Graduate Certificate Program
The Graduate Certificate invites students and design professionals from a variety of backgrounds who wish to enhance their skill sets with the latest digital design and fabrication tools at Ball State University. This 12 credit hour program, which specifically caters to nontraditional schedules, focuses on applying computational tools within a material-based “design-through-production process” that is informed by experimenting, testing, and prototyping.
Currently we offer two distinct options for successfully completing the Certificate:
Track 1 :: Traditional, semester-length on-campus courses spread out over 2, 3, or 4 semesters–these courses are traditionally scheduled in the evening, one day a week.
Track 2 :: Intense short-courses delivered in rapid succession–these courses are designed as all-day, multi-day workshops, compressing the Certificate program into a short time span from start to finish.
*Track 2 is still under development. Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in these unique opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Send us an email at email@example.com expressing your interest to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Design + Fabrication program. We’ll gladly field any questions about the program and provide you with more details about the next two steps.
2. Apply for admission to Ball State’s Graduate School :: Click here for more information on applying to Ball State’s Graduate School.
3. Apply for admission to the Certificate Program through the Department of Architecture :: We ask participants to submit a Resume/CV, References, a Short Portfolio, and a brief State of Purpose Letter so we can better understand your goals for the program. Click here for more information.
More details about Ball State University’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication (including FAQ’s) are outlined here on Ball State’s website. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.