All designers are expected to be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Graphic
designers must know Adobe InDesign and can no longer ignore the web. If your computer
skills have not caught up with the times, this certificate program is for you.
Not all courses are offered every semester.
Links direct you to current offerings.
All courses listed are required in order to complete the certificate program, unless otherwise noted.
A total of 9 courses (8 required and 1 personal choice) are needed to complete this
Courses can be taken in any order if there are no prerequisites.
CTB 040 Managing the Design Process
CTD 100 Illustrator I
CTD 111 Illustrator II: Graphic Design
CTD 121 Illustrator III: Graphic Design
CTD 200 Photoshop I
CTD 211 Photoshop II: Graphic Design
CTD 520 InDesign I
CTD 525 Interactive Design for Tablets and Smartphones
Choose at least one course from those listed below:
CTD 704 Prototype Development for Mobile Apps using Adobe Experience Design CC
CTD 706 Animation Design with Adobe Animate
CTD 860 After Effects I
CTD 861 After Effects II
Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of completion must file an affidavit form after completing the first course in the certificate. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. You may obtain this form from the instructor of your first course or by contacting Kathleen Friedman from Certificate Programs at Kathleen_Friedman@fitnyc.edu. You may also pick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located at 236 West 27th Street (store front level).