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Digital Media Certificate

Overview

Digital Media

  • 100%

    Online format
  • 5

    Courses
  • $600

    Cost Per Credit

The Digital Media Certificate focuses on digital storytelling, digital media analytics and the social media landscape that can help you advance your career in marketing or communications. These courses can also be used as a base to earn your MS in Communications if you decide to pursue a graduate degree at a later time.  

What you will learn:

  • Become a digital storyteller and create narratives for media campaigns in Advertising, Public Relations, and Integrated Marketing
  • How to influence audiences using mass communications and social media
  • Learn how to use social listening to understand the audiences sentiment and real-time events as they unfold 
  • Use digital analytics to predict outcomes and improve campaign successs
  • Find the best influencers and measure the impact of data in social media platforms
  • Visualize data to easily see trends and make recommendations to clients based on analysis of the relevant data  

Make an impact in the professional world

Digital Media is an in-demand field with an expected 6% growth in upcoming years. The Digital Media Certificate program will explore how to use data analytics in social, SEO and SEM.  Using a hands-on approach through case studies and interactive assignments, you'll be introduced to best social media practices, while acquiring the necessary skills for managing a social media platform and developing a strategic social media plan.

Courses

Curriculum consists of 3 required courses below and 2 electives. 

COM 733 - Social Media

Communication technology has changed rapidly over the past 20 years, with the key development being the emergence of social media. While social media has changed the ways in which we communicate worldwide, it has also drastically changed how organizations communicate with multiple stakeholders. It has opened up numerous new communication channels for companies to connect with current and potential audiences, and thus, the importance of social media's role is significant in both modern marketing efforts and branding. There is an irrefutable need for organizations to be able to utilize different social media platforms to both engage consumers and increase brand impact and influence. Through case studies, interactive assignments, and a social media project, this course will introduce students to best social media practices, while they acquire the necessary skills for managing a social media platform and developing a strategic social media plan.

COM734 - Digital Media Analytics

Leaders, analysts and managers across the communication industry have to grapple with the implications of ever-increasing volume of data and detail of information captured by many enterprises. Communication has flourished and enhanced the use of Data Analytics in that, news, PR campaigns and Advertising messages are currently now very data driven, and campaign strategies and evaluation of them are based on the analytics of that data. This course aims to introduce Data Analytics concepts to students. Students will examine and apply topics such as Analytics, Social Media, SEO and SEM through hands-on project based learning and teaching.

COM735 - Digital Storytelling

This course introduces students to the strategic use of digital storytelling to achieve professional communication goals in areas such as public relations, advertising and integrated marketing communications. Stories have always been powerful communication vehicles that transcend barriers and build memorable connections. With the exponential growth of digital communication channels, the ability to identify strategic stories and develop them for multiple media platforms is essential to engage and influence key stakeholders. Using case studies and primary sources, students will analyze content strategies for digital storytelling. They will examine communication practices and narrative techniques used to create compelling brand, organizational and social impact stories from images, audio, text and visual media. Students will also learn to identify and develop digital story ideas that align with professional and organizational communication objectives.

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Digital Media Certificate program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. 

The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  3. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.

Register

Materials should be addressed or emailed to:
Lasell University
The Office of Graduate Enrollment 
1844 Commonwealth Ave. 
Newton, MA 02466 
gradinfo@lasell.edu
617-243-2400