Media Tools for Professional Communication Certificate - CTMTCG
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Delivery Mode: Online, Hybrid
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking, non-degree status
The Media Tools for Professional Communication Certificate is designed to help develop nonmedia professional gain basic experience in creating short-form media. Professionals in a variety of fields including small business owners, non-profit workers, and teachers will gain foundational experience in podcasting, animation, and video with a focus on short form storytelling. This certificate will enable professionals to employ digital media skills to communicate their personal and professional brand.
This certificate consists of three courses, MDIA 5705 Writing and Producing the NonFiction Podcast Series, COMM 5510 Short Form Video for Professional Communication, and COMM 5520 Motion Graphics Elements for Professional Communication, totaling 12 credit hours. Courses will run for 7 weeks online to accommodate professionals who cannot commit to a full semester. The courses do not need to be taken in sequence.
Certificate Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
Students will be able to describe and apply media production tools and technologies appropriate for their industries.
Students will be able to apply basic production principles to the ideation and development of short-form media.
Students will be able to analyze, design and create industry distribution strategies based upon current trends and professional practices.
Students will be able to apply storytelling principles to short form media appropriate to their professional practice.
Opportunities upon Completion:
This certificate can be combined with other credentials to prepare students for a variety of careers involving work with diverse populations, including but not limited to:
- Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations
- Human Resources
- Social services
- Law enforcement
In addition, the Media Tools for Professional Communication graduate certificate can contribute to career development for students needing to build production skills whether for a current job, a prospective career change or to enhance complementary graduate programs.
Certificate Relationship to Parent Degree Program
The parent program for this certificate is the Master of Communication (MC 5385). Neither enrollment in nor completion of the Master of Communication degree is required to complete this certificate. However, completing the certificate fulfills 12 of the required elective hours for the Master of Communication degree. Students admitted to this certificate may also seek admission to the Master of Communication degree and/or other certificates.
- Crisis Communication (CTCCOM)
- Digital Media Transformation & Innovation (CTCMTI)
- Interacting with Media for Non-Journalists (CTIMNJ)1
- Interacting with Media for STEM Professionals and Researchers (CTISPR)1
- Strategic Communication Management (CTSCOG)
1a student may only receive credit for one Interacting with Media certificate
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/scripps-college/online/graduate-certificates
Athens, OH 45701-2979
No additional requirements beyond Ohio University graduate admission requirements.
An I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.
This certificate consists of the three courses (12 hours) listed. Courses will run for 7 weeks online to accommodate professionals who cannot commit to a full semester. The courses do not need to be taken in sequence.