Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma

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Penn Foster Career School's Computer Graphic Artists Career Diploma program gives you the chance to learn graphic design skills. Learn more about the Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma program at Penn Foster Career School here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Penn Foster Career School's Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma program is available online and is designed to be completed in as little as six months. This program gives you the opportunity to learn about page layout techniques, illustration, photo retouching, and image editing. You also have a chance to learn about preparing a graphic design portfolio and starting a graphic design business. Penn Foster Career School provides you with Adobe Illustrator software, books, lessons, and learning aids.

What are the Prerequisites?

To enroll in the Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma program at Penn Foster Career School you need access to a computer with Microsoft Windows. You also need access to the Internet and e-mail. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

What are the Course Requirements?

Penn Foster Career School's Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma program consists of six instruction sets. It includes a graded project that you complete in the fifth instruction set.

Instruction SetLessons
Instruction Set 1 Learning Strategies
Introduction to Digital Art
Instruction Set 2 Color Theory
Computer Graphics
Instruction Set 3 Internet Basics
Elements of Design
Illustrations
Instruction Set 4 Introduction to Graphic Design
Instruction Set 5 Graphics Design and Production (Illustrator)
Graded Project
Instruction Set 6 The Home Based Business
Selling Yourself as a Computer Graphic Artist

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After you earn the Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma from Penn Foster Career School you could be able to pursue employment in the graphic design field. Your work might include designing web pages, computer graphics, or layouts. You could also be able to start your own graphic design business.

Positions you might be able to seek include:

  • Graphic artist
  • Graphic design artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Visual merchandiser

Advanced Degrees

You could also be interested in earning an associate's degree in graphic design after you complete Penn Foster Career School's Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma program. This might increase your knowledge of graphic design and prepare you for advanced positions in the graphic design field.

Associate's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Associate in Applied Science in Web Design
  • Associate in Science in Computer Graphic Design
  • Associate of Multimedia and Web Design Technology
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Game and Web Design
  • Associate of Science in Computer Graphics