The Graduate Certificate in Information Design and Visualization focuses on the data-driven analytical and visual design of information, preparing students to communicate visually while engaging advanced data analytics to produce meaningful information environments.
The graduate certificate is intended for practitioners and students from related fields – media, design, communications, data science, and more – who would like to acquire competencies in information design and data visualization to complement their skills and address their professional needs. Embedded in the course offering of the Master of Fine Arts in Information Design and Visualization program, students in the certificate program will have the opportunity to join MFA students for guest lectures and workshops. Throughout the course of the certificate, students master how to think visually, while also learning how to produce effective, meaningful visual information from various sources of data. Graduates are professionals who are prepared to tackle new information communication challenges and communicate and collaborate with researchers in a variety of fields, as well as stakeholders and the public. The graduate certificate consists of 16 credit hours. Students take two core courses and two electives.
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- 1. Create effective visualizations using suitable programming languages, tools, and platforms.
2. Critically assess the choice of visualization methods appropriate for a specific task and data source.
3. Demonstrate facility with different data formats, including quantitative, qualitative, textual, relational, hierarchical, or spatial data sources.
4. Demonstrate facility with visual languages to create pictorial, diagrammatic, temporal, spatial, and interactive representations of information.
Information Design and Visualization, Graduate Certificate Requirements
*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.
Resources for Current Students
Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.