Compare Design Certificates

Which Design Certificate is right for you? This tool allows you to compare our Design certificates with the important information you need to make the right decision.

Key Information
Graphic Design Certificate
UX & UI Design Certificate (2021)
Motion Graphics Certificate
$2,995 84 Hours
$2,995
$3,495 102 Hours
Overview
Begin your journey as a professional graphic designer by learning the essential skills and tools used by industry experts. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and create a stunning portfolio to showcase your talent to potential employers or clients.
Learn the fundamentals of UX and UI design, including user research, prototyping, and visual design in Adobe XD, as well as gain proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, in this comprehensive NY State Authorized certificate program.
Learn motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop your skills in animation, video editing, and special effects, and create a motion graphics demo reel to showcase your work to potential clients or employers.
Prerequisite
Open to Beginners
Open to Beginners
Open to Beginners
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: May 20–Jun 28, Weekdays
Other scheduling options: Weekdays, sundays, or evenings
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Not currently scheduled
Next start date: Apr 24–May 31, Weekdays
Other scheduling options: Weekdays or evenings
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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
  • 24 HoursMotion Graphics & Video Editing Portfolio Development
  • 18 HoursCinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp
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. 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.
  • 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 or 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)

Enroll in an Upcoming Design Certificate Course

November 2023
November 27–January 5
Weekdays 10–5pm EST
$2,995
84 Hours

Begin your journey as a professional graphic designer by learning the essential skills and tools used by industry experts. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and create a stunning portfolio to showcase your talent to potential employers or clients.

December 2023
December 4–January 10
Weekdays 10–5pm EST
$2,995
84 Hours

Begin your journey as a professional graphic designer by learning the essential skills and tools used by industry experts. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and create a stunning portfolio to showcase your talent to potential employers or clients.

January 2024
January 8–February 16
Weekdays 10–5pm EST
$2,995
84 Hours

Begin your journey as a professional graphic designer by learning the essential skills and tools used by industry experts. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and create a stunning portfolio to showcase your talent to potential employers or clients.

January 16–February 23
Weekdays 10–5pm EST
$3,495
102 Hours

Learn motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop your skills in animation, video editing, and special effects, and create a motion graphics demo reel to showcase your work to potential clients or employers.

January 21–May 5
Sundays 10–5pm EST
$2,995
84 Hours

Begin your journey as a professional graphic designer by learning the essential skills and tools used by industry experts. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and create a stunning portfolio to showcase your talent to potential employers or clients.

January 23–June 6
Evenings 6–9pm EST
$3,495
102 Hours

Learn motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop your skills in animation, video editing, and special effects, and create a motion graphics demo reel to showcase your work to potential clients or employers.

January 30–April 30
Evenings 6–9pm EST
$2,995
84 Hours

Begin your journey as a professional graphic designer by learning the essential skills and tools used by industry experts. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and create a stunning portfolio to showcase your talent to potential employers or clients.

February 2024
February 20–March 29
Weekdays 10–5pm EST
$2,995
84 Hours

Begin your journey as a professional graphic designer by learning the essential skills and tools used by industry experts. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and create a stunning portfolio to showcase your talent to potential employers or clients.

March 2024
March 4–April 5
Weekdays 10–5pm EST
$3,495
102 Hours

Learn motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop your skills in animation, video editing, and special effects, and create a motion graphics demo reel to showcase your work to potential clients or employers.

April 2024
April 1–May 10
Weekdays 10–5pm EDT
$2,995
84 Hours

Begin your journey as a professional graphic designer by learning the essential skills and tools used by industry experts. Gain hands-on experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and create a stunning portfolio to showcase your talent to potential employers or clients.

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