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Digital Communication (Certificate)

The graduate certificate in Digital Communication provides both continuing education for professionals in communication fields such as advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations, and also skills training in contemporary digital technology for communication professionals. This six course (24 credit hour) interdisciplinary certificate will help students understand how digital technology has affected communication practices across a range of subjects and disciplines, develop new technological practices that reflect changes in the field across a range of communication subjects, identify ethical perspectives and evaluate the ethical dimensions of digital technology and practice, and evaluate professional-level communication skills and technological practices in order to become better communicators in digital environments.​

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMNS 570INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CMN4
Select three digital technology focused courses among offerings in Journalism (JOUR), Media and Cinema Studies (MCS), and Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD). Pre-approved courses include:12
JOUR 503
REPORTING FOR CONVERGED NEWSROOMS
JOUR 504
MULTIMEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 507
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
JOUR 520
DATA JOURNALISM
JOUR 522
MULTI-PLATFORM NEWS EDITING
JOUR 529
ONLINE NEWS BUREAU
JOUR 531
JOURNALISM BY NUMBERS
JOUR 533
JOURNALISM & FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
JOUR 537
FROM FRANKLIN TO THE INTERNET: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM
JOUR 538
MASS COMMUNICATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
JOUR 542
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS
MCS 520
TOPICS IN MEDIA STUDIES 1
MCS 530
NEW MEDIA AND CULTURE
MCS 550
FANDOM AND ACTIVE AUDIENCES
MCS 575
DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS
PRAD 595
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS & ADVERTISING 1
Select one Digital Media Arts (DMA) course from the College of Computing and Digital Media's School of Design. Pre-approved courses include:4
DMA 410
DESIGN WORKSHOP
DMA 415
AUDIO WORKSHOP
DMA 425
STILL IMAGE WORKSHOP
DMA 475
MOVING IMAGE WORKSHOP
DMA 480
WEB/MEDIA DELIVERY WORKSHOP
DMA 525
FOUNDATION OF DIGITAL MEDIA
DMA 527
CREATIVE PROCESS AND STRATEGY
Select one additional elective course from the digital technology focused courses in JOUR, MCS or PRAD, DMA courses in the School of Design, or pre-approved courses in allied fields.2 Pre-approved allied field courses include:4
ENG 477
TOPICS IN PUBLISHING
WRD 525
WRITING FOR THE WEB
WRD 530
TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL AND DIGITAL WRITING
WRD 531
DIGITAL STORYTELLING
WRD 532
CONTENT STRATEGY
WRD 533
WRITING ACROSS MEDIA

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This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid.