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Graphic Design Summer Camp

Summer Design Course for High School Students in NYC

Students in the Graphic Design Summer Camp are taught the most powerful tools in graphic design: Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. 

The first section of the camp covers Adobe Photoshop. Students explore topics such as retouching photos, combining images, preparing graphics for the web, and more.

The next section covers InDesign comprehensively and includes creating page layouts with text, graphics, and multiple pages. Our young designers learn to style text, import photos + graphics, define/use colors, add multiple pages, and thread text frames (just to name a few skills.)

Lastly, students begin their mastery of Illustrator and create numerous graphics throughout the course. Expert instructors guide students through the use of standard drawing tools, the Pen tool, Type, Compound Paths, Effects, Layers, Masks, Patterns, Blends, and Colors.

Throughout this training, students work on a wide variety of projects to build a dynamic portfolio of work that any professional would be proud to claim as their own!

  • Small Classes
  • Computer Provided
  • Book included
  • Free Retake

Take this program as part of a certificate and save:

  • Student's subway poster design

    Subway Poster by Victoria Greiss

  • Student's project from graphic design course

    Brand Identity by Juliana Cooper

  • Book cover design by graphic design student

    Book Cover by Juliana Cooper

  • Album cover design by graphic design student

    Album Cover by Peter Lam

Learn Graphic Design & Create a Portfolio at Leading NYC Design School

The Graphic Design Certificate includes classes in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. Students will learn to design layouts, retouch photos, create vector graphics, and walk away with a portfolio.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you offer a payment plan for this course?

    Payment Plan

    This program is eligible for our payment plan. Select “payment plan” at checkout to enroll. A valid credit card must be on file for the duration of the program.

    • At checkout, you will only be charged a $250 non-refundable deposit which will be credited towards the last class in the program.
    • One week before the start date of each class in the program, you will be charged for that upcoming class.
    • You may be charged immediately for the first class if you sign up less than one week before the start date.
    • The total payments (including the $250 deposit) will equal the price of the program. There is no interest or additional fees.
    Take this course as part of a certificate program and save:
  • Can I take this course online (remote learning)?

    You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).

    How does attending “live online” work?
    • Students can attend this training remotely through screen sharing software (we use Zoom).
    • Participants can hear the instruction, ask questions, and even share their screen with the instructor.
    • For audio you can use your computer’s microphone/speakers or call a phone number that we’ll provide.
    • Classes are activity-based and taught by a live instructor, so we strongly encourage students who are local to the area to attend in person!
Instructor Demo

Learn, then Practice Teaching Method

Aspiring designers create professional-level work. First by watching a short instructor demo, then by practicing through step-by-step exercises included in our custom workbook.

Teacher Helping Student

Small Class Sizes & Individual Guidance

Our smaller class sizes allow for more one-on-one attention from expert instructors. Students are encouraged to ask questions in an intimate learning environment. 

Students Earn Certificates

Get A Jump Start

Walk away with an impressive and diverse portfolio of work. While most new designers are still scrambling to showcase their skills, our students are advised on the latest and greatest in design trends.