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Graphic Design Certificate

Graphic Design Courses in NYC

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 to Design

Learn about composition, typography, color, and more

Create Graphics

Retouch Photos & Create Vector Graphics

Learn to create and edit photos & graphics

Create a Portfolio

Create a Portfolio

Walk away with designs to show to prospective employers

  • 72 Hours
  • Small classes
  • Books Included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$3900 $2995 Policies

NYC

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to retouch photos in Photoshop
  • Create page layouts in InDesign
  • Use Illustrator's drawing tools to create graphics and logos
  • Understand graphic design concepts and processes
  • Create projects to add to your portfolio
View full syllabus

Graphic Design Certificate Class Syllabus

Graphic Design Concepts & Practices
Elements of design
Typography
Color
Layout
Information Hierarchy
Industry standard design apps: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Adobe InDesign: The industry standard for Page Layout
Create layouts with text, color, and graphics
Create multi-page documents such as brochures, books, magazines, and more
Prepare files for final output, such as a print or PDF
Adobe Photoshop: The industry standard for Photo Retouching
Retouch photos, create graphics, and more
Adjust color, contrast, and more
Prepare images for use on the web or in print
Adobe Illustrator: The industry standard for Drawing, Logos, and Graphics
Create graphics: logos, icons, patterns, packaging, and more
Draw vector graphics for web and print
Create a Portfolio
Use InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to produce designs
Create projects such as logos, social media graphics, stationery, book/eBook covers, album art, event posters, and email announcements
  • Student's subway poster design

    Subway Poster by Victoria Greiss

  • Student's project from graphic design course

    Brand Identity by Juliana Cooper

  • Book cover design by graphic design student

    Book Cover by Juliana Cooper

  • Album cover design by graphic design student

    Album Cover by Peter Lam

Courses in the Graphic Design Certificate Program

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
  • Create layouts with text, color, and graphics.
  • Create multi-page documents.
  • Prepare your files for final output, such as a print or PDF.
Adobe InDesign Bootcamp details 
Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp
  • Learn to retouch photos, create graphics, and more.
  • Improve your images by adjusting color, contrast, and more.
  • Learn how to prepare images for use on the web or in print.
Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp details 
Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp
  • Learn how to create many different types of graphics: from logos to patterns, from packaging to type, and much more.
  • Learn how to use the Pen tool with our drawing templates. They will help you through the process of creating digital drawings.
  • Learn to create vector graphics for both web and print.
Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp details 
Graphic Design Fundamentals
  • Broaden your understanding of graphic design concepts and processes, both formal and conceptual.
  • Understand the elements of design and enhance your skill as a designer.
  • Develop and expand your portfolio.
Graphic Design Fundamentals details 

Learn Graphic Design & Create a Portfolio

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.”

    Kristine Seubert

    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...”

    Michelle Ganon

    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.”

    Charles Mott

    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!”

    Jill Korostoff

    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!”

    Susana Piscitiello

    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.”

    Jennifer Clark

    Attended the Adobe Illustrator class

Learn Graphic Design Applications

“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

Register for Graphic Design Certificate

$3900 $2995 Policies

NYC