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Graphic Design and Digital Imaging, Graduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

University of Massachusetts Lowell's Certificate Program in Graphic Design and Digital Imaging offers students interested in breaking into the field of graphic design and electronic publishing an innovative mix of traditional design courses along with several courses in multimedia, web development, desktop publishing, and more. Previously available to students on campus for the past 15 years, UMass Lowell is now pleased to offer this undergraduate certificate program entirely online. As part of the program, students will complete numerous design projects for their portfolios, and get hands-on experience using software such as Adobe InDesign®, Photoshop®, Illustrator® and others.

Learning outcomes

Certain courses in this program may also be applied towards the certificates in Multimedia Applications and Website Design & Development, plus students may also use the graphic design courses as concentration electives in UMass Lowell's online Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.

The University has built a solid reputation by offering one of the largest selections of online programs available through a traditional university. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to the online class discussions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International applicants are advised to start the application process no fewer than 12 months in advance of the expected date of enrollment.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Fundamentals of Typography
  • Photographic Imaging
  • Desktop Publishing: Print Production
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Portfolio Production Seminar
  • Computer Graphics & Illustration
  • Website Design
  • Advanced Photographic Imaging

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the Online Application Form or by printing and completing the Undergraduate Certificate Application Form in .pdf file format. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33004 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33004 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15078 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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