Graphic Arts Design Certificate

Graphic Arts Design Certificate at Harper College

Start your career in graphic arts/design 

Program facts  arts icon


  • Credit hours: 34
  • Stackable to degree: Yes
  • Potential job outcomes: Desktop publisher, graphic designer, web designer

Learn the basics of graphic design for print/web production with this 34-credit-hour certificate program. You’ll develop a foundation of knowledge in the graphic arts and print industries, gaining hands-on experience working with the latest computer software and understanding current production techniques.

Classes focus on graphic arts technology, desktop publishing, digital imaging, press operations, digital illustration, web foundations, page layout, packaging/finishing/distribution and more.

Study with skilled instructors who are all working professionals in their respective fields. Get additional experience outside of the classroom by working in one of Harper College’s three state-of- the-art graphic arts labs. Each lab is equipped with Mac computers and the latest creative software. 

Build on this certificate by earning an AAS degree in Graphic Arts Technology (Graphic Arts Design specialization) through additional coursework.

Certificate program requirements

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