Multimedia & Design Programs Show Descriptions

Business Marketing Design

Course CPD174  |  360 hours, 9 months  |  Cohort  |  $6,500  |  Course Details  |  Register

The online Business Marketing Design Certificate programs help students develop essential skills in branding, advertising, and promotional design that can enhance your small business or build your corporate client base. The Professional Certificate program gets you started with skills in visual design including advertising and brand identity.

Course topics in the Professional Certificate program include training in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, marketing and advertising, and corporate identity design. Advanced Certificate students expand on these skills with focused work in visual design concentrations of their choice. Your portfolio at the end of the program will showcase your marketing-oriented design work to potential clients and employers.

Digital Arts

Course CPD171  |  360 hours, 9 months  |  Cohort  |  $6,500  |  Course Details  |  Register

The online Digital Arts Certificate programs help you build creativity and technique in traditional drawing and digital illustration. Digital imaging software, color theory, traditional drawing, and digital illustration techniques are all explored at the Professional Certificate level. When you complete a Digital Arts online college certificate program, you will have a portfolio of creative work.

 The Professional Certificate program features basic and advanced training in Adobe Illustrator that addresses Illustrator's learning curve and helps you create sophisticated vector graphics and vector drawings. Students also take traditional drawing classes and digital illustration classes that refine their illustration skills in a range of styles and media. Advanced Certificate students take these skills a step further with concentrations in digital photography, fine arts, or other visual arts disciplines. 

Digital Illustrator using Adobe Illustrator

Course CPD161  |  90 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool used to create illustrations, logos, and graphics for print and the Web. In this three-module Intensive program Digital Illustration using Adobe Illustrator, you'll master the essentials of Illustrator, explore advanced features such as gradient meshes, symbols, and graphic styles, and explore how a professional illustrator approaches creating editorial illustrations, icons, retro poster designs, among other projects.

The program consists of three courses: Illustrator Basics, Illustrator Advanced, and Digital Illustration Advanced. You'll build a foundation in Illustrator and learn techniques used by professional illustrators and designers.

Digital Imaging using Adobe Photoshop

Course CPD160  |  90 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

Adobe Photoshop is an essential image manipulation tool for print design, Web design, and photography. In this three-module Intensive program Digital Imaging using Adobe Photoshop, you'll master the fundamentals of Photoshop, learn how to perform color corrections to improve your images, and build proficiency in advanced techniques such as photo-realistic painting and illustration effects.

The program consists of three courses: Photoshop Basics, Color Correction, and Photoshop Advanced. You'll build a foundation in Photoshop and learn techniques used by professional designers and image editors. 

Digital Photography Studio

Course CPD165  |  90 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

Taking professional digital photographs is an important skill for any digital artist or designer today. In this three-module Intensive program Digital Photography Studio, you'll cover the fundamentals of lighting, perspective, and set up, and learn how to approach typical photo shoot assignments ranging from portraits and product shots, to indoor and outdoor locations, and more. You'll also delve into image correction, retouching, compositing, and printing of photographs and explore how the pros use Adobe Lightroom to manage their photography workflow.

The program consists of three courses: Digital Photography I, Digital Photography II, and Digital Photography using Lightroom. You'll build a foundation in how to shoot and edit digital images and manage your images efficiently and effectively in Photoshop and Lightroom. 

Digital Video Studio

Course CPD166  |  90 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

Digital video editing and production has become an in-demand skill for digital designers. In this three-module Intensive program Digital Video Studio, you'll learn how to produce and edit video, mastering the basics of setting up video shoots and editing them for continuity and storytelling. A module on Adobe After Effects explores how to create title sequences and motion graphics effects for your movies.

The program consists of three courses: Digital Video Editing I. Digital Video Production, and After Effects I. You'll build a foundation in digital video making and learn techniques used by professional video editors and producers. 

Fine Arts

Course CPD175  |  360 hours, 9 months  |  Cohort  |  $6,500  |  Course Details  |  Register

The Fine Arts programs provide you with a foundation in art theory and technique all in the flexible environment of an online art school. You will gain experience that can complement an art or design career or simply enrich an appreciation of fine art. The Fine Arts Certificate program lays a foundation in drawing, digital photography, and painting with a variety of exciting art courses.

Course topics in the Certificate program include pencil and charcoal drawing, color and mixed media drawing, figure drawing, digital SLR photography techniques, eras and themes in art history, paint color mixing, and still life oil painting. In the Advanced Certificate, you can add concentrations to your program that increase the depth and breadth of your visual arts studies.

Fine Arts Studio

Course CPD168  |  90 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

The ability to represent the world through observation and drawing is still a valued asset in artists today. In this three-module Intensive program Fine Artist Studio, you'll learn how to draw and paint using critical concepts of line, mass, form, perspective, value, and composition and capture the human figure with its many intricate variations.

