Bellevue College Continuing Education offers a full suite of graphic design courses that can be taken as standalone units or as part of our Graphic Design Certificate Program. Developed by an advisory committee of design professionals representing a variety of disciplines, our courses can help you combine your artistic and technical talents to develop practical skills that are in demand.
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This class is designed to give you a real world view of what a graphic designer is tasked to create for their clients. It takes you on a jou... More »
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This program is an introduction to the fascinating world of 3D graphics. It is designed to make 3D easy and fun for you to learn. You’ll s... More »
This course is the last class in the Graphic Design Certificate Program and covers the print production process and developing an online por... More »
Illustrator is a powerful vector illustration tool used to create artwork for the Web and print media. Topics: creating and editing shapes, ... More »
Illustrator is a vector-drawing environment for creating graphics that scale across media. Capture your vision with shapes, color, effects, ... More »
InDesign is the benchmark tool for producing print-based brochures, flyers, business cards, or newsletters at your home or office. Topics in... More »
Photoshop offers an impressive array of tools for editing digital photos, scanned photographs and creating photorealistic images. This is an... More »
This course builds on the basic skills covered in the Photoshop: Level 1 class. Topics: using Adobe Bridge, processing images with camera ra... More »
Have you thought about becoming a Graphic Designer; making a career change, doing work on the side or polishing your current skills to produ... More »
All forms of visual art are based on fundamental principles of aesthetic design. Learn basic design terminology and concepts and create two-... More »
This course is designed for artists interested in color theory fundamentals and the practical application of color in graphic design. Learn ... More »
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the fundamentals of typography. Students will learn about type weight, ... More »
Learn about what makes for effective brochure, catalog and direct mail design and apply concepts learned in Unit 1 and tools learned in Unit... More »
Apply concepts learned in Unit 1 and tools learned in Unit 2 to create a family of icons, symbols and/ or logos to incorporate into your por... More »
Whether you plan to freelance or manage a firm, graphic designers need to understand the nuts and bolts of the business. Learn how to uncove... More »
Illustration is a communication tool used in advertising, branding, publishing, manufacturing and packaging. This class will give you an op... More »
This course is designed for adult students who want to develop fundamental drawing skills. You will learn how to render realistic drawings b... More »
Explore the basic techniques needed to plan and create finished watercolor paintings for framing or for the illustration market by experimen... More »
Explore the planning and design phase of creating a user-focused website. This course provides the steps to take before you build your websi... More »
HTML gives you the building blocks to create your own web pages in this hands-on course. Use these blocks to create a basic web page with te... More »
This class focuses on optimizing graphics for effective and efficient presentation on a website. Optimization techniques include selecting a... More »
WordPress is a free and open source online application used by professional designers to create websites. Though it is commonly used to writ... More »
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Former Continuing Ed student Robin Avni cited our software training as a key driver in her career transition from print designer to digital media strategist. Read more. . .