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Graphic Design Certificate

Earning a graphic design certificate has proven to be very advantageous for many of our graduates. Obtaining one can provide you with with a pin-pointed focus of experience leading to various permanent, full-time positions as well as professional advancement.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn skills and competency in layout, typography and image preparation (both photographic and graphic). Students in this program design and produce a professional-level portfolio demonstrating an understanding of the field of graphic design encompassing page layout and typographic principles in addition to the principles of design and aesthetics.

Core courses focus on:

  • Developing proficiency in design aesthetics
  • Advancing and communicating a visual message
  • Print production and presentation of visual solutions
  • Developing a personal visual language and style

What are the requirements for this degree?

There are 18 credits required in this program.


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Our design students gain jobs in design firms, commercial illustration, corporate design, trade show display and environmental design and in many other design-related fields. Our graduates have also been known to pursue further education in the field.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

Our resources and technology are all state-of-the art including a complete color controlled print production facility. We have the capability to produce the finest quality fine art and design prints that rival metropolitan markets.

Contact the Art & Design Department Huber Art Center 209 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1530 Fax: (717) 477-4049