Program Overview

Penn State’s Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Arts blends art theory with the latest Internet-based technologies, making it an excellent way to build your digital résumé. The courses were designed to help you gain a specialized set of skills that can be applied across industries and professions. The certificate focuses on enhancing creative problem solving through project-based learning—giving you a real-world, practical emphasis. Developing your technical proficiencies is just the beginning; you can also learn key concepts of multimedia and visual art as you acquire a practical understanding of the conventions, language, practices, and aesthetics that digital artists and designers use. If you’re interested in computer-based graphics, multimedia, art, or media-rich web design or you want to strengthen your existing skills to support your professional responsibilities, the digital arts certificate is an ideal program for you.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant university founded in 1855 as the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania. Today, it is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses, awarding bachelor's degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, post master's certificates, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. The main campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in State College, Pennsylvania, and its World Campus houses distance education programs. Penn State’s mission is “Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions”. 

    There are 14 academic colleges within Pennsylvania State University and each offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees on multiple campuses and online.

    • College of Agricultural Sciences
    • College of Arts and Architecture
    • Smeal College of Business
    • College of Communications
    • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Health and Human Development
    • College of Information Sciences and Technology
    • College of the Liberal Arts
    • College of Nursing
    • Eberly College of Science

     

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