Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts (Certificate)

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Socially engaged practice in arts and design centers around participation, reciprocal relationships and collaborations that promote civic dialogue and investigate pressing issues of our time. This certificate program provides a theoretical framework, rigorous training and field experience in arts and design in civic and applied settings.

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Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The certificate in socially engaged practice in design and the arts requires 18 credit hours; including 12 hours of upper-division coursework. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00) or better. An overall 3.00 GPA is required for this certificate.
Core -- 6 credit hours
Social Engagement -- 3 credit hours
Fieldwork / Internship -- 3 credit hours
HDA 410 may be satisfied with other Capstone or Internship Experiences as approved by the program faculty coordinator.
Electives (at least 3 credits must be upper-division) -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required to complete the certificate. The certificate is administered through the Office of Student Success in the Herberger Institute and is open to all undergraduate students admitted to ASU.

Students enrolled in a BA in the Herberger Institute must complete three additional credit hours of coursework unique to the certificate program that does not also count toward their major (due to the overlapping requirements of HDA 210 and HDA 310).

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.