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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Information Design and Digital Media Production

 

Master the essentials of the digital media marketplace—without the time necessary for a graduate degree.

You can also complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Design entirely online, allowing you to access classes from home, work or anywhere with an Internet connection. Contact us for additional information about the requirements for this option.

Careers often require additional education to move ahead, but not everyone has the time and resources to earn more degrees. That's where these 12-credit graduate certificate programs come in.

While they are independent programs of study, these project-oriented certificates complement the M.S. in Interaction Design and Information Architecture program and facilitate the transition to further graduate study through, for example, UB's D.S. in Information and Interaction Design program.

  • Graduate Certificate in Information Design

    This certificate can be completed exclusively online, allowing you to access classes from home, work or anywhere with an Internet connection. You can graduate with your certificate without ever stepping foot on campus. Contact us to learn more.


    The Graduate Certificate in Information Design program emphasizes system development and usability analysis.

    You'll learn how to:

    • create pathways through an information space
    • promote a user experience that balances the goals of businesses, the demands of content and the needs of users
    • become familiar with requirements analysis, information design and delivery, usability testing and Web-based application development
    • develop, design, produce and manage a range of electronic information resources.
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Media Production

    The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media Production program is for graphic designers, writers, editors, publication managers and other communications professionals who want to do advanced design and creative work in emerging media.

    You will:

    • develop a solid foundation in Web production and publication management and garner expertise in interactive multimedia and application development
    • explore information design and delivery, usability testing, production techniques and standards, and design aesthetics
    • be prepared to work as a multimedia designer, webmaster, scripter/programmer or publication manager.


    Classes are offered evenings and weekends, and some courses are offered online.


Gainful employment information for the Graduate Certificate in Information Design and the Graduate Certificate in Digital Media Production is provided to help you make an informed decision about these certificate programs related to time and resources required to complete the programs and possible employment outcomes.