The Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Design Literacy is a four-course (12 credit hour) program offered by the College of Design.
The core value of the online Digital Design Literacy certificate is the belief that digital literacy and good design can enhance the vitality, effectiveness, and impact of any project. The program leverages leading-edge technologies and existing online platforms to address the emergent need for both digital fluency and design savvy. From establishing a resonant online presence to capitalizing on the availability of DIY software and tools, digital design and literacy online is increasingly essential for entrepreneurs and creatives alike.
The program offers a suite of courses that can serve students and professionals throughout the Commonwealth, allowing enrollees to harness the power of design technologies for their professional growth and personal use.
The program requires students to successfully complete 4 of 5 courses that can be taken in any order. These include: one discussion course that introduces students to the vocabulary of visual culture, representation, and implications of visual culture in the digital age; and four technical courses that facilitate the creation of high-impact digital products. Students will learn how to read and create powerful images, cultivate a message using various online platforms, and use digital techniques to fabricate three-dimensional prototypes. Upon completion, students will be able to engage the digital world with confidence.