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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Training Connection Illustrator 2020 Advanced

    For those ready for the next level, this advanced course in Adobe Illustrator is a 2-day, in-person program that ensures mastery of this powerful tool. Through real-world projects and instruction from professionals in the field, students will learn advanced illustrator skills. These skills include: how to design infographics, create vector 3D art, work with typography, use Blending Modes, and navigate the Might Appearance Panel. By learning the proper workflows, students will learn how to maximize their use of Adobe Illustrator.

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

    This program gives students the ability to learn the basics of InDesign in one day. Using a series of five real-world projects, students will learn how to navigate the program and use it to create magazine ads, letters, print layouts, and magazine spreads. Having face-to-face instruction from professionals in the field ensures that students have real-time support as they learn the basics. Students will leave this program with the ability to use the basic features of Adobe InDesign.

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

    This fundamentals course in Adobe InDesign features face-to-face instruction from real professionals. Students will learn how to create publishing projects similar to what they would create in the real world, such as vector maps, letters, magazine ads, and more. Each unit of this course features a project deliverable, such as a magazine cover or multi-panel brochure. This 3-day program will give students a foundational understanding of how to use this publishing tool.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $1,195
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Training Connection InDesign 2020 Advanced

    This 2-day advanced course in Adobe InDesign uses face-to-face classes to teach advanced skills in InDesign. Students in this course will work with professionals who will teach them how to use the Wonka Bar menu to create tables and GREP to apply conditional formatting and build an index. You will also learn how to format a book, design a pitch deck layout, and create book cover art. Students in this course will complete ten projects giving them a professional portfolio to share.

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

    This single-day face-to-face course teaches the basics you need to use Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how to use the program to retouch images, create effects, and prepare images for print. Professional instructors will guide students as they learn Photoshop shortcuts, tools, and functions. All students will create a movie poster by the end of the day-long session.

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

    This 3-day course teaches foundational skills in Adobe Photoshop 2020. Taught by Photoshop professionals, students will learn how to create, edit, and manipulate images, composite graphics, and retouch photos. By the final day of the course, students will know how to use Photoshop to create a video workflow, add smart filters and special effects, and design assets for social media. The final project involves the conversion of an image from peaceful to frightening, using many of the program’s graphic editing features.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $1,195
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Training Connection Photoshop 2020 Advanced

    This advanced course in Adobe Photoshop 2020 will give students master-level skills. Students will learn techniques for color grading using curves, retouching, liquefication, displacement, and blending. They will practice working in perspective, creating lighting effects, compositing with color, and working with Adobe Camera Raw. This program relies on face-to-face instruction from experienced professionals to help students master the software.

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

    This 3-day fundamentals course in Adobe Premiere Pro gives an introduction to this video editing tool. Working with onsite professional instructors, students will begin with a survey of the tool’s capabilities and best practices for managing Premiere Pro projects. Each unit builds on that foundation, guiding students through ingesting tapeless media, handling rough cuts and three-point edits, adding transitions, adding video effects, and animating clips. The final unit teaches students how to finish a Premiere Pro project and export it for mastering.

    In-person @ 230 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    • $1,395
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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