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Themed Entertainment Design

Undergraduate Certificate

Learn to design themed attractions and experiences that bring stories to life. The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Themed Entertainment Design prepares you to create experiences for themed destinations such as theme parks, zoos, aquariums, trade shows, and museums—think Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios Creative, or the Smithsonian. 

Study the history and current resources of this growing industry. Try your hand at creating experiences. Connect with some of the largest industry organizations through faculty, industry members, and the chance to attend IAAPA—the largest attractions conference in the world. 

Over 140 disciplines work in the themed entertainment industry. Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Themed Entertainment Design may prepare you for such careers as:

  • Animation specialist
  • Digital animator
  • Graphic designer
  • Special effects specialist
  • Prototype specialist
  • Audio designer show designer
  • Show producer
  • Set designer
  • Prop designer
  • Structural designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Technical director
  • Show writer
  • Scenic designer
  • Script writer

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Themed Entertainment Design, you must complete 18 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (15 credit hours)
  • Elective (3 credit hours)

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To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • Admissions requirements vary.
To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admissions.
  • Submit high school or college transcript or equivalent.



CGT 20400An Intro to Themed Attractions3 Credits
CGT 31700Planning and Communication Themed Attraction Design3 Credits
CGT 40700Current and Future Trends in Themed Attraction Design3 Credits
TECH 2500Cooperative Education Practice 3 Credits
CGT 41600Senior Design Project3 Credits 

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $308.02
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $924.06

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $400.43
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1201.29
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