Digital Media

Certificate

Develop a new perspective

Take your career to the next level with the Certificate in Digital Media program at Lynn University. Work on creative projects and enhance your education and salary with this graduate-level certification.

As a digital media student at Lynn, you’ll study with expert professors and enhance your portfolio by using the advanced techniques learned from this digital media certification program. Instead of following a full course schedule, you’ll take only the courses required for the certificate. And if you ever decide to further your degree, the credits earned in this digital media program can be used toward the M.S. in Communication and Media. And with iLynn’s convenient online learning program, you can take classes online, on campus in the evening or a combination of both.

What you’ll learn through the digital media certification program

  • Advanced theories, concepts and practices of digital media 
  • Digital photography, motion graphics and storytelling 
  • Imagemaking and 3-D animation

Curriculum & requirements

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Estimated tuition per credit

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Digital media certification curriculum

In this digital media certification program, you’ll study all the foundations of digital media to help enhance your skills. Courses will include a graduate-level digital media practicum and creative project seminars. This program can be completed entirely online. Graduates must complete a total of 19 credits.

Course preview

GVC 530 Aesthetics of Digital Photography
Examine photographic aesthetics, illustrative tenets, professional practices, photojournalism and the potential of visual storytelling. Study contemporary issues in digital photography. Learn sophisticated digital image manipulation, digital camera use, studio and natural lighting, and visual interpretation. 

GVC 570 Digital Storytelling
Track a fictitious or documentary digital production from the stages of preproduction through post-production editing. Examine the history, role and working practice of documentary, narrative or abstract digital filmmaking. Prepare scripts, film and edit footage, and study and practice storytelling techniques derived from visual theory. 

GVC 580 Animation and Motion Graphics
Explore traditional, experimental and digital animation as well as motion graphics techniques and styles. Examine the history and methodologies of past and contemporary animators. Learn how to integrate and manipulate typography, temporal, compositional, chromatic and formal elements as well as audio across a nonlinear timeline to generate content for video, interactive installations or websites.

Digital media jobs and careers

With your digital media certification, you will have the skills necessary to start a successful career in digital media or advance to the next level, including:

  • Digital media manager 
  • Digital creative specialist 
  • e-commerce content manager 
  • Digital content director 
  • Web/media designer

You may also choose to continue your degree with the M.S. in Communication and Media program, and become eligible for high-level roles, including: 

  •  Art director 
  • Web developer/designer 
  • Digital media manager 
  • Digital creative specialist 
  • Digital communications director 
  • e-commerce content manager 
  • Digital content director 
  • Digital media instructor
  • PR specialist 
  • Media specialist 

Credits from the certification in digital media can be used toward the M.S. in Communication and Media program. 

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