Graphic Design Certificate

Program Description

Bramson ORT College offers an extensive Graphic Design Program which covers all major graphic and web applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash. Graphic Design is an essential program for creative individuals who wish to work in today’s design industry.

Students at Bramson ORT College learn in state-of-the-art computer laboratories and are taught by experienced instructors familiar with the design industry. Modern Mac labs, equipped with fully integrated networking, high-speed Internet, and updated professional software are available to all graphic design students. Students will study web design in conjunction with graphic and visual communications courses, which will give them the extra edge necessary to create modern, high-tech websites and web development projects.

Credits obtained by students while in the Graphic Design Certificate Program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide. In order to earn the Graphic Design Certificate at Bramson ORT College, a student must complete at least 30 credits.

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US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Graphic Designer: 271024.

Program Summary Chart


Graphic Design Certificate

Program Length:

30 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Graphic Design Certificate Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

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More Information
Computer Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

Graphic Design
15 Credits
Required Major Courses
CS101 Intro to Programming Logic & Design
3 Credits
CS141 Web Design
3 Credits
CS140 Visual Communications
3 Credits
CS145 Computer Imaging and Illustration
3 Credits
CS245 Web Animation
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
6 Credits
Elective Major Courses (select two)
CS240 Introduction to Photography
3 Credits
CS206 Advanced Computer Applications
3 Credits
CS243 Presentation Graphics
3 Credits
CS242 Graphic Design Applications
3 Credits
CS244 Package Design and Prototyping
3 Credits
CS246 Digital Animation and Visual Effects I
3 Credits
CS247 Digital Animation and Visual Effects II
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
SS125 Desktop Publishing
3 Credits
Liberal Arts
9 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
General Education Courses (Select two)
6 Credits
Select 2 credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

Graphic designers use images and type to create a wide array of products, from corporate brochures to CD covers to book jackets and logos. While publishing and advertising are two of the most popular industries when it comes to employing graphic designers, almost every industry relies on the services of graphic designers.

  • Advertising Graphic Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • Graphic Illustrator/Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Web Designer/Developer
  • Flash Designer
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Presentation Specialist
  • Creative Retoucher
  • Digital Designer
  • Storyboards Artist
  • Marketing Communications Associate
  • Packaging Designer
  • Print Designer
  • Production Artists

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Graphic Designers. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/ sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Graphic Designer


    Advertising, public relations and related services

    Graphic Designer


    Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

    Graphic Designer


    Printing and related support activities

    Graphic Designer


    Website and technology-based services

    Graphic Designer



    Graphic Designer


    Specialized design services