Key Information
Graphic Design Certificate
UX & UI Design Certificate (2021)
Motion Graphics Certificate
$2,995 84 Hours
$2,995
$3,495 93 Hours
Overview
Become a graphic designer. Learn about design, typography, photo retouching, vector graphics, and much more as you study Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Explore design concepts in a project-based Graphic Design Bootcamp, where you’ll work on designs for your portfolio to show prospective employers or clients.
Learn to design the UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) of websites and apps. From user research, to prototyping/testing, to creating visual designs in Adobe XD, and more, you’ll learn how to create effective and attractive designs.
Become a motion graphics designer. Learn motion graphics with animation and video editing (plus special effects) created in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. Then showcase what you’ve learned by creating a motion graphics demo reel.
Prerequisite
Open to Beginners
Open to Beginners
Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator. Basic knowledge of video timeline editing and basic design skills are helpful, but not required. 
Location
185 Madison Ave, NYC or Live Online
185 Madison Ave, NYC or Live Online
185 Madison Ave, NYC or Live Online
Schedule
Next start date: Jan 9–Feb 17, Weekdays
Other scheduling options: Weekdays, weeknights, or weekends
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Not currently scheduled
Next start date: Jan 17–Mar 10, Weekdays
Other scheduling options: Weekdays or weeknights
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Certification
New York-licensed Certificate Program
New York-licensed Certificate Program
New York-licensed Certificate Program
Free Retake Within 1 Year See our class policies for more details
Workbook Included
Courses Included (Certificates & packages only)
  • 18 HoursAdobe InDesign Bootcamp
  • 18 HoursAdobe Photoshop Bootcamp
  • 18 HoursAdobe Illustrator Bootcamp
  • 30 HoursGraphic Design Portfolio Bootcamp
  • 30 HoursUX Design Bootcamp
  • 6 HoursPhotoshop in a Day
  • 18 HoursVisual Design Portfolio Bootcamp
  • 12 HoursAdobe XD Bootcamp
  • 6 HoursIllustrator in a Day
  • 18 HoursPremiere Pro Bootcamp
  • 18 HoursAfter Effects Bootcamp
  • 18 HoursAfter Effects Advanced
  • 15 HoursMotion Graphics Portfolio Bootcamp
  • 18 HoursCinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp
  • 6 HoursMotion Graphics & Video Editing Industry
Payment Plan See our payment plan FAQ for more details
This program is eligible for our “pay-as-you-go” payment plan.
This program is eligible for our “pay-as-you-go” payment plan.
This program is eligible for our “pay-as-you-go” payment plan.
Financing See our Leif FAQ for more details
This program is eligible for 12-month financing through Leif.
This program is eligible for 12-month financing through Leif.
This program is eligible for 12-month financing through Leif.
Target Audience

This certificate program is for anyone who wants to learn design apps (such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), develop graphic design skills (learn about color, composition, etc), and start building their design portfolio. It’s a good fit for:

  • Those who want to get started as a graphic designer.
  • Anyone who needs to create graphics or marketing materials for businesses. Business owners, people in marketing, or anyone in a company that works with the creation of marketing materials can benefit from design skills. Better looking design can lead to more sales. Not having to hire outside design firms can speed up projects and give you more control.
  • Beginning designers who want to round out their technical skills (by getting better with the design apps) and improve their graphic design skills to be a better designer.
  • Designers who have been away from the design field for a while and want to get back to being hands-on with the design apps, update their skills, and create an updated portfolio of design work.

The UX & UI Design Certificate is for those seeking to learn industry-standard tools and skills for designing attractive, user-friendly apps and websites. This program is best suited for:

  • Those who want get started as a UX or UI (Visual) designer.
  • Designers who are looking to gain digital design skills for designing websites and apps.
  • Designers who have been away from the design field for a while and want to get back to being hands-on with today’s modern design apps, update their skills, and create an updated portfolio of design work.

The Motion Graphics Certificate is for those seeking to learn industry-standard tools and motion graphics skills for creating professional-grade animations and videos. This program is best suited for:

  • Individuals looking to start a career as a motion graphics designer/animator.
  • Designers looking to add animation and video to their current skill sets.
  • Marketing professionals looking to produce animated video content for campaigns.
What You’ll Learn
  • Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos & create graphics
  • Adobe InDesign to create page layouts with text & images
  • Adobe Illustrator to create vector graphics such as logos, icons, & more
  • Understand graphic design concepts & processes
  • Learn about the elements of design
  • Develop & expand your graphic design portfolio
  • Learn how to speak about your work and how to incorporate and evaluate critiques
  • Broaden your understanding of graphic design concepts and processes, both formal and conceptual
  • Upload your work to Adobe Portfolio (included with your Creative Cloud membership) to create your portfolio website.
  • Learn Adobe XD to wireframe/prototype ideas, and design graphics for web & UI design
  • Create wireframes and turn them into finished designs that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens
  • Understand user experience design practices & processes
  • Gain new skills with user research, prototyping, & testing
  • Conduct user testing on your prototype to gain feedback
  • Learn to design websites for mobile, and desktop
  • Learn Adobe Photoshop essentials for graphics creation and photo enhancement
  • Learn Adobe Illustrator for vector drawing (icons, graphics, etc.)
  • Apply design principles such as color, layout, and typography to webpages
  • Learn about visual conventions, standards, and trends
  • Use timeless animation principles to create interesting and dynamic animations
  • Motion graphics concepts, workflows, and best practices
  • Animate text, photos, video, add sound, and more in Adobe After Effects
  • Use After Effects to add animation to layered Photoshop or Illustrator files
  • Edit video and audio in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Make 3D models and animations with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Create unique animated videos to build your demo reel (portfolio)