The Graphic Design program at WITS teaches students design concepts through print and web-based lessons and projects.
Students are prepared for successful careers in visual communication and graphic design.
The Graphic Design Certificate at WITS
Create. Design. Master
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS & REQUIREMENTS
The Graphic Design Certificate program is made up of nine classes taken over the course of a year.
Our courses emphasize the development of a working knowledge of the software tools & an in-depth mastery of the application of design principles.
Our program begins with ART 120 Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite focusing on learning skills & technique for using the core Adobe programs.
The entire certificate program is designed for our students to master the thought process of a designer. Our designers emerge with the ability to create truly original and cutting edge graphic design.
GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR THE JEWISH WOMAN
These courses are focused on encouraging and supporting Jewish women as they move into careers in visual and graphic design, which frequently offer flexible employment options. Students who complete the certificate will be qualified for a successful career in visual communication and graphic design.
The certificate program consists of nine courses that teach current and timeless design concepts through print and web based lessons and projects.
All courses are taught in our fully equipped computer lab featuring both Mac and PC computers as well as on zoom, using the latest versions of Adobe programs.
WOMEN OF OUR COMMUNITY
These courses are open to women of the community and can be taken remotely. You can build strong, marketable graphic design skills wherever you live.
Through these courses, students will gain fluency in the fundamental tools of visual communication design: typography, color and layout.
Our students will develop a sophisticated approach to creative problem solving and hone skills in branding, image generation, corporate identity, web design and information graphics.
Our students will learn to apply advanced skills with the Adobe workflow and produce a portfolio filled with cutting edge graphic design.
CREATE REAL WORLD DESIGN
Apply the design process, design thinking, professional standards and practices to real-world tasks and professional projects.
Utilize the core Adobe design programs to create cutting-edge work, including mastering Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
Apply principles of color, composition, hierarchy, and typography as they relate to the design of digital and print media.
Apply principles of visual communication in creating designs for diverse audiences and global society.
GRAPHIC DESIGN FIELD
Exhibit intercultural competence and attention to diversity within and beyond the Jewish community in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues of the graphic design field and professional world.
Analyze design trends in the environment and society and apply them to current graphic design applications.
Use effective oral and written communication skills to present ideas to real time clients.
ORTHODOX UNION IMPACT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
Through this powerful partnership with the OU Impact Accelerator program our Graphic Design students created full branding packages for these non-profit organizations.
By delving deep into the branding process our new designers created strong and impactful branding for their organizations.