Online Graphic Design Course

Learn Graphic Design Online

Our online graphic design course is a comprehensive program that will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a graphic designer for both print and web design. After taking this course, you will be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and ready to pass the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Certification Exam for both industry-standard design applications.

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Hours of video instruction, including over 100 on-screen tutorials, will teach you how to create high-quality designs from concept to execution. You will explore design theory, color, typography, and layout as you learn the design techniques, methods, and processes used by today’s professional graphic designers.

Throughout the course, you will develop a well-rounded design portfolio by completing a series of design projects that are reviewed by your mentor, a professional graphic designer, who will provide one-to-one feedback to help you grow as a designer. With their assistance, you will learn what it takes to succeed as a graphic designer (whether as a freelance design professional or an entry-level production designer).

NYIAD created a must-do graphic design course for anyone who wants a career as a designer. I wish this course was available to me when I was starting out.
—Robert Mansfield, Design Director, Forbes Media

What you'll learn

After completing the Graphic Design course, you will be able to:

  • Master design processes required for production-level tasks.
  • Navigate and use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Develop and edit vector and raster assets.
  • Develop assets for industry standard print and web applications.
  • Recognize the tenets of a great design portfolio.
  • Develop your own design portfolio.
  • Pass the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification exam and earn these important industry credentials.

What you get

  • 24/7 access to expertly prepared online course materials — lessons and HD video
  • One-to-one feedback from a professional graphic designer as your mentor— there to help you improve
  • Access to a team of advisors — available by phone and email to answer all your questions
  • Up to 18 months to complete the course at your own pace
  • Access to our student forum — an online community to discuss courses, get answers to your questions, and share your work
  • 14 days to review the course risk-free — full refunds offered in first two weeks after enrollment
  • Graphic Design Certificate of Completion delivered upon graduation