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Certificate in Electronic Art & Publishing

  • Overview
  • Course Requirements
  • Certificate Requirements
  • How To Enroll

Electronic Art & Publishing Certificate

Since Gutenberg first perfected movable type in the 15th century, the basic tools and techniques of graphic arts and publishing evolved slowly over the centuries. In the 1980s, however, the introduction of postscript printers, teamed with personal computers and new art and layout software applications, revolutionized the industry.

Today, publishing professionals are expected to combine skills in a variety of software applications with traditional design and publishing knowledge. This Chancellor's Certificate is for illustrators, designers, art directors, editors, desktop publishers, and others responsible for producing layout and artwork ready to be distributed through a conventional printing process or electronically via the Web.

You'll learn:

  • Practical skills in the three major areas of publication production: desktop publishing, graphics, and image editing.
  • An understanding of that available software tools and their role in the production process.
  • How to use the desktop publishing and graphics packages required by area employers.
  • How to bring your knowledge of traditional design methods into the world of computer technology.

If you want to sign up for the certificate online, enter CT801-X9001 for the Electronic Art & Publishing Certificate code.

Online Classes: Our Certificate classes are available virtually (live online) with an instructor present for the entire course. In-Person Classes are offered at our West County facility with limited enrollments to promote social distancing.

Register: When you register, choose your class section based on how you want to attend the class: "Live Online" or "West County In-Person".

Certificate Class Requirements

A minimum of 52 hours is required - 19.5 hours from Desktop Publishing, 13 hours from Image Editing, 6.5 hours from Graphics, and 13 hours from Electives.

Desktop Publishing (minimum 19.5 hours required, 6.5 of which need to be Design Principles of Desktop Publishing)

Image Editing (minimum 13 hours required)

Graphics (minimum 6.5 hours required)

Electives (minimum 13 hours required)

Or any classes listed in the categories above (Desktop Publishing, Graphics, Image Editing) that have not been applied to a category can be used as an elective.

Certificate Prerequisites

You should be proficient with the Windows or Macintosh environment and be able to find files, create folders, organize and manage files and folders, work with multiple windows, and share data between applications via the Clipboard.

Certificate Completion Requirements

All classes must be completed through the University of Missouri-St. Louis Computer Education & Training Center within 24 months of submitting the application. If you have completed one or more of these classes through the Computer Education & Training Center in the 24 months prior to completing your application, they may be applied to this certificate. Granting approval for these classes depends on verification of satisfactory completion of each class.

You are required to complete any course prerequisites listed for certificate classes. These classes will not count toward the hours required to complete the certificate. Be sure to check the course descriptions for specific prerequisites.

Please note that a class can only be applied to one specialized certificate.

How to Enroll

  • Call 314-984-9000 or e-mail for information on how to enroll.
  • You can also enroll online as all certificate applications are listed in the Course Category List under Certificate. To enroll in a certificate online click here.

There is a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 which covers processing, recordkeeping, and certificate costs.

Upon receipt of the application and fee, we will send you a confirmation and "Notification of Completion" form. Use this form to keep track of classes you're taking toward your certificate. When you complete your last class, return the Notification form.

We will verify successful completion of all requirements and send you the Chancellor's Certificate in Electronic Art & Publishing.

If you want to sign up online, the Certificate Registration Code is CT901-X9001 for the Electronic Art & Publishing Certificate.

You can earn the Chancellor's Certificate in Digital Media by taking just 32.5 hours more after you've earned the Electronic Art & Publishing Certificate. (See the Digital Media certificate information for a course listing.)

Note: You will receive CEUs for successful completion of each certificate class. The hours you complete in these classes will also be applied toward the 96-hour Chancellor's Certificate on the Computer.