Creative Workforce of the Future


The Future of Creativity Redefined

We are living through a fundamental workforce transformation during which digital technology has begun to alter the skills companies are looking for. In collaboration with the Creative Technology & Design subject area, FIT’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS) is creating a series of certificate programs and specialized courses that are forward-thinking. Our mission is to initiate a transformative journey for creatives worldwide so they can design a better future for all of us in the digital age. 

A New Pedagogy for Distance Learning

Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning (SCREL™) is a new approach for online education developed by award-winning educators C.J. Yeh and Christie Shin. Unlike traditional online learning which is isolated and passive, SCREL™ methodology enables real-time human interactions, hands-on experiential learning, and remote collaboration. These badge and certificate programs simulate the workflow of global teamwork, which is becoming a standard in the creative industry. All SCREL™ programs are taught by top industry professionals and limited to 14 students or less to maximize your learning and engagement time with faculty and experts.

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UX/UI Master Certification

Earn a UX/UI Master Certification from FIT by completing the following certificate programs:

User Experience (UX) Design   
An 8-week career accelerator certificate tailored for creative professionals such as graphic designers and web designers who are looking to advance their career in the exciting field of user experience (UX) design.

User Interface (UI) Design   
This certificate program, tailored for creative professionals, is an 8-week career accelerator that gives you the hands-on experience to prepare for a career in user interface (UI) design.

UX/UI Master Certification
Learn job searching techniques, interview skills, and portfolio design guidelines from top UX and UI professionals in the world. You will also learn how to tackle design interview challenges and exercises.

Digital Experience Design Master Certification

Earn a Digital Experience Design Master Certification from FIT by completing the following certificate programs:

Motion Graphics Level I   
This 8-week certificate program will give you the fundamental skills and teach you the time-based design principles to allow you to bring your creativity to life using Adobe After Effects.

Unity XR: AR, MR, VR Development     
This 10-week certificate program is designed for creative professionals who have little or no previous experience in XR but are interested in how to bring their ideas onto these new platforms.


Front-end Website Development Fundamentals    
Through this 6-week certificate program, you'll learn to build responsive websites and best practices for web page design using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and jQuery using industry-standard tools such as GitHub and Sublime Text.

Branding and Digital Transformation Master Certification

Earn a Branding and Digital Transformation Master Certification from FIT by completing the following certificate programs:

Dynamic Branding
This 2-week immersive Summer noncredit certificate program introduces the theories, principles, and skills of dynamic brand design and strategy.


Sonic Branding
This 10-week certificate program is designed to educate branding professionals on the discipline of the use of sound as a strategic communication tool. This course introduces the theories, principles, methodologies, and technologies of sonic branding.


Data-Driven Design for Digital Marketing and Social Media    
In this 8-week certificate program, you will learn to leverage social and digital analytics tools from defining measurable business goals to insight gathering and audience segmentation, to creative campaign development, to create A/B optimization tests.

Creative Design Certificates

Design for Social Impact
This 8-week certificate program enables designers to recognize and embrace the power they hold to create designs that empower those who are underserved, voiceless, and marginalized in society.

Introduction to 3D Printing for Designers
Create a functional working prototype in this 6-week certificate program. Learn all that 3D printing has to offer you and your business.

Unity Essentials: Intro to Interactive Environments
This 3-week badge course introduces the fundamentals of Unity, the industry-standard cross-platform game engine used for building interactive 3D environments.

3D Fashion Design Certificates

Introduction to Browzwear's VStitcher
In this 6-week certificate program, you will learn VStitcher with Browzwear 3D and the Open Platform. More creative designs. Faster time to market. Less waste. All the benefits of a digital workflow.

Introduction to CLO's 3D Garment Visualization
CLO’s robust 3D simulation engine allows you to create garment styles with countless layers and intricate details. Design a variety of garments, from a simple blouse to technical outerwear with complicated pattern pieces and construction.