In today’s ever-growing digital industries, the line between graphic design and web development is becoming increasingly blurred. Designers and front end developers often find themselves working collaboratively, using the same mix of tools and terminology, in the creation and delivery of diverse digital projects. This Certificate Program is comprised of 6 elective workshops. You have the option of earning a general Digital Design certificate, comprised of a mix of graphic design and web development topics, or a Digital Design certificate with a concentration in either Graphic Design or Web Development.
In the Graphic Design concentration, you will dive deeper into the world of Adobe Creative Cloud, gaining hands-on experience and learning how to conceptualize, create and deliver design ideas from start to finish. In the Front End Web Development concentration, you will obtain a deep understanding of HTML and CSS, as well as how to utilize tools and frameworks such as Photoshop and WordPress to design webpages, templates and web graphics. Workshops are offered in Durham and Manchester.
Certificate requires completion of six "elective" workshops within a two year period.
To enroll in the Digital Design Certificate program, add the "DD Certificate Enrollment fee" to your cart at checkout when signing up for any of the elective workshops. (An additional one-time $50 fee.)
Fall 2021 Certificate Workshop Schedule:
DIY Smartphone Video Production for Marketing | October 22 | Portsmouth
Adobe Photoshop: Level 1 | October 23 | Live Online
Adobe Premiere: Level 1 | November 6 | Portsmouth
Introduction to Drupal | November 9 | Live Online
Photoshop for the Web | November 13 | Live Online
Best Practices & Principles of Web Design | November 19 | Manchester
Best Practices & Principles of Web Design | December 10 | Live Online
Spring 2022 Certificate Workshop Schedule:
Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud | January 8 | Live Online
Beginning with Adobe InDesign (Level I) | January 22 | Live Online
Desktop Design with Adobe InDesign (Level II) | February 5 | Live Online
Advanced Adobe InDesign (Level III) | February 19 | Live Online
Introduction to Web Design | April 8 | Live Online
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the cost?
Each individual workshop varies in cost. You may view the tuition price of each workshop by following the links above. Payment when registering can be completed on a class-to-class basis, or all together. There is also a one time $50 certificate administration fee.
How do I register?
Select your course(s) above and continue to "Enroll Now." Follow the steps provided to register for the workshop and reserve your seat. To enroll in the Digital Design Certificate program, add the "DD Certificate Enrollment fee" to your cart at checkout when signing up for any of the elective workshops. (An additional one-time $50 fee.)
When should I register?
We highly recommend registering for these workshops early as they tend to fill up. Some courses may have limited seats/spots available. Enrollment may close up to five days prior to the course start date.
Where will my course take place?
You may view the location of each workshop above and/or when registering for a course. Specific directions to the course location will be provided upon registration or can be found here.
If the course you are registering for is listed as "Live Online," the workshop will take place in a live virtual format via Zoom. More information will be provided upon registration.
What materials will I need?
For specific information and necessary materials, please view the individual course page for the workshop you would like to regsiter for. You may be required to have certain materials and/or applications downloaded to participate in the course. Reminders about this will be provided via email upon registration. You may also contact us with any questions.
A course is currently listed as "Unavailable." Why is that?
This may be due to the course being at maxiumum capacity, cancelled, or not currently scheduled. We recommend checking back routinely for updates. You may also contact us for further information.
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