These certificates provide a firm grounding in basic elements through advanced techniques. In these fast-moving fields, we offer the opportunity to use, learn, and understand the various types of specialized equipment that exist in today's electronic design and animation studios.
- Computer-Aided Design and Visualization
- Computer Animation and Video
- Electronic Publishing
- Electronic Imaging and Illustration
- Interactive Media / Web Design
The certificate program in computer graphics is designed to provide graphic and fine artists with the skills necessary to utilize the computer as a graphics tool, enabling them to incorporate computer graphics technology into their work.
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“The After Effects class I just took with Ira Yakubov was absolutely fantastic. She is a great instructor who is very well organized and clear in her lesson plans. I am very surprised at how much I learned and I am definitely at a level where I can apply those skills to jobs.” Josh Graver, Pratt Institute
In order to receive Pratt's Certification Computer Graphics, students must complete foundation courses, core courses, and electives within your chosen career track: interactive media, electronic imaging and illustration, electronic publishing, computer animation and video, and computer-aided design and visualization.
- Students will receive a lettergrade in each course and must maintain a "C" average.
- Eighty percent attendance must be maintained in order to pass, as well.
- Students with particular application requirements outside of these career tracks can select courses from different tracks as long as the foundation and certificate requirements are satisfied.
- Certain courses may be waived with permission of the coordinator of the program.
- Eighty percent attendance is also required in these courses of study.
- Students must have an understanding of the basics of design before pursuing their area of concentration.
Please note: Computer Competency (Mac/PC) will be waived outright if you have PC or Mac competency.
The acceptance of prerequisites is subject to the approval of the Associate Director, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, or the Associate Director, Academic Computing. Also, if you are competent in any other software application, you may waive that course, but you do need to take another course in its place in order to complete the certificate program requirements.
Computer Facilities Fees
Students registering for 30-hour computer courses are required to pay a non-refundable facilities fee of $25 per course.
Two hours of lab time is available per week, per course. Students also receive an additional six hours of floating lab time for the semester. Daytime seminars do not include lab time.