Graphic and Digital Design, Certificate | Part time online | The New School | United States
3 months
7480 USD/full
7480 USD/full
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Today’s graphic, Web, and interactive designers must constantly adapt to new technologies and changing visual culture. Our graphic design program places you ahead of the curve. Courses enhance your basic skills in concept, type, layout, and color while providing training in industry-standard software.

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Students complete a total of six to eight courses: one core course (Graphic Design Basic Core) or three core courses (Color Theory, Graphic Design I, and Digital Graphics with Illustrator I), then five additional courses, including three electives.

What You’ll Gain

  • Basic design skills including concept, type, layout, and color
  • An understanding of the relationship between photography, type, color, and other elements that yield a legible, compelling composition
  • Training in industry-standard software
  • Fluency in the process of conceptualization, design development, and execution

How You'll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • In-person and online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
  • The ability to review course content and complete assignments at any time

Why The New School ?

Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) at The New School offers courses and programs led by practitioners at the top of their fields for learners of all ages. CPE extends The New School's progressive approach to education to working professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives by combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving and delivering immersive, transformative learning experiences. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design—a globally top-ranked design school—our faculty and industry experts impart the critical expertise students need to adapt to and advance in a constantly evolving world.

Programme Structure

Total Courses: 5 required courses plus a minimum of 3 electives

Courses include:

  • Color Theory
  • Graphic Design 
  • Digital Graphics with Illustrator 
  • Digital Imaging with Photoshop 
  • Graphic Design History


  • Students interested in visual communication
  • Graphic designers who want to master current best practices and software programs
  • Other design professionals who are interested in incorporating graphic design, illustration, multimedia design, and package design into their work
  • Digital designers and Web developers who need to learn the basics of graphic design and explore print formats

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Introductory courses for this certificate start on January 22nd and March 4th.




  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7480 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7480 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    7480 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7480 USD for the full programme during 3 months.

*Tuition rates for individual courses are subject to change over the course of your program


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