Video Production & Editing Albany

Digital Graphic Design

940-hour program – 8 modules

“It’s not just about the knowledge, it’s about the know-how”

For: Web Designer, Video Editor, Visual effects designer, UX Designer

The objective of this 940-hour program is to give students the ability to operate at a professional level in digital visual creation and web design in order to meet companies’ need to represent their image or message on a range of digital supports.

The course spans eight modules. It includes extensive use of Adobe Creative Cloud for learning through creating visual content pour the web, whether it is for a company, a publication or an association.

The program is assignment-driven so that students who complete it successfully will have the skills required to work as a visual artists and digital communication professionals. They will master the fundamentals of web design, including web integration, and be able to support corporate communications with PowerPoint multimedia presentation or data visualization.

The program is based on developing skills through lab works as a hands-on assignment which is essential to attain a professional level as a web designer.

A school day starts with a 50-minute session where the teacher explains the basics of a given subject and answer students’ questions. The skills sessions consist of four hours of hands-on assignments under the guidance of a teacher.

The final project that students will have to develop over two weeks is an assignment similar to the one they may receive in a professional environment.

The one-year course covers 8 modules:

  • Creating with Photoshop
  • Prototyping, UX/UI concepts
  • Web integration
  • Introduction to Premiere Pro and video editing
  • Creating with Illustrator and inDesign
  • PowerPoint with complex content, data visualization
  • 2D and 3D creation with After Effects
  • Portfolio creation

Note: Students who have successfully completed this program may choose to take the one-year, 940-hour Visual Effects or VFX Technologies program the following year


The school will provide desktops or laptops for use in the classroom, but students may bring their own laptop with the following:

Equipment specifications minima

PC 14”, Intel Core i7, 16GB, 512GB
NVIDIA Quadro P500 Graphics Card (2GB)

MacBook Pro, Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz
ThinkPad P52s Specifications
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB, 512GB
Integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics

Software required: Adobe Creative Cloud: $19.99 per month

Some other programs offered at The New School Center for Media.

GE Disclosure