Community-Engaged Practices in Design and the Arts (Graduate Certificate)

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Are you passionate about partnering with the community to leverage your skills, creativity and knowledge to make the world a better place? Add value to your degree by gaining advanced hands-on skills in collaboration, project design, facilitation and project management.

This certificate program in community engaged design and the arts places designers, artists, scholars and educators in public life and prepares students to use their creative capacities to advance culture, strengthen democracy and imaginatively address today's most pressing challenges.

This certificate is an integrated, community-engaged design and arts program serving all Herberger Institute students as the larger ASU community. Participants engage in direct and ethical partnership and collaboration with communities, civic and industry partners to learn and practice programming that activates partner goals and facilitates experiential learning and creation.

At A Glance

Community-Engaged Practices in Design and the Arts (Graduate Certificate)

Plan of study

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

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Degree requirements

Required Core (6 credit hours)
ART 542 Art and Community (3) or THP 514 Projects in Community-Based Theatre (3)
HDA 510 Design and the Arts Corps Seminar (3)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
Applied Project (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
The applied project is a 593 course in AME, DCE, DSC, MUP, THP or a 693 course in DCE, DSC, MUP or THP.

Students should see the academic unit for appropriate elective coursework.

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 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 to be considered for admission to this certificate program.

Students must maintain a 3.50 GPA in the certificate program.

Admission examinations are not required.