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Graphic Design

The Graphic Design Certificate prepares you to create digital and web designs which translate into applicable job skills.

Whether you are a beginner who is creating a portfolio for the first time or a more experienced designer who wants to upgrade your presenta­tion, this certificate program will teach you how to best present your unique identity and learn how to put together a memo­rable portfolio that you can add to your resume. This comprehensive certificate consists of 13 required courses which provide students the theory and hands-on applications needed to succeed as a Graphic Designer.


Registration and Tuition

This certificate consists of 13 required courses. Tuition is $4,950 plus a one time $35 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually, with a $35 registration fee per semester. To register for courses please click on the Course Browser/Registration. Click the button to view the Program Brochure.



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Payment Plan options are available. Students must register in person to enroll in a payment plan option. Certificate Students must visit or contact the registration office at 212-650-3850 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm to choose their class schedule per semester. Learn more about the benefits of registering for the entire certificate program.


Course Materials, Books, Software: Students registered for this certificate must purchase CS6 Creative Suite Premium. Students receive their Hunter College ID 48 business hours after registration. With a Hunter ID, students can subscribe to Adobe icloud to access the software, where users pay a monthly student fee to have access to all adbobe products. Academic superstore.


Note: Certificate Cannot Be Completed In One Semester. There is a particular order you need to take the courses; you must take part 1 before part 2. The final courses are The Business of Graphic Design and Graphic Design: Making a Professional Portfolio.


Spring 2017 Schedule

Course Day Time Dates
Adobe Indesign I , Section 1 Thursday 6:00- 8:40pm 2/9- 3/16
Adobe Indesign I , Section-Lunch Thursday 3:00-5:40pm 2/9- 3/16
Adobe Indesign II Thursday 5:30-8:10pm 3/30- 5/4
Adobe Photoshop I, Section 1 Wednesday
5:30-7:30pm 2/8- 3/15
Adobe Photoshop I, Section-Lunch Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm 2/8- 3/15
Adobe Photoshop II Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm 3/29- 5/3
Adobe Illustrator I, Section 1 Friday 5:30-7:30pm 2/10- 3/17
Adobe Illustrator I, Section-Lunch Friday 3:00-5:00pm 2/10- 3/17
Adobe Illustrator II Wednesday 7:40-9:40pm 3/29- 5/3
HTML, Section 1 Friday 4:00-6:30pm 2/10- 3/31
HTML,Section 2 Tuesday 6:00-8:30pm 2/7- 4/4; Skips 2/28
Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver, Section 1 Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm 2/26- 3/26
Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver, Section 2 Tuesday 3:00- 6:00pm
2/14- 3/14
Producing Video for Digital Publication  Thursday 8:20-10:00pm 3/30- 5/4
Typography Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm 4/25- 5/23
Graphic Design: Making a Professional Portfolio Tuesday 6:10- 9:10pm
2/7- 4/11
The Business of Graphic Design Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm 2/22- 4/26
Visual Design for Everyone, Section 1 Monday 3:15-5:15pm 2/27- 5/1
Visual Design for Everyone, Section 2 Monday 5:30-7:30pm 2/27- 5/1


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