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AIGA Professional Design Certificate (ACE CREDIT®)

Self-Paced | Certificate33.5 Course Hours | 77 Weeks
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AIGA Professional Design Certificate (ACE CREDIT®)


The AIGA Professional Design Certification represents a commitment to the design profession and to lifelong learning. This new online design certification program is open to design practitioners at every level who are committed to expanding their careers and the profession. Practitioners in graphic design, visual communications, interactive and web design, UI/UX, and all design modalities can benefit from the AIGA Professional Design Certification.

Topics covered in the course:

  • Design Principles
  • Design Methods and Tools
  • Research
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
  • Ethics
  • Accessibility
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Finance Principles

Download the complete syllabus with learning outcomes here.

This course has been evaluated by The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) with a recommendation of 2 credits, vocational level, in professional design.

A student's grade in the course will be based on their performance on a final, cumulative exam. The final exam is composed of 50 multiple-choice questions. Students will have 2 hours to complete the exam. The exam is proctored. For more information, please see the syllabus.


  • IACET CEUs: 3
    • ACE Credits: 2


      • Mobile-friendly
      • Fully accessible
      • Audio-enabled
      • Expert-supported
      • Badge and credit-awarding
      • Real-world case studies
      • Games & Flashcards
      • Video content

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