With a strong focus on ideation, process, and portfolio development, MCAD’s graphic design certificate program empowers you to create a compelling body of work while also preparing you for the professional rigors and standards needed to successfully enter the field of graphic design.
Halfway through this program, you will participate in a rigorous review by a committee of professional design experts who critique your work and push you to the next level.
Reviewers include prominent creative directors and art directors who know how to find and cultivate talent. Their feedback will benefit you in the second year of the program and give you an edge when you enter the job market.
Choosing Your Program Path
MCAD is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals in the way that works best for you. Although the graphic design certificate program generally takes two years, there is flexibility within the program. Your advisor can help you develop a course pathway that works best with your schedule and other commitments.
Interested in gaining some foundation skills prior to completing your application? Here is a list of Continuing Education courses that are popular to take in advance.
Example Program Pathway
|Design in Context3cr|
HTML and CSS 3cr
Web Design: Principles3cr
|Advanced Projects Studio3cr|
|Professional Practice Seminar3cr|