Interactive online graphics courses feature hands-on coaching and detailed feedback from industry expert M.D. Welch.
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- Learn about image composition and photo retouching, and develop graphic design skills for working with type and layer styles.
- Adjust and correct problem images with color correction tools, color channels and layer masks, and learn to retouch images efficiently and precisely.
- Create quality artwork while learning and honing skills for working in Illustrator, the industry-leading drawing /vector program.
- Develop proficiency in InDesign, the industry standard for creating multiple-page documents for print and digital delivery.
Required Certificate Courses
Courses may be taken independently; however, to earn the four-course Graphics Professional Design Certificate, participants must satisfactorily complete the following courses through the University’s Extended Studies:
For information about the Graphics Professional Video Certificate (last available Spring 2018), or the Graphics Professional Photographer Certificate (last available Spring 2015), please email Amy Ginder.
About the Instructor
Professional photographer and video director/producer M.D. Welch has more than 20 years of experience in print, video, graphic and multimedia design. In addition to founding his own multimedia company, Welch has been an instructor for more than 15 years, during which time he has taught all of the major Adobe applications, photography and video techniques for Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno; Truckee Meadows Community College; Shooting the West photography symposium; and Nevada Museum of Art.
Participation in the course requires high-speed internet access, the application installed on your computer and an email address. Courses are taught using the latest version of Adobe’s software, currently version CC 2019. Students must have version CC 2019 installed on their computer. Please note: These online courses are not optimized for access on mobile devices.
Register for all required Graphics Professional Certificate courses at the same time and save!
Individuals who register at the same time for all the required courses for the Graphics Professional Design Certificate will receive a 10 percent discount. Please call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928 to register for all courses at the same time and ask to receive the discount. Completion of all certificate courses is required; participant-initiated cancellations void the discount.
Certificates of completion will be awarded at the conclusion of each course to participants who participate in all course modules and complete all required work, and upon completion of the courses required to earn the multiple-course Design certificate, as noted in certificate description above. Advanced courses require a working knowledge of software applications prior to enrollment.
Click the links below for course descriptions and online registration.