Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Art: Design, Certificate

To access Certificate Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Students obtaining a Certificate in Art: Design will develop an understanding of the design process, and will learn how to compose technical, non-technical and expressive information into attractive and visually clear and concise forms. Students from a wide range of degree programs will focus on the presentation of discipline-based subject matter using digital and traditional methods of representation of facts. Artwork will range from an expressive response to subject matter to a creative representation of facts. The skills developed in this program will augment students’ communication skills and enhance possible career opportunities.

The Certificate in Art: Design will also be attractive to individuals not currently affiliated with SRU. Design skills will help a candidate organize visual information in any field of study, and will be useful in the pursuit of a wide variety of personal projects and/or career directions.

Related Links

Art - Design, Certificate Program Page

Art Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.00 or higher

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
Select twelve credits of the following:12
2-D Design
Basic Studio Digital Media
Intermediate Studio Graphic Design (repeatable one time)
Intermediate Studio Graphic Design (repeatable one time)
Advanced Studio Graphic Design (repeatable one time)
Senior Studio Graphic Design (repeatable two times)
Senior Studio Digital Media (repeatable two times)
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Spring 2016.
Revision date: 10-2019