Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Art: Graphic Design, Certificate

The ability to compose technical and non-technical information into an attractive and visually clear and concise form will help in the design and presentation of a wide range of conceptual and/or subject-specific projects. Candidates will gain an understanding of design-related concepts and experience with graphic design software in the communication of ideas. The skills developed in this program, and in the inclusion of projects produced in the program in an application portfolio, will improve a candidate’s qualifications and job prospects.

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

Related Links

Art - Graphic 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 one of the following:3
2-D Design (permission required for non-art majors)
Intermediate Studio Graphic Design (repeatable one time)
ART 114Basic Studio Digital Media3
COMM 232Publication Production3
COMM 334Publication Production3
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Studio Photography
Intermediate Studio Graphic Design (repeatable one time)
Intermediate Studio Digital Media
Advanced Studio Photography
Advanced Studio Graphic Design
Advanced Studio Digital Media
Senior Studio Photography
Senior Studio Graphic Design
Senior Studio Digital Media
Total Hours15

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

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: 5-2019
UCC 3.5.2019