About this Specialization

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Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal. This four-course sequence exposes students to the fundamental skills required to make sophisticated graphic design: process, historical context, and communication through image-making and typography. The sequence is completed by a capstone project that applies the skills of each course and peer feedback in a finished branding project suitable for a professional portfolio. The goal of this specialization is to equip learners with a set of transferable formal and conceptual tools for “making and communicating” in the field of graphic design. This core skill set will equip learners for formal studies in graphic design, and a starting point for further work in interface design, motion graphics, and editorial design.
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
12%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
12%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Fundamentals of Graphic Design

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stars
11,503 ratings
2,945 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Introduction to Typography

4.8
stars
4,167 ratings
849 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Introduction to Imagemaking

4.5
stars
2,103 ratings
442 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Ideas from the History of Graphic Design

4.7
stars
1,813 ratings
374 reviews

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California Institute of the Arts

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