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Creative Workforce of the Future

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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. FIT Alumni get a 10% discount on the Certificate Programs listed below.

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, User Interface (UI) Design, and UX/UI Master Certification.

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   REGISTER
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   APPLY NOW
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.

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Design for Social Impact   REGISTER
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.

Intro to User Interface (UI) Design With Figma
This 3-week subject-specific badge course focuses on the principles, process, and workflow of UI design using Figma, a browser-based UI design tool, which is the current industry standard for team-based collaborative design projects.

Digital Experience Design Master Certification

Earn a Digital Experience Design Master Certification from FIT by completing the following certificate programs: Motion Graphics Level I, Unity XR: AR, MR, VR Development, and Front-end Website Development Fundamentals.

Motion Graphics Level I   REGISTER
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   REGISTER
Through this 6-week certificate program, you'll learn to build responsive websites as well as best practices for web page design using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and jQuery as well as industry-standard tools such as GitHub and Sublime Text.

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Introduction to Digital Strategy
A 4-week badge boot camp course to help you gain the confidence to implement a digital strategy for marketing your business or website.

Unity Essentials: Intro to Interactive Environments
This 3-week badge course introduces the fundamentals of Unity, the industry-standard cross-platform game engine, which is being used for building interactive 3D environments for video gaming, film, automotive, architecture, engineering, real estate, and construction.

Branding and Digital Transformation Master Certification

Earn a Branding and Digital Transformation Master Certification from FIT by completing the following certificate programs: Dynamic Branding, Sonic Branding, and Data-Driven Design for Digital Marketing and Social Media.

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 work in interdisciplinary teams to develop a book building case study across a campaign lifecycle. You’ll 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.

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Introduction to Sonic Branding: Welcome to the Sound First Era!
Sonic Branding is the art and science that surrounds the strategic development and deployment of consistent, authentic sound experience of a brand. You will leave this lecture course with key takeaways that any brand, or designer, at any level, can implement immediately for a better sound and voice experience.

New Creatives Advertising Portfolio
This 8-week certificate program will help art directors, writers, and aspiring new creatives prepare and improve their portfolio for this dynamic and changing world of advertising. Concrete and proven methodologies will be taught that will enhance your creativity. You will be given the conceptual tools that will push your creativity and prepare you to become one of the new creatives.

Strategy Planning for Creative Advertising
Earn a badge in this 3-week boot camp where planning is integrated with creativity to elevate the work of art directors and copywriters. Taken from the creative director’s perspective, this distance learning program will guide you through the process of how to come up with insights that will lead to fresh thinking.

Other Creative Technologies & Design Certificate Programs

Introduction to Browzwear's VStitcher   REGISTER
In this 5-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   REGISTER
CLO’s robust 3D simulation engine allows you to create garment styles with countless layers and intricate details. In this 5-week certificate program, you will learn to design a variety of garments, quickly sketch new designs directly on your Avatar, and generate pattern pieces.

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.

Other Computer Software Noncredit Courses

Computer Training: Design (Adobe programs // Rhino // Zbrush // Revit // AutoCAD // Sketchup Pro)
Computer Training: Patternmaking (Gerber)