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URI Providence Campus

80 Washington Street

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-277-5000

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Multimedia Certificates

CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL. Our certificate programs offers a variety of classes, one on one time with instructors, project based assignments, "production" deadlines ~ all as you experience learning in a fast-paced design/production atmosphere. Participants complete a five or six course sequence with 144 hours of instruction. Our Certificate Programs can be completed within 9 months to one year. Signed program certificates will be issued when a participant meets all program requirements, including a capstone project. Possible careers include: graphic design, advertising, web design, web production, social media management and other communication-related occupations.

Total cost for each certificate $3,600.

ALL CLASSES MEET 5:30-8:30 PM in ROOM 329

Class Descriptions

Design for Print Certificate

Develop the skills to design & produce print media using Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Learn the techniques of layout/design by creating and applying custom graphics, text and images. Special attention is focused on file management, color control, image resolution, type selection/formatting, and delivery of print-ready files. This certificate program provides instruction on the proper use of type, color and images to create professional graphics/publications utilizing the principles of good print design.

Photoshop I 12   Tues | January 6 – March 24, 2015 $900
Photo Basics 6 Digital camera required Thurs | April 2 – May 7, 2015 $450
Illustrator I 6 Photoshop I Tues | March 31 – May 5, 2015 $450
Photoshop II 6 Photoshop I Tues/Thurs | December 2 – December 18, 2014
Tues/Thurs | June 2 – June 18, 2015
InDesign 12 Photoshop I
can be taken concurrently
Thurs | January 8 – March 26, 2015 $900
Illustrator II 6 Illustrator I Tues/Thurs | May 12 – May 28, 2015 $450


Design for Web Certificate

Learn the techniques of Web site design; an introduction to the Internet, design principles for the Web, HTML, cascading style sheets (CSS) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Students will use Adobe Flash, Acrobat, Photoshop and Dreamweaver applications to build websites. Build a project from concept to completion using industry standard tools and ensuring your sites’ consistent performance and style across various platforms and browsers. Use advanced CSS to create scalable, accessible sites that conform to the latest professional Web Standards. Explore visual, functional and aesthetic considerations in designing web sites and use powerful vector animation to add value to a site through SEO and Social Media/Networking.

Photoshop I 12   Tues | January 6 – March 24, 2015 $900
Web Design I 12 Photoshop I
can be taken concurrently
Mon | January 5 – April 6, 2015 $900
Web Marketing 6 experience w/HTML Tue | June 23 – July 28, 2015 $450
Web Design II 12 Photoshop I & Web Design I Wed | January 7 – March 25, 2015
Mon/Wed | June 1 – July 8, 2015
Web Design Mobile 6 Web Design I & Web Design II Wed | April 1 – May 6, 2015
Mon/Wed | July 13 – July 29, 2015


Complete a certificate program or take a class to improve your skills. If participants can provide evidence of prior learning for any of these classes, then we will evaluate it for credit towards the completion of the specific certificate program.

Participants will receive a signed certificate upon successful completion of the program.
Fees include all course materials, additional lab time and a parking pass for the RI Convention Center Parking

WordPress 6 Mon | April 13 – May 18, 2015 Description $450


Jeremy Girard - Jeremy has been designing for the Web or screen since the late 1990s and has worked with clients large and small, including PepsiCo, Universal Studios, Honey Dew Donuts, The United Way of Rhode Island, and many more. In addition to his position with URI, Jeremy is the Director of Marketing for Envision Technology Advisors, where he also leads the company’s website design and development services. Jeremy is a regular contributor to leading industry publications, a speaker at various events, and he maintains a personal website and popular blog at www.pumpkin-king.com.


Mike Ryan - Mike started his career at advertising agencies including RDW, Trainor Associates and Leonard Monahan. He began creating websites as a hobby in 1994, and in ’96 created his own web design firm, NewMedia Advantage. This merged with Envision Technology Advisors in 2001, where he managed an ever-growing web team until 2011. Mike is a graduate of Princeton University and RISD, and has worked as a programmer, designer, online marketer and project manager on projects ranging from mom and pop sites to Fortune 100 projects. Clients have included Amica Insurance, Titleist, Textron, GTECH, MetLife, Fatima Hospital, and roughly 300 others. He is also one of the founders of the non-profit Rhode Island Film Collaborative and a hobby filmmaker. Since 2012, Mike has been acting as publisher (and webmaster) of the RI-based arts and entertainment paper Motif Magazine. He continues to consult on web development projects and speak at seminars nationwide on online marketing and WordPress related topics. He has been teaching in URI’s MMCP program since its inception in 1999.
Learn more about Mike at www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-ryan/2/37/908.


For registration information: Phone: 401-277-5388 Email: Christine P. Dolan at christine@uri.edu.
To contact program advisor, Beau Jones please send an email to getbeau@gmail.com.

To REGISTER please download registration form and mail, fax or call:
URI/Providence Feinstein Campus
80 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401-277-5200
Fax: 401-277-5060

Registration Form

Refund Policy

These classes/programs are self-funding. We require a minimum of 5 registered students for classes to run; 16 is the maximum number accepted. Full payment is expected at the time of the registration. Payments made on your behalf by your company’s tuition assistance program are accepted and must be received before the start of the program. Cancellation of your registration must be made in writing (e-mail is acceptable) to Christine P. Dolan at christine@uri.edu and a full refund will be issued if the cancellation is received up to 10 days prior to the start date of the program, excluding weekends. We will accept a substitute in your place if your company’s tuition assistance program has paid on your behalf and this occurs before the start of the program. No refunds will be granted once a class begins. Students need to meet all program requirements including a capstone project to be eligible to receive the program certificate.

The University of Rhode Island is committed to the principals of affirmative action and the attainment of equal employment and the equal educational opportunities for all qualified individuals. For sign language interpretation, personal FM system and disability assistance, please call 401-277-5000 at least two weeks in advance. For TYY assistance, please call the RI Relay service at 1-800-745-5555.

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