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Graphic and Web Design Certificate

The UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Graphic & Web Design is an accelerated, full time program that provides comprehensive training in graphic and web design, as well as industry-standard software technologies in a project-based learning environment.

Courses in this one-year program focus on applying graphic and web design methodologies to a variety of mediums, from branding and corporate identity to advertising campaign development, digital illustration and photography, Adobe software training, web design, HTML and CSS coding, to user interface design and content management systems such as WordPress.

In this program, students collaborate with industry professionals and real world clients to gain an advanced understanding of essential Graphic & Web Design software and hardware. The program also focuses on professional development, branding, and business aspects of graphic and web design. As part of the program, students complete a comprehensive portfolio.

For more information, enroll in our online on-demand Digital Arts Information Session, or attend one of our regular in-person meet-and-greets.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Information Session (Learn more about this one-year full-time program in a free information session.)
Digital Arts Professional Certificate - Information Session
INFO-70030
0
Schedule Varies
FALL QUARTER
Visual Communications: Fundamentals of Design
ART-40455
4.5
U      
Visual Communications: Digital Illustration
ART-40456
4.5
U      
Visual Communications: Digital Imaging
ART-40360
4.5
U      
WINTER QUARTER
Introduction to Digital Design
ART-40362
4.5
  U    
Digital Photography
ART-40429
4.5
  U    
Digital Publication
ART-40359
4.5
  U    
SPRING QUARTER
Intermediate Digital Design
ART-40363
4.5
    U  
Introduction to Web Design
ART-40333
4.5
    U  
Introduction to Web Programming
ART-40334
4.5
    U  
SUMMER QUARTER
Introduction to Content Management Systems
ART-40335
4.5
      U
Intermediate Web Programming
ART-40336
4.5
      U
Portfolio Development for Graphic & Web Design Professional Certificate
ART-40347
4.5
      U
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Apply for the Certificate Program

Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Application Fee: $0 Apply Now!
Contact: Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts, 858-534-6704
Email: dac@ucsd.edu
Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.

Program Benefits

  • Accredited full time program (5:30pm – 9:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week)
  • One-year accelerated study in graphic and web design
  • Comprehensive training in industry standard software and hardware
  • Project-based learning in a realistic production environment
  • Small class sizes – limited seating fosters one-on-one learning
  • Own and be trained on all of your own industry preferred hardware and software (Mac platform, Canon DSLR, Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
  • Internship opportunities for qualified students (limited)
  • UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Graphic & Web Design awarded upon successful completion

Conditions for Admission

  1. Attend an online information session or in-person workshop
     
  2. Complete an online application above by clicking Apply Now!
     
  3. Interview for acceptance

Please note: We advise that students complete the above steps as soon as possible as the programs fill up quickly.

Advisors

Nick Adkins, B.A.
Graphic Designer, Web Developer; Instructor
UC San Diego Extension

Jordan Crandall
Professor, Visual Arts
UC San Diego

Tristan Loper
Digital Manager
Voice of San Diego

Bryan Monzon, B.S.
Web Developer, Instructor
UC San Diego Extension

Annika Nelson, B.A.
Operations Manager
UC San Diego Extension

Donna Sandsmark, MS
Web and App Developer; Lead Certificate Adviser
UC San Diego Extension

Aaron Serafino, B.A.
Photographer, Instructor
UC San Diego Extension

Rocco Torres, B.S
Art Director, Graphic Designer; Instructor
UC San Diego Extension

Jasmine Wang, B.A.
Program Manager
UC San Diego Extension

Jake Wilke, BA
Graphic & Web Designer; Program Manager
UC San Diego Extension