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Certificate in Multimedia Journalism

Certificate in Multimedia Journalism (15 credits)

For post-graduate working professionals, this certificate program retrains newspaper, magazine and broadcast journalists in the region to be contemporary multimedia journalists. This 15-credit program equips working professionals with a flexible skill set and a solid knowledge about how to work with digital and online media platforms.

You will learn how to combine the stories they report and write with images, video and sound to create engaging journalistic pieces in an interactive, digital environment. Multimedia-specific courses give you the opportunity to:

  • Design and build websites, becoming fluent in the latest versions of HTML and CSS
  • Be introduced to JavaScript and PHP programming languages
  • Create multimedia projects using broad-based digital skills that include software such as InDesign, Fireworks, Photoshop, Notepad++, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Sony Movie Studio and Audacity
  • Learn how to shoot video and capture audio with college-supplied camcorders and audio recorders
  • Gain practical experience through class projects, practicums and internships

Program Requirements

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to learn more about the journalism and public relations programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Jonathan Slater, Chair
Office: Ward Hall 241
Phone: 518-564-2284
Fax: 518-564-2349
Email: [email protected]