Multimedia Journalism

Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Journalism

Learn the skills, concepts, and strategies needed for digital storytelling across digital and online media platforms with the Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Journalism. With the continual expansion of the connected world, the key to navigating this landscape is not only understanding the tools of storytelling, but applying journalism’s time-tested editorial, ethical and legal principles to digital media contexts. Gain the knowledge and insights to apply your new skill set immediately to your profession.

The Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Journalism (GC-Multimedia Journalism) is a 12-credit program designed for professional communicators to learn the skills and concepts needed for digital storytelling across media platforms, particularly the Internet and mobile devices. The program combines practical training in video, audio, photography, blogging, and interactive web publishing with the critical application of journalism’s honored principles. Focusing particularly on the Internet and mobile devices, GC-Multimedia Journalism helps you stay current with trends and software, building skills that are in demand in news organizations, businesses and non-profit organizations. Topics include Multimedia Journalism, Online Journalism, Mobile Journalism and New Media Entrepreneurship.

GC-Multimedia Journalism is offered by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism with instruction provided by UMD faculty and experts in the field. The program features both seminar-style, face to face and online learning using the semester academic calendar: fall and spring semester (16 weeks each). Face-to-face classes meet Saturdays at the College Park campus, in Knight Hall, a high-tech building that combines classrooms, multimedia labs, offices, and professional journalism centers in an inviting, open space. Online classes meet using a synchronous format and UMD’s online learning environment delivers online content through easy to use web-based technology that enables learning in an engaging, interactive environment. The program can be completed in as little as nine months while minimally disrupting personal and professional life.

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