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Design and Creative Services

If you have an interest in design and you want to work in a creative industry, take the first step toward a new career with one of Penn Foster's design and creative services training programs. These affordable programs are all offered online, and can be taken at your own pace. From graphic design to wedding planning, browse which training option is right for you.





Popular Design and Creative Services Programs

Learn More with the Penn Foster Network

Through the Penn Foster Network, you can build job-relevant skills on your schedule with online classes from the New York Institute of Art and Design (NYIAD). You can stack skills to build the career you want or advance in your current role with courses like

NYIAD is part of the Penn Foster Network. Whether you’re looking to start your own business, advance your career, or retrain in a new field, our partner schools can help you prepare for the next step in your journey.

Our Proven Design and Creative Services Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • Self-paced
  • Online
  • Start anytime


  • Digital study guides
  • Web-based activities
  • Live support


  • Career Services
  • Counseling
  • Academic Guidance


  • Credentialed Instructor Assistance
  • Student Services
  • Student Community

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Resources to help you choose the right design program for you.

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Career Diploma

  1. Time to complete can vary depending on the program
  2. Provides the skills to prepare an individual to move to a new career path
  3. Help you prepare for industry recognized certifications

Undergraduate Certificate

  1. Typically takes less than a year to complete
  2. College credits may be applied to a future Penn Foster degree program
  3. Learn occupation specific skills for a new field

Associate Degree

  1. Multi-semester, long form college program
  2. Includes general education courses plus occupation specific curriculum
  3. Helps prepare people for occupations that require a degree

Interested in Individual Courses?

Jump-start your college education, earn credits toward a degree, or learn new skill.

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Penn Foster currently works with hundreds of leading employers to meet their unique organizational needs.
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Student Success Stories

Penn Foster’s design and creative services training programs help students prepare for the next step in their career path. These programs have helped recent graduates learn at their own pace, find new jobs, and qualify for promotions. Learn more about their experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Catina M.

Jewelry Design and Repair Career Diploma Graduate, 2023

“I am in my mid-forties and decided to pursue my dream of becoming a Jeweler after I was laid off from my job. It’s never too late right?! I worked hard and knocked the schoolwork portion out within months with all A’s. I then started dealing with a illness that put a halt in my studies. Once I was able to complete the hands-on portion, I did and graduated! I recently started my own jewelry business and I can’t wait to see where it goes!”

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