Communication (COMM)

Certificate in New Media Communication (CERT_NMCC)

Student The New Media Communication certificate offers practical training in the foundational skills of video, audio and media production; critical studies; writing and rhetoric. Whether creating content for traditional or new media platforms, students will gain an understanding of how to craft and communicate a message from pre-production through post-production. Through their participation, students will be prepared to enter various communication and media disciplines as videographers, producers, directors, writers and editors in the following industries: television, radio, new media journalism, the Web and social media management. Students also will develop a solid foundation that prepares them to enter four-year degree programs where they can further refine and develop their talents and skills.

Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
  • Media Production concentration
    • First semester: COMM 1000, 1050
    • Second semester: COMM 2100, 2200, 2300
  • Media Post-Production concentration
    • First semester: COMM 1000, 1050
    • Second semester: COMM 2300, 2350, 2400
  • Media Studies concentration
    • First semester: COMM 1000; ENGL 1210
    • Second semester: COMM 1050, 2050; ENGL 2210
  • Media Communication concentration
    • First semester: COMM 1000, 1050
    • Second semester: COMM 1100, 1400, 2000
Core Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 1000 Foundations in Video and Audio Production   4
COMM 1050 Mass Media Foundations   3
One Concentration Select one track from the list below and complete requirements for a total of 16 credits.   9

Total Core Requirements Credits 16

CONCENTRATION OPTIONS

Choose one to complete core requirements.

Media Production
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 2100 Studio Production   3
COMM 2200 Documentary Production   3
COMM 2300 Video and Media Editing   3

Total Media Production Credits 9

Media Post-Production
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 2300 Video and Media Editing   3
COMM 2350 Motion Graphics Media Communication   3
COMM 2400 Production and Distribution Fundamentals   3

Total Media Post-Production Credits 9

Media Studies
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 2050 Media and Broadcast History   3
ENGL 1210 Introduction to Film   3
ENGL 2210 Special Topics in Film   3

Total Media Studies Credits 9

Media Communication
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 1100 Public Speaking   3
COMM 1400 Social Media Communication   3
COMM 2000 Media Writing   3

Total Media Communication Credits 9

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Most students in the New Media Communication certificate program attend classes part time. Therefore, the time to complete this certificate would be two semesters (or 12 months). For more information about the number of CCRI graduates in this program and other important gainful employment information, please visit www.ccri.edu/acadaffairs/gainful-employment/ahss/newmedia.html

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Last Updated: 2/13/19