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Program Overview


Learn the skills, concepts, and strategies needed for digital storytelling across digital and online media platforms with the Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Journalism (GC-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 GC-Multimedia Journalism is a 12-credit graduate program that can be completed in as little as nine months of continuous study while minimally disrupting personal and professional life. Designed for professional communicators, the program focuses on the skills and concepts needed for digital storytelling across media platforms, particularly the Internet and mobile devices. The GC-Multimedia Journalism combines practical training in video, audio, photography, blogging, and interactive web publishing with the critical application of journalism’s honored principles.

The GC-Multimedia Journalism features both in-person and online learning. Seminar-style, in-person classes meet 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. UMD’s online learning environment delivers online content through easy-to-use web-based technology that enables learning in an engaging, interactive environment. Instruction is provided by university faculty and experts in the field. The program uses the semester academic calendar with classes held in fall and spring semester (16 weeks each).

Academic Program Director Contact Information

The GC-Multimedia Journalism is offered through the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism. Focusing particularly on the Internet and mobile devices, the program helps you stay current with trends and software, building skills that are in demand in news organizations, businesses and non-profit organizations. Students with specific academic questions may contact:

Senior Lecturer Christine D. Harvey
Phillip Merrill College of Journalism
1100A John S. and James L. Knight Hall
7765 Alumni Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-7111

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