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The graduate certificate in Digital Communication provides both continuing education for professionals in communication fields such as advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations, and also skills training in contemporary digital technology for communication professionals. This six course (24 credit hour) interdisciplinary certificate will help students understand how digital technology has affected communication practices across a range of subjects and disciplines, develop new technological practices that reflect changes in the field across a range of communication subjects, identify ethical perspectives and evaluate the ethical dimensions of digital technology and practice, and evaluate professional-level communication skills and technological practices in order to become better communicators in digital environments.
|CMNS 570||INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CMN||4|
|Select three digital technology focused courses among offerings in Journalism (JOUR), Media and Cinema Studies (MCS), and Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD). Pre-approved courses include:||12|
|REPORTING FOR CONVERGED NEWSROOMS|
|MULTIMEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION|
|MULTI-PLATFORM NEWS EDITING|
|ONLINE NEWS BUREAU|
|JOURNALISM BY NUMBERS|
|JOURNALISM & FREEDOM OF INFORMATION|
|FROM FRANKLIN TO THE INTERNET: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM|
|MASS COMMUNICATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE|
|SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS|
|TOPICS IN MEDIA STUDIES 1|
|NEW MEDIA AND CULTURE|
|FANDOM AND ACTIVE AUDIENCES|
|DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS & ADVERTISING 1|
|Select one Digital Media Arts (DMA) course from the College of Computing and Digital Media's School of Design. Pre-approved courses include:||4|
|STILL IMAGE WORKSHOP|
|MOVING IMAGE WORKSHOP|
|WEB/MEDIA DELIVERY WORKSHOP|
|FOUNDATION OF DIGITAL MEDIA|
|CREATIVE PROCESS AND STRATEGY|
|Select one additional elective course from the digital technology focused courses in JOUR, MCS or PRAD, DMA courses in the School of Design, or pre-approved courses in allied fields.2 Pre-approved allied field courses include:||4|
|TOPICS IN PUBLISHING|
|WRITING FOR THE WEB|
|TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL AND DIGITAL WRITING|
|WRITING ACROSS MEDIA|
Topics must be approved by graduate program director.
With prior approval of the graduate program director, the additional elective course may come from other areas within the College of Communication, the College of Computing and Digital Media, or from relevant areas in other colleges at DePaul.