Be the creative behind the designs. Real client challenges, hands on experience, professional equipment and instructors who work in the industry. Learn to DESIGN the graphics that you want to SEE.
The graphic designer blends art, technology and message into numerous forms of visual expression. Successful digital graphic designers must develop a broad range of skill-sets to effectively bring a graphics project from concept to completion. Our digital graphic design program teaches each student to use the newest technology to provide graphic design materials and website designs for individuals, businesses, and ad agencies.
The digital graphic design program in San Diego takes a professional, experienced approach in applying these unique skills to a variety of mediums:
- Graphically designed print collateral, including branding and corporate identity, small business logos, brochures, advertising, signage, packaging, etc.
- Digital graphic illustration as applied to logo development and graphic design applications
- Digital photography
- Fundamentals of website planning, creating effective website designs, and layouts
- Use the latest Adobe Software while creating your projects from Photoshop and Illustrator to Dreamweaver and Flash
- Begin the evolution of your portfolio marketing materials (digital and traditional)
- DAC clients are often local non-profit companies in San Diego
- Benefits of the digital graphic design program in San Diego
- Convenient pre-set, 12 month class schedule
- Career focused graphics design education in San Diego
- Small class sizes with motivated students who share your interest in graphic design
- Individualized instruction from professionals within the media arts / digital graphics industry
- Tuition locked in for one year
- UC San Diego Extension professional certificate in graphic design awarded upon successful completion
- Own and be trained on all of your own industry preferred hardware & software ( Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash)
- Gain hands-on experience allowing you to immediately apply your new skills
- Create interactive graphic & website design online portfolio marketing materials to show potential employers/clients
We believe your education experience is greatly enhanced when you and your peers have unlimited access to your own licenses of the media design software and your own computer. Check with the program manager for details on book/software versions pertaining specifically to each program.