Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Catalog

Design Thinking and Practice Certificate


Art and Art History (ART/ARH) information

The Certificate in Design Thinking and Practice provides students with knowledge of the practical application of the design process.  Students are taught to think broadly about design, its application to other disciplines, and to develop innovative ideas and solutions to complex problems.  

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 out of 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.