Become a Designer
at STEP IT Academy!

Why become
a designer?

Designers Are Needed Everywhere

Today, it’s difficult to find an area of human activity that can do without design. Industrial design, graphic design, interior design, web design, game design, advertising design – lots of options available. Whichever direction you choose – you always have a job.

Creative Profession

Designer is one of those occupations where you can demonstrate your creativity, use your experience daily and synthesize something new, implement your ideas, develop design skills and generally improve yourself.

Remote Work Opportunity

Having chosen a designer profession, you can work from anywhere in the world on your own schedule.

Continuous Development

Being a designer means constant self-development. Moreover, it allows communicating with creative people from different countries, exchanging ideas and much more. Having chosen the design, you'll have no time to get bored.

Competitive Salaries

Designers are demanded experts with one of the highest salaries around the world.

A Real Opportunity To Change The World

No matter what do you want from your career – to make a lot of money or change the world - in design you have both options. Who knows, maybe it will be you to create a design project that will change our understanding of common things.

What a designer should know and be able to do?

All of the above and much more you will learn in STEP IT Academy choosing "Computer Graphics and Design" specialty

Study program

Why students choose
STEP IT Academy?

Modern and Relevant Curriculum

The curriculum is developed in accordance with the IT market and is regularly updated. There are no unnecessary subjects, only those you need for successful employment.

Unique Training Materials

Our curriculum and syllabi are developed by the best IT professionals. We offer electronic study materials, real projects and case studies to support the training process. The result is profound knowledge and applicable skills.

Professional Instructors

Only instructors from IT industry teach in STEP IT Academy, they share their knowledge and experience with our students. We hold regular seminars and training sessions to update our instructors professional and teaching skills.

Modern Hardware and Equipment

Our students always have access to modern PCs and all necessary equipment. Every student has a desk equipped with a personal computer. We do our best to provide our students with everything needed for a successful learning process.

100% Practical Training

Our training process is based on completing practical assignments and exercises under the supervision of your instructor. We don’t have boring lectures. The knowledge you gain is reinforced by practical exercises.

Internationally Recognized Diploma

All Academy graduates obtain an international diploma after successfully completing the course. These diplomas are recognized globally by leading IT companies.

International Certificates

STEP IT Academy is an authorized training center for Cisco and Autodesk. The Academy students have an opportunity to take certification exams free of charge while studying at the Academy.

Convenient Classes Schedule

We offer morning, day and evening classes; both on weekdays and weekend. Students can easily combine studying at the Academy with their job or other studies.

Your best alternative

Experienced trainers, up-to-date curriculum, technical equipment, international certification, employment assistance – all this and much more distinguish STEP IT Academy from other educational institutions.

Employment Assistance

Partnership with IT companies often results in job offers after the first year of study.

Maximum 15 students in a group

Groups in STEP IT Academy are never too crowded. Our teachers can always pay attention to every student’s need. That greatly helps to make the learning process more effective.


We are striving for each student’s success. All of our staff and instructors are committed to making your study an outstanding educations experience.

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about STEP IT Academy

The fastest growing private educational institution (41 branches in 16 countries). Established in 1999.

STEP IT Academy was named among Europe’s best Cisco training centers, and was ranked best in the CIS for Autodesk Maya professionals training.

Employers hire graduates of STEP IT Academy because they understand the quality of the our curriculum

We have proprietary techniques valued by professionals worldwide, and up-to-date training materials.

More than 600
trainers with the IT industry experience.

We give practical knowledge
demanded by the IT industry.

The Academy students regularly win IT competitions and championships.

The Academy is an authorized training center
for Cisco and Autodesk.

More than 18,000 students and 80 000 graduates successfully working in world-known IT companies.

The Academy graduates work in 36 countries around the world. Many of them are founders of their own successful companies and start-ups.

