Certificate in Visualization and Design
An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate Between the USF School of Art and Art History and the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications
What is it?
If you’re passionate about a career in a creative field and want to build a portfolio of outstanding work to help land that first job; if you want to understand the increasingly important role of visual communication in today’s world; if you want to immerse yourself in the innovation of studying art or learn valuable skills no matter what your career, this certificate is for you. Offered in collaboration by the School of Art and Art History and the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications. It’s the perfect blend of fine art and commercial art, providing you the opportunity to enhance your degree while honing your creative talents.
The Certificate is comprised of 18 credit hours, including two core courses (ART 2201 Concepts & Practices I and VIC 3001 Introduction to Visual Communications) and your choice of two art electives and two mass communications electives.
Whether your goal is to be an animator, product designer, art director, graphic designer or any one of a number of careers in the growing field of visual communications, you can build a course of study to suit your needs and interests.
At completion of the Certificate, it will be listed on your permanent USF transcript and you will receive a separate Diploma.
The Certificate requires a total of 18 hours.
Required Courses (BOTH)
ART 2201 C Concepts and Practices I. 3 credit hours.
VIC 3001 Introduction to Visual Communications, 3 credit hours
1. Art Electives (select two courses - 6 credit hours)
2. Mass Communication Electives (select two courses - 6 credit hours)
ART 2301C Beginning Drawing
ART 3612C Beginning Video, Animation and Digital Arts
ART 3613C Live Action Filmmaking,
PGY 2401C Beginning Photography
PGY 3410C Intermediate Photography
How do I enroll in the certificate?
- ADV 2214 Graphic Programs in Communication (newly proposed course)
- ADV 4710 Portfolio Building
- JOU 4212 Magazine Design and Production
- MMC 4936 Selected topics in Mass Communication Studies: Topics to include: Graphics in Visual Communications, Visualization of Big Data, Visual Analytics
- PGY 3610C Photojournalism I
- PUR 4101 Public Relations Design and Production
- VIC 3943 Visual Communication Practicum
For more information contact Susie Shannon in the College of The Arts Advising Office, FAH 120. 813 974 1740, firstname.lastname@example.org
To ENROLL in the Certificate program, complete the online form "UG Certificate in Visualization and Design
You will receive a confirmation of your enrollment in the Certification Program.