Graphic Design Certificate Program

SMU Graphic Design Certificate Program | Enrollment & Financial Aid

Enrollment is limited to 15 students per cohort and the program is offered in both weekend and evening formats to fit your busy schedule. Simply follow the steps below to enroll in the Graphic Design Certificate Program at SMU!

Graphic Design Certificate Program Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the Certificate Program in Graphic Design is $3,850. This cost includes tuition, access to our online learning system, and all course textbooks. SMU faculty, staff, students, & alumni save 10%!

Program Requirements

Admission into the SMU Graphic Design Certificate program requires:

  • A four year undergraduate degree and/or four years of professional work experience
  • A personal laptop computer (to bring to classroom sessions)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 software installed
  • Hi-speed internet access
  • Basic computer knowledge

There are two ways to enroll in this program:

  1. Complete the online registration form and submit a credit card for payment here.
  2. Apply for a Continuing Education Student Loan through Sallie Mae. Details are provided below.

Financing Options

SMU has a relationship with Sallie Mae for their Smart Options Continuing Education Student Loan. To apply for this loan and enroll in the Graphic Design Certificate program follow the steps below:

(Please note: Your requested loan amount cannot exceed the program tuition) 

  1. Apply for the loan through our official Sallie Mae portal website. You will receive your decision in less than 30 minutes after applying for the loan. If you are approved for the loan please continue to the next step.
  2. Download and complete the enrollment form and fax or email it to the CAPE office. The fax number and email address are on the form.
  3. Create your student account here. When you get to the payment screen you can close out of the system as your tuition will be paid by your Sallie Mae loan check which will be sent to the CAPE office.