Certificate or Diploma programs offer those who are already working in business, foodservice, or agencies an opportunity to broaden and deepen their skills or to learn the basic skills needed to change careers. Except for Culinary Arts, these programs do not include general education classes. At The Art Institute of Atlanta, diploma programs are intended for students who have graduated from high school at least two years before the date of application. This policy varies at the branch campuses.Diploma in Web Design & Interactive Communications
The Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma program is designed to teach students how to create the look, feel and functionality of World Wide Web pages for client Web sites with a specific emphasis on professional standards and practical deployment. This course of study extends foundation principles in visual communications and interactive media as related to dynamic delivery through multiple channels including mobile technologies. Students will have the opportunity to develop abilities in computer languages, usability principles and information architecture in a team-oriented environment that prepares them for the professional world. Students will also be trained in current web technologies and in project management on assignments that will enhance their personal portfolio.