NFT and Digital Product Design Certificate

Reimagine Creativity with Digital Product and NFT

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Dates TBD
UXD 301:
TBD
Time: Every Saturday, 1:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Tuition: $1,600*
Room: TBA**
**Please read the requirements for attending on-campus courses here.

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This certificate will give you the practical knowledge and hands-on experience to develop different types of digital products and non-fungible tokens (NFT). The possibility to enhance product experience using immersive experience technologies such as AR and VR are also discussed in this course.

This is tailored for creative professionals who are looking to advance their career in digital product design and/or looking to create and promote creative work in the NFT space. To enroll in this certificate, proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite as well as knowledge of design fundamentals are highly preferred.

This course is a Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning™ (SCREL™) Certificate. Unlike traditional distance and online learning models, SCREL enables real-time interactions between faculty, industry professionals. In addition, our intimate maximum class size of 14 students will enable in-depth discussions and exchange of ideas to maximize your learning experience and results.

Requirements

  • A design-grade laptop or desktop computer that is capable of running the latest browser and capable of running design software such as Adobe Creative Suite

*If you think you are eligible for the 10% Alumni Discount, please complete the Alumni Verification Form prior to registration in order to receive your discount code.

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Learn How To

  • Understand the history and workflow of digital product design
  • Research and analyze the competitive landscape and develop a unique product-market fit
  • Develop target segmentation, brand positioning, purpose, as well as value propositions for digital products
  • Design and develop prototypes of digital products
  • Design for social media marketing and promotion
  • Develop a digital product roadmap
  • Create NFT artwork and prepare them for sale

Why FIT?

  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • Subject area expert for each topic to provide a comprehensive and in depth knowledge
  • Team-teaching methodology maximizes your learn outcomes
  • Building network with some of the leading creatives and thought-leaders in the industry
  • Curriculum Designed by FIT's Creative Technology & Design Program
  • Digital badge and certification from a world-renowned design school
  • Certification from a world-renowned college

Meet Your Instructors

C.J. Yeh

C.J. Yeh
Founder & Creative Director, Cynda Media Lab; and Curriculum Chair, Creative Technology & Design, FIT

C.J. Yeh is a world-renowned expert in branding and experience design. Yeh has published eight books to date, several of which have been adopted by universities in Taiwan as textbooks. His work has been exhibited at some of the most famous museums in the world including MAXXI Museum (Rome), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei), and New Museum (New York). Yeh has won multiple teaching awards including the FIT President’s Award for Faculty Excellence, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Adobe Educators’ Choice Awards.

Christie Shin

Christie Shin
Partner & Design Director, Cynda Media Lab; and Faculty and Coordinator, Creative Technology & Design, FIT

Christie Shin has more than 25 years of professional experience as an educator, creative consultant, and design director specializing in branding, typography, UX/UI design, and product design. Shin is one of the most award-winning designers receiving over 30 international design awards since 2012. Currently, Shin is an associate professor at FIT, where she was awarded the 2017 FIT Faculty Excellence Award.

Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning

FIT’s SCREL programs were developed by award-winning faculty members from FIT’s Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) subject area and Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS). It provides a hands-on learning experience that simulates the workflow of online collaboration and global teamwork, which is becoming a standard in the contemporary creative industry.

Synchronous: Real-time remote lectures, demonstrations, and discussions for instant feedback and dynamic exchange of ideas.

Collaborative: Adaptation of industry-standard tools that enable real-time online collaboration and teamwork.

Experiential: Hands-on experiential and project-based learning in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper understanding of the subject.

Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and noncredit certificates and courses in fashion, business, design, technology, and marketing, to help you enter into or advance your career in the fashion and related industries. With short programs and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford.

Creative Technology & Design (CT&D)

The CT&D program area was founded with a mission to elevate students’ understanding of advanced design concepts as well as their command of cutting-edge technology, CT&D at FIT provides a flexible curriculum and an empowering transdisciplinary learning environment. Our pedagogical goal is to nurture the next generation of creative technologists who will design digital products, platforms, and creative solutions that improve people’s lives.

CT&D Advisory Board

C.J. Yeh, Program Director, Founder / Creative Director, Cynda Media Lab
Christie Shin, Program Coordinator, Partner / Design Director, Cynda Media Lab
Paul Kim, Vice President of Strategy, North America HQ at Samsung Electronics
Allison Ceraso, President and Chief Experience Officer, Havas Health Plus
Marcin Ramocki, Chairman, MFA in Media Arts, New Jersey City University
Akiko Rokube, Creative Director, PwC Experience Center
Jennifer Bruno, Director of Product, Fusion Media Group
Ben Morejon, Creative Director, Anomaly
Emily Frost, Manager of Brand Creative, Faherty Brand