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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 22, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Digital Media Certificate

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Businesses and media organizations today must create, produce, and manage content for multiple platforms, from print and broadcast to online. Whether you’re an emerging media professional or work in the marketing or communications department of a business or nonprofit organization, you can benefit from training in digital media.  

The 18-credit intedisciplinary Digital Media certificate program offered by CGS introduces you to the power of multimedia content-written, audio, and visual-and how it can be used to communicate with and persuade audiences. You’ll choose from a variety of courses in communications, arts, English, film studies, psychology, and political science.

This certificate can be completed as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with another degree at the University of Pittsburgh.

Who should participate:

  • Professionals operating in multimedia environments
  • Individuals responsible for e-commerce efforts
  • People interested in producing content for online publications and sites, films, documentaries, etc.
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Educators

Upon completion of this certificate, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how concepts, design, and technology work together to communicate with mass audiences
  • Design, create, and manipulate digital communication vehicles
  • Understand the importance of visual and textual communication in maintaining organizational success
  • Produce engaging interactive programs, such as for training or sales purposes

This certificate is applicable to such fields as interactive online training; electronic catalogs; DVDs for sales, marketing, or training purposes; multimedia businesses; and general e-commerce.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet requirements for admission to the College of General Studies. A certificate application form must be completed and submitted online to the College of General Studies.

Obtaining the Certificate

To receive the certificate, you must fill out an online graduation application through the Pitt Portal prior to completing your last term in the program. Visit Graduation / Diplomas on the Registrar’s website for the instructions and check the  Graduating with a CGS degree/ certificate website for the submission deadline.  Contact a CGS advisor to confirm that all requirements for the certificate have been met. To avoid a late fee, you should complete this process when registering for the term. 


Curriculum (18 credits)

  • The digital media certificate requires 18 credits, including nine (9) credits of core classes and nine (9) elective credits.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0) or better for all courses required for the program.
  • Credits earned at other accredited educational institutions may be eligible for transfer. However, a minimum of nince (9) credits must be earned at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Electives (9 credits)

Choose three of the courses listed below.


Requirements subject to change. Check with an academic advisor before registering.

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