Digital Media Certificate

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.

 

The CGS Difference

This certificate can be pursued as a standalone program or in conjunction with the completion of another degree at Pitt.

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.
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Educators

Program Expectations

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

Credit Requirements

  • The digital media certificate requires 18 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.
  • Credits earned at other accredited educational institutions may be eligible for transfer. However, a minimum of nine credits must be earned at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Required Courses: (9 credits)

Complete three courses from the following list.

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Format: F2F and Web
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Format: F2F and Web
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Format: Web
Or
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0130

Electives: (9 credits)

Choose three courses from the list of approved electives.

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Format: Web
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Format: F2F and Web
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0120
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 1275
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 1410
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Note: Cross-listed with HAA 1820 and FMST 1540
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 1525
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Film production courses:

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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0800
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0802
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0805
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0830
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0826
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0835
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0845
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 0850
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 1885
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 1860 and ENGWRT 1132
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Note: Cross-listed with FMST 1846

Important

As you plan your certificate coursework, please make sure to review the CGS Course Overlap policy for information on how many courses can be double-counted if a student elects to pursue a CGS certificate in combination with other CGS and non-CGS majors, minors, and certificates. If you have questions, please contact your CGS advisor or CGS Advising at CGSAdv@pitt.edu.

Note: Requirements are subject to change. Check with an academic advisor before registering.