The Graphic Design Undergraduate Certificate is for prospective students with a 4-year baccalaureate undergraduate degree from an accredited institution who seek to gain the skills and competency to advance into a career in graphic design. It encompasses a specific body of knowledge and practice that prepares candidates for rewarding positions in the design field.
Due to prerequisites, the certificate requirements need to be taken on a part-time basis.
There is not a portfolio review required for admission, but prospective students--with graphic design experience--should consider scheduling an interview with the program director prior to applying. Tuition is billed at the undergraduate rate, and most students complete certificate requirements in four semesters.
Students entering the certificate must be able to demonstrate basic skills in visual language and should have working knowledge of professional graphic design software, or must take AVT 110 Digital Design Studio in addition to other required courses.
For policies governing all undergraduate programs, see AP.5 Undergraduate Policies.
Total credits: 24
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
|AVT 215||Typography (Mason Core)||3|
|AVT 217||Introduction to Web Design||3|
|AVT 311||Graphic Design Methods and Principles||3|
|AVT 318||History of Graphic Design||3|
Advanced Design Specialties Tracks
|Select 3 courses from one of the following tracks:||9|
|Branding & Advertising Design|
|Corporate Design and Branding|
|Topics in Graphic Design|
|Mobile App Design|
|User Experience Design|
|Web Design and Usability|
|Advanced Web Design|
|Book Arts: Books Enclosures|
|AVT 413||Professional Design Practices||3|