Certificate in Digital Media Studies
The Digital Media Studies certificate is an interdisciplinary program shared amongst the Technical Communication, Communication Studies, and Media Arts departments. Whether you're a tech comm major or not, you can get the certificate with as few as two extra courses. The certificate will add a great line to your transcript and resume, and you'll take classes that will expose you to all different types of digital media. It's a great way to differentiate yourself from the competition. I want to earn the certificate.
What courses do I need to take?
To earn the certificate, you must take 9 hours of required courses and 6 hours of electives.
Required Courses, 9 hours
- COMM 3820 - Social Media Perspectives
- RTVF 3360 - Social Media Strategies
- TECM 1500 - New Media for Your College Career
- TECM 3500 - Digital Media for Professional Communication
Electives, 6 hours
Selected from the following courses:
- COMM 3420 - Communication and New Technology
- COMM 4320 - Communications and Virtual Gaming
- JOUR 4270 - Strategic Social Media
- RTVF 4475 - Digital Media and Society
- TECM 3200 - Information Design for Electronic Media
- Internship option (TECM 4920, RTVF 4480 or COMM 4800) with departmental approval
- Other courses approved by certificate advisor
What are my next steps?
To earn a certificate, you only need to complete four courses with a grade of B or higher. There's a good chance that you've already taken one or two of the courses. Learn more about the certificate degree requirements. Also, contact Dr. Jordan Frith at Jordan.firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you have taken an elective that will count towards the certificate and to see if he can help you get into the suggested courses