Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate program in Digital Media and Culture explores the shifting nature of scholarly expression, pedagogical practice and research in the 21st century, combining seminars with hands-on, lab-based workshops in order to facilitate sophisticated critical thinking and practice in and through multimedia.

The program provides participants with a sophisticated conceptual framework for considering the emerging landscape of scholarship in the digital age, as well as a broad overview of contemporary scholarly multimedia as it intersects with media art, information design, interactive media and communication studies.

The certificate is open to graduate students interested in emerging modes of creative, networked and media-rich scholarship, with no previous media production experience assumed. Students earn the certificate in Digital Media and Culture by completing a minimum of 12 units of required coursework.



Media Platforms and Critical Making

  • Interactivity and nonlinear argument
  • Image optimization and asset management
  • Algorithmic research methods
  • Information Visualization

Pedagogical and Professional Approaches

  • Critical literacy and teaching philosophy
  • Statement of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Statement of research methods
  • Syllabus design and development
  • Rubrics and assignment design

Emergent Genres and Critical Themes

  • Media Activism
  • Project Documentation
  • Remix Culture
  • Design Fiction
  • Worldbuilding
  • Human-Computer Interaction