Top Chicago Design Courses

Find the perfect Design class for you in Chicago. We’ve found 106 courses available in-person or live online with class duration ranging from 3 hours to 12 weeks and pricing ranging from $99 to $14,950.

  • 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
    • 102 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • 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 @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $14,950
    • 12 Weeks
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Noble Desktop Web & Visual Design Certificate

    In this 120-hour certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a web designer and front-end web developer. Students will learn to build webpages with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code, design webpages with Sketch, and review visual design concepts and best practices. Participants will learn developer tools such as Git to collaborate with developers, modern web technologies such as Flexbox, Grid, and Bootstrap to efficiently create responsive websites, and how to build HTML emails. Attendees will develop their own portfolio site and learn the design and coding skills needed to start a career in web design. The program includes a free retake and several step-by-step workbooks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $4,995
    • 120 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Web Design Certificate

    In this 90-hour certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a website designer and front-end web developer. Students will learn to build webpages with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as how to design webpages with Sketch. Participants will learn developer tools such as Git to collaborate with developers, modern web technologies such as Flexbox, Grid, and Bootstrap to efficiently create responsive websites, and how to build HTML emails. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career in web design. The program includes a free retake and each course includes a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $3,800
    • 90 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Graphic Design Certificate

    In this 72-hour 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
    • 72 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Visual Design Certificate

    In this 96-hour certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a well rounded digital designer, capable of designing websites, logos, social media graphics, and more. Attendees start by learning industry-standard apps such as Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Students then learn and implement design fundamentals such as design theory, composition, typography, color, web design standards, and more. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career as a visual 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
    • $3,495
    • 84 Hours
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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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 @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 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 @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $2,800
    • 32 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • Training Connection After Effects 2020 Fundamentals

    In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of Adobe After Effects. This 3-day program will teach students how to use many of Adobe After Effects’ basic features. Intended for graphic and video professionals, this course covers will prepare students to work with masks, 3D motion graphics, animating 2D text, and dynamic workflows. Taught by professionals in a face-to-face environment, students will gain skills through hands-on projects and real-time collaboration.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $1,395
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Training Connection After Effects 2020 Advanced

    Novice users of Adobe After Effects can expand their skills by taking this 2-day course. This course teaches students more advanced functions, such as camera workflows, compositing techniques, particle effects, color grading, and keying techniques. Students will learn from professionals in a face-to-face environment, giving them real-time support and the opportunity to collaborate. This program is intended as a follow-up to the fundamentals course and will provide students a more advanced skill set.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $895
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
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  • Training Connection Illustrator 2020 Quickstart

    This 1-day beginner class will give students the skills they need to begin using Adobe Illustrator. Intended for aspiring graphic designers and marketers, this course will teach students the basics of this software. Students will learn how to use the Pen Tool, work with vector graphics, design icons, and export their work to the web. With in-person instruction from professionals, students will quickly gain the confidence to use this powerful tool.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $495
    • 1 Day
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Training Connection Illustrator 2020 Fundamentals

    This 3-day fundamentals course will teach students to use Adobe Illustrator effectively. Guided by professionals in a face-to-face learning experience, students will learn how to design icons, use swatches and complex shapes, and create vectors and multiple graphic elements. Students will also learn how to use the Pathfinder Panel and WARP Tools. Real-world projects will give students relevant skills that they can immediately use.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $1,195
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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