Visual Arts and Art History Department information
Interaction design involves the creation of a dialog between people, environments and communications incountered in everyday human experience. This area of study offers students the opportunity to investigate the most quickly evolving art forms in visual media, including game, web, and digital design. The certifcate is for those who seek introduction to evolving world of interactive and web design, offering courses in design-thinking, user experience, and emerging media, in order to further the skills of the designer. Certificate-seeking students may not also obtain the Interaction Design minor, or the Interaction Design specialization in the Art and Design major.
Students can be admitted into a certificate program if they are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program; have earned a bachelor’s degree; or have not earned a bachelor’s degree but would like to earn a certificate. Degree-seeking students will declare the certificate program by submitting a change of program form in SIS. The certificate appears on a student’s official transcript. Non-Candidate For Degree students may apply directly through the undergraduate non-degree admissions procedures. This certificate program is Not Eligible for Federal Financial Aid if a student is not degree-seeking. Students completing a certificate only are not allowed to participate in Commencement, however the certificate will appear on a student’s official transcript.