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Writing and Digital Communication

Writing and Digital Communication (Graduate Certificate)

Why Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Writing and Digital Communication at Agnes Scott College?

  • Master the art of writing at a school with a strong writing tradition
  • Develop expertise in digital media and emerging technologies
  • Advance your knowledge of visual literacy, digital citizenship, and communication ethics
  • Learn strategies for anticipating and leading change in a digital world
  • Work with accomplished faculty who are immersed in the fields of writing and communication
  • Connect with members of Atlanta's exceptionally vibrant, diverse media, corporate, and nonprofit communities
  • Choose to continue beyond the certificate to earn a master's degree from Agnes Scott
  • Prepare for a variety of careers that require advanced communications skills: digital strategy, public relations, digital journalism, marketing, strategy consulting, advertising, corporate communications, visual analysis, etc.

The Writing and Digital Communication graduate certificate program prepares students to be leaders in professional and public fields that require advanced digital communication with diverse global audiences.

Through a blend of innovative courses that focus on writing, communication, digital design, and accessibility, students learn how to use established and emerging technologies to convey information and to engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Classes meet Saturdays and evenings; some courses have an online component. Drawing on Agnes Scott’s strong tradition of teaching and valuing writing, the program emphasizes writing in its core curriculum and in an array of electives. Guest speakers and mentors from Atlanta’s extensive digital media, nonprofit and corporate communities and as well as internships and job shadowing opportunities bring relevant professional connections to the program.

Students completing the Writing and Digital Communication Graduate Certificate program will be prepared for a variety of careers that require advanced communication skills, such as digital strategy, public relations, digital journalism, marketing, strategy consulting, advertising, publishing, corporate communications, visual analysis, etc.

6 courses (18credit hours)*

4 core courses
2 electives

*Credits earned in the Graduate Certificate can apply toward the MA degree in Writing and Digital Communication

Core Courses

Writing and Digital Communication I: Web Writing and Editing
Writing and Digital Communication II: Developing Content for Social Media
Critical Communication
Visual Thinking, Digital Design
Digital Portfolio Design

Electives

Technologies of Social Movements and Change
Emerging Media
Creative Writing in the Digital Age
Grant and Proposal Writing
Digital Storytelling
Transmedia
Project Management
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