2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Digital Media and Writing Certificate

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Program Description

A certificate in Digital Media and Writing is available to all students who successfully complete fifteen credit hours from a list of approved courses. Taking courses in the certificate program will help students understand, evaluate, and use industry-standard and emerging technologies to create interactive stories, use audio, video and still images to communicate ideas, and gain hands on experience with a variety of digital platforms.

The certificate program is open to all majors and can supplement any degree in which the skills of writing and communicating effectively with digital tools are needed. 

The courses in the program prepare students for creating and analyzing digital media, skills that have become highly valued and sought after by employers in most industries. 

Admission Requirements 

ENG 1100 with a grade of C or better

Program Learning Outcomes

Digital Media and Writing Certificate recipients will be able to:

  • identify and use research and writing strategies for producing digital media (which include written text, research, and work with still images such as photographs, illustrations, or infographics, video, audio)
  • critically analyze and evaluate the use of images, sound, and video in digital media
  • produce digital content for different audiences (e.g.: future employers, public policymakers, the general public) and purposes (e.g. storytelling, informing, persuading, promoting)
  • be able to discuss and explain their writing, research, and digital media skills in a portfolio of projects that makes interdisciplinary and/or multi-modal connections from courses in the certificate and highlights their abilities to use industry-standard software (such as the Adobe Creative Suite) and technologies (such as the New Media Incubator)

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Program Requirements

Choose 5 courses from the following list.  One must be from English and one from Communication.

Total: 15 Hours

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