The program consists of three courses: Drawing I, Figure Drawing, and Painting I. You'll build a foundation in traditional techniques for drawing and painting, getting detailed feedback on how to develop professional artist techniques.

Graphic Design

Course CPD169  |  360 hours, 9 months  |  Cohort  |  $6,500  |  Course Details  |  Register

Our online Graphic Design Certificate programs are designed to get you started in this fun and fast-paced design industry. Stay on the cutting edge with a Graphic Design Certificate that will enable you to build a body of creative projects that showcase your talents. The online Professional Certificate program builds a foundation in design theory and software that challenges you to create logo designs, poster designs, and work in other key areas of the field. With online graphic design courses that focus on creativity and technique, beginning and advanced students alike can sharpen their skills.

Course topics in the online Professional Certificate program include digital design, fundamentals of typography and the letterform, logo design, page layout and magazine layout, and poster design. Advanced Certificate students build on the Professional foundation with additional graphic design courses in print design, brand identity, or other concentration areas with classes in print production, advanced typography, packaging design, and more.

Multimedia Arts

Course CPD172  |  360 hours, 9 months  |  Cohort  |  $6,500  |  Course Details  |  Register

The Multimedia Arts Professional Certificate program gets you started with a visual design, motion theory, software, and Web scripting foundation and builds your comfort in shooting and editing video. At the end of the program, you will have developed a portfolio of highly engaging and interactive multimedia pieces.

Course topics in the Professional Certificate program include training in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects alongside motion theory, digital video editing, digital video production, and motion graphics. Advanced Certificate students can apply these skills to additional projects in animation and digital media concentrations such as Flash Design and Game Art.

Multimedia Design using Adobe Flash

Course CPD164  |  90 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

Adobe Flash is a powerful vector-based design tool used to create everything from simple animations to Web sites and video interfaces. In this three-module Intensive program Multimedia Design with Adobe Flash, you'll learn how to create artwork in Flash and build interactivity into your designs using animation techniques, 3D rotation, navigation buttons, video, and ActionScript 3 techniques. A special module will focus on creating convincing animations using frame by frame techniques and tweening.

The program consists of three courses: Flash Basics, ActionScript for Designers, and Flash Animation. You'll build a foundation in Flash and learn techniques used by professional multimedia designers and animators.

Page Layout using Adobe InDesign

Course CPD162  |  180 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

Adobe InDesign is an in-demand layout tool used to design publications for print and electronic distribution. In this three-module Intensive program Page Layout using Adobe InDesign, you'll gain a thorough knowledge of InDesign's capabilities from using master pages, importing and manipulating objects, and controlling text flow and style, to advanced digital publication and productivity features. The program has a special focus on using Adobe InDesign to prepare designs for print, managing the phases of the production workflow.

The program consists of three courses: InDesign Basics, Print Production, and InDesign Advanced. You'll build a foundation in InDesign and learn techniques used by professional designers and page layout artists.

Web Design

Course CPD170  |  360 hours, 9 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $6,500  |  Course Details  |  Register

The Professional Certificate program focuses on visual design fundamentals, software, and standards-based Web page coding in HTML and CSS, including HTML5 and CSS3. Your Web design portfolio at the end of the certificate program will include published Web sites that showcase your front-end visual designs and your coding skills.

Course topics in the Professional Certificate program include coding in HTML5 and CSS3, developing Web sites with Adobe Dreamweaver, creating Web site mood boards, designing Web graphics, and building interactivity with JavaScript and jQuery. Advanced Certificate students take these skills to the next level with advanced Web courses, Flash design, or other concentrations with topics in ActionScript 3.0, e-commerce design, Internet marketing, and more. 

Web Design Coding Studio

Course CPD167  |  180 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

Hand-coding using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is an essential area of skill for any Web Designer. In this three-module Intensive program Web Design Coding Studio, you'll learn how to create and Web pages using HTML and CSS, and make them interactive using JavaScript and JQuery. You'll learn how to create responsive Web site layouts for mobile and desktop display.

The program consists of four courses: Web 101, HTML and CSS Essentials, JavaScript for Designers, and Advanced CSS Layouts. You'll build hand-coding skills important for any Web designer whether or not you use an HTML editor as your primary tool for Web site creation.

Web Design using Adobe Dreamweaver

Course CPD163  |  180 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,650  |  Course Details  |  Register

Adobe Dreamweaver is the go-to HTML editor for professional Web designers. In this three-module Intensive program Web Design using Adobe Dreamweaver, you'll learn how to create responsive layouts using Cascading Style Sheets, typography, colors, fluid grids, jQuery navigation bars, and more. You'll develop a solid understanding of how code using HTML and CSS, and discover how to use Dreamweaver's advanced features to streamline your designs for desktop or mobile Web.

The program consists of three courses: HTML and CSS Essentials, Dreamweaver I, and Dreamweaver II. You'll build a foundation in Web coding and Dreamweaver and learn techniques used by professional Web designers.