Top Bay Area Graphic Design Courses

Find the perfect Graphic Design class for you in Bay Area. We’ve found 49 courses available in-person or live online with class duration ranging from 6 hours to 24 weeks and pricing ranging from $250 to $14,950.

  • Noble Desktop Graphic Design Certificate

    In this certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a graphic designer. Attendees start by learning industry-standard apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Students then learn and put into practice design fundamentals such as design theory, composition, typography, color, and more. During the program, students will work on multiple design projects including logos, social media graphics, album art, advertisements, and more. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career as a graphic designer and walk away with projects they can use in a portfolio to show prospective employers or clients. The program includes a free retake and several step-by-step workbooks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $2,995
    • 78 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe CC Graphic Design Bootcamp

    Adobe CC Graphic Design Bootcamp is a 5-day course that allows students to master the core skills needed to work in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. The curriculum is designed for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of Creative Cloud and how to utilize the Creative Cloud panel to later excel with more advanced content.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ One Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA
    • $1,995
    • 5 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Digital Design Certificate

    Become a well-rounded Digital Designer: Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, and Visual (UI) Design. Conquer the essential Adobe applications (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe XD); learn design concepts and theory; and develop several portfolio projects to showcase to employers or clients. This program includes 174 hours of hands-on training and 8 one-one-one mentoring sessions.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $3,995
    • 132 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Graphic Design Bootcamp

    In this 18-hour class, participants will learn about graphic design theory and practices as they work on a variety of design projects and get feedback to maximize design quality. Students will also learn about design theory, composition, typography, color, as well as other design elements. Students will work on multiple design projects including logos, social media graphics, album art, advertisements, and more. Attendees will walk away with projects they can use in a portfolio to show prospective employers or clients. The class includes a free retake and a slide deck with useful info, links, and tips & tricks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $1,295
    • 24 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
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  • Shillington School Graphic Design Course

    This course covers the fundamentals of design theory and popular software for graphic and UX design, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Figma.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $13,950
    • 3 Months
    • See provider
    • Beginner
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  • Sonic Training QuarkXPress (Quark) - Introduction/Intermediate

    This introductory-level QuarkXPress class will get you creating and editing page layouts effectively and efficiently. An overview of QuarkXPress basics, text and typography, and page elements are among the topics covered. You also discover how to perform advanced layout construction, deal with pictures, and export to PDF in this QuarkXPress course. This program includes free repeats within six months and courseware you can keep for reference later.

    In-person @ 1 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
    • $695
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • General Assembly UX Design Immersive

    This UX design course is designed to help individuals with little to no UX experience learn the common tools and concepts to launch their UX career. Through their blended learning model, students will be able to hone their UX design skills through 20 hours of introductory lessons, in-class project work, and though the support of a devoted career coach. Students in this course will start their UX journeys by learning the foundations and fundamentals in UX, like the design process, affinity mapping, rapid prototyping, and usability testing. As the course progresses, students will switch to UI foundations, design iteration and development, and best practices when working with a product team. The program concludes with UX's real-world implications, like working with clients and projects, as well as a final stage dedicated entirely to career planning and building your personal brand.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $14,950
    • 12 Weeks
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition Graphic Design For Social Media

    Graphic design skills are becoming increasingly essential with the rise of social media and digital advertising. This course teaches the fundamentals of graphic design for social media, with a focus on establishing brand identity, building customer loyalty, and creating messaging that works. Students will learn how to create templates, gifs and graphic elements to use on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
    • $315
    • 7 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Intermediate
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  • General Assembly UX Design Course

    This beginner UX course is a 40-hour in-person or online program aimed at giving students the fundamentals to succeed in the fast-paced field of UX. The course curriculum covers a range of important UX topics, including user experience research, content strategy, wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing. Students build skills quickly through GA's hands-on approach, and students will build experience with two of the most common platforms in the industry: Sketch and Invision. Graduates of the program walk away with a capstone project in addition to foundational skills required to start a career in UX design.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $3,950
    • 40 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • General Assembly Visual Design Course

    This visual design course is a flexible program meant to help individuals with little to no prior experience get exposure and learn how to create stunning digital products. Through their blended learning model, students will gain access to pre-learning and setup videos to hit the ground running. Students in this course will gain the ability to use visual techniques to guide influence customer emotions, communicate simple solutions, and center attention with layouts and patterns. This course will also give students a better understanding of using typeface to convey meaning, improve messaging, understand the psychology of color, and use visual communication best practices to make sure your message resonates with key stakeholders. This course is punctuated with a final project where students showcase their visual design knowledge through a production-ready mockup to be displayed on a dynamic web page.

    In-person @ 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA Also available online
    • $2,800
    • 32 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe Photoshop Core Skills: Level 1

    This introductory Photoshop course is meant to get students comfortable in the Photoshop interface while exercising new core skills in the process. Students can further their journey in mastering Photoshop by being introduced to selection tools, layering, and how to edit masks and channels. This course can help anyone strengthen their core skills and learn retouching, resolution, cropping, and adjusting color and tone.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ One Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA
    • $795
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe Photoshop Core Skills: Level 2

    This 2-day advanced Photoshop course is an builds off the beginner course and has students learning real-world 'tips and tricks.' Students will dive into more advanced concepts inspired by the Level 1 course to continue to build up their Photoshop skills.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ One Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA
    • $1,195
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Advanced
    • Free Retake
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