All certificates begin with Level I: Core: study in the fundamental skills of drawing, design, color, digital and other technique building. This is followed by Level II: Concentration: study in specific disciplines (such as graphic design, painting, interactive design, illustration, etc.).
Core study is a requirement of every certificate – providing a sound base for subsequent learning in specific disciplines and we highly recommend students complete this level before moving on to Level II: Concentration. Completion of both levels is required to earn a certificate.
While each certificate has a slightly different set of core courses, a student is able to go into any certificate once they are complete. It is recommended that courses in the certificate be taken sequentially according to the Certificate Guides.