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Vocational Programs

Explore Our Online Certificate Programs in Design and Digital Media

The Sessions College Certificate is a mark of excellence in art and design education. Since 1997, Sessions College has been recognized for its all-star faculty, high-quality curriculum, and innovations in online education. Our online certificate programs in art and design are nationally and regionally accredited.

At Sessions College, our online certificate programs are built to empower you to create a portfolio of design work. Through hands-on projects and critique and feedback from expert instructors, you will learn creative and technical approaches for designing in today's digital media.

Available Vocational Certificate Programs

Professional Certificate Program options build a strong foundation and are available in each area of study. Once completed, add concentrations that suit your goals or interests and earn an Advanced Certificate Program.

  • Graphic Design: Develop your visual design skills, with an emphasis on print design and branding. View Graphic Design Certificate.
  • Web Design: Focus on standards-based coding, Web graphics and layouts, and cutting-edge interactive design. View Web Design Certificate.
  • Multimedia Arts: Gain experience in video and motion graphics for use on the Web and beyond. View Multimedia Arts Certificate.
  • Digital Arts: Build a creative portfolio in vector illustration for art and design projects. View Digital Arts Certificate.
  • Marketing Design: Gain promotional and advertising design skills needed to grow your small business or attract corporate design clients. View Marketing Design Certificate.
  • Fine Arts: Build vocabulary in the visual arts, exploring a rigorous and traditional approach to drawing and art making. the Fine Arts Certificate.

Multimedia Arts graduate Fay Latimer talks about her experiences in the Sessions College certificate program:

How Our Vocational Certificate Programs Work

All courses in our vocational certificate programs are delivered entirely online. As an enrolled student, you will have 24/7 access to the online learning environment. No textbooks are required for the program; the program is built around award-winning online curriculum developed by Sessions College faculty.

Your course materials will include online lectures and exercises that contain text walkthroughs and helpful graphics along with supplemental videos and other multimedia tools. Your course instructors are just an email away and they will provide you with full critiques of every project that you submit.

Visit our Course Tours page to see samples of lectures, exercises, videos, and critiques. Certificate-level courses can also be taken on an individual basis. Explore our complete listing of individual courses.

Student Advisement and Scheduling

Our online vocational certificate programs start monthly. You'll progress through your course of study in a cohort of up to 30 students. A designated Student Advisor will guide you throughout your certification program, helping you keep track of course deadlines and complete on time. Progress reports and student work showcases foster peer interaction and inspire you to put your all into every project.

You will start the certificate program with an orientation course to show you the ropes of the online learning environment, and then you will receive a schedule with start dates for all courses. Following this schedule will help you to stay on track. And if you complete a course early, you can jump into your next course and be ahead of the game. You can work on a flexible schedule, but you are required to complete all courses by the certificate program end date.


All Sessions College online certificate programs are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Sessions College for Professional Design is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Visit our Accreditation page for full details.

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Our vocational programs feature top-notch instructors, exciting coursework, and talented students like Julia Grant.
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