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 eighteen-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 eighteen credits, including nine credits of core classes and nine 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|
|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|
|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|
|HAA||0090||Introduction to Contemporary Art||3|
|HAA||0470||Photography and Art||3|
|PSY||1080||Psychology and the Media (previously listed as PSY 1050 Special Topics)||3|
|PS||1836||Politics Through Film||3|
|SA||0130||Drawing Studio 1||3|
|Film Production Courses|
|FILMST/FMST||0001/0800||Filmmaking 1: Fundamentals (Motion Picture Fundamentals)||3|
|FILMST/FMST||0120/0802||Photography 1 (Basic Digital Photography)||3|
|FILMST||0151||Web Design 1 (Introduction to Web Design)||3|
|FILMST||0245||Photo Editing 1 (Photoshop Foundations)||3|
|FILMST/FMST||0250/0830||Business of Photography and Multimedia||3|
|FILMST/FMST||0400/0826||Post-Production 1 (Introduction to Digital Editing)||3|
|FILMST||0410||Photography 3 (Advanced Digital Photography)||3|
|FILMST||0420||Post-Production 2 (Advanced Digital Editing Techniques)||3|
|FILMST/FMST||0601/0845||Filmmaking 2: Sight and Sound (Video Production I)||3|
|FILMST/FMST||0610/0850||Digital Effects 1 (Digital Effects and Compositing)||3|
|FILMST/FMST||1600/1846||Filmmaking 3: Story to Screen (Video Production II)||3|
Please Note: Requirements are subject to change. Check with an academic advisor before registering.