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Certificate in Media Arts

An 18-credit (six-course) certificate in Media Arts and Technology is for professionals who want to keep current in the fast-changing sphere of multimedia and web technologies.

The Media Arts and Technology Certificate allows students to build a focused program of study. Certificate students may concentrate in Media Management, Digital Media, and Web Design and Development.

Students concentrating in Digital Media must take:

  • JMA 501 - Introduction to Multimedia Technology
  • JMA 522 - Visual Design and Layout
  • Four additional JMA graduate courses selected after consultation with the Graduate Director.

Students concentrating in Media Management must take:

  • JMA 501 - Introduction to Multimedia Technology
  • JMA 517 - Critical Studies in Mass Media
  • JMA 541 - Media Writing
  • JMA 568 - Media Management
  • One of the following courses:
    • JMA 565 - Media Law & Intellectual Property OR
    • JMA 567 - Media Research Methods OR
    • JMA 582 - Media Management Ethics
  • One additional JMA graduate course selected after consultation with the Graduate Director.

Students concentrating in Web Design and Development must take:

  • JMA 545 - Web Interface Design
  • JMA 572 - Client-Side Scripting 1
  • JMA 574 - Web Design
  • JMA 575 - Database for Web Development
  • Two additional JMA graduate courses selected after consultation with the Graduate Director.

Admission Requirements for the Media Arts and Technology Certificate

You must submit to the department:

  • Your application transcripts
  • Examples of electronic portfolios (URL or CD) or hard copy portfolio.
  • A self-nomination letter
    • In your self-nomination letter, you should address these issues:
    • Your reasons for pursuing a Certificate in Media Arts and Technology
    • How you would contribute to such a program
    • A description of how your interests, activities, and work relate to the program

Transferring to the Master's Degree

  • Courses may be transferred to the Master's program provided the request is made prior to your last course.
  • At that time, you must submit your GRE scores and provide three letters of reference. You should take your GRE exams during your first year to ensure they arrive in a timely manner.