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Certificate in Graphic Design

San Diego University for Integrative Studies offers a non-degree certificate program in Graphic Design. This course curriculum emphasizes packaging, typography, identity branding and print and computer technology. Students learn concept development, strategic planning, fundamental techniques and verbal presentation skills in a career-focused classroom setting.Participants of the SDUIS Certificate in Graphic Design will gain practical design and typography skills, as well as real-world knowledge in the uses of the computer as a design tool. The primary focus of all courses is the conceptual, creative process. The program will provide participants design, drawing and computer graphics skills necessary to enter the graphic design field.


Each participant in the Graphic Design Certificate program must successfully complete seven (7) courses on the components of effective leadership for a total of 40 units.

“Notice to Prospective Students

This institution approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:
• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended. “