Course Description

Learn to create accurate visualizations and improve your presentation skills.

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Course Outline

Students will meet once per week in a real-time online session for 1.5 hours, and the program includes approximately 3.5 hours per week of out-of-class videos, activities, and reading. Plan to commit 5 hours per week to the program. 

Certificate Program Components:

  • Welcome and Orientation 
  • Foundations of Data Visualization 
  • Applying Design Principles to Data Visualization 
  • Data Storytelling 
  • Infographics: Design and Publishing 
  • Dashboards: Tools and Best Practices 
  • Presenting with Data: Tools and Best Practices 


Next Steps

  • Talk one-on-one with an advisor to answer your specific questions.
  • Call us at 214-768-5581 or email smupro@smu.edu
  • Complete and submit the application online.
  • SMU will confirm your acceptance and facilitate your payment.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates



Data Visualization and Storytelling Certificate Program

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