Design Classes & Certificates in NYC or Live Online

Group Classes & Corporate Training

Learn graphic design, web development, video editing, motion graphics, and UX design in hands-on classroom and corporate training in New York. Our design classes are taught by top instructors using our proprietary curriculum.

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Small Group Design Classes

Our Design Classes & Certificates courses are instructor-led in our Manhattan classrooms or live online (virtual learning).

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Upcoming Design Classes in NYC

All times are listed in Eastern Time unless otherwise specified.

April 2024
April 15–17
Monday to Wednesday 10–5pm
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

In this intermediate/advanced After Effects course, we’ll master motion graphics workflow to create advanced projects, from initial design to final delivery.

April 17–May 13
Wednesdays & Mondays 6–9pm
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

By the end of this InDesign bootcamp, you'll feel confident using tables and columns effectively, creating books and magazines, creating advanced text styles (such as drop caps), using XML with InDesign, and more!

April 17–July 31
Evenings 6–9pm
84 Hours
NYC or Live Online

In this 12-day Graphic Design Certificate Program, you'll learn the essentials of the most versatile graphic design programs: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

April 24–26
Wednesday to Friday 10–5pm
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

You’ll learn how to organize and import footage, exporting options, how to use the Timeline, create titles, work with PSDs, use audio tracks, and more. Then, we'll dive into more advanced features including multicam editing, color correction, speeding up footage, and stop-motion loops.

April 29–30
Monday to Tuesday 10–5pm
12 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Learn more advanced editing techniques with Premiere Pro in this hands-on class and kick your video editing skills up a notch. Create custom transitions, light leaks, and other visual effects. Work more with audio, edit action sequences, and work with vertical video.

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Hands-on Design training classes in Manhattan, NYC

Our design courses and certificate programs are held at Noble Desktop, our design school in Midtown.

Through workshops and certificate programs, Noble Desktop has trained tens of thousands of designers since 1990 in design theory and apps such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Figma, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design is visual communication through artwork or combined images and text. Both print and digital designers often use the same processes and Adobe programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Graphic designers create product packaging,  advertising materials in print and digital formats, logos, and much more. Print designers typically create brochures,  business cards, product packaging, subway banners, books, and other physical products or documents.

Learn more about our graphic design courses and certificates held at our design school in Midtown.

Web Design

Web Designers use design applications, code, or both to lay out text and graphics on websites. It’s increasingly valuable to learn both coding and design. Designers use Sketch, Adobe XD, and Adobe Photoshop to design website interfaces and optimize images. Designers that code HTML and CSS can edit or build the actual website layout. Designers with advanced coding skills may also use JavaScript and jQuery to add interactivity such as slideshows or animation. Front-end web developers turn a design into code so it works in a web browser.

Learn about our web design classes and certificate programs held at 185 Madison Avenue, in Midtown.

Motion Graphics & Video Editing

To stand out among the pack of designers, many designers are adding motion design to their portfolio. The most important part of motion design is choosing what to animate and when. Motion designers combine graphics, sound, motion, and visual design techniques to create more compelling visuals.

Adobe After Effects is used to animate graphics and text, while Premiere Pro edits video. A growing field within motion design is web animation. Web animators use GreenSock to animate pictures, paragraphs, and any other element on a website. Adobe Photoshop is also used for web animation, specifically to create simple animated GIFs. For more complex animated GIFs, After Effects is also used. Animated GIFs are often used in HTML Email.

Learn more about our Adobe After Effects classes and Premiere Pro courses at our design school.

User Experience (UX) Design

A UX designer is a “people person” that focuses on the needs of users to enhance a product (website, app, etc). Rather than designing graphics, UX designers conduct user research, create and test ideas with prototypes, and do user testing to see how things perform. They communicate these insights to visual designers and developers.

User experience research takes many forums. UX designers observe customers interacting with a product and conduct interviews to understand their needs. UX designers also use stealth research methods like the A/B testing to test out different experiences to see how they perform in the real world, allowing them to see which perform best.

Learn about our UX design courses in Midtown. 

Visual or UI Design

UI or Visual designers work with UX designers to design visuals for websites, apps, and more. They determine the colors, typography, and appearance based on insights gained from the UX design process. Visual designers typically use Figma, Sketch (available on Mac only), or Adobe XD to lay out web pages. 

Check out our visual design courses & certificate programs

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