The Graduate Certificate in Interactive Design offers students a comprehensive overview of the expansive field of interactive design and provides practical exposure to the design process.
Duration of Program
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Digital media plays an increasingly significant role in the global culture and economy. The Graduate Certificate in Interactive Design offers an overview of courses in the creative process of storytelling and communicating through visuals and sound. Students gain expertise in time-based design, interface, and experience design through a practice-oriented, problem-solving approach. Courses in this program also serve as a concentration in the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media, and the certificate can be applied toward this master's degree.
Multiple start terms are available for this program
Students enhance their practical skillset and create a design portfolio
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
English language proficiency proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
Domestic application complete (first half start: January 10, 2022)
December 20, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2022)
February 8, 2022
Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 19, 2021)
September 6, 2022
Domestic application complete (second half start: October 31, 2022)
October 17, 2022
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Faculty Member and Academic Director of the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media program
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Below is a look at where our Digital Media & Design alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.