Wayne State University

Communication and New Media

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The Graduate Certificate in Communication and New Media emphasizes theory, production and application of new media technology. The program reflects developments in communication, computer and telecommunications technologies. All courses are available in an online format.

The certificate allows maximum six credits to count toward both the certificate and a relevant MA in the department when a student is enrolled in both the certificate and M.A. programs concurrently. Transfer of credit from other institutions may not be applied toward the credits required for the certificate.

Two required courses:

COM 5280: New Media Practices (3 cr)
COM 6270: New Media Theory (3 cr)

Two courses from the following (minimum 6 credits):

COM 5500: Web Design for News Content (3 cr)
COM 6220: Dispute Resolution and Communication Technology (3 cr)
COM 6530: Audience Measurement and Survey Techniques (3 cr)
COM 6560: Journalism and New Media (3 cr)
COM 7330: Advanced Desktop Publishing (3 cr)
COM 6680: Individual Projects (1 -3 credits, as approved by adviser)
IT 7130: Facilitation of Online and Face-to-Face Learning (3 cr)
IT 7180: Message Design and Display (4 cr)
IT 7210: Foundations of Distance Education (4 cr)