By completing a Computer Graphic Artist diploma through Penn Foster Career School, students are able to learn graphic design skills online and at their own pace. Students are taught page layout techniques, image editing and retouching, and illustration. The program consists of six Instruction Sets of skills and techniques.
Students study color theory to convey ideas using color, as well as how to shade to create intensity, and the major principles of color composition. Students also study the role of computer graphics and how it can aid in creating animations, multimedia, and manipulating existing artwork.
Students interested in computer graphics will need to know Internet basics. How to use a browser, loading URL’s, search engines, system preferences, and bookmarking will be covered in the Computer Graphic Artist program. Students will be expected to learn the different typefaces, line spacing, and all the elements of a well-designed web page. Throughout the program, students will work with creating illustrations, using symbols, layers, filters, and how to prepare documents for printing and the web.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score