The Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design offered by Sessions College provides students with a comprehensive foundation in graphic design principles and techniques. Here's an overview of the program:

Program Overview:

  • The program is designed to be completed in two semesters, offering a focused curriculum to advance your creative career in graphic design.
  • Students gain a thorough understanding of color theory, typography, composition, and design principles, applying them using industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Emphasis is placed on current production methods and techniques, with students working on exciting projects such as poster design, magazine layout, identity design, and packaging design.

Program Curriculum:

  • The curriculum consists of 24 credits, covering essential topics in graphic design, including Photoshop, design foundations, drawing, Illustrator, logo design, InDesign, typography, and graphic design principles.
  • Courses are structured to provide a comprehensive understanding of graphic design principles and techniques, along with practical skills in design software and project execution.

Program Outcomes:

By completing the program, students develop competencies in:

  • Technology: Creating images and design layouts using industry-standard design software.
  • Art/Design Principles: Producing visually compelling work by applying knowledge of color, typography, and composition.
  • Design Process: Developing strategic and compelling designs for various audiences and social contexts.
  • Projects: Producing and presenting a range of professional graphic design projects, including graphics, posters, ads, logos, page layouts, and packaging.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design from Sessions College equips students with the skills and expertise needed to succeed in the dynamic field of graphic design, preparing them for diverse opportunities in the industry.

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.


Sessions College

Sessions College for Professional Design, founded in 1997, is a leading online education provider offering Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, and Certificates in diverse creative fields. Accredited by DEAC and Middle States Commission, the college emphasizes industry-relevant, project-based learning, serving a global community of adult learners from over 90 countries. Recognized for excellence in online education, Sessions College prepares students for successful careers in dynamic creative industries.

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