Digital and Media Literacy Certificate

Digital and Media Literacy Certificate

Today’s digital media industry is an exciting place to be! Participants create a wide range of multimedia forms, from social media to marketing, as they make the most of new technologies.

UW-Parkside’s Digital and Media Literacy Certificate provides you with an opportunity to enhance your “knowledge-ability” for accessing, analyzing, interpreting, critically questioning, and creating a variety of media texts. This interdisciplinary certificate is designed to enhance workplace and community-based participation in the digital media industry.

You’ll take 3 core classes – Media and Society, Children and the Media, and Gender, Race, Class and Sexualities in the Media – for a total of 9 credits. Then you’ll choose 6 credits worth of elective courses so you can pursue additional class work, an internship or special topics within communication. Cap it all off with the 1-credit Digital and Media Literacy Project and the development of an e-portfolio to showcase all of your excellent production work!

See what possibilities lie ahead for you in the digital media industry!

Real Opportunities
Digital and Media Literacy students have plentiful opportunities for hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom. Electives allow you to explore contemporary media industries, popular music, integrated marketing, social media or other specialized topics that you work out with your instructors.

You can also work for WIPZ, Parkside’s campus radio station. If print communication is your thing, consider contributing to the Rangers News student newspaper. Plus, you can work with many other student organizations in a communication capacity, whether it’s overseeing social media efforts, serving in a public relations role or helping varied personalities work together to solve real-world problems.

Amazing Results
Maybe you don’t have time to engage in a full-credit major at this point in your career. Or perhaps you’re interested in dipping your toe into the communication field to see if it’s for you. Our Digital and Media Literacy Certificate allows you to specialize while only committing to 16 credits of class and practical work.
Contact Information
Contact Info

Theresa Castor, Department Chair
Phone: (262) 595-2252

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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