About this Specialization

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In this hands-on specialization, you will explore basic graphic design elements, color theory, images, publication design and techniques for creating effective layouts. You will also learn about typography, the creative process, the importance of brainstorming, and how to discuss and critique design in a professional setting. Page layout software and online sites will be used to incorporate and manipulate text, color, photographs and images. If you are curious about the design process, work on a team with designers and need to speak some of their language, or want to empower the creatives on your team to be even better, this specialization is made for you.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Basic Elements of Design: Design Principles and Software Overview

4.7
stars
564 ratings
131 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Image Formats

4.7
stars
339 ratings
95 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing

4.7
stars
134 ratings
30 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Print and Digital Elements of Design: Branding and User Experience

4.8
stars
109 ratings
22 reviews

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University of Colorado Boulder

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