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Certificate Requirements



Certificates in Information Design and Digital Media Production Certificate Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.
  • Prerequisite: Upon admission, if you have not passed the Hypermedia Proficiency Examination (register online to take the exam), you are expected to complete PBDS 660: Introduction to Web Development with a grade of B or better before undertaking any other coursework; this course does not count toward the completion of the degree program.

These 12-credit programs require the following:

Required Courses (6 credits)

Graduate Certificate in Information Design

  • Interaction and Interface Design (IDIA 612)
  • Research Methods (IDIA 642)

Graduate Certificate in Digital Media Production

  • Interaction and Interface Design (IDIA 612)
  • Designing for Mobile Web (IDIA 616)

Electives (6 credits)

Choose two courses from the appropriate certificate program.

Graduate Certificate in Information Design

  • Designing for Mobile Web (IDIA 616)
  • Dynamic Web Sites (IDIA 618)
  • Interactive Multimedia (IDIA 619)
  • Information Architecture (IDIA 630)
  • Humans, Computers and Cognition (IDIA 640)
  • Special Topics (IDIA 750)
  • Learning and Cognition (APPL 603)

Graduate Certificate in Digital Media Production

  • Dynamic Web Sites (IDIA 618)
  • Interactive Multimedia (IDIA 619)
  • Video Aesthetics & Technique (PBDS 639)
  • Motion Graphics for Interactive Media (PBDS 670)
  • Special Topics (IDIA 750)
as of fall 2014