Art and Art History (ART/ARH) 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. Certificates are official awards. Degree-seeking students will declare the certificate program by submitting a change of program form in SIS and are eligible for aid while pursuing a bachelor degree program. The certificate appears on a student’s official transcript. If you are recent graduate of a UMF bachelor program you do not need to reapply to the university, if you have a completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution you will apply as a transfer student, and if you have been away from UMF for more than one year you will need to apply to this program as a readmit student. This certificate program is not eligible for federal financial aid if a student is not currently pursuing a bachelor degree program. Students completing a certificate only are not allowed to participate in Commencement, however the certificate will appear on a student’s official transcript. An official diploma will be issued for this award and will state the area of the certificate earned.