Top Chicago Design Courses

  • General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive

    Launch a future-proof career designing digital experiences that power revenue, user loyalty, and product success. Distinguish yourself as a designer by compiling a portfolio to showcase solo, group, and client projects to employers based on UI design and Agile methodologies.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $16,450
    • 12 Weeks
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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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 the foundational skills required to start a career in UX design.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $4,500
    • 60 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • Noble Desktop Web Design Certificate

    In this 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 Figma. 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, WordPress to create websites and blogs, and the creation of marketing emails with HTML & CSS. 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
    • $4,995
    • 162 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • 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
    • 84 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop UX & UI Design Certificate

    Learn the essentials of engaging with the user, concept development, and prototyping for an optimal user outcome. Students develop the ability to analyze and share results with a real-world client in a customer-centered approach. Through the use of stunning designs created in Figma and Adobe XD, participants develop the finely tuned nuances of UX/UI.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $3,495
    • 132 Hours
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Video Editing Certificate

    Master video editing and build a demo reel to show employers. In this course, you'll learn video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, audio editing with Adobe Audition, and get started with motion graphics and animation with After Effects. You’ll gain an understanding of how these apps work together, as well as workflow strategies. Along the way, you’ll create projects that teach you Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects. In the final demo reel (portfolio) development course, you’ll create independent projects to showcase your newly-developed skills. This course comes with one-on-one mentoring sessions where you'll receive career advice and resume assistance.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $2,995
    • 78 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • General Assembly Visual Design Course

    Gain the vocabulary and tools to tackle diverse design challenges on the job. Kickstart your portfolio and create beautiful, responsive designs for the web. This course is offered in person and live online, in a remote classroom setting.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $3,500
    • 32 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
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  • Noble Desktop UI Design Certificate

    In this 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
    • $3,995
    • 120 Hours
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Ledet Training Adobe Video 501 - Adobe Video Professional Bootcamp

    Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Video Professional in this five-day beginner bootcamp. Curriculum covers two of Adobe’s flagship products: After Effects and Premiere. Using industry-standard tools and techniques, students use the platforms to create motion graphics and develop video post-production skills. Specific Premiere topics include project setup, title creation, editing techniques, multicam edits, storyboarding, and color correction. Specific After Effects topics include workflow management, dynamic text, color correction, motion techniques, and video tracking.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $2,199
    • 5 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Ledet Training Adobe Creative Cloud Print 501

    Master key aspects of the Adobe Creative Cloud in this three-day, beginner-level, hands-on course. Working with Photoshop, InDesign Illustrator, and Bridge, participants explore topics like imaging, painting, retouching, illustrating, adding color, using drawing tools, building documents, and working with text, styles, and graphics.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $1,499
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Ledet Training Adobe Creative Cloud Web 501

    Dive into the Adobe Creative Cloud in this three-day, introductory-level course. Students become proficient in key platforms like Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Flash. After a brief overview, the fast-paced curriculum moves on to workflow management, real-world techniques and tips, web development, site creation, and interactive elements. Fireworks topics include vector graphics, masking, and symbols; Photoshop topics include drawing, retouching, and feathering; Flash topics include panel groups, timeline, and merge functions; Dreamweaver topics include code navigation, design layout, and CSS/HTML starter pages.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $1,599
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Ledet Training Creative Design Bundle

    This intensive fifteen-day course allows participants to master some key Adobe concepts and functions. The Photoshop portion of this eight-course bundle helps participants master raster graphics and create stunning digital art. Students also explore some core Acrobat functions, like viewing, creating, manipulating, printing, and managing PDF files. InDesign, a desktop typesetting and publishing platform, enables users to create physical and digital marketing materials. Finally, in the Illustrator portion of this bundle, students work with vector graphics to design and edit projects.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $5,495
    • 15 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Ledet Training Adobe Video Production Premium Bootcamp

    Master the Adobe suite of After Effects, Premiere, and Audition in this intensive ten-day bootcamp. With Premiere’s video editing ability, After Effects’ graphics capability, and Audition’s (formerly Cool Edit Pro) mixing abilities, participants acquire the skills and knowledge they need to create stunning video using multiple print or digital canvases. Specific course topics include formatting a script, collaborating with others in a virtual environment, editing moving and still images, creating motion graphics, audio mixes, mobile-friendly websites, and color grading presets, and using other Adobe platforms, such as Media Encoder, Flash, SpeedGrade, and Photoshop.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
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    • 10 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • General Assembly User Experience Design Bootcamp

    This UX design bootcamp is a beginner-friendly 1-day workshop designed for individuals hungry to learn UX basics. In this hands-on workshop, students will work alongside experts to learn how humans engage with websites, discover who the key players are in the field of UX, and work through a design thinking exercise. Students will also practice various aspects of UX, including the design, research, sketching, and testing skills needed to succeed on any UX team.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $250
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • General Assembly Product Design Bootcamp

    This 2-day product design course is a beginner-friendly bootcamp designed for individuals aiming to learn the full scope of the product development and design lifecycle. In this hands-on bootcamp, students will be introduced to a range of sessions to provide students with a richer understanding of the product design journey. On day one, students learn UX fundamentals, story mapping, concept validation, storytelling methods, and more. Day two picks up with concept pitched, design fundamentals and heuristics, UI patterns, sketching, prototyping, prototype design, and testing, and concludes with student presentations.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $374
    • 14 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • Ledet Training Adobe Photoshop 101 - Photoshop Intro

    This 2-day program provides a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Photoshop. This course teaches students how to leverage Photoshop to create professional-quality images. Students will learn how to customize their Photoshop workspace and use Photoshop’s tools to edit, enhance, and augment graphics. Using Camera RAW and Adobe Bridge will also be included in the curriculum.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Ledet Training Adobe Photoshop 201 - Photoshop Advanced

    This 2-day program teaches advanced Adobe Photoshop skills. Using Photoshop’s tools, students will repair photos, work with selections and layers, and create special visual effects. Vector drawing and advanced compositing techniques are also included in the curriculum. Completion of this course will ensure that any professionals working with Adobe Photoshop will be able to unlock the tool’s full capabilities.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Advanced
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  • Ledet Training Open Source Section 508 Accessibility

    Create and manage accessible websites in this two-day, intermediate level Web Accessibility/Section 508 course. Developers, web designers, and other stakeholders learn Section 508 standards and the skills necessary for full compliance. Specific topics include understanding the need for compliance and accessibility, toolbars, navigation, image maps, multimedia, forms, tables, JavaScript accessibility, and a CSS overview.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
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  • Ledet Training Adobe Photoshop 210 - Photoshop for Photographers

    This two-day Adobe Photoshop course focuses on the needs of current and aspiring professional photographers. Sharpen your creative eye by using a number of technical add-ons and applying best practices for taking, editing, storing, and publishing images. Specific topics include setting monitor calibration and color preferences, resizing images, layering, using Puppet Warp and Content Aware-fill to customize images, using Levels to enhance color, contrast, and tone, converting color images to black and white, retouching, and publishing.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
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  • Ledet Training Adobe Photoshop 501 - Photoshop Bootcamp

    Master some core Adobe Photoshop concepts in this five-day beginner bootcamp. The curriculum focuses on industry standard techniques and tools for photographers, graphic artists, video post production professionals, and web designers. Specific topics include professional imagery, fully leveraging available tools, consistent color output, Photoshop integration, and workflow management.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $1,899
    • 5 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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