Develop the technical skills needed for a creative career.
Graphic design is a fusion of technology, creativity and artistic principles employed for visual communication.
And it’s a growing industry in Texas, especially in Austin, with jobs expected to grow over 27% through 2028. Professional designers, creative directors, marketing specialists and communications professionals all need graphic design skills to be successful.
For the designers and creative directors, graphic design is the tool they use to define a brand, build a look, and communicate a wealth of information at a glance.
For marketing and communications professionals, the rise of social media has driven a constant need for fresh imagery. Being able to create and update their own visual assets can help them complete projects more quickly, making them more valuable to their organizations.
Whichever professional path you are on, our new Graphic Design Certificate Program will prepare you with the technical skills needed to put your creativity to work utilizing industry-standard software and design practices
This certificate program requires familiarity with specific aspects of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. UT's Informal Classes offers short courses in both programs that you may find beneficial.
There is also training available on adobe.com. Please ensure whatever training you complete meets the prerequisites stated on the certificate program page.