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Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Course Stack Details

  Key Topics

Courses cover design and art theory, advanced levels of graphics creation, and color theory.


4 Courses

  Available Start Dates

May 6, Jun 3, Jul 1 (4 months, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

Credits earned after completing this course may transfer to relevant Full Sail University degree programs.

This four-month program starts by introducing you to the artistic principles that guide graphic design, from composition to color theory. Along the way, you’ll learn to create graphics using software employed by professionals at design, animation, and interactive media companies. Courses focus on critical digital image types for graphic design, including raster and vector images.

Who This Is For

Students who are interested in creating design elements, like logos, graphics, and animation, and compositing images.

What You'll Learn

  • A variety of artistic styles and their sociological and psychological effects.
  • How to produce vector images and raster images and when to use them.
  • Techniques for using industry-standard graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Course Stack Prerequisites

What You’ll Need

  • Basic computer skills

  • The ability to create original vector and raster graphics

  • Familiarity with design terminology

  • Knowledge of basic graphic principles

  • A desktop or laptop computer capable of running Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Receive

All students will receive temporary licenses for:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Zoom
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Included Courses

Design and Art Theory

Design and Art Theory

Learn about composition, design, art, basic color, and graphics through studying varied artistic styles.

Graphic Principles I

Graphic Principles I

Be introduced to the basics of graphics creation through software programs employed by interactive-media companies.

Graphic Principles II

Graphic Principles II

Explore advanced graphics creation through raster graphics, digital color models, and image-compositing.

Color Theory

Color Theory

Begin an exploration of the theories and application of color as it relates to both print and screen.

Our Instructors

All courses at Full Sail DC3 are taught by expert, engaged educators who have years of experience in their subject. They bring a deep knowledge of industry best practices and workflows and share it with you, to support your education and help move you along your learning path.

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About Full Sail DC3

Full Sail DC3 is a dynamic, short-form education platform that offers online courses and accredited certifications. With the values and benefits of Full Sail University, DC3 is backed by over 40 years of experience in entertainment media and emerging technology, as well as more than a decade of experience delivering compelling online education.

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