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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Graphic Design by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

Welcome to Graphic Design, the second course in the Effective Communications Specialization. Over 70 different companies have provided this specialization to their employees as a resource for internal professional development. Why? Because employers know that effective visual communication is the key to attracting an audience, building a relationship, and closing the sale. This practical course gives you the tools to create professional looking PowerPoints, reports, resumes, and presentations. Using a set of best practices refined through years of experience, you’ll: • make your work look fresh and inspired. • apply simple design “tricks” to begin any project with confidence and professionalism. • receive and respond to criticism and revise your project from good to great. "This course is fantastic. It teaches a great amount of starter graphic design information but it is broken down into easily understood videos and quizzes. The quality was top notch and the interaction was as good as you would get in a brick and mortar school. I did not feel like I was missing anything by taking it online." - a recent Graphic Design student All of the course assignments can be completed with basic presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Apple Keynote. You’ll also have opportunities to explore and apply more sophisticated tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. This course can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-DS is an interdisciplinary degree that brings together faculty from CU Boulder’s departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, and others. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the MS-DS is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience in computer science, information science, mathematics, and statistics. Learn more about the MS-DS program at

Top reviews


May 13, 2020

I think that the discussions would be more useful if students had detailed instructions on how to create the images in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint and then take a screenshot to make a jpeg image.


Apr 10, 2020

I loved it its not on photoshop or any application but on the practicality on how to use everything is any design related work or medium

got to learn on maybe new minute things I used to ignore

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By Sudhir K

May 19, 2020

This is very helpful online course on Coursera .I like this online course

By Mohammad Y

Mar 27, 2022

Great course ang great instrucor, thanks for the precious information :)

By Liene G

Nov 1, 2020

Absolutely usefully invested every minute of my time. Thank you so much!

By Marcela l

Sep 2, 2020

Excelente curso, increíble, muy bien explicado y aborda lo mas esencial!

By Aaditya D

May 18, 2020

It was an amazing experience, get to know more about graphic designing .

By Md. A S

Aug 24, 2020

I got primary knowledge about designing. Now I can go for Application.

By Amal P

Oct 11, 2020

Nice course I can learn more about graphic designing thankyou coursera

By Daniela T

Aug 27, 2020

This is a really helpful course if you want to learn basics. Loved it!

By Enrico L

Jun 1, 2020

Superbly organized course, great teacher and great practical examples.

By Minhazur R A

May 16, 2020

Very Effective for the new comers,easily explained by the instructors.

By Fatima A

Nov 17, 2018

Amazing course with enough information imparted on us. Great knowledge

By Ali S A

Jul 5, 2022

Amazing Thanks Instructors for helping me design Great presentations.

By Ahmet F D

Feb 28, 2021

it was a great experience. It was a very fun and fascinating process.

By Muhammad S

Jul 1, 2020

This course has taught me a lot and the faculty is absolutely amazing

By Muhammad s s

May 17, 2020

i thankful to coursera for providing such a great opportunity for me

By Mariia D

Feb 20, 2022

V​ery concise overview of the key principles. Exactly what I wanted.

By Aleksandra P

Apr 14, 2021

It's the best graphic design course on coursera. It helped me a lot.

By Ayo A

Jan 16, 2017

Lovely course! Increase my knowledge of what graphic Design entails.

By Aeran Y

Jun 19, 2022

you will learn the proper rule in graphic design higly recommended.


Jan 25, 2021

A good synthesis of the main topics. The exercises were also worth.

By Shreeya n

Oct 8, 2020

Really a great course for students interested in graphic designing.

By Rizana A

Jul 29, 2020

Its a great experience over here. Getting knowledge about designing

By Marcelo B d O S

Jul 24, 2020

The course brings the main details for a good design with lightness

By Dhananjay S

Apr 9, 2019

This course helped me to gain a lot of knowledge that I never knew.

By Samin Y A

Nov 25, 2020

It is indeed a very good course for learning the basics of design.