Graphic Design Certificate

Develop your creative and technical skills while learning industry-standard design software

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: March 21, 2023
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • On Campus
  • 9 months
  • 2,999 Priority Tuition
    (expires 3/7/23)
    $3,249 Standard Tuition

Graphic Design Certificate

Why Study Graphic Design at SMU?

Distinguished faculty and highly experienced practitioners

Study with Experienced Designers

Learn from engaging instructors with extensive graphic design experience.

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SMU’s deep ties to industry

Learn the Latest Versions of Adobe® Software

Receive instant feedback and assistance from instructors during live class sessions.

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Acquire the in-demand skills

Build Your Portfolio

Finish the program by creating a brand identity design project that will serve as the foundation for your portfolio.

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Highlight Your Accomplishment

Complete your certificate and earn a digital badge to add to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

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Brand recognition and design ingenuity are crucial to stand out in a competitive marketplace. Businesses turn to graphic designers to create and maintain their brand identity and to support their marketing and online presence. Learn to plan, manage and deliver outstanding graphic design projects.

SMU is consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the United States by both Forbes magazine and U.S. News & World Report. With a certificate from SMU, you will be recognized across the country as having qualifications endorsed by a prestigious and sought-after university.


Upcoming Start Dates

March 21

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

On campus

September TBD

Dates TBD

Times TBD

Live online

Meet Your Instructors

Karen Damwijk


Mandy Engleman

Alyssa Galganov

Alyssa Galganov

Karen Gogerty

Karen Gogerty

Toni Schuster

Toni Schuster

Stacy Wewe