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.

How to Enroll

  • Enroll online. The online Certificate Registration Code is CT801-X9001 for the Electronic Art & Publishing Certificate.
  • Call 314-984-9000 or email for information on how to enroll.

There is a nonrefundable fee of $25 which covers processing, recordkeeping and certificate costs.

Upon receipt of the application and fee, we will send a confirmation and a 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.

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

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.

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)
  • Introduction to Desktop Publishing Using InDesign
  • Intermediate Applications of InDesign
  • Advanced Applications of InDesign
  • Design Principles of Desktop Publishing

Image Editing (minimum 13 hours required)
  • Introduction to Image Editing Using Photoshop
  • Intermediate Applications of Photoshop
  • Advanced Applications of Photoshop

Graphics (minimum 6.5 hours required)
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics Using Illustrator
  • Intermediate Applications of Illustrator
  • Advanced Applications of Illustrator

Electives (minimum 13 hours required)
  • Introduction to Adobe Acrobat
  • Intermediate Applications of Adobe Acrobat


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.