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Certificate Tuition

fashion design

Fashion Design Certificate tuition including course, credit and fees:

  • The Fashion Design Certificate consists of 10 courses, totaling 29 credits
  • The credit cost for fiscal year 2025 (starting Summer 2024) is estimated at $478 per credit
  • The fees per class are $240 or $350
  • The total cost for the program including fees, but not including materials, is approximately $16,262 as of Summer 2024*
  • Students typically take 6 credits per semester

*Tuition cost is subject to increase based on yearly credit and fee rates. 

Average class cost (3 credits plus $240 fee) $1,674
Fees (depends on class) $240 or $350
Total approximate cost for program (not including materials) $16,262

Furniture Design

Furniture Design Certificate tuition including course, credit and fees:

  • The Furniture Design Certificate consists of 9 courses, totaling 27 credits
  • The credit cost for fiscal year 2025 (starting Summer 2024) is estimated at $478 per credit
  • The fee per class is $350
  • The total cost for the program including fees, but not including materials, is approximately $16,056 as of Summer 2024*
  • Students typically take 6 credits per semester

*Tuition cost is subject to increase based on yearly credit and fee rates

Average class cost (3 credits plus $350 fee) $1,784
Fee $350
Total approximate cost for program (not including materials) $16,056

COMMUNICATION Design

There are three stackable Communication Design Certificates. Tuition including course, credit and fees:

  • Level 1: 4 courses, totalling 11 credits
  • Level 2: 4 courses, totalling 10 credits
  • Level 3: 5 courses, totalling 12 credits
  • The credit cost for fiscal year 2025 (Starting Summer 2024) is estimated at $478 per credit
  • Non-credit course costs vary based on course length
  • The fees per class vary between $240 and $350
  • As of Summer 2024* the total cost for Level 1 including fees, but not including materials, is approximately $6,218 for Level 2, $5,740; for Level 3, $6,936
  • Students typically take 6 credits per semester

*Tuition cost is subject to increase based on yearly credit and fee rates


industrial design

Industrial Design Certificate tuition including course, credit and fees:

  • The Industrial Design Certificate consists of 17 courses, totaling 51 credits
  • The credit cost for fiscal year 2025 (starting Summer 2024) is estimated at $478 per credit
  • The fees per class vary between $240 or $350
  • The total cost for the program including fees, but not including materials, is approximately $28,458 as of Summer 2024*
  • Students typically take 9 or more credits per semester

*Tuition cost is subject to increase based on yearly credit and fee rates

Average class cost (3 credits plus fee) $1,674
Fees (depends on class) $240 or $350
Total cost for program (not including materials)

$28,458


Visual Storytelling & Comic Arts

Non-credit, one-year certificate

Visual Storytelling & Comic Arts Certificate costs are as follows:

  • The Visual Storytelling & Comic Arts Certificate consists of 8 noncredit classes
  • The cost per class for fiscal year 2024 (starting Summer 2024) is $575
  • The total cost for the program, not including materials, is $4,600 as of Summer 2024*
  • Materials: up to $100
  • It is recommended that students take two classes per 7-week term. 

*Costs are subject to increase based on yearly rates.

Non-credit class cost $575
Total approximate cost for program (not including materials)

$4,600


Digital Media Certificate

Non-credit, one-year certificate

Digital Media Certificate costs are as follows:

  • The Digital Media Certificate consists of 8 noncredit classes.
  • The cost per class for fiscal year 2024 is $575.
  • The total cost for the program, not including materials, is $4,600 as of Fall 2024*
  • It is recommended that students take two classes per 7-week term.

*Costs are subject to increase based on yearly rates.

Non-credit class cost  $575
Total approximate cost for program (not including materials) $4,600

Studio Arts Certificate

Studio Arts Certificate costs are as follows:

  • The Studio Arts Certificate consists of eight noncredit classes or up to four 3-credit classes
  • The cost per noncredit class for fiscal year 2025 (starting Summer 2024) is $575
  • The total cost for the program, in all noncredit classes, not including materials, is $4,600 as of Summer 2024*
  • The cost per 3-credit class for fiscal year 2025 (starting Summer 2024) is $1,524*
  • The total cost of the program, all credit classes, not including materials, is $6,096
  • Material costs vary by class and personal choices 
  • It is recommended that students take two noncredit classes per 7-week term (or a combination of 7-week classes and full semester classes). 

On-time Completion Rate: There is no deadline for program completion.

Median loan debt incurred by students: This program does not meet the requirements for federal loans.

*Costs are subject to change


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