This certificate program enables students to develop a special competency in the use of visual symbols by combining theory with practical applications, and treating both computer-displayed and print graphics. Electronic design tools for the Web, multimedia, image-editing, page layout and illustration enable communicators to easily integrate text and graphics, but they also demand that communicators have command of both words and visual imagery. The Graphics Certificate program integrates design theory with in-depth studio work. It has been popular with both students and prospective employers.
This 4-course (12 credit hour) graduate graphics certificate may be earned on a non-matriculating basis or as part of one of C&M's graduate degree programs. Up to 12 credit hours taken on a non-matriculating basis may be applied towards a graduate degree at Rensselaer.