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Graduate Certificate Programs in Design Studies

If you are looking for a way to advance your education or move up in your career field, a graduate certificate may be a good option. These programs generally take one year for students to complete. What is a graduate certificate in design? A graduate certificate in design is a one-year program to help you further your education as a member of the design industry. You may take classes to enhance yo… Read more

If you are looking for a way to advance your education or move up in your career field, a graduate certificate may be a good option. These programs generally take one year for students to complete.

What is a graduate certificate in design? A graduate certificate in design is a one-year program to help you further your education as a member of the design industry. You may take classes to enhance your lighting design, special design or visual design skills. Throughout your year you may also take on practice-oriented subjects to help improve your existing skills. There are a wide variety of design program focus areas such as 3D production, computer animation or advertising design.

There are many benefits of enrolling in a graduate certificate in design program. You can use this certificate to achieve advancement in your existing career or to further your education and skills. You may also use your education to branch out your interests into other areas of design.

The cost of graduate certificate in design programs will vary depending on where you study. Each school sets its own tuition cost and other fees. You should contact each school for more information on prices and payment options.

Once you have achieved a graduate certificate in design you can use your newly mastered skills to seek a promotion in your current position. You can also look for a new position as a designer for games or animated movies. You might be able to work as a graphic artist for a newspaper or a magazine or for an advertising consultant for other media outlets. Other career options include independent consultant, layout designer or cover art artist.

Once you have found a graduate certificate in design program that suits you, it is time to apply. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Fanshawe College
London, Canada

The Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media program will build on your graphic design, photo and video editing, broadcasting or animation skills, giving you the adva ... +

The Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media program will build on your graphic design, photo and video editing, broadcasting or animation skills, giving you the advanced tools to succeed as specialized post-production professional. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Feb 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Georgian College
Barrie, Canada

Kitchen and bath design is a specialized service within the residential interior decorating and design professions. Building on previous design education and experience, stude ... +

Kitchen and bath design is a specialized service within the residential interior decorating and design professions. Building on previous design education and experience, students develop leading-edge, industry-standard skills and expertise. Applying knowledge of how to assess client needs, students focus on function-based and aesthetically pleasing design solutions, environmental considerations, and durability. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
06 Sep 2022
Online
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The UTS Graduate Certificate in Social and Service Design enables professionals to develop their capability to design service responses to complex social problems they face ev ... +

The UTS Graduate Certificate in Social and Service Design enables professionals to develop their capability to design service responses to complex social problems they face every day. This practical learning program is aimed at equipping students with a design-based methodology in social service design. That methodology provides a structure for reframing problems and can be employed to transform public engagement, practices, services, regulations, policies, organisations and communities. The course utilises an experiential, peer-learning model within the teaching program and the learning environment offers a great opportunity for collaboration and idea-sharing with fellow students across disciplines and sectors. To discover more, read on or download a course guide. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 

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UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Orono, USA

The University of Maine Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design helps students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology. The req ... +

The University of Maine Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design helps students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology. The required coursework, research, and clinical experiences are designed for educators working in a variety of contexts. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

You like observing how people and products work together. How products, workplaces and environments can effectively influence how people interact and engage each other. And yo ... +

You like observing how people and products work together. How products, workplaces and environments can effectively influence how people interact and engage each other. And you’re always looking for ways to make things even better. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Feb 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

This three-semester Ontario Graduate Certificate program will build on your existing fashion design skills and prepare you to enter the world of costume development and creati ... +

This three-semester Ontario Graduate Certificate program will build on your existing fashion design skills and prepare you to enter the world of costume development and creation for theatre. You'll learn both the technical and creative aspects of creating costumes for theatre through theory, hands-on development and a practical work placement. You'll learn about theatre history, wardrobe planning and how to analyze the script to bring the playwright's world to life. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Feb 2022
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation has been developed in partnership with the industry-leading digital animation studio Animal Logic and is offered throug ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation has been developed in partnership with the industry-leading digital animation studio Animal Logic and is offered through the UTS Animal Logic Academy. The course develops creative professional practice, conceptual skills and technical dexterity in animation and visualisation production. Under the guidance and mentorship of practitioners and leaders from the industry, learning takes place in a custom-built digital production studio modelled on real-world production work structure and engineered to the highest industry standards, with tools and technologies that are leading the animation and visualisation industries into the future. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Design is an entry-level postgraduate course that allows students with a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Design to transition into the ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Design is an entry-level postgraduate course that allows students with a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Design to transition into the Master of Design (Service Design) or Master of Design (Design Leadership). The course draws on aspects of the School’s highly-regarded undergraduate design program to provide the design research and practice fundamentals required for the emerging and increasingly important disciplines of Social and Service Design, and Design Leadership. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus