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Top 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 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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UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

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

General Overview of the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design

A collaborative certificate between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine 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. Students will engage in inquiry-based curriculum and build capacity to continually assess their local context; implement technology to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment; build professional learning networks to support ongoing professional development; and, develop expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies. Essential to this program is a commitment to local community, advocacy for accessibility, and social justice, especially in the context of the potential for new technology to influence educational settings.... [-]

USA Orono
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Fanshawe College

You are already a creator and designer, a disciplined and innovative thinker who brings ideas to life with graphic designs, photography, broadcasting or animation. If you ... [+]

Overview

You are already a creator and designer, a disciplined and innovative thinker who brings ideas to life with graphic designs, photography, broadcasting or animation. If you have basic video editing and computer skills and know your way around Adobe Photoshop and have the diploma under your belt to prove it, you're ready to expand your skills for the post-production industry with a graduate certificate in Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media.

You'll work with other future leaders in the field, as well as independently, to develop professional techniques and terminology to use software for video and audio editing, motion graphics, 3D animation, compositing, and Visual FX. You'll also get practical instruction and an internship within the post-production industry, gaining valuable job training and industry networks. Your post-production skills will be practical, yet generic enough that you can apply what you know in a variety of jobs in the industry. You'll learn how to work with digital data and will practice working on deadlines in real-life client settings.... [-]

Canada London
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
American University Online

American University's online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics builds the foundational skills you need to manage these programs by apply ... [+]

Today's organizations are investing in learning, instructional design, and talent development projects to enhance their effectiveness and fulfill compliance requirements. American University's online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics builds the foundational skills you need to manage these programs by applying and adapting proven analytic methodologies to improve learning.

This flexible, fully online program was developed in consultation with an advisory council of current instructional design and talent development professionals to ensure that it reflects the most current thinking and research in instructional design.

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USA Washington
September 2020
Part-time
9 - 15 months
Online