps designers commonly use are:

  • Adobe Photoshop: Photoshop is the industry-standard photo editing app, but you can do a lot more with it than just manipulate photos. It’s very versatile and used by photographers, designers, videographers, and more to edit photos, create graphics, design websites, and build animated GIFs... just to name a few. Photoshop is one of the standard apps every graphic designer knows. You can use it to create graphics for many types of uses such as social media, web, emails, video, and print. The graphics can contain photos, text, logos, icons, etc. Photoshop can open and export a wide variety of graphic file formats, so you can use it across many industries.

  • Adobe InDesign: From long documents (such as books and magazines) to short documents (such as brochures and business cards), InDesign is perfect for creating layouts that combine text and graphics. InDesign is ideal for creating designs that will be printed but can also be used for digital output such as eBooks, PDF, and more.

  • Adobe Illustrator: Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics and illustration app. Designers and illustrators use it to create logos, web graphics, fashion designs, product packaging, and so much more. Even if you can’t draw things by hand, there’s still a lot of things you can do with Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator's applications include drawings, logos, icons, web graphics, social media, product packaging, and fashion design.

Video Editing 

Video editors cut, move, and manipulate videos to create a completed video product. They put together video, photos, and layouts that emphasize the content of the photo itself, rather than the design of the layout being used. Basic stop-motion animation also falls within the video editing category. The key tools for video editing are Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro. In this course, students will learn to edit video using Adobe Premiere Pro. 

Motion Graphics

Motion graphics is about enhancing a multi-layered design through movement. For example, a motion graphics artist might create a beautiful layout, and then highlight each aspect of that layout in a specific sequence by manipulating individual elements in a way that brings the design to life. In this course, students will learn to create motion graphics using Adobe After Effects, a commonly used application for motion graphics professionals. 

Graphic Design & Video Editing Certificate for High School Students Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Prior design experience is not required.

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