College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Certificate Programs

Graphic Design (Certificate)

The certificate program in Graphic Design prepares students, with or without a baccalaureate degree in art, for the conception and production of two-dimensional graphic designs, with emphasis on the utilization of software for the Macintosh computer. The certificate program is an alternative to a traditional four-year art degree, for creative and self-motivated students who specifically want to develop their technical proficiency, aesthetic sensibility, and design expertise.

Required Courses:

Students seeking a certificate in Graphic Design must complete a minimum of 16 semester credit hours which must include:

Required core courses:

NOTE: ART 102 (Introduction to 2-D Art and Design) and ART 242 (Introduction to Typography) are prerequisite courses to those required for the certificate.

Additional electives in studio art are strongly recommended.

For additional information, contact the Department of Art at 216-687-2040.

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