Adobe Certified Associate

  

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The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) is an industry-recognized credential that demonstrates proficiency in Adobe digital skills. Become an Adobe Certified Associate to stand apart from your peers, boost your creative confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

Our classes will meet live, online, and biweekly with instructor-led tutorials and demonstrations, complemented with weekly interactive critiques of projects that demonstrate the application of knowledge. Emphasis is placed on each design application modality, terminology and technical skills as they impact visual aesthetics. Project work includes creating scalable graphics for web and print.

About the Courses

In this intermediate level course, students prepare for the Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC certification exam. Classes will meet online and biweekly, with instructor led tutorials and demonstrations, complemented with weekly interactive critiques of projects that demonstrate application of knowledge. Emphasis is placed on publication design, terminology and technical skills as they impact visual aesthetics. Project work includes single and multi-page layouts for digital media and print. This class will build on student’s previous knowledge of Adobe InDesign.

Your course fee includes an exam voucher for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA): Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign 2018.

NEXT SESSION: July 12-August 5, 2021, 4 weeks, and meets every Tuesday & Thursday from 8-10 am EST via WebEx. Instructor office hours are Fridays by appointment.

In this intermediate-level course, students prepare for the Graphic Design, and Illustration Adobe CC Certified Associate certification exam. Class will meet online and twice a week for four weeks, with instructor-led tutorials and demonstrations, complemented with weekly interactive critiques of projects that demonstrate the application of knowledge. Emphasis is placed on vector design applications, terminology, and technical skills as they impact visual aesthetics. Project work includes creating scalable graphics for web and print. This class will build on student’s previous knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

Your course fee includes an exam voucher for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in Visial Design using Adobe Illustrator 2018.   

NEXT SESSION: May 4-27, 2021, 4 weeks, and meets every Tuesday & Thursday from 8-10 am EST via WebEx. Instructor office hours are Fridays by appointment.

In this intermediate level course, students prepare for the Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC certification exam. Classes will meet online and biweekly, with instructor led tutorials and demonstrations, complemented with weekly interactive critiques of projects that demonstrate application of knowledge. Emphasis is placed on raster design applications, terminology and technical skills as they impact visual aesthetics. Project work creating and editing images for the web and print, and client interaction. This class will build on student’s previous knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

Your course fee includes an exam voucher for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop 2018.

NEXT SESSION:  June 1-24, 2021, 4 weeks, and meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 am EST via WebEx. Instructor office hours are Fridays by appointment.

In this intermediate level course, students prepare for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Using Adobe After Effects CC certification exam. Classes will meet online and biweekly, with instructor led tutorials and demonstrations, complemented with weekly interactive critiques of projects that demonstrate application of knowledge. Emphasis is placed on design, terminology and technical skills as they impact video effects. Project work includes motion graphics and effects. This class will build on student’s previous knowledge of Adobe After Effects.

 Your course fee includes an exam voucher for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA): Visual effects & motion graphics using Adobe After Effects 2018

Class dates: Please click the Request Course Dates button below, and we'll send you an email when registration opens for the next session.

You can also check back here for updated class dates. We'll post them here as soon as they are confirmed.

In this intermediate level course, students prepare for the Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere Pro CC certification exam. Classes will meet online and biweekly, with instructor led tutorials and demonstrations, complemented with weekly interactive critiques of projects that demonstrate application of knowledge. Emphasis is placed on timeline design, terminology and technical skills as they impact digital video. Project work includes producing and editing video and multi-media. This class will build on student’s previous knowledge of Premiere Pro.

Your course fee includes an exam voucher for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA): Digital Video Using Adobe Premiere Pro 2018.

Class dates: Please click the Request Course Dates button below, and we'll send you an email when registration opens for the next session.

You can also check back here for updated class dates. We'll post them here as soon as they are confirmed.

In this intermediate level course, students prepare Multi platform Animation using Adobe Animate CC certification exam. Classes will meet online and biweekly, with instructor led tutorials and demonstrations, complemented with weekly interactive critiques of projects that demonstrate application of knowledge. Emphasis is placed on animation, terminology and technical skills as they impact 2D animation. Project work includes basic 2D animation for web publication. Students should have a basic understanding of Adobe Animate.

Your course fee includes an exam voucher for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA): Multiplatform animation using Adobe Animate 2018.

Class dates: Please click the Request Course Dates button below, and we'll send you an email when registration opens for the next session

You can also check back here for updated class dates. We'll post them here as soon as they are confirmed.

Career Development

The University of Cincinnati provides all students as part of our certification programs access to career development tools and services through UC's NEXT Apprenticeship Program, including 1 on 1 career counseling and support. Students who complete our programs gain access to exclusive job boards, resume review tools, personal branding tools, and career guidance including resume reviews, networking, and interview skills.
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Your Instructor:

Libby Sills, Certified Adobe Associate in Print & Digital Media Publication

Libby Sillis is a Digital Art & Design Instructor at the Cincinnati School for the Creative & Performing Arts Public School. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Mount St. Joseph and her Master of Arts in Art Education  from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Libby received the Certified Adobe Associate in Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign, Digital Communication using Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design and Illustration in Illustrator. She has a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry and with Nonprofit Organizations, Photography, Graphics, Advertising, and Branding & Identity.