USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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Graphic Design Classes


Are you looking to launch your career as a graphic designer? Start with Graphic Design courses from the University of South Carolina. You will learn the fundamental skills necessary to navigate the graphic design industry. Each course offers valuable training using the latest software programs that every graphic designer needs to know to get ahead - Enroll Today! or Join our Mailing List!

Where should you begin?

Choose your own path! The University of South Carolina offers four graphic design courses:Introduction to InDesignIntermediate InDesign, Introduction to Photoshop and Introduction to Illustrator. 

In the Introduction to InDesign course, you will learn how to take desktop publishing and design to another level with the new Adobe InDesign CS5 edition! Learn how the extraordinary power of InDesign can help you create simple documents and prepare them for print or export as a PDF. An absolute must for anyone needing to design professional and attractive brochures, catalogs, and other multi-page documents. After this course you will be able to customize your workspace by manipulate palettes, create custom vector-based graphics, and insert graphics within publications. Enroll Today!

In the Intermediate InDesign course, you’ve already delved into the remarkable desktop publishing capabilities of InDesign CS5 and you are starting to familiarize yourself more with print layout and design. Your next step is learning more about the full range of tools and features available to you in this environment. In this course, you will build on your existing knowledge of InDesign.  Enroll Today

In the Introduction to Illustrator course, beginners and experts alike to create professional quality print and web designs.  Used by design professionals worldwide, Illustrator CS5 provides precision and power with sophisticated drawing tools and a host of time-savers for busy professionals.  Enroll Today

In the Introduction to Photoshop course, learn how to add attractive, engaging pictures to your website, and give it that professional edge. In this hands-on course, you learn to create and edit your own digital graphics using the tool preferred by most graphic and web design professionals, Photoshop.  Enroll Today

Meet your instructor

Nancy Daniel, CTT+

Nancy G. Daniel is a seasoned designer, web developer and instructor well-trained in CMS. She has been an instructor with New Horizons as well as Lodestone of Charlotte and has been a dynamic presence in the web development field for more than ten years.

Nancy worked for several years as a technology and web designer before becoming an instructor for continuing and professional education. While she is a passionate educator, Nancy continues to develop and design with a team of cutting edge technology experts. Nancy holds a degree from West Virginia University and is a Certified Adobe Web and Print Instructor and a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT). Nancy also has a Management Certificate from the American Management Association (AMA).


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