Learning Options

Full-time study
  • Who
  • Everyone
    15 to 55 y.o.
  • Study duration
  • 5 semesters or
    2.5 years
  • Classes Schedule
  • 5 times per week
    (including 1 day for
    independent work)
  • Tuition fee
  • 690 $/month*
  • *Tuition monthly price when paying semester in full. 10% discount when paying complete 5 semesters in full. Monthly payment plan available with extra charge of 10%.
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Part-time study
  • Who
  • Everyone
    18 to 55 y.o.
  • Study duration
  • 5 semesters or
    2.5 years
  • Classes Schedule
  • 1 time per week
  • Tuition fee
  • 480 $/month*
  • *Tuition monthly price when paying semester in full. 10% discount when paying complete 5 semesters in full. Monthly payment plan available with extra charge of 10%.
  • Free consultation

Common mistakes when choosing
an educational institution:

Pursuit of Low Prices

Desire to save money will impact the quality of training. Low prices mean unexperienced trainers, as they would work for lower salaries. Low prices also mean bigger groups and worse technical equipment. Trusting you education to a dubious organization is never a smart decision.

Choosing a Training Program, Not Matching Your Goals

Before you start a training, it is important to define the goal of your studies. Professional advice is helpful in this case. Incorrect statement of a program often leads to a wrong choice of a training form. When you realize your mistake – your time and money will have been lost already.

Short-term Course Training

If your goal is to learn programming from scratch, short term courses do not offer a sufficient knowledge base. In order to understand the essence of programming algorithms, to be able to develop right solutions and design successful software projects, it is important to restructure thinking and acquire strong practical skills. At STEP IT Academy we believe that the optimal period for a quality programming education is 2.5 years, and confident in the success of each of out graduates.


Self-education is a great thing, if you possess a will of iron and a have lot of time for searching through literature, video tutorials and audio books. But it cannot replace live chatting with an experienced instructor and networking with other students. It is much more convenient and faster to learn, if you have an opportunity to consult with a specialist who can show you the right path.

Learning with a Tutor

Tutoring is an alternative to self-education. In this case, a tutor controls learning process and it can advance faster. However, the tutoring loses a lot to group lessons with a trainer, who has industry experience and trains according to a curriculum tailored for the industry requirements. A good tutor can certainly master one or maybe even several technologies, but a team of professionals is needed to train according to a well-rounded curriculum. Moreover, lessons with a tutor do not give you any international certificates or diploma.
Desire for Quick and Easy Results
Whichever option you choose – the result depends on you. The task of an educational institution is to lead a student to his/her goal by the most effective and shortest path of learning. Our 17 years’ experience in education has proven that it is not possible to become a programmer from scratch in 2-3 months. Our training programs have received appraisal from professionals all around the world and it is designed for 2.5 years. This is the optimal period to obtain high quality basic education and confidence necessary to start a successful career.

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Companies, where STEP graduates
are employed

Alumni and Employers

Game Designer at Innovation Group

Study at STEP IT Academy has exceeded my expectations. Such teachers as Elena Shishkovets or Kirill Loboda managed to explain very complicated things in very simple words, instilled love to the specialty, they were teaching, and taught us to make a complete product rather than just a training project.

Freelance Designer

I liked the teaching method used at the Academy – there were no unnecessary subjects. I studied at an Italian university and can tell that teaching at STEP IT Academy corresponds with European Standards. I cooperate with foreign customers and my works are absolutely competitive, at the same level as those of designers from other European countries.

Motion-designer at Zrimo

If you ask me what STEP IT Academy has given to me, I will answer: firstly, a specialty I like, secondly, possibilitty to have a good income; a lot of new friends; moreover, I've never thought that students and teachers can work as a team of associates what gives a great result.

2D-animator, special effects specialist, head of animators at a game studio

A big plus studying at STEP IT Academy is that the program is full of practice, you constantly gain priceless experience needed in the market. STEP IT Academy is a reliable educational institution with wonderful teaching staff and tailored training materials, in one word, efficiency is 100%.

How do we

You contact us through our website or just come to visit the Academy office and meet our manager.

We discuss your goals and choose specialty and form of learning.

After signing an agreement and covering tuition fee, we reserve a place for you and you get to your trainings as soon as the classes start.

Upon graduation you will receive STEP IT Academy diploma and international certificates validating your knowledge.

The Academy HR service is ready to assist you in finding a relevant employment in the field of your studies.

We are committed to ensure you get the most effective and useful training, providing knowledge you need for successful employment in the chosen field of studies.

Still have questions?

Ask the manager