The undergraduate Critical Visions Certificate is a joint endeavor between faculty from the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). The cross-college curriculum will teach students how to effectively combine critical theory and social analysis with art, media, and design practice and has two primary goals: (1) Increase students' understanding of what is at stake in how we see, including the social and political ramifications of advertising, art, media, popular culture, and science, among other dominant and subversive visual forms and visualizing practices. (2) Develop new artistic, media, or design forms and practices that will intervene in dominant ways of seeing and explaining the world.
The UC|3 Certificate in Innovation Transformation is a cross-college (CECH, DAAP, COB, ENGR, A&S) and multidisciplinary certificate program designed to help students acquire the skills and dispositions needed to develop innovative ideas that address market and/or societal needs and to bring those ideas to market at/after graduation, through a combination of focused foundational courses and experiential learning activities. The UC|3 name comes from its three tracks: Conceptualization, Commercialization, and Change.
This program is designed to develop an appreciation for and a working knowledge of the issues and techniques involved in historic preservation. The certificate is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students upon the successful completion of a minimum of 27 credit hours, including a core curriculum of five required courses and an internship, and other courses, studios, or projects required by particular departments.