Graduate Certificate in Information Architecture

Pursue or advance a career in information architecture

The Graduate Certificate in Information Architecture (GCIA) is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of information architecture: the process of planning, overseeing, implementing, and managing the growth of content systems in support of user understanding.

You’ll gain practical experience in real-world situations, and complete the program prepared to pursue or advance a career working with digial libraries, websites, databases, information retrieval systems, educational software, and even games.

Develop a toolbox of core skills and relevant experience

The GCIA offers essential knowledge on the effective practice of information architecture, including:

  • Representing and organizing resources in conceptual space
  • Developing and applying controlled vocabularies, including taxonomies
  • Designing and organizing systems based on the principles of human-computer interaction and usability
  • Managing projects and working within web management and development teams

These skills are brought together in a capstone project that requires a pragmatic application of skills and knowledge to solve a real-world problem.