The 12 credit-hour graduate certificate program in digital design and fabrication prepares students to develop a skill set with digital information, while at the same time directly engage industry partners in an open and collaborative environment.

Aligned with Ball State’s Department of Architecture and the Institute for Digital Fabrication, this certificate and graduate course work is inherently interdisciplinary and is targeted at design professionals and students, fabricators, and manufacturers. The bundle of courses is intended to introduce students to:

  1. the interconnections between design disciplines and manufacturing through the management of digital information
  2. reinforcing the total design through production process

The graduate certificate will offer a strategic advantage to professional designers and fabricators and is aligned with regional industry partnerships. By working in collaboration with industry partners on applied research projects, students gain practical real world expertise that transcends the classroom.

PLEASE NOTE:  This graduate certificate course framework allows for credits to apply to a 30 credit-hour post-professional master's program (currenlty on hold and being redesigned). The certificate framework is flexible to allow students to customize their MArch II course of study to specialize in digital design and fabrication and related topics. Course credits may also be applicable as electives requirements for Ball State’s MArch professional program, and MS in historic preservation.