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New Media Communication Certificate

  • Media Production Concentration (NMPR)
  • Media Post-Production Concentration (NMPP)
  • Media Studies Concentration (NMST)
  • Media Communication Concentration (NMCM)

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, co-requisites and/or testing.


Each four-track concentration allows students to focus their studies, preparing them for communication/media careers as well as for baccalaureate degree programs.

Certificate Track Options from CCRI Catalog

Certificate Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this certificate, the student should be able to:

All Concentrations:

  • Demonstrate video and audio pre-production, production, and post-production skills.
  • Discuss the history and forms of mass media, its use and impact on society, corporations, and government.
  • Create visual stories utilizing image composition, sequencing, titling, and effects.

Media Production Concentration:

  • Operate studio cameras, switchers, and field equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform each production crew position.
  • Write and defend a production proposal.
  • Demonstrate nonlinear video editing.

Media Post-Production Concentration:

  • Demonstrate nonlinear video and audio editing.
  • Produce motion graphics for a video production.
  • Show ability to troubleshoot and correct visual and audio deficiencies.
  • Cut and enhance a sequence that supports a story.

Media Studies Concentration:

  • Summarize the major stages of media development.
  • Delineate the social, cultural, and historical contexts of media in society.
  • Compare and contrast events in film history genres.
  • Write critical analysis of films.

Media Communications Concentration:

  • Develop story ideas.
  • Compose a story for particular media platform.
  • Demonstrate writing and speaking competencies by producing written content for media and through presentations.
  • Produce and distribute content for social media.

Suggested Additional Studies:

  • COMI 1770: Web Development (All Concentrations), 3 credits
  • LIBA 1010: Cooperative Work Experience (All Concentrations), 4 credits
  • MUSIC 1112: Intro. to Digital Audio Editing (Media Post-Production), 3 credits
  • ITAL 1900: The Italian Heritage (Media Studies), 3 credits
  • BUSN 1020: Marketing Communication (Media Communication), 3 credits

Note: Students in our program have access to state-of-the-art equipment, including:

  • 4K Professional Camcorders
  • Tripod Camera Supports
  • Shotgun and Lavalier Microphones
  • Wireless Microphones
  • LED and Tungsten Lighting Kits
  • Cables and Extensions
  • Soundstage
  • HD 3-Camera TV Studio and Control Room
  • Set Furniture
  • Lighting Control
  • Green Screen
  • Multiple Backgrounds
  • Non-Linear Editing stations (Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere)
  • Video Hard Drives