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Communication and Digital Media Adv. Cert.

Grant Cos, Graduate Program Director
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Program overview

The advanced certificate in communication and digital media is comprised of courses focusing on digital media that have both career and scholarly applications. The certificate combines both academic and pragmatic perspectives and assists students and practitioners in better understanding the research and theory of digital media, in message creation, and in the analysis of these dynamic new channels. Collectively, courses also enhance critical thinking, global interconnectedness, ethical reasoning, integrative literacies (digital, technical, communication, and aesthetic), and creative and innovative thinking.

Plan of study

The curriculum is designed for those who need to update or upgrade their skills, certify their competence, add to their credentials, or improve their understanding of media. The courses are taught online in eight-week sessions, (two per semester) to accommodate students who would like to complete the four-course certificate in one academic year (or two semesters).


Communication and digital media, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Required Courses
COMM-705 Technology-mediated Communication
COMM-706 Crafting the Message
COMM-710 Visual Communication
Choose one of the following:
   COMM-707     International Media
   COMM-711    Persuasion in a Digital Age
   UXDE-721    User Experience Design
   UXDE-711    User Interface Design
   UXDE-722    User Interaction Design and Development


Additional information

Gainful employment

Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed at