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Master the foundational technical and artistic skills for professional practice in design. Design certificate classes are taught by faculty with professional experience in an environment that emphasizes the value of both peer and faculty review. Students graduate with a professional portfolio and benefit from ongoing networking opportunities and advisory support.



Communication Design (formerly Graphic Design) Certificate students develop skills in branding, print and digital publications, app and website design, packaging, event promotions, information design, and environmental graphics.

Fashion Certificate

Fashion Design

Fashion Certificate students gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of fashion design and move onto a series of master classes taught by experts in the fields of costume and handbag design, millinery, trend forecasting and more.

Furniture Design Certificate

Furniture Design

Furniture Design Certificate students master the skills needed to design and build unique studio furniture.


Industrial Design

Industrial Design certificate students develop expertise in drawing and scale-model making while gaining a strong understanding of the industrial design process from research and concept sketching to presentation and fabrication.



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