About This Certificate

In this certificate program, students develop both theoretical and practical understandings of equity, inclusion, and social justice (EISJ) issues in the world of design. Beginning with an exploration of how equity and anti-oppression are bound up in design systems and processes, students will enhance their understanding of how to promote inclusive cultures within their own professional environments, and will develop a deeper knowledge of the dimensions of social justice that appear in their everyday personal and professional lives. Students will be encouraged to connect their own experiences in art and design contexts to the foundational concepts learned on the course, and to actively explore how their ability to recognize how their own perceptions and actions in such design contexts and professional environments can support or hinder struggles for justice. Students will leave the course with a set of practical tools to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice in their current and future design projects and pursuits.

Format: Online

Total Courses: 3

Price: $1,620 per certificate bundle
($1,800 if courses are purchased individually. Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.)

What You’ll Gain

  • Practical tools for building and sharing knowledge about equity, inclusion, and social justice activism
  • Equity, inclusion, and social justice training and tools to use in design and design education professional contexts
  • An understanding of how design is implicated in global inequality and how the emerging field of design justice can address systems and cultures of oppression
  • The ability to critically analyze and evaluate social justice and community engagement designs and practices
  • An understanding of your own power to promote equity, inclusion, and justice in the art and design fields

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration and video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets

Who Should Enroll

  • Students interested in developing expertise in the ways in which equity, inclusion, and social justice influence and are influenced by the design professions
  • Individuals or managers working in the fields of design and design education
  • Professionals or corporate leaders wishing to identify and address issues of equity, inclusion, and justice in their workplace
  • Professionals seeking to develop an inclusive, equitable culture in the workplace

Additional Details

Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Design Certificate

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Learn how to prevent inequalities in your workplace. This certificate must be completed within two years. Students may choose to purchase the certificate as a bundle at a discounted price and complete it within one year.

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Certificate Price
EISJ in Design Bundle : $1,620.00
Deadline to Start Last Course
365 Days After Purchase
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