Businesses and media organizations today must create, produce, and manage content for multiple platforms, from print and broadcast to online. Whether you’re an emerging media professional or work in the marketing or communications department of a business or nonprofit organization, you can benefit from training in digital media.
The 18 credit digital media certificate program offered by CGS introduces you to the power of multimedia content—written, audio, and visual—and how it can be used to communicate with and persuade audiences. You’ll choose from a variety of courses in communications, arts, English, film studies, psychology, and political science. This certificate can be completed as a standalone program or in conjunction with another degree at the University of Pittsburgh.
CGS offers a small college atmosphere with all the benefits of a large research institution.
Who should participate:
- Professionals operating in multimedia environments
- Individuals responsible for e-commerce efforts
- People interested in producing content for online publications and sites, films, documentaries, etc.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Understand how concepts, design, and technology come together to facilitate communication with mass audiences
- Design, create, and manage digital communication efforts
- Understand the importance of visual and textual communication in maintaining organizational success
- Produce engaging interactive programs and presentations
The digital media certificate requires 18 credits, including 9 credits of core classes and 9 elective credits. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0) or better for all courses required for the program.
Required courses: (9 credits)
|COMMRC||0320||Mass Communication Proces||3|
|ENGFLM or ENGFLM/FMST||0355 or 0401/0130||Visual Literacy or Introduction to Visual Culture||3|
Electives: (9 credits)
Choose three of the courses listed below.
|COMMRC||1105||Television and Society||3|
|COMMRC||1126||Media and Consumer Culture||3|
|CS||0134||Website Design and Development||3|
|ENGCMP||0520||Integrating Writing and Design||3|
|ENGCMP||0610||Composing Digital Media||3|
|ENGCMP||1112||Professional Uses of Social Media||3|
|ENGCMP||1130||Projects in Digital Composition||3|
|ENGCMP||1201||Digital Narrative and Interactive Design||3|
|ENGFLM/FMST||0400/0120||Introduction to Film||3|
|ENGFLM /FMST||1390/1275||Contemporary Film||3|
|ENGFLM /FMST||1485/1410||Film and Politics||3|
|ENGFLM / HAA/FMST||1683 / 1820/1540||Documentary Film||3|
|ENGLIT||0354||Words and Images||3|
|ENGLIT||0550||Introduction to Popular Culture||3|
|ENGWRT||0650||Readings in Journalism: Reading and Writing the Digital Landscape||3|
|ENGWRT||0710||Intro to Audio Storytelling||3|
|ENGWRT||1377||Media Literacy: Reading and Writing in the Digital Wolrd||3|
|HAA||0090||Introduction to Contemporary Art||3|
|HAA||0470||Photography and Art||3|
|PS||1836||Politics Through Film||3|
|PSY||1080||Psychology and the Media (previously listed as PSY 1050 Special Topics)||3|
|SA||0130||Drawing Studio 1||3|
|SA||0180||Digital Studio: Photography||3|
|Film Production Courses|
|FILMST/FMST||0001/0800||Filmmaking 1: Fundamentals||3|
|FILMST/FMST||0250/0830||Business of Photography and Multimedia||3|
|FILMST/FMST||0601/0845||Filmmaking 2: Sight and Sound||3|
|FILMST/FMST||0610/0850||Digital Effects 1||3|
|FILMST/FMST/ENGWRT||1132/1860/1132||Elements of Screenwriting||4|
|FILMST/FMST||1600/1846||Filmmaking 3: Story to Screen||3|
Please Note: Requirements are subject to change. Check with an academic advisor before registering.