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Graphic Design Certificate (Undergraduate)

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The difference is design.

Graphic Design is all around us through visual communication and advertising. Graphic Design is a profession that evolves with advances in digital technology and online mediums. Designers learn how to think creatively, communicate visually, and enable positive user experiences through problem-solving. Students work with industry standard graphic design tools and apply them in all graphic design studio projects. The certificate in graphic design is a stand-alone program and may be taken by any student regardless of major, or may be selected by a variety of majors as part of their degree. The Graphic Design certificate teaches students the basics of design principles and technical skills. This certificate prepares students for entry-level career opportunities in the graphic design studios, advertising agencies, interaction design agencies, and in-house designer positions from various businesses. Depending on the employer, location, education level, and experience, graphic designers can earn favorable salaries.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in art and design
  • Love working with technology
  • Have an eye for design
  • Have a creative, expressive, curious personality
  • Have excellent leadership and communication skills

Career Opportunities

  • Social media specialist
  • Web/Interactive designer
  • Production designer
  • UI designer
  • UX designer
  • Illustrator/multimedia illustrator
  • Visual designer
  • Digital designer
  • Content designer