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Graphic Design Summer Program (High School)

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Unlock your creative potential in the world of graphic design with an immersive summer program where high school students learn the theory and practice of Adobe applications like Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Join us for a real-world design experience that will shape your artistic future.

Course Details
Price $1,299
Start Date

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - Jul 19, 4:00pm Eastern Time ( 10 sessions )
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Location Live Virtual
Class Level All levels
Age Requirements 13 - 18 years old
Average Class Size 10
System Requirements

You will need an Internet connection and administrator access on your computer or laptop.

Class Delivery

Registrants will receive a GoToMeeting link to log in to the live course. This online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software will enable the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.

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Start Dates (2)

Live Virtual
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  • Mon, Jul 08 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 09 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 10 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 11 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 12 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 15 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 16 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 17 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 18 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 19 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
Live Virtual
Show all 10 sessions
  • Mon, Jul 22 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 23 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 24 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 26 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 29 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 30 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 31 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 01 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 02 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this graphic design class:

Learn the graphic design theory and the essential Adobe applications, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. In this summer course in NYC, high school students work on real-world design projects.

The first section of the camp covers Adobe Photoshop. Students explore topics such as retouching photos, combining images, preparing graphics for the web, and more.

The next section covers InDesign comprehensively and includes creating page layouts with text, graphics, and multiple pages. Our young designers learn to style text, import photos + graphics, define/use colors, add multiple pages, and thread text frames (just to name a few skills.)

Lastly, students begin their mastery of Illustrator and create numerous graphics throughout the course. Expert instructors guide students through the use of standard drawing tools, the Pen tool, Type, Compound Paths, Effects, Layers, Masks, Patterns, Blends, and Colors.

Important Class Notes
Method of Delivery: Live Online (live-streamed with the ability to ask questions and interact with the instructor in real-time).
Prerequisites & Ages: The program is ideal for high school and college students with a strong interest in design. Prior experience is not required, but students must be comfortable with computer basics.
Computer: Live online attendees should have their own Mac or PC. We will assist with any software setup prior to the course.

Learn more about Graphic Design Summer Program Live Online at NextGen Bootcamp.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.


Graphic Design Concepts & Practices

  • Elements of design
  • Typography
  • Color
  • Layout
  • Information Hierarchy
  • Industry standard design apps: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Adobe InDesign: The industry standard for Page Layout

  • Create layouts with text, color, and graphics
  • Create multi-page documents such as brochures, books, magazines, and more
  • Prepare files for final output, such as a print or PDF

Adobe Photoshop: The industry standard for Photo Retouching

  • Retouch photos, create graphics, and more
  • Adjust color, contrast, and more
  • Prepare images for use on the web or in print

Adobe Illustrator: The industry standard for Drawing, Logos, and Graphics

  • Create graphics: logos, icons, patterns, packaging, and more
  • Draw vector graphics for web and print

Create a Portfolio

  • Use InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to produce designs
  • Create projects such as logos, social media graphics, stationery, book/eBook covers, album art, event posters, and email announcements

Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

We are allowing attendees to reschedule at no charge or keep class credit for up to two years. Email us at [email protected] 


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

  • Registration Fee: All courses include a non-refundable registration fee of 10%.
  • Cancellations: Students may cancel up to seven business days prior to the course and receive all monies paid, less the non-refundable registration fee. Cancellation requests within the policy should be made directly to CourseHorse.
  • Rescheduling: Students may reschedule once up to three business days prior to the start date of the course at no charge. Reschedules within three business days incur a $20 rescheduling fee. Reschedule requests should be emailed to [email protected].

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NextGen Bootcamp, a Noble Desktop partner company, is dedicated to providing high school students with a state-of-the-art education in computer science and digital design. Our programs include hands-on, immersive summer camps and after-school programs.

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