Graphic Design Certificate

The certificate program in Graphic Design provides you with the practical and theoretical skills of a design professional. Throughout the program, you will learn from a team of faculty with extensive teaching experience and recognition in their field.

Required Courses

Fundamentals of 2-D Design
Graphic Design: Beginner
Typography: Introduction
Graphic Design: Intermediate
Visualizing Information 

Suggested Elective Courses

Digital Photography: Beginner
Photoshop: Introduction
Adobe Illustrator: Introduction
Digital and Experimental Animation: Introduction
Web Design: Introduction
Portfolio Preparation for Illustrators and Designers
Color Theory for Artists, Designers, and the Color Curious
Screen-printing: A to Z

How to Apply

To apply to the Graphic Design certificate program, complete our online application via Slideroom. There is a $35 application fee. Payment is completed online when you submit your application.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, there is no deadline to apply. Our office will contact you within 2-3 weeks.

Program Costs

Tuition is $975 per course during the fall and spring semesters. The certificate consists of ten courses (10 x $975). You can expect to pay approximately $9750 in tuition, plus the application fee ($35), for a total cost of $9785 for the certificate. Tuition is higher for courses taken during the summer session. For more information please see our course list. Tuition does not include the cost of class materials/supplies.


Wilkie Cook, Program Director

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