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Collection Design

In this course, students develop the necessary support for their designs through intensive research, color development, storyboarding, and a comprehensive introduction to fabrics and weaves. The work in this class focuses on the creative groundwork and inspiration gathering necessary in the creation of a cohesive collection. Prerequisite: Figure Drawing for Illustration


This foundational introduction to typography is recommended for those who are pursuing a career in the visual arts and design fields and those interested in the history and development of analog and digital type. The course functions as a working lab with multiple projects guaranteed to build confidence and knowledge in typographic usage. Students learn about typographic history, type do?s and don?ts, type terminology, setting copy and display text, using style sheets, type styles, and handwriting and illustrative calligraphy. No former typography experience is required.

Web Design (Certificate)

The Web Design Certificate is designed for students, working adults, artists, and designers interested in exploring the expanding field of Web Design. The full course sequence provides the foundational skills required for those wishing to build website portfolios for personal and professional applications. Students with previous web design experience will also find current topics and new approaches to update their web design practices.

Prerequisites: Students are required to have taken an Introduction to Graphic Design course and have a working knowledge of Adobe Ill... [Read More]

Painting (Certificate)

The Painting Certificate offers a foundational education in the field of contemporary painting. Students will explore a variety of painting approaches, and develop their technical and conceptual skills, while realizing their own unique vision. Students will learn about the history of painting through art history courses, works in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, and exposure to a wide variety of painting practices emerging today. The Painting Certificate is designed for adults who are interested in exploring the tools and traditions of painting while experiment... [Read More]

Interior Design (Certificate)

The Interior Design Certificate offers a foundational education in the field of contemporary interior architecture. Students will develop the necessary skills to design interior spaces while studying current design concepts, trends, and applications. Students have access to a wide range of resources, including the Architecture Resource Center in SAIC’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO). The Interior Design Certificate is designed for students who are interested in developing an interior design portfolio for admission to college-level prog... [Read More]

Illustration (Certificate)

The Illustration Certificate offers a foundational education in the field of illustration. Students will develop and produce illustrated images for print and digital media using a combination of fine art and graphic design processes. Students have the option of building their skills for a wide range of illustration purposes or may choose to focus on one of the following Illustration categories: children’s book illustration, commercial illustration, or sequential Illustration. The Illustration Certificate is designed for adults interested in learning more about the field of illustrati... [Read More]

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