Considering an Online Graphic Design Certification?

Penn Foster College, the school below with the highest ranking, has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in graphic design to become successful graphic designers, animation designers, fashion designers, web designers, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 200,870 individuals employed as graphic designers in America, and their average annual salary is $47,820.

Graphic Design Common Job Tasks
  • using computer software to design newspapers
  • developing signs and signage systems
  • identifying the needs of consumers
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Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design

This program will teach students the essential knowledge and skills needed to use commercial software packages for graphic design in print and web-based applications.Students will learn the basics of graphic design theory and how to apply that theory using industry accepted software packages. The program also includes complimentary courses in typography and corporate and personal portfolio development. All of the course credits earned with this program are transferable to the Associate of Science Degree in Graphic Design.

Computer Graphic Design

CDI College's graphic design program provides students with the solid technical and creative foundation they need to thrive in the graphic design industry. Students learn drawing, colour theory, and typography while working on industry-standard software. Over the course of the program, students will build a strong portfolio of designs for publications, websites, packaging, advertising, and branding. Graduates of will be prepared for entry level graphic design jobs at newspaper, magazines, web development firms, printers, and more.

Graphic Design

CDI College's graphic design program provides students with the solid technical and creative foundation they need to thrive in the graphic design industry. Students learn drawing, colour theory, and typography while working on industry-standard software. Over the course of the program, students will build a strong portfolio of designs for publications, websites, packaging, advertising, and branding. Graduates of will be prepared for entry level graphic design jobs at newspaper, magazines, web development firms, printers, and more.

Graphic Design

Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Graphic Design program is designed to teach students how to use color, select type, worth with artistic images, and manage the design process. Students have the opportunity to learn about Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign. This program is also intended to teach typography, imagery, operating systems, designing for clients, drawing tools, and how to work with multi-page documents. Ashworth College provides students with two illustrated textbooks, a study guide, a career search guide, and a time management guide. Students who graduate from this program might also receive a portfolio case.

Graphic Design Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Graphic Design Schools (campus and online)

University of Pennsylvania
Total Programs 188
Number of Subjects 140
Rank in USA 5th
University of California-Los Angeles
Total Programs 168
Number of Subjects 111
Rank in USA 7th
Duke University
Total Programs 77
Number of Subjects 76
Rank in USA 15th
The University of Texas at Austin
Total Programs 169
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 18th
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Total Programs 243
Number of Subjects 168
Rank in USA 26th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Boston University
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 32nd
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 202
Number of Subjects 150
Rank in USA 33rd
Texas A & M University
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 135
Rank in USA 36th
University of California-Davis
Total Programs 160
Number of Subjects 114
Rank in USA 41st
Carnegie Mellon University
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 115
Rank in USA 44th
University of California-Irvine
Total Programs 120
Number of Subjects 90
Rank in USA 49th
George Washington University
Total Programs 194
Number of Subjects 171
Rank in USA 52nd
Northeastern University
Total Programs 10
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 56th
University of Miami
Total Programs 177
Number of Subjects 151
Rank in USA 69th
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Total Programs 175
Number of Subjects 137
Rank in USA 70th
Purdue University-Main Campus
Total Programs 122
Number of Subjects 104
Rank in USA 81st
Rhode Island School of Design
Total Programs 23
Number of Subjects 25
Rank in USA 85th
American University
Total Programs 118
Number of Subjects 105
Rank in USA 97th
Temple University
Total Programs 210
Number of Subjects 158
Rank in USA 105th