Penn Foster Career School

Career Diploma: Computer Graphic Artist

Penn Foster Career School's Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma Program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to computer graphic design. Read more about the Computer Graphic Artist Program here.

Official Program Name:

Computer Graphic Artist

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma Program gives enrolled students the opportunity to learn graphic design skills. Students are given six instruction sets. The curriculum includes layout, image retouching and editing, digital art and animation, as well as advertising and web design. Coursework also includes a section on business, with a focus on portfolio building for the graphic artist.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School

Penn Foster supplies all of the materials students need, including books, lessons, and learning aids.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

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Required Courses for a Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • 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(R))
    • Graded Project
  • Instruction Set 6
    • The Home-Based Business
    • Selling Yourself as a Computer Graphic Artist

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the Penn Foster Career School's Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma Program may wish to further their education by pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree. Earning a degree may present further opportunities for career advancement.

Degree possibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Associate of Science in Computer Graphics
  • Associate of Arts in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Career Paths:

After earning a Computer Graphic Artist Career Diploma from Penn Foster Career School, students could be prepared to pursue employment with an advertising firm, publisher, or any other company that utilizes the talent of a graphic artist. Students may also be able to open their own graphic design business.

Entry-level positions that graduates might pursue include:

  • Graphic designer in an advertising or web firm
  • Animator
  • Web flash designer

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