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Graphic Design with Photoshop & Illustrator

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Graphic Design with Photoshop & Illustrator

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Build Your Graphic Design Portfolio

Developing your own portfolio of digital art is at the heart of this course where students learn the ins and outs of graphic design using the industry’s leading software Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Students will start out learning the fundamentals of graphic design, using the Adobe Creative Suite and project-based learning. They will learn the design process, color theory, typography, and how to recreate professional media and advertisements. At the end of the week, students will have a portfolio of designs and develop a final project piece that allows them to focus on their passion and emulates a real-world client.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value). Students in this course will also receive a Take-Home Wacom Pen Tablet.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator + Adobe Creative Cloud, Wacom Drawing Tablet (Take-Home Device)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator + Adobe Creative Cloud, Wacom Drawing Tablet (Take-Home Device)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Core principles of graphic design and industry vocabulary
  • Exploring ways that graphic design defines the visual world around us
  • How to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to achieve their vision
  • How to identify differences between Photoshop and Illustrator
  • How to incorporate resources from the web into their designs

What Students Create

  • A portfolio that simulates real-world client work and incorporates personal style
  • Original compositions incorporating typography, color theory, and composition
  • Recreations of professional advertisements
  • Digital illustrations

About Photography and Design Courses

Our Photography and Graphic Design courses prepare students with the skills they will need working in a professional graphic design and photography environment. This Graphic Design course gives students the ability to recreate published advertisements, and also express their own creativity in making original pieces. They’ll get real-world experiences learning to manage client relationships while creating their own portfolio. Students will be immersed in the world of the Adobe Creative Cloud focusing on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator the tools the professionals use everyday. Students will receive a one year licence for Adobe Creative Cloud! Explore more photography and filmmaking courses. Explore more design courses.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Graphic Design with Photoshop & Illustrator by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need to have any artistic skills or experience?

This course is intended for any teen who is interested in graphic design at any experience level.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“Making new friends and being with them at free time and activities was really cool. Making a website at the end of the week to put my stuff on made me really proud and even more excited about my work.”

Jenna H.

Graphic Design with Photoshop & Illustrator

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.