During this period of dynamic change in traditional print and broadcast media, it is absolutely essential that anyone interested in pursuing a career in media have a fundamental grasp of how the Internet, social media and technology is changing the way we gather, report, write, distribute news and information.
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Even in public relations and advertising, professionals must be fully versed in how best to reach traditional and emerging audiences in innovative ways.
This 18-hour interdisciplinary academic certificate with the College of Information provides students and professionals written, visual and technical competencies required to successfully communicate in the modern online and information-oriented environments.
To enroll in the Mayborn Graduate Institute’s 18-hour Graduate Certificate in Interactive and Virtual Digital Communications, candidates will apply to UNT through the Toulouse Graduate School website and will send official transcripts demonstrating completion of a bachelor’s degree. The Graduate Record Examination is not required. Departmental admission requirements include a resume and a statement of purpose (how this certificate will help you with your career goals). Please submit these documents to Julie Buchanan in the Mayborn Graduate Institute (MaybornGraduateInstitute@unt.edu). Once admitted, students registering in SLIS courses must seek department approval to take their courses by filling out an advising form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For questions regarding CECS courses, contact Scott.Warren@unt.edu or Greg.Jones@unt.edu. Call 940-565-4564 for information.
Choose from the required courses listed below (18 hours):
JOUR 5510 Internet and Interactive Communication Strategy (formerly Direct Response)
JOUR 5500 Integrated Communications
JOUR 5320 New Technologies of Mass Communication
SLIS 5040 Information Behavior
SLIS 5615 Electronic Databases and Information Services
CECS 5200 New Technologies of Instruction
CECS 5260 Computer Graphics for Mediated Communications
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