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Multimedia Journalism (Z071)   

Program Title and Classification

Multimedia Journalism

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Journalism


The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Multimedia Journalism teaches the skills most in demand today for communication professionals in news organizations, nonprofits, and business. Multimedia Journalism blends practical training in video, audio, photography, blogging, and interactive Web publishing with the critical application of editorial, ethical and legal principles in digital media contexts.


Multimedia Journalism is designed for professional journalists and communicators to learn the skills and concepts needed for digital storytelling across media platforms, particularly the Internet and mobile devices. The program offers updated skills to professionals in a field where technology and software are changing so rapidly that it is hard for anyone to stay current. Topics include Multimedia Journalism, Online Journalism, Mobile Journalism, and New Media Entrepreneurship.

Multimedia Journalism is a 12-credit graduate certificate that targets working professionals. Classes meet in the fall and spring semesters and are timed to meet professional work schedules. Completion of all four courses provides media professionals with a thorough understanding of digital communication and entrepreneurship, including the fundamentals of Web publishing, social networking and online community building.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • CV/Resume

UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international students to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in this program. International students who currently reside in the U.S. on existing visas may apply. Eligible international students have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). For additional requirements, please see:

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
26 July1 Dec
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
1 Mar29 Sep

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

12 credits required

JOUR 623: Mobile Journalism (3 credits)

JOUR 455: Media Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

JOUR 604: Introduction to Multimedia Skills for Graduate Certificate Programs (3 credits)

JOUR 652: Interactive Design and Development (3 credits)





Office of Extended Studies

0132 Main Administration Building

MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-7762


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