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Graphic Design with Photoshop (software included)


Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop to advance in your career

The University of Central Missouri’s Graphic Design with Photoshop (Software Included) course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of Photoshop, the gold standard for image creation and editing. You will learn design basics while building your skills step-by-step. Also included are the terms and processes used by professional graphic artists, rules and standards for graphic design as well as how to convey messages, styles and tones through your designs. Median annual pay for skilled graphic designers is $50,370, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. National job growth in this area is forecast at approximately 3 percent through 2028 with an estimated 8,800 new jobs expected over the next 10 years. Through this program, students earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $2,445 Calendar icon  


Online, self-paced course with open enrollment


Contact hours icon    130 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon   High-school diploma or GED recommended


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This comprehensive course includes required textbooks as well as the software required for this program. Software will be provided with your tuition payment upon enrollment and is valid for one year after activation date. Online lessons will include real-world examples, challenges and assignments. Students will learn how to determine a client’s needs along with the marketing materials required to meet these needs. In addition, students completing the course will develop a professional online portfolio to help them enter the graphic design field.

What you will learn

  • Understanding clients
  • Designing logos
  • Design, layout and color fundamentals
  • Working with type
  • Photo editing
  • Designing brochures
  • Creating print advertising
  • Designing for websites
  • Email advertising
  • Creation of a complete marketing package



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