Digital Journalism Certificate Program

Program Description

The Certificate in Digital Journalism prepares students to compete in a complex and evolving media industry. Building on the journalism fundamentals of reporting, writing, and editing, the certificate provides added focus on the use of the Internet and digital technology. Students will gain proficiency in Web content production, blogging, video production and editing, social media, and other developing trends. This certificate program is intended both for students who wish to hone their digital journalism skills and for practicing journalists seeking professional development.

 Requirements For The Certificate (18 Credits)
 Semester 1
 COM 121 Journalism 3 credits
 COM 140 Film and Television Production I 3 credits
 GRA 151 Graphic Design I: Skills and Principles 3 credits OR
 GRA 231 Digital Imaging: Adobe Photoshop 3 credits
 Semester 2
 COM 215 Media Writing 3 credits
 COM 221 Digital Journalism 3 credits
 GRA 241 Digital Page Design: Adobe InDesign 3 credits