Design Foundations Certificate Learn the essentials of graphic design through topics such as design concepts and vocabulary, design history and theory, composition, and typography. Total cost: Variable depending on coursework; approximately $1230 noncredit, $5120 for credit. STUDENTS WILL: Gain an understanding of various design and typographic processes, systems, and styles, create portfolio-ready projects, and develop a knowledge of design-related vocabulary. Gain experience utilizing typography for a variety of purposes: communication, expression, and organization while working through multiple formats. Learn important aspects of the history of graphic design, including design history and trends, as well as how the discipline of graphic design fits within a larger cultural context. COURSES For the Design Foundations Certificate, take a minimum of 90 hours in the topic area of Graphic and Web Design.