Special Certificate Programs

NTID offers certificate programs in:

Deaf Studies/American Sign Language

The deaf studies/American Sign Language certificate program offers deaf and hard-of-hearing students the opportunity to understand the deaf community as an entity unto itself and within the context of society as a whole. The program consists of two tracks: advocacy and community, or American Sign Language studies.

Performing Arts

The performing arts certificate is designed to provide students with an additional set of marketable skills. Students develop knowledge of standard theatrical operating procedures as well as principles and practices of theater accessibility for deaf people, allowing them to work in professional, regional, and community theater. The program also provides a solid foundation for both deaf and hearing students who wish to pursue further education in film, video, theater, and related forms of performing arts.