Meredith College has approved a new post-baccalaureate certificate program in digital communication. Enrollment is open now.
Digital communication is a growing field encompassing videography, image manipulation, professional writing, social media management, and web design. Meredith will be the only Triangle institution offering a digital communication certificate that provides face-to-face instruction. The program will emphasize skill development through work with real world clients and hands-on content production opportunities. Late afternoon scheduling options and online elective choices will be available.
The new 16-credit, interdisciplinary program of study will prepare women and men who hold four-year degrees in any major for careers in the growing field of digital communication. The certificate program will be housed in Meredith’s School of Arts and Humanities.
The Digital Communication certificate will give students a combination of creative and technical skills that will allow them to take advantage of growing opportunities in positions that require digital communication competency.
“Businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions rely heavily on social media, video production, websites, and other types of media to promote their goods and services to potential clients and customers,” said Alan Buck, program director. “As a result, employers actively seek out job applicants who have developed skills in digital communication.”
The core courses are Introduction to Digital Communication, Computer Literacy for Design, Professional Writing, Digital Media Convergence, and a one-credit Digital Communication Portfolio class. Students will choose three elective credits from options in digital photography, data analysis, social media marketing, geographic information systems, and web design.
“The certificate draws on the strengths of numerous programs at Meredith within the School of Arts and Humanities as well as in business, computer science, and geoscience,” said Sarah Roth, dean of Meredith’s School of Arts and Humanities. “Together, these programs teach the diverse skills individuals need to succeed in positions requiring competency in digital communication.”
Another example of Meredith’s investment in the growing field of communication is the recent approval of a new academic building for the department, along with the Exercise and Sports Science program.
Prospective students who are interested in learning more about the new digital communication certificate program may contact Alan Buck, digital communication program director, at (919) 760-2393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.