The graduate certificate in digital media consists of 18 credits of graduate course work that comprise theories, concepts and practices of digital media. The required courses correspond to courses in the Digital Media specialization in the M.S. in communication and media. Students enrolled in the media studies and practice specialization in the M.S. in communication and media program or who have completed the latter are eligible to enroll in the graduate certificate in digital media program. Students who hold master’s degrees in other academic areas and/or students who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution must meet the graduate admission standards for the M.S. in communication and media. Following successful completion of 18 credits in the digital media specialization, students are required to submit two copies of a digital portfolio composed of course assignments in GVC courses for review by a committee of three members of the college faculty.