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Advanced Graphic Design Certificate

Tuition Options Include $0 Upfront

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud has become an essential skill set for marketing professionals and designers.  Focus on high demand graphic design skills in our Advanced Graphic Design Certificate.

Advanced Graphic Design Certificate

Advanced Graphic Design Certificate

Tuition Options Include $0 Upfront

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud has become an essential skill set for marketing professionals and designers. Focus on high demand graphic design skills in our Advanced Graphic Design Certificate.

Launch a high-demand career with graphic design skills


Essential Career Skills

From digital marketing to graphic design to web design, there are more careers that need to use graphic design skills than ever before. The tech skills that have become industry leaders for the graphic design field are PhotoshopIllustrator, and InDesign.

Adobe programs provide user-friendly interfaces and comprehensive features for any project. In addition to technology, our program also includes a design fundamentals soft skills class to teach you the language of graphics and to see the difference that elevates today’s modern designs.

1-on-1 Mentoring

Your program includes one-on-one mentoring throughout your classroom training, as well as one month of support after the end of each class  and one year for a free re-take of the same class.

Programs at DWC also include a Capstone project option for additional one-on-one portfolio building opportunities.

$0 Upfront Tuition Cost Options

Confidently invest in your career by enrolling in the Ignite Income Share Agreement (ISA) or DWC payment plan.  Speak to a student advisor today to learn more about what options are available.

Career Coaching

As you end your program, you will work closely with our expert career coaches to refine your next steps towards a new job.  Career services provided include one-on-one resume writing and job search workshops.

Alumni Spotlight

In an effort to gain current insight into UX design, SEO and Analytics, I enrolled in courses at The Digital Workshop Center. Their staff consists of individuals currently practicing in the industry, they are engaging and professional – and will go the extra mile to help you reach your professional goals. If you are looking to advance your skill set, I would highly recommend them for your professional development. Gail Weidle

Lead Marketing Manager, Global Marketing at CenturyLink

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What Skills Will You Learn?

Classes Included in the Advanced Graphic Design Certificate

One-on-one mentoring with your instructor while working on a real-world project pertaining to your program.  From project concept to delivery, each student will perform the work to complete the project with your instructor there to help guide you through the process in four, one-hour meetings*.
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*Recommended, not required.  Fees may apply


  • 91 in-class hours are required to complete this certificate program*
  • Additional hours outside of class will also be assigned.
  • Manage your own schedule to complete all of the necessary coursework within this program.

Speak to a student advisor to receive a training plan with a customized program schedule.

Payment Options

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Ignite Income Share Agreement

Pay your Advanced Graphic Design Certificate tuition through an income share. You pay nothing until after you graduate and find a job.


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DWC Payment Plans

No interest and no monthly fees.  12, 18, and 24-month plans available. $75 one-time administrative fee applicable to all payment plans.

$189/mo (24 months)

$253/mo (18 months)

$379/mo (12 months)

Full Tuition (with package discount)

Pay your full program tuition upfront and receive an additional
$200 package discount.


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GI Bill

For U.S. Veterans and their families, DWC programs are eligible for GI Bill education benefit funding.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

WIOA & DVR Grants

DWC is an exclusive training provider for Workforce Centers and Divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Each office administers grant funding on a case-by-case basis.

Download our guides to learn more about how to research WIOA and DVR grant funding.

Custom Programs

There is no one-size-fits-all training program.  Speak to a student advisor about how you can customize your program to fit your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Program Outline

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Graphic Design certificate, students will:

  • Understand principles of visual design
  • Speak clearly with other designers using vocabulary and concepts of design
  • Edit images using advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques
  • Create logos and branding materials with Adobe Illustrator
  • Design complex layouts for longer documents using Adobe InDesign
  • Integrate Adobe programs using Adobe CC libraries


  • Design a real-world graphic design project with one-on-one help from a mentor
  • One-on-one job search and resume writing assistance with a career coach

When can I start?

DWC classes are scheduled on a rolling enrollment system with flexible scheduling options. Each student needs to choose the schedule that best fits your availability.

Public, group classes in the certificate programs are offered approximately every 6-8 weeks. Students are able to start with any Level 1 class within the program list as long as prerequisites are met.


No pre-requisites.

We highly recommend that you have purchased and installed the Adobe Creative Cloud before the start of class.

How Long Is This Program?

The average length to complete the Advanced Graphic Design certificate program is 3-6 months.  Total length may vary based on the pace in which you schedule your classes.

Each certificate program allows one year to be completed, but, depending on your pace of learning and skill level, you may move as fast or as slow as you like within that time frame.  DWC works on a rolling enrollment system and provides flexible scheduling options so you can choose the classes that best fit your life.

At DWC, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes and a Capstone project.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

What's Included?

Similar to any university program, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes.

In addition to your coursework, you must complete a Capstone Project.

Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

Each class within your certificate program includes:

  • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
  • Download materials with practice examples
  • Free access to CoWorking space on class days (FC Only)
  • One month of technical support & mentoring
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • Certificate of Completion

At the end of your program, career coaching including one-on-one job search and resume writing workshops are available.

What Career Services Do You Offer?

As you complete your program, you will be eligible to work one-on-one with a career counselor.  Workshops for job search and resume writing are included in the cost of your program.  Our expert career advisors will help you prepare for the next steps of your career path.  Your success is our success.