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Interactive online graphics professional courses and certificates feature hands-on coaching and detailed feedback from industry expert M.D. Welch.

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ONLINE! Graphics Professional Design Certificate

  • 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
To earn the four-course Graphics Professional Design Certificate, participants must satisfactorily complete the following courses through the University’s Extended Studies:

ONLINE! Graphics Professional Video Certificate

  • 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.
  • Import, edit and export video in a variety of formats with Adobe Premiere and develop skills for combining video, still images and audio to tell a unique and engaging story
  • Create compelling motion graphics with Adobe After Effects to that can be used with video content and in presentations and electronic publications.

Required Certificate Courses
To earn the four-course Graphics Professional Video Certificate, participants must satisfactorily complete the following courses through the University’s Extended Studies:

For information about 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 nearly 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 14 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.

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 a Graphics Professional 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.

Certificate Courses
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 Video or Design certificate, as noted in certificate descriptions above. Advanced courses require a working knowledge of software applications prior to enrollment.

Click the links below for course descriptions and online registration.