The New School

66 W 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8603

Program Details

The New School for Design offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic and Digital Design. The curriculum is a minimum of six courses.

This degree is ideal for individuals who want to gain the essential knowledge and skill set in order to obtain entry-level jobs in the graphic design industry. The curriculum includes topics of graphic design history, digital imaging with Photoshop, color theory, and typography. All students must take Digital Imaging with Photoshop I, Graphic Design History, Graphic Design I, and Digital Graphics with Illustrator. Students must choose between Basic Core and Color Theory. Additionally, students must choose between taking three digital/graphic design courses or Typography I, InDesign, and one elective course.  

The Basic Core course introduces students to visual communication concepts and fundamentals of typography design. Students should develop the fundamental, necessary design skills needed in graphic design. The Color Theory course explores the interaction of colors, qualities, and combinations. The Graphic Design I course teaches design fundamentals and concept development. Elements of typography, composition, and color are introduced. Students build their graphic design communication skills and develop a personal style.

Students are expected to finish the certificate within two years. Classes are graded on a noncredit basis of Approved (AP) or Not Approved (NA). Students must file a Certificate Petition Form with the Continuing Education Office upon completion in order to obtain their certificate.

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