Certificate Program

Entrepreneur: Design and Digital Marketing Certificate

In the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s creative entrepreneur certificate program, you will learn the principles of design, major design software, HTML & CSS coding for contemporary web design, the business practices necessary to run an effective business as well as the theory and methodology behind design thinking. In Design Principles/Typography, you will develop the problem-solving skills critical to functioning in the design industry. In Business Practices for Creatives you will better understand the best methods for creating, managing, and maintaining a design company. In Design Thinking Methodology, you will learn the critical thinking necessary to solve problems and provide your clients with innovative solutions.

Beyond the three required courses, certificate students must complete two additional credits in each of three other subject areas: print design, web design and social media marketing.

Outcomes

Course of study

3 CORE PROGRAM COURSES

CHOOSE TWO PRINT DESIGN COURSES

CHOOSE TWO WEB DESIGN COURSES

CHOOSE TWO SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING COURSES

All courses are 1 credit unless otherwise noted. A total of nine credits are required for completion of the Design Professional Certificate Program.

To receive a Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Entrepreneur Certificate, students must achieve an overall 2.0 G.P.A. or better.

How to Register

Enrolling in one of PCA&D’s Certificate Program is simple. Confirm your intent to pursue one of our certificates by filling out an application.

Once we receive your application, we will begin tracking your progress in the program. You may register for courses immediately and do not need to wait for confirmation.

If you have any questions regarding mapping out a plan, upcoming class schedules, or completing your certificate, please contact the Center for Creative Exploration at 717-396-7833 ext 1005 or email ce@pcad.edu.

Certificate Program Application