Certificate in Digital Media Studies | Technical Communication

Certificate in Digital Media Studies

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
  • or

  • 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.frith@unt.edu 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

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