Key Information
Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
Graphic Design Certificate
InDesign in a Day
$975 18 Hours
$2,995 84 Hours
$325 6 Hours
Get a solid understanding of InDesign so you can create page layouts with type and graphics. In this class you’ll start with the basics and then move on to intermediate and advanced features. You’ll work on a variety of projects such as books, magazines, and advertisements... learning about paragraph/character styles, colors, master pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, tables, and more.
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.
Get up and running quickly with the fundamentals of InDesign: text, pictures and pages. You’ll soon be able to create page layouts, control typography, add photos, create/use colors, and more! If you want to learn InDesign in greater depth, check out our 18-hour Adobe InDesign Bootcamp.
Open to Beginners
Open to Beginners
Open to Beginners
185 Madison Ave, NYC or Live Online
185 Madison Ave, NYC or Live Online
185 Madison Ave, NYC or Live Online
Next start date: December 5–21, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–9pm
Other scheduling options Weeknights, weekdays, or weekends
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Next start date: Jan 9–Feb 17, Weekdays
Other scheduling options: Weekdays, weeknights, or weekends
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Next start date: December 5 & 7, Monday & Wednesday, 6–9pm
Other scheduling options Weeknights only
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Receive a Certificate of Completion
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
Payment Plan See our payment plan FAQ for more details
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.
Target Audience

This class is a good fit for:

  • Beginners without previous design experience who want to learn InDesign.
  • Marketers, publishers, and other professionals looking to add InDesign to their skill sets.
  • Designers who want to refresh on or learn InDesign for digital design.

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.
What You’ll Learn
  • Create layouts with text, color, & graphics
  • Import and style text & graphics
  • Create & apply color
  • Create short or long documents such as brochures, advertisements, magazines, books, etc.
  • Prepare your files for final output: printing or PDF
  • Create and edit paragraph/character styles to easily format and change text throughout a design
  • Use Master Pages to control the layout of multi-page documents
  • Work with Anchored Objects, Tables, Libraries, Find/Change, and more
  • 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.
  • Create layouts with text, color, and graphics
  • Import and style text & graphics
  • Create & apply color
  • Create a brochure and 2–page magazine ad
  • Prepare your files for final output: printing or PDF