Applied Graphic Design

Course Description

Hands-on application of principles and techniques of graphic design for print, video and digital media. Cover concepts including color theory, composition, photo manipulation and special effects in digital production. Focus on understanding and defining a personal style in the digital visual medium.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficient use of photo manipulation software.
  • Recognize the essential elements of computer graphic software.
  • Describe and then demonstrate the concept of personal vision.
  • Create original imagery that illustrates personal vision.
  • Apply problem solving process to create imagery.
  • Create a personal portfolio of original images.


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We’re proud to be a Veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 230,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Courses

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

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Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

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