MCAD Certificate Student


Choose from MCAD's certificates in design foundations, web development, biomimicry, or user experience (UX).

If you are seeking professional development and advancement, earning a certificate is a great way to demonstrate your fundamental competencies in a given discipline.

In order to earn your certificate, select and complete the required number of courses in your chosen area. Some certificates are campus-based, while others are fully online. The sequence of courses is somewhat flexible, although some courses do have prerequisites and must be taken in succession.

Design Foundations Certificate: Take 3 of the following (Online or Hybrid Online and On-Campus)

  • Graphic Design Essentials (online) OR Introduction to Graphic Design (face to face)
  • Design in Context (online)
  • Typography (online) OR Introduction to Typography (face to face)
  • Print Production for Graphic Designers (face to face)

Web Development Certificate (Online)

  • Web Development: HTML
  • Web Development: CSS
  • Web Development: Topics and Projects
  • Web Development: PHP and MySQL
  • Web Development: Wordpress
  • OR
  • Programming for the Web

Biomimicry Certificate (Online)

  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Design
  • Systems Thinking
  • Biomimetic Design OR Biomimicry for Designers

User Experience Certificate (On-Campus)

  • Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design
  • User Experience (UX) and the Mobile App
  • User Experience (UX) Design Systems, and the Screen
  • Prototyping

When are these courses offered?

*Course lists and availability are subject to change based on interest and enrollments.


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