Learn design applications including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Then develop a comprehensive understanding of graphic design concepts and processes, allowing you to create great-looking modern designs, and expand your portfolio.
Learn to Design
Learn about composition, typography, color, and more
Retouch Photos & Create Vector Graphics
Learn to create and edit photos & graphics
Create a Portfolio
Walk away with designs to show to prospective employers
The Graphic Design Certificate includes classes in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and our project-based Graphic Design Fundamentals. You’ll learn to design layouts, retouch photos, create vector graphics, and walk away with a portfolio to show to prospective employers.
“Already working in the graphic design industry, this class was a great refresher course and helped me to remember why I chose to pursue graphic design as a career.”
Art Department Supervisor, Sherman Specialty
Learned key design concepts and processes in Graphic Design Fundamentals
“I have been inefficiently fooling around with Photoshop, usually feeling intimidated by the program, for years. In just three days, I have learned to edit my photos with confidence. Noble Desktop rocks. Now I am ready to tackle Illustrator...”
Learned photo editing and graphics creation in Adobe Photoshop
“I was worried coming into the class about being left behind in the instruction as design classes tend to be fast paced. The instructor, Michele, was extremely personable and patient; I especially liked the comfortable atmosphere of the classroom, and the overall flow of the class was very organized and professional. Clean presentation, great work materials.”
Photo Studio Assistant, The Real Real
Attended the beginner to intermediate Photoshop course
“Illustrator was my third class at Noble, and they just get better and better. Michele is an excellent instructor; articulate, knowledgeable, and most important patient. Noble's teaching method makes it easy to learn. I am sorry I waited so long to take the class. Thank you Noble and Michele!”
President, JakDesign, Inc
Attended Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator courses with Noble
“I knew InDesign was a program I would need help to understand. After this class, I don't only understand it, I feel quite comfortable with it. I seriously cannot believe I learned so much in such little time!”
The Bowery Mission
Took the Adobe InDesign course
“This class was very comprehensive for three days -- I learned so much about Illustrator! The instructor was perfect: knowledgeable, attentive, and dynamic, delivering rather dry material with a sense of humor and fun. I'd recommend Noble Desktop courses to anyone.”
“Noble is great! They cover what you need to know in order to advance your understanding of the programs. I've taken 2 courses there and have walked away confident that I can immediately incorporate the software into my daily workflow!” Michael Steinhofer, Sr. Graphic Designer
InDesign layout used in class
Create Portfolio Projects
By completing the Graphic Design Certificate you’ll also create projects to add to your portfolio. Work on real-life designs such as a logo, your choice of print or digital cover art and poster designs, social media graphics, and more!
Student creating a graphic design portfolio
Flexible Schedule & Payment Options
We offer flexible scheduling and payment options for the Graphic Design Certificate. Take the classes part-time or full-time; weekdays, weeknights, or Saturdays. You’ll be billed throughout the certificate as you take each class, so you won’t be charged upfront.
Flexible scheduling available for graphic design certificate