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Arduino Programming Certificate

Unleash Your Creativity with Arduino


2020 Dates: TBA
Hours: TBA
Tuition: $1,320* (cost includes a $120 materials fee)
Location: TBA

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Arduino is an essential prototyping tool for designers who want to create unique onsite experiences that interact with audiences, surrounding environments, and data streams. FIT’s 8-week Arduino Programming for Designers Certificate Program will give you the practical knowledge and hands-on experience to prepare you for the the exciting field of Experiential Design, which is one of the fastest growing sectors in today’s creative economy.

Our program is tailored for creative professionals such as graphic designers and web designers who are looking to advance their career in the field of experience design. To enroll in this program, basic understanding of coding such as HTML and JavaScript is highly recommended. You are also required to bring a laptop to the class.

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What You Will Learn

  • Arduino hardware
  • The software integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Understand the fundamentals of Arduino programming
  • Anatomy of an interactive device
  • Sensors and actuators
  • The professional workflow and environment of experience design

Why FIT?

  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • Earn a certificate from FIT, a world-renowned design school
  • Curriculum is designed to help you prepare a high quality portfolio showreel
  • Curriculum Designed by FIT's Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) subject area which is a leader in digital design education
  • Advanced pedagogy balancing practical knowledge and creative principles
  • Opportunity to apply to enter Digital Design Job and Internship Fair

Meet Our Faculty 

Rob Kahn

Carmine Guida
Carmine is an instructor, programmer and musician who has worked in executive roles at several tech startups. As a Game Developer, Carmine has published games in various app stores and on Steam. Carmine's puzzle game "A.L.E.X." is a learning tool in after-school coding programs in the U.S. and abroad. After a successful kickstarter, Carmine launched a multi-player, multi-platform game called Quintet which is has been used in a psychology experiment in cooperation as well as for team building exercises in large corporations. As an instructor, Carmine has taught various Game Design courses and intensives as well as countless music workshops. Carmine's current research/thesis project is a plagiarism detection and intervention system using natural language processing and stylometry. As a musician, Carmine plays Middle Eastern music and you can find songs of his in TV shows by Anthony Bourdain, Michael J. Fox and Christiane Amanpour.

Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and noncredit courses in fashion, business, design, computer technology, and marketing, as well as a range of certificate programs to help you enter and advance in the fashion and related industries. With short seminars, multi-session courses, 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 RokubeCreative Director, PwC Experience Center
Jennifer BrunoDirector of Product, Fusion Media Group
Ben MorejonCreative Director, Anomaly
Emily Frost, Manager of Brand Creative, Faherty Brand