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DTC Undergraduate Certificates


There are two undergraduate certificate options in the Department of Digital Technology and Culture on the WSU Pullman campus – Graphic Design and Game Studies and Design. Information about the requirements for the certificate is below. To apply for either certificate please use the forms linked in their descriptions.

Game Studies and Design Certificate

The Game Studies and Design Certificate is for students interested in working on their skills in interactive media.

To apply for a certificate in Game Studies and Design then fill out and submit the linked application.

There are two required courses:

  • DTC 392: Video Game Theories & History OR DTC 476: Digital Strategies
  • DTC 492: Engines and Platforms

Then students chose 9 credits (3 classes) from one of two options: Design or Development.

For the Design Option select three of the courses listed below:

  • DTC 335: 3D Animation
  • DTC 336: Multimedia Design
  • DTC 354 [ARTS] [M]: Digital Storytelling
  • DTC 435: Advanced Animation

For the Development Option select three courses from the options below:

  • DTC 338: Special Topics
  • DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 478: Usability and Interface Design

Screenshot of the DLS Game

Graphic Design Certificate

An array of logos (and merchanise bearing the logos) for Skate Pullman many with the tagline, "Skating since forever, gathering here now."

The Department of Digital Technology and Culture and Department of Fine Arts collaborated on a Graphic Design certificate for any student interested in learning more about still image creation.

To apply for a Graphic Design certificate then fill out and submit the linked application.

There are two classes in the core of the certificate:

  • FINE_ART 102 [ARTS]: 2D Art and Design
  • DTC 201 [ARTS]: Tools and Methods for Digital Technology

Then students should pick three of the class options below to complete the certificate:

  • FINE_ART 332: Introduction to Digital Media – Print and Web
  • DTC 336: Multimedia Design
  • FINE_ART 433: Design for Print
  • DTC 436: Advanced Multimedia Design

In addition, any student wishing to complete a certificate in Graphic Design will need to have a 2.0 GPA at WSU.