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Media Tools for Professional Communication

Media Tools for Professional Communication

Gain basic experience in creating short-form media regardless of your experience level. This certificate covers modern platforms for storytelling, from podcasting to animation to video production. Develop and employ digital media skills to communicate your personal and professional brand.

You can earn this certificate as a stand-alone credential or combine it with other coursework to pursue an online master of communication degree.

course schedule
per credit hour for Ohio residents

Who should apply?

This certificate is ideal for professionals who are looking to broaden their communication skillset. Specific positions might include:

  • Small business owners
  • Non-profit workers
  • Teachers

OHIO Online Incentive Scholarships are available to OHIO alumni, as well as employees of our 50+ corporate partners, military active duty, and veterans. The 15% scholarship applies to instructional, program, and non-resident fees.

Required Courses

Courses will run for seven weeks online to accommodate professionals who cannot commit to a full semester. The courses are four credit hours each and do not need to be taken in sequence.

  • MDIA 5705: Writing and Producing the Non-Fiction Podcast Series - Explore the process of writing, pre-producing, creating, and distributing a multi-episodic podcast series for client-based non-fiction projects.
  • COMM 5510: Short Form Video for Professional Communication - Learn about the creation of short form video as a method for communication in professional industries. Examine tools and technologies, content production and distribution strategies. Consumer platforms are employed to ensure flexible production practices.
  • COMM 5520: Motion Graphics Elements for Professional Communication - An introduction to asset design and motion graphics, this course teaches graphic design principles for the ideation, development and production of motion graphics. You'll also learn best practices for dynamic, thoughtful and appropriate communication and design solutions.

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Note that course offerings vary by term. To ensure that you complete the certificate in your desired timeline, contact program advisor Laura Costa dos Santos to create a certificate plan.

Here to Help

Laura Costa dos Santos

Laura Costa dos Santos, program advisor in the Scripps College of Communication, can assist you with the application process. You can reach out to Laura any time with questions. We look forward to hearing from you!