Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts (Graduate Certificate)

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The graduate certificate in socially engaged practice in design and the arts centers around participation, reciprocal relationships and collaborations in which art and design promote civic dialogue and investigate pressing issues of the day.

This program provides a theoretical framework, rigorous training and field experience in arts and design in civic and applied settings. With a focus on collaborative and cross-disciplinary approaches, students engage meaningfully in community settings in the metropolitan Phoenix area, pushing their personal artistry and creative capacities.

At A Glance

Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts (Graduate Certificate)

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. letter of intent
  4. written recommendation or nomination letter
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa will first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.

Students must maintain a 3.50 GPA in the certificate program.

No admission examinations are required.