Digital Workshop Center Trade School

Design Fundamentals Beginners

Level 1 | Target Audience: Beginner | 7 hours

Design Fundamentals BeginnersIn Design Fundamentals Beginners classes, you will be introduced to an orientation to digital design with emphasis on basic principles of digital design using computer graphics tools. Having the vernacular, knowledge and skill to execute a creative vision is critical to a project’s success especially for roles ranging from project managers to production designers.

Design Fundamentals Beginners Classes

  • Start Date

    Design Fundamentals Beginners Class

    2 sessions, Wed & Mon 6-9:30pm MT
    Design Fundamentals Beginners to learn the principles & elements of design
    Session information
    DF - Session 1
    Wed, Jul 07 06:00 pm MDT - Wed, Jul 07 09:30 pm MDT
    DF - Session 2
    Mon, Jul 12 06:00 pm MDT - Mon, Jul 12 09:30 pm MDT
    • $289.00 excl.

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Design Fundamentals Beginners is an essential soft skills class to add to your resume for any design related career. While many of our other classes at DWC teach technical skills of design programs, this design training is focused on best practices and principles to ensure that you understand how to answer the most important question of all: “what is good design?“.

Through hands-on assignments and interactive content, your instructor will help you improve your design vocabulary.  Being able to communicate with a design team will be an invaluable skill as you expand your career.  Working in small groups, you will have the support and mentorship of your instructor to guide you every step of the way through this entertaining class.

Design Fundamentals Beginners classes are hands-on and intensive. We have designed the class to make difficult topics easier to understand. Your instructor, a design professional, will work with you closely to make sure that you avoid common mistakes in Design Fundamentals and apply best practices when possible.

Class Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Design Fundamentals Beginners training, students will be able to:

  • Use analog and digital tools to apply design elements to a composition using solid design principles.
  • Expand their vocabulary of the principles and elements of modern design
  • Effectively receive and deliver critique to improve a design’s ability to communicate visually to its audience


  • Basic digital literacy including file management is required.

Talk to a student advisor to ensure you have the right pre-requisites for each class or program.

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Inside Our Curriculum

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Focus on Real-World Skills

Each of our stand-alone classes is designed to teach how to improve your skills in a real-world setting.  DWC's experiential learning style ensures you will be guided by an expert instructor will performing all of the tasks to help you learn.

The challenges you face in class will mimic what you will need to land a job and improve your daily productivity.

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Support & Mentoring

All Design Fundamentals classes are offered in an accelerated workshop format.

Your instructor will provide hands-on, experiential style classroom learning for you to learn best practices of applying tech skills in the real-world.

Each class may be eligible credit towards a certification program, which includes career counseling and portfolio projects.

Flexible scheduling options allow you to choose what works best for your time.

Why Digital Workshop Center?

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Financial Aid Programs

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Pay nothing until you’re hired with the Ignite ISA plan.  Payment plans and financial aid options available.

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career counseling and mentoring services included

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When can I start?

Classes are offered on a rolling enrollment basis throughout the year, typically every 8-12 weeks.

Who teaches these classes?

All classes are taught by industry professionals with 10+ years experience in their field.  Check the specific class offering to learn more about the assigned instructor for each class.

You may also learn more about our team here.

What format are these classes?

Stand-alone classes at DWC are focused skills workshops that teach in a specific area of a high demand career field. 

Often described as a "short course" format, these accelerated workshops can be attended as stand-alone or can be taken as part of a larger certificate program.

Certificate programs offer more comprehensive training to help lead you to empoyment, support & mentoring, portfolio building, and career coaching.

To find out more about DWC's style of training, talk to a student advisor today.

What if the listed schedule doesn't work for me?

Click to request more information on a private class or contact us to discuss your training options.

What's included?

Stand-Alone Classes

Every stand-alone class at DWC includes support and mentoring throughout.

Stand-alone classes within your program also include:

  • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
  • Lesson files
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • 30 days of technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

Certificate Programs & Bootcamps

Each Certificate Program & Bootcamp is comprised of several stand-alone classes, plus additional training specific to your career field, portfolio building with a comprehensive Capstone Project, and career coaching workshops.

Support and mentoring a huge part of all of our full length programs.

Talk to a student advisor to learn more about specific details on each class or program.

What career services do you offer?

For full length programs, support and mentoring is included and you will be eligible to work one-on-one with a career counselor. 

Workshops for job search and resume writing are included in the cost of your program.  Our expert career advisors will help you prepare for the next steps of your career path.  Your success is our success.

Talk to a student advisor to discuss career coaching options today.

Payment & financial aid options

DWC offers several flexible financial aid options to help you finance your education.  None of our financial aid tools will require a federal student loan or add severe interest penalties.  

Popular financial aid tools include payment plans and  Ignite Income Share Agreement.

If you are interested in scholarship opportunities, you must first speak with a student advisor and discsuss eligibility requirements.

Click here to learn more about financial aid options.

Terms & conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before you register.

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Upcoming Design Fundamentals Beginners Classes

  • Start Date

    Design Fundamentals Beginners Class

    2 sessions, Wed & Mon 6-9:30pm MT
    Design Fundamentals Beginners to learn the principles & elements of design
    Session information
    DF - Session 1
    Wed, Jul 07 06:00 pm MDT - Wed, Jul 07 09:30 pm MDT
    DF - Session 2
    Mon, Jul 12 06:00 pm MDT - Mon, Jul 12 09:30 pm MDT
    • $289.00 excl.