Multimedia Journalism (Z071)
Graduate Certificate Program
The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Multimedia Journalism teaches the skills most in demand today for communications professionals in news organizations, nonprofits and business. Multimedia Journalism blends practical training in digital storytelling with the critical application of editorial, ethical and legal principles.
Multimedia Journalism is designed for professional journalists and communicators to learn the skills and concepts needed for nonfiction storytelling across media platforms, including social and web. The program offers updated skills to professionals in a field in which technology is rapidly changing. Students learn to shoot and edit photos and video; create interactive, responsive web pages using html and css; report, write and upload stories from the field using mobile devices; and research and pitch ideas for new digital media businesses.
The 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate targets working professionals. Classes meet on Saturdays in the fall and spring semesters and may be taken one or two at a time.
If you are seeking a master’s degree to provide you with the fundamentals of journalism for a professional career, please see the Journalism (JOMJ) degree. If you are an experienced journalist looking for a research-focused master’s degree, go to Journalism (JOUR); If you’re looking for a Ph.D. program, go to Journalism (JOST).
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Chris Harvey, Program Director
Serap Rada, Graduate Coordinator
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international students to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in this program. International students who currently reside in the U.S. on existing visas may apply. Eligible international students have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). For additional requirements, please see: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/graduate-certificate-multimedia-journalism/apply#International
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
|Type of Applicant||Fall Deadline||Spring Deadline|
|US Citizens and Permanent Residents||26 July||30 Nov|
|F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants||1 Mar||28 Sep|
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://ter.ps/oesjour