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Computer Essentials for Graphic Design

All designers are expected to be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Graphic designers must know Adobe InDesign and can no longer ignore the web. If your computer skills have not caught up with the times, this certificate program is for you.

Not all courses are offered every semester.
Links direct you to current offerings.


All courses listed are required in order to complete the certificate program, unless otherwise noted.
Courses can be taken in any order if there are no prerequisites.

Required courses
CTB 002   The Mac: Basics and Beyond (or similar experience)
CTB 040   Managing the Design Process
CTD 100   Illustrator I
CTD 111   Illustrator II: Graphic Design
CTD 121   Illustrator III: Graphic Design
CTD 200   Photoshop I
CTD 211   Photoshop II: Graphic Design
CTD 250   Power User
CTD 520   InDesign I
CTD 525   Interactive Design for Tablets and Smartphones

Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of completion must file an affidavit form after completing the first course in the certificate. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. You may obtain this form from the instructor of your first course or by contacting Andrea Adkins-Miller from Certificate Programs at Andrea_AdkinsMiller@fitnyc.edu. You may also pick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located in the Pomerantz Center, room D130.